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First Pcp Rifle

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Peter171, Jul 15, 2018.

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    Hi guys.
    I've been shooting air rifles for awhile now but only ever used spring rifles.
    Can anyone help me out with some suggestions for a good PCP rifle to get as my first one?
     
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    im a daystate devotee, but i would suggest an air arms s410 or 510
     
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    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    As monsta said but if you want it for target work go for the S400


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    rizla1 hi

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    same here only ever shot springer for years,
    so begining of this year got myself a airarms s410 and love it
     
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    pjgtech Stay Calm and Carry On....

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    What will you be using it for?

    .... as always, get down to your local range or gun shop and handle a few to see what fits and what feels right for you...

    My 2c worth would be a HW100 or AA s510 :thumb:
     
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    For what purpose will the gun be employed? What will be your budget? I only do hunting for which I use a Brocock Contour and/or Air Arms S200 in pcp. Both pretty manageable, light and accurate. BSA Ultra worth a look, avoid the Ultra XL. Anything Air Arms is good (S400). Some folk swear by Weihrauch but some swear at them.
    Get down to your RFD and put the rubber into your shoulder.
     
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    Welcome, Peter. :wave:

    All good advice given. There are lots of things to take into consideration. Your budget, how you intend to use it, your physical state, preferred calibre and so on. Do you want a lighter weight gun to carry while hunting or will you be shooting targets with the gun rested? If you can furnish the members of the forum with more detail, it might influence the recommendations.
    Having said that, a good all round, moderate weight gun with a good pedigree has already been mentioned. Air Arms make some well respected rifles which will do well in most arenas, in my opinion. You could do worse than to choose from their range.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Welcome mate. What’s your intended use for the rifle?
     
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    Thanks all for the recommendations.
    To answer what I'd be using it for, I'd be using it for plincking as I do t have permission from any land owners to go hunting, so for the time being I'd want to get one to take down the range with me to get a custom to how they handle and gain some experience with using a PCP.
    My budget isn't massive, will be having to stay under £500 for the rifle as my fiancé will kill me if spend more than that haha.
    I'll definitely look into the recommended option that you've all posted on here. Thanks for the help all
     
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    I would say BSA Ultra SE or Air Arms S410 mate

    Check the for sale section on this forum too;):thumb:
     
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    Thanks very much, will definitely check those out
     
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    I'm in the same boat, looking for my first pcp, budget of £500, I only like tactical stocks, which narrows it down a bit, just contemplating buying 2nd hand or new, Ronnie sunshine do quite a good deal on the Ultra SE, plus you get the warranty, but I've seen a compatto for £400 in mint nick???
     
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    Don't forget to factor in a cylinder...I'm too lazy to use a pump, but for an ultra or S200 a pump would be ok.

    All recommendations given so far are spot on...it will depend how they feel in your shoulder...

    thanks
    Tim B
     
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    Kral NP02 and 7 litre bottle cost me £560 all in. Includes 2 magazines and hard case. Mine is very accurate. Mine is .177 and will manage 180 shots per fill

    Kral NP02 12.jpg
     
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    BSA Scorpion is well worth considering.
     
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    Where is it you got it from?
     
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    direct from Range Right in Harrogate. They are the importer for Kral.
     
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    Good advice above by Mike. You need to try some guns for fit. Bear in mind the rifles you shoulder will probably not have scopes on so will all feel lighter. Even a modest scope can make a gun feel very different and affect balance dramatically.
    If you stick to major brands, resale values should be pretty good if you ever wish to upgrade.
    Also have a look at the rifles used by the shooters at your nearest club. That should help you narrow your choices down.

    If you're planning mainly target shooting, my advice would be stick to single shot too. Simpler and no magazine feed issues to worry about.

    My recommendations based on what you say you want would be:
    BSA Ultra SE
    Air Arms S200
    Air Arms S400

    The consideration you may also need to take into account, i shot count per fill. Though all 3 of the above are capable of taking you round a ft/hft course on one fill.
     
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    I have both the Ultra SE (.177) and S200 (.22).

    Both are very handy light rifles, and are accurate beyond my ability to shoot.

    My only real criticisms of the S200 are that it doesn't have a fill gauge, and the single shot loading tray makes it prone to trying to eat the occasional pellet backwards if you're not careful. Neither of these issues are enough to make me dislike the gun, and I finally got around to ordering the 10-shot aftermarket conversion yesterday. There are plenty of these available secondhand for very reasonable money, although if you're buying new you can get an Air Arms S400 for just a few pounds more. Also, the Air Arms charging probe is in my opinion the easiest there is to use.

    The Ultra SE is probably one of the shortest 12 ft-lb air rifles you can get without going for a bullpup. Mine only measures 89cm or 35" including moderator, making it a nice gun to shoot from a hide or confined space. It does pay for the light weight and portability with a rather low shot count, though. The .177 gets 40 full power shots. This is plenty for a hunting trip, but I find I run through them very quickly in a plinking session, especially with the help of the 10-shot magazine. I have found that the small reservoir does make it a very quick and easy gun to refill, especially if you're not using a dive bottle. The gun also comes with the option of a very sexy black stock if you're so inclined.

    While I like the two guns, I would be forced to go with the Ultra SE if I had to choose. I've only had it for a couple of weeks now, and am absolutely loving it.
     
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    I own a Daystate Mk4 and a custom BSA R10 but if i where starting again i would go for an AA S200 or S400/410 cant really go wrong with them.
     

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