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Question daystate huntsman classic .177 or .22

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TrimB, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. TrimB

    TrimB Active Member

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    hello all, im getting a daystate huntsman and now its time to decide the calibre. im going to use this gun for hunting and im and experienced shot. which calibre ?
     
  2. 177

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    Not wanted to sound sarcastic but you ought to know your own preference, surely ?

    What does your experience tell you that you're most comfortable with ?

    Calibre is academic - the shooter is key.

    Personally I'd pick .20 if I could find one, but I'd realistically look for a .22

    With a range finder and multiple aim point scope there is no case for either calibre over the other from an accuracy perspective...

    Hope you enjoy the gun, as and when you get it :)
     
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    Either. Both calibres work just fine on rabbits & pigeons if your aim is good enough. In .22 you will get a slightly higher shot count per fill though, but this is offset by a higher price for pellets.

    I run a .177 and it works just fine.
     
  4. surrey shooter

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    I had a .22 great rifle, what do you shoot now .177 .20 .22 ?

    If your experienced shooter use what you have experience in unless your a shotty or bullet rifle type chap then go .22 lol
     
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    thanks guys
     
  6. mattyts

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    I can hear a can of worms being opened :rolleyes:

    Search calibre debates and you will have enough reading there to keep you entertained for hours
     
  7. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I'd only ever buy a pcp in .177 now, don't think .22 hold there money or sell as fast
     
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    What he said
     
  9. 177

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    Surely that's academic unless you buy into something with a view of selling it on ?

    If you buy into it with a view of keeping and using it over the long term it's irrelevant.

    Do you buy what you like or what you think/hope someone else is going to like if you decide to shift it on ?

    From what I've see used values are taking a hammering more or less across the board...
     
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    We're all different mate but I see it like this why give a thousand pounds for something you no after a couple of years will be hard to sell andonly worth 400 when you can give a tthousand for something else and after a couple of years it'll be worth 700 and should be easy to sell...you can never be sure but you got to have a little bit of savvy atb
     
  11. Lee67

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    177 every time....
     
  12. mattyts

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    Bloody hell, 177 is a big calibre,where do you buy the ammo Lee? :D

    As said,I have 1 gun in .22 that I bought but would have had it in .177 if I could have,the other 8 guns are .177
     
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    :oops:. There u go Matty
     
  14. landymick

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    Very true Mr .177,i would say .22 for the Huntsman (nothing wrong with .177) because mine is but i have the luxury of having the Air Ranger in .177 so have a choice .My reasons right or wrong in others eyes is more shot count in the Ranger.177 over Huntsman in .177 so felt better to have Huntsman in .22 for Rabbits & Rats where night use is more likely less fumbling with small pellets in dark & more likely close range so .22 holdover not a problem.
    The Ranger then can be used either on range or field plenty of shots & good for pigeons.
    So for the chaps post which ever he shoots best with & for the cal debate i love all 4 if hunting hit the quarry with any cal in the head its down.
     
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    That's the bit I don't get - shoot whatever you prefer by all means, but shooting something you may not want to out of preference to hold a future resale value wouldn't ever form part of my buying strategy.

    I approach any leisure activity more or less the same way - buy what I want, because it's me that will be using it. If someone else ends up with it at some point I went in with my eyes open and accept the fact that I'm going to take a hit selling second hand.

    I guess it comes down to how big that hit might be, which depends on so many factors on the day I don't think you can really say if you buy X in one calibre it's going to be worth >50% more than the resale value of Y calibre after 3 years.

    Personally I've found used values to go up and down so randomly that what does well one month might do a complete turnaround the next.

    I would usually argue that market saturation is any product's biggest downfall for devaluation.

    Look at the HW100.

    High resale values until a lot more of them were in circulation.

    .20 is another anomaly - usually there is a premium to buy into it and it seems to attract a premium on the used market, despite (or maybe because of) a smaller buyer pool.

    Funny old world...

    If I wanted one in .177 that's what I'd buy.

    Ditto in .22

    I'm buying for me, not the next bloke, and if I can't afford to fund my playtime I need to look at other toys...

    I can make .22 work and I like the higher shot count. I could make .177 work but I'd rather not, and .20 would be just lovely but let's be realistic here ;)

    Your mileage may vary :D
     
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    and thats how you see It mate and If that works for you then good luck to ...but what i said in my previos post work for me .....however saying that if i damage a gun scratch the stock bad etc even though i could get it repaired i would sell it for half of what its worth because i dont want it ..iv done it lol ..silly i no but thats how i am
     
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    I'm not trying to convince anyone that my way is the 'right' way, or not as the case may be.

    Just chatting :)
     
  18. essex sniper

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    Same here mate sorry I came across as trying to be awkward .....
     
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    bang on there gasman :up:

     
  20. Steve K

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    This subject has been done to death as a search will show you.
    It's your money, and you'll be the one shooting your gun, so get what you want, not what the many opinions tell you.
     

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