Rated 5 out of 5 by jondog best rifle I have
the gun handles very well. Very strong and it is my most liked rifle. It holds alot of bbs. It is very accurate. My fathers is 36 years old, so the gun will lsst a long time if you take of it.
August 5, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shaw Good For In-experienced shooters
This gun is good for In-experienced shooters and is good for short range target practice
July 16, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by skytub red ryder bb gun
really cool little bb gun great for the grandchildren,to sit around in the spring time and bust some target's up with! I would reccomend this bb gun to any grandparent to spend some time with a grandchild and bond with them and just create some great memories ! ALWAYS WITH SUPERVISION THOUGH! WTG DAISY KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND CRAFTMANSHIP!
January 5, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAISYLOVER red ryder
I LOVE THIS GUN ITS NICE AND LIGHT SHOOTS REALLY GOOD. I LOVE IT
December 2, 2006
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.