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Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by secret squirrel, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Banned

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    Hi all new to site,been good looking through the posts.

    can anyone tell me if there are any rifle clubs in or around cheltenham/gloucester...please

    also looking to buy a rifle co2 powered anyone got any opinions on how much and what i should be looking to buy?????

    any info would be gratefully accepted.


    T.I.A


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  2. EX Mod Cog

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    Hi Willy welcome to the forums, why not get a spring rifle instead? Probably better in the long run :)

    If you do want CO2 and you're set on it, the Umarex 850 Air Magnum :up: comes in .177 or .22, takes the 88g CO2 cartridge which gives you a few hundred shots before you run dry. This gun also has an 8 shot magazine and is bolt action, that's always good! Beware though, some people have reported problems with them, the main being that they jam. Just take care when you're loading the pellets into the magazine and you should be fine, any more questions?

    James (Cog)
     
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    hi willy welcome to the forum mate ,id go for a springer mate.
     
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    Hello mate and welcome :up:
     
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    this is A1 saying hi:moon::eek::D

    just kidding welcome to, well im not actually sure what this establishment is but its fun:D
     
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    Hi ya sqizzy, don't take any notice of him:rolleyes:...he's just daft....welcome to the forum mate:D
     
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    funny i was about to say the same thing about you:D
     
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    had to put this vid in you really picked the wrong name:D
    [video=youtube;-S_F9U9gNEQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S_F9U9gNEQ[/video]
     
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    Calm down a1 you must scare people off sometimes :rolleyes:
     
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    thanks

    thanks for all the welcomes and advice...(so far).

    please could you explain why a springer and what i can expect to get for around £500.....

    anyone think i should i should go for co2 option and why?

    like i say im pretty green on these issues and need help..


    kind regards all


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    ask clabby he can tell you why to get a spring gun:D
    he has PCP issues:rolleyes::p

    for around £500 i dont think that really theres a springer thats out of your reach.

    things like a BSA, HW or a webly will leave you with enough change to get a very nifty scope;)

    you can go for the higher end guns like an Air arms one but expect a little less change.

    with 500 the spring world is your lobster;)
     
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    Yep, if you want you could get the Air Arms Pro Sport, with walnut stock, £500 covers that :D
     
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    cheers guys but still not sure which is the right one!!!

    still fancy an air arms 410......any comments on this or anyone have one and good stuff to say???????


    thanks again for replys


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    You wont regret buying an air arms 410,I am not saying that because I own one.They have sold thousands of them.I have owned two,a .22 carbine and a .177 classic.Just be aware if you go down the PCP route you will need charging equipment too.Good luck with your choice :up:
     
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    you could probably get a S410 on £500 but wont leave you with much for charging and scopes.

    lowe end PCP's like the BSA T-10 wll leave you with enough for a pump
     
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    Hi Willy,:)
    I can hardly say welcome to the forum as I'm a newbie too, but I love the banter and the advice on here. For what it's worth, I shoot a springer and a CO2, and I love them both, but they're different disciplines. The CO2 is easier to shoot, no recoil - more forgiving on follow through and can be very accurate - but can be low on power - especially in cold weather. The springer is a more demanding mistress, but somehow all the more satisfying for it.:censored: I also lust after a S410 and others like it, saving and practising hard.:up:
     
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    I'll 2nd that, I got my S410, second hand, l paid £350 for it, and that was about 6 years ago now, its worth more now, but a word of warning get the, one I call the Mk1, as the one being made now have antie tamper screw, i,e. you cant repair them yourself...ask Buzz he has the mk2
     
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    I can honestly say that I've never shot a more accurate air rifle and if you're happy sending your gun to the manufacturer if it needs mending, then you couldn't do better in my opinion. If you're like me though and can and want to do your own service/repair, then the newer S410's have anti-tamper screws you can't get out. Having said that, as soon as my gun is out of warranty, they will be coming out for good.
     
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    You beat me to it mate, I was going to suggest making a tool to remove the anti tampers and replace with machine heads.
    Your too quick for me!;)
     
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    cheers again guys & davylloyd it is good site..just cant wait to get me a rifle!!

    springer or pcp!! prob both eventually!!

    a change from fishing..


    regards


    willy.
     

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