Rated 5 out of 5 by SPSargent Lots of fun
The Red Ryder offers surprising accuracy for the price range and has plenty of oomph to penetrate beer cans target shooting at 40 to 50 feet
M y daughters and I love it
May 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taxlaw Red Rider a christmas maker
I purchased this for my daughter. From the moment she took it out of the box it has given her great thrills. The gun is accurate and easy to use. For the price it is a great value and built to last.
December 31, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by uofsbro great gun
had one for a while and just love it great accuracy and teaches kids great gun skillz and just like when you shoot it be shure to wear eye protection just like a christmas story you'll shoot your eye out kid.
December 29, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by TMP99 Great Gun!
I bought this gun about 9 years ago and it still works just as good as the day that I bought it. I would hunt rats, rabbits, and ducks. It has excellent accuracy and durability and I would definitely recommend it for a gift or a beginner gun. It also has great value for it's money, and great power too.
December 27, 2009
I too still have my old Red Ryder BB gun from back in the '50's, and still shoot it on occasion... However, 60 yards is a bit far, and I rather doubt it will have much, if any, effect on deer at that range... A BB gun may very well work fine for your needs, just a "little sting" to get the deer to vacate the area....but, if your distance is 60 yards, I'd suggest getting one with a bit more power than the Red Ryder... I would think that the Red Ryder may work for you out to 25, or maybe 30 yards, but not much further than that.
id say the effective range is about eighty yards for that size target, although i wouldnt shoot lead pellets are deer, use some alloy pellets because this probally will break the hideif its close enough
The maximum velocity of .177 (4.5 mm) bb is 350 fps on this model. This is a single stroke lever action gun. You cannot cock more than one time. There is no way of increasing velocity via multiple pumps/cocking.
The Red Ryder BB gun.......... I haven''t looked to see for sure, but I'd guess in the neighborhood of 300 fps.... And this is a "one-cock-one-shot" BB gun... You cock it once and shoot it, then cock it again and shoot it again... After the initial cock of the lever, it's cocked...and no more "cocking movements" of the lever will have any effect.. After it's cocked, it's cocked... It is not a "pump-up" gun.
When I purchased this gun for my grandson (Christmas 2011) the advertisement read that it had a metal cocking handle. This was not correct for my gun (Red Ryder 70th Anniversary Edition Carbine - Model #991938-793) As it came with a plastic cocking lever. However it has held up during 6 months of regular shooting quite well.