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And Another First Post

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Mario, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Mario

    Mario Newbie

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    Hi Everyone! First post from me:)

    Registered yesterday after lurking for quite a few weeks now. Have had a good look around and realy enjoyed some of the threads...brings back many memories. And there is the reason why I am on here tonight.

    I used to be very much into airguns as a child and into my teens. Moved onto the Forces and my guns sort of got shifted to the back of the closet so to speak. Eventually sold them off and the last time I owned one was 20+ years ago. Had a BSA Cadet as a child then moved onto a BSA Meteor and finally a BSA Airsporter.

    Anyway, rambling on a bit but I feel I have come a full circle now and am once again in the process of buying a new airgun. I have done a bit of research and have narrowed it down to a Weihrauch HW77 or HW80.

    If anyone can give me some advice it would be much appreciated, my requirements are:

    Must be a springer
    In .177 (number of reasons but I like the flat trajectory)
    As close to the legal limit (12ft/lb) as possible
    Very accurate
    Excellent build quality
    Budget about £400

    Been looking at the scopes as well, in particular the Hawke (maybe 3-9x40) illuminated reticle mildot one. Budget about £200.

    Intended use:
    Nostalgia :) (plinking)
    Teaching my son to shoot
    Also some occasional vermin control although I am looking into a FAC rifle for this as well.
     
  2. Comp

    Comp Engaging Member

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    Hiya, Mario, and welcome!!!!!

    Can't add to much to your post, you seem to know just what you want!!!!
    I'm sure many will agree youv'e made a good choice, and if the HW's suit you, you wont got far wrong,...I'd like a HW80 in .177 as a 'backup' to my HW100S,.. I am told they are better suited to a slightly higher power, (FAC rating,..) and can be a bit touchy/twangy at sub 12ft/lbs, and not the lightest!!!... Sure people on here will add info,.. (They are a quite knowledgable bunch!!)
    Enjoy your shooting, and once again, Welcome,...

    Cheers, Fred
     
  3. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    Hello Mario and welcome to the forum,nice to hear you are getting back into air gunning.Nice intro :up:
     
  4. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Welcome Mario go for it kida ;):D:up:
     
  5. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    Hello and welcome :)
     
  6. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    well seeing as you have 2 guns on the shortlist just go out to the shop grab hold of them both and see which feels best in the shoulder.

    Both rifles meet the requirements you mentioned and you can pick up decent scopes for under £100

    Welcome to the forum and engoy your shooting:up:
     
  7. Mario

    Mario Newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the kind welcome. Still not quite made up my mind which rifle to go for yet but will go to the local dealer tomorrow and have a look. :)
     
  8. Squeeljunker

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    yup, welcome to the forum (from someone that only joined yesterday LOL) You certainly seem to know exactly what spec you want. Although in relation to your scope, you will get a lot more than a 4-9x40 Hawke for £200, I have one of those and it cost me £80 in Jan (Brand New) it is a good scope though.

    happy posting:D
     

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