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Advice What Rifle should I choose Guide.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Titchgamer, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Honorary Member

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    You are best off posting a fresh thread but you need to decide on a budget before anyone will be able to help :)
     
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    I am looking to buy my first airgun 2nd hand. I want a decent one as I have used many friends before. I have been offered a BSA Airsporter MK4 for £150. This comes with rifle, bag and scope plus the rifle seems to be in good condition. Is this a good deal? I just don't want to get ripped off because I'm no expert. Any info would be useful. Thanks. p.s. i have posted some pictures of the rifle aswell.
     
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    Thank you for this.
    New on the Forum.
    New to Airguns. (have some fairly severe physical limitations)
    Need advice on an appropriate gun to buy (+ scope + silencer etc)

    So it was like a breath of fresh air. :)

    Jack
     
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    Thanks very useful would like to say the benjamin discovery is execellent pcp/co2 gun very cheap as well this is what i have opted to buy in the next few weeks
     
  5. Thesa1nT

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    Thanks for the useful information!

    Not new to airguns myself per se as I hail from South Africa originally where we are spoilt by being able to own and shoot a variety of weapons, but that was in my younger years when I took such things for granted.

    I was lucky enough to have shot many pistols and rifles ranging from .22, 5mm, .38, 45's and even an elephant gun!

    Amongst my best experiences was firing uzi's when I was in the naval cadets...ah...good 'ol SA!

    Now trying to get back in the scene by getting into air gunning and a bit of archery with my compound bow, and this forum has been absolutely indispensable for all the information I need to make my informed decisions on what to buy and look for, modding, which pellets work best in what, and of course....the law.

    Keep it up guys and hopefully I will be chatting to most of you and perhaps even seeing you at some meets!
     
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    Hi liam I also live in blyth could you tell me if there are any gun clubs in blyth.only joined the forum last week
     
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    Thank you, this post has helped me a lot as I'm yet to decide on my first rifle. Awesome forum.
    thank you again
     
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    I'm in this exact position as many other posters on he previously and im certain this question has been covered a million times on here - so sorry for that. I've got a couple of hindered pounds to spend and want a rifle with scope and silencer.
    I used to hold a marksman award so I'm not entirely new to shooting, and want to do a mixture of field and target shooting in my garden (hence the silencer for neighbourly-ness).

    Can anyone advise what setup I should go for?

    I'd ideally like to find a deal with pellets, gun, targets, bag etc so I'm good to go straight out of the box. I did consider co2 but I'm concerned about the running costs of this.

    That said I do want t get the maximum power I can.

    Thanks in advance for the guidance and help.
     
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    firstly cool avatar above. and second thanks for yuour advice,i think everyone who have read this aticle would be feel useful.
     
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    good info **, need advice on my airgun(original 25) please reply to my thread,its under ian l, tittle-original 25, would apreciate your expert advice
     
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    Great thread, nice summary!
     
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    Hey guys new here , was just wandering is there any sub 12ftlbs pcp rifles out there that don't cost the earth? Thanks
     
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    Hi guys im soon to get back into a little Hunting (used to go Rabbit/Pheasant hunting around 20yrs ago with my dad) but haven't touched an Air Rifle since then, have been doing alot of reading cross referencing etc to get an idea of the landscape nowadays, i would love a BSA Lightning XL or Walther LGV but my budget is maxed out at £250 i keep seeing the Stoeger x20s which is mentioned everywhere and the main complaint is the trigger but many sources are still suggesting this model, thx
     
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    grabbani Newbie

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    Excellent information! If you’re interested to know what kinds of things I look out for when choosing an airsoft gun then I’ve listed the main ones. Just visit bellow site. http://bestairsoftgun.net
     
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    Great write up :)shoukd be made a sticky unless it already is i just have not seen it through not looking :) little tweaks over time can only improve what is there im sure someone will be in touch about scopes and moderators going on too.
     
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    Nice info.

    I've decided on a gun for hunting, probably PCP but not definitely, and would look at getting a 2nd hand one. Is anyone able to give me a bit more info, what I should be looking for and so on?
     
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    Hi all, Smirker I'm also looking at getting my first rifle, I have narrowed it down to HW95K or BSA GRT Lightning XL SE can any one give some adivise or point me in the right direction?
    Cheers, Morse.
     
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    ca6yp Newbie

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    Andy, what would be your opinion about my country brend FX air guns? Or Hatsan?
     
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    Hi, I don't know much about FX or Hatsan and to be honest I think I have my heart set on a Weihrauch.
     
  20. walrus

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    Just one point on this.
    SMK do NOT make Guns They are IMPORTERS of Chinese manufactured Guns.The guns are made by the Chinese factories such as BAM and SAG the latter is a huge concern made up of Factories such as West Lake and Snowpeak,collectively they are Industry Brand,The Shanghai airgun company.
    SMK simply import goods from China including air guns and Fishing Tackle Sports equipment and Toys.No way they can be called "gun makers"
    Telling Newbies to the sport that SMK make guns is not the best way to start a piece on which rifle should I buy.
    Sorry to be so pedantic on this point but it drives me crazy when I see otherwise knowledgeable blokes keep referring to SMK made guns.
    They do not even check over the guns before sending them out to the dealers Despite what the catalogues and advertising states.They sell far too many guns every week to be able to look them over.They MAY get looked at when they are returned for faults but that is about it.

    Apart from this obvious flaw in the post it is very informative,Just one more little niggle ,springers are not the original airguns that have been around for eternity.In Fact the PCP's were the very first air guns to be invented then a couple of CO2 powered guns came along and ALL before springers and gas rams.
     

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