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Question Shooting without a scope?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by edessex, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. edessex

    edessex Engaging Member

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    I used to own a couple of air rifles years ago, and am now looking to get one again.

    I'm only after a cheapy 'starter' air rifle, and am drawn towards new ones, but once I've added the price of a scope to the rifle, it doesn't work out too cheap.

    I can only remember shooting ones with scopes in the past. What are my chances of being able to hit anything with the sights alone?

    Sorry if this seems a bit of a newbie question!
     
  2. simonc_here

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    Before I put a scope on my HW99 I was plinking inch spinners at about 20 yards with the open sights.
    Not every one a hit, but more than enough to keep it fun.

    Though at ~£40 for a scope or less if you go second hand, it's not that much of an outlay extra.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try without a scope at first and see how I go.

    I'm only planning to buy a really cheap springer, so a £40 scope would almost double the price I'm looking to pay! Lol.
     
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    have a look in here ,there are some nice rifles at affordable prices,ideal for beginners or folks coming back into shooting being live quarry or just targets foe fun...
    http://sportsmk.co.uk/cat/66/air-rifles/
     
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    Yeah its SMK I've been looking at, but with the new laws regarding buying over the Internet its a bit of a pain!

    The local gun shops won't sell anything for less than £150 round here!
     
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    Where abouts are you Ed?
     
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    From your username I am guessing you are in Essex. There is a fishing tackle shop between Billericay and Wickford that I think stock cheaper air rifles and Jetty Angling in Southend stock Hatsan's.
     
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    Near Stansted Airport, Essex.

    Apparently there is a gun shop in Braintree that might stock cheap SMKs, but I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to nip over that way.
     
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    I've got a smk db4 with 3x9x40 smk scope for £45 if you're close enough for face to face, I'm in Sudbury.
     
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    Fozz - I doubt I'd get over your way before the end of Jan, and a brand new DB4 with a years warranty is only £15 more.

    John - My local gun shop don't deal with SMK, and wouldn't accept delivery for me.
     
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    True, but it has the scope as well.
    Nevermind it was just a thought.
     
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    For £45 including a scope, I wouldnt grumble.You stand more chance of hitting something for £45 than spending £60 and missing most of it!!!!!!
     
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    Wasn't going to be spending £60 though. ;)

    But I suppose it is only a touch more than a B2...

    If you've still got it when I'm next over Braintree way, I'll give you a shout.
     
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    Your opening post was decrying the fact you can't justify a gun and a scope, I'm within 40 miles of you, and offered a combo that, in my opinion, ticked all your boxes. I'd have even met you halfway for a face to face,
    Am I being overly sensitive in thinking I've been shot down in flames here for trying to help?
     
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    I'm sorry mate, didn't mean it that way at all!
     
  17. Fozz

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    Ok chap cheers for that.:up:
     
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    Is this the one I liked Fozz? if so (not that I know anything about scopes) I thought this was a good scope, if the same one I'm thinking of.
     
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    You tried 3 Nikko Stirling scopes Jedi, except for the mill dot smk scope that was on the custom crosman.
    I think the one on my .22 brocock was the 3.5x10x44 nikko.
    Im back over there sunday.
     
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    Fozz I think you made a great offer and with you willing to drive half Way to meet
    Plus the rifle and scope its a no brainer.
    My rfd charges £25 to recieve a rifle you also have to price that in as well if you can't find
    Anything local.
     

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