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    What is the general impression on the forum of CO2 as a rifle propellant?
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    Alright for plinking, pretty much too low power/inconsistent(in .177) for anything else at further ranges.
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    fun gun and that's about it.
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    Picked up a new Hammerli 850 Airmagnum for just under R2400. Can see the pellet dropping like a stone at about 50 metres. Ofcourse I don't know how long the cannister has been init or how many shots were fired in the shop. The plan is to change it to PCP and to replace the awful trigger. It is the first time I have ever felt a trigger flex under my finger. Once it is shooting like an airrifle, a decent stock from James should create a rather pleasant "weapon of minor destruction". Looking forward to the project now that the Weirauch is virtualy sorted.
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    CO2 = very expensive.
    Few shots per canister = high in price.
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    suppose it depends what you have.. QB79. 9ounce refillable CO2. R9 to fill and 500-600 shots per fill if youhavent made her breath then that drops to maybe 150 or so I think
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    I refill my 88g CO2 capsules for next to nothing. Here I pay 6.50 euro for the capsules when I buy bulk. Refill them for 35 cents.
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    If you don't mind the low power and extra costs for the CO2 canisters it is not to bad for shooting in your own yard. Its the cheapest no recoil option out there.
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    I owned the Gamo Extreem co2 which was probably the worst gun I have owned, inconsistent, shoot a lot and the co2 freezes and gun wont shoot, a lot of k*k.
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    Yes can agree to that. They are expensive top shoot etc. But my Crosman 1740 is so nice for what it is. I can't complain about its accuracy and if you shoot just in your garden with it, it is more than good enough. You can't even start to compare it to a pcp pistol but its very good for the price.
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    Well, the 850 airmagnum .22 FAC is NOT a gamo. I have whacked a penlight battery to hell at 30 meters with a ts-18 pellet.
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    My QB78 with it's 20Oz paintball bottle, remote coil and bulk fill adaptor is good for about 1200 pellets before a R30 refill.
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