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Advice New Gun Advice!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nwood90, May 6, 2008.

  1. nwood90

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    Hey guys, im new here to the forum but am looking forward to getting stuck into advice and views!
    I am, compared to most an amateur airgunner - i got myself a .22 BSA Supersport (breakbarrel) with an Apollo Silverstar 4x32 scope for 100 quid barely second hand which, after some research on the internet I deemed to be a pretty good deal. I've had the gun for a while now and am looking to moce on to a CO2 rifle. Was wondering if you guys could take the time to help me out.
    Being a bit of a sniper nut :D i would like a couple of things from my new rifle:
    - CO2 powered (obviously)
    - accurate but powerful (damage-wise) as i plink a lot of stuff as well as paper targets (possibly converting to .177 instead of .22??? what do you think bout that?)
    - BOLT ACTION - this is a must :cool:
    - possibly with a rotary magazine (do you get those with bolt actions? dno.)
    - sythetic stock - im not too shabby (as in quite good ;)) at art and have done my research - might do a personal camo paint job of which i will show you the results!
    - Price range of about 80-180 give or take a bit!

    But yeah, cheers guys; if you could just post all of the possible rifles it'd b awesome! you might even get to see my secret air rifle acessory that im working on at the moment when its done!
    Cheers!
     
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    c02 rifles are ok for close range work , but anything over 25 to 30 yds then its not on.
    also co2 powered guns are badly affected by temperature , it could be running around 10or 11 on a hot day , but if cold the power will drop......a lot, why not get a second hand pcp or quality springer?
     
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    I must admit I have just ordered the QB78 deluxe in .177. I've heard the comments about the difference in power / performance depedning on external temperature but for me its seems a cheap and easy way to try out a recoitless gun to see if I enjoy it or prefer springers.
     
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    hmm really only 25-30 yards? thats a pain!
    when i rustle up some more cash i might just get one for some short range work then :)
    so as far as range goes spring is the only viable option? :confused:
    as do a lot of prone shooting, some at ranges of up to 75 yards I would really want a gun thatis accurate without having to break the barrel as this is inconvenient on the floor.
    any more suggestions as to how i can overcome this? or shall i just suck it up and stop whining? as i said: im kinda new to this and only everearned a spring rifle so dont know much about the alternatives...
     
  6. nwood90

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    ok, had a look at some pcp rifles - never considered them before - and they are now suddenly appealing. range, power and bolt acion. was wondering, with the price range above (+ or - a bit) was thereany new pcp rifles that i could get new or should i look for second hand ones. either or, could someone post me some links for some guns to be looking at please, its like a minefield out there and dont wanna get ripped off!
    thanks :)
     
  7. a1gunner

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    for plinking?

    well stick with .22 as you will get more shots out of your CO2 canister

    look at umarex air magnum. has 8 shot mag:up:

    c02 as said above is affected by temp.
    alos you will get lower power shots if you try rapid fire with the mag.
     
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    I don't know of anything new in that price range, but that's not to say there isn't anything at all out there. You'll be looking at secondhand to get anything of quality and even then I would have thought you'd struggle with your budget, even to get just the gun. You'll need means of aiming it and filling it as well. I would have had no problem in recommending the Air Arms S410, it is a wonderful gun, but I'm just a bit p****d off with the fact that Air Arms are now making their PCP guns anti-tamper, which now means I can't service my own rifle, I can service my own shot gun...but not my air rifle....go figure. Older ones are ok, but due to the new ones being anti tamper, the old ones will probably be fetching better money now. For me, CO2 was never an option. They are not predictable enough, not powerful enough and are very expensive on gas.
     
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    yeah, i pasted the wrong name in there :p
     
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    what about an S400?
     
  12. Buzz

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    Good gun, but single shot. You can get a multi shot conversion, but it takes it into a similar price range as the S410.
     
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    ok, been looking at the AA S400/410 whats the verdict on those?
    also, if anyone can post me some links to some good second hand deals on S400/410s so i dont get mugged off if i decide to buy one :) also the lowest price of a 1st hand one would be appreciated.
     
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    the verdict on those is...get one and be happy:D
     
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    I doubt you'll get it much cheaper than the link I gave you earlier, but that depends on where you are. If you have to spend £100 getting to Euroguns I'd suggest buying it elsewhere LOL.
     
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    look in the swap shot in mag's and other websites that may display prices of their guns.

    also look at past sales from this site to see what sort of price they fetch:up:
     
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    I'm curious why the BSA seems to have fallen out of favour with you? If you wish to hunt and do a lot of plinking I would stick with a good springer. Like Rockabilly said CO2 powered guns are affected by temperature and canister content leading to inconsistent accuracy.

    Also you have the expense of replacement CO2 canisters which makes such a gun more expensive to own in the long term. If a bolt action, synthetic stock multi shot CO2 gun is your desire look at the Unamarex 850 Magnum-plenty of bling for you!
     
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    what about an AA s200?
    whats the scoop on those?
     

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