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Advice Best .22 Air Rifle for £200 & below price range :)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tommo87, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Tommo87

    Tommo87 Newbie

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    Firstly, I'am new to this forum & would like to say Hello to everyone!!! I've just recently got into shooting and own a 12 day old BSA Hornet .22 to which I'm enjoying. I do have a place on private land and permission to go shooting, but I'm looking at somewhere more closer and where I live it's full of farmers fields. So, I should be looking at joining BASC later on and using it to gain permission off the farmer (gun friendly) and do everything to the book.

    I shall now get to the main purpose of the post.......

    My Father (used to shoot years ago) is after a new .22 air rifle, with a £200 & below budget, it's purely to come shooting with me and nothing serious.

    So far, my Father had an eye on a BSA Meteor, but the lad at the gun shop said you won't get much difference between that and the BSA Hornet for shooting experience?? & with buying a scope on top, it would be better to buy the Armex Seeker for £180?? But, while shoping around, I see you can also get Weihrauch for under £200 brand new??

    It's becoming slightly confusing, but for my Dad, what are members advice within that budget to cut the crap?? I greatly appreciate the advice, time and help while looking forward to the responses :)

    Tom.
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Wooha, I take it you are under 18 sir!

    Now the Hornet is a rebadged Gamo and is also sold by Gamo under that very name. The true BSA Hornet is a PCP rifle similar to an Ultra.

    Secondhand you should look for an HW99, 95, 77, 97 or 80, perhaps even an HW35. The 77 and 97 are the creme de la creme of underlevers and even with recent quality problems, an older version of these is a seriously good rifle. The others are all break barrels, the 99 being the lightest, the 95 the medium weight then the 80.

    Air Arms do the TX and like the 77 and 97 it is a good underlever (all three weigh a bit mind).

    New you will unfortunately be looking at the SMK/Hatsan end of the market. But never mind, how to get a gun half price.

    Look at the Webley Stingray mark 2. Now look at a Hatasan 55 (.177) or 60 (.22), note the action, same as the Webley Stingray mark 2. The stock is slightly different, but the trigger, spring, barrel, everything else is all the same. The Hatsan is approximately half the price of the Webley and the stock is even a nice bit of Walnut!

    As with everything though, try before you buy!
     
  3. Tadpole

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    Why, because the member shoots with his dad please have some respect ........ :(
     
  4. Tommo87

    Tommo87 Newbie

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    I'm 26 years old, I go shooting with me Dad as the permission we have requires him to unlock the gate, which he has the keys for alongside being a keen shooter himself. I live in Shrewsbury, we don't have much going on here, without travelling out alongside mates who are into air rifles is limited, only a mate in the Army.

    Yea, I heard it's originally a GAMO, still a good gun mind for the money!!!

    Thanks for the advice, with the local available guns it's gunna make it hard to get our hands on any of those without hassle and delivery, but I'll keep checking and again anyone reading this, help/advice still needed.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a BSA in the end!!!

    Best

    Tom.
     
  5. Tommo87

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    Any advice on a .22 under £200???

    Looking for a .22 for me old man brand new for under £200

    cheers :)
     
  6. Jackroadkill

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    Threads merged; OP, please keep to one thread per subject.
     
  7. stevemandm

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    only one way to go - hatsan mod 60s. brand new at £100 ish, so for your budget, can get fully scoped up, in a bag, and with pellets to get the old boy started. i dont usually take notice of the reviews in the comics, but this is spot on http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/hatsan_60S
     

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