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    Posted: February-04-2018 at 2:39pm
I've always like the concept of the spring pistol. I have a few such as the Daisy 179, Marksman 1010 etc. They seem like a good set-up for short range type shooting, I especially like the repeater type versions. I have not tried the Daisy 304, but it seems to get decent reviews for what it is. I have several great Co2 powered pistols ,but I still like the simplicity of the spring versions. I see Umarex and Crosman came out with their version of the Marksman as well. Any of you have a particular vintage or modern spring repeater you have had good luck with?
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Daisy Targeteer is great! Lot of fun! Ammo is hard to find though!
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I have a Daisy 188 pistol, which I like real well. "Feels nice" when holding it. Question: what's the "target distance" for this gun...that is, what's the distance it can shoot with acceptable accuracy?
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I'd keep it around 10 yards or less.
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The 188 is fun to plink with. The Marksman's (I like the old metal ones best) are good practice for racking the slide if you have a semi-auto powder burner. I have never shot a 304 but suspect it would be similar.
At 10-30 feet against pop cans they do well. Much further and you need to adjust the elevation accordingly.
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I have a 118 and they are nice, recently picked up the umarex browning buck mark pellet pistol, and it is also very nice, easy to cock very accurate and only about $50 (it's a mini-springer). For those of you with the Marksman, it can be made more accurate, I gently squeezed the casting around the magazine so it tightens up the slop in a vice, and use pellgun oil on the little barrel gasket to get a better seal. It made it shoot much straighter.Smile
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I have a lot of fun with my D 118 and a D bell target. Makes the winter go by a little easier.
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Originally posted by rexron911 rexron911 wrote:

Daisy Targeteer is great! Lot of fun! Ammo is hard to find though!
Try purchasing #6 shotgun rounds; they work pretty good. Oh, you have to open the end and pour out the shot.Confused

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You can buy it in 25lb bags from reloading suppliers!
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The Umarex D17 is an improved version of the Marksman, but not by much. For $17 it's pretty consistent on cans at about 15 ft. and is a usable pistol. My old Marksman sprays bb's all over, but not bad at about 10 ft. What Daisy pistol is the .177 version of the 118?.
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