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Advice Ignite Black Ops Tactical Sniper Pellet Gun

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by zSilverStein, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. zSilverStein

    zSilverStein Member

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    Black ops gun.jpg I also have been looking at this air gun at Walmart the Ignite Black Ops Tactical Sniper Pellet Gun. Is this something anyone knows about? Is it of any quality or should i view it the same as the MK-177 from Crosman?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  2. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    Not even looking at specs, I'd say buy a well known brand, with a classic wooden stock and you'll do better, doubt the UK government would be happy with that in the UK, just asking for trouble.
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Yes it is like the MK 177, do yourself a favour (or favor) , buy a Crosman Marauder. Much more fun!
  4. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Yes ;)

    I know you're across the pond so your market will differ to ours.. but here's a few tips when looking for an entry-level rifle:

    - Avoid anything with "tactical" in the name, or that's made to look like a firearm / assault rifle - usually rubbish cooked-up to appeal to the Rambo-wannabes and kids. Not a market that's know for it's discerning tastes or appreciation of quality.
    - Avoid "package" deals - rifle, 'scope etc. Research each one and buy the best. Again packages are often designed to offload crap on the unwary, who think they're getting a good deal judging by the sheer amount of stuff on offer.
    - Avoid shop's own brand stuff.
    - Don't just pick stuff that "looks nice" out of the air and ask about it on a forum - do a bit of independent research into what you want and the rifles that fit the bill.
    - Avoid anything that's branded by a firearms manufacturer (Remington, Ruger, Winchester etc) these are just cheap Chinese rifles rebadged to trade off the name.
    - Avoid spring guns with bipods - you'll never fire a springer accurately off a bipod; the fact that it's supplied with one suggests that the manufacturers neither know nor car about the product they're selling.

    For what it's worth (not sure if you get them over there) but over here I'd recommend a Hatsan Mod. 55 or 60 as the best you'll buy on a budget (£100-150) or the Weihrauch HW99s (HW50s) if you can go a but further (£229). Avoid Crosman or anything from Spain ;)

    Given your location, you might have more luck on the Gateway to Airguns forum :)
  5. waggywinker

    waggywinker Newbie

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    great gun, very accurate and works perfectly fine with the bipod :up:

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