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I can't decide!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ShaunSXV550, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. ShaunSXV550

    ShaunSXV550 Active Member

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    Morning all,

    I need some expert opinions on this question please! :D

    As I said in my introduction thread, I'm just getting back in to air guns... Before I stopped, I was shooting .177 on a springer.... I no longer have that gun, but from what I can remember, I didn't have any problems taking out the odd Magpie or Crow... Now I'm looking at getting am Air Arms S200, but not sure if I should stick to my known .177 or go for .22? I'll be using the gun for pest control ( Rats,Magpie,Crow,Pigeon and the odd bunny) no more than say 60 yards...

    Before anyone jumps the gun (See what I did there:D:D) This is NOT another "what pellet is better for hunting thread" Just some other opinions on what caliber would better suit the gun for my purpose!

    Thanks,
    Shaun.
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    .177,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :popkorn:
     
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    hmmmm sxv550 now thats an animal, sod the gun, your sxv will accelerate faster than any pellet... Just run them over? lol

    a .177 would be better and more acurate for the 60 yard shots, less hold over/under but a .22 has a little more stopping power... TBH if you teach yourself to rely on shot placement rather than stopping power then you will be a better shooter...

    I have a .22 and love it, my next gun will be a .177

    But bare in mind I know nothing ;)
     
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    Well I did try just running them down... Didn't work out too well! :D

    Thanks for your replies guys! :)
     
  5. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    i'd get a AA s400,some will find the stock on the s200 too small,plus your get more shots per charge
     
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    My thoughs exactly,cant see the point in the S200 when the S400 is only £20-£30 or so more
     
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    It's lighter! A real big plus on longer hunting trips!

    If you know .177 I'd stick to it... I shoot both but nearly always pick up the .177 first! As will be stated countless times it's just personal preference!
     
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    But the S400 isnt exactly breaking the scales though is it and is 0.3lbs heavier than the S200 :D
     
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    Can you get a 10 shot mag conversion for the s400? I was planing on getting the mag conversion for the s200...

    I could always get the S410, but that's not only £30-£50 more...
     
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    I'm quite new to airguns and decided to learn with a .22 springer.

    Figured if i get good with that, then when i buy a .177 PCP i should be god like :lol:
     
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    Yes,Rowan do a conversion for the S400 as well,the S410 is quite a bit more expensive than the S400 with the seperate 10 shot conversion kit although the S410 will index the magazine automatically whereas on the S400 with the conversion you have to do it by hand
    Go to Shooting Supplies in Bromsgrove they had both in stock when I last went up there,even if you dont intend to buy there and then go and have a look.
     
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    I have both .177 and .22. My ultra is .177 my S10 and HW90 are both .22. I used to always go for the .177 ultra, it bowls bunnies over out the 40odd yards I have shot them to, and the squirrels don't put up any resistance to it either. The last time I was hunting tho, I didn't refill the ultra before I went, I could t remember how many mags i had shot and so put the ultra down, a little disheartened. The HW90 then came out and dropped its first squirrel with its first shot, then went on to take another 4. So now I'm torn between the two, I just take both.

    My advice would be stick to what you know and trust mate. Why do you want a PCP anyway? Why not stick to the springer? :)
     
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    Do what I did and buy both. Having the same rifle in both calibers is great. But I do find i always pick up the .177 first.
    Haven't got to be as accurate with your range finding and the pellets are cheaper. Only down side is there more thirsty on air. Stick with what you know.
     
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    That's where I was planing to buy the rifle! Cheers, I'll have a ride up there this week! :)
     
  15. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    not saying the s200 an't a great little gun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if your a girl :mao::laff::nana:
     
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    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    if your going down the multi shot route,i'd get the 410 or 510,then get the single shot mag,the after market multi shot mag add'on an't all that tbh
     
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    Why do I want a PCP? Simply answer... Always wanted one! :) Before I stopped a few years ago, I had my heart set on a Logun Solo! Now I'm back, but gun-less, thought I'd start with the power source I've always wanted! :)
     

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