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Old 11-24-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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Powder actuated guns?

I will be purchasing a powder actuated gun and I am asking for some info on them. I want a trigger gun for $100 or less. I have looked at the Remington 490, which seems to be the most readily available. Is the 490 a good gun or should I go with another model or brand? I will be sinking about 200 fasteners into 2x4's to concrete. I want a gun that will hold up under fire.


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Old 11-24-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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I have shot several thousand with mine, had 1 misfire.


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Old 11-25-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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Ramset is my choice...I think Pasloads are a little pricey....however, with drive set fasteners getting better, the Ramset is not coming out of the box as often....probably will be on e-bay someday since i am thinking we haven't used it in a year or more. Contruction tools and equipment change so quickly with new technology abd better materials, I am amazed those os us that are in this field for a living can keep up.

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