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Question Best Hunting Spring Piston Rifle .22 about 500£ ??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by weihrauchhunter, May 11, 2014.

  1. weihrauchhunter

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    Hi mates,
    I want to buy a new .22 spring piston air rifle. My budget is about 500£ (without scope)

    requirements:
    -more than 850 fps
    -less than 9 pounds (without scope)
    -camo design would be cool but nice wood is also good

    The rifle should be strong enough to kill rabbits out of a distance of 60 yards and accurate enought to hit the head of the rabbit at this distance :D
    I am not in the uk so there is no power limit on air rifles for me...

    I hope you have some good recommendations for me.
    best regards
     
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Weihrauch HW80 or the Diana 48/52 will both do that. There's very little else that will.
     
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    agreed as above, both have big powerplants.
     
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    The HW80 will be a lot lighter than a Diana AirKing. Don't discount a Theoben Eliminator - they go to 28ft-lbs in .22. An old HW77 can be tuned to run around the 850fps mark with 16gn pellets in .22 as well - very solid, reliable and relatively cheap. Buy a used one and get it tuned - you then have what is virtually a new rifle. An older rifle will be built much better than 90% of modern rifles, with a good tune from better understanding and they are superb.
     
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    Another vote for the Eliminator here.
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Ah well, if it doesn't have to be a springer then a rapid will be tops!:D
     
  7. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    An older 25mm HW77 only has enough swept volume for around 14fpe, and the later 26mm is only around 16-17.
     
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    Webley tomohawk should suffice nicely
     
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    A tomahawk is more likely to get closer to the power levels he's looking for Tom
     
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    Oh aye sorry, yeh the tomohawk is a 12ftlb+ longbow, sorry I got all emotional about me old one lol.
     
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    Yes wasn't the 26mm brought in to satisfy the US market?
     
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    Considering the energy and accuracy you want plus the budget you have, might I suggest that you look at a PCP instead of a springer?
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    My 1985 HW77 is throwing Bis mags down the range at 827 mean average....do the calculation. It isn't brilliantly accurate mind - 1" at 30 yards.

    Oh - and the Eliminator is a spring gun...gasram spring, but not PCP. I agree, the Rapid would be the best of the lot, but he specifically siad self contained, so I take it out in the boonies getting a dive bottle filled is not going to be easy, which is why spring type rifles are still selling so many - out in the wilds, you can't just nip and get the bottle filled. A 12 litre cylinder will only last about 20 fills at 30ft-lbs (400cc running at 30ft-lbs) - that means about 800 shots max for a 12 litre 300bar.
     
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    Unless their is a genuine reason for not owning one, I would suggest a powder burner if you are regularly going out to 60 yds, plus plenty of room for error if you need to go out further.
     
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    Recoil of a powerful spring gun usually makes it hard to hit things, especially at long range. For 60 yard head shots I'd opt for a PCP or rimfire.
     
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    I've just done it. 31.9 fpe!! :eek: I suggest your chrono is fooked or you didn't read the .22 part of the original thread.
     
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    yep, my thoughts also.....consistant accuracy on live targets at 60 yards with a springer even a fac one is a bit of a big ask
     
  20. weihrauchhunter

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    Hey mates,
    I understand your recommendations to buy a pcp but it's really complicated to fill the gas bottles here so I have to buy spring piston one....

    I really like the "gasram" System because you can let it cocked for a while but i could only find the HW90 and the Trail NP XL with this system??

    I searched a lot yesterday and made a short lost of rifles that would be "good", would be nice if a few of you could tell me the "best" opinion for shooting some rabbits at a max of 50 yards :D

    - Air Arms TX200 MK3/HC
    - Benjamin Trail NP XL
    - Benjamin NP2
    - Beeman RX-2
    - Diana 350 Magnum
    - Diana Mod. 470 TH
    - Diana Mod. 460 Magnum
    - Diana Mod. 52 Superior
    - Diana Mod. 48
    - Hatsan Torpedo 150/150TH
    - Hatsan MOD 125/125TH
    - Weihrauch HW90
    - Weihrauch HW97 KT
    - Weihrauch HW95
    - Weihrauch HW98
    - Walther Falcon Hunter
    - Webley&Scott Patriot


    thank you mates, that is a real jungle of available air rifles, really hard the find the best one for you :)
    best regards
     
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