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Advice on air rifle for newcomer

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dorset Derringer, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Dorset Derringer

    Dorset Derringer Engaging Member

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    Hi all,

    im im new to air rifles, wanted to get into them for a while now so wanted some advice on which rifle would be best for a beginner. I am able to spend up to about £250 and have looked at a gamo shadow igt and bsa supersport.

    Wondered if anyone could recommend either of these or any different ones and also whether .22 or .177 would be better. I would generally be using it with targets but with some occasional rodent and rabbit hunting

    thanks

    alan
     
  2. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    for your uses I would suggest a .177
     
  3. ratman60

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    hello,£250/£300 should get you a nice HW95K in .177
     
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    As above, Hw95k is an awesome rifle and a break barrel is a great way to get into shooting. I have just bought one of these as I wanted a reliable and accurate springer that can turn it's hand to any task. You won't regret it, spend the money once and it will be in your collection for years!

    .177 would be perfect.
     
  5. Dorset Derringer

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    Thanks for the replies. Will have a look at the recommended rifles
     
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    Any thoughts on the two rifles I mentioned in the original post?
     
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    hello, if you want another idea a hatsan 85X just google reviews of any rifle and you will get for/against and reasons why including those you mention. or pop in to your local gun shop and check out a few springers, has to fit/right weight/ and you like it. if your hunting you dont want to lug around a heavy one?
     
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    Hi Alan, welcome to the AGF,

    If your looking to buy secondhand, I could offer you a Hw80k.

    Atb

    John.
     
  9. Dorset Derringer

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    Thanks ratman, will have a look. I went into my local shop and they recommended the gamo shadow igt but I then saw some not so good reviews on line so wasn't sure.

    Hi john. Thanks for the reply. What are you looking for for your rifle?
     
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    i would go second hand. you will get more rifle for your money and long as its been looked after is no problems with getting a 2nd hand one :) you might be able to find a HW 77 / 97 for that kinda money :) if you can live with the weight of the monsters they are very nice accurate rifles.
     
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    Hello mate Weihrauch 99's are about £220 new,I have had 2 95's and I can shoot the 99 I have a lot better, its just as accurate as my Air Arms TX200 but weighs a lot less.I wouldn't buy a Gamo I had one for about 6 years and I was a great gun but eventually the plastic breech went sloppy, I tried to fix it but gave up and ended up scrapping it in the end.
     

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