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New Rifle Selection - Please Help!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TIGERDUDE, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. TIGERDUDE

    TIGERDUDE Member

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    Hi All,

    New to the shooting world and looking for a really good budget rifle.

    I want a barrel break or underlever sprung air rifle with a scope.

    Budget is around £250 and have been looking at the Weihrauch HW99, Crossman Phantom mk2, Remington Tyrant or BSA Lightning.

    However, I’m totally open to suggestions and any advise/help will be so much appreciated.

    Many Thanks.
     
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    Fer that budget it's gotta be a 99...
     
  3. Squidwards Ghost

    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    :welcome: Have a look at the Stoeger F40 too.
     
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    depends. if you want a gun just to see if you will like it, go for something cheap like the tyrant,or even better the remington pest controller.
    if you dont get into it, you are not going to loose a great deal,as around the 100 mark new.if you already know you are going to love it, go for the 99 which is prob twice the price. :up:
     
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    Buy the 99s telephonepete is selling in the sales section :) if he sais it shoots well, it'll shoot well. I bought a 22 99s off him a while back and its just fantastic. I'm having to hold myself from buying it given I know I don't need a third 99s, but it's damned tempting!
     
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    If you're not opposed to secondhand, perhaps a used HW77.
     
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    Underlever-lover Engaging Member

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    Just bought a Remington Pest Controller for the other half but I can't put it down...full power, break barrel with its inherent ease of loading, light weight, looks good, standard fibre optic sights are great, trigger good, fairly quiet...can't go wrong for £120.
     
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    Avoid the BSA at all costs as they are sh1te. Crosman and Remington are ok, but not anywhere near as good as a sorted HW99. Also worth considering would be a Hatsan 50S/60S (.177/.22) with money left over in your budget for decent glass. Avoid package deals as the accessories are usually cheap tat.
     
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    Hatsan 55 .177 or 60s. .22
    Aussie seals later if u like it (customairseals).
    I rate mine highly fof the ££ and that is some praise considering all the springers I have had since 1975 lol.
    As good as most and better than you would think.
     
  10. TIGERDUDE

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    Thanks all. I’ve had a few pellet guns (Webley Tempest & Hurricane, Gamo P23, etc...), but now want a rifle.

    I enjoy target shooting in the garden and my daughter has a Daisy Red Ryder (lots of fun).

    We have a large(ish) garden, so want something to plink tin cans, carpet tubes, etc. So something with good power, build and accuracy. Am I asking for to much for a small price?
     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    Exactly this, job done
     
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    Pete's withdrawn his 99 and is now keeping it :D
     
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    Plenty about in your price range ... I would personally recommend the Hatsan in either calibre, but it MUST have the Quattro trigger unit.
     
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    DON'T BUY A LIGHTNING :eek:
     
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    This X1000!
     
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    If you are thinking of buying a lightning XL just give your money to a worthy charity instead of waisting it
     
  17. TIGERDUDE

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    OK, so looks like the BSA lightning is a no no, lol.

    What are people’s thoughts on the Crossman Phantom mk2 .22??
     
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    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    As said before the Remi pest controller at just over £100 is perfect for knocking cans over, punching paper, pest work etc. it’s Accurate, back yard friendly and little recoil. Well worth a punt IMO. The power is just over 10ftlbs out the box without bending it in. It’s probably a very good choice for what you want it for. I had one just to see what they are like and they are decent. A Few floors but all rifles will. Easy to tweak and do up a little as well.
    If you want to do your budget go for a 99, another favorite of mine.
     
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    I'd be going for a looked after HW99....then put some money aside for a CS stock once you've got it shooting nice....boom job done :cool:
     
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    I’ve got a late lightning XL and I’ve never had a problem with it and it shoots spot on
     

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