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Serious Question Guys

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hankook1, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. hankook1

    hankook1 Engaging Member

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    Hi guys I have a question, a lot of people seem to want a Leshiy 2 and are even prepared to wait for months and pay out £2,000.00+ in advance for one, so I'm curious what's the real attraction for you, bearing in mind there are so many awesome airguns already available.
    Don't get me wrong I would love to try one myself and probably will when and if they become more readily available, for me the only thing I would like is being able to keep the crosshairs on the target whilst a quick follow up shot is taken if needed thats it, but I have a vulcan2 so this isn't essential as they are so accurate but who knows a gust of wind etc its possible, but everyones got different reasons for spending that sort of money so what's yours.
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    KETTLEBELL Engaging Member

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    I could never dream of paying that much for a gun myself and I am more than happy with the guns that I do have, but, there are always people who dream and strive for perfection. Fair play to them I say and maybe we shouldn't question Why, but instead, Why Not?
    Why do people put their names down for a Morgan or Aston Martin. Because they want something of quality that is unique and that has been lovingly crafted.
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  3. timmytree

    timmytree Top Poster

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    Horses for courses.
    To me it's still a sub 12 air rifle with an effective pesting range of 50 yards max. Or a plinking gun for anything over that.
    Would I pay that for a rifle? No, I don't think I've even paid that for a car.
    Pellets will still get blown around and you'll still miss.
    Put it another way, with our power limits it's like buying a Bugatti Veyron but limited to 60mph.
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  4. Bozz

    Bozz Posting Addict

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    I personally think that it is as of a fad wanting to try the quick fire thing as going for accuracy. I have heard a few people say that they have moved on so the next thing to try. I is rather a lot to pay for a pistol shaped gun rather than a bullpup or conventional type of rifle, I think I would spend it on an AGR Uragan or a Vixen. But that is just my view I will probably get shot to high heaven for mincing with the leshiy2 crowd.
    pistols at dawn I loose that as I only have a pp700 pistol. Bye Graham.
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  5. Regal Man

    Regal Man Pro Poster

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    If someone , is left some money , they may want something that bit special .
    Another reason , people may have a collection , and they want to get rid of the lot for one .
    People may have saved up , for a long time for something they really like /want .

    Some may have a great job , and it's a case I can afford it .why not .
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  6. brian747

    brian747 Posting Addict

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    Takeley, Bishops Stortford Herts
    Good luck to those that enjoy them, I am more than happy with my airguns
    atb Brian
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  7. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    A case of diminishing returns...
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  8. Ragnar Hairybreeks

    Ragnar Hairybreeks Check out my leather balm on Members Manufactured

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    Personally I have no want.

    The H5A was a hoot, the Leshiy (two of them) was amazing. Not sure I want a hybrid - well not that much anyway. Seems to me that the L2 loses most of what made the L1 so astonishing. All the simplicity is gone.

    Perhaps I will find a spot of ‘rich and bored’ at some point.
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  9. Guloluseus

    Guloluseus Pro Poster

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    Simple answer ? Because you can.

    you dont "need" a redwolf, steyr FWB, or anything else costing more than maybe 800 quid, but people still own them. Same for scopes- something that works well enough can cost you a couple hundred or less, while some will spend 1000s on them, because they like them.
    Similarly, some people have 1 gun, others have more than 1, because its what they want.
    You dont need a Vulcan 2, and a lot of people would see it as an expensive gun beyond them, but doesnt stop them wanting one at some point.

    This is a hobby, so its a want and not a need. You put as much money into it as you can afford, and get the satisfaction from what you make of it. I'm as happy shooting the Ataman, or Uragan as the lee enfield or a 99. I've had an H5, tried a Steyr Pro, along with a lot of other high end guns, and they all have something to offer.
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  10. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    There’s nothing else quite like the Leshiy2 and in relative terms they are few and far between so an opportunity to try before you buy is pretty much non existent for most folk .

    so your options are dig deep and try one , wait for right time and place or perhaps always wonder .
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  11. Commander M

    Commander M Engaging Member

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    When my fully tricked up Pro Target used to miss the 60 yard bell target I'd get really annoyed.

    When my bishy Aselkon actually hits that bell I'm over the moon!

    A £2000 rifle in my hands will only lead to heartbreak 715581083.jpg
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  12. Theo1

    Theo1 Engaging Member

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    It really wouldn't do if we all chose the same things in life, I myself want the best that I can afford, but I don't begrudge anyone who can afford better, good luck to anyone who buys what he wants and can afford it without other people suffering, ie family etc, it's life.
  13. Pellet pinger

    Pellet pinger Donator

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    If you can afford it and fancy something, go for it.
    You’re a long time dead.
    Vard, Lordy 74, Omega man and 6 others like this.
  14. shergar

    shergar Big Poster

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    Women cost a lot more, come less reliable and any warranty, stated or implied, becomes null and void once wrapping has been removed.
    DeadManDan, ne jones, Vard and 5 others like this.
  15. NIVEA

    NIVEA Honorary Member

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    Its irrelevant how much the rifle costs because if someone really wants one they will in the end have one.

    Its expensive for sure but like anything in life a rifle is only ever worth what somebody is prepared to pay for it.

    That said they are bloody expensive :eek:
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  16. Tim_B

    Tim_B Major Poster

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    Exactly this.
  17. Peter Mulhearn

    Peter Mulhearn Engaging Member

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  18. Iggypot

    Iggypot Busy Member

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    Now there’s a question with a multitude of potential answers

    I’ve actually got one on order from Spain…I’ve received a third of it so far and whether I get the remaining ‘bits’ is anyones guess. I ordered one because after reading up lots about it, it’s very different from any other air rifle I have and I’ve worked hard all my life, kids are grown up and I’m fortunate that I can afford one.

    My other hobby is clay pigeon shooting, and compared to air guns that’s eyewateringly expensive. A decent competition gun will start at £2k but people spend MUCH more, and let’s face it…it’s 2 tubes and 2 pieces of wood…nothing like the complexity of a modern PCP like FX, Leshiy or Styer etc. Then you add cartridges at £200/1000 for a basic shell, and £35/£40 entry for a 100 bird registered shoot every Sunday….all that’s before you get into Pilla Shooting glasses at £500 a set and £100 an hour for a decent coach and £70 a year for CPSA membership to register your scores.

    It’s the same with cars, watches, hi-fit’s, road bikes etc etc…the list goes on. I don’t drive a fancy car, or have designer watches…quite happy with my Fiesta and my old Wallace and Gromit watch…but that’s just me:)

    The one thing I do know is that unlesss it’s an out and out work tool then generally you shoot better and enjoy it more when you shoot something that puts a smile on your face and feel pride in ownership.

    I am aware I’ve been lucky in life, always had a job (so far) and do appreciate what I have and am able to do. It’s one of the few advantages of being in your 50’s I guess.
    Paul_T, Tim_B, pjgtech and 2 others like this.
  19. Theo1

    Theo1 Engaging Member

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    Yes a lot of very wise replies, (there are no pockets in shrouds)
  20. alanjones

    alanjones Busy Member

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    they are pipping the riss out of us with todays prices,but like the wife said earlier in the year ....if you really want that redwolf then get it you've worked hard enough for it all your life,from the first time i saw the redwolf i fell in love with it, but it was 2 years in production by then, anyway it took me about 4 months to talk myself into paying that sort of cash for an air rifle (thanks pension fund).
    foxtrott and Iggypot like this.

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