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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgun..al, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. airgun..al

    airgun..al Member

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    Hi all

    was sitting in the lounge yesterday when in comes my 13 yr old son wanting an air rifle for xmas!...where did that come from?

    I have an old Heanel .22 rifle in my bedroom from years ago and i think he had been having a look at it:) and although you could probably throw the pellets farther than you could shoot them i have at times done some plinking in the garden and he seems quite keen.

    Having been away from the airgun scene for quite a while i don't really know where to start but any recommendations for a starter rifle would be appreciated...i might even get one myself:D

    Cheers in advance!
    Al
     
  2. Darren Petts

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    Do you have a budget? What do you want to shoot at - formal competition such as HFT or FT, hunting or just cans in the back garden?
     
  3. i8allthepies

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    For starters...

    Hi, welcome to the forum. By 'starter rifle', I assume you mean a conventional break barrel spring rifle, in which case you could do worse than look at Gamo, BSA and Edgar Bros. PCP (pre-charged) rifles are, in general, more expensive but easier to shoot, and don't require the effort of cocking a springer, mind you, some 13 year olds today are bigger and stronger than I am. Have a look at one of the bigger online companies like Blackpool Air Rifles to see what's available for your money, and then go to http://www.basc.org.uk/ and have a read of the current laws with regard to 1. Distance selling (ie. mail order) and 2. Current air rifle legislation about age, supervision etc. Good luck, have fun:up:
     
  4. a1gunner

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    BSA metior every time:up:

    its what really got me into shooting.
    its runs at 8ftlbs so its not the most powerful gun out there but less chance of property damage if the pellet strays:up:

    exelent gun with both the option of open and telescopic sites.

    light, very accurate and all round fun gun.
    if he ever took up hunting i have taken small game at close range with it.

    really is no doubt in my mind that that is the gun for him:up:

    look at the BSA supersport too its a bigger version of the metior.
    its a little heavyer so he may prefer the metior.

    its a great sport to get into best of luck to him:up:
     
  5. Buzz

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    I think it should be pointed out that if a pellet from a gun of any power strays beyond your property it's unacceptable and, if reported, you could and probably would be prosecuted. A pellet at 8 ft/lbs is well capable of blinding an adult or killing a baby. Make sure it can't happen.

    Yes...sorry, I forgot to say welcome too.....my comments above were really aimed at a1 ( our token young Welsh reprobate)
     
  6. steve410

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    Hello to you and welcome to the forum :up:
     
  7. a1gunner

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    yes saftey is paramount but 8ftlbs does less damage than 12 of them:up:

    i did say IF it strays but all should be done to prevent that.

    welcome also forgot to add that bit in
     
  8. airgun..al

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    Cheers for the welcome and helpful replies...would be looking at spending around £75-100 quid as his christmas list is already quite long and probably just for shooting at cans to begin with:)

    Already been reading the laws etc on the net:up:

    We are quite lucky as we have a lot of countryside round us living on Anglesey so no shortage of places to go (i know a few farmers who would let us go on there land:D)

    Cheers once again and thanks for the advice!

    Al
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    Only take 4ftp to kill a rabbit:rolleyes:
     
  10. andyhawkx3

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    Welcome to the forum :D:up:
     
  11. simply james

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    hi and welcome to the forum
     
  12. a1gunner

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    good thing we're not rabbits then:D
     
  13. airgun..al

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    Been thinking of a Co2 powered rifle for meself but don't know much about them:rolleyes:...how many shots do you get roughly from each cartridge?

    Al
     
  14. a1gunner

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    depends on gun and caliber.
    you may get 200 from the 88g ones
     

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