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10m Target Rifle For Adult (allegedly)

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by John Mason-morris, Jan 14, 2020 at 7:48 PM.

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    John Mason-morris FLM

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    Personally I’d go for something second hand, you’d get a FWB 600 series SSP or similar and a jacket for less than that and they are still capable of competing with the new stuff.
     
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    Agree with the above , there are some really nice old ssp`s around , or even Air Arms s200 or MPR target versions.
    John
     
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    The edge is OK, I've had one for years and last night was the first time it failed. It won't beat a classic spring gun such as FWB 300, walther lgv spezial or any number I can list. As said above if you can splash for something like a Secondhand walther lgm, it'll out perform you for several years.

    Dave
     
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    The old springer target rifles are very good for 10m and Bell Target. Their disadvantage is that they are relatively heavy. I have used an Edge and they are pretty good. Accurate and light to handle. I am sure if you gave one to a good shooter it would perform very well. You would be well advised to go to a club and try, if you can, different guns.
     
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    Target rifles are traditionally heavy for a reason.

    Dave
     
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    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    I have a S200T and did nothing but add weight including a heavier stock.
    Heavy is good.
     
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    jaisalmere crepuscular

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    We have a chap at our club who is a bricklayer, he is also a great standing off hand shot, we got talking and he got me into standing shots, the first few were a nightmare, I was all over the place.

    I was wondering what made him so good and came to the realisation that bricklayers have great upper body strength, I had always wondered how anyone could shoot my Annie 2001, it's bloody heavy and add to that around 4 ounces of barrel weights, the conclusion I came to was that even though i'm a hefty bloke , the rifle is not heavy, no rifle is too heavy, the problem is , i'm not strong enough to shoot the thing. So I have started training shoulders and back and though it has only been a week or so, i'm seeing results.

    Now, after i have warmed up the shoulders I can get around 20 good shots off , 5 at a time,before i'm knackered and dripping sweat, i'm not talking about groups but i'm hitting spinners at 20-30 yds, groups can come later, Its really enjoyable , after standing shots I go to the bench shooting and have a sit down.
     
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    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    To put weight and offhand into perspective the weight limit for ladies 10m olympic is 5.5kg which is over 12lb.....
    Technique is all. Watch how the weight is absorbed by their stance which uses bone structure not muscle.
     
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    Yes, thanks for that, just looked at the tube, I have been doing it all wrong, it's so much easier to hold the shot. :thumb:
     
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