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Advice PCP or spring

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by stanogs68, May 12, 2015.

  1. stanogs68

    stanogs68 Newbie

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    i want to get a new air rifle ,everyone seems to be getting air powered rifles i like the old spring guns ,my mate brought his gun round yesterday i forget the name i dont remember it had the circle thing with about seven shots and he has a big diving bottle ,it was a 177 and i wasnt that impressed he paid 4 hundred pound second hand with the bottle ,i thought that was dear i know the bottles are dear my mate offered me a 90 weihrauch rifle with bag silencer the lot for £160 and it seemed well more powerfull it was a 22 wich is the powerfull the best for the money ,any suggestings welcome thanks :)
     
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    Hi and Welcome along to THE forum, Hope you enjoy your stay with us. I prefer a springer to a Co2 rifle any day of the week, but it is a personal preference! Weihrauch make some amazing springers and this would be a good starting point for you! As you progress you may want to go down the PCP route! Again a personal thing! Just keep reading posts on here and reviews, Go to your local RFD and shoulder a few springers before making your mind up. atb Paul.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    O2 is dear and shot count and power are iffy you get one or the other. Spring all the way for cost effectivness
     
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    surely it's pcp not co2?
     
  5. stanogs68

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    sorry its just a ddiving bottle ,it just seems very expensive for the power it give out what do you reckon is a good starting springer gun then ? every one seems to be getting the air powered guns am mixed up
     
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    I think from what I've read your mate has a pcp as you say it's filled via a divers cylinder. Co2 are to my knowledge charged by small bulbs and will as said above have very inconsistent power output with change in temperature and other variables. If it were my choice and you did mean co2 it would be spring, but if however you mean spring or pcp then that would all depend on what you were wanting to spend and get out of it? A 12ft lb springer in the right hands is every bit as accurate as a pcp and a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
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    Also I think from what you say about the power seeming low is also because its pcp and therefore almost recoil less compared to the recoiling springer. Atb let us know the path you choose!!!!
     
  8. stanogs68

    stanogs68 Newbie

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    whats the difference its a big yellow bottle am not up with these things ?

    dont get me wrong it seems pretty powerfull i dont know is it because its a .177 i think i would rather have a spring gun less hassle ,what can you suggest for not mad money ,cheers
     
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  9. Jackroadkill

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    Have a look at the link below - hopefully it'll answer a few of your questions.

    Have a good snoop around the forum, as it's a wealthy of knowledge and information. Ask any questions you want and get stuck in. We're a pretty friendly and helpful bunch and will be glad to help you out if we can.

    Cheers,

    JR

    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/...-their-answers
     
  10. BiggaJ

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    If you buy a PCP you don't need to buy the dive bottle, there are plenty of RFD's, gun clubs, dive centres etc. That will charge the gun for very little outlay (£3 or so) or its free, you could also buy a designated pump. They are just as powerful as springers in either calibre.

    The convenience they provide in the main is consistency shot to shot, a magazine so quick reloads , this can be good when hunting. But, they can leave some people cold, it very easy to shoot them and hit targets ... I suppose they make an average shooter look better than they may be.

    Springers are single shot, give recoil and feel more like a gun in that they feel more alive and if you can be accurate with one then progress to a better Springer or PCP.

    CO2 is something else but the guns can be fun and depending on what you want the gun for, they can provide good and cost effective fun.
     
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    Now that's not true is it.
     
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    stanogs68 Newbie

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    thanks ill take that on mind ,what is the usual price for a second hand weirhmach sat 90 or 100 ?thanks
     
  13. JSB888

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    Err, yes it is. My Pro-Sport is equal to (and out performs some) of the PCP's I've had. It just took practice.
     
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    I think with practice a good spring rifle can be as accurate as a PCP. This will evolve over time but straight out the box with a small amount of time setting scope up a PCP will out perform a Springer. Although I will say a Springer has more soul/character than a PCP.
     
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    Yes I forgot about these springers that have no recoil so there every bit as accurate as a pcp :rolleyes:
    I don't care how accurate you might think you are to say a springer is as accurate as a pcp is just stupid.
     
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    Or maybe, you just can't shoot a springer properly, so you've decided that they aren't as accurate as a PCP :rolleyes:.
     
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    Then I suppose they put them in a separate class in hft/ft to give the pcp shooters a chance.
    I can't believe I'm even having this debate.
     
  18. Andy-K2

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    I think the OP question was about what rifle to buy, not a debate on which shoots better spring or PCP.
     
  19. MOLE CATCHER

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    I use a Spring a lot for Vermin Control, have a look at the Hatsan 60s.

    BSAC Member
     
  20. JSB888

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    They probably put them in a seperate class to stop people whinging "PCPs are more accurate than springers, thats not fair :(". Suck it up and practice more.

    To the OP, I apologise. I hope we can be fiends and get back on topic now.
     

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