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advice please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by essexman, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. essexman

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    hi and hello as i am new to the board and i am going to jump straight in and ask for your advice on me getting a new gun i do own a hw80 and have had this for around 15 years now so i was hoping to move up to the times and get myself a pcp ( is that right )
    having never used one before i am asking for the views of those that have.
    i should have a gun budget of £350 ( thats my top wack on a gun as misses has set a limit) and as i dont need a scope as i have a spare i am hoping to get just the gun first then any extras at a later date.
    i know that i will need a tank or pump but i can get that out of the pay packet the month after.
    i will be only using this for hunting so it must be able to take the bunnies out.
     
  2. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Welcome to the forum buddy, I'd go S410 .177, Second hand:D:up:
     
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    And I'll second that.
     
  4. simply james

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    and 3rd it ,you wont go wrong mate,welcome to the forum
     
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    Crosman discovery (New) and you will still have £150 left. ;)
     
  6. i8allthepies

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    As for the S410, I'd go along with three of the people I most respect on this forum, except for one thing - I'd never part with £350 for a second-hand rifle, especially one that's made by a company whose after-sales service is widely acknowledged as being the wrong side of awful. To throw my own hat in the ring, I'd recommend the Falcon Prairie 18 or 25. Although they share the same parent company as Air Arms, their after sales support is in a different league.
     
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    i would still go for a 410 . as the cheapest pf25 ave seen up here was £400 secont hand ! :eek:
     
  8. i8allthepies

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    The Airgun Centre in Rayleigh lists the PF18 for £350 and the PF25 for £358 new, and they're not the cheapest out there.:up:
     
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    good . ! sain that my local gunshop is a bit of a rip off on some things !

    1 of them wants 550 for a AA410 brand new !:eek:
     
  10. simply james

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    i used to deal with the airgun centr all the time for many years untill the law come in about posting guns,there after sales service was spot on and as long as you owned the gun they would fix it or service it ,great team of lads.
     
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    how about a Webley Axsor,as it happens I have a very nice one for sale, quality Swedish engineering shoots really well.

    Reason for sale it's a bit long for me.

    Buy a Theoben Fenman or similar.

    You could try a S200 light quiet and puts a pellet where you want it every time.
     
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    thanks for that info i would prefer a new gun than a second hand one

    going to have a look in the mags and see if there is anything that i like and then will come back to you for info on any of them.

    i should get an hour spare on weds night so i will have a good look on this site then.
    all the best
     
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    I can't help on the above advice,but welcome they are a nice lot (well most of them);)
     
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    had a quick look in my mag and after shopping around i have found 4 that i need a bit more info on, all 4 are £350 or under.

    1 aa s200 not as nice looking as the bsa ultra
    2 aa s400 standard no picture
    3 bsa ultra looks nice.
    4 also found a falcon fn19 ( no picture no info just a name and price )
    thanks
     
  15. andyhawkx3

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    The S400 (No 2) is the single shot version of the S410 (S410 being 10 shot magazine) ...Look how much you will have to pay, for the S410, just trying to save you some cash in the long run;):D
     
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    the falcon fn 19's are good mate . i have 1 and i love it , even tho its a single shot i still get as manny bunys when am out as i do with my 10 shot :p:D
     
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    I was gonna get one of those, but they're too expensive for me so I have a girly S200 :D:up:
     
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    they all do the same thing rele . some are better made , some are more user freindly , but ultimately they all do the same thing , and they are all as acurate as the person fireing them is ,

    when i first stated shooting i had a diana g36 wich i still have , i used to come home with bootfuls of rabbits , now i have a fn 19 and a AA s410 and altho i have better guns i dont come home with any more rabbits then i used to . . for the price of a s410 it should gut and clean the rabbits for you:D:D
     
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    defending the s200

    the s200 is a great light weight hunting rifle:up:
     
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    Try to bear in mind that whether mega expensive or cheap they all have same power & any modern pcp is going to outshoot the shooter. If you got the pennies try and get an air tank i know its a lot more but its worth it, but then i am an old fart with a knackered spine so couldnt pump up a gun if life depended on it.
    Cheers
     

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