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New guy

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ashley, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. ashley

    ashley Newbie

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    Hi my name is Ashley and my new years resolution is to get a hobby, and after shooting a few times in my mates field, i found it alot of fun so deciding to give it a shot (no pun intended:D). But i need a gun, i see loads on the internet but no one will deliver, i have no transport so getting to these places isn't exactly easy.

    I have around £150 to spend and either want a C02 or spring power...I was looking at the XS magnum which is here:

    http://www.pellpax.co.uk/acatalog/Special_Offer_Of_The_Week.html

    its the 2nd from bottom, and this company delivers!! But i have heard it is heavy and .22, also read that .177 is better for targets because they are flatter.

    The other one i am looking at is from the same company and its the Ratcatcher, its light and meant to be good and its £120 so in my price limit and i really like the look!! :D

    What do you lot think? Does anyone have anything decent second hand?

    Also what are the laws on importing and does anyone know who will do it, the same guns in the states are about half price :(

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    hi and welcome mate ,try the second hand shops mate ,ive just picked up a great gun for little money,a parker hale striker in 22 with silencer and bag for £90,good luck mate
     
  3. a1gunner

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    good post above^^^

    look for a goos springer secondhand
     
  4. ashley

    ashley Newbie

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    Not really sure what to look for, i.e whats good and whats not to be honest :(
     
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    Hi Ashley,if you can get transport then the BSA Meteor, Gamo - Shadow & Delta(Spanish), Edgar Bros/Hatsan (Turkey), Cometa (Spanish),Norica and SMK (china)-xs19, xs20 & xs 78, 79 fall into your price bracket. Check out reviews on the rifles at www.reviewcentre.com. Where abouts are you? you may be able to find somebody on one of the forums to take you shopping! Check out forums at wwwairgunbbs.com & www.airgununiverse.co.uk. Somebody on the *** site will be able to tell you about importing from the States, exchange rate & taxes may mean its not worth it. The Air Gun Buyers Guide from WH Smiths is a useful book. Buying second hand hand from the above sites is an option as they will post to you, a lot prefer face to face deals,but many will post to you, as you are a newcomer they will probably need a cheque up front and then post the gun on when cheque has cleared. Be careful there are sharks on both sides of fence! Try and find a gun club near you, they are always willing to help. When you get a gun have a look at www.targetz.com, www.kwacs.org.uk, www.mytargets.com, for some free downloadable targets for zeroing and plinking. Good Luck. Nick
    ps. sitsinhedges on the ********* site has got a HW 99S with scope at 150.00would prefere f2f though
     
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    welcome mate :up:
     
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    Welcome to the forum Ash :up:
     

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