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Posted 13 July 2006 - 12:27 pm

I realy want to get into shooting. What would be a good air rifle for knocking about the woods taking woodies and squirrels? Help muchly appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:37 pm

All of them, if you have enough cash buy a pneumatic there a different class to springers completely... :)

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:33 pm


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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:41 am

I now precharged airguns are more expensive but they are certainly worth the extra expense. I 've got an air arms s410. A good little gun for shootiong small stuff

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:43 pm

Get an air arms s410 mate Thier the best!!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:27 pm

knocking about the woods taking woodies and squirrels?

Many people seem to agree a Carbine (shorter form of rifle) is better for the woods. True enough, it is amazing how every branch for miles around suddenly seems to be in your face and blocking a longer barrel, the moment you need to get your sights on that soon to no longer be sat there target!

Mate of mine was in much your situation ~ though he had had some previous experiance. Got himself a little BSA Meteor. He was amazed at how well it whacked those tree rats.

For my own part, I own a Webley Lightening. Extremely widely acclaimed as simply one of the best springers ever made. I can certainly seem to hit what I point it at. However, I haven't got access to it just now and, quite honestly, I've never used it in the woods. So I really couldn't say.

Two things maybe worth considering though: 1. Your own stature. Look for a gun that isn't so big and macho that you won't be able to hold a steady aim or get it on target quickly - both often vital with squirrel and woodie.

2. If you're only starting out? I wouldn't reccomend spending your entire over draft facilitie on any of the top of the range, pre charged models just yet. Try something cheaper and more basic first. See if shooting is - to you - all you've really cracked it up to be. Oh; And I take it you already have permission?

Best of luck and enjoy! :good:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:14 pm

I'd say go for a springer first mate - pneumatics are brilliant but make you lazy, cut your teeth on the springer cheaper too. :)

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:17 pm

I realy want to get into shooting. What would be a good air rifle for knocking about the woods taking woodies and squirrels? Help muchly appreciated. Thanks.

How much are you going to spend?

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 06:21 pm

the bsa lightening is a good gun mate but if [BANNED TEXT] got the cash get a precharged gun they a lot better

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 07:25 pm

carnt beat a bsa lightning. reasonably cheap, short, no fussing about, and does the job! :yes:

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