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Air Rifle For A Young'n

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Brooksy789, May 31, 2015.

  1. Brooksy789

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    Good Evening All,

    Darling daughter has starting taking an interest in my shooting and wanted to come to the range with me the other day. She's only just turned 6 but is very inquisitive. She'd like to shoot clays with me but she's no where near old enough for that but i like her admiration.

    Im tempted to buy her a cheap air rifle i can help her with under supervison, plus having 2 girls and no lads i need to get at least one shooting right?!

    My idea was her having a go with my Scorpion, being on a bipod she wouldn't have to worry about the front end and could concentrate on the trigger end, she can shoulder it and with a long reach can get the trigger but cant cheek it! lol

    So, is there any junior sized rifles out there that a 6 year old could use under supervison? i think'd she'd be more than happy firing off shots into paper and plant pots etc, it'd make her day to be like daddy. Ideally it needs to be sub £100 as i can see it being knocked around alot and also small enough for her to be able to hold with me helping her. I was thinking a Ratcatcher but if anyone else has any other suggestions i'd be more than happy to know!

    Ta
     
  2. Brooksy789

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    Found this as well, seems a good price for a junior rifle.

    Anyone had any experience?
     
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    Mine are 8 and 5, and I bought them a SMK XS15...

    ...now I don't know whether you have prejudice against SMK, but they are not bad for the money. Out of the box, the trigger is similar to HW25 (got one secondhand). Shoots accurately up to 10m (not tried further yet). Small enough for my 8 yrs old, just about right for the 5 years old shooting rested. Cheapest from Lincoln (City Air Weapon) at £50, or Sheffield (NM Products) at £60.

    I modded mine by filing the sear a little, and now the trigger is much lighter than before. Still not Quattro quality, but light enough for my two. They haven't really understood the iron sight yet, and to keep them interested, I've put a secondhand Nikko Stirling 3x9x40 for the garage range. Now they can shoot pretty ragged hole at 6m rested, and keeps them interested until they can be bothered to learn iron sight!

    Feel free to PM me if you think I can help/advice!

    Adrian
     
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    The crossman looks like a good starting point,cheap enough too!
     
  5. Brooksy789

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    Have nothing against SMK twodoctors! If it helps her she can have any rifle that will suit! A name is just that!
     
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    hmmm hard one . but an s200 adapt the stock keep the bits so you can lengthen it at later date , kids get cheesed of if you buy them something like a Crossman and they don't hit a target , I would rather put in extra work and a few extra pennys so they can give shooting a good go ;)
     
  7. twodoctors

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    Well, I would go for the SMK XS15 then. As I said, the trigger is a bit heavy, but so is the HW25 which is 3x the price. A bit of carefully filing of the sear (and then extensive safety test!) it will can be a very good rifle. Accuracy is not an issue, and I can do small ragged hole up to 10m (not tested further yet). If they don't like it you haven't lost much. Keeps them interested until they are ready for the next size up.

    The other one I looked at before getting the XS15 was the Gamo Delta Whisper Compact (or something sounding similar). £89 in Walkers' of Trowell. In any case all these will be too heavy to cock even at their age, which is a good thing as I wouldn't let mine shoot unsupervised.

    Adrian
     
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    Had a look at the qb78?
     
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    HW25 or HW30s Lovely!
     

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