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What gun should i get help!!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by kris1, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. kris1

    kris1 Newbie

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    I recently started shooting and i want to buy a new gun as i have got a cheap .22 air rifle. I have a budget of around £150 at the very most. The gun must be suitable for hunting rabbits ferral pidgeon etc. I dont mind if itis a springer or a co2. Ive been looking at a smk xs78 which is £75 and then get a tuning kit off t r robb for around £60. Can anyone help.:confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. a1gunner

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    that sounds like a good idea mate.

    ferals you want at least .22;)
    it gives that stopping power because of the short range.
    id say 16 grain .22 dome is the minimum you can shoot them with.
    id say about 14 grains minimu with rabbits in .22

    trouble with Co2 is in cold weather they arent as powerful.
    in cattle sheds and barns its actually quite warm in them and you dont really need 11ftlbs at such close range anyway.

    i think that you have the right idea mate.
    for an extra £50 you could get a BSA supersport or a Webley stingray.

    thats not including a scope but ive seen quite cheap scopes on the JSR website for around £40

    thats more expencive that your original budget but you wont need another gun for a very very long time!
     
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    i agree with a1 look for a second hand bsa supersport or lightning or a webley xocet or stingray you should get one with scope for £150
     
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    what about a BSA meteor. they are about £125.
     
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    they run around the 8ftlbs mark i think:)
    the BSA super sport or BSA Lightning/XL and XL tactical are more along the lines of BSA's hunting guns.
    i think that there is a metior looking gun which is called the BSA Comet but is full power
     
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    Meteor no good, not enough power :down: I'd go with a1 and say a BSA or Webley though, good guns :)
     
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    you didnt mention a HW of some kind:eek:
     
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    Weihrauch are more expensive but yeah, second hand definitely. Just make sure you don't get the 25, that's a kiddies gun :D
     
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    :up::):up:thanks for the help im defo going to look for a bsa supersport thanks a lot. all realy tidy people on ere.:):up::)
     
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    thats what flying pigs are for :wave:

    sorry random brain take over....continue.

    PS that my way of saying your welcome:D
     
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    see im liking this no get a pcp!!! the edgerbros mod 60 is prety cheep and good for the money but the bsa meteor or any webley wood do ya fine. mabe somthing like the crosman phantom i had a play with one a while back was very good for the money £150 my mate payed for the gun, scope, and pag all new
     
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    I have a model 60...well my brother has it right now for squizzy bashing in his garden....but it good enough for the job and cheap
     
  13. MARTIN1

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    used 177 bsa lightning all the way mate.
    go 177 if you want to shoot all day, go 22 if you want to shoot close range or do guess work on long targets but my opinon is that animals are not targets but living breathing creatures that deserve a humane dispatch if deemed a pest and causing stress and damage.
    177 bsa lightning tactical or standard, beleive me in 5year time you will be thanking me when you can still dispatch out to 40 and your gun aint even needed a service.
    you could gas ram it if spring ever fails then your guaranteed many many years.
    dont go co2 as you will not shoot cosistently with weather changes effecting co2 so there for not good enough for humane dispatch.
    dont shoot any thing unless you are 110%that your killing.
    just my opinion:up:
     
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    he wants to shoot feral pigeon and for that you need .22 or even .25 to shoot them, you dont always have the time to line up the headshot and sometimes they may be feeding so cant go for a moving head.

    with rabbits i shoot them fine with .22:rolleyes:
    do you really need to go further than 35yds? and there isnt that much guess work at that range
     

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