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So many rifles, so little cash (Looking for Second-Hand First-Rifle Advice)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by emdiesse, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. emdiesse

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    I am looking at the many rifles available and the so many accessories and I am starting to realise there is no real cheap way into this is there? I'm just after a full power .177 springer to have a general plink around with and some good hunting with my friends for small game. I'm sure one day I'll have the cash to spare on a more fancy rifle but I am just looking for a more budget way into the sport. I started to look at the HW99S, then the Lightning, then the Lightning XL and gah, it just goes on. At this rate I may as well buy a HW97KT! So now plan to take a step back from all this 'arms race' style of shopping and I want to ask:

    "Are there any good second hand .177's to be had for under £150?"
    "Are there any good second hand .117's with a scope to be had for under £150?"
    "If I were to buy new, are there any good .177's out there with a scope for under £250?"

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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    For your budget id get the BSA lightning. Try to get a Mk1 as they are the best ones in my humble opinion. Failing that the BSA Supersport will put bunnys in the freezer no probs, should get a nice one with scope for around your budget.
     
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    Yeah, your right. I did see that before. I suppose it is pretty much what I am after for now!
    .177, under £150, no scope, but open sights and I do love the challenge of open sights.
    I think my friends may have a donor scope until I can source my own one.
     
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    For £150 I'd be looking at a second hand Hw99s. Or for £50 more you can buy them brand new.
     
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    i reccomend the hatsan model 60s wont compete with weihraucs though,open sights,around 120 brand new and can fit a gas ram late
     
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    Yeah, I was looking at the brand new ones but the problem I find is these days apparently you can't mail order a gun from a shop. So all the ~£200 ones are a far and the >£240 ones are close and then adding a cheap scope to one and picking it up will bring the cost to near £280. Which, although they seem cracking rifles I feel a little apprehensive towards paying at the moment until I really decide what I want from a rifle. So perhaps a second hand one delivered will give me a good few years to learn the basics and then decide what I really want.
     

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