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Advice Single Shot hunter advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TheBish, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. TheBish

    TheBish Junior Member

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    Hello Ladies and Gents

    Does anyone know of a single shot rifle suitable for hunting between £300-£600, apart from the obvious.
    Many thanks
    Alex
     
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    Just curious why would you want a single shot instead of a multi shot? Or are you going for pcp's
     
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    Tell us what obvious ones you are not interested in Alex, it might help
     
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    i use (pcp wise) an s200 and a ripley hogan elite, both in your price range, bot execellent, ripley hogan has the edge but both have pro's and cons
     
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    All single shots are suitable for hunting.

    PCP route,theres loads to chose from in your range which is good;

    BSA Ultra/Scorpion
    Air Arms S200/S400
    Brococks range of lightweight PCPs

    Could also look on the secondhand market for Daystate huntsmans with singleshot adaptors or HW100's etc.

    Or if you're after a springer,usual suspects of the HW98's or underlever 97's or 77's and also the Air Arms range of underlevers, TX200 and Pro Sport.


    Try as many as you can,I would narrow it down to springer or PCP first and go from there.
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    The only caveat I would add to that is that underlevers are too cumbersome for hunting. I love my 77's and 97's and will have a TX soon, but for hunting a break barrel will win every time.

    I currently use a .22 HW99 and .177 HW80. Using a springer for hunting stops you from risking shots beyond your capability. Keep the range low, the fieldcraft high and a second shot isn't needed.
     
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    Depends,if you're sitting in a chair,hide or not being very mobile while hunting, underlevers should be ok.

    Wouldn't carry one while walking around for 10 hours though :)
     
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    i have to agree, i had a 97 which was a beast and superb to shoot, but since then i have only bought break barrels, TRY A brummie webley longbow with a silencer on, you'll be pleasantly supprised if its a good one, lightweight, ambitextrous, lovely stocks, and well made/finished...
     
  9. TheBish

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    I want to start HFT and hunt aswell, and I just prefer a single shot and I also go through pellets too quickly.
    By obvious I mean AA S400, can't think of any else ;S
    Atb
    Alex
     
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    HW101KT- £609 new and will serve you fantastically well in both disciplines.
     
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    If you are not interested in the S400, then you should be able to get an HW100 with single shot tray within your budget.
     
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    I would pick up a second hand Huntsman with a single shot adaptor from Rowan.
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Try! For Gods sake try!!!:eek:

    If its PCP then there's plenty to choose from and they're all predictably easy to use. Unless you are easily amused I would still suggest getting a springer though. It takes a certain kind of mind set to keep hitting the target every time without any real input and without getting bored.

    Obviously, you will end up with both in time........
     
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    Anyone willing to swap theirs (any rifle) for my Air Arms S410 supalite (Beech stock)
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    Many thanks
    Alex
     
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    I'm taking my ss Ultra to the farm first thing tomorrow morning then will be doing my local HFT comp with it in the afternoon, ideal for both:up:

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  16. mattyts

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    I have a single shot Hatsan ;)
     
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    why not make that single shot? even if it is a .22, just means your an underdog, best thing to be ;D
     
  18. TheBish

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    What about the gunpower range.
    Alex
     
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    Never, ever seen one used for HFT, bit of a marmite gun:D
     
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    there was a .177 ripley hogan which adjustable stock, scope, silencer, rowan magazine etc.... for £550 on gstar i think....why not give wighillparkguns a call and ask a few q's about them, worth a try at least ;)
     

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