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Advice needed for first air rifle.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by RossB8173, May 21, 2014.

  1. RossB8173

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    Apologies if this has been asked a thousand times before (which i'm sure it has) but i'm a bit stuck on what to buy even after reading the guide. I'm after a back garden target shooter/plinker i'm looking to spend £160 or less if possible. Any advice will be very appriciated.
     
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    you get alot more for your money 2nd hand,

    i like weihrauch springers which can be had cheap 2nd hand

    and stoeger x20s are great value
     
  3. stevemandm

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    hatsan mod 55s in .177 and a scope should be within your budget (and new). far better than its budget price suggests
     
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    I'll agree with Steve here - got myself one brand new for £100 and it's a wee belter currently rattling pellets out at 11.2 ft/lb.

    If .177 isn't what you're after then the 60s is the .22 version of the above.

    Still, you could pick up a Weihrauch in your budget if you're lucky but chances are it wouldn't come with a scope.
     
  5. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Another Hatsan user here, I have a 60 S, what Steve and Egg have not told you is that you can buy the same gun for double the money, as a Webley Stingray Mark 2!

    So save cash and buy the beast under the makers name! There is a lot to like on the Hatsan, Walnut stock (yes really), nice 2 stage trigger that is usually good out of the box and can be made even better if it needs it! Powerlok springs mean that with the right pellet 11+ ft lb is achievable, the one we bought our friend returns a healthy 11.3 ft lb with a 14.3 grain pellet!

    Mine has a gas spring (conversion done for Edgar Brothers by AWT Bedford). Makes 11.3 ft lb with a minimum of noise.

    Oh and they are usable straight from the box, they do have open sights!

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    Look nice don't they?
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. It's looking like I'm getting a Hatsan 55 now all i need is to find find an online shop that sells and ships them.
     
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    You'll toil mate - the VCR Act means the vast majority (almost all, in fact) can't send you a gun via mail order. They used to until the nonsense that is the VCR Act came into being.

    There's a couple of stores in England that offer this service but they only deliver to English addresses :(
     
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    Not to worry just discovered there's a shop in Dundee that sells them not sure i they sell the hatsan but i'll soon find out lol.
     
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    Hatsan

    :) As the other bloke said Hatsan all the way because nothing quite beats one for the money if you can buy a Gasram version even better no twang or noise just a healthy thud. Secondhand Hatsan Springers can be bought quite cheap (pre quattro trigger) .177 & .22 and the new ones with the Quattro trigger for a lot less than brand new both are an excellent basis for a first rifle and backyard shooting,carbine ones make a brilliant rifle even better just don,t pay daft money for one there are loads about used :up:
     
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    I've found an online shop that delivers straight to your door pellpax however they don't sell the Hatsan any other recommendations?.
     
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    These hatsans seem to be the budget rifle to buy.
    I personally would rather buy a budget rifle as a budget rifle and not a modern webley or bsa etc... As a budget rifle with a weihrauch or air arms etc... Price tag.
    Hw77 in the sales section :D

    You won't get a air arms for that I'd imagine hw's come up for that fairly regular (depends how many sources you keep an eye on :D)
    But as has been said, the hatsan range are doing well.
     
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    Theres a tx200 on Facebook for £120 lol
     
  13. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Ah a Thin Air Arms?
     
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    Actually looks a good buy, it's been refinished via powder coating, and has a small crack in the stock, but still cheap as
     
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    At the club a stoger (sp?) was being shown off in .177 flavour. I was told it isn't currently made in .22. It came with a scope for about £120. Was a reasonably light break barrel jobbie. Didn't get to play with it long enough to form an opinion really.
     
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    I wouldnt order anything from them....they have gone txts up at least once maybe more :eek:
     
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    I had an oldskool Hatsan Mod 60 S (no quatrro trigger) and found it a decent way into shooting myself. Maybe the flatter trajectory of the 55 (.177) would make it easier for a beginner to shoot with. I suppose once you've got either zero'd it makes no difference unless shooting at long ranges.
     
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    If you can get yourself to Armadale in West Lothian (not too far from Dundee) then Livelines & Tackle have the EDGAR (HATSAN) MODEL 60. It's a great shop, very helpful owners.
     
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    Thank you very much i'll tryn get there next Saturday.
     
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    I bought one off them fairly recently with no issues. I have heard they had problems once though
     

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