Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

October 29, 2015

Pellet Guns

I have always had a thing for air rifles from shooting in the backyard, my indoor range in the garage or starting the kids out on safety, control, aiming etc. Pistols as well but there are more options and more capacity in the rifle category for sure.

Recently, I got back into it after a break and one of springers, actually my best springer, did not survive the hiatus that well. I started looking at options as I actually wanted to move up to a better rifle anyway but compressed air. I looking at my options, the single pump air springs, Nitro springs, etc had really improved since the last time time I was looking at them.

I am thinking I am about to buy another gun. I will post the links here as a research tool and book mark location for the guns and info I access.

Here is info on the Air Spring/Gas Ram/Nitro Piston Technology


I am currently shoorting this one: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/682505/stoeger-atac-suppressor-air-rifle-black-synthetic-stock-black-barrel-with-4-16x40mm-scope

Here are the main resellers and manufacture sites I used so far in my search


Here are the guns I am researching broke down by price range

$150 or less
$140 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1375509253/crosman-genesis-nitro-piston-break-barrel-air-rifle-wood-stock-matte-barrel-with-centerpoint-scope-3-9x-32mm-matte
$139/149 http://www.airgundepot.com/benjamin-titan-air-rifle.html
$139 http://www.airgundepot.com/beeman-grizzly-x2-air-rifle-combo.html
$99 http://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-shockwave-air-rifle.html
$119 http://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-phantom-np-air-rifle-22-caliber.html
$149 http://www.airgundepot.com/ruger-yukon-np.html#item-specs-container
$130 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Crosman-Nitro-Venom-Dusk-NP-.22-Air-Rifle-with-Scope/16536075?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=16536075&placement_id=irs-106-m3&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=3ce12037-b3ac-4cc3-8de0-6f60afe5756a&customer_id_enc&config_id=106&parent_item_id=25174756&parent_anchor_item_id=25174756&guid=094121f3-d7ff-44f2-a804-599b6cb22cfb&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n
$149 http://www.airgundepot.com/benjamin-titan-xs-air-rifle.html
$129 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/721311/crosman-fury-nitro-piston-break-barrel-air-rifle-177-caliber-pellet-black-synthetic-stock-matte-barrel-with-4x32mm-scope
$129 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/876789/benjamin-prowler-nitro-piston-air-rifle-177-caliber-black-synthetic-stock-blued-barrel-with-4x-32mm-scope
$144 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/681443/beeman-grizzly-x2-gas-ram-air-rifle-177-and-22-caliber-pellet-hardwood-stock-black-barrel-with-4×32-scope
$110-149 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2083851792/benjamin-titan-nitro-piston-break-barrel-air-rifle-with-centerpoint-scope-4x-32mm-matte
$99 http://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-fury-air-rifle.html
$149 http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Beeman_Gas_Ram_Dual_Caliber_Air_Rifle/3620
$89 http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Crosman_Vantage_Breakbarrel_Air_Rifle/1789
$109 http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Crosman_Vantage_Air_Rifle_With_Nitro_Piston/2806
$119 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1375156916/crosman-shockwave-nitro-piston-break-barrel-air-rifle-pellet-black-synthetic-stock-matte-barrel-with-centerpoint-scope-4x-32mm-matte
$146 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/446831/crosman-tr77-nitro-piston-tactical-break-barrel-air-rifle-177-caliber-pellet-black-synthetic-stock-overmolded-matte-barrel-with-4x32mm-scope
$219 http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Ruger_Yukon_Air_Rifle_Combo_Gas_Piston/3102
$149 http://www.airgundepot.com/crosman-mtr77-nitro-piston-scoped-air-rifle.html

$164 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Benjamin-397-.177-Air-Rifle/8586191?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=8586191&placement_id=irs-2-m3&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=b9f1f691-ed61-4966-bd0a-8bc4c7766483&customer_id_enc&config_id=2&parent_item_id=5420297&parent_anchor_item_id=5420297&guid=1e5cdc91-354a-41c8-80f5-f81aee5e8386&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

$250 or higher
$259 http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Benjamin_Discovery_Air_Rifle/1543
$367 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Benjamin-Discovery-.177-PCP-Air-Rifle-Kit-with-Pump/19426362?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=19426362&placement_id=irs-106-t1&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=d0cf4917-fc3d-4969-b845-91ce5bd62bd7&customer_id_enc&config_id=106&parent_item_id=14234837&parent_anchor_item_id=14234837&guid=f4a83e12-d6bc-4b7b-a6b8-d90783009313&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

Pellets and Accessories


November 4, 2014

Two of My Favorite but Unattained .22 Rifles

Two of my favorite .22 rifles I have yet to acquire are the Marlin 7000T heavy barrel model and the Remington Nylon 66. They are very different rifles and the reasons I want them are different as well.

The Nylon 66 is nostalgic. There was a neighbor that had one when I was a kid and it was the first clip fed rifle I had ever shot and boy was it cool! Besides that, I like it because it is a light weight small frame plinker in the more affordable .22LR round. There hundreds of pages on the web dedicated to these and their history and the many nuances of color and model they were available in.

The 7000T is the heavy barrel “target” version of the 7000 model and a tack driver from the box. It is not as customizable as the 10/22 for sure but it is most of what I would make my 10/22 anyway. They used to be affordable but as they become rare, not as much anymore. Here is a link to more info:



April 9, 2012

Should I get the time (i.e. Make the time)…

Filed under: Boating,Guns and ammo,Preparedness,Survival,Writing for money — rmay4 @ 7:58 pm

There are two subjects I would like to explore. One is a bought a boat. It is a 1991 Bayliner Capri 1800 open bow. I have not had a boat in the family in 30 years. I have a lot to learn. I called Bayliner and they still had the owners manual in PDF. They sent it to me but I have not read it yet. I will start to work on that first.

UPDATE: I had the boat for a few weeks and put it in the water a couple of times and then someone hit me while I was transporting it and totaled it out!!! I just replaced it with a 1988 Chaparral. It is a bigger and much heavier boat. Not as fast but seems to be built a lot better!


The other is to explore the current SHTF or EOTWAWKI planning and preparedness movements. I am always interested in and think it is smart to be ready for whatever. My limit becomes that I do not want sacrifice my life today for a life that might or might not happen in the future. I also do want to be plain stupid and unprepared for what might lie ahead.

I feel there is a reasonable level of preparedness without reaching that all consuming state.

Here are some links for reading and consideration:








Well, until then.  Good living no matter what you do.

August 14, 2010

New Dodge Ram Outdoorsman Package

Filed under: Automotive,Camping,Canoeing,Dodge,Guns and ammo — rmay4 @ 4:49 pm
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The new Dodge Ram just keeps getting better and more fun.  I have to admit as cool as all the changes are, it makes it tough trying to keep up.  just this morning, I discovered a package I did not even know existed.   Take a look at this.

Randy May

Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge


Ram introduces new ‘Outdoorsman’ model

Tags: Ram
Ram Box Holster

The Mopar® RamBox® Holster gently, yet securely cradles two rifles or shotguns, or can be rotated 90 degrees to hold up to six fishing rods.

The Ram truck brand today announced a new feature package designed for North American outdoor enthusiasts: Ram Outdoorsman.

The Ram Outdoorsman takes all of the features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters, and packages them into one model. Outdoorsman combines convenience, off-road capability and trailer towing hardware in one package with a name that will resonate among its intended users.

“We asked Ram truck customers—boaters, campers, fishing enthusiasts and hunters—what features would they like to see in a truck,” Fred Diaz, President and CEO—Ram Truck Brand, said. “They answered ‘more capability, more room for my gear and ready to hit the trail. And make it affordable.’”

Ram Heavy Duty owner demographics illustrate a passion for the outdoors: 47 percent hunt, 57 percent fresh water fish, 33 percent salt water fish, 36 percent own power boats and 37 percent tow camping trailers. Overall, 62 percent of fullsize pickup truck owners hunt, fish or camp.

Ram truck engineers—many of whom count hunting, fishing, boating and camping among their hobbies—brought together features that they felt would best meet the practical needs of owners who will frequently use their Ram truck for towing or long, remote trips.

Standard trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior convenience, lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires and underbody protection are combined with a rugged exterior appearance to highlight the new Ram Outdoorsman.

Ram truck officials unveiled the rugged new model at the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) fifth annual national business conference.

The Ram Outdoorsman is available in 1500 (half-ton), 2500 HD (3/4-ton) and 3500 HD single rear wheel (1 ton), Regular Cab; Quad Cab, Crew Cab and Mega Cab; four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models.

The Outdoorsman will replace the TRX4 trim level in the 2011 Ram truck lineup. It will join the other Ram trim levels, which include: ST, SLT, Big Horn / Lone Star, Sport (1500 only) Laramie and Power Wagon (2500 only).

Prices for Ram Outdoorsman models start at $28,350, including destination charge.

Ram Outdoorsman models will go on sale in the third quarter. A multitiered marketing strategy will support the new model’s launch.

Ram Outdoorsman Logo

Ram Outdoorsman features


• Standard Class IV receiver hitch properly equips Outdoorsman for towing campers, boats, ATVs and other trailers rated to vehicle’s max
• Available integrated trailer brake controller with driver adjustability and easy-to-see instrument panel readout
• Trailer brake controller is standard on 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty
• Standard lighted four- and seven-pin harness plugs—a Ram exclusive—offer multi-trailer adaptability and clean, above-the-bumper covered access any time of the day or night
• Heavy-duty cooling, including a mechanical-electrical fan and transmission cooler, for larger loads
• Limited-slip differential for improved off-road and towing performance
• Available trailer-tow mirrors
• Trailer-tow mirrors are optional on 2500 and standard on 3500
• Available rear backup camera eases trailer hookups
• Standard trailer-sway control improves towing confidence (Ram 1500 only)


• Standard 17-inch wheels and “LT” tires: light-truck-rated tires handle bigger loads and offer stronger sidewalls to resist punctures when driving over sharp, rocky terrain; on/off-road tread pattern provides traction on all highway and trail surfaces (LT275/70R17C OWL on Ram 1500 models; LT265/70R17E on Ram HD models)
• Full-sized spare tire provides more security and functionality than restricted-use spare in the event of a flat
• Tow hooks for retrieving disabled or immobile vehicles, clearing trails
• Mud/slush mats protect front and rear carpets from dirt and moisture
• 32-gallon fuel tank for extended operating range on Ram 1500 models
• 34-gallon standard on 6-foot by 4-inch box and 35-gallon tank standard with 8-foot box on 2500 and 3500 models
• Premium cloth front seats with a choice of buckets or a 40/20/40 split bench
• Front center seat cushion or console storage help organize gear
• Power 10-way driver seat for comfort on long trips
• Power lumbar adjust for additional long-trip comfort
• Rear 60/40 split folding seat for more flexibility in hauling passengers and cargo
• Remote start and security group adds alarm system and convenience of a comfortable cabin after a day in the field or on the water
• Standard front suspension skid plates on 4×4 models provide protection from off-road damage (Ram 1500 models)
• Standard transfer case skid plate on 4×4 models

Additional lighting including:

• Standard fog lights for improved inclement weather illumination
• Quad halogen headlamps provide maximum visibility in remote areas
• Ash tray lamp illuminates small items in center console
• Exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps provide visibility outside truck’s cabin
• Glove box lamp
• Rear dome lamp with on-off switch
• Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
• Underhood lamp
• Dash-mounted 115-volt auxiliary power outlet to charge batteries and electronic devices without the need for special DC car chargers
• Auto-dimming, power heated foldaway exterior mirrors with supplemental signals clear fog and ice
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with fingertip audio controls reduces driving distractions
• Overhead console with universal garage door opener, which can also be programmed to open multiple garage doors and electric gates
• Rear view auto-dim mirror
• Rear sliding windows on regular cab models

Unique look:

• Two-tone paint with Mineral Gray lower
• Scratch-resistant steel bumpers
• Black door handles minimize glare
• Wheel-lip moldings
• Outdoorsman badge proudly announces owner’s passion


• RamBox®, available on the Ram 1500, is the ultimate place for outdoor enthusiasts to stow their gear; lockable and lit, RamBox frees up interior space for passengers
• Mopar® RamBox Holster: Ram officials also unveiled a new factory-designed fishing rod and gun rack option for RamBox-equipped Ram 1500 trucks. The Mopar RamBox Holster is designed to fit within the Ram’s two unique locked, lighted and sealed exterior storage bins.

The Mopar RamBox Holster gently, yet securely cradles two rifles or shotguns, or can be rotated 90 degrees to hold up to six fishing rods. RamBox Holster will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $205 and be available at Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram dealers when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2010. The feature will also be available on the Mopar eStore at www.mopar.com.

RamBox Holster features

• Designed to be easily installed and removed from RamBox
• Securely holds two guns, either shotguns or rifles (with scopes), or six fishing rods (with reels)
• Guns are held securely in place with elastic retention straps and flexible ribs
• Fishing rods are held in place by uniquely tooled slots and retention flaps
• RamBox Holster easily transfers from gun holder to fishing rod and reel holder by rotating stanchions
• Stanchions may be relocated to accommodate various length guns and rods
• Fits either side RamBox (driver or passenger)
• Mopar Part Number, 82212359

January 27, 2009

Which .22 pistol to buy?

Filed under: Camping,Guns and ammo,Hiking,Survival — rmay4 @ 9:18 am
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Mahatma Gandhi: “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”

Criteria to measure in evaluating a handgun:




Last round hold open bolt

Clip size and cost

Adjustable Rear Sites

Sight picture and visibility

Easy to strip and clean

Double Action

Carbine Version available



Looks & Style

Easy to holster carry

Models so far to evaluate:

Ruger 22/45

Ruger Mark II

Ruger Single 6

Colt Woodsman


Browning Buckmark

Browning, Buck Mark Camper .22

Browning 051-431490 BK MK MICRO BULL 22LR

Browning Buck Mark 22 Field 5.5

SIG Misquito

S&W Model 22A

Beretta U22 Neos 6.0

Walter P22

Firestorm FS22M6

Bersa Thunder .22


Here is one that seems to rise to the top in early conpetition:

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September 16, 2008








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