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What Was Your Worst Ever Gun?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mike Watkins, May 21, 2019.

  1. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    I don’t know if this has been done before but thought it might be fun to hear your ‘worst ever’ experience. We have so many ‘Best of’ gun posts but we rarely talk about our ‘wish l hadn’t’ moments.

    I’ll start with a gun I’ve always like the look of and decided, earlier this year, to add to my cabinet as a fun back garden plinker, it was a Gamo Varmint Barricade Maxxim in .177.

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    Whata-mistaka-to-have-mada.

    I knew after the first pellet that l had just wasted £180 of my hard earned cash on looks and not function. I stuck it out for about another 100 pellets until finally, a very good friend and shooting buddy of mine tried it on the range. He fired one pellet, handed it back to me and said (and this is the polite version) ‘please tell me you didn’t actually pay money for this heap of cr#p’. So that was it, it went back to the gun shop and along with another rifle that I wasn’t using I traded it in for a Weihrauch HW95K, which is what I should have bought in the first place!!!

    Has anyone else had the same experience with this gun or was it just me??
     
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  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Gamo Whisper IGT
    BSA Lightning GRT

    Just awful and I’ll never have a Gamo/BSA rammer or springer ever again!
     
  3. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woodgate Mike.

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    Funny you should say that because my second worst rifle was the same as you a BSA Lightening GRT and was the one I traded in with the Gamo! The trigger on the Lightening was horrendous! It almost needed two people, one to hold the gun and another to pull the trigger! Quite awful.
     
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  4. mike-carter

    mike-carter Pro Poster

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    1. Shotgun, Valmet o/u. Twice in 12 months trigger fell apart and always shot high.

    2 Air Rifle. Anything that "proudly" displays GAMO.
     
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  5. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    My out of the box Ruger 10/22 was an horrrendous piece of kit - it was more agricultural than a Massey Ferguson tractor.
     
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  6. Chris_Brads

    Chris_Brads Impressive Member

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    I fell for the marketing and bought a pump-up Crossman 'Triple Strike' :loser:
     
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  7. Sandy man 1963

    Sandy man 1963 Busy Member

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    Armed reaper bloody thing was an accident waiting to happen.
     
  8. DRAGONBAIT666

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  9. Seamaster

    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    BSA Lightning XL SE. Looked very nice, made a lovely ornament but was completely useless as a gun.
     
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  10. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill CO2 Enthusiast and Gun fighter.

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    Daystate Harrier followed by Daystate Mk3 followed by Daystate MK4. :down:
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  11. RichieRich

    RichieRich Pew Pew

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    The breech on it was finished so bad, and at an angle, that it would mash the skirt of the pellet when closing the barrel.
     
  12. Mike.lewis

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    Compatto, webley raider, r10. All crap
     
  13. David M

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    An inherited .177 Webley MK3. Horrible thing, all angles cutting into both hands and that's before you pull the short uncomfortable underlever and experience the punchy recoil for 7.5ftlb. The kiddie like short butt and fore end make handling not exactly a pleasure either. It's accurate enough with it's iron opens and the 90 degree tap loading port is very safe but I never reach for it over the Cadet Major. The original farmer owner since the 60's used it solely for barn rats.
     
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    mulletman6 Keyboard Hero

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    BSA R10 mk2

    Bought brand new and could hit everything except the target.

    Needless to say it was quickly returned for a full refund.
     
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    Got to agree with that. Cadet Major is very underrated. Cut rifled barrels and open sights can produce better results than you would think. Better by a country mile than the W&S Mk3 was its competitor the Airsporter Mk1.
     
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    Remington express. Absolute bag of sh1te.
     
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  17. lone wolf

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    i got a absolute turd!

    until john bowkett blueprinted it into the gun it should have been!
     
  18. Wofty

    Wofty Cleverer than the average bear Booboo!

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    Wobley Massive Fail.
    Low power and built by Michael Jackson's chimpanzee (he was desperate for work and cheap).
    Returned and exchanged for a 100KT.
     
  19. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    There have been sooooo many bad guns, but the DB5 has to take the crown. You have to let go of the pistol grip to reach the trigger?:confused: Add to that it was made from low grade licourice and it was a rifle to remember.

    Biggest disappointment was a Rapid 17. Not that bad a gun once all the tomfoolery inside had been sorted and a decent barrel fitted, but I had waited so long and wanted one so badly, that to find it was not as good as my other "everyday" PcP's was like finding out Liv Tyler has a willy:facepalm:
     
  20. windymiller

    windymiller bm100 thumbhole

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    dad gave me one of them smk things a v early one (think that was what it was) so bad wudnt even give to anyone :confused:
     

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