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Advice .25 Pcp Is My Next Planned Purchase. Advice Please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by DRAGONBAIT666, Mar 5, 2019.

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BSA Ultra or scorpion in .25

  1. Ultra

    27.3%
  2. Scorpion

    27.3%
  3. Other

    45.5%
  1. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Not want debate on the calibre.
    Already own a .25 springer and know it’s strengths n weakness’s.
    What I want is advice on decent pcp in that cal.
    Sportsmans gun centre offer BSA ultra & Scorpion in .25
    I have no idea the real world difference between them.
    Shot count is not a worry for me but greater the better.
    Are they threaded for mods?
    Regulated? If not ease of fitting a reg, fitted couple to Hatsan AT44’s I owned.
    Oh and I want a Non FAC gun.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    Of the two, the Scorpion has roughly double the shot count of the Ultra. For sheer pointability I prefer the Ultra, but there's nowt wrong with either rifle, bar a potential Friday special ;)

    The best of both worlds would of course be a Scultra ... IIRC someone on here had XTX build them a .25 a few years ago, but their name escapes me at the mo.
     
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  3. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    I had the .25 Scorpion and it was fantastic it made me fall in love with BSA
    Only traded it because of:
    Time
    Money
    Kids
    Wife (bedroom space/moaning)
    Etc
    Go for it and enjoy
    IMG_5894.jpg

    Ps the AADF worked great in mine
     
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  4. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    I've just bought a P15 which after a bit of fettling looks promising but I think it's fair to say they will all require this. Some of the other makes may be ok out of the box, depending on how lucky you are.
     
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  5. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Time
    Money
    Kids
    Wife (bedroom space/moaning)

    Fortu
    Fortunatly none of these apply to me as live alone,
    spare bedroom is for gaming n guns :)
    kids grown up n moved out yrs ago :) :) :)
    gf not live with me but ecourages me to get more guns, both airsoft n air guns :)


    ps whats AADF mean? Reg?
     
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  6. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark Pro Poster

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    You could get a .25 Impact in 12FT, in fact there was one for sale not a few days ago from memory.
     
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  7. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Was tempted to get one, but I need get bottle, scope, gun & mod, so maybe a bit out my price range then lol
     
  8. Marky-Boy

    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    Lucky you

    Air Arms Diabolo Field
     
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  9. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Don't? :p

    The Ultra and Scorpion are the same barring some stock choices and about 80-85mm on the barrel and cylinder. The Scorpion is a lot more expensive for what you get.
     
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  10. DRAGONBAIT666

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    So what ur alternative suggestions?
    R10 maybe?
     
  11. lone wolf

    lone wolf Pro Poster

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    try a kral NP02 in .25 there £325 new and have a huge shot count 2 msgs and single shot loader

    if you like .25 that much you can then upgrade if you want.

    my .177 NP02 was as accurate as my R10 and HW100
     
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  12. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    My comment was really aimed at the calibre, although could similarly be applied to anything BSA :p

    Personally the only BSA PCP I'd entertain the idea of owning is the Ultra, since it's a fair bit cheaper and less pretentious than the others so you can forgive it many of its shortcomings. It's also less likely to fall to bits than the R10 since it's not cursed with a BSA reg!
     
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  13. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    I'm quite interested in .25. I heard good reports of that calibre in --I think --A Hatsan Galatian. Not for me, but you have experience of that brand.
     
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  14. bucketboy

    bucketboy Keyboard Hero

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    I would go with a gun that is easy to change the barrel just in case you don’t get on with the .25.

    Bb
     
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    I have the Hatsan BT65 which I bought secondhand.
    A big rifle but accurate rugged and reliable.
    Also the P15 Artemis which is also accurate
    reliable and very easy to maintain...I fitted the Huma reg easily enough. a good barn gun.
    Heard about a few bad ones but you rarely see them up for sale which means they are on the whole ..keepers.
    Both have served well up to now.
    Wouldn't mind a Cricket in .25..but they never seem to come up for sale.
     
  16. Teuchter Boy

    Teuchter Boy Engaging Member

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    I can recommend the FX Streamline. I have an Fac version but can shoot on power level 3 at around 12ftlbs. I found the 16 grain lead free jsbs shoot rather well and the shot count at this power is more than enough (think 100+ but never tested this).
     
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  17. DRAGONBAIT666

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    One reason I like .25 is size the pellets. I have severe nerve damage that makes fiddling with smaller calibres difficult. .25 or no air gunning for me :(
     
  18. keithy

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    .25 crickets are rarer than hens teeth i was after one for 18 months blew my money on a .22 agt vulcan then got 2 owners asking me did i still want one!! My mate has one buts its a tad hot at 46ft lb!!
     
  19. steve r

    steve r Well-Known Member

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    I have a kral jumbo in .25 and it's a cracking gun for the money I paid 485£ for mine brand new.
    There are aftermarket regs available if you need one but they seem a bit fiddly to fit.
    I was going to get a better barrel fitted to mine but it shoots so well i'll just shoot it as is.
    Even the trigger is spot on and the walnut stock is sublime considering how much I paid.
    My only complaint is if you try to cycle the mag with the gun pointing vertically say while squirrel hunting it will jam.
    Seems that the effect of gravity pulls the next pellet into a space left in front of the probe when pulling the side lever back.
    The solution is to only reload with the gun at a maximum angle of 45 degrees or lower and problem solved.
     
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  20. freemoyoyo

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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but just wondering if the bsa ultras are ok straight out of the box ?
     
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