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Best hunting springer?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by vizman, May 10, 2008.

  1. vizman

    vizman Active Member

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    OK,
    I know you regular posters have probably discussed this before but opinions change with time and experience.

    I think that the HW80 is probably the best hunting spring rifle but I would like to invite(polite) comments.
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    ok then the 80 is a good gun but too heavy to hump around for long periods, in my opinion the best and most reasonably priced is th 95, its light weight and accurate and one of the best selling break barrels.
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    The TX200 is commonly accepted as the best all-round springer, this includes hunting. However ... I'd probably say that the HW80 at FAC power would be better, it's a work horse!
     
  4. jamjon

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    I'm torn between the hw80 and the hw77 though out of all my guns i allways hunt with my hw 97k
     
  5. jamjon

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    Thats interesting i have a 95 on order i'm just waiting for a left hander to be imported
     
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    Haha, who else noticed that :D
     
  7. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    95k tuned it doesnt get any better.
     
  8. a1gunner

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    im going british and taking the BSA route.

    now i think we all prefer wood work here but lets look at practicality.

    spring guns are famous for working come what may and BSA are quite reliable so i'm saying lignting XL tactical.

    synthetic stock= hard thing that will take damage and not rot or get slippery if wet.
    also comes with a silencer.

    it is light for those long stalks and i think it comes with sling swivels.
    also quite short for hide and barn work but long enough for those longer range shots
     
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    If I'm not mistaken those guns have REALLY short barrels, they just look longer because of the silencers.

    This doesn't effect accuracy (after all we're only talking 12 fpe) but I just thought you should know ...
     
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    well im used to my old recently service hw77k with my tasco 4x32 scope and as a1gunner said my old bsa wich is completly *funked* up! thats why geting another one hopefully soon from rockabilly.
    back in spain i used to hunt with my .177 gamo hunterwich gave me great moments and lots of kills, and with stones but i never hit a thing! ahahhah
     
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    HW95 in 177 of course
     
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    Good points, exactly why I like my Remington. If I could have got a synthetic stock for my X2, I would have.
     

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