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Question Help with choosing a new rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by husky, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. husky

    husky Donator

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    I have been toying with geting a new rifle but my main problem is I shoot left handed so a lot of guns with fancy stalks are out. the other thing is I am old school so a springer is the one for me. As for new or second hand as long as it is well looked after no problem with a used gun but new is allwase nice. so now it is down to make and model. Guns iI have had a shot of in the past that I liked are the HW77 the HW35 BSA Airsporter and Weblwy Tracker Another gun that looks like a winer is the new Walther LGV Challenger. So what do you peeps out in cyber land think :)

    Cheers

    Tom
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    HW95, probably the best break barrel in the world, quiet, low recoil and quieter than a spring powered should be!
     
  3. biggaz

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    id reccomend either a hw97 a 95 or a tx200hc

    after buying a new hw98 (same action as 95) and finding it very loud and twangy (REALLY TWANGY!), then reading a lot of weihrauchs out new at the minute are real twangers i was put off..

    Took it back and bought a tx200hc, BRILLIANT! smooth, no twang, accurate and lovely in walnut. id say have a look at all the guns mentioned but check the hw's before you buy to see if its a gooden as they are lovely rifles but loads need a tune asap which isnt what i wanted.

    Good luck!
     
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    Just had a look at the tx200hc verry nice but im just a bit woried about such a nice gun in my hands all my working guns tend to lead quite a hard life and i dont think it would be rite to expose that good a gun to my tender mercies. Can it be had with a sinthetic stalk? this would be a bit more resiliant to hard use.
     
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    HW95k or an HW80k - either of these guns would do the job and outlast you mate. Both solid, bombproof designs and easy as hell to maintain at home :)

    HW97k comes in a synthetic thumbhole stock so another one to consider.
     
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    A good few coats of Danish oil will serve a nice wooden stock well giving it some protection and much nicer than a synthetic :up:
     
  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    The modern HW95 also has an Ambidextrous stock as standard!
     
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    I would reccomend the hw97 with synthetic stock, highly accurate, engineered to last, nice and solid witha synthetic stock
     
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    If your looking for a break barrel I would take a look at the BSA tactical xl or the BSA lightning
    if you don't mind pcp's go for a scorpion
    you can tell I'm a BSA fanboy :D
     
  10. Accuspell

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    I wouldn't be blinkered inot HW only. There are plenty of lovely self contained, suitable for lefties, rifles out there. True ambidextrous stocks are few and far between, but HW do them, as do Theoben (an older Theoben is a work of art and a joy to own and shoot).

    Going the PCP route, the Daystate Huntsman is lovely, or again, the oldest magazine fed PCP is the Theoben Rapid 7, fantastic rifles, I have one from 1992 and it is brilliant, they are stillmade otday they were that good from the outset,like the HW77 which has been in production for over 25 years!

    Keep your eyes on the used market and you can get some lovely rifles for a reasonable price.
     
  11. secretagentmole

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    If looking for a cheap rifle to dip the toe in the water so to speak, look for a secondhand Hatsan 55 or 60 S rifle. Ambidextrous spring powereds with character, but do not pay over £70 for one secondhand, unless the scope is truly stunning as you can pick them up for £100 new!
     
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    Wow thanks for all the recomendations I should have said at the begining I am looking to retire my Webley Omega carbine lefty as it is still in nice condition and I think it deserves a bit of TLC and i can bring it out for special ocasions. There is a good shop with a verry good salection of guns about an hour away from me so I feel a trip coming on. I have had a good few airguns in the past but only a few full power guns most have been plinkers. my full power guns have all been BSA or Webley not for any other reason than what was avaliable at the time and for the money I had to spend. I did look at the German guns but they were a bit rich for me at the time but now I have a bit of spare cash. If anyone else has a recomendation please feel fre to add it to the list

    Thanks again for all your help

    Tom,
     

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