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Old 07-16-2019, 10:16 AM
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The 717 was, and is, a fantastic target pistol. Don Nygord won the California state air pistol championship with a 717 which he modified by adding a trigger adjustment screw and a better sight.
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Intro of the 717 was about 1981? Think the fancy factory model was a 747? Believe the barrels (a liner) were Lothar Walther and the top model 777 were 'select'. And for a while they made it in .22 as the 722. The .177s were rated about 360 though chron'ed seemed closer to 400. The 22s would have been slower but at a fixed distance and wadcutters it doesnt matter a bit.
Just pulled mine out and though I can watch the pellet 'trail' it is spot on at 15yd or so at little spots in the lawn . And easy to use, no recoil.
Was really thinking about throwing it on a gunshow table but now......

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:18 PM
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The 747 (still around) adds an adjustable trigger and a Lothar Walther barrel. The 777 had a really nice metal sight and anatomical grips:

https://airgunner.org/?p=845

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Thanx for that, mje; fills out the info nicely
Checked mine, receipt still in the box of 12-5-83 and it does have the brass tube.

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I, also was looking. After all the info on this thread, the Crosman 2300T is what I bought. Thank all for the info.
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Some months back I bought a Beeman .177 P3 handgun and simply have not fallen in love with it.

Part of that is due to it's almost total lack of power.

I read about the CO2 powder handguns, but I want to shoot when I want to shoot and not having a CO2 cylinder leaking away to nothing when the piece is not being used.

I can live with the single cock, but would like comments and suggestions as the P3 is so little used as to be almost new.

Anything out there that can keep my hand and eye in tone during the off season with enough power to keep the pellets from bouncing back at me from the plywood target backing?

Accuracy seems fine with the P3.

I like to shoot 50' slow/times/rapid competition with a .22 rim fire, but the P3 doesn't seem to be filling the bill for off season practice.

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot

Just saw the post... realize its an old thread.

This is just my technique... your mileage may vary.

I too shoot in a 22LR/50 ft league and use an Airsoft 1911/hi cap with a red dot between matches at home. It runs off green gas rather than CO2... however I use a butane charging nozzle with the 1 lb camping canisters. A single can charges over 1,000 rounds accumulately.

Why propane? Most green gas canisters are filled with the same propellant with aromatics and a rubber friendly lubricant (for the internal seals in the gun). I add Ballistol to keep it maintained.

The trigger could be a little lighter... however its a training and learning curve for me.
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