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What would YOU buy with £2k if looking for a general target rifle?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jesim1, May 26, 2014.

  1. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    What would you pick if you were given £2k to spend on any modern sub 12ftlb air rifle for general target shooting?

    There are lots of threads having a go either positive or negative at various guns, so it got me thinking - leaving calibre to the side, because we have done that to death ;) - What is the "best" 0.177 gun generally available without spending over a couple of grand or having one customised etc? So off the shelf.

    By "best" I mean most accurate, consistent, decent shot count, PCP, style, quality - and it's probably a combination of all of this. I don't want to consider hunting in this - just because there are so many other factors like for example - weight or quarry, that would contradict a lot of the other parameters and make this a never ending debate, so just trying to keep it simple and stick to general targets.

    So we are looking at something new - because then there is no argument how much you would pay for one - it's the price in the shop, not a lucky buy from a mate.:rolleyes:

    Something mass produced with no more than say a 6 week waiting time - so generally available.

    Top price of say £2000 as I don't want to rule out the likes of Airwolfs as they are so popular, but don't want to go much higher as guns at this price become unrealistic to buy for the majority of people.

    I'd also like to keep it to real guns, not one offs or ones which have not yet been launched - so no customs or concepts, but limited editions are fine if they can be purchased in the price.

    So remembering price does not directly equal happiness, what would you buy?

    James
     
  2. mattyts

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    one from the Anschutz range,then spend the change on optics :)
     
  3. andyz1000

    andyz1000 Banned

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    walnut prosport and spend the change on beer :)
     
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    Tm1000 or other models from RAW through twanado hitting the scenes big in the usa bench rest ect hate to think what price it would be tho or even tne edgun bullpup atho the target rifle is now availible the morona
     
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  5. stevemandm

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    bang the 2 grand in a high interest account for 2 years, and by then the aa ftp 900 should be sorted.
    if I couldn't wait till then, I would splash the moolah on a raw tm1000
     
  6. Ichabod Armacost

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    Why must it be a PCP?If it's for general target shooting, shot count doesn't really come into it does it?

    To answer your question and keeping to your parameters, probably one of these... An Impact Airguns GSX-T500, in .20 cal. the change would be used for top quality glass.
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  7. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    got mine already :D
     
  8. Bemused

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    I don't think I should ever buy a 2k gun unless I could pronounce its name :)
    That would reduce this list somewhat for me...
     
  9. mattyts

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    Bee-Two :p : D
     
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    Rapid Air Weapons make some nice looking guns,keep seeing ads for them.
     
  11. Accuspell

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    The RAW 1000 is knocking the socks off the established names all over the world in some disciplines. It depends on what kind of "general targets" you mean. 10m? 25m? or field target types. Different entirely. The proper target rifles would be from Walther or Steyr. Field type targets the RAW. Bell ringing you want a FWB300, or 124!
    You need to think long term if you are spending that kind of money too, although Impact are doing their best, have they depth of resources to actually keep going? How many rifles a month do you have to sell to pay just one man's wages.....so how many a month to pay for a premises, several men and office staff......?

    Edgun is selling loads, already up to 500 units a month (4500 a year at the German show) but are they for serious target shooters.
     
  12. Chinnymonster81

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    Thought all the Anshutz range were set up as 6ftlb as they are primarily 10m rifles, plus you are looking at £2K upwards new. You'd need to source a good 2nd hand one thats already been modded like Craig's (gone fishing).
     
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    £2K?! That's easy!

    early 77/97, CS700 stock, V-Mach kit, LightStream 4.5-14x44,

    and enough money left over to either buy&insure a car, or go on holiday!
     
  14. cloverleaf

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    My first port of call would be a TM1000 or (budget permitting) something from Steyr, Anschutz, Walther or FWB. Sadly nothing originating from our fair isle :(
     
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    I would buy another Ripley tomorrow if this one went and its easy to pronounce too.
     
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    You don't need to spend £2000 on an air rifle in order to buy something decent - in fact only a handful of my shooting buddies have spent over a £1000.
    If you are going down the route of full time Field Target shooting then £2000 will buy you the top end of what is available.
    If you join a local air rifle club and speak to the guys there you will get the opportunity to try out a range of kit and that will give you a better idea of what suits you.
    A second hand serviced Pro-Target mk111 is about £450 and you will never outshoot it.
     
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    Unless you is Johnathon Woss, in which case it's a Wipley;)
     
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    FTP900 without question. Not pellet fussy, laughs at the british weather, accurate, large shot count, beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use. The only 60 at this year's worlds (HFT) was shot with one.
     
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    There are some great guns coming out here - there seems to be a lack of multi shot versions, probably because they are not so popular for competitions.

    James
     
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    A bit unnecessary I would have thought? plus single shot gives the opportunity make sure your pellet is seated right every time? Well that's how it seems to me. Interesting thread though, and some of the comments / posts have given me a bit of cause for thought.:up:
     
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