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SMK20M grab or run?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by RyRy, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. RyRy

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    Been offered an SMK20M (what it says on the barrel sorry if I've got it wrong) that's (apparently) nearly new, as a first rifle for 90 quid (includes scope, pellets and rifle bag). Should I jump at the opportunity or run for the hills and go for a HW99s (if I can find one)

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    HW99. Better all round.
     
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    Reckon I should politely decline then?
     
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    Yep, Hw99 will last you a life time!
     
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    Can only say that the HW is the better rifle without doubt although it is on the heavy side but the SMK is still a very good rifle for a starter and more so when it has all the other bits included. You could always try it out and if the sport then suits you go for an HW them because there are always some for sale second hand.
    In my collection I have a new SMK XS19-18DL that I welshwilly serviced and upgraded the trigger. Its highly accurate, just under the legal limit and nowhere near as heavy as the HW series.
    Your money, your choice though so think before you commit because if you then need to re-sell due to a wrong choice or its suitablity you will probably lose on it. Any rifle if looked after will last ages, the secret is keep it clean, dry and serviced.......and above all use it sensibly.
    Good luck though in your quest..........
     
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    Yeah precisely. Just need to make sure I'm spending my money on something that will last and give me pleasure (not a lady of the night).
     
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    HW 99 is a better rifle but you will probably pay over £230 for one with a scope. I have heard the XS19 is a good gun, not as good as a HW but do you want to buy a last you a lifetime rife as your first one as you don't really know what you want. The XS19 will hit the target and be reliable and at that price you shouldn't loose too much money if you want to sell.
    Does the rifle feel comfortable when you hold it as this is important for your first rifle.
    What scope does it have? It is a major factor in the value of an inexpensive rifle at this price range.
     
  8. RyRy

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    Got the HW99s with a Hawke Sport HD. The guys at the shop even threw the scope mounts in for free along with some targets, Webley Harrier pellets and a gun sock. Paid £244.95.

    Much preferred it to the SMK all round.
     
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    You wont regret it mate.Mine is better then the 2 95's I have had and it gives my TX200 a run for its money.One mod I would recommend is a Rowan extra set back trigger. View attachment 93749
     
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    Nice one matey! though once you bedded/run the gun in with the tin of webley harrier pellets i recommend getting good ammo for her even if its RWS superdomes.
     
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    Still haven't played with it haha. Almost finished packing and we're off to nandos now then going to the girlfriends so bringing it along so I can release it from its sock! Yeah I've heard nothing but praise from the majority of people about it so I'm happy with my choice. Yeah the trigger is set quite forward isn't it?
     
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    Yeah I definitely will be doing. The guy was like just run these through to get started but don't use them full time because they're fairly naff haha.
     

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