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Greetings and Questions - Intro

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pudding, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Pudding

    Pudding Member

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    Greetings ladies and Gentlemen, real name is Harry and live in South Northumberland, (where grey squirrels have just arrived...).

    The scenario:

    I currently use a .22 HW97K which is generally fine apart from one area I shoot on which has a stack of rabbits (bit like Watership Down), but two skitty horses. Every time I discharge, the stupid beasts take off and run round the field a couple of times and panic bunny back in the holes for a couple of hours. Nuisance, to say the least.

    Q1 Is a PCP very much quieter than a springer? How does it compare to say, a .22 rimfire with a moderator?

    Q2 Is there much practical benefit in field conditions in having a FAC version?

    Q3 How much effort is required to charge the cylinders up with a hand stirrup type pump?

    btw - great site - lots of smart folk here...I hope!


    Cheers


    Harry
     
  2. Buzz

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    Harry, first of all welcome...if you're a bit nutty, you'll fit in very well.

    Answers :

    A1.. a LOT quieter !! The thud of the pellet hitting it's target is the loudest noise you'll hear...assumming you don't miss !!

    A2.. if you've got an FAC, get an FAC version of the S410, if you haven't, then a standard S410 will do just fine..... .177 of course.

    A3..More than is healthy...and I'm not kidding....buy a bottle !!

    Another solution though would be to shoot the damned horses first....
     
  3. a1gunner

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    1. yep very quiet
    2. longer range thats all
    3. if you are fit and healthy you will manage a pump, its hard work but much cheeper than a bottle and less hastle;)
    an Air arms S400/S410 in .22 and a pump will do very well;)
     
  4. Leeman

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    welcome Harry, i am sure you will like it here, and thank you vry much for calling me smart:D
     
  5. steve410

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    I agree with the above,so I will just say hello and welcome :)
     
  6. Pudding

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    Oh dear - sorry - I see you can't use a spel chker!!

    (Jesting...)

    three more Q gents:

    a. Anyone any opinions on the TDR version of the 410 - I like the idea of the low weight, assuming mass is not as desirable as with springers?

    b. Can the S410 be post-purchase modified to FAC if needed. (The particular area involved is quite near a golf course, and I would rather use lowest power that does the job, lest some stupid golfer catches a ricochet from a rimfire)

    c. I note some members are from the NE - any recommendation's re: dealers in this region since Tony made it impossible to buy via post?

    Thanks for your replies so far - gradually confirming my initial thoughts

    Cheers


    Harry
     
  7. milo2005

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    welcome mate
    get yourself a rapid more bit and bobs on he market then a AA:eek:

    happy hunting
     
  8. Pudding

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    Hi,

    Nice bit o' kit (I assume you mean Theoben) - 2lbs heavier but a lot lighter than the HW97K!


    cheers


    Harry
     
  9. sharpshooterpete

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    welcome mate, id say a pcp is not much quieter than a .22 rim fire with a moderator. ive used a CZ brno .22 rimfire a lot and the only thing you hear is the bullet hitting your target.
     
  10. FXpoacher

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    A 12ftpound PCP with silencer is very quiet.
    With an FAC running at 25ftpound + , it wont be much quieter than a .22lr!

    Power wise, an FAC is more "Effective", as the kill zone does widen a bit. And yes you use a lot more air!

    My T12 gives 90 shots in 12ft pounds, but only 10-15 at 40ft pounds.

    40ft pounds and no silencer and you do need ear defenders!

    Your best solution would be to de-sensitze the horse to your shooting.
     
  11. Nicksi

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    I use 'deepblueshooting' in Whitley Bay, they've got a good selection of air rifles in there and seem to be very competitively priced.

    Welcome anyway.
     
  12. Pudding

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    Cheers for that Nicksi - they do look competitive. Will sneak over next week.


    Rgds


    Harry
     
  13. simply james

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    all the questions have been answered so i will just say welcome mate.
     
  14. andyhawkx3

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    Hi ya, welcome ;):up:
     

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