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Advice Help needed picking my 1st PCP

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Willq87, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Willq87

    Willq87 Member

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    Hi all

    I'm new to the site, this is my first post. I am looking to buy a fairly cheap PCP in the next few weeks and would love some advise on which you think I should consider.

    The options I am considering are:
    - Air Arms S200
    - Air Arms S400
    - BSA Ultra
    - Brocock Concept STD Super 6

    As you can see if am not looking to spend over £500.

    I can shoot but up to now it's been a lot of targets with my old SMK XS78. Me and an experienced friend have now got a permission where they have problems with pigeons and squirrels with added permission for any bunnies that happen to skip by.

    I know some of this is probably down to personal preference and I will at least get each one in hand before making a decision but just wanted your thoughts on the brands for quality, reliability etc.

    Any comments will be welcomed :)
     
  2. mattyts

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    S400 would and was my choice for a first PCP,even the Carbine version would give more or the same number of shots as the other guns you've mentioned :)
     
  3. Cymru-Dave

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    I don't own one but I have shot an S400 an I liked it, can't compare to the others but I'd recommend one!
     
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    Hi and welcome

    Out of the rifles you've listed it would have to be the S400.
    It Has to be the best all rounder for the money bar none!
    And of course it has to be ......... in .177 ;)
     
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    +1 for the above!
     
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    i would go for the 400 out of the ones you've mentioned. if i had 500 notes to spend on a gun i would prob get another hw100 secondhand.
     
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    p.s welcome to air gun forum
     
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    choice

    The S400 the tina turner of your choice - Simply the best better than all the rest. Out of your choice anyway. Cheers.
     
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    I really really like the little S200s. But in your situation I would go for the 400 in .177
     
  10. stevemandm

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    Totally agree. And I would make it the karbine superlite
     
  11. scultra

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    400 in .22cal for hunting :up:
     
  12. trumpetier

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    I have the a 400 and 200 both in .177 the 400 gives slightly more shots per fill and feels more refined BUT the 200 is such a sweet little rifle and maybe slightly more accurate than the 400 .....both great rifles. I have owned 2 or 3 400,s and 4 or 5 200,s over the years and can honestly say i have had no bother with any of them :)
     
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  13. Willq87

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    Thanks so much for all your replies; wasn't expecting any that quick!

    Looks like it's going to be an AA then, and 400 has the votes so far. I'll just have to get my hands on both and see how they feel.

    Age old argument I know but think I'd go for .22 for hunting... Feel free to tell me I'm wrong
     
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    Try both but don't be under the impression that .177 is not capable of packing a punch,it really does and is worth considering if your going to try ttarget shooting,I had a 22 , tried a .177 and never went back,9 guns later and all .177 :)
     
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    Second hand HW100, sorted! :up: ;)
     
  16. ratman60

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    hello, brocock concept super 6 in .177 using jsb heavys or crosman magnums then get 2 extra magazines maybe still 1/2 price at brocock, 3x9 x 40/50 hawke hd scope, a matts MWSS silencer off forum, lube pellets, and breech seal and mag system. good hunting set up.
     
  17. stevemandm

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    personally, I'd go for .177. for 2 reasons, 1 better trajectory (you have the choice of a lighter pellet for target work and a heavier pellet for hunting, if needed), 2 cheaper pellets
     
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    s400 cracking gun mate
    atb
     
  19. Alex.mc

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    Buy the one that fits you best! Buy the one that feels like it's part of your body!
    An uncomfortable gun is likely to be less accurate for ergonomic reasons rather than technical ones.

    I spent £150 more than I'd bargained for when I bought my first PCP..... but the gun felt so natural when shouldered in comparison to the others that I really had little choice but to buy it!
     
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    I've not been around many PCP's but when i saw the S200 i thought it was pretty crappy, just seemed cheap and not very well made to me.
     

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