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Newby Here A question Which Gun

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Goodison09, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Goodison09

    Goodison09 Engaging Member

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    Hi Guys and Girls

    I am new here I am wanting to get a rifle for target shooting. I am no novice but my shooting days were long ago and the hardware as moved on a lot since then. I think I will go the pre charged route (no recoil) but what is the best value gun to give best bang for $ so to speak. I know this is a subjective question because we all have our favorites. My mate has the AirArms S410 and swears by it.

    Thanks in anticipation Paul
     
  2. Titchgamer

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    Hi.

    The S410 is a fine bit of kit and my personal favorite, But to better answer your question what is your budget?
    Also have you read the what gun guide in the airgun section?

    P.S. welcome to the forum :)
     
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    hello and welcome....i have a air arms s410f superlite .177 and they are a very good rifle....im a hunter though not into targets but when i do to zero etc its good atb
     
  4. Goodison09

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    Going down the pre charged route inc of scope and bottles circa £850
     
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    With that you can get almost anything if you go 2nd hand theres no point waxing all that money on a new gun you will get a complete setup off here for less than that easy and you could have the top class guns Daystate, Weihrauch, air arms just look for one you fancy then plough through the for sale section and take your pick.
     
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    Thanks For the replys guys
     
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    Which kind of target shooting?

    10m, Bell, FT, HFT - Bench rest, or something more exotic?

    The big split is between 6ft lb with diopter sights and 12 ft lb with scopes

    Big names include Walther, Steyr, Hammerli (the AR20 almost earns itself the automatic budget choice) , AA (the EV2 has a strong following)

    If you're not looking for a dedicated single function target gun - then there's a whole bundle of PCPs which people will swear by - your mate's AA400 series - the AAS200, I like my Falcon FN19 raptor.......

    Best tip I've heard is - Get yourself along to a local club and chat to some of the folks, many people are happy to let a stranger try their gun - go see which you like.
     
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  10. cloverleaf

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    The Air Arms 400 series take a lot of beating; generally very competant and capable in ever area :cool:

    If you're doing HFT an S400 would be better as it's single shot so no faffing with the mag between lanes. For anything else the ease of use of the S410 is nice, although it's a fair bit more wedge.

    The Weihrauch HW100s are extremely capable too; some nice features over the 400 (inability to double load, higher capacity mag, reg) however I'm not a big fan of the ergonomics and some say they can be a bit "dead" to shoot (who cares as long as it chucks them in the middle though).

    The electronic Daystate rifles are peerless and offer some unrivalled features (shot count and lock time) however there's more to go wrong. The Huntsman's not a bad gun but is overpriced IMO.


    For what it's worth I have one or two (!) 400 series guns (the oldest @ 10yrs, owned since new) and there's nowt I'd rather have really.

    I have a nice S410 Carbine in the for sale section, although if you're target shooting I suspect a .177 would be a better bet.
     

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