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Where are all the Theoben Rapids Gone?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by marlever357, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. marlever357

    marlever357 Engaging Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I woke up this morning and decided that I`m going to get myself a new Theoben Rapid or MFR as I sold my Rapid a good couple of years ago and have now had enough of throwing £70 per hundred rounds of .308 down range, just fancy getting back into good old air rifles again and saving a lot of cash.

    Anyway I have had a bit of a google around and I can`t find any Theoben dealers anywhere, the usual guys don`t seem to be stocking them anymore, have I missed something while I have been away, have Theoben gone to the wall or something?

    Cheers.:up:
     
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  2. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Yep sure did mate, well they kind of went over stateside.

    Your best bet is buying a good non messed with secondhand example if you search the usual sits like g star and g trader, look for one with anti tamper cap still in place on the rear of the action.

    Alternatively you can look for an enthusiast owned gun which will more than likey have uprated internals, including a micro core regulator.

    If you want to look for such a rifle, you can go on the enthusiast sights and look in their classified sections.

    What I did was pay over the odds for a gun in a gunshop, that had been messed with so I had to go through the long drawn out journey of finding out what and who did the uprated internals for them, and there is a couple of people who do these guns a great justice.

    Personally I rate a guy named Kevg, he is somebody who was down to earth and easy to talk to and deal with with a wealth of information on Rapids which makes him the guy a lot of people go to for regulator work and general rebuilds, first time I ever contacted him he sent me a part for my gun free of charge and it arrived the morning after which is testament to his enthusiasm for the things.

    You could go for an unregged gun though and after 5 mins of taking it apart its soon apparent how they tick, and building one from parts of your own, can be really rewarding, they are the mechano sets of airguns and great guns to teach someone the fundamentals of how a pcp works.

    If you want brand new and don't like messing check out Raw airguns or Impact they are basically rapids but in different shapes and forms, Im sure Micheal tawn can still get you an MFR type gun new for a fair old price though, but I will warn you they are more than likely more expensive than your .308 rifles :eek::D
     
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