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Gun advice please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by scottydog, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. scottydog

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    Gents

    im after a bit of advice. My dad would like to purchase a PCP air rifle for a bit of target shooting (range) and when he can a bit of rough shooting. It will be more of the former than the latter in my opinion. He has shot shotguns most of his life and has had a couple of springers in the cupboard over the years. He's not as mobile as he used to be so maybe weight of gun needs to be a consideration.

    i recently bought a Logun Solo (which I know is not to everyone's taste) for a little vermin control around stables and the like. My first air rifle, but seems to be going well to date. He's had a plink with it and you could see smile on his face growing with every shot.

    i would appreciate some suggestions as to what could be suitable.

    he has a total budget of around the £500 quid mark.

    can any one give me a steer me to something worth looking at on the net etc etc.

    cheers in advance


    scottydog
     
  2. mikmon

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    air arms s400 and plenty choices of scopes to ad !

    mik
     
  3. stevemandm

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    would the total budget include charging gear ?
    i would recommend an air arms s400 superlite .177, possibly karbine (100mm shorter than classic length). its a proven, well made, reliable gun that will be more accurate than 99% of shooters. used, can be picked up from £350 scoped up, which will leave room for a bottle.
    http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/air_arms_s400f_classic_superlite
    before buying any tho, i would both take a trip to your rfd to try a few for size - what looks good on paper or on screen, sometimes doesnt feel that good in the flesh - try a few for size and feel, and dont rush in and impulse buy on looks alone.
    oh, and welcome to the forum mate, you'll love it on here
     
  4. timmytree

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    I'd agree with both the above posts but stick the S200 in the frame as well, match accurate barrel, very simple to maintain and light weight. Try and handle as much as possible but if you don't mind secondhand there are some great little bargains out there. S200 with scope and pump or bottle will come well under budget, in fact one highlighted on PW recently was under £300 for the lot. All wasted money if it doesn't fit your dad though, get him to a local club and see what others are shooting, they'll usually let you have a try.
    Regards
    Tim
     
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    Thanks Mik/ Steve. I was lucky enough to get a bottle for Christmas so he can use that while he gets himself up an running. All he will have to do is get an adaptor. A hate of his suggested a pump would do but I've talked him out of that.

    Looks like two votes for Air Arms S400 so far............:)
    Scottydog
     
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    Defiantly the air arms s400 superlite. Great gun and very accurate just wack a hawke hd on it and have some fun.
     
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    hello, i would suggest a good S/H AA S400 in .177 then you have enough money for an air tank, or a lighter one is the brocock concept in .177 which you could get new and air tank too. i say .177 as is good for rats if use a heavy pellet like jsb and further range for rabbits, both are well engineered and reliable, i must say i use a S410 in .22 for rats but a .177 will do the job as these shoot spot on with a decent scope, you could also look at the S410 10 shot/ brocock super 6 shot. having had 2 S200s i think the brococks better but slightly less shot count. good luck
     
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    I am probably going to get some slack for this, but I would recommend in .177 carbine format, an HW100. I think the balance and feel of this gun makes it an ideal candidate. Well made, accurate & above all, excellent reliability. Obviously this would need to be a second hand purchase. Be sure to come back to us, with the outcome. And above all else, make sure that your father shoulders as many rifles as possible. All the best,KB1
     
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  9. stevemandm

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    if the fill adaptor of dads is different to yours, you will need one of these quick coupler kits, enabling the quick change of 2 fill adaptors http://www.bestfittings.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=225
    if you buy brand new, a fill adaptor will be included, buying used, you may have to ask for it
     
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    webley Fx2000 get overlooked but are quality rifles. I bought a .20 special edition daystate harrier for 380 posted, there's a .22 version on gun star for under 400 to. Lovely bolt action an balance to them
     
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    hello, just another thought from what you have mentioned these can be very usefull, a bipod and can easy be made from 2 garden green stakes from home base, black tape 4 inch down from top, old bike inner tube cut 1 inch strip and 3 turns over from spike end and slide up to bottom of black tape, light to carry and good to steady rifle. i use a 4ft one in a hide with my tripod seat, and 5ft one walking the fields or around the farm. there is a video of these on the Utube i think.
     
  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Ultra SE? Brockock Contour?
     
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    Looking at an AA510 this weekend.........
     
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    Accurate rifles, but hw100 is nicer in my opinion
     
  15. vitalich

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    Hw100 heavier than aa.

    I.d go for old webleys as fx2000

    Better than any aa in my opinion
     
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    Well that goes without saying :thumbup: :D :beer:
     
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    for the range target shooting propuses keep in mind some weight restrictions, price limitation and good shot count i will start my search from the following list (multishots and .177 only):

    FX2000 (Webley, Logun, FX)
    Webley Raider
    Axsor (Webley, Logun)
    FX Cutlass or Logun Dominator (wery rare at good price)
    Daystate Huntsman (again, hard to find at lower price)

    another one to try is brocock concept S6 (light, good shot count and beter trigger unit)
     
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    If your considering the ultra se, be quick! Prices are going up in February
     
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    i wouldn't back to BSAs after making my R10 to works nicely last autumn,
    very far away in it's built quality from DSs, FXs or HWs
    and even worth from oldschools
     
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    Completely agree , the <only> reason I bought the ultra se over a contour s6 was it had an ambi stock.
     

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