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30s Or 99s For Kids

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by country_lad, Jun 14, 2018 at 8:19 PM.

  1. country_lad

    country_lad Engaging Member

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    Just had an hour of sheer fun with my kids in the garden shooting tins, plastic bottles of water and other bits and bobs. They loved it but obviously struggled with the 77K. Me, I can hit anything with this gun at 30yds. Thanks @dubnut1 , seriously accurate rifle and I love it.

    I would like to get a gun they (and I) can use for fun plinking and am drawn to the 30S in .177. That would be the best cal for plinking as pellets are that much cheaper too. But I'm half tempted by the 99 so I can use is seriously as well if I want to.

    Kids are 8,11 and 13. What you reckon? 30S? Is the 99 easier to handle than the 77 or would they still struggle? I guess I already know the answer, just wanted some opinions before I go shopping. :)
     
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  2. ukglyn

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    30S for me I think, it may not be "full" power but is a very under rated rifle. Light, easy to hold & great fun. :up:
     
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    have a look at the little diana panther 21. really easy to cock,nice rubbery finish to stock,easy for a wee lassie to cock.
     
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    flatrajectory Post Whore

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    30s every time. The 99 is hard to cock and obviously heavier. The 30s is a dream rifle that can be used by kids and adults alike. It's easy to cock and light to hold in the aim, and at around 7 fpe in .177 is still capable of despatching vermin at sensible ranges. As you say .... It's for the kids, not you ... so do the right thing and get a 30s.
    Pete.
     
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    I'd say either of those are going to be good rifles/starter guns but whether they'd fit your kids well I have no idea.

    If it was me I'd take them all to a gunshop and let them try out some rifles for the best fit. In reality you might have to get the 8 year old their own rifle to start with like a little Gamo or similar plastic/synthetic stocked small rifle depending on their size but maybe not.

    They might surprise you with the rifle/s they choose. :thumb:
     
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    A 30s isn't that much smaller really, plenty of adults use it, think of it this way, why have an 8yr old pulling back 12fpe of spring when he/she would only need 8ish fpe? I'd get the 30s & save their arms the hassle.
     
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    I have both and i would say the 30s. The 99 has quite a long length of pull and is not a particularly easy gun to cock. The 30s is non of those things.
     
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    Out off the two and for its use, the 30s. I've got one as a garden gun and I love it!!
     
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    Cheers all. I knew the answer really. Just hankering after a 99. But this is for the kids.
     
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    you wont sleep till you get a 99. lol. Been there..
     
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    Get the 30s - I promise you that you'll love it too. So much more than a mere junior rifle, I shoot one, (two actually) and they never ceases to impress...
     
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    The "kids" / you wil find the 30s a doddle to cock to. Side by side to a 99 as RW has memtiones it's not really junior size. Fantastic open sights on these as standard unless you go fir the scoped kit.
     
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    If I couldn't have a 99s, only a 30s, I wouldn't actually feel under gunned...
     
  15. psycho inside

    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    What about the HW57....?
     
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    For all intents and purposes, an underlever 99s - heavier and more cocking effort than the 30s...
     
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    In total honesty, we dont know how strong your kids are. So im going on a limb and try the 99s out, never underestimate, what they can do.
    Kids are full of surprises.
     
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    You will not be disappointed with the HW30s, I have one on recommendation from
    forum members. I shoot mine with open sights and its accurate and fun to shoot
     
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    Actually I think you can get both, there's no ban on owning two HW's, the great thing is in the wife's eyes they look the same so you won't get "is that another new gun"? And you coming out with the old chestnut "no dear I've had it for ages".
     
  20. psycho inside

    psycho inside Psycho by name, chilled by nature....

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    I suggested the 57, as it is underlever, is lighter, at 3.2kg, has no bear trap, so safer for the kids, and also still a full power rifle. :thumb:
     
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