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youngsters rifles any recomendations please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by doodsy, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. doodsy

    doodsy Donator

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    Hi all,

    Been shooting with the kids and my 8 year old is showing a natural ability, I know
    it sounds like a dad thing to say but he honestly shows potential, ( better than his footy skills)
    so now im looking to join a local club so that he can continual the progress he has made,
    currently he has been using my 1377 with a RD30 sight, and he is knocking of ice cubes
    at 6-10 mts, I would like to buy him his own rifle but need advice of what to look for size
    wise any advice would be appreciated.


    thank you all


    george
     
  2. mattyts

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    2250? or one of the SMK CO2s or junior break barrels.
     
  3. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    My two have a HW101 but started with a s200 with was a fair bit lighter
     
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    Depends. If its going to be shot prone most of the time then an Ultra or an s200. If he is going to have to hold it up then he will need so,ething alot lighter and junior in size.
     
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    HW 30S HW 25 LEXUS or a cheapy from ASI SMK
     
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    If he's of smaller stature the hw 25 is a true kids rifle.
     
  7. doodsy

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    cheers guys that's a few there to consider, I think at the moment I may go with the springer option
    just because that's all I shoot but maybe a pcp will be on the cards if the kids keep at it.

    thanks again, better see what fits him, I have never handled an ultra, is it too big for
    an eight year old of average size.
     
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    Stock size and length of pull is the biggest issue, a stock that can be cut down in length, then added to as they grow, is something to consider
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    last year at the club, a young lad of 8-10 yr old took a liking to the ultra. matty handed it to him (after asking his dad, and under his supervision) ..... 100 or so pellets and 2 refills later, we had to prise it from the little buggars hands - the grin was etched onto his face ...... especially when his dad told him of the impending trip down to redbeck !
     
  11. vitalich

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    Any brocock.
     
  12. doodsy

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    Sounds like the hw25 would be a nice starter for him I have a webley junior rifle but barrel droop has ended that one :mad:
    or maybe a little diana ect
    thanks to you all for your help gasman I want that rifle in the pic :) for me :rolleyes:
     
  13. Jasglo68

    Jasglo68 Its not about the size it’s where you put it !!

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    Hw30s all the way.
    Light , easy to cock , not expensive and German engineering. Ive got one as a garden gun and at 20yrds id put it up against anything. Genuine single hole groups and not hold sensitive at all. Every time I use it it astounds me. I haven't took it to the range yet to see what its like out to 50 yrds but I hear they are genuine tack drivers :)
    The perfect gun when full power is not needed.
     
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  14. Akita177

    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    I would be inclined to try the HW30 if he can cock and handle it well.
    The HW25 great for small people but i dont like the trigger wich i have always found to heavy so must be even more heavy for a young un.
     
  15. doodsy

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    thanks guys will look about for a hw30 then :up:
     
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    I've got a Gamo Delta Fox which is ideal for youngsters. It's shorter and lighter, and doesn't pack such a punch as a full-power airgun. Easier to cock, too.
     
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    I recently picked up a 2250 and built a stock for it to suite my 8year old and he can group 10 shots in a 2" ring from 20 yds which he couldnt do with some of the other guns he has tried. My 6 yearold can also shoot really good with it .
     
  18. doodsy

    doodsy Donator

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    that's some nice shooting for an eight year old, well done that lad

    :D.


     
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    i thought that if i told him that his grouping needs to be better before he could start hunting it would be months before he was good enough but after getting him the ratty he proved me wrong in no time at all and even better is the fact that he wants to eat the edible stuff that we shoot.
     
  20. doodsy

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    Hi, yeh both my lads love wood pigeon the 8 year old even helped my to
    de-breast a few last time a had a couple, umm not so sure about them eating
    my pidgs :eek:, as I feel im on rations now, luckily the rest of my brothers and
    dad are shotgunners so get big bags from time to time.



     

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