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Advice Opinions wanted on an Air rifle for lady/boy (NO - not LADYBOY!!!)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jesim1, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for 2 x PCP rifles for my wife and son of 10yrs old and wanted a couple of opinions of these which I've narrowed it down to with others help.

    If anyone has personal experience of these and if they are suitable for someone of a slighter/smaller build then that would be really helpful. Also if you have owned one of these, a brief highlights and lowlights post would be helpful as well.

    I am selling a Daystate MK4 to help fund these, and know I will have to put a bit more towards them, so I know the kind of money I'm looking at and was going to try and pick one up through the forums or at the Shooting Show in a couple of weeks:

    The candidates are all in .177 and are:


    FX Verminator MK1 (MK2 too new)

    AA 410 Superlite

    Daystate Regal (very new, but you never know)

    Anything else of similar spec - please mention, but I'm not looking for "cheap" or springer solution as I will hopefully be keeping them a number of years.

    Thanks

    James
     
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  2. Lee67

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    For a woman and a 10 yr old lad I'd recommend a bsa ultra or scorpion...very accurate, but nice and
    Light and short hold..
     
  3. Egg

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    S200T, regulated and with multi-shot from Rowan Engineering.
     
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    AA S200 .. my girlfriend loves the S200

    Best thing you can do is take them to shoulder a few different ones to see what feels best comfort wise and weight wise
     
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    I think your MK4 price is very conservative, worth at least another 100 with a nice stock like that. Superlites very good/light guns
     
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    Same as above :up: daystate huntsman is an excellent rifle , the Regal has had many teething problems :rolleyes: I have an air ranger and love it , id like a SH huntsman classic
     
  7. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Curious? - Where have you seen my MK4??

    James
     
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    milek Honorary Member

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    Another site where it is for sale (cannot link to that site from here)
     
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    I have just sold a MKIV and that went for what I suggest.
     
  10. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Well, I know it's lovely, but you know what they say: "It's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it!"

    And as I've advertised it elsewhere I didn't want to just join this site and instantly break the rules, fairs, fair.

    James
     
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    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    Brocock Contour xl s6 or elite s6
     
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    Have you considered a brocock mate? brilliant little rifles and very underrated imho

    Stan.
     
  13. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I'd say brocock, ultra , s400 sl ,s200 ,hw101
     
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    Over time and with regular oiling that stock will look tidy. I just hope that whoever buys it does the decent thing and takes care of it however only a numpty would shell out on a nice rifle like that and neglect it. Still, not everyone that buys a good gun has a brain :D

    BTW - welcome aboard and cheers for checking out (and abiding by) the house rules :up:
     
  15. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, but I've mostly eliminated everything that has been suggested due to low shot count, not multi shot etc......

    As my wife and son are used to the kind of performance and quality of the MK4 I was trying to get something similar in a smaller package? If I could get an ambidextrous, lighter MK4 I would have it in an instance, but they don't exist. I also own an Airwolf MCT which I bought because it was ambi stocked and I thought my wife would be OK with it - but no, it solved the left hand problem (burn her!), but was even heavier, hence me looking at the suggestion in the first post.

    Thanks

    James
     
  16. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Thanks for the welcome Egg, and I'd just like to point out you could now buy a fairly decent piece of kit with all the money you have saved by giving up smoking last year - well done.

    James
     
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    XTX Tuned and regulated BSA Scorpion or Ultra.
     
  18. stevemandm

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    air arms s410 karbine superlite, bsa scorpion or ultra. The bsa's having the xtx or jb treatment to iron out the power curve and up the shotcount.
     
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    BSA Ultra nice and light with good control, perfect for a Lady/boy
     
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    What's wrong with ladyboys ?!!?

    :mad:

    ;)

    If you can find a clean Falcon FN12 they're a joy to own and use.

    Easy to work on, easy to set up, easy to use and get to grips with, usually very reliable and robust, single and multishot models and the Lighthunter model lives up to its name making it very suited to folks wanting a lighter gun.

    I'm not the biggest fan of recent vintage BSA guns but a friend of mine has a regulated BSA Ultra SE and he gets a ton of shots per fill with incredible consistency, and the gun itself is diminutive.

    The only comment I would make is regarding reach to pull - I have often found it is best to *ahem* 'modify' a stock for a youngster. Usually they need a few inches taken off and if you do it or have it done properly you can turn it into a feature rather than a bodge job.

    Just like vertically a adjustable cheekpiece you can have a similar arrangement on the back of the stock with the removed section fixed to it. This allows you to shorten a gun to better fit a child and adjust it to fit as the child grows, or for when an adult wants to use it.

    Just a thought...

    Good luck !

    :)
     

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