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Best PCP starting rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by RyRy, May 13, 2014.

  1. RyRy

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    So, I've not long had Gertrude now (my HW99s) and she's a thing of beauty and gives me satisfactory please (easy ). But I'm already being lured into the idea of having a PCP in the near future as well so she doesn't feel too lonely when I'm not around. Now I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg as I know full well is genuinely the case when buying a PCP, so I'm looking at ideas on what to start with. I've been looking at the AA S200 and it seems to be a fairly sound gun. I'm guessing the best option would also be to go second hand, providing the rifle is in working order and hasn't been used as a door stop.

    Opinions and guidance much appreciated on this one as per usual

    Many thanks

    Ryan

    Ps latest shot if Gerty ((;

    Ryan[​IMG]
     
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    By cheap by twice, get a hw100 and be done with it ;)
     
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    ill second whatthe lad said above
     
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    The s200's are a good rifle but personally I'd go for an ultra you can pick them up pretty cheap but don't let cheapness put you off they're an absolute cracker of a rifle and as accurate as things many times the price
     
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    I do fancy myself a HW100kt but that won't be feasible till I've started basic training as the funds aren't pouring in at the moment (had to take a part time job because my dads been posted to Germany and I'm staying at the girlfriends now till I start in July and it was all that's going!)
     
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    Look for daystate harrier x, or hw100 non-quick fill
    Multishot, reasonably priced and lot of potential

    U will be able to upgrade hw100 to QF for a 100 squids by buying a new cylinder in future, or qf adaptor for 75 squids
     
  7. RyRy

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    I'd better get fishing then!
     
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    Not necessarily.... RyRy, have you considered a Hatsan AT44-10? £350 for a brand new one with tactical stock and accurate as guns 4 times the price! I know, cos I have one and it hits kill shots at 70+ yards very consistently (even with me shooting it!;))

    I notice one of your locations is Yorkshire, have you been to Redbeck Shooting Supplies in Crofton? They have a good stock of used PCP rifles and of course, brand new AT44's.
     
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    I have the S200, ultra and 100kT and for a starter rifle they are all superb...but the 100kt is obviously more expensive.

    i think I would go s200 and then a bottle or a pump. The s200 should be around 250 to 280 and if your lucky it will have the multishot conversion already.

    Cheers
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    Cambs is my main location at the moment. But thanks for the info. Have been looking at that rifle also!
     
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    The S200 is definitely a serious consideration at the moment, especially a multi shot. Is using a pump as much a burden as having to have a bottle refilled/tested

    Ryan
     
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    And also is there much difference between the two part and single part stock models?
     
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    My advice would be to buy the best one you can afford.
    Compared to a springer it will feel so much more accurate
    you won't believe it .I've recently picked up a second
    hand Airarms s510 and it just amazes me with it's accuracy
    i always used springer before pcp are so far removed from
    springers you won't believe it .Good luck in what ever you
    choose you will love it Atb Si
     
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    Don't really agree with this...

    I have an S400,I prefer it over the S200 for a few reasons but I would still own an S200,Ultras are great little guns too, if it was me being a first time buyer,I would be looking at an S400,Ultra,S200 and an Hatsan AT44, in that order ;)

    I've shot HW100's and similiar priced rifles but always come back to the S400 & Ultra,there's just something about them :D
     
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    Pumps are actually pretty good for little cylinder rifles like the S200 & Ultras although my bottle isn't really a burden,we have a 7 liter 300 bar.
    With an S200 and a 7 liter bottle you're looking at approx 88 fills (filling to 170 and filling at 100) and a test every 5 year.
     
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    Fantastic advice as ever Matty! In respect of the whole burden thing I guess what I really meant is in the long run I'm guessing a bottle will cost you more, but on the other hand there's chance of rusting the cylinder with a pump isn't there? How many shots per fill do you get with a 400? I believe it's around 40 isn't it with a 200? (Without modifying it)
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean in reference to the accuracy etc having fired a few peoples PCPs before. But I think that's part of the fun with a springer. As daft as it may sound I feel like more of the effort is coming from me with a springer as apposed to a PCP. Does that make sense?
     
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    I know exactly what you mean i love my springers but have a new found
    love in my pcp lol Si
     
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    I've found a .177 2012 S400f Classic with a JSR TF2 3-9x50 etched Mil-dot illuminated scope, a silencer (with adapter), a couple of tins of field pellets and a air rifle soft case for £350. Is this good/bad should I haggle?
     
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    Is there any way of converting it to .22 instead
     

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