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Beginner Air Rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by theq, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. theq

    theq Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am completely new to air rifles, and currently have the choice between buying either - a B2 .22 or a Relum Tornado .22 - what would everyone recommend?? All I really need is a starter affordable rifle, so these are the only two feasible options at the moment.

    Thanks

    TheQ
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    to be honest mate i would"nt touch either of them with a barge pole
    their both rubbish!
    your far better off buying a secondhand hw95 or a bsa lightning xl.
    you will be glad you did.:clap2:
     
  3. theq

    theq Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I suppose i'll have to invest a bit more looking at those prices :eek:.
    Why is there such an enormous price difference, if they are both starter air rifles, what creates such a fundamental step-up?
     
  4. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    the b2 is chinese junk, and the relum i think is hungarian junk!
    like any other thing you get what you pay for;)
    theres a secondhand hw95 on here for sale.
    the hw95 is one of the most popular break barrel air rifles out there.
    excellent build quality, and very reliable,it can be custom tuned at a later date if you want, and should last a life time.
     
  5. Rockabilly

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    one more thing make sure you get .177 calibre;)
     
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    starter

    if its cheap your after try second hand meteor i77 bsa and made in england
     
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    it would help us all if we knew how much you had to spend in first place. the hw 57 is a very good starter rifle £184 from b.a.r(blackpool air rifles, airgunbuyer)my m8 has 1 in .177 and it groups well and is full power. hope this helps
     
  8. theq

    theq Newbie

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    Well I did have £60-70 in the beginning, but have now realised that i'd be far better off waiting a little longer and buying something that'll actually last, and moreover something made in the UK.

    Why do you all recommend .177 instead of .22 though?
     
  9. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    .177 travels faster and flatter than .22
    its easier to be accurate with .177 less hold over and under at hunting ranges.:hail2::hail::hail:
     
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    The .177 will also produce more recoil in a springer. :down::D
     
  11. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    true andy ,but once mastered its the best cal
    how many hft boys use .22.:boxing::frusty::thefinger2:
     
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    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    HFT boys = HAMBAG FIGHTING TOY boys = .177 :moon:
     
  13. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    :sport::sport:its also the best and most popular hunting cal
    for those in the know!;)
     
  14. RAPIDROGERS

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    NEVER.
     
  15. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    oh yes it is:D
     
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    Depends what the rifle is for.

    Target shooting / plinking - .177

    Aimlessly shooting small animals - .22

    Yes I know this has been said so many times before.
     
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    i have been using 177 for near 30 years for hunting tried mates guns in 22 for hunting and the 177 is far superiour
     
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    Well then the .22 rifle was probably just cr*p.

    .22 is best for hunting and everyone knows this - any shooting forum will tell you so.
     

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