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Question Which Rifle Of These 3?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Nige2019, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Nige2019

    Nige2019 Newbie

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    Hi folks,
    I've been out of shooting some time so I'd like your advice please if I may?
    I need a .177 rifle for 25m and 40m paper and metal targets. Locally I can find a
    Cometa Fenix 400 with scope in excellent condition, now I had an early one when living in Spain and found it a good rifle apart from the plastic trigger,
    A Webley Stingray Quantum TR HT Carbine, and a
    BSA Lightning SE
    All 3 are similarly priced so it'll be purely down to recommendations which one I buy, any thoughts please?
    Ta so
    Nige
     
  2. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    To be perfectly honest, none of them as well overpriced and not particularly well made. What is your maximum budget, as there are far, far better rifles for similar money ... you could even be better off going down the second hand route and look for a nice example for sale on the forum :up:
     
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  3. PumpnGun

    PumpnGun Donator

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    As above..

    Ray
     
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  4. Nige2019

    Nige2019 Newbie

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    Well I have to be honest. It's just for a once a week plink at the local range where we go for a meet up mainly, so nothing at all serious. In the past I've owned much more expensive rifles and indeed started an airgun club in Spain when I had money lol, so bought only Walther and FWB but nowadays it's just a fun morning out....all of these 3 guns are around the 150 mark with included scopes, which will do me, I just wondered if one stood out as a better one than the others?
    Nige
     
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    If I had to choose from the three Nige, I'd probably plum for the Cometa. Avoid the BSA like the plague as they are absolute dogs IMO
     
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    Lee-G Active Member

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    Nige my old shooting buddy from Spain, how far are you away from any of the bigger shops like Drapers for example?
    Its worth keeping an eye on their second hand sales or just pay them a visit and tell the Mrs you only spent £150
     
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  7. Nige2019

    Nige2019 Newbie

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    Worro Lee, how you going mate? £150 IS all I have to spend LOL I can no longer simply buy what I want....unlike you so it seems ;) I think it's you that's got me back into it with all your talk and photos. Pop in again when you're up near me .
     
  8. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

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    The Cometa's not a bad little rifle. I had one a few years ago.
    That would be my choice of the 3
     
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    Out of the three I’d go for the Webley personally, but I’d be more inclined to keep my eye out for something better but secondhand
     
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  10. sagalout

    sagalout I must stop buying Ultras!

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    There's a smashing HW99 in the sales section :hunting:
     
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  11. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    I would say the Webley as the trigger is pretty good and responsive
     
  12. GeeTee

    GeeTee No more Springers......for now!!

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    Weihrauch HW30 or HW99 or a secondhand HW95
     
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    I would recommend a secondhand hw95/... too. Only for the reason that you can get a much better springer for around the same price, not to mention you could always re-sell it for about the same if you'd ever decide to do so.
     
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    Not wanting to put you off Nige, but I know through experience what your like :facepalm:
    Next there will be question about a nuclear powered mega quadruple head compressor :eek:
    That will teach you to ask what my latest acquisition was

    Welcome back to the slippery slope of shooting mate :thumb:
     
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    I would either go hatsan 55 (i think it is), or hw99.
     
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    Actually....remy pest controller may not be a bad shout either.....
     
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    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    To be brutally honest... a PR900W (tickled up slightly) as a PCP or a Hatsan 55 or 60 for a springer.... ideal for the money AND the Hatty's have the Quatro trigger.. (sweet)
     
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    Never had one but only read good things about the Hatsan. You don't need to spend a fortune to get an accurate rifle
     
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    gasman How do they know I've got Gas?

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    Totally agree
     

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