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Anyone own or used an isp Spartan?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    Hi,
    has anyone experienced the above rifle? I'm considering finding a way to afford one :)

    Tom
     
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    I own a Spartan,but am unfamiliar with the Annice?

    ATB.
     
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    I no a lad with a spartan pcp very nice bitof kit if fancy stuff is your cup of tea i myself wouldnt dare use it in the field more for a glass case if u ask me there not cheap either and ave to pre order to bebuilt to the specs u require
     
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    Hi both,
    Edited the "annice" flipping phone.

    I would use any rifle in the field for hunting, I dont like to own rifles that aren't gunna be used :)

    How do they shoot? Are they regged, is the bolt very smooth? Etc.....
    Not a lot I can research into them really.
    I assume they are single shot?I'm not into fancy shiny stuff, just like classic looking rifles, I'm not overly taken by its looks, it would have to proper slick and precise to be worth the money imo.
    Tom
     
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    They are produced in much the same way as some top end stalking rifles, to me they are kind of replicas of the real thing that you can use.

    Bit like what brockock revolvers were in a way.

    But don't expect the performance to exceed some dedicated hunting airguns, like for example they do not have a large shot count and I think regulators can be added but the most are not as far as Im aware, also the low stocks are not ideal for mainstream scopes so again it puts you at a disadvantage in the field compared to mainstream stuff. Then there is the fact that if you drop it or mark it you would cry at the repair bills, not something you can buy down your local.

    So the accuracy and shot count wont match some of the modern dedicated mainstream type guns but that is not the point of the gun.

    The point is like said to replicate a full sized stalking rifle, but for me if I was spending 2 grand on a gun it would be a stalking rifle if you know what I mean, I think in modern times new airguns now have gone over the grand barrier and they are bloody expensive things considering you can buy a used CZ rimfire with a scope for about £250.

    But if you ever get the chance to buy one secondhand for a lot less than new, be prepared for the fight because everyone secretly wants one if only for something to show your mates.

    If you want to use it for the odd hunting stint that's fine but if it was me it would be like treading on thin Ice because Im already super carefull with what Ive already got, and even Ive got a limit to what I think Is acceptable to spend on an airgun, ( he says:rolleyes:) I admit to going to look at an airgun worth over the grand barrier next week but it better perform better than what Ive got otherwise I aint spending the money simple as that.
     
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    I don't worry about taking stuff in the field, an accident is a accident.

    But yes I didn't think about scope height issue etc....
    I dont think as you say it is intented to be a performance rifle, and a Robert lane reg should fit it, which usually results in twice the shot count.s

    Tbh, I reckon I could put together a m40a5 style daystate huntsman for about £800.

    But the finish to the action looks nice on the Spartan, stocks look average.

    I think it's one of those, Sunday afternoon sports car, type rifles.

    But they will hold there value in years to come I thinks.

    Maybe one rifle that will always be, one you want but don't want to give the money in exchange.
     
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    Tom why dont you ring Shaun at ISP he is MR ISP he will tell you shot count haw accurate etc etc If it uses same barrels as used in his airstreams which I think they do it will be as accurate as an accurate thing in the right hands think hes making one at moment so have a word. I have shot his airstreams and Known Shaun for many years. He has just made a reg for my EV2 to get rid of the 5hite one air arms make was .1 on the chrono thaught my chrono had give up until checked it against my mk4
     

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