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Not shot for 32 years and I'm coming back!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by shrekkie, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. shrekkie

    shrekkie Member

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    Firstly, hi to everyone on here.

    I haven't picked up an air rifle for about 32 years! I fancy shooting again and was wondering what recommendations people had, particularly about the following:-

    Local air gun / shooting clubs in NW Surrey?
    Probably will start with target shooting and then HFT and rabbits, so
    .22 or .177?
    Probably going to get a PCP, which one? Prefer a multi-shot unit.
    Any experience of local gunshops would be welcomed too :)

    Thanks in advance for any help and opinions.

    Simon
     
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    Hi welcome:)

    .177
    PCP wize whats your buget and does that include pump scope and so on?
     
  3. shrekkie

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    Pump or air bottle and scope can be seperate. I was unsure as to whether I should buy a cheap secondhand PCP to start with or pile in up to £850 ish for a nice new one and just hope that I still enjoy it in a years time!!!

    Why the .177 recommendation?

    Oh yeah, thanks for the reply :)
     
  4. i8allthepies

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    I'm answering on A1's behalf here, but I guess like me he'd say because of the flatter trajectory and all the benefits that brings.
    Welcome, by the way:up:
     
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    What A1 reccomending .177 !!!!
     
  6. Margaret13

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    Hello and welcome :up:
     
  7. andyhawkx3

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    Good Lad :up::D

    ---------- Post added at 00:40 ---------- Previous post was at 00:33 ----------

    Get a multi shot by all means (for hunting) but you will also have to get a single tray, for target shooting, has I found out at some/most of the ranges I shot at, I was only aloud to put one round in my 10 shot mag, i.e. health and saftey, club rules, best of luck buddy. :D:up:
     
  8. a1gunner

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    Nope its coz .177 are mainly for targets and will take out rabbits (aparently):rolleyes::D
     
  9. steve410

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    Hello and welcome.If you are going to hunt and target shoot,then as said .177 is the way to go :up:.Enjoy your stay here and good luck.:)
     
  10. shrekkie

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    Thanks to all for the welcome and replies.

    I guess it's a unanimous .177 vote then ;)

    Any view on either Air Arms or Daystate kit (apart from they're expensive!!!) and any views on dealers or clubs in Surrey or the surrounding areas?

    Hope to be the proud owner of something to shoot very soon :D

    Cheers
    Simon
     
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    Hey, and welcome.

    In answer to your "second hand or new" comment I would definitely recommend getting something used but in good condition :up:

    I'm sure the other members on here can point you in the right direction as to what you should get.
     

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