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Advice please newbie

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ProCoe, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. ProCoe

    ProCoe Engaging Member

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    Hi guys
    don't know a lot about air guns
    but would like to get in to it,
    i been looking at the Air Arms S 200
    22.. Is that a good rifle for a beginner ?
    i want to do some hunting and target shooting.
    thanks for any advice
    simon
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    Have a look at the link below - hopefully it'll answer a few of your questions.

    Have a good snoop around the forum, as it's a wealthy of knowledge and information. Ask any questions you want and get stuck in. We're a pretty friendly and helpful bunch and will be glad to help you out if we can.

    Cheers,

    JR

    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/...-their-answers
     
  3. jw74

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    The s200 is a cracking rifle but I'd personally go for the s400.however I'd say go to as many shops as poss and hold a few different rifles.as which suits me may not be a good fit for you! If you buy an s410 (10 shot mag version of the s400)it'll cost you a fair bit more.whereas if you was to get an s400 and pay £60 for a rowan mag conversion. It'll save you a bit of cash to go towards a scope or similar.I had one in 177 it was so accurate its unreal! Remember you're going to need a charge bottle.or you could pick up a good springer!choices choices ha.atb jw
     
  4. mattyts

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    S400 in .177 :D
     
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    :welcome: to the forum.
     
  6. ProCoe

    ProCoe Engaging Member

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    Thanks for the reply guys
    i will check link out, also how do
    you go about say going on farmers
    land do you ask permission
    say go to there homes??
     
  7. Clubshot

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    Choice is Good - But majority of Target Shooting is done with .177

    .22 has issues knocking down Metal plates over 30 metres or resetting them -

    Before buying Check out Local Air Gun Clubs and see what others are using and why

    Re Farm Land / Vermin Shooting - There are several Hundred Air Gunners per Vermin Shoot

    Find you local Air Gun Club and you will most probably find that he majority is Shot by club Members

    BOB/R
     
  8. jw74

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    Yep the permission quest can be a Iong haul but you'll just have to try everywhere.the most important thing is can you hit a 5p coin every shot? Its not just a case of hitting a rabbit for example.I spend 10s of hrs at targets to every rabbit I shoot.best Thing is to make sure you have somewhere to practice at targets.then get a rifle etc.then once your shooting is bang on!go for the hunting.Im a pretty good shot but still practice for hours each week.atb jw
     
  9. trumpetier

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    S200,s are great........buy one, but get it in .177 especially as your wanting to shoot targets as well. I have had about 5 200,s and never had a problem with any of them.
     
  10. ProCoe

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    Hi guys
    thanks for boring questions know doubt
    you hear all the time, went too my gun shop
    and the guy said 1.77 over 22 as they are better
    for doing target shooting and game hunting ??
    what do you guys think also what about
    second hand as you may get a few more extras.
    there are plenty for sale on here.
    i will look and see where gun clubs are I am
    in the morfolk area.,
    thanks again
     
  11. mattyts

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    Do a search for caliber discussions,there's literally 100s of them.
     
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    Personally I use heavy 177 pellets in precharged as you get a flatter trajectory with it.the heavy pellets I found cause a lot more trauma for dispatching rabbits etc.(i found lighter pellets often went straight through)and also great for targets too.I always use .22 in springers as I find they tend to shoot smoother,and with .22 being bigger and heavier they create the same result. But the caliber debate always creates a lot of different opinions.
     
  13. ProCoe

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    Thanks for your reply so really what
    you are saying don't matter what
    i go for 1.77 or 22 both would be great??
    what about buying second hand
    as I might get more for my money
    which will be about £400 ish
    thanks si
     
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    I had an air arms s200 with 10 shot conversion. Was a superb rifle. Mine was .22 and very accurate + really light weight. I have upgraded to an air arms s410. Again in .22. Really nice rifle with deadly accuracy. Get about 60+ shots on a 190 bar refill. Both are superb rifles.
     

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