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Starting Out

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ashgill, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Ashgill

    Ashgill Well-Known Member

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    so basically i am in a position where i am beginning to take up the hobby of shooting, i will be mainly socially competing. i am aware that C02 rifles are the weapon of choice to to speak when accuracy comes into question but i don't want the hassle of the gas. i am after a rifle that requires no gas so either a break barrel or lever charging rifle. i have spent the last month or so looking over these forums without actually posting and i think its about time i get involved with you lovely lot.
    the rifles i am currently considering are perhaps the AA Tx200, the BSA meteor or something along those lines.
    when it comes to scopes i have no clue and would appreciate any advice you guys may have.
    i would love too hear any feedback/ advice on which rifle to look at and any suggestions with where to purchase, scopes or generally any helpful hints or tips

    cheers
    Ash
     
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    the TX200 and a Meteor are very different, TX200/HW97 or a Pro Sport are amongst the best springers you can buy and are very common on the Springer FT/HFT circuit

    scope wise,it depends on what discipline or type of shooting you want to do, for FT i use a 32x MTC Viper with quality BKL mounts, for hunting or HFT,a fixed mag MTC around 9 or 12x will do perfectly.
     
  3. Ashgill

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    would you not reccomend the meteor? obviously its cheaper than AA or the HW97. also with scopes what would you reccomend for about £100? i have a budget haha

    cheers matty
     
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    the Meteor is still a great starting out gun but it's nothing compared to the AA or Weihrauch,what sort of shooting do you want to do? HFT or FT? that will be a huge factor on scope choice.
     
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    Best having a shoulder of a few rifles mate the tx isn't the daintiest of rifles by any means ! Your on th right lines with a aa or hw springer tho , as for a £100 scope prob looking at a hawke or Nikko for that amount , I got hawke sport was £80 with mounts and is ok scope or maybe a secondhand mtc for £100 ish if rfd has one in !
     
  6. Ashgill

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    thanks yorkshire, i will more than likely be going to a pro sport, tx maybe or a HW97. best course of action is gonna be to try them out at a local gun shop i reckon. matt just linked me to a nice Hawke scope and mounts so that is probley again the way forwards.


    thanks for all the feedback guys so helpful!
     
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    All the rifles you mention with exception of the meteor are going to wiegh about 10 pound with a scope fitted and may be to heavy for you,depending on your build and what type of shooting you will be doing something lighter may be a better chioce.
     
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    I can vouch for the TX, cracking rifle and I love mine dearly!!!
    But, it is a heavy lump, I'm not the smallest bloke in the world and after an hour or so you know you've been carrying it!!!!
     
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    "C02 rifles are the weapon of choice to to speak when accuracy comes into question"

    You dont what Co2 matey its a PCP(pre charged pnuematic) that uses compressed air.

    Springer wise if you want quality look towards

    HW97
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    More field friendly and cheaper HW95 and HW99, with all these guns also consider second hand as there well built as long as they have been looked after.
     
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    hello, if you are only going to shoot target/comp/ HFT/ etc go along to you nearest range and see what fellow members use then to a decent RFD who stock a range of rifles to suite your requirements and budget. i am sure .177 is the general norm. if you get a springer make sure your scope is suitable eg shock/ ab and competion shooting and 1 p/c mount or decent 2 p/c. as long as the rifle and scope is of suitable quality its the person shooting that hits the target or not and so much practice is required then you can enjoy a good sport.
     
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    Thanks for all the continued advice guys. I am looking to possibly purchase a HW97 within the next few weeks with a decent FT scope
     
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    consider the synthetic stock hw97, ambidextrous, lighter, cheaper (think I have seen new ones from £325)
     
  13. Ashgill

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    Thanks for all the continuing feedback and advice. Looking to buy a HW97 within e next few weeks for FT
     
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    could you please link this? Cheers
     
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    Check out The sportsman gun centre web site, if your looking to buy a Weihrauch.
     

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