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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by thedogsbollox, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. thedogsbollox

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    This one got me reaching for the wallet.
    [​IMG]
     
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    It's a deal, it's a steal, it's the sale of the jeffing century.......
     
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    Haha seen that before made me laugh!
     
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    It could be a very cute marketing trick? We've all just had an unexpected browse on their web site.

    Dave
     
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    Not me - I just looked at the pics above lol.

    I suspect what's happened is their website is set up to automatically flash 'SALE' if the price goes below what it was originally listed for.
     
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    True, but did it make you buy something or did it just make you laugh and think ' they have no idea what they are doing, i wouldn't buy from them'
     
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    ^ Yep.

    The one where the price went up was pretty good. Though I suppose there is a fair amount of honesty there!
     
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    the exeter shop is staffed by a good crew,dont mind showing guns even when you say your just browsing,worth a visit,right by the m5 services if your down that way
     
  12. DR2501

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    It's just a small error, it wouldn't stop me buying from them for the sake of a penny!
     
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    Each to their own I know, and we all have different levels of what we can/are willing/would want to put into our various hobbies on a financial only basis. I really enjoy shooting as much as I ever did when I was younger, but I have to be honest that even if I had a very big income, I don't think I would ever spend £783 Pounds on an Air Rifle. I just couldn't bring myself to do it unless I was mega loaded and money was of little concern.

    I have no doubts whatsoever that rifles in this price range are made from the very best quality components and made to very exacting standards (but not always), look amazing and are a pleasure to use/shoot and I agree with this. Does it make them more reliable than budget/mid range guns? A quick look at some threads by people who own them tell you no, not necessarily. (That doesn't mean budget/mid range guns are any more reliable either, I know).

    A mate and I used to go out shooting rabbits etc with shotguns years ago. One of my favourite guns was a Spanish made (AyA I think it was) 20 bore side by side that I used far more often than my other two 12 bore's. It was a cheap secondhand shotgun (32 years ago), but a thing of beauty to me :). He had a very expensive 12 bore in the region of £1000 pounds (I can't remember the make sorry). Did the extra £700 kill more rabbits for him than me? I'll leave you to figure that one out, but let's just say he wasn't a particularly good shot ;). Air Rifles are no different in my view. As someone else said, it just makes far higher profits for "some" manufacturers. Sour grapes? Nope, I genuinely would not spend that kind of money for something that is going to get wet/muddy and probably knocked about a bit (even if careful) while out hunting around the farm, but more to the point, doesn't hit targets or quarry hardly any better, (if at all) than something costing many hundreds of pounds more. It reminds me of Tuco sitting in the tin bath in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, "If you're going to shoot, shoot, don't talk" as he brings his pistol up out of the bath water and blows that dude away blabbing with the gun pointed at him lol. Guns are made to be shot, not looked at, but as said, each to their own eh?

    End of Rant/Opinionated view :D

    Andy :)
     
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    I started out saying I wouldn't spend that much either mate - give it time, it's funny how your views change when you see a rifle you just have to have ;)
     
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    Oh I don't dispute what you say mate. We all end up at some point wanting to go that little bit further with the cash when it comes to things we enjoy. But I seriously would not go any further than a mid range Air Rifle in the region of maybe £200 - £300 pounds for a secondhand PCP to be honest. It's a spring or a cylinder that pushes out a blast of compressed air at a very high velocity with a bit of tree attached to it lol. No, where I have fallen short of my own expectations is messing about with very cheap, budget scopes :mad:. This was an error on my part, soon to be corrected :). Even then, I wouldn't go nuts (no more than £120-£150) on a scope lol. But that's just me :D.

    Andy :)
     
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    £150 gets you some very good scopes mate.
    I predict you buy a £500 gun within the next 12 months :D
     
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    See what you did there mate? I said I wouldn't spend more than £120-£150 on any scope anyway, but you went with the higher figure only of £150 gets you some very good scopes :D. I would be leaning more to £120 and less if I can get it secondhand in perfect condition :p. No, I do agree 100% a scope is so important I could and should have already bought a pretty good one by now if I hadn't messed about "on the cheap" with that chinese number at £27 and that £49.00 Hawke, and added an extra £50 and I would have a more or less a £130+ reasonable scope with half tidy glass and a few "bells and whistles on board". But no, I had to blow £76 finding out the hard way first lol.

    However, £500 on a rifle will NOT be happening I assure you :). If I had it in my pocket right now as a gift, saved, whatever, no way would I spend it on an Air Rifle. This below from another thread of mine will do the job for me just fine and easily as good as any £500 job and will probably take more of a beating in the rain and climbing over gates and barbed wire fences and bouncing around in the back of my 4x4 on my mates farm than any Daystate, R10, Air Arms (name your hugely priced toy here).

    By Welsh Willy

    I have recently started converting QB79's to HPA a 200cc bottle up front and its good for 160 full power shots in 22 cal, it is a very accurate rifle and the one I have here is pushing
    out BSA Reds 18gn pellets at bang on 12 ft lbs. its not affected by the cold & you will have the perfect if a bit ugly pcp.
    Mine is Porky silenced and all you literally hear is it hitting the back board, it is that quiet.
    I normally set my scope at 30 yds and it is simply pellet on pellet. You would have a nice hard hitting accurate PCP for around £200. plenty of bits can be added cheaply enough if you wanted to go down that route Big cocking Bolts Brass caps etc etc.


    Will.

    Yep, this will be just fine for me mate and the fact the bottle up front etc makes it a bit "ugly" as Will says, bothers me not a toot ;). The power, accuracy and quiet are all that matters really to me. Couple it with a good quality scope, throw some "brass at it" to smarten it up a little and job done.

    Andy :)
     
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    Lol ok mate I just hope you don't buy cheap to buy twice again. Good luck if you buy it :up:
     

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