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Air Pistol

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by robo1979, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. robo1979

    robo1979 Well-Known Member

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    What are peoples thoughts on the following please

    Smk xs26
    Umarex trevox np
    Hatsan mod 25 supercharger
    Webley Tempest or Hurricane
    Bsa scorpion

    Looking to buy but have read so many varying reviews , thought I would ask some more experienced people

    Thank you very much

    Mark Robinson
     
  2. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Only used 3 of them, the Wobblys need to be used with rose tinted glasses, cannot understand why people go mad for them as they are pants. The Scorpion is pretty much the same but it's bigger, much bigger. All of them are totally out classed by more modern PCP pistols such as the P700 which are still available for £100.
     
  3. robo1979

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    I had both the Tempest and the Scorpion in my younger years and I quite agree with you on the accuracy front , but there is just something about them if you know what I mean.

    Is the P700 the one made by Artemis

    Thank you very much

    Mark Robinson
     
  4. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Yes, quite a few members have bought them recently, totally recoilless (PCP) with a shot count of around 100 out of the box, easy to fettle and, in my experience, stupidly accurate compared to any spring powered pistol, mine will sub 1" group at 20 yards and Mr Magoo can outshoot me. Power is normally nudging the legal limit and some have been bought well over so check if you buy one. The cheaper version "W" comes without sights but tbh you will need to put glass or some kind of additional sighting aid on as these pistols can be accurate well beyond iron sights range.
     
  5. robo1979

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    I have just had a nosey and yes they look an awesome gun but a bit out of my price range at the moment.

    Thank you very much

    Mark Robinson
     
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    timmytree Top Poster

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    Look at a Beeman P17. £70 or just under.
     
  7. flatrajectory

    flatrajectory Keyboard Hero

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    Mark, forget the smk, hatsan, umarex , they are terrible if you want to hit anything. From your list the BSA Scorpion has the best trigger, but is a bit of a handful. The Webleys are in my opinion the ideal compact, plinking pistols, The Hurricane being a bit more accurate than the Tempest. All springer pistols are challenging to to shoot accurately, but I like the challenge.
    Also , think about a BSA 240 magnum, although they are roughly about £120-£150 for a decent example.
    Pete.
     
  8. Lukeypoodle

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    You can't go far wrong with a Webley junior. Of all my pistols it's the one I enjoy plinking with the most.
     
  9. robo1979

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    Thanks very much guys

    I will have a look at the other suggestions

    Thanks again

    Mark
     
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    bflat7 Busy Member

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    The hw 45 is the king of spring pistols, check the reviews!:thumb:
     
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    FWB 65 is THE KING of springers ;)
     
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    Agreed but out of production for years!:facepalm: the 45 is current!
     
  13. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Couple of the pistols you mention will, most likely, be north of the £100 price for a PP700.
     
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    Ade C Keyboard Hero

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    I have an XS26 and think it's very under rated. The trigger has a very long pull but despite this it's extremely accurate and packs quite a punch. I think of it as a modern BSA Scorpion.
    Wouldn't bother with a tempest but the hurricane is much better due to the longer sight base and proper adjustable rear sight.
     
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    It's always difficult if you look beyond the engineering/design and move into personal choice.. The thing that changes a positive opinion into a negative opinion will most likely be down to it wax a knackered gun if bought used, or it was one that didn't suit the person's shooting style
    ATB
    Dan
     
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    Mark, as suggested, definitely have a look at the Beeman P17. For the money it is an absolute steal. It is a nice size, very accurate and if you can master the cocking technique, a cracking pistol to boot.
     
  17. robo1979

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    Im seriously thinking about the PP700 now , I have not owned a pcp before so maybe it is time to venture into something new , if I can find one for a decent price that is

    Thanks again everyone for all your help and advice and I think I might even get the beeman aswell if I have enough left over

    Thank you very much

    Mark
     
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