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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:25 pm
Both my youngest grandson and his half brother (10 years old) own Red Ryder BB Guns. So really they are both veterans.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:27 pm
I was very surprised how accurate the Daisy 75 anniv. Red Ryder is!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:31 pm
My youngest grandson is 6'2" and still the Red Ryder fits pretty good and he is an excellent shot with it. We did pretty much start shooting at 10 to 18 meters. At 5 meters the Red Ryder is incredibly easy to hit pretty much right where you want to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:31 pm
You did good with the pics. Curious.....why are all shooters triggering with grip fingers outside the finger lever? There is firmer control and natural finger curl inside the lever.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:09 pm
They both have big hands. A Winchester 1894 they can fit. A Henry rifle, they can fit. I use my hand in the lever and almost think I'd want to add checkering for greater grip control. I fired 40 shots this afternoon on my own shoot and did not miss the target once shooting offhand. those images though are video and if I have problems with these still photos getting de-tuned, the video would be extreme. I did notice how they were gripping but the Red Ryder doesn't have much free board to slip the fingers in.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:13 pm
Checking to see if the range is clear. This is Leo my Maine Coon Cat X Persian. He is a REAL hunter. He will accompany in the woods for miles. In fact if I need to go somewhere I have to take my auto because if I leave the clearing on foot, he will follow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:34 pm
Okay, on settling the finger lever concern. Now, a cat that acts more like a dog. Unlike dogs, most cats couldn't care less where the parent goes. It's all about what's in the bowl and nap time.

Thanks some more for posting the pics.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:30 am
Out to start work at the farm. It is late @5:30am. A little earlier the coyotes were howling off in the distance. They do not venture over here often. Wonder why? This is the target I have been using most for the Red Ryder. 2" wide at the base.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:39 am
The loading gate detail photo and another of the Red Ryder. I have only the Daisy cardboard BB tubes at present as I read they were easier to load.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:09 am
The tubes are much easier to load. Just tilt and pore. The tube BBs might be prelubed. I don't target shoot the RR as often as I should. My target is the redhead scorpion. They are a nuisance.

Have five other vintage Daisy's that I shoot on occasion to keep the parts moving.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:46 am
I am going to slightly oil about forty BBs left in a cardboard tube to try your technique. We don't have scorpions or any poisonous snakes here at all. I would never have bought the BB Gun (and then our group ended up with about 8 of them) without your posts. I actually plan now on keeping one of these for my own use. I do think they are good for reinforcing some off hand shooting principles. Joe Murfin's book, Daisy It All Starts Here has some shooting tactics that the military used when it was using BB guns that I myself use when field shooting and in quick handling tactics in engaging targets.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:44 pm
I'm glad you grabbed the RR batch. You and your boys will enjoy them for many years. They are excellent bonding tools that are fun to share.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:24 pm
I was AMAZED by how fun they are to shoot. They are also good at enforcing good shooting techniques. I guess i might have been more questioning of putting the fingers in the lever, etc. With Leo ( the big cat) doing the first range sweep I was already in the "I'm a tourist" mode.

With bolt action rifles I tend to get quite "instructive" but again BB Guns are new to me. Amazing though how much fun they are. Also inexpensive.

In contrast I spent part of my last few days with fellow Native Americans who wanted to see a Native American tribute lever action rifle and that cause failed totally. Henry went to the "five leading families" and no agreements could be reached. Now maybe it will be an Wilderness Homestead model .22 lever action?

If it hadn't been for Red Ryder here on this forum I never would have owned or tried a BB Gun! His commentary and assistance are GREATLY appreciated!

I might even be a better iron sight shooter than I was drifting towards due to very little use of those in recent years. Although all of my military Expert Badges were iron sight shooting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:35 pm
A new Colt Peacemaker "Duke" CO2 BB revolver is now available from most air gun vendors.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:32 pm
2015 Winchester .45 CO2 model 11 BB by Daisy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:57 pm
I'm on show and tell roll.

The Colt Peacemaker is a fun gun. Best I have ever owned.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:44 pm
1946 Daisy Handbook.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:43 am
New Colt SAA engraved BB pistol available soon from several air gun vendors.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:22 am
Very Nice Collection Red !!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:23 pm
Thanks SHOOTER! Some are memories, some are mere playmates.
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