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ADVICE PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by stevieb, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. stevieb

    stevieb Active Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I tested out my old airsporter yesterday. Unfortunately the velocity was such that I could have shot a pellet, put the rifle down, ran & stood in front of the target & shot myself in the arse. I will attempt a refurb at some stage but I have decided to buy myself a new rifle. These are the specs:


    What do I want it for?

    Hunting. Bunnies, vermin, birds.


    What Do I want?

    A springer (break action or under lever), .177 cal, as powerful as possible.


    What is my budget?

    I want to spend as little as possible (hopefully sub £200 but the less the better).



    So in your opinion what rifle would suit my needs & on average how much do they sell for?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    Steve.
     
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  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Look for a secondhand HW, AA or Diana for under £200. Job done!
    Please resist the urge to buy some cheap, nasty, plasticky piece of tat.;)
     
  3. Jackroadkill

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    That, my friend, is some good advice.
     
  4. john2667

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    I bought a Diana 52 for £150, the action is mint with no rust but the stock was a bit tatty but after a refurb I got a quality air rifle. You will need to look hard for a HW or AA or Diana for under £200. If you on fb sign up to some air rifle for sale sites you can find some really good buys
     
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    For £200,second hand HW and add some extra for a scope.
     
  6. Jonnyovy

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    HW99s for £200, the best out of the box spring rifle i have ever had (also had the likes of 97k, 95k, prosport ect)

    Although i would get it in .22 for the smoothest action possible.
     
  7. sharpshooterpete

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    gun trader is a good site to pick up a decent second hand springer! Most of the mentioned rifles above pop up on there for a decent price and are usually around the £200 mark.

    atb in your search,

    Pete.
     
  8. jw74

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    Another vote for the 99s and would also go 22 for the smoothest to shoot.(just my opinion and don't want to start a calliber war ha)
     
  9. larryking28

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    I would say whatever you buy go and pick it up in person if you can then you will be able to see what you are getting and lessen the chance of receiving nothing or an air rifle shaped box full of bricks.
    Would I hand over £200 for a rifle to be posted to me from someone on Facebook I have never met,NO! :D
     

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