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Junior air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gollum, May 14, 2015.

  1. Gollum

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    Hi Folks
    Can anyopne steer me in the right direction for a junior air rifle to use with grandkids? Priorities are that its easy to cock and accurate enough so they arent put off by not been to hit anything. Would want to put a small 4x 40 scope on it and due to temp lack of funds nothing too expensive. Wont be able to buy anything until next month but looking for ideas.
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  2. Tripleteer

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    HW35 is a good little rifle!!!
     
  3. superben99

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    Baikal IZH61/MP61 I think it's a good starter, like I just bought for myself as a first time air rifle, 5 shot sidelever autoload repeater, light weight just under 2kg and compact, easy cocking a little effort will do, but it has no trigger safety, you cock the gun only when you about to shot, I don't feel this bothered me, I won't cock my springer and than walking around, you better try hands on in shop if you could, it's accurate too, low power but plenty for short range plinking/target practice, good luck to your choice.
     
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    SMK xs19 177 £99 cant go wrong.
     
  5. sithe79

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    Hw30s, cracking gun. Easy to cock, weihrauch build quality, Weihrauch accuracy, Rekord trigger, holds its value and is great fun whatever your age. Once it's bedded in minimal recoil, ideal for youngsters and comes with open sights so is good to go straight from the box.
    Let us know how you get on.
    Atb,
    Si
     
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    How old are your grandkids? No point getting a "teenager" sized rifle if they are small. Also if they are really young then it's probably best if you cock it for them in the interest of safety.

    Adrian
     
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    AA s200
     
  8. Patrick

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    HW35! You're obviously kidding it's far too big and heavy for a youngster to use,doubt if they'd even be able to cock it or reach the trigger.

    HW30s would be an excellent choice for a youngster and at the moment you can buy it as a complete package i.e Rifle complete with Weihrauch 4x32 scope with mounts for £199.it has a muzzle weight fitted instead of open sights.I was looking at one yesterday at my local RFD.But it's also available with open sights instead of scope and mounts.
     
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    At about £400 not exactly cheap + the cost of a scope and mounts,I think the OP had something less expensive in mind.
     
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    BSA Meteor an oldie but goodie, and cheap to boot. Mine can knock the middle out of a target with open sites at 15 metres. About as light as you can get too.
     
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    i think a safety catch is a priority with children,all the best
     
  12. owain glyndwr

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    hi Gollum,i have a 4x32 scope(unbranded) & mounts if you want it,pm me your address and i'll send it to you
     
  13. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Hatsan Striker Junior ticks all the boxes and has open sights!
     
  14. Gollum

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    Grankids are 9 years old
     
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    hw30S FROM HOLLAND
     
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    My daughter is 8 and the length of pull is just about right for her on the XS15. Still a bit heavy to shoot offhand, but I think HW30 (which is the next size up) will be a bit big for him. HW25 is similar size to XS15. Both will still be too difficult to cock by themselves, and again, I personally wouldn't let them cock it themselves.

    I've been championing the XS15 because it's cheap and cheerful, and accurate enough for short/medium range. If they do get into the sport there's plenty of time to get more expensive kit. The trigger out of the box is a bit heavy, but so is the HW25 which is about 3x the price. The sear will need a bit of filing to lighten it up but it's not a straightforward mod.

    Good luck!

    Adrian
     
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    Well done that man.
     
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    I've got 2 of these for my kids and are good for the money.
     
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    Hw25l is perfect for kids around the age of 9 atb
     
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    as above the 25l is great for kids
     

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