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Lightweight hunting rifles, talk to me ;)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mr mcgoo, May 1, 2014.

  1. mr mcgoo

    mr mcgoo Engaging Member

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    what are people using? I've had hw100ks, bsa r10 and daystate air wolf etc in the past (all good rifles don't get me wrong) but want something extremely light and accurate I can get around easy with that will get the job done.

    options are

    brockock contour, concept super 6
    bsa ultra xl multi
    air arms s410
    daystate regal ( bit expensive for field I think )


    all 177

    clinical, lightweight hunting rifle sums up what I am after

    look forward to replies people

    chris
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Depends on how light you want to go and how many sacrifices you're prepared to make in the quest for light weight (shot count, stability on aim, ergonomics..)

    Predictably I'd take the Air Arms (with a Walnut stock as opposed to the superlite though as it's more durable and better-fitting, if a little heavier) on account of its general superiority of build, reliability and function over the others you suggest. If you absolutely must have the lightest rifle the Brocock Contour is where it's at, but they're not particularly well designed or finished IME and will give you very few shots per charge (around 20 decent ones perhaps?) in .177.
     
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    For me it would be the Ultra!!!
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Do not discount the S200, the overgrown target pistol is a lovely little lightweight hunter!
     
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    IMO the hw100ks/kt is a great lightweight hunting rifle :)
     
  6. ratman60

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    brocock concept 6 !!!!!!
     
  7. mr mcgoo

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    Swayed towards 410k as they can be picked up at a reasonable price, never heard a problem with them either.
    Anyone know their shot count in 177?

    I've had the kt and sold it on as I got my FAC. If I were to spend the money again I would go for the daystate regal hands down.
     
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    Seem me to be more money than air arms, the concept elite looks lovely and gets around 80 shots 177
     
  9. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I know the Regal is not cheap, but for around £450/500 you should pick up a good Huntsman, the predecessors to the new Regal.

    James
     
  10. mr mcgoo

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    That's about bang on what I want to spend. The hw100kt was stupidly accurate but I was wanting something different and slightly lighter this time.

    ill have a look for the huntsman now
     
  11. Pelletpower

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    I found the huntsman mk2 quite heavy myself..accurate and easy to work on but abit front heavy.

    Just my opinion though...I have issues with my left arm so I find most rifles feel heavy to me after 5-10 min so I only use bipods/shooting sticks these days.

    Good luck on finding the right rifle though man!

    Did you have the custom cylinders in your hw100's?

    They make a fair bit of difference.
     
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    hello which air arms pcp did you mean?? i got a brand new concept 6 with silencer and adjustable butt in .177 for £380 another £20 for 2 more mags and rate them better than a S200 which i have had 2.
     
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    + 1 on the huntsman classic.
     
  14. mr mcgoo

    mr mcgoo Engaging Member

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    Yes I had a and m cylinder fitted to hw100kt, one in my profile pic.
    Decided on the daystate huntsman as I know they are tried, tested and last forever.

    Have to sell my tx200 to chip in towards it first so will be a month or so before I get it

    thanks for advice everyone
     
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    BSA Ultra se with x tune plus regg nice and light for them standing shots. I would say 50 good shots
     
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    S/T-200 are about the perfect weight I've found. Ultra- if that your thing also, contour elite- if that's your thing.
    Air arms mpr ft felt light when i handled it

    I find balance more important than weight.
     
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    Also, you could just put a lighter scope in a normal-heavy rifle, will save you a few 100grams
     
  18. mr mcgoo

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    Opting for a huntsman once I find one at the right price
     
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    I second the brocock concept super 6 they are great rifles and give a full 50 shots.
    and weigh 5.5lbs .
    they are as accurate as anything else you have mentioned.
    Atb
    David
     
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    hi was you concept super 6 beech or walnut .
    I bought my son a walnut one it was £469 so if yours is walnut thats a brilliant price
    atb
    David
     

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