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What Air Gun For £1500+ Budget

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by atyl1972, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. atyl1972

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    Hi everyone, I currently have a budget of £1500+ for my 1st air rifle ( I have finance set up for such an amount - GUN ONLY as I have a bottle and scope sorted ) I know I want a pcp preferably with a high shot count as I will be spending some time on the ranges prior to gaining a perm.

    Unfortunately for me personally I have fell into the mind field that deep that I find it hard to decide, some are saying to me buy cheap 1st then get used to the gun, others are saying to buy what you can afford and what you like, I'm at the point where my head is fizzed, lol.

    I have tried several guns, really liked the feel and shot of the AA Ultimate sporter in 177, like the look of the BSA R-10 SE Firefly limited edition, so do I go down the route of 2 guns, one being the AA for hunting (low shot count) and the BSA for ranges (higher shot count) when the time comes that I get a perm and feel competent that I can kill cleanly, or go down the route of say, Daystate Pulsar or equivalent gun of the same cost?

    What I would like is the ability to have a gun sling being attached to whichever gun I choose, I have a scope and bottle set up as part of the finance deal, but also aesthetics is important for me too, which I know is very subjective.

    Any help and advice is very much appreciative.
     
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    Neck and neck for me, but out of the two as I have one - The R10;)
     
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    Mebe a rethink tomorrow on the 2nd :D
     
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    what about an impact? certainly has a high shot count and accurate, never used mine for hunting though
     
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    The finance I have was originally with the Impact with the new x barrel but I found it so uncomfortable to shoot, it may not have been set up right for my eye relief, however the shot count is fantastic and very very accurate when I shot it
     
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    Ultimate sporter for me... I prefer it over the R10 i had, but it's very much personal preference i think...
     
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    For exactly that budget you could buy my old Hatsan!:D:D

    On a serious note, have you looked/shouldered a HW100?
     
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    Artemis and save yourself about a grand :)
     
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    Fx impact
     
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    That is a very good point there’s no need to get in to dept over a Airgun these days finance is a rip off to start with plenty new budget offerings on the market new but even more bargains second hand it’s a buyers market at min on mid range guns and having owned most the top end guns feel for hunting your going to get as many dead bunny’s with a cheaper gun unless going to serious comp there’s no need to spends so much you can pick up a s410 these days scooped for £350 and although not my cup of tea no denying it will get u as many bunny’s as a pulsar ect and no massive loss when/if u sell it
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Hw 99 and £1300 in me pocket :)
     
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    Like to see u get a impact scope and tank with £1500 on finance
     
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    I started off going the cheap route, and then it just got more expensive. Wish I'd just bought the good stuff first :D

    S510 US for me, it's an absolute corker of a gun (mine wasn't anywhere close to £1500 though!). Wasn't happy with the shot count (more than enough for hunting, but it bugs me when plinking). So I've now bought something else which will give me near 10 times that shot count, and didn't cost me 31500 either :)
     
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    Dont buy what you cant afford, its a luxury, not a necessity
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I’d go for a hw100 and a nicer scope or AA 410 with nicer scope, it’s ok getting 1500 gun, but put and cheap scope on it and it’s next to useless
     
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    Another good point if new to shooting learning to shoot with a springer is a big bonus as once you’ve learnt with a pcp u will not get hang of a springer easily where as other way round is easy and no dept what so ever
     
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    Yes shot it, loved it but my . it is boring to look at, everything else on the gun is like wow though.
     
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    Couldn't get on with it tbh, this was originally a part of a finance package I got set up, but I am now choosing something else.....
     
  19. atyl1972

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    please read
    yes agree, please see edited OP, as £1500 is for a gun, everything else pretty much sorted.
     
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    And still your not going to get a impact on finance for £1500
     

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