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Buying A HW100T - Advice, Please

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Tan, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Tan

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    Hello.

    I've been after a HW100T in .177 for a while now, but the funds haven't exactly been readily available. Having spoken to my cousin, who shoots with me, we've decided to go halves and purchase one together, as he currently uses my S410F anyway.

    Last week, we were told that a member at our club has one for sale; I've arranged to meet him today, so just wanted to know what kind of things I should be looking out for, and the sort of price I should be willing to pay?

    T.
     
  2. SteveO

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    Hi Tan,

    After the conversation we had the other day I did some checking on previous sales, the price I recommended of £500 - 550 for a gun in excellent condition appears to have been on the money! Although hard to determine with an accuracy I would want a gun that has not been 'tampered with' by anyone unqualified (going to be hard to determine but you will get a feel for it from the seller if you ask the right questions)

    Buying on here from a reputable member or from an RFD (with a limited warranty) is the way I would go personally!

    Walk away from anything that arouses suspicion!
     
  3. Tan

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    Thanks, Steve. The chap selling it comes with good credentials, and although he is not the owner. I am told it belongs to his late brother-in-law and the rifle is two years old. I was hoping someone would have one for sale on the forum but didn't have much luck as I wasn't looking for a carbine.

    T.
     
  4. gasman

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    look for mashed up screw heads, general condition of woodwork etc,that can tell you how well its been looked after.
    also ask if its been chrony'd ask for fps, not ftlb ,if you can chrony it needs tobe constant with in 10 or so fps
     
  5. Tan

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    Won't be able to chrono it, I'm afraid. But thank you, gasman, I'll ask about fps.

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  6. mattyts

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    Stick with the S400 :p

    Check for the general condition,ask to see the action that can't be seen (in the stock) and fire it,make sure nothing feels gritty and everything is smooth to use.
     
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    yer got to say the the same thing tbh, have a go with a 510 if you like side levers,there nice, HW100 are ok,but i think there well over priced
     
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  8. mattyts

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    I love all Air Arms rifles,fair priced and shoot well above their cost,would pick an S510 over the HW100 any day as the Sporter S510 looks great :D
     
  9. Tan

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    I love my S410F but having tried the HW101 and 100, I really liked the calibre and the rifle!

    T.
     
  10. gasman

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    you have what you like mate, I've got a HW101 and they are good for sure, what ever you get, as long as its .177 or where ban you:hand::jaw: :wasntme:
     
  11. Tan

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    The chap who was selling it on did not know it was a carbine, so I was quite disappointed when I saw it (he had told me it was a full length one). He has no experience with air rifles, so it wasn't his fault.

    I've never been a carbine man, but my cousin was happy with it, so we bought it. Seemed fine, though it's more in very good condition as opposed to excellent. Price wasn't bad either.

    The gentleman had a Leupold VX-R 3-9x40 scope with it as well but he wanted £250 for the scope, which I politely declined (he wasn't so keen on my offer of £150!). My cousin is very happy, I'm happy that he's happy, but for me, the search for the amber nectar still continues...

    T.
     
  12. GIRLYPANTS

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    if it was the full length i wanted, id have waited till 1 came up, rushing in and buying something for the sake of it just isnt the way i roll
     
  13. mattyts

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    AA S510 Sporter.... :D
     
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    S510 sporter;
    ultimatesporter5.jpg


    I have always liked the Deluxe S400 Superlite too;
    superlite.jpg
     
  15. Tan

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    It's my cousin's first PCP, so he got a little excited!

    T.
     
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    shoot it and enjoy it mate :)
     
  17. Tan

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    Respect!

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