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Springer for Junior Lefty

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Lydford, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    My next door neighbour has a grandson who is extremely keen to get into the sport. Today, we have been out to my permission and the lad had a go with my rifles. You should have seen the joy on his face as he hit the bull on the target I set up at 25 yards!

    The upshot is that grandad, my pal and neighbour, is going to buy a springer (limited budget) which he will be able to take out for target practice with his grandson - who happens to be a lefty! This means we need something they both can be happy with.
    Now I thought I would suggest an HW95k because I believe they have an ambidextrous stock. They have asked me to buy something so any advice would be most welcome.

    Thanks in anticipation ...
     
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    beat him viciously until he shoots right handed?
    if that doesn't work, how old is he? i dont think you'd go far wrong with a 95. there not to heavy and there a good quality gun. chances are you buy something cheaper you'll only end up wanting something better.
    or even better a 99! as these are coming ever more popular! little big smaller than the 95. probably perfect for a young lad.
     
  3. Lydford

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    Thanks Walker. I've never shouldered a 99. I was thinking we should probably get something for around £250? Oh, by the way he is 14 so yes, I was thinking along the lighter, full power models. Certainly not an HW97k: I love them but my goodness you know about it after lugging one around for an hour or so!
    Both my rifles are HW100 s (.177 and .22) and he really tried to go right handed but it didn't work. Never thought of giving him a good thrashing though. Nice of you to suggest it.
     
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    just thought though im not sure if the 99 has an ambi stock?
     
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    At 250 you could get an ultra. I'm a lefty and get on with mine fine. And as for filling etc ... you only live next door :D
     
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    if it were me, i would look at the hatsan mod 55s (.177) or the 60s (.22).
    both ambi, full power, accurate and light to handle. matty has the 55s, and he's just turned 15. they can be bought new for £100, so leaves plenty for a scope and gunslip and pellets to start him off. sure, you could buy better for more money, but this is a great rifle that handles, shoots and looks beyond its pricetag.
    http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/hatsan_60S
     
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    Thanks for sound advice once again guys ...
     

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