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spring or pcp

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rockabilly, May 16, 2008.

  1. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    which one do you prefer and why?
     
  2. a1gunner

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    PCP:

    in .22 i gaet pleanty of shots per fill

    no recoil

    can rest it on hard surfaces and on bi pods

    multishot cababillity

    quiet (with moderator)

    power can be adjusted (old models)

    usually lighter than a spring gun

    dont need internal maintenence often

    have all sorts of loading methods out there (unlike springers which are break barrel, under and side leaver)


    well pcp:D
     
  3. jamjon

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    i'm a springer fan i don't own a pcp i like the springer because i like to feel the shot shooting a pcp to me just feels dead i've shot spring guns for 25 years and never felt the need to change
     
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    Cant believe this, twice in one day...l must agree :up:with, a1 has got his sensable head on:p....must be all that revising
     
  5. a1gunner

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    dont wory normal stupidity will return by next month make the most of it:D
     
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    I look at all the benefits of a pcp and they seem to offer so much but when i shoot one it just feels lifeless to me i guess i just like the recoil
     
  7. a1gunner

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    i know what you mean but its good not to have recoil when hunting it lets you folow through:up:
     
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    It's good technique that lets you follow through not the type of gun you use
     
  9. a1gunner

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    true enough.

    i just like PCP's for hunting as they arent fussy what grip im using on them:up:
     
  10. jamjon

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    Most people do and i can't fault your reasons i'm just old fashioned when it comes to guns i don't like synthetic stocks either or stainless barrels i like wood and blueing and i like springers.
     
  11. a1gunner

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    each to their own, i have shot two things with my .177 springer but have desided that PCP is the only way for me:up:
     
  12. simply james

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    after having most pcs i still like a springer and still use one ,its the satasfaction of using one when you take a 45 yard shot with one and hit your quarry it feels great,but lets be truthefull most people can do that with pcs not many can do it with springers,i was brought up with them me old bsa mercury i learned from a early age how to use a springer and i love it,im not putting pcs down only a few week ago i was thinking of getting one i changed my mind,i take just as much quarry with my webley eclipse as i would with any pcs,but pcs are good for quick fire shots one after another i will give them that,i think it was the diving bottles and the filling that got to me im lazy.
     
  13. a1gunner

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    maby that new FX has your name on it:up:
     
  14. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    yeh looks nice.
     
  15. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    how much arethey come to think of it.
    £859 i have heard:confused: ok £860 then a £1 isnt much to fight over
     
  16. simply james

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    thats not cheap is it.
     
  17. a1gunner

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    well with modern taxes everything is unafordable.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Vulcanator

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    Springer:

    A self contained system, pick up some pellets and shoot.

    If you plinking you'll still be shooting when the fabled PCP is being recharged.

    Better shot consistency over a PCP. Remember when that PCP runs out of air you run out of puff and that affects point of impact.

    No additional equipment required on initial purchase i.e. pumps, dive bottles etc.

    Just as easy to maintain as a PCP plus the ability to tune.

    There are plenty of sub 12ft/lb springers that are as light as a PCP.

    In the aviation profession we have a saying that some aeroplanes are designed by experts to be flown by idiots, then there are aeroplanes that are designed by idiots to be flown by experts: In the context of marksmanship PCP's represent the former and Springers the latter!:cool:
     
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  19. FXpoacher

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    If you had asked a year ago, i would of said a springer, now i have to say PCP, for pretty much all the reasons A1 said.

    + the fact that at FAC levels it is so much more forgiving than a springer.
    Mayby i'm lazy..................yeah i'm just lazy now!
     
  20. simply james

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    yeh your lazy mate,springer for me.
     

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