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Whats the best gun for around £150

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Johneh, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Johneh

    Johneh Active Member

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    Hi, I have a friend looking to buy a new gun, he will be using it mainly for hunting and occasionally targets. Can anybody reccomend a decent gun for around the £150 mark?

    Thanks alot in advance, Johneh.
     
  2. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Does that have to include a scope and bag at that?
     
  3. Johneh

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    Oh apologies, this is for just the gun, but if you can find a nice gun and scope combo for not alot more than £150 that would be good. A bag is not needed as he already has one.

    Thanks alot in advance, Johneh.
     
  4. Rambo

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    You can get a BSA Meteor for around that, but It'll be about £30-£40 more for a scope combo.

    On this site I've found an Edgar rifle for £100, & with a decent scope would come to about £150.

    Have a look on this site, they're pretty cheap, but just have a look around.

    http://www.airgunbuyer.com/subcat.asp?cat=Air Rifles

    The Meteor's a good choice though. It's on the site under BSA.
     
  5. Johneh

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    Ooo, the meteor does look good and sounds like its good value for money, but on that site, it says its quite low powered, ideal for target shooting the gardens etc. Would it still be upto the job of taking out some rabbits, crows and rats etc?

    Thanks alot for the help you have already given me.

    Johneh.
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    Have a look at the Super sport (on the same site) above, the meteor, that's up to the job, l'd personally go with the .177 :D;)
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    I've owned a few springers around the £150 mark, get your friend a BSA Supersport. It's a light rifle, feels good in the hands and it has plenty of power, it's legal power rated. Calibre is up to you, because if you can work with a bowing trajectory, .22 is fine and in some cases better. Tell your friend to go and look at some, get a feel for them, and I'd also tell them that second hand guns are better value for money.

    When it comes to s/h guns, look at Weihrauch. The HW80 is a great gun, heavy but built like a tank and plenty of power.
     
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  8. Johneh

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    Ahh yes, the supersport does look a little better, ill have to let my friend know and see if he can stretch his budget a little. I was looking at second hand guns, but am just wary of them being damaged/not working correctly, up to my friend but if I were him id probably get a new gun for peace of mind.

    Thanks for all your help again, will have to speak to my friend.

    Johneh.
     
  9. simply james

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    defo a supersport mate.
     
  10. MARTIN1

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    I would buy used and look out for a bsa lightning xl tactical in 177:).
    I have seen many bargains and hardly used guns for the money you have,even pcps.
    Be patient and it will pay,i assure you.
    I made a decision after i got ripped by my local gun shop,never to buy new again,i have met another shop that is bang on and goes out his way to drop price to keep me happy,check the 2nd hand shelf ive seen webley raiders,s200 pcps,titans,i even bought a titan for £135 off my new shop used, "there basicly falcon fn12 or fn19".
    this was a year or so ago and on the forums i have seen a huge asking for used rifles,even more then they are new:confused:.
    be patient fella,one will come and if you see one for £200-250 still ask as they may want a quick sale and do you a favour,i have done that in the past when i need quick cash to put with more of my cash to get a higher priced used gun;).and ive done vise virsa and got a bargain.
    remember pcps will need a pump,but tbh i would get pcp and save £50 for a used pump,same buying haggling applys.
    if your going springer watch out for xl lightning tactical and tx200s and any hw.
    atb and keep your eyes peeled.:)
     
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  11. a1gunner

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    i wouldn't:D

    webly or BSA/gammo
     
  12. andyhawkx3

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    Ok, but they don't do a .20, so its has tobe a .177, cos he said he maybe also doing targets:D:D:D
     
  13. a1gunner

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    should go into the .22 class takes more skill:D
     
  14. andyhawkx3

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    Trouble is you can only get chest shots, so that would, be the outer ring on the targets, where mine would be in the centre:D:p
     
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    no one mentioned what targets could be HFT and those are chest shot kill areas:D
     
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    Thanks again for the reponse, and thanks martin for the huge chunk of infomation you gave me. Will have a hunt around for some second hand guns see whats about.
     

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