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Question Advice needed

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dezyboy, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. dezyboy

    dezyboy Active Member

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    Going to need some advice as I have not been shooting for 10 years now , but finally I have got the bug again ..and a shed load of land to shoot. I am however overwhelmed by the shear choice of guns.

    I don't have a big budget (max of just over 400) and am needing advice on what gun to buy.

    my needs/wants


    • Light weight (due to arm injury) I can use a full weight gun .. but a whole day hurts.
    • .177 .. just habit really
    • PCP (pref multi shot)
    • Full length barrel.

    One more question .. Shooting Insurance .. I never did this before but the land owner wants to see insurance before I start shooting , so where is the best place to get this ?
     
  2. arrows180

    arrows180 Posting Addict

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    There are other expenses to take into account for a pcp. If you have an arm injury, then a pump is out of the question, So you'll need to buy a divers bottle for around £120 and a half decent scope £80? which only leaves you £200 for your rifle. I think the cheapest multi-shot is the Bsa Ultra at around £395 new. On your budget, I think you should have a look at the used sales section, Sometimes get some good deals on there. or call around your local shops and ask about their used gear. hth. atb. Brian. p.s. You can get insurance from basc. http://www.basc.org.uk/en/join/index.cfm
     
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  3. dezyboy

    dezyboy Active Member

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    I managed to pick up a divers bottle from flee bay for £45 and I still have a set of sights .. cheap ones but they were good enough when I used them last. So budget is really for gun .. but good idea about SH
     
  4. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    How about an air arms 200 :up:
     
  5. dezyboy

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    I am liking the reviews I have read on this , just one question , how many shots per fill in the 177 version ? (stats I can find are just for .22)

    also multi shot conversion .. is a plus point as I can add it later if I feel I need it. The other big plus point is the weight
     
  6. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Also put a bipod on it, shoot lieing down or seated (Both my arms, are giving jip at the mo) ....insurance ..BSAC:D:up:
     
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    40 in .177.....60 in .22 :up:
     
  8. dezyboy

    dezyboy Active Member

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    second hand S200s has been offered to me for £300 .. with that I get some cheap sights (not needed) bi-pod ,sling and silencer

    6 months old in good condition .. sounds expensive for SH to me but not so sure .. what ya think ?
     
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    good price by the sounds of it mate if its all in good condition:)
     
  10. nick2

    nick2 Keyboard Hero

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    FX Cyclone, 6.5lbs with synthetic stock, scope & silencer, 200 full power shots in .22,160 shots in .177, less if its a carbine, might need to stretch the budget for a second hand onethough, well pleased with mine:D
     
  11. dezyboy

    dezyboy Active Member

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    Well I got my self a new AA S200 for £350 and got him to throw in a couple of tins of pellets , some scope mounts and screws and swivels for a sling. So all in all I got a good deal :)


    next month I will be buying a silencer , mag conversion and much more importantly ..... a new set of boots :p


    Insurance was cheap as chips !
     

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