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#1 mansell

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:34 pm

wanting to spend around £500 maybe a bit more

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:43 pm

The one that fit's YOU best and you are most comfortable with :yes:

Calibre doesn't matter and all modern air rifles are only limited by the shooters ability to use them!

If your Talland have long arms then a longer gun may suit you, if you have smallish arms the S200 will fit better, middle of the road are pretty much standard length and you can pop along to a dealer and try them out for size.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:46 pm

That's easy...HW100K SPORTER .177 WHAT ELSE.?????? :victory:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:47 pm

The one that fit's YOU best and you are most comfortable with http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Calibre doesn't matter and all modern air rifles are only limited by the shooters ability to use them!

If your Talland have long arms then a longer gun may suit you, if you have smallish arms the S200 will fit better, middle of the road are pretty much standard length and you can pop along to a dealer and try them out for size.

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Like Phantom has said it's down to the shooter and his build...The benchmark tends to be either the AirArms S410 or the Weihrauch HW100

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:50 pm

Go shoulder any gun you think you might like before parting with your cash & consider what your going to use it for

I have a daystate and its a cracking gun but im posative you can get a gun that is the same or ones that are better for less money

Theoben is what im going for if i buy a new rifle

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:50 pm

That's easy...HW100K SPORTER .177 WHAT ELSE.?????? http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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If it's to long chop a bit off and it will fit just fine :thumbs:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:51 pm

Wow...entirely down to the individual. Rabbits require a short sharp tap on the noggin/heart & lungs. How best you deliver that is entirely down to you. I use a springer (TX200). PCP wise, well add in some other requirements and you can start getting a clearer picture.
Most want reliability. Can't go wrong with Phantom's s200, or any of the Air arms pcp range I hear. £500 could buy a second hand HW100 if you know where to look. Another legendary rifle with many variants to cater for each personal taste/requirement.
Shot count? My Stealth is reported to have 500 shots in the tank. I think R10's and other buddy bottle rifle boast similar capacity.
Looks?
Pellet tolerances?
Pedigree?
After sales support? Gunpower reported to be none existent - Air Arms allegedly treat you like a shareholder... with others in between

Not sure that is an answer, but i do hope it helps...

Edited by milegajo, 27 April 2012 - 03:52 pm.


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:00 pm

cheers :D

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:08 pm

rapid 7all the way you cant go wrong-billy

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:22 pm

rapid 7all the way you cant go wrong-billy


If i could buy a rifle tomorrow thats the one id choose :wub:

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:05 pm

i use an hw100 kt in .22 its a great gun and killed plenty of rabbits
but am going to treat myself to a rapid not in any rush
i'll wait till the right one comes along

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:07 pm

That's easy...HW100K SPORTER .177 WHAT ELSE.?????? http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

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S410 ?

Rapid ?

R10 ?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:09 pm

HW100KT gives rabbits nightmares, if your a rabbit, the darkside will get you :D
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:19 pm

Ultra

S10

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:33 pm

I think if your starting off and have 500 quid I would go for a BSA ultra multi shot and a half decent scope which would still leave you room to buy a pump and a tin of pellets. At least then you will have warranty on the parts as they will all be brand new.

Do a search on YouTube for zinaroon and watch his vids on shooting the BSA ultra! A more than competent rifle.

But hey that's what I would do in your shoes.


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