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Hello From West Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by ben_tucka, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. ben_tucka

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    Hi im Ben

    Im looking at getting my first air rifle, Ive had BB guns and such but I want myself a proper air rifle, my brother has a lovely weihrauch and I want to go shooting with him, we have permission from a local farmer to hunt rabbits on his land. I thought I would join here to get the best possible information on what type of rifle I need. at the moment im completely new to rifles, Ive fired a few at targets and such but only just got round to getting some money together. so things like do I want a .22 or a .177? and how much should I be looking at spending as atm, I have about £100 - 150 to play with do I need to save more or will this get me a nice setup?

    also are there air rifle clubs in the west yorkshire area? or near York as I work in York

    Thanks
    Ben.
     
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    hello mate, for your price range the hatsan mod60s/55s are well within budget leaving some cash for a scope as well,....Redbecks are sellin em for a 100 quid and are well up to the job for wabbits :up:
     
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    Hi mate welcome to the forum :)
     
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    If you can get down to Redbeck, Doncaster road ( 3 miles out of Wakefield city centre) the lads will look after you their service is excellent and you can drop on a bargain. Why not consider a second hand rifle?
     
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    Welcome to the forum mate

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  6. Ganton Gunner

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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    welcome...

    depending where you are..

    swillington shooting supplies, swillington leeds
    red beck , wakefield
    kranks at pudsey
    aaron wheeler, brighouse

    clubs

    pontefract air rifle club,
    park lodge shooting, goole
    halifax airgun club, halifax..

    there's one at huddersfield but i can never find it on google...

    good luck, try used, all my guns are pre loved...
     
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    alright mucker. as said, hatsan mod 55s is the best springer under £200, and with a bit of time, effort and tlc, can be brought up to a standard where it will live with the big boys.
    £160 will get you a brand new fully scoped set up (nice hawke scope too).
    gunshops ..... redbeck shooting supplies http://www.airrifleshop.co.uk/
    gunclubs ..... pontefract air rife club http://www.pontefractairrifleclub.co.uk/
    without wanting to start a calibre debate ...... choose the right one first time .... .177
    any help we can give, we're just down t road
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Ben, it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    from halifax so nice to have one close best goodle search it :) thanks
     
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    I would defiantly consider a second hand rifle just unsure of what I am looking at as of yet.

    Ben.
     
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    when you say 'a bit of time, effort and tlc, can be brought up to a standard' what do you mean by this?

    Im also looking at a second hand 55s at the moment just enquired about it and awaiting a reply from a seller. but what work would i need to do and can I do it myself?

    Thanks
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    basically, you could strip the action down, remove all the lube, polish the piston and the mating cocking linkage parts (and any other parts that come into contact with each other), relube and re-assemble. then set the trigger to your liking, by means of the 2 screws.
    really easy to do, google and youtube it. tbh, they are very good as standard, but they have much more potential with a bit of work.

    am a pcp man myself, but advice will be given by members much more experienced in springers. look here - this was done by my young lad, mattyts, who's a pup at 15 years old. this shows what can be achieved http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums...-TH208-Strip-Tune-and-rebuild?highlight=th208
     
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    well that basically explains it for me, although I may leave this alone. (for a while anyway)



    so Im looking at this gun second hand with a scope and it says hatsan 55S but doesn't mention the MOD part what does the mod in hatsan mod 55s stand for is it the same thing advertised at redbeck?

    Thanks for all this help guys
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    hi ben, the 'mod' stands for 'model'. ours has the following stamped on it.

    hatsan
    edgar bros
    mod 55s

    hatsan is the turkish manufacturer, edgar bros are the official importers, and its the 55s model.
    55s is .177, 60s is .22
    without seeing the rifle in question, i cant say whether its the same rifle as in redbeck. how old is it, what condition, what scope, and how much do they want for it ?

    hope this helps
     
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    Might go have a look if its still available. get me a gun get shooting then think about something as nice as my brothers weihrauch

    Ben.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     

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