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Uks Cheapest .25 Pcp

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robert-K, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. Robert-K

    Robert-K Newbie

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    Hi,

    First post here.

    I shoot other rifles and shotguns, etc, and have for many years, but I have a specific "air rifle" question.

    What is the UK's cheapest sub 12 ft.lb PCP air rifle that si currently available? There do not seem to be many on websites, and the second hand gun sites don't seem to have much available other than FAC rated ones.

    Any suggestions (and stockists) would be most welcomed.

    T.I.A.

    Rob
     
  2. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woody Woodgate

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    Can I ask why a .25? Wouldn’t a .22 be just as good :shrug:.
     
  3. Lukeypoodle

    Lukeypoodle Posting Addict

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    Probably a Hatsan of some sort.
     
  4. Neil54

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    Springer or PCP.

    I bought my springer from spain.

    Cost £150 by the time you made the purchase up to £135 and paid duty.
     
  5. Paul-t-b

    Paul-t-b Busy Member

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    So is it .25 you are after.

    It’s not really an ideal calibre in sub 12 due to the pellet weight. In the US they would look at .22 as the minimum with .25 and .30 as good options as they are not restricted on power but for the uk market it’s not going to be a popular choice.

    I never think approaching buying something based upon the cheapest available is ideal. £200 spent on a bad gun is a waste, better to buy something that’s reliable and accurate.

    If you are considering .25 for hitting power you will get lots of members on here who have gone from .22 to .177 and have found it a much better calibre for them in sub 12. ( though the discussion on 177 v 22 will go on for ever and has been done to death )
     
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  6. Paul-t-b

    Paul-t-b Busy Member

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    Welcome by the way !
     
  7. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Cheapest PCP is probably the SMK PR900W at around £250 but its only .177 or .22
     
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  8. Paul-t-b

    Paul-t-b Busy Member

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    The cheapest .25 PCP I can think of is the SMK ARTEMIS P15 but it’s probably cheap because of its looks !!
     
  9. sidney

    sidney Big Poster

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    Despite what many say, .25 is a great, hard hitting calibre for sub 12 up to 30 yards. Anyone who has one will no doubt agree.
    I'd guess the cheapest would be an Ultra.
     
  10. Paul-t-b

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    I’ve never shot one but can well understand they have a certain hitting whack !

    I did notice in my local gun shop that had a few tins of .25 pellets they were quite expensive ( same price for .22 500 tin compared to 200 for .25 )
     
  11. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Looks are subjective, but at under £400 with a 100+ shot count, Titanium cylinder, Regulated, weighs less than my wife's left t*t, built in shroud and more accurate than the vast majority of us mere mortals will ever be, what else is there? Superb if you get a good one or like to fettle.
     
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  12. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Artemis M25 is available in .25 at £399 list.
     
  13. rich79

    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    The cheapest UK pcp in 25 is the Kral NP02 at £350ish, apparently available in this calibre but I've not seen one! ,but you'd have to order it in as 25 isn't a popular calibre.
     
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    Bill.B Keyboard Hero

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    I disagree, it’s perfect for close up work in barns etc. and I won’t be using a smaller calibre any day soon. Been there done that already. :thumb:
     
  15. Paul-t-b

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    As I said earlier I have never shot one so I’m not really qualified to comment and I’m sure it has a hard whack.

    To be honest I would be more concerned that someone buying their first PCP was buying thinking the larger the calibre the better. We all know each calibre has its place.
     
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    Anyone who ever says .25 is no good in sub 12flbs clearly hasn't used the cal effectively at all when I had mine ibwas shooting same distance as my .22 and .177 I own
     
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    Chest shot a pigeon at 4 yards with my 10.6 ft-lb HW77K and it went straight through it. I thought .25 wasn't supposed to pass through? :confused::eek::D

    I didn't have to worry about the loopy trajectory for that shot though.
     
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    I've got an Aselkon MX7 in .25 cal very accurate over the 25 yards I usually shoot at. Great fun for plinking, makes most targets fly, that was until 2 weeks ago when the reg started to creep.
    It's getting fixed by my rfd with a full service, I'm very much looking forward to it coming back I paid £395 for mine with a scope and a couple of tins of pellets.
     
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    I didn't realise the P15 also has the titanium cylinder. I know my P10 does but the composition of the cylinder wasn't the dealmaker. If anything, the subjective ugliness was the appeal working on the "bird going out with fat, ugly mate to look better principle." It is so hideous to some it makes me look like prime Brad Pitt when I'm carrying it, whereas my Pro Sport turns me into Shrek. :rofl:

    I don't have a .25, although I'd be quite happy to to go for one sub-12 in the future, especially for short range pest control as mentioned by others.
     
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    Now Now ask pigeon. It's not the size of it. It's what you do what you do with it.
     

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