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Advice Best Rifle For 10yr Old Nephew

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jonny86, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Coggie

    Coggie Engaging Member

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    Ratty is a good choice but CO2 can have temperature issues.

    I have had a ratty in the past and enjoyed it.

    I also have an HW30s. But I think if you have a pcp he will want one too.

    I suggest an S200. I have one that I would part with as it ain't getting used much now.
     
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    bsa ultra i got my lad one but i use it for the ratting and stick the nv on it as its nice and small and light
     
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    Only thing smaller/lighter than a ultra pcp wise(which is what you prefer) is the ultra jsr,which would look like uncles rifle and appeals to kids,and as already stated can be put in a ultra stock as he grows plus be tuned for full power.This would save having to get another gun in years to come as he gets bigger.
    If thats still a bit much then a cp2 would be my next choice,which some of the knowledgable fellas on here have tinkered with and made them even better.
    Good luck and let us know what you go with:thumb:
     
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    They also do a 12ftlbs version so might be worth having a look at that aswell
     
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    The lad can't manage a short and under 6lbs Ultra, I think he'll struggle with an S410.
     
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    Buy a CP2, and a PP800...
    Make a PCP CP2, add a lane regulator for better consistency.
    Tada, lightweight reg'd PCP for the boy and the leftover parts leave you with a CO2 pistol for mucking around with in the garden.

     
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    Cheers mate but I think this will be just to heavy for him. Lovely rifle as I used to have one
     
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    Now this looks like a potential option. Thanks
     
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    Yes I was thinking about a HW30 but not sure if something CO2 would be the better option. The father in law has a springer so could let him have a go
     
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    Exactly my thinking with the ratty. The 1022 looks a good shout as well
     
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    Another good shout. Never come across one of these. Thanks
     
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    This looks like a contender. Lightweight at 2.4kgs
     
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    Great idea
     
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    Cheers for all the replies guys, much appreciated. I’ll have a read up on all the suggestions and let you know what we go for.
     
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    i would buy a tripod and let them shoot my own PCP from that, very safe
     
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    Let him learn his trade on a decent quality & lightweight springer (HW30) like a lot of the old school shooters did - if he takes to it, and can shoot a springer, he can move over to the dark side later and outshoot his Uncle with a PCP.
     
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  17. Fusty Fieldcrafter

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    I bought a Crosman 1377 and the stock to go with it. Thought that a pump up gun would be good as I'd have to do it for him to start with and there's no recoil. Unfortunately the length of pull is massive. I never thought to check before I bought the additional stock. Of the the top of my head it's something like 16". Ridiculous for something that's surely primarily a beginners gun. Probably going to have to trade it in for a Stoeger X3 tac if the LofP is reasonable.
     
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    Yes I’ve always fancied a primos so not a bad idea. Where we shoot rats I could even set up a little chair for him
     
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    For a 10 year old, an Ultra will still be a bit of a handful.

    The 2250xl is a great starter rifle for a young 'un. It will need a trigger mod though, but easily and cheaply done.
     
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    Co2 can be temperature fussy depending how hot or cold it is which can affect the POI which is not something you want with a youngster learning to shoot. I believe the triggers on some of the Co2 rifles(SMK) can be a bit heavy too. While you don't want a very light sensitive trigger on a youngster's gun you also don't want a heavy trigger that's stiff to pull and may cause him to pull the gun off target when pulling it.
    If you go the springer route the HW30s is a nice small manageable gun and of course it has an excellent trigger which can be set just right,not too heavy and not too light.
     
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