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Cost Of PCP #16433997 09/14/21
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So I looked into getting into the PCP game. By the time I purchased something like a .22 Benjamin Marauder for $640, a decent scope for $350 (arguably you would need one on any platform) and a decent 300 Bar compressor for $1,100, I might as well buy a .22 pistol or rifle with a suppressor and shoot 40 grain subsonic ammo with far superior terminal performance. Of course you have to wait forever for a suppressor, but the entry into PCP ain't like the old air rifle days; it's more of a commitment.

Am I sizing this up correctly? Are there any advantages over a suppressed .22?

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My neighbor gave me a Beeman chief pcp that needed repair. It's a $180 rifle .22 cal. I repaired it & bought a Chinese handpump for $50 & It's shooting 1/2 -3/4 groups at 30 yards. Maybe better with the right pellets. My point is, when you can find this rifle in stock your gonna pay $250 for a rifle & a pump. I put an old nikon on this one, but any scope you may have extra that holds zero should be sufficient depending on what your trying to do. After shooting this cheap pcp I'll never fool with a break barrel again. I've destroyed to many scopes already.

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Originally Posted by STRSWilson
So I looked into getting into the PCP game. By the time I purchased something like a .22 Benjamin Marauder for $640, a decent scope for $350 (arguably you would need one on any platform) and a decent 300 Bar compressor for $1,100, I might as well buy a .22 pistol or rifle with a suppressor and shoot 40 grain subsonic ammo with far superior terminal performance. Of course you have to wait forever for a suppressor, but the entry into PCP ain't like the old air rifle days; it's more of a commitment.

Am I sizing this up correctly? Are there any advantages over a suppressed .22?


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But if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, it's sorta legal... right? But I get your point.


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Ain't for the timid. That Rizinni BR 550 could have been had in 28 !


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Hmm 500 rounds of ammo IN STOCK for $20 vs out of stock 22 sub sonic for how much? Also no paper trail on Gun
No brainer here just wish I had found the pcp path yrs ago

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Originally Posted by IA_fog
Hmm 500 rounds of ammo IN STOCK for $20 vs out of stock 22 sub sonic for how much? Also no paper trail on Gun
No brainer here just wish I had found the pcp path yrs ago

Good point


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STRSWilson, I can send you an excellent condition, almost pristine, synthetic stock .22 Benjamin Marauder with a Hill MK3 hand pump to keep it charged for less than $500. I've even got a scope and rings I can make you a deal on also.
You will not need a suppressor for a Marauder.

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I bought a Air Venturi Avenger - $299
Hill MKV hand pump - $199
Hawke AirMax 3-9x40 scope - $220

Prices are up a bit since i got into it almost a year ago.

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They're definitely pricey to get into, but I know I'd never go back to a springer or NP after a PCP. The smoothness is well worth it if you're a high volume airgun shooter, imho. Probably not so much to someone just plinking a few shots here and there.

I do just wish there were still some multipump pneumatics on the market in bores bigger than 177 though. Benjamin still offers one, but that new synthetic stock is terrible for anyone who prefers sights over a scope.

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My three reasons that air rifles have a place in the rack.

Pellets won't fly as far as a subsonic .22 bullet because they lose stability faster. I shoot nuisance birds every weekend at a location that is safe with a shotgun or a pellet gun. I could not safely take those same shots with a suppressed .22 cal. Maximum distance of flight for a pellet is about 800 yards. Shotguns (with birdshot) is about 300 yards.

Also any average PCP will outshoot any average .22 rifle. A .22 that'll shoot as well as a moderately tuned PCP is a rarity.

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There is a good selection of pcp gun/pump combo packages on Pyramyd air.
Many can be had for under $500. Pellets run in the $15 for 350 range for the better ones.
YouTube has a bunch of “ratting”, pest control, iguana hunting videos to get a taste of the fun factor.
Have fun which ever way you proceed.


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