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Best budget .25 springer

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by render87, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. render87

    render87 Busy Member

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    Was toying with the idea of getting a .25 springer mainly for fun but if it wasn't too bad could be used on the feral's in the barn (20y max). Been told to stay away from the bsa lighting as the barrel isn't

    true .25 but i haven't got a clue about that. Has anybody had any experience with a lighting in this caliber or any other cheap .25
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Would steer clear of the Lightning full stop, tbh.

    I think you might be able to get the HW95k in .25, but that's less of a budget option. I believe the Hatsan Striker is available in .25 also, however these are somewhat cheap and nasty.

    Buy whatever floats your boat, but tbh I think you'd be better off with a .22 for close / indoor work :)
     
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    The Hatsan Striker is a excellent piece of kit for a bit of fun and the odd rat or feral....and its cheap
     
  4. render87

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    yeah just been looking at hatsan 1000x the wood stocked one don't look too bad for the money
     
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    My mate had a .25 Lightning and it was a nice gun.........But it wasn't accurate at all even at close range (20 yards).It has been a few years ago though and I remember him having trouble finding suitable pellets.I have always fancied a .25 but our experience with that gun has always put me off that calibre.
    A .22 HW 99s would be a good choice I have got a .177 but not long ago I shot a .22 and it was a cracker.
     
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    The latest .25 BSA barrels are a true 6.35mm rather than the .243 that used to masquerade as .250.

    I still would avoid the Lightning, though.
     
  7. Ichabod Armacost

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    Oh b****r!!! Who mentioned the "L" word????............His fuse is well and truly lit again!:roflmao:
     
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    Another vote for one of the .25 Hatsans,everyone knows my views on these guns,won't bore you :D
     
  9. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well I don't but then again I aint everybody, funny you should mention Hatsan, I was looking at their Dominator 200W earlier and was quite taken with it. Still I expect the old guard on here think it's a pile of dog's doin's, as they are not made in Brum!:D

    Here's another bit of blasphemy for yer, I had a shoot with me Webley Longbow SE yesterday, and it shoots as sweet as a nut, no twangs or boings, silky smooth action, well pleased with it I am. It looks pretty too with that lovely walnut stock, and the blueing looks good too.
     
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    Hatsans actually have a big following for half decent budget guns , turkish made, proper walnut stocks,decent blueing and a real 2 stage trigger , I have 2
     
  11. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well if the 200W is as nice as me Longbow, I might well give one a go. Welsh Willy sells 'em, so I might have a word with him on Monday.
     
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    A close friend from the forum fitted a WW kit to my 60S that I bought but never had the time to fit it and it transformed the gun,see if Willy will pre fit a kit to the gun if you decide to buy it.
     
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    They also do the Hatsan Mod 55 in.25 calibre as well as .177,has the better Quattro trigger and it's not that much dearer.
     
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    Or Germany
     
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    they look alright mate i think for just over £115 you cant really go wrong for a gun to mess about with and have some fun
     
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    Quite so!.............Do not mention za var!!!!!.................again!!........................or BSA if a certain person is lurking:D
     
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    The Hatsan Mod 55 & 60s are extremely good value for their price,where else can you get a strong well made rifle with a walnut stock for about £120-£130 even cheaper in some parts of the country.With some fettling and a proper lube they can perform really well
     
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    If youre on a budget I can recommend the Hatsan Mod70. .in .25 .22 or .177. they are £88 brand new and damn fine guns. quattro trigger which I dont believe is on the 1000. cant go wrong.

    Rgds

    Dave
     

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