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What Airgun?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jackrob, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. jackrob

    jackrob Member

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    I moved to Canada in 2006 and presently enjoy squirrel shooting. At this moment I'm using a .22 rimfire but it does worry me shooting up into the trees in case I was to miss the tree, who knows were the bullet would end up. I'm considering going the airgun avenue. The only restrictions we have in Canada is that we're not allowed any airgun that has a device to supress the report of the gun. Taking this into consideration what would you reccomend.

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    Jack Rob
     
  2. mattyts

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    So any airgun without a silencer?

    If you want a PCP rifle then an Air Arms S400 will do nicely with an MTC Viper 10x44 Scope
    If you want a break barrel springer,the Weihrauch HW99 will do nicely,again with the 10x44 Viper
    If you want an underlever,the Weihrauch HW97,HW77 or the Air Arms Pro Sport or Air Arms TX200 are also great guns,10x44 Viper will also do nicely.
     
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    Off licence, are you not restricted by power ?
     
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    If you don't have a PAL (possession and acquisition licence) you are only allowed an a airgun under 500fps. If you do have a PAL there is no restriction on power. As I have several firearms I do have a PAL.
     
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    So your looking at high powered versions of the above guns..personally I would go for the S400,it's PCP so no hard spring to cock (Will be harder when theres no power restriction) and you can change the power on PCPs without changing springs etc.
     
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    What sort of ranges are you wanting to shoot to with a airrifle ?
     
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    Out to about 60yds should be good.
     
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    One that i would like but think would be a F.A.C over here is the suped up version of my current air rifle the gamo hornet think it is called the gamo big cat runs at 1200fps with lead i think .22 looks to be a fine rifle from what i have heard hope this can help :)
     
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    What do you guys think of the airforce condor.
     
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    Airforce condor in the US is i think what we know as one of the Gunpower rifles. We have the gunpower stealth which is the fully shrouded barrel version. I think you have (sorry but I am assuming you are still in Canada although your dartmouth location causes me to be unsure) the airforce talon which is its US equivalent.
    these are capable guns but not to everyones liking. The styling is somewhat 'marmite' some love it others with more traditional tastes dont. More than capable of shooting pigeons, rabbits and squirrels in the sub 12ftlb variants. People have them in a variety of fac up to quite high fac levels (i have heard of 70ftlb on this forum - but that would surely be very noisy unmoderated) but they all seem to have had quite alot of modifications done to the gun and report they were a little rough and ready out of the box. Of course this is just their opinions and some people will always make improvements to their rifles even if they are already good guns.
    i would suggest if you get the chance go to your RFD and shoulder one or even better find someone who will let you shoot theirs as the are a very personal choice.
    ATB
    Oz
     
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    Thanks, hello jack rob, my nephew moved there about the same time even got a log cabin in the mountains now. anyway is it possable to make a list of airguns available to you there so any advice would be directed to a particular rifle, ok no silencer allowed which might rule out spring rifles but consider those with a gas ram, crosman etc, if you go down the PCP route look at a rifle with a barrel shroud techniclly not a silencer?? but you would need a fill system pump/bottle. 12ft llb would be ample power.
     
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    Narrowed down to either a tx200 in 177 or a daystate huntsman in 30ft lb .22
     

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