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Hi from Hampshire

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Warren569, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Warren569

    Warren569 Active Member

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    Hello to you all. This looks like a great forum from what I've seen so far, though I joined in the attempt to buy something from the classified section (still no reply on that one!?).

    Bit about me. I had air rifles from the age of 10, which only came about as my parents had bought me Tin-Can Alley (toy from 80's) and it didn't work on xmas day. My father took me back to the shop on boxing day to get a replacement, only to be told they'd sold out.....which meant my (by now greying) father bought me the nearest thing available....a .22 Diana. I eventually moved on to a FWB .22 before selling it when I left for uni. Ok, twenty something years on and I have the bug again, partly because I live out in the sticks and partly because my 4yr old is gun obsessed.

    I'm now looking out for a good s/h multi-shot PCP, like a AA S410/BSA R10 or a Hatsan AT44. So if anyone is thinking of selling something like this (hopefully kitted with scope & moderator) then let me know. Budget goes up and down e.g. seen a nice s/h Hatsan for 250 but just missed a R10 mkII for 400 yesterday (still sobbing!). If you are near Hampshire even better!

    Anyway, looking forwards to posting lots of questions in future and getting to know you :)
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    hi mate welcome ,for me out them three you talked about, i'd go for the Air Arms 410 :up:
     
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    Hi mate and welcome to the best airgun forum out there, a real nice bunch on here, enjoy
     
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    It’s a friendly place with a slippery slope so :welcome: & enjoy the stay ……..…..………..….. :thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
    nice intro
     
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    Hi & welcome to the forum.

    My advice is to find a local club. You will find that most people in the airgun community are helpful & genuinely want to help. On this forum & at clubs. It would give you a chance to "Try before you buy" at the club & most people are happy to give you a go with there pistol/rifle. You'll get real world feedback on the gun of your choice & you may get lucky with someone selling the gun of your dreams. You'll know its been looked after & will probably come with some extras.

    Your son will also quickly learn about gun safety from you, & other members & you'll have a blast on the plinking range with him.

    Watch the classifieds on here, but try any & all suggestions first, to make sure you get on with the gun.

    Let us all know what you buy.

    Regards.
     
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  12. Ganton Gunner

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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
  13. Warren569

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    Thanks for all of the messages, much appreciated. Special thanks to Bilko for the advice, may well look into local clubs as I'd like to try some pcp's before I get my wallet out. I did see a used s410 superlite for less than a new Hatsan AT44 but I would also like to look at BSA's e.g. Scorpion Multishot SE. Looks like there are a lot of good rifles out there!

    Oh and Merry Christmas to you all!
     
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    Welcome to the forum :up:


    John
     

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