The brk ranger earning its keep

Madeintheuk

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I’ve had the Ranger now for a couple months, and it’s been my go to for pesting around the house while repairing my evol mini.

To say it’s done the job well would be an understatement. The tally so far is 11 chipmunks and 1 squirrel in my back yard since the season started. It’s out of the case accurate every time, and super quiet running at around 15fpe with crossman hollow point (cheap) pellets.

So far, my only dislikes with the rifle are the cocking lever seems a little on the flimsy side (coming from an evol), and the power wheel sometimes turns by itself when I carry in a pack. I just need to check it before taking a shot, so no biggie.

All in all, it’s an accurate shooter, does the job well, and I could see it being my backyard pester for a long time. Thanks to all for recommending this rifle to me, and thanks to Derrick wall for selling it to me with his trigger massaging, and tuning help.

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Glad to read that the Ranger XR is proving its worth to you. It is a sweet pesting gun as you are experiencing. So the TP adjustment moved while in your pack? They are a low profile design with positive stops. None of my five ever had the TP change itself whether afield or bagged.
 
Didn't you put this rifle up for sale monday on AGN ??? 🙃 :oops:
I did. More testing the waters than anything.
My evol mini gets all the attention, and I don’t like guns that aren’t used. It’s a superb shooter, and does well for what it’s intended use is, but my evol overlaps that intended use, and it may not see as much use as it deserves.
I go through a lot of airguns testing them out, and seeing what I like best. There’s no airgun stores close enough to me that allow me to try them before I buy, so this is how I have to try them.
The evol from day one was just absolutely perfect for me in every way. I’ve struggled to find a platform that came anywhere close. The ranger was the closest, but with its lack of decent power potential, the evol stays in first place. I’ve let go of many rifles I really liked, but rarely used including an evol 30 that was laser accurate, but really just too much for my needs. It’s unfortunately part of the hobby.
 
that sucks. i have the concept on its way and ordered a couple mag for it, i hope i dont have that issue.
If you carry loose magazines in your pockets the first pellet will fall out and allow the mag to rotate. Then the next pellet may fall out, etc. That said I haven’t experienced the non-issue as I keep my spare mags in a flat pouch. Why expose your mags to a pocketful of lint, dust, etc. That said the BRK Ranger is a sweet handling, real world pratical PCP. It quietly gets it done.
 
On a personal note it's exactly the BRK atomic-ranger compactness with lower fps and energy spectrum that's most prized. Operated within their engineered design they are a true merchant of death for any cute fussy communities meeting their business end. :cool:
 
I’ve had the Ranger now for a couple months, and it’s been my go to for pesting around the house while repairing my evol mini.

To say it’s done the job well would be an understatement. The tally so far is 11 chipmunks and 1 squirrel in my back yard since the season started. It’s out of the case accurate every time, and super quiet running at around 15fpe with crossman hollow point (cheap) pellets.

So far, my only dislikes with the rifle are the cocking lever seems a little on the flimsy side (coming from an evol), and the power wheel sometimes turns by itself when I carry in a pack. I just need to check it before taking a shot, so no biggie.

All in all, it’s an accurate shooter, does the job well, and I could see it being my backyard pester for a long time. Thanks to all for recommending this rifle to me, and thanks to Derrick wall for selling it to me with his trigger massaging, and tuning help.

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I did. More testing the waters than anything.
My evol mini gets all the attention, and I don’t like guns that aren’t used. It’s a superb shooter, and does well for what it’s intended use is, but my evol overlaps that intended use, and it may not see as much use as it deserves.
I go through a lot of airguns testing them out, and seeing what I like best. There’s no airgun stores close enough to me that allow me to try them before I buy, so this is how I have to try them.
The evol from day one was just absolutely perfect for me in every way. I’ve struggled to find a platform that came anywhere close. The ranger was the closest, but with its lack of decent power potential, the evol stays in first place. I’ve let go of many rifles I really liked, but rarely used including an evol 30 that was laser accurate, but really just too much for my needs. It’s unfortunately part of the hobby.
Might be prudent to keep that sweet Ranger, as you’re likely to be “repairing“ that Mini again. 🤓🙀🙈 As for “power potential” what’s that? The 11 chippers you’ve taken prove the point. For sub 50 yard pesting up to woodchuck size the Ranger in good hands has plenty of low power oomph to get it done. The supposed “flimsy cocking lever”? Not flimsy at all or are you forgetting the Atomic “survived and functioned after” Danas torture test? The cocking effort is super light as the gun lacks “power potential“. 15 FPE doesn’t look impressive to us humans on paper. Those same 15 FPE are an irresistible force to the common pest you might encounter in a typical backyard.
 

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