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Hello all! To upgrade or best £200 - £250 .22 air rifle?

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by TJS, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. TJS

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    Hello from West Sussex all,


    I'm interested on people's opinion on this one.


    I have an ageing Gamo Magnum .22 that has been pressed back into service due to an invasion of wood pigeons and grey squirrels.


    I felt it was a little underpowered so I took it to my local gun shop and it achieved 6ftlb on the crono.


    My initial thoughts were to install a Titan XS spring and fit a decent scope to ensure I have the best chance of getting a kill shot.


    However after doing a little research I'm feeling reluctant to give this a go. I'm concerned that cutting the spring length doesn't seem to be an exact science. And in turn this may cause the gun to be over the legal fl lb limit or become inaccurate and unpleasant to shoot.


    The shop quoted approximately £100 to install an improved spring and a decent (decent enough for my use) scope.


    However I'm not sure sure whether the money would be better spent on a replacement gun. I was shown the Gamo Varmit in the shop.


    So my question are:


    Is it worth trying to upgrade my current rifle


    What do you think the value of my current rifle would be? It's about 15 years old and in very good little used condition?


    As an upgrade which of the following rifles would be the best option? My budget is £200 and must have a reasonable scope.


    Gamo Varmint Classic .22 - in budget/ local shop have it
    Remington Express XP .22 - in budget
    Webley Stingray II .22 out of budget - worth the extra?
    Weihrauch HW30S .22 - no scope
    Gamo Camo Rocket IGT Super .22 - pre charged gun, not sure if this will like sitting for long periods without use? Also ongoing charge costs? Is in budget though. Local shop have it


    Any advice greatly appeciated.
     
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  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    WOW pics no worky
     
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    Sorry copied and pasted from notes on my iPad. Appears to have made a mess of it.
     
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    My advice would be to fix all them tags so I can read it without an headache then give advice :p
     
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    Sorry all sorted now, good start!
     
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    Have you tried different pellets before you start? I had a very pellet fussy theoben that was only producing the same with a few pellets
     
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    I have tried it with milbro Jet and Marksman pellets, not sure what they tested it with on the crono.
     
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    hello, i would also look at the new HATSAN that secret mole agent posted a few days ago.
     
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    i would not entertain any of your listed guns but someof the hatsans have a good following on here so should be worth a butchers
     
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    Plus one big one for Andy^^^^^
     
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    Those pellets sound a bit dodgy
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Hi and welcome

    For my money I would look at a second hand hw77, 80, 95, 97, 98, 99, you will be surprised what can be had for £200-£250
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    I use the hatsan 60s for vermin control also try the hatsan 900x both very good guns for the money.

    bsac member.
     
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    Either hatsan Mod 55 or 60 depending if you want .177 or .22.

    If you like tinkering this will probably get some negative reaction but get yourself a SMK XS19 stick and Welsh Willy Trigger and Tuning kit in it from woodfield gcp and you will have a smooth accurate powerful springer.
    or if you don't mind importing I'd probably go here

    http://www.db-schietsport.nl/epages/61788981.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61788981/Products/HW50S/SubProducts/HW50S45

    and get the 50s imported and still have money in your pocket for a scope. Hope this was of some use to you mate
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to this merry band of guys n gals it’s good to have you join us …………...… :thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome to our happy little band.
     
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