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hammerili 550...any good?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by kev1744, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. kev1744

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    hi all,
    im looking at getting back into shooting and was looking for a cheap but decent starter rifle.
    ive seen a hammerili 550 with scope and silencer combo on pellpax site...anyone had experience with this gun? im looking for mainly target shooting and then bunny hunting.

    cheers kev
     
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    Hi i had one of these as my first gun it was full power but to be honest I thought it was a little heavy when scoped and moderatored, also the recoil was quite bad although you could get it tuned, id go for a stoeger x20 instead it had a good review in the latest airgun shooter mag
     
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    Hi Kev and welcome to the forum. If you can get to a newsagents this months Airgun Shooter is covering this rifle against a Steoger X20. Both seem favourable but you must read between the lines when it comes to reviews.
     
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    the stoegers are great, really good when tuned though.
     
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    thanks for the replies. i did get the mag and have read the reviews.
    to be honest im none the wiser!
    the main reason i looked at the hammerili was due to the offer pellpax are doing.
    i thought for a full power .22 with silencer scope and a bag for £189 it was a good deal.
    can anyone suggest any other combos? or perhaps if i were to buy the bits seperatly?
    any advice welcomed :)
    i would consider a second hand deal if anyone knows any that are going?
    cheers kev
     
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    thanks alex...but link does not seem to be working?
     
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    I have one but don't really have enough experience to comment with any authority. It is on the heavy side but does not have as much recoil as some of the .177's. I bought this on an uncharacteristic whim without doing any research. I have since discovered that I want to pursue HFT and that a PCP would be better for this discipline so I will probably trade it in for an Air Arms S400 or 410 sooner rather than later.

    Alan
     
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    I dont think its the best looking rifle out there. My mate brought one in .22 as he wanted to do some shooting with me back when i had my BSA lightning XL... Side by side i have to say for me it was no match for my BSA but that may of been due to me shooting in .177 & not liking .22's. For the money it does seem a good deal. As already mentioned the stoeger X20 or the SMK XS19 (think they are same gun pretty much) may be possible alternatives in that price range. Still, i would look at getting something 2nd hand for around £200. Put up wanted add on here with your budget mate... you might get a good offer!
     
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    personally, id still go second hand.... bsa lightning or something.
     
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    Looks a little like my Cometa 300 to be entirely honest
     
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    hmm think i might wait awhile and see what pops up second hand. i like the look of the bsa lightening xl...but none cheap enough with a scope etc.
    thanks for all the help. no doubt ill be asking loads more questions soon :)
     
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    You can pick up a belter of a 2nd hand HW95 or HW80 for that money......
     
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    Alex, it's the reference to gun5tar that's cocking the link up.
     

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