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Good Deal On Ftp900

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Paul55, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Paul55

    Paul55 Posting Addict

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    I've been offered an AA FTP900 at what I consider a good price. I'm going to see it tomorrow, is there anything in particular I should be looking at?
     
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    It may be worth a look over at shooting the breeze, as they are more target orientated than here.

    I believe there have been a number of changes to it over it's lifespan, so age may well play a part in what problems (if any) too look out for as well.
    Other than the usual of looking for signs of ham fisted repairs, leaks or the action not been taken out of the stock and dried properly after been got wet basically the usual too look out for when buying a second hand PCP. The only other thing with any regulated target rifle would be to take a chronograph and put a few shots over it to check for consistency, as a regulator in need of a service should not be a show stopper if the rest of the rifle is in good condition but is a good bargaining point.

    Failing that, calling @cloverleaf who is a fountain of knowledge on all things technical and will probably have some good information and pointers,
     
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  3. Paul55

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    Thanks Andy, I'll take a look at shooting the breeze.
     
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    They're big heavy rascals .

    Some of them had dicky regs .But don't let that be a show stopper .

    The reg's can be rebuilt better than new .
     
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    I have to agree with Phil, heavy rascals, mine has been on a diet, much more user friendly, reg's easily changed or rebuilt. Would I sell mine. No. Would I buy again. Yes.

    Just look general condition Paul. No home butchery etc. Good luck.
     
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  6. Paul55

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    Ok, I looked at the FTP900 yesterday & was pleasantly suprised at the fit of it. I have hands the size of shovels which prevents me getting comfortable with the grips on target pistols, Gamo Compact, Rohm Twinmaster et al. So when I saw that the palm shelf had been raised around 1" I was fully expecting it not to fit. The fact it did & was quite comfortable was a plus point. I didn't find it too weighty either but it didn't have a scope fitted so that could change. There were, however, a few finish issues with it, one part of the shroud was scuffed, the underside of the forend was marked from what was almost certainly a previously fitted bipod & lastly the metalwork of the butt hook was covered in smalll spots of corrosion. I am a ridiculously fussy/picky person & I couldn't accept these faults, small though they were so I'm still looking. It was offered at £1300, quite a good price?
     
  7. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    I’d say that’s atad expensive tbh
     
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    I sold a brand new one of these 2year ago for £1000 no scope.
     
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    £1300 seems to be applying the 2/3rd's of new price principle.
    As ever though, if your not happy with it walk away a better one will come up if you wait.
     
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    Way over priced, seen loads sell from £750 upwards.

    Mark.
     
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    Rotherham Owl It's all about the enthusiasm!

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    The current second hand value seems to be around the £750-850 mark for a good example. At that price I would say they are an absolute bargain.

    I did even better a couple of weeks ago - £750 for a minter with an as new 8-32x56 Hawke Sidewinder. I had to drive to the other side of Newcastle to get it but well worth the trip.
     
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    I got one for £680 the other week with a aim ft100 bag and a extra butt hook extension. Sold it on yesterday at £730.00.
     
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    That's a serious amount for it. I'd say £800-900.
     
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    Really? Phew, I'm glad I didn't go for it then. Thanks for all the heads up guys, I've got a better idea of what to look for now :thumb:
     
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    That's said you won't go far wrong with an FTP. Mines a laser. Pellet on pellet. It's been lightened, tuned and modified a bit but it's so adjustable it's a pleasure to shoot.
     
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    Paul, I paid 900 quid for my mint left hander earlier last year. It was 4 year old when I bought it.

    Forget the shroud, you will remove that anyway, along with a few other bits. ;)
    Wait for a honest, decent priced one, you will not be disappointed. Remember the latest FT model is due out. FT900's will be on sale, just like last years model of Nike's.
     

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