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theoben Rapid 12 in .25 non fac

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by manchesterandy, May 27, 2015.

  1. manchesterandy

    manchesterandy Engaging Member

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    What are past/present owners opinions on this gun? I'm thinking of buying it, and I haven't even seen it yet. Just want to weigh up the worth of traveling to view it.
    Is it a heavy gun?
    I've only ever used .22 sub12ft for pigeon and squizzers so how would this fare for rabbits at (long-ish range) up to 100yds?
     
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    Non-FAC for 100 yard rabbits in .25 ?

    :rolleyes: ;)

    My mate has an FAC Rapid in .25 running at forty-something FPE and it's scary. Amazing accuracy and huge dropping power.I

    I've only ever shot a couple of sub 12 .25 air rifles and I would be happy using them at closer range, but nothing more.

    If your plan is to FAC the gun you may well find it costs less to buy one that is already FAC.

    Don't you know anyone local with a Rapid that you could shoulder and try ?
     
  3. Elk hunter

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    Like a brick I expect!

    Most use sub 12flb in .25cal for close range rats, but I've never used one just what I've read.

    Andrew
     
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    .25 at 11.75 FPE with a 25 yard zero:
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    .25 @ 43 FPE with a 44 yard zero:
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    61 inches LESS drop at 100 yards at 43 FPE over 11.75, and that is with a comparatively light (in .25 terms) H&N Field Target Trophy pellet.

    I know it's wrong, but I want one :)
     
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    I wouldn't even consider a .25 running less than 45ft/lbs.
    @ sub 12 ft/lbs it will be loopier than a rainbow
     
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    I reckon you will blind yourself looking at the sun through a scope to get to 100 yards with a sub 12 .25!

    They are really only good for short range, less than 20 yards ide say but bloody amazing for rats!!

    As for the gun itself Rapids are awesome but yes they are heavy beasts!!
     
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    shot them doing all sorts of power 20 yards rat and .25 looks like isis have been there . however above is better if you have fac . but speaking of fac I wouldn't bother I would get a rimfire , that's just my opinion
     
  8. manchesterandy

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    Thanks for your input. I recon rimmy will be best for cost. The gun I saw was up for £675 in an RFD but I rekon I could have got it £100 less. But even so it'd cost a few quid to FAC it and then it'd loose value. Thanks for your input
     
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    This is probably not the time but, despite the fact that the .22 rimfire is by far and away my favourite and most used rig, FAC air has its place and there are often scenarios where a rimfire or any other powder burner would be inappropriate but FAC air can offer a viable option.

    Sub 12 Rapids are fetching silly money at the moment and, as you say, if you took it to FAC and on ticket you would effectively devalue it and throw some of your investment down the drain.

    Think about what you need, the ground you shoot over, the available quarry, and then factor in what you want.

    I will always keep a sub 12 air rifle for barn rats and pigeons.

    Once I got my FAC Rapid I found I rarely touched the sub 12 air rifles on more open ground.

    Trouble is, I rarely touch the Rapid either when I can take the rimfire...
     
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    Lots shoot .25 sub 12 but u won't get further than 50 yard with a conventional mill dot scope but me and the robin used to both smash 5mm spinners at the range at 40 meter it isn't impossible but lot better at fac. Wats the price as rapids are easy to change cal and .25 bits very sought after
     
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    It's that 'could have got it for £100 less' bit that intrigues me :)
     
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    Rapids arnt as expensive in real life as what lads on forums make out 177 forums are full of sheep what believe wat they read I wouldnt pay over £500 for a rapid these days unless very special bits on
     
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    A sub 12 .25 rapid at 100 yard rabbits:eek:
     
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    A sub 12 .25 won't reach 100 yard but it will 50 no probs ;)
     
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    I would mind getting .17hmr and a 12g shotty. The missus might have other thoughts tho :-(.
    What are the chances of being granted a .17hmr and 12g on my very first application?
     
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    If you have some land and the owner will sign for you Very good unless you have mental health issues or have been in trouble with the law.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    you do not need any land to shoot on or be a member of a clay club to apply for a shotgun ticket and if you`ve been a good boy,you cannot be refused.
    this does not mean (regarding my reply on your other thread) that when you get one you can shoot it anywhere without thinking of the consequences.
     
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    Sub 12 Rapid .25 @ up to 100 yards???

    You'd have more chance throwing a ducker at em ;)

    Cheers
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