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Some Advice for a new starter please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mr_Newbie, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Mr_Newbie

    Mr_Newbie Newbie

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    A beginner to all of this, I would be most grateful if someone in the know would be prepared to provide a few words comparing the following, Ill then start scouring the various forums for one up for sale

    Webley Typhoon - Written off because of some terrible reviews since they began making them in Turkey

    Webley Tempest

    Weihrauch HW40

    Crossman 2240

    A.N. Other comparable piece.

    As a side question - The information I have managed to find so far (contrary to my initial expectations) suggests that CO2 powered pistols are equally as powerful as more traditional spring options and are more accurate due to the nature of the mechanism providing less of a kick - is this true?

    Many Thanks
  2. jamjon

    jamjon Posting Addict

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    weston super mare
    The co2 pistols and single stroke pneumatic pistols will not recoil like the spring piston guns out of the guns you've listed i would personally go for the weihrauch or the webley as they are self contained and consistant the co2 powered guns can be inconsistant due to temperature change with the spring piston and single stroke guns you just cock load and shoot if you want an accurate recoiless pistol then look for a webley nemesis single stroke pneumatic they are fantastic guns there is no recoil and no need for co2 cartridges you get all the benefits of the spring gun and all the benefits of the c02 gun in one package without any of the negatives
  3. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    I wouldn't bother with the 2240, I have a ratcatcher, same thing, it's very inconsistent due to temperature changes, colder it is the poorer it shoots. Better off with springers to start with but beware as mentioned in a previous thread you could end up spending as much on different rifles etc as on a pcp, believe me that's true m8, I've been there and ended up with a pcp for the cost of the various rifles I've bought and sold.
    Whatever you choose I hope you get addicted to the sport (well not hope I'm confident you will be an addict) and enjoy it. Try and find a club so you get to try different disciplines as well. Above all have fun :D

    TREV RYN Active Member

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    skelmanthorpe ,huddersfield ,yorkshire
    co2,s are very errattic and temperature sensetive, a good quaulity springer you wont go far wrong ;)
  5. Airgunner

    Airgunner Well-Known Member

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    Gillingham Dorset
    Forget Co2 its a pain and can be very costly. Get a decent springer, I would reccomend a second hand TX200 in .177" format :D:D:D

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