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PCP advice please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dsmith, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Dsmith

    Dsmith Engaging Member

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    Right here goes. Im very new to airguns and even even newer to pcp's. I tried one last week and straight away, I wanted one. Im looking at getting a daystate but need to learn more about pcp's in general. Any peeps got any links to helpful info and stuff please. :).

    Dan
     
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    Well nice choice of gun to start off with. Talk about top end market. It all depends really on what you want to know. You might want to see what you need to refill them whether its a hand pump scuba tank 230bar or 300bar. Whether you want a multi shot or single shot. How to clean them and store them safely. All these can be found just going on utube and searching for them.
     
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    Cheers mate. Are pcp's difficult to live with so to speak? Im used to springers.
     
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    You need to take a good look at all the different models, new and old and decide which you like the look of, then try and see who has some in stock at a local dealer so you can handle one to see if it feels right for you. From there you can find all the info about that particular type by searching on here as there are loads of reports and reviews.
     
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    I think once you try one you will be amazed at the difference.
     
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    I know. I tried one last week. Absolute differant kettle of fish in my book. But I loved it.
     
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    Which model did you try?
     
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    It was a BSA ultra. .25. Fine rifle I must say
     
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    PCP rifles are the best and have no recoil, this was the thing that snared me, Daystate? You are looking at the top of the range with a price tag to match, I would go to your local RFD and shoulder a few other rifles before you commit your life's savings!!!! BSA R10, HW100 series, BSA Ulta etc so many to choose from, just make doubly sure that you settle on the one that is RIGHT for you, good luck with it and let us all know what your final choice was. Atb Paul.
     
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    If you were able to try one out and your first exposure to the world of PCP was a Daystate, then you have kind of been spoilt. I have owned a Daystate Huntsman, which my son now owns and I have decided to settle with HW100's. There are certainly some good rifles out there and you must try a few to help you decide. It's what's best for YOU that counts.

    Not entirely sure what you mean by difficult to live with...I think they are essentially superior to springers but I enjoy both but for different reasons. They are very good at all they do, the main disadvantage being the cost and extra equipment needed to prime them, be it pump or cylinder.

    They can lack character and be boringly consistent but is that really a criticism? For me the best analogy is classic cars versus modern; the springer is a Morris Minor and the PCP is an Audi. They will both take you from A to B but one is simple, easy to work, cheap and viewed with nostalgia and the other is complex, efficient, precise and technical but rather characterless.

    Enjoy the journey, wherever it takes you.
     
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    Which gun also depends on what you budget is. They vary a lot.
     
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    if you have unlimited budget then I would love a daystate wolverine, I just been looking on the daystate website drooling!
     
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    one of these please! :)
     

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    Well. Quite a bit of thinking to do now then lol. Cheers for all the comments guys.

    Dan
     
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    It will always be said, get to a club and try a few, most members will be happy to show you what they have.

    I only got back into air guns last year myself, and so far I've had a Daystate MK4 which I've just sold, but would like a MK4is. I've got an Airwolf, but was thinking of swapping it for a MK4is, and I've got two new Daystate Regals on order for my family. I have to confess, I don't realy look at anything other than Daystate as I recon they are some of the best kit you can buy, and they hold their value.

    James
     
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    I used to have a springer and when i swapped i thought when getting set up that it was a nightmare and a waste of time but now that i have got everything I wouldn't go back they are much easier to use and multi shot really does make a great difference towards your accuracy timing and kill count.

    I personally prefer pcp's. What daystate are you after?
     
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    Why not get an air arms s510 or s410! I have a 510 superlite and it is unreal good! They look gorgeous too, and so damn accurate! The merelli (think that's how you spell it) is so good to hold and looks the nuts! Plus they are cheaper than a daystate! Think about it!
     
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    have to say I am in the same boat at the min . went to my local rfd to get a new scope and ended up in the range trying out PCPs . tried a daystate x2 and a hw100 with a custom stock and personally preferred the hw100 due to the reloading mech and over all a well balanced and light gun ...just the gf didnt agree at the time so just left with my scope :( ..but has got me thinking since ATB
     

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