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Looking at getting my first pcp recommendations please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Liamb, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Liamb

    Liamb Member

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    Hi all
    im new to the forum, had air rifles on and off but im currently looking into geting a pcp air rifle. Been doing a little research last few days and still a little undecided. I have a budget of about £500 max once iv saved a little. Been looking at getting a second hand airarms 410s carbine or a bsa r10 mk2 carbine what do you all think, i will be mostly going out to shoot pigeons rabbits crows etc and hopefully will get a gun with everything included so all help and advice needed
    thanks liam
     
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    i picked up a AA s200 mk 2 recently for less than 300. amazingly accurate. lightweight and comfy to use. spent about another 100 on a multishot kit and a bipod and its now my main hunting rig.

    i would look at 2nd hand you should be able to pick up a full kit with scope bag ect for that easy enough if your lucky you might get a bottle or pump as well.. if you end up buying one i would get a bottle. as pumps are bloody hard work lol!
     
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    Welcome Liam....:up:

    March last year I picked up a nice condition s400 carbine, 3 litre 300 bar bottle, quality scope, strap, bipod, bag, pellets and camo suit for £420. Keep an eye on the adverts from regular users and good deals can be had. A little patience will see you well sorted in no time with exactly what you want.....:up:
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
    my first pcp was a S410 carbine in .22,and loved it,used a pump to fill mine.
    if you can try before you buy,go and shoulder some different rifles
     
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    welcome to the forum bud.....a s400/410 or s200.....you cant go wrong
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Buy new, have a warranty, try a Hatsan AT44, the synthetic stock is adjustable (spacers and height adjustment on the buttpad and adjustable cheekpiece), nice 2 stage trigger, hell you can use it straight out of the box (has open sights) and somes with 2 magazines, anti double load too!

    New? About three hundred and fifty quid, leaves you enough for a scope and silencer!
     
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    Thanks everyone for the fast replies. I wont be getting 1 for at least a month but the 400 and 410 are the ones that iv read all good reviews on but would be better if i could get one with cannister and scopes
     
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    My advice would be get along to your local club and have a go with a few different ones before you buy, I dont like the 400 range as to light and dont fit me well but they are excellent accurate rifles. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum ,like previous posts have said try before you buy, most clubs and ranges members will be glad to help you find your perfect rifle see there are plenty pushing the AA400/410 good rifle but so is the hw100,shame you where not closer there,s my Daystate mk3 another good rifle thats for sale,but try plenty but with care remember these,s are our pride and joy hate it when someone marks them ,
     
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    The AT44-10 looks very nice!
     
  11. stevemandm

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    best advice is to try before you buy mate. we have a few aa s400's and a bsa ultra - all much better than we are, or will ever be (me anyway. my lad, mattyts, is a bit $hit hot, but dont tell him, his heads big enough as it is !). what suits me may not suit you, but you're welcome to try ours before diving in and spending your hard earned. whatever your choice, make redbeck rfd (wakefield) your shop of choice.
     
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    Go shoulder a few mate, get a feel for different rifles. And redbeck are very good, I have ordered a few bits and always spot on.
     
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    Im planning on buying second hand though so i can get a decent scope and extras with it as £500 will be my maximum, so i doubt places will want me to try and not buy will they?
     
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    With that budget how about a second hand S400 and get yourself a Rowan multishot adapter. Cheaper than the S410 and you should be able to pick up a decent scope, bag and bottle as well.
     
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    I tried a lot of guns before picking my S400 2 years ago and had 3 since.

    £500 will get you the S400 plus a good scope and mounts,I haven't looked how much charging equipment is but for a pump I would say about £100-120 or for the bottle and all that,closer to £200?
     
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    decent pump, Hills etc about £80 secondhand,3ltr 300 bar bottle with still a decent test on it roughly the same £80_100 srcondhand....these prices seem about the norm that i have seen over the last few years......a decent secondhand s400 with scope £300, a bit more if its a fancier scope, that should include a bag and silencer....a multi shot system are hard to find secondhand but if new they a £60 plus postage.....so £500 should get you everything you need if buying secondhand.....which imo is a much better option
     
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    I would say S410, nice tried and tested gun, swerve the R10 unless you have extra money to make it reliable.

    If you can get a bit more money together have a look at an HW100 carbine, it's still the best PCP out there.

    All said and done though, you will only get mixed opinions by asking here, so go and look at various guns in your price range.

    My tip: Don't buy a gun because you think it looks nice ;)
     
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    I've just been through this very same situation, I opted for the S400, under £500 unbelievably accurate, great quality etc. it was a good buy!
     
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    I went for the S410, and was under £500 second hand.

    Fantastically accurate, and i bought a single-shot adapter for it to reduce my pellet usage at the range :eek: Can easily go through a tin and a half of pellets in one range session
     
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    Agreed, that's why I went for the 400
     

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