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First PCP

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Johnc61, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Johnc61

    Johnc61 Donator

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    I'm thinking of moving into the world of PCP. Springers and CO2 have been my choice up to now but I'm thinking of trying a PCP. My choice is for a lightweight, carbine multi shot in .177. Regulated if possible to keep shot count reasonable. Any recommendations? Would like it to be reliable and manufacturer with good customer service.
  2. themadspread

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    nearly 50 yrs a springer man but my lad found this site for me (know nothing about this interwebby thing) and had the same thoughts your having now.started off with a hw 100 then a bsa ultra then a scorpion all 2nd hand in 22.the hw is totally different class to the bsa guns. ive just bought a as new aa s 400 f classic in 177 and that is top notch to the bolt system is not as good as the hws side lever system but is as accurate and its well made to
  3. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Regals from Daystate fit the bill, but they are not cheap, but then nothing with a sling hammer or regulator will be. You may get a regged Ultra or S410/510?

  4. reaper6

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    The AA Classic is a very fine airgun
  5. oldbugger

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    +1 for the AA,s,my first ever pcp,...had a superlite classic,...have now got an s410 classic,...its clinical,both were .177 and i only moved the s400 on, cos of the fiddly lil pellets, far easier to load a magazine than fiddle about loading every shot ;)
  6. engraver

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    Ok this comes up a lot and people always say the usual hw100s or BSA ultras ect


    In the 1990s there were tons of PCPs made and even some big names folded, now the internet is absolutely rammed with bargain pcps, for peanuts, because everyone wants the usual hw100s or Bsa's ect ect.

    For less than the price of say a bsa ultra you can buy, an airgun which has more shots per charge, nice stock if you look around, better handling, and just as accurate, I can think of lots, I mean one of the cheapest pcps you can buy is the most understated airgun in history the Webley Fx2000 for instance, you can get a full set up for about £300-£400 and it will put just as much in the bag as any ultra and then some, as it feels twice the gun inmo.

    Also look out for Webley axsor, RWs excalibre, Webley lite w8, logun Axsor, all FX designed guns, and look at the price of a new FX now!
    Falcons, look for single shot versions as the mags were not the best, Ive never shot a Falcon that didn't group, and there are even brand new guns still for sale, with minelli stocks, Airarms bought them out so plenty of servicing available.
    Airarms s310 s410 is a good cheap gun again very accurate.
    Daystate pcps, the early ones are very strong guns, all steel no cheap shrouds, look for the LR90s the QC's the huntsman mk1s, then obviously a bit newer the X2s ect if you want the best Daystate inmo a mk3 is for nothing nowdays Ive seen them go for the price of a new ultra, and they are in a different league.
    Early Theoben Rapids they can still rock with the best of them if you get a good one.

    Also the gun claimed to be the supergun only a decade ago, the gun that cost the most at the time in the airgun ads, the gun that has a Gary cane stock, the Logun professional mk2, now going for less than half price on the secondhand market and some look hardly used, the thing is if any of the above went tits up, any decent airgun shop will charge you a lot less to service or fix them than what the newer manufacturers charge, better still plenty of info online on DIY servicing and service kits cost very little, then you gain a better understanding of how they work, I would avoid regulators for a first pcp you don't need one unless you get hung up on shot strings.

    Anything with a good shot count should have a long wave of usuable shots at peak in the sweet spot of power for you to use, and they will be just as accurate as a regged gun.

    The few above Ive mentioned should all be capable of hitting a small spinner over and over at 50 yrds no problem so accuracy of even the humble pcps is up to the job if you make sure you try before you buy.

    Hope you get something you enjoy that's the mainthing.

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