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spring power

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by David, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. David

    David Engaging Member

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    Is it a fact or am I just imagining things here,

    has spring powered air rifles lost there appeal to the general user or is there just more emphasis on PCP sales in this country.
     
  2. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    No, l like springer's as much as pcp's, but when hunting l think, that the quicker, quieter loading of the pcp when using a multi shot, gives you that edge i.e. you don't have to take your eyes off your next target to reload...;). Andy
     
  3. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    defo not i had every pc going ,i went back to springers for a challenge and have never looked back,there great fun and theres no messing on with divers bottles ans seals and stuff ,more or less any one can hit the target with a pc once its set up properly ,how many can with a springer ,im not knocking pcs i just think the price tag is a bit much,when you can do the same thing with a springer.
     
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    At the shooting ground I had no scope on my Diana 300r, just open sights, the practice range extended to 60yards. I had a chap next to me with a pcp constantly hitting a bell targets out to this range casually mention that springer's arnt that accurate and that you need to be very good at shooting them. to which I replied ... really!! you see that bell over there. what bell he replied. the one just under the 6 on the back stop I replied back. ah yes I see it. Just keep an eye on it for a moment. and with that I took aim and shot this bell at the full 60 yard range. With a smile on my face I casually said I must have a very accurate rifle here, I could say Im a sharpshooter or that the shot was a lucky one I dont know but I do know that the good feel factor and fun you get from these guns is a lot more than you get from a pcp
     
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    I did own an HW100 got bored with it and then went back to oil burners
     
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    Thank you for your reply andyhawkx3 I do agree with you that a pcp would be better suited to dispaching a quarry for the reasons you mention above,
     
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    pcp all day long for me easy to shoot compared to a springer
     
  8. a1gunner

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    i like PCP best because...well you know why
     
  9. simply james

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    totally agree with you david ,its pure satasfaction using a springer but eache to there own.
     
  10. Rockabilly

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    a springer will always be my first choice for the following reasons...

    A. totally self contained power source.

    B. in the right hands is as accurate as a pcp.

    C. THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR, theres nothing like it when you take a hard shot with a springer and hit.
     

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