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Advice from the forum massive please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Alex.B, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Alex.B

    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    O.k here goes ...

    I wanted a go at hft so I got a s200 mk3 for the job , plus as a light gun for the wife to use :) but even after putting a decent scope on it I'm not happy with it and after the wife's burst of enthusiasum with it at the start she now prefers my ultra :confused:

    I've had it up for swap to no avail , so it looks like a keeper , do I

    A) get Geordie to make me a more chunky hft style stock
    B) buy a rowan hamster to give it a fatter feel
    C) try and sell it

    I like the s200 in the fact it shoots better than anything else I have , but its that stock,it just doesn't feel right .
    Really don't know what to do ????

  2. bl4de

    bl4de Donator

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    Brierley Hill, Dudley
    Personally Alex I'd go with the cheaper option first, fit a Hamster, cant be that difficult to fit one ! or even just try a temporary one held on with Cable ties at least you'll get a better idea of how it'll feel.
  3. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Wigan/St Helens
    I am of the school that if it's not right, why spend money trying to make it right when you could sell it and put the money to a gun which is more suitable in the first place. I know there are exceptions to this, but to me it's not right to spend money on a relatively cheap gun, you will never get the return on you investment unless you are doing it for sentiment or because you just want to - because you can't put a price on that! If the gun were an expensive one, then any modifications would not be that great an amount in comparison to it's value, so possibly worth doing if you wanted to - but it's your gun:rolleyes:.

  4. Hoodster

    Hoodster Engaging Member

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    I seen some nice s200's in custom stocks makes them look like a proper rifle instead of something for a child to shoot and if it's for hft and the rifle is accurate a custom stock is probably the way I would go :)
  5. 177

    177 Donator

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    Berwick upon Tweed
    You need to identify why the gun isn't honking your hooter before you even think about attaching stuff to it or changing anything.

    If you don't identify what's wrong, how are you going to fix it ?

    I really like the S200 as it comes, but if it doesn't fit for some reason then making it fit is the way to go, but it's no good slapping a hamster on without identifying whether that's an area of concern, or not.

    Get some soft timber and strong tape and mock something up that fits better than the current stock and go from there.

    Are you struggling with eye alignment, or does your front hand feel too high when you are trying to aim, or...
  6. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    A and B,then your getting a geordie stock and an excuse for more parts :rolleyes:
  7. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I'm with James.
    Save some money up plus sell the rifle you don't want. Then go out and buy a proper ft that suits you, instead of trying to make a do.

  8. Alex.B

    Alex.B Keyboard Hero

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    Thanks all for the replies :) I will try to mock up a temp hamsters ( never thought of that) and give it a try .

    Money is a bit tight at the moment what with buying stuff for the new dog :D so if the hamster works then I will buy the one from rowen then get geordie to make a stock when funds allow for the fuel costs getting the gun to him.

    To 177 , its the hold of it that's the problem . I can scope up fine .


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