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Beginner Help

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kyle Martin, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Kyle Martin

    Kyle Martin Active Member

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    Hi, my name is Kyle , I’m completely new to this, been thinking about giving it a try for a while. I'm looking into getting myself an Air rifle (one that doesn't require a licence). Gonna be looking at using this rifle to get a feel for the sport and do some target shooting. I'm looking at spending around the £100 mark and I'm open to buying 2nd hand if that's viable option (because of condition) if it means I'm getting a better rifle for the money.
    Thanks
    Kyle
     
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    Welcome.

    If you want to just try it out find a local club that will rent you a rifle to use. Hopefully someone local to you will be able to recommend one.

    If you’re set on buying, I’d get a secondhand HW30S for that budget. You’ll resell at the same price when it comes to it and it’s really nice rifle to shoot.
     
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    Thanks that's a good idea for me to get a better fell for the sport. I'll find my nearest club.

    I'll check out the HW30S too and see if I can find one second hand, especially if I'll be able to recoup money on selling it on in future if I decide to upgrade.

    Cheers
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I'd go with the 30s too, at that price it's hit rock bottom & as said you can sell it on for the same if you keep it in good condition, also if you buy new for that price you're not getting an as good rifle & it'll then start to depreciate.
    The 30s will arguably shoot a whole lot better too.
     
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    £100 should buy you one in mint/new condition. I recently bought one for my nephew and paid £100 and that included the original box and in mint condition.

    Stick up a wanted advert on here for one.
     
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    Yeh I'm thinking that's the case. I will start looking for one now, is there anything I need to be aware of when buying 2nd hand?
    Can the HW30S be fitted with a scope and is it something I can improve over time?
    Thanks
     
  7. Kyle Martin

    Kyle Martin Active Member

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    That's brilliant,
    Thanks so much for the help.
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    Welcome mate, to the forum and the sport.

    The 30s is a great little gun, but keep in mind it is a junior rifle both in size and power. However I have one and it’s great fun for back garden shooting with open sights.

    There’s very few decent budget springers out there, personally I would stay away from anything Gamo no matter how attractive they look.

    Personally I’d kick off with either a Remington Express or Remington Pest Controller. Both are full size and power, should find one within budget and the good quality and accuracy of them will assist when you put a scope on.

    Good luck
     
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    Also, What calibre is best in the HW30S?
    Thanks
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    .177

    In .22 as it’s a low powered gun it’s like pushing a slow fart out :eek:
     
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    I mean I am quite a big guy, I'm 6 foot and big built, is a junior rifle gonna be a problem for me?

    I quite liked the look of the Remington Express, is there much difference between the different versions?
     
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    Would it be the .177 with the Remingtons too?
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    I’m 6.2 and enjoy the 30 mate.

    If you go for the Remington Express (I’ve had 2 of them) I preferred the standard wood stock version. All the actions (metal work) are the same.
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    With the Remington I’d happily go .22. Smoother to shoot than its .177 counter part.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Yes the 30s is classed as a junior rifle but it's not too small, it's almost too good for kids, remember, it's easier to cock than a 12fpe rifle being around 8fpe so no arm ache, if you're not hunting then realistically you don't need full 12fpe power.
    Theres not much room inside a 30s so with internal mods I'd stick to a spit & polish of the internals, it should shoot fairly good from the box.
    I think Remingtons & Hatsans are designed for plus 12fpe limits so are alot heavier & have a shot cycle that's quite slow,
     
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    Ahhh right, so it's just down to my preference then wether to for the HW30S or the Remington.

    Do you think with me being a complete beginner I should start with the HW30S and then move on the Remington?
     
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    So with me wanting it for a way in and practicing it's going to be easier and quicker to reload the HW30 for plenty or target practice?
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I wouldn't say quicker as you're doing the same method but it won't wear you out plus the 30 is lighter, I'd say the build quality will be better too.
     
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    Despite having originally bought it for me, my nephew had to pry the HW30S out my hands.

    If I hadn't decided to restore the old Relum I'd have probably bought one for myself too despite having other far more expensive rifles.

    Never shot the Remis though so I can't compare.
     
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    Cheers pal
     

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