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hey,

 

looking at getting my first air rifle to use up at my grand parents farm, theres a few rabbits and other vermin knocking around up there

 

i noticed a few people are into there shooting and was looking for some recommendations for a first gun

 

Cheers Ryan

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Stubby   

It very much depends on your budget . If you don't want to spend a lot Chinese made S.M.K. CO2 powered rifles are good value . Its worth spending a little extra sending it off to get fettled by some one like " Welsh Willie " or similar . He will finish it properly and fit better seals and generally get it working more efficiently . ( he is a bit like the "Spud" of the air gun world .) A decent scope and you are away at a fraction of the cost of a top flight piece but with the same accuracy .

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Air Arms springer or PCP, got two myself, mid budget guns but up to legal power and very accurate.

 

If you go PCP, factor in a pump or cylinder - you will also need a good scope as decent rifles don't come with open sights nowerdays.

 

I have a TX2OO and a S300 with custom magazine!

 

PCP is best as it has zero recoil and can be made whisper quiet with a silencer.

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Air Arms springer or PCP, got two myself, mid budget guns but up to legal power and very accurate.

 

If you go PCP, factor in a pump or cylinder - you will also need a good scope as decent rifles don't come with open sights nowerdays.

 

I have a TX2OO and a S300 with custom magazine!

 

PCP is best as it has zero recoil and can be made whisper quiet with a silencer.

 

HI LEWIS like spud said it springer or PCP I'm told that air arms s 410 are good PCP for the cash or springer its all down how much your looking to spend mate but you can still have fun with a £50 gun my 1st gun was BSA springer i have a theoben rapid mk11 good gun all the best jon :thumbup:

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Rich2484   

My first was a BSA super sport. Loved it. Once I got the scope sorted and packed the rear mount up a bit it was lovely.

 

Mate has a falcon, lovely little co2 gun. Single shot, very light, very compact.

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I bought a Chinese side lever made my "Norinco" recently.Apart from the horrific Trigger and cheap sights its powerful enough and supprisingly accurate.

 

Learn how to shoot with a Airgun and then go for your FAC.

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Tom D   

I have had an SMK for a while, I don't use it much as its so inaccurate... Got my FAC now...

 

I'd go for a gas sprung one, they are better quality than the conventional sprung ones and you can walk around with them cocked for hours without tiring the spring. I have a friend who has one, can't remember the make but its very accurate and is in .20 cal which is nice for an air gun IMO.

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I have had an SMK for a while, I don't use it much as its so inaccurate... Got my FAC now...

 

I'd go for a gas sprung one, they are better quality than the conventional sprung ones and you can walk around with them cocked for hours without tiring the spring. I have a friend who has one, can't remember the make but its very accurate and is in .20 cal which is nice for an air gun IMO.

 

.20 cal is nice and .22 cal but .177 cal has a higher velocity, better kill in PCP with good scope no recoil helps smooth the shot ,takes out rabbits really well from the back of a bunny basher. I have had good results IMO. Make of rifle is a .177 cal ten shot Harrier Daystate with moderator.:001_smile:

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