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Airgun suggestion as a Christmas present

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Eclipsetuned, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Eclipsetuned

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    Dear all,

    I would greatly appreciate your help and advise to the following. In your responses, please be advised that despite being able to access this particular site, my ISP at work blocks access to a number of airgun sites, so as much detail regarding prices and availability would be greatly appreciated.

    In 2005, at the request of my Mother-in-Law, I purchased a Webley Stingray for my Father-in-Law. Obviously, in December 2005, Webley went into administration, and I understand they were purchased by Airgunsport. It is my understanding that my Father-in-Law, very much likes his Stingray which he uses for 25yard shooting of birds, squirrels and rabbits.

    My Mother-in-Law’s friend now requires a similar gun for her Husband for Christmas (please note the challenging timescales including delivery), so two local gunsmiths (Croydon area) were approached, one of which advised that he had a Webley Xocet which was the same as the Stingray but included additional chequering and was still competitively prices at £250 including scope and mounts. The other gunsmith advised not to go near Webley.

    My questions to the panel are:-

    • Is the Xocet as per the above claim from the first Gunsmith and is the quality to a high standard?
    • Could anyone recommend a readily available alternative which is a good quality spring rifle powerful enough for 25 yard shooting of birds, squirrels and rabbits? The budget including a good quality scope, mounts and delivery is not to exceed £300. An HW99 and BSA Lightning Excel have been suggested.
    Many Thanks




    EclipseTuned
     
  2. EX Mod Cog

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    Hello there,

    In response to the Xocet, these are at the bottom end of the Webley range. I think they're worth avoiding as Webley aren't that great anymore, unfortunately.

    Best bet for the money would be a Weihrauch, either the 35, 57, 95, or 99, all for under £300 (I think - how expensive is the 35?)

    Anyway, all of the above are good rifles, and if you want to push the budget a tiny bit look at the Air Arms TX200 or Weihrauch HW97 - both very good so I hear.
     
  3. a1gunner

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    BSA make sturdy springers too
     
  4. Rockabilly

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    the lightening xl is anice gun but its around the same price as a hw 95 which is a very desirable springer ,with unriveled accuracy and build quality.
     
  5. a1gunner

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    you know the crossman nightstalker looks fun

    a semi auto airgun:) makes tin can shooting way more fun
     
  6. a1gunner

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    the night stalker is probably not powerful enough for hunting by the way i put it in becaue the threads called xmas present so i thought it would be good.

    i'm going back to my corner now
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    Agreed.

    It's just a shame it's so ugly, I believe it's based on a Beretta?
     
  8. andyhawkx3

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    woof woof (still not bitting):p
     
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    You spelt biting wrong ;)
     
  10. andyhawkx3

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    Yep:D
     
  11. a1gunner

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    i think it's the poit it was probably designed for PP or something like that which is a sort of like combat based target sport.

    if you're a kid though (like me) it looks cool
     
  12. EX Mod Cog

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    I am, I'm 16 (almost 17) and I just think it's ugly, and I don't like Crosman anyway.

    :eek:
     
  13. a1gunner

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    me too:p

    try barettas version then.

    i dont think they are meant to be prety anyway
     
  14. EX Mod Cog

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    Yeah I know, but still ... it doesn't cost more to make something look nice, does it?

    The looks play an important part for me when I'm looking at guns, either air rifles that I could possibly buy or just real guns that I imagine owning.

    I do the latter sat alone in a dark room, usually in the early hours :confused:
     
  15. Rockabilly

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    tell us more :rolleyes:
     
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    hi all i,ve recently fired the night stalker and as a fun gun which is what it,s designed for it does the job ...blows hell out of cans at 25 yds but its no hunting gun, i would,nt even use it on the old scaly tails
     
  17. a1gunner

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    i doubt it would be accurate enough and it isnt powerful enough plu you'd get an overwhelming impulse to fill the scaly tail with lots of lead:p
     
  18. EX Mod Cog

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    What are the Nightstalkers? 8 shot? It's a good idea to have a semi-automatic, it's a shame Crosman did it first, and why has nobody else made one?
     
  19. a1gunner

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    12 shot i think

    the beretta i think is a 28 shot
     

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