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Air arms prosport price query

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Eye2i, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Eye2i

    Eye2i Member

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    Hi im after a new rifle, I wanted a 177 mainly for target practice and a few rats.

    Are 22's any good for target shooting ?
    and how much is a prosport mint, anout 6months old be, valued private sale? no sights

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  2. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    .22 is of little use for target shooting. Of course that depends what you mean by target shooting. If you mean knocking a can about your garden then owt will do but if you wish to be competitive in any competition then you'll need a .177. A mint 6 month old example will be approx 3/4 of new.
     
  3. Buzz

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    Oh NO !!! Not the .177/.22 again....I'm climbing in the bunker....anybody who wants to join me brings the beer !! LOL

    Eye2i...sorry, it's not your fault, it's just that you've unearthed THE question and you're gonna get comments from one extreme to the other.

    The general concensus is that it's .177 especially for target shooting. Could be either for hunting depending what you shoot and at what range, each has it's pro's and con's...but just get ready for the flak !!!

    Pricewise I'm sorry I can't help.


    Darren....you type like a WOMAN.......FAST !!!

    BTW...welcome to the nuthouse....a place where everybody's an expert and nobody knows anything !! LOL
     
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  4. Darren Petts

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    Oh and .22 prosports are usually a tad cheaper than .177 or at least that bit harder to sell as the .177 is more sought after precisely because of target shooting.
     
  5. Eye2i

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    I don't want to set off an arguament. lol I really wanted a 177 variation, but since its a good model i wondered if a 22 was OK

    I have also been looking at the TX200 Mk111 Full size and carbine.
    these are a bit cheaper though, and a via option over the pro sport

    (Carbine preferred)

    2 quick queations.

    Do both the full size and the carbine both have the integral silencer fitted or only the full size? Confusing info off sales sites.

    Also who knows the cheapest place i can pick up a rifle in the derbyshire/yorkshire region.

    Thanks
     
  6. Rockabilly

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    the carbine does not have the integral silencer
    you will have to buy a silencer to fit ,and in my opinion
    it totally ruins the look of the gun
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    Not too much of a problem, spring guns are relitivbely quiet if you're shooting in the open.

    The Pro Sport has the shrouded barrel I believe, and it looks nicer (lovely shape, chequering, and the hidden under lever is such a nice touch) ...

    Damn, you've got me wanting one now.

    P.S. As for the calibre, look at the evidence for and against each one yourself and make a decision on your own terms - you'll never get any conclusive feedback on here, it turns into war usually.
     
  8. Darren Petts

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    The TX range also have a shrouded barrel. The full length is much quieter as std than the carbine. The HC needs a seperate silencer for hunting which as said ruins it's looks and makes it a full length anyway. The screw in integral silencer does very little to silence anything. Personally I prefer the TX to the PS as the front biased weight makes for a more repeatable shooting experience. That's me though and not the guns. The TX is also easier to cock given the relative point of the levers hinge. By easier I don't mean as in amount of effort but as in control of the gun whilst performing the operation.
     
  9. Eye2i

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    Thanks guys for the replies.
    I decided, just purchased it tonight.
    lovely piece of kit and not a mark on it, plus a great padded bag.

    Now i need a scope.
    I have seen a cheap Webley Silver 3 - 9 x 40 Scope (Black Finish) on eds site.

    Are they any good, and do you recommend me getting full length sportsmatch mounts.

    If scope is no good, what is good for reasonable price.

    Was considering getting a fixed zoom for better optics? what do you think ?
     
  10. FXpoacher

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    Dont listen to paperbag!......HE'S gone over to the darkside (.177):D:D
    But i think if your doing field target then i think you have to go with .177, or stand out as a sore thumb!
    If you are going to hunt, then go with a .22, as it "widens" the kill zone a tad making slightly harder shot's more viable.
    I'm a .22 fan and curious av .20, but i've done the .177 thing and come to the conclusion that it's only good for targets.
    Sorry all .177 fans!:D
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

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    Pffft ... .177 makes more sense at 12 ft/lbs DOES IT NOT :D

    If you're going to use it for plinking and what-not then it's the better option, notably because the ammo would cost a lot less over time.
     
  12. Andy

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    .177 more recoil than .22 in a springer:down:
    .177 less energy at the target than .22:down:
    .177 less shots in a pcp than .22 :down:
    .177 fiddly if you have fat fingers :D
     
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    I like you andy!!!!

    Paperbag: .22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22.22:D:D
     
  14. EX Mod Cog

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    Haha, let's not get started with the whole calibre thing - it's stupid. now that I've used both, I know that there's little different between them anyway, but I just prefer .177 (slightly) because of the flat(ter) trajectory 'n stuff.

    Umm ... what was this thread about again? lol
     
  15. andyhawkx3

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    BEST OF BOTH
    lf you want the best of both world's go .177 for the targets, and put a heavy pellet, like a bislea magnum or evan go O.T.T. and use Piledrivers 21gr. becuase rat are usualy close range, mined you piledrivers, lve been paying £5.99 for 125....then when you have got extra cash by a .22
    Andy
     

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