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Pest Controller Looking For a Rifle

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by lordloverocket71, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. lordloverocket71

    lordloverocket71 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I am in the Pest Control Business, mainly in London, but some work all over the country. I am looking for a Rifle for small vermin Pigeons, Rats, Squirrels etc. Currently own a Crosman 2240, fine for close up work, but looking for a tool for longer distance. As my firm mainly deals in London, guns are not our first tool of choice, however, would come in handy for the work in rural areas. None of the other fellas are big into guns, but I am interested. So looking for some advice, looking to spend £200 or less, want to dip my toe in first. If it feels right may start going bigger. Anyone give me any pointers, looking on the web the HW95K seems to get a lot of praise, however the new price is a little steep, open to look at well treated secondhand market, again anyone got any leads let me know. Live in Essex. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Andy
     
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    Welcome along mate ...take a look in the for sale section atb
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:

    always some good deals in the sale section or you could try a wanted add
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
    the HW95 would be great choice,as you wouldn't need any charging gear like you would for a pcp rifle.have a look in the sales section,or just google the rifle you want
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    The air arms crew should be along shortly to bang on a bout the s200,400,410,510...... Blah,blah,blah.......
     
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    at a top budget of £200 he is not getting one of them as then he would need all charging gear etc too his option is a springer
     
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    stoeger x20 suppressor is a great rifle imo
     
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  9. lordloverocket71

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    Hi Thanks for welcome messages. Yes a Springer would be good, although I have mentioned the HW95K, I am open to any other highly recommended rifles. Looking for a rifle easy to use for a newbie. Once again thanks, your help is really appreciated.
     
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    £200 would get you a nice Hatsan mod 55, and a scope!!
     
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    Nobody mentioned the HW99? - a surgical instrument and only £200-ish new!
     
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    I'm probably going to get some stick for this! But what about an Smk qb/xs 78/79 they're excellent little rifles imo and will do what you want with a little bit of fettling. As they're so cheap you wouldn't mind messing around and modifying it to suite your needs!
    Atb scott
     
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    Only if he doubles his budget ;)

    Hatsan mod 55s with a scope or HW99s and open sights.
     
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    hello, if you are a company employee surely they can buy it???
     
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    The HW95 would be my choice.....oh and welcome along
     
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    Fettling sounds complicated.
     
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    After someone mentioned the Hatsan 55 I went online to have a look, seems like they are a bit marmite, you either love them or hate them.
     
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    Yes you are right, but I want to dip my toe in first, I buy one and if it is an avenue I want to go down, they can buy my next gun.
     
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    Been looking in the for sale bit cant see any seconds currently for sale in my area.
     
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    The old versions were crap and rough,have yet to find someone who doesn't like the new ones though.
     

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