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New To Ft And Looking For Advice On 1st Scope & Rifle

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by MartinR, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. MartinR

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for allowing me join the forum.

    I've just getting back into the sport after discovering a range 5 mins drive from my house which I never knew was there (Heweward Field target & rifle club)!

    Am currently using club gear, but am keen to buy my own scope and .177 pcp rifle.

    Guys down the club are friendly and have allowed me for fire some of their toys. General advice has been to spend as much on the scope as the rifle.

    I'm finding narrowing down the purchase quite daunting with so much choice, and would appreciate advice on what you'd recommend please. I have a loose budget in mind of £1000 - £1500 for the best FT setup I can pick up (new or used).

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Martin :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Martin.
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    Hi Martin and welcome, for your budget id be looking for an Airarms ev2 leaving you enough money for a decent scope :thumb:
     
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    Pete2 Normal fella - allegedly

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    Don't forget you will need a way to fill the pcp as well so need to add that into your budget.
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    EV2 MK4, FTP900, HFT500, Steyr LG100

    Add a Big Nikko, T50, Sightron 10-50

    You can get any combo of these within or at the top of your budget depending on the gun/scope split, my go to would be the EV2 and Big Nikko for about £1300 depending on accessories.

    Welcome to the forum by the way:thumb:

    James
     
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    A newbie to FT who's been through over the last 6 months what you're about to start. :D

    I had two existing rifles which had been used for HFT so that part was sorted.

    Regarding the scope I looked through a Falcon T50 and struggled to range with it at 50 plus yards so plumped for a Falcon X50 instead which I found a lot better. For the other rifle I got a secondhand MK2 Big Nikko, the Falcon we have is brighter at higher magnifications but the Nikko is more than adequate so not much in it.

    I'd suggest looking through some scopes at your club first. :up:
     
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    Hi James

    Thanks for your message. Would the Ev2/nikko combo come in @£1300 new or used?

    Cheers

    Martin
     
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    :eek: - Used of course :D

    The EV2 Mk4 went out of production about 7/8 years ago at a guess, but it remains one of the best FT guns of it's day, and will see a decent shooter well up the ranks, so they don't come up that often, but when they do they are around the £700/800 mark depending on add ons. A used Bik Nikko is around the £450/500 mark, and over £800 new, so your package will be easily achieved and still leave money for a cylinder/bag etc...….

    James
     
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    Hi Martin.

    Met you at Hereward on Saturday.

    welcome to the forum.

    the other forum worth joining is shooting the breeze. They have very focussed stuff on FT and HFT.
     
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    Thanks for saying hi Simonix, and the pointer towards 'Shooting the breeze'which I just joined. Please come and say hello next time you're down Heweward! So many faces and names to remember ;)
     
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    It was me that was explaining about what position to put your legs in when sitting on a cushion to help keep the rifle steady.

    either way, see you soon.
     
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    Welcome Martin
     
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    Howdy there and :welcome: to our community. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Bill :)
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Martin, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:
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    HIYA MARTIN . . . . . WELCOME TO OUR AIRGUN FORUM . . . . . ENJOY . . . . . :welcome:
     
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