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Best Pcp For £500

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AndyGFitness, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Hello I have a HW99S in .22 with a hawke scope which I love but after a couple weeks of having it I have decided PCP will be the way for me ...

    I bought it for £275 so I guess il get about £200 because it’s second hand only by a couple weeks.

    I have decided to put another £300 towards a pcp so all together I have roughly a £500 budget but for the right gun I’d stretch to £600 ...

    Would like to stay with .22

    Any advice would be appreciated but I am looking for a well built fun which will last most of all
     
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    Just a pointer if you get a PCP then you need a divers tank or pump,
    that's about another £ 150 - £ 200 on top matey.
     
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    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

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    timmytree Top Poster

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    As Farty says, if you need all the bits to go with it then you really need to up your budget a bit if you want one of the better known rifles.
    Personally, for a 1st PCP I would buy new so you have a warranty. You could put together a complete outfit yourself or buy one ready to go. Kral do a complete outfit for around £450 but I can't remember the name. Gamo have similar with the Phox, under £500 but with 2 year warranty, don't be fooled by the Gamo name, it's actually a BSA with a Gamo badge.
    Get on a big dealers website and shortlist everything in your price bracket that you like the look of, then start comparing prices and see if you have anywhere close you can look at one.
    Lot's of people are going to come on here now and say go 2nd hand, all well and good if you know what you're looking at but many RFDs are now offering lifetime warranties on new kit, that can make a big difference.
     
  5. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Hunting and target practice but I have a 50 m garden so it’s gonna be at a distance ...

    That’s a good point guys ! I my brother has a bottle and all the kit which he is happy to lend me till I buy it myself at a later time so I can put it all into the rifle and I have a spare scope so this is for the rifle alone
     
  6. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Also I have looked at bsa , Weihrauch and I like the build quality of them . I have previously had a gamo which has put me off them for life due to getting two new from gamo and both having barrel defects
     
  7. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    thank you for your advice everyone ! I have a decent idea with springers but am truest lost with pcp so just focusing on getting a good gun which will last , I have seen a few r10’s going second hand but I wouldn’t know what to check
     
  8. timmytree

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    Was that springers? Gamo springer barrels are made by Gamo. Gamo PCP barrels and everything else except the trigger is made by BSA at Birmingham. Nothing wrong with the accuracy of those.
    A bit like refusing to buy a Skoda because mum had an Estelle years ago? Read some reviews and try one if you can. If you give a location someone may be able to help with that or offer other makes and models to look at.
     
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  9. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    I completely see where your coming from , I am located in Banbury , Oxfordshire so anyone local who I can have a sit down chat with for advice would be Fantastic
     
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    Take a look at secretagentmole’s recent post on Gamo/BSA on offer from Pellpax (forget the model name). Under £300 looks a steal.
    Leaves plenty for scope and pump.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    timmytree Top Poster

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    Not too far from Black Cat at Highworth then?
    Get down there next weekend and introduce yourself and no doubt you'll get lots of advice and no doubt a few rifles to try.
     
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    If your borrowing your brothers kit initially it may be worth looking for a bottle style gun as it will give you a shed load of shots, so your only filling occasionally - something like an Air Ranger or Air Wolf will do around 500 shots in .22 and be in your budget?
     
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    Depending on where you are Andy I have a cracking S410 up for grabs ;)
     
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    I bought a Brocock Compatto second hand when I originally went into the shop to buy a Gamo Phox package for £500. £450 plus a stirrup pump from the far east for £42. The Compatto is only 150cc so not that difficult to fill and it's almost boring it's so accurate. I also bought a Phox 18 months later because when I was looking intently for a PCP I wanted one, it's just as good to be fair, though the build quality and mags on Brocock is way better IMO
     
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    S400 and join a local club that offers free refills !
     
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    +1 for S4** series - always one of the strongest contenders for a good second hand buy!
     
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    I prefer wood stocks, My Superten has one and my Kozaks allegedly do...

    But at under £288 for a British made PCP...
     
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    Was going to suggest the same, the OP is about an hour from Blackcat HFT based at Roves Farm. There will be plenty of members with a wide variety of rifles for you to get familiar with. :up:
     

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