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Question Which should I buy?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pacman80, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Pacman80

    Pacman80 Donator

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of buying an air rifle, full power, .22, at at reasonable price of close to £200.00 or less, preferably suppressed. i'm looking to shoot targets occasionally.

    can someone make any suggestions on what to get, I have seen the following and am looking for some advice or alternatives.

    • Hammerli 550 seeker
    • stoeger x20 suppressor
    • various Smk rifles.

    Thanks in advance.

    pacman80.
     
  2. mattyts

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    Hatsan Mod 60s :)

    It's half of your budget and is probably better than all the rifles you've listed.
     
  3. 1961nuffield

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    I'd suggest a used AA or HW rifle, no depreciation and quality engineering (Usually) :D

    John
     
  4. Snipertez

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    Hi pacman and welcome along to the forum :)

    l'm unable to give any advice on your choice of rifles, but as already mentioned by John above, the AA and HW brands are the ones to go for. Best value for money alround ;)

    Get yourself into your local gunshop, if you can, and see what feels right to shoulder. And if you can get to shoot a few different rifles also, then even better to help you make your choice.

    Let us know how you get on.
     
  5. Kada82

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    Ill 2nd what mattyts said. You could get the hatsan mod 60 a decent scope & bag plenty of pellets. For thr money they are very good. If you had 250 ill say hw99 with a small scope. The hw99 are around 210 new. Or 3rdoption go second hand and see whats about. Before you do buy a gun make sure it fits you nicely your enjoy shooting it alot more.
     
  6. Clubshot

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    As I often post - Before Buying air Gun or Accessories Check out Local Air Gun Clubs and see what they are using & Why

    Plus many have - for Sale Tables - with Bargins

    I get many New & Returning Shooters - rushing to buy outfits before coming on my Club Ranges

    Only regretting it once thy have seen and tried others -

    BOB/R

    www.lvagc.co.uk
     
  7. Pacman80

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    Thanks for all the replies so far, all very useful, this is a great forum.


    The hatsan 60s does seem very good for the price, I will be checking it out soon.
    The 99s and the tx200 are interesting and great, I'll keep looking for used ones too.


    This has made me reconsider the options :)


    thanks.


    pacman80
     
  8. Jackroadkill

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    Second hand makes good sense - you can pick up most HW springer models for under £200 if you look carefully. They are very easy to work on, and for another twenty quid Tinbum (one of our members) will make you a tuning kit that will turn an already good rifle into a very good rifle. I'd honestly avoid the majority of budget springers; if you know what you're going and are prepared to sink agood bit of time and effort into them they can be made to perform well, but you need a bit of know-how for that. The Hatsan 55 / 60 does have a very good reputation, though, so if you do decide to go new, that's the one I'd be thinking of.
     
  9. Meteor62

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    I considered the hatsan but then everyone said you need a tuning kit to get the full potential as they are a bit rough from the factory, so that's an extra £60 or so to consider.
     
  10. mattyts

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    Mine wasn't,it was fine from the factory but I fitted the tuning kit just to see what it was capable off.

    They are good from the factory but can be made better,I bet that applies to all guns though.
     

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