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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2012, 08:53:33 PM »
So what's this months sales then ...
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 04:46:42 PM »
Wunno until I get Airgun Shooter drop on my doormat.

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
Reproduced from their November 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter magazine, here is the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.


1/. Weihrauch HW97

2/. Stoeger X20S

3/. Hatsan AT44

4/. Weihrauch HW100

5/. Hatsan Mod 85


So this months we see a mix of both Spring and PCP power, but which all have one thing in common....they're all rifles.....there's not one single pistol in the list.

Another common connection between them, is that they are all foreign......there's not a single UK airgun there.  :(

That's surprising, as both Air Arms and Daystate have been regulars in the top 5, with the S410 being featured in each of the previous five lists.


With Christmas approaching, we may see pistols take over the list, due to the fact that pistols make good festive gifts, and also because punters can't afford the extra expense of buying a rifle, what with having to buy presents for others.....so who knows!!

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2012, 02:39:53 PM »
Surprising that the webley electro hasn't to the best of my knowledge appeared, great pistol, well balanced and affordable, give it the 3 strokes and it punches like Ricky Hatton
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2012, 08:56:51 PM »
Reproduced from their December 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter magazine, here is the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.


1/. Air Arms TX200

2/. Weihrauch HW100

3/. Stoeger X20S

4/. Hatsan Mod 85

5/. Daystate Air Ranger


Retailers are reporting that sales are picking up on the run towards Christmas, and so there's a right 'ol mix of budget to mid priced springers, and middle to top end PCPs in the listing this month.

Thankfully, in the survey this time are two British names, which were conspicuous by their absence last month. 


But what will January be like?  Usually a lean time as everyone dreads the arrive of the credit card bill from the previous month, and so they curb their spending on anything which is not 'necessity'.


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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2012, 09:07:06 PM »
yes but another rifle is always a necessity  :D
nice to see a springer at the top of the list
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2012, 09:19:17 PM »
nice to see a springer at the top of the list

I'm surprised it's the standard length version TX, and not the HC.

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2012, 10:24:59 PM »
It does seem a trend for carbines at the moment,but I chose my hw as it was standard length,higher shot count and a more stable balanced rifle to suit my needs,although my s410k is very usable for farmyard pest control
The 97k is also very usable,long springers like the old 80 just look wrong imho 
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2012, 01:00:42 PM »
I'm with you on the springers being carbined but the PCP has got to be full length ;) Mind you my little AAS200 is exception to the rule ;D After I gave it a full service I added the slot to blank adjuster.I polished all the hammer and pins and made the adjustments till I have now a rifle that is firing Magnums at 11.8fpe and I have gained a further 15shots per fill and have a flatter power curve and hit the sweet spot much earlier in the fill now.
But my Hw100 is full length.And I have just cut 6"off the barrel of my Hatsan 60s and it is much better 8)
I do think that there is some sorting or manipulation of the list going on though.I have followed the top 5 for a while now and I just can not reconcile the list with actual sales in the immediate area at least  :o I have also asked others further afield what is selling well in their Gunstores.And they always conflict with the official listings.Now this in itself means nothing, as other areas can be more in line thus making the averages look better.But I find it highly unlikely that a representative section from all the sales of all the marques would be so adrift from the actual published listings.
I am informed that there are stacks of Benjamine gas rammers being sold but yet they never appeared on any of the lists. Just at my local shooting range alone I have been asked to do the trigger mods on five rammers so far this last month alone,(they are the worst triggers imaginable being Lawyerly safe for the litigation mad USA) The month before I was approached by the Range owner and asked if the triggers were all like the two he had in stock.I told him they were and he just sent them back and got two Phantoms in their place as these sell well.And He tells me they have had quite a few complaints according to the rep.So they must be selling in large numbers to have quite a few complaints about the triggers as not everyone who buys one will know what they are supposed to be like.
Just my take on things of course. ::)
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2012, 12:20:25 AM »
Amm I the only person that doesn't rate the S400 very much? I've got one here and I think that it's flimsy barrel and finish is poor. I'm not too keen on the trigger and bolt either.
I find the standard 400 classic good but it could be better,a good base for a cheapish FT rig that I wanted.
Had the pressure cylinder up rated to the FAC unit,got it regged by Dave Welham (now 185 shots),twiddled with the trigger unit.
Replaced the spacers and substituted steel ones flattened on wet and dry,polished sears and lightly lubricated with lt2.Later I would replace trigger with the modified unit with modded pivot fulcrums on it.
Very accurate but does not respond too well with wind compared to my Daystate mk3 rt,or my GC2 which is even better.
For its price a good place to start,my next move might be replacing the barrel with something thicker and more accurate;bored straight  through to the breech  loading port without a break,and drilled for the air transfer.
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