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A good first pcp?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by kel85, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. kel85

    kel85 Engaging Member

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    In the new year I'm going to treat myself to a pcp I've always had springers but this is a whole new area for me. I'd be using it for plinking at the local range. I've been looking at a few but I'd be only buying one on looks more than anything. Budget around £400 stretch to £500 so my question to you what would you get for your first? being more knowledgeable than I am
    Thanks
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    For £450 you should be able to find yourself a great PCP, such as an AA S400 / S410 or a BSA Ultra or Scorpion, all of which are pretty good rifles. The thing you also need to factor in is the cost of a means of charging, such as a pump or bottle.
     
  3. milek

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    AA S400. Whether a newcomer or seasoned shooter, this will do everything you need it to.
     
  4. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Check my brocock in sales
     
  5. TheBish

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    Seeing that you are new to the PCP scene i would recommend a air arms s400, seeing how well they have performed and the range of fields (literally) that they have been used, whether that be HFT,FT,Plinking or hunting this gun is well suited to many's desires and demands.
    E.G http://www.*******.co.uk/air-arms-s400-air-rifles-for-sale-in-cumbria/Air-Guns/3612
    Hope this helps and you find what suits you. :D
    Kind Regards
    Alex
     
  6. oldbugger

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    s410, is an absolutely cracking pcp,ticks all the boxes in my book, ...but im still hankering for a hw100 :)
     
  7. Pidlar

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    As you mention you will be shooting at a local range,why not go along and have a chat to the shooters there.You may find that they are more than willing to let you shoulder and shoot what they have.
    All of the rifles suggested above are all great examples,but each of them may not fit you.
    Good luck with your search.
    Regards,Stu
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    s400 all day long :up:
     
  9. Speed

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    my first pcp was a aa400 too, can't go wrong with a 400
     
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    I will be going to try a few of there's tomorrow to get a little idea :)

    The s400 seems to be a popular choice there's just so much to choose from. I daren't try there hw100 that they have for sale. Stunning looking and I know I'd want it
     
  11. DaveC_24

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    The S400 does indeed seem like a good bet, a cracking little rifle. Also worth a look is a regged BSA Ultra: they're good un-regged but have a low shot-count, whereas a regulator irons that out and makes them into a superb little rifle. I picked one up second-hand with a regulator lately for under £300. :)
     
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    The link isn't working for me
     
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    was lookin at gettin a 410 a few weeks ago... ended up with a 510..

    took it to range once before falling out of loft a breaking my hand, having surgery on it and now its in a cast..

    it's driving me mad...
     
  14. Jackroadkill

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    Man, that's beyond unlucky.
     
  15. nick2303

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    tel me bout it!

    gutted!
     
  16. Andy_J

    Andy_J Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    S400 anyday. Perfect for hunting, perfect for HFT. And a smart looking rifle. Can be customised to your own liking. And it's British and it does not go wrong hardly ever. My first PCP in 2001 was an s400. And I still use 2 of them today. You can get the smart looking S400 Superlite hunter for the money you are thinking of.

    Here is my GML S400.

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  17. kel85

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    Stunning gun I'm going to have to make a list of what to look at. It's going to be a hard decision
     
  18. kel85

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    I'll look after it while you get better :)
     
  19. nick2303

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    but then i wont be able to get it out n hold it and stoke it and love it....;)
     
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    Yet another vote for the AA S400, Ticks all the boxes and more!
     

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