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Which Rifle?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Lydford, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Lydford

    Lydford Posting Addict

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    I will hopefully be getting my FAC ticket later this year and have been considering the options with regard to a suitable air rifle.
    My favourite sub 12 foot pound rifle is my HW100 FSB and I have never had a bad Weihrauch; this being the case, I have been looking at the FAC versions but have found various negative feedback in terms of accuracy. Hopefully this has now been sorted but I would appreciate and comments or opinion on this.

    The Rapids generally get a good press and I love my Theoben Scirocco for its sheer build quality and beautiful lines so I would certainly consider another Theoben.
    Thing is, I use a pump for my PCP's which would be fine for an HW100 but not really suitable for a Rapid.

    And then there is the Wolverine!

    I'm not in any hurry so plenty of time to research and ponder. Any advice would be most appreciated
     
  2. warrenater

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    bottle and rapid is my advice . mind you though the only other fac i have shot is my ranger a good rifle but its usually the rapid i reach for. if you are considering a hw100 i would find out the shot count in fac cos the tube seems a bit small to me but i could be wrong . atb gary.
     
  3. Lydford

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    Thanks Gary

    Evidently, the shot count is only around 30 - which is just over two mags - but that is fine for one my hunting expeditions. The other route I may go for is to get a rimmy, but I would prefer an air rifle.
     
  4. Elk hunter

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    Why not have both!

    Can not beat a rim fire for the extended range out in the field from subsonic to high velocity ammunition. Not problem in taking hares or foxes at the right distance.
    FAC air from my understanding is limited to 70 yards on quarry with practice a rim fire will far exceed this range. But the draw back is R/F is not suited to shooting vermin out of trees or around buildings so FAC air is perfect.
    Owning both gives you more flexibility, but if this is not an option you will have to decide what would suit your needs best.

    Andrew
     
  5. Lydford

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    I probably will go for both in time. Had a go with a friend's rimmy and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe FAC air first though ...
     

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