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Question Air rifles you just have to try

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    Hi,
    I am slightly affected by a problem. This problem is compulsive air rifle buying :) I just can't stop buying air rifles. I like using new and different air rifles and mixing up my set ups.

    I'm looking into night vision as my next step.
    But my question is,

    what air rifle/s should everyone always experience using just because they should?

    I always think people should try fx2000 or variant and ripley hogan elites as they aren't the most known guns but I think they are hidden gems.
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Westlake B2, feel the joy when you hit the target (like barn door, side of house or in the wife's case own backside)...
     
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    Feinwerkbau Sport 127, preferably lightly fettled.

    Nice, light, almost effortless to shoot accurately...

    Theoben Fenman, assuming you can find one with a nice trigger (there are some out there :) )

    Airmasters HW77 FTS - awesomeness :)

    Park RH93, for no other reason that to stand back in awe at the twin opposing piston/motorbike chain recoilless action :D

    Sharp Ace or Inova - everyone tried putting more pumps in at least once, trying to up the power :rolleyes: and aside from the quirky cocking their accuracy was/is incredible.
     
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    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    I never gave the feinwerkbau brand a second look over the years but when I took my daughter to the range they loaned her a Fwb 127 I tried it and I was very impressed. Leagues ahead of the webley Vulcan I was shooting back in the day.
     
  5. Accuspell

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    Wiscombe, JW50 - spring piston powered with the recoil of a PCP.....unbelievable.Just don't worry about the price. They will be £10,000 when John has died!

    On a more normal base:
    Theoben SLR - the original, hand built 88 or the reincarnation 98. A bit big and heavy for some shooters, but the engineering is wonderful.
    Dave Hall tuned HW77
    FW300Daystate Wolverine 303
    A properly put together high powered Theoben Rapid.
     
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    Weihrauch HW55 if you can find one
     
  7. SimonD

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    FX Independence... :D

    When I went to an airgun dealer here in Sweden to look at Theoben, Air Arms, etc.. he showed me the FX Independence, I tried it out.. bought it.. it puts a grin on my face each time I take it out and use it.. time after time, it hits the target, it feels solid and reliable, the cocking action is smooth, and I also like the way it's so easy to tune.. I set it to 10 Joules for shooting in Sweden, go to another country without power restrictions and I can get 40 Joules from it, all it takes is about 20 minutes or so to tune it up...
     
  8. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    well I've had loads and shot loads, but I'd like to shot/own a PARK 91/93, HW55t,WH50 and the list can go on and on lol
     
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    I've always wanted to try a theoben eliminator, you'd need a fac though.
     
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    Theoben fenman
    rapid 7
    tx200
    hw 77
    i would recomend having a shot at these
     
  11. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Wiscombe - fantastic engineering.
    TX200 - the standard for every springer to aim for out of the box.
    97/77 fully venom / V-mach tuned - silky
    S400 - great value. What that money can really get you.
    B2 - what cheap often is - ie nasty.
    Sirocco - got to try a ram.
    Carbined Crosman 600 - best way to destroy cans etc ever.
     
  12. edtwozeronine

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    Should have paid more attention to what the rifle was I had a go of today. It was a .177 PCP that the club gun smith was showing off. I hit the bell 3 out of 4 times as it was getting passed around a bit. I can barely ever hit the bell on our small range with my .22 rifles to my eternal shame.
     
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    BSA Meteor MK1 :D

    you will laugh.
     
  14. Biz

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    Should try them all! they all shoot that little different, I am the same as you buy loads try loads. My DSmk4 is by far the best thing I have ever owned but most enjoyable would definitely be HW77 or an old BSA Air sporter. Springer's definitely bring the shooter in me I love to use a springer. PCP is just to easy.
     
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    AA S510

    Simply awesome
     
  16. milek

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    One of them Phoenix jobs (can't remember the maker) but the air-tube is in the stock. I think the Ripley is probably the best rifle I have ever owned and shot to this day.
     
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    Had one, hmm shot about 3mags through then sold it, did get about 8 rabbits in that time with it though :)
     
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    Which one Tom
     
  19. tomsteebs

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    The s510, Sorry thought I quoted. The gun your thinking of is, the Parker hale Phoenix, I tried getting one but they are hard to find.
     
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    That's the one. I am on the lookout for a new rifle so I could be tempted. Cheers for that.
     

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