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Which Pcp For £800'ish

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by pelletpunk, Feb 14, 2020 at 9:06 PM.

  1. pelletpunk

    pelletpunk Member

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    Hi I am thinking of selling my 2 shotguns as I just don't use them these days and I get much more fun from my air rifle.
    I would buy second hand in as new condition what could I get for £800'ish?
    It will be used for garden plinking/rats & pigeons.
    No BP's as I like proper rifle :thumb:

    Thanks
     
  2. Figgy

    Figgy Posting Addict

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    HW100, Daystate, AA 510 ultra, shame you don't like a Bullpup a Wildcat can be had for your budget.
    Zbroia Hortizia
     
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    trumpetier Very Active

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    HW100, AA S510, bsa Ultra /Scorpion, AA S410 ;)
     
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    Keylo Well-Known Member

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    A tin of QYS streamline pellets says you get loads of AA recommendations, then classy German engineering, a handful of Turkish and East European rifles, one Spanish and no Chinese bargain recommendations.
    At least with your budget you probably won't be told secondhand AA's.
    Go to a shop and shoulder at least or go to a club and meet the guys with lots of options to try, you will find a very friendly and generous crew at most clubs who are happy to lend you their rifles, and at that budget you can have a choice of really good new guns but it all comes down to how the hold is for you.
    Good hunting for your new rifle.
    My bias would go PCP but this won't stand for long if Rabbitwrecker reads you post.
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    The usual suspects above, also a Daystate Huntsman, second Wolverine type C.
     
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    Buy a decent rapid, was all that was needed years ago and not much changed now. :thumb:
     
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    Redcap 114 Donator (Les)

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    HW 100T all the way.

    Regards.
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    Getting a good Rapid isn't as easy as getting a good. AA510 or HW100.
    Agree good guns if sorted.
    Save a bit and buy a RAW the modern Rapid.
     
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    HW100K with some change for a nice custom stock :thumb:
     
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    S510 Ultimate Sporter plus a decent scope. Forget the HW100 if you are not into maintenance.
     
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    The only thing that needs maintenance with a HW100 is the users attention span. It can get boring printing pellet on pellet groups :D
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    R10 SE Super carbine... in a breath...
     
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    sharpsman Keyboard Hero

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    it is if you know what you are looking for and a lot easier to put rite in most cases
     
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    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    pelletpunk Member

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    Thank you guy's I'm liking the AAS510 ultimate sporter so will give it some thought, I'm not keen to renew my shotgun cert for them to sit in the cabinet another 5 years might as well get the enjoyment of a better air rifle.
    Thanks again
     
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    robs5230 леший

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    What you'll find is that most will recommend the rifle they own. And why wouldn't they? No one likes to admit they've bought a duffer.

    My advice is choose carefully. What some like, may not suit you.
    SHoulder some and see whether the fit and length are what you need out of a rifle.
    Your budget puts you in a bracket where you can afford most rifles, if you're prepared to explore the used market.
     
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    That's excellent advice..take your time, borrow some guns, shoot some tins before you settle on one...it's a lot like marriage.
    PCP's are more like wives than mates, they require more attention, more accessories or should I say more expensive accessories..
    ..they're much more sensitive.... but if you match their needs you'll be so rewarded!!

    I work hard and I manage to get by...but I don't have the financial resources to make too many mistakes.
    I spent so many saturday mornings at the local RFD looking and trying them all... hours upon hours reading reviews and studying prices and so on..
    It took me several years to save up to the gun I now own.. our Honeymoon started September last year, and I'm still in love!

    Air is almost as expensive a the gun.. a dive cylinder is almost a necessity, even if you have invested in a compressor...I'd recommend you stay away from pumps.
    So one way or another... a decent air source will put you back £250-300
    Compared to springs and shotguns, the prescission that a good PCP can achieve is ridiculous.. so you'll want to put a decent scope on it....that can be anywhere from £100 - £ ???
    don't forget your mounts.. another £ 30 - 80
    If you enjoy Ratting, you'll probably put a moderator on the end, that doesn't have to break the bank £25-50... and mods really do make a big difference to the sound on PCP's.
    If you enjoy plinking, you'll need some extra magazines... I have five, but I'm going to buy a few more.. I have to put air in my gun for every 60 shots, so 6 x 10 shot mag means I'm taking a break when recharging the cylinder and reloading mags.
    A good plinking session for me, can easily end up shooting several hundred shots, so having the extra mags is a pleasure...the same will apply for ratting.. you don't want be thumbling around with pellets in the dark.. ( £5 - 30 per mag)
    Once you have your gun, scope, mod, mags, air and pellets you're going to need something to put them in..a decent bag or case... £50+
    So how much power is your new PCP putting out.. Ummm.. hopefully not more than 11.99 fpe...a Chronograph should be an tool you have access to...buy... £25 - £150 + if you buy your own.

    Si!t what's left for the gun itself... Ah like any good budget you have to break it before it's fun..
    I had about a £900 to spend.. I still don't have a bipod, I'd love some NV accessories or scope... I'm also saving for a larger dive bottle, the 4 ltr is ok...but I want a 12-15 ltr.
    On my wish list is still a chrono... I borrow a n FX chrono, but I'd like to have my own.

    My point is, it's no good having a race car without wheels...

    I chose a HW 110 after long, long consideration.... and I have no regrets.

    Hope you have fun choosing..Good luck
     
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    If you like the styling of a proper rifle, then for the budget you have, I say Daystate Regal.
    Beautiful looking rifle that shoots well too.
     
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    You will have a long time to save up... There's none coming in to the country this year. I bought the last one from tawnadoairguns last month
     
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