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Im thinking of buying an Impact! advice please.

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  1. engraver

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    Hi all, Ive recently sold one of my guns for something a bit lighter.

    Personally I love Rapids so thought about it for a while and think Im going to take the plunge on an Impact.

    Has anyone bought one yet? I want one with nice wood so Im wondering if anyone can post some pics of their own gun as there are no gunshops selling them around these parts.

    I don't fancy ordering one through ~RFD because I want to pick a stock.

    Anyone seen them in the shops yet or handled one?
     
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    word of mouth is their customer service is rude... i havent spoken to them though so id call first and find out before parting with your cash
     
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    I wouldn't bother. They are built from old parts lying around or outsourced engineering. Impact have no time behind them. If you want a brand new rifle put your money into a RAW instead, they are now very well proven performers and the back up is in place. The HM1000 is a very well improved rapid. If you want a more target orientated rifle the TM1000 has proven its worth on benchrest in various National and International competitions. I know one sponsored shooter here in the UK who gave back his top of the line free rifle to the Sussex owners and went and bought a TM1000 to compete with - that tells you something! Yes, he is still being very successful.

    the other option is to buy an original Rapid and spend what you have saved on creating a fabulous custom rifle of your very own. Special valving and hammer, decent stock of your preference, polished and de-tight spotted barrel, Nice moderator. Something along the lines of Bucketboys, or Funkedups....they take their rapids to a range just outside Peterborough and hold their own on the 100 yard range with the rimfire lads - 12ft-lb .1777s. They are posting sub inch groups with them at 100 yards regularly. *** will take .177 pellets off the fence rail at 50 yards. line 10 up, he will knock all 10 off in turn with consecutive shots. A rifle that good wouldn't cost you £1000.

    Up to you of course. The Impact is the new Hogan Elite!!!
     
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    Interesting thread. Surprised to hear such negative feedback, but then if they have much of the same staff that were there when Theoben went down the pan it's hardly surprising I suppose. I wonder if the legendary sour tits / ice queen is still on the phones :rolleyes:
     
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    I Know what your saying Simon but I already have one Rapid with probably the same internals as those mentioned, its more than likey as accurate.

    Where do you go from a good barrel, micro core reg, polished hammer mainspring and carbon quides and titanium stemmed main valve, the groups bench rested in good conditions wont be any different as any fluctuations at that range come from wind, nothing magic about the guns internals really, Ive shot £400 mk1s that group as well as £1000 custom guns, like Ive said for years its all about how good your barrel is the rest is just a consistency exercise.

    The rest is cosmetics ie quick fill plus a gauge and stock of your choice.

    What Im after is light weight and the above, so basically I could go buy one off the shelf already done ie Impact, I already know they run the same internals as my current Rapid, so the short length and light weight is what Im after.

    I also know a cheap £350 falcon lighthunter will still shoot as well as a decent 12fpe lightweight Rapid, so I know Im actually really gaining nothing in performance over my hw100 apart from pride of ownership of something new.

    That said for a good £300 less the Airarms ulitimate sporter looks very similar in terms of shot count size looks and performance, so Im going to pick on of those up before I decide.

    Of course the ultimate Rapid for me is and always will be an Elan so maybe Ill wait until I see the right example but by then I may be truly old :D
     
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    If they are mainly the same staff as were at Theoben then i would rather use a catapult than give them a penny of my money.....just my opinion of course gents :D
     
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    It seems theoben upset a lot of people in their time, you boys are quickly talking me out of this decision.

    Maybe I just build a similar spec Rapid like suggested afterall that's what Ive just sold so time I will make it shorter, thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    Mine is only running a 16" barrel and is one of bucketboys magic creations on a 1991 mk1, no reg, just very carefully balanced and polished internals. 6fps spread from 185bar - 110bar pushing .20 JSBs at 820fps, to give 20ft-lbs, which is about optimum for .20 with air efficiency. I get a good 72 shots from that (6 mags). It is a handy little rifle, light and pointable.
     
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    Is this some new calibre we haven't seen released mainstream yet Simon?

    :p
     
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    What's wrong with catapults ?

    ;)
     
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    Not a thing matey.....i still have a black widow somewere. Didnt mean to be predjudice towards the humble catty ;):D
     
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    I was stammering!:D
     
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    this is mine I got it before xmas and im loving it, all the trick bit's already inside [​IMG]

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    in agreement here . atb gary. with accuspell that is .
     
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    See that picture is what throws a spanner in the works for me as its a lovely looking rifle is that mate.

    Love the stock.

    I still don't know what Im going to do, cos if that was on a table alongside most of the mainstream airguns at the minute I would surely reach for that.
     
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    I'm pretty sure philD is having some in put on the internals and reg
    If so they should be spot on out of the box
     
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    If I got the right impression when we met, I think your the sort of person who buys what you like and then makes it your own? So id say get the rifle you want and you sound like you could fix/improve any issues yourself without any worry of customer service.
    Although you know your best mate phild had something to do with these I think.....
     
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    yep philD's stuff inside this one ,saved me the trouble of bothering him for part's lol
     
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    Tbh I've really been feeling the need for a Rapid Mk2 recently (after years of indifference :rolleyes:)... but of course being left handed only a true LH action will do and these are less common than rocking horse Censored and unicorn tears..

    I did consider an Impact (providing they did a LH action, which I'm not sure about) however tbh I prefer the idea of the Rapid as I think they'll hold their money better, they look less tarty and I don't like some of the additions to the Impact guns ("afterthought" pressure gauge, shiny bolt handle, big white writing on the side)..

    Tbh in your position I'd spend your monies on a mint late Mk2 Rapid and mod as appropriate. Ultimately I reckon it'll cost less to get what you want, hold its money better and carry more cache; if that bothers you :)
     
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