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Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« on: May 14, 2017, 10:23:18 PM »
Good Evening,

Thank you for allowing me to join you all.  As the header states, I'm from leafy Cheshire. I did once have an air rifle (37 years ago) A BSA .22 Airsporter and I loved it. Fast forward to the present and I want to get back into air rifle shooting with my 11 year old son.

I'm getting him a .177 (he's in the scouts and when they shoot, it has to be a .177 ) plus I want to get myself a .22 again.

I'm thinking of a browning xblade for him. Now I did think I'd decided what i wanted. But as normal after reading plenty of monthly magazines , i'm not so sure. It's now between a weirhrauch HK95, or back with BSA and the lightning. Then a little voice shouts out get a PCP, which I do intend to get eventually but they are just out off my budget.

Also what other items of kit should I like to be looking at getting.

Any recommendation woulds or advice would be much appreciated.

Steve.

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 10:45:08 PM »
Evening Steve , happy that you could join our little band of merry men. :)
   
 I didn't realise they still did shooting in the scouts , great way to start , in fact it's where I took my first shots. Happy days.

 A gun that also might be worth considering for your boy is a hw30s ,  a beautifully made German  mini gun with a beautiful trigger.  Power wise around 6.5-7ftlb and is in the same price bracket as the browning. You won't ever find something as well made or as easy to shoot with such precise repeatable accuracy.  Ideal for a junior or an adult. Perfect plinking and the occasional hunt. Superb rifles. They come with decent scope already mounted aswell. Well worth considering. ;) :)

 Anyway , that's enough waffle from me :D.

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 09:47:20 PM »
Thanks Nick,

I'll have a look at one of those also.

Yes the scouts still shoot, in fact  I'm doing a NRSA youth instructors course this weekend.

Steve

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 10:26:21 PM »
Welcome aboard mate as long as you buy .22 and the boy has the .177 you will be fine. Springers are great fun. I actually prefer the springers over pcp these days but to get a job done in always go for a pcp my hw100ks always wins over the rest. Hope you enjoy your stay on planet airgun  ;D
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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 11:40:39 PM »
Modern bsa springers have a bad reputation , I 've had one and it was a complete dead loss :(.

 I've only good things to say about weihrauchs. I've a 22  95 which is made to last a couple life times and the rest. A reliable easy to shoot work horse. :)
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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »
I would agree with Nick & would be more inclined to go with HW,its always better to go with something good from the start which is not always possible.

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 05:07:28 PM »
It's pretty much going to be the HK95, now just got to find a decent site for it. Thanks for all the advice.

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 05:55:48 PM »
These are respectable scopes  http://www.theairguncentre.com/vantage-2-7x32-ao-mil-dot .

 I've found that these modest little scopes give good performance in relation to the price.

 
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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 10:00:41 PM »
Hiya Steve, and a very warm welcome to our Planet.

I'd suggest that which rifle you choose for your lad ultimately depends on how physically big he is. It's no good having a rifle which doesn't fit him, as his results will be effected and he'll quickly get frustrated and bored if he finds it too awkward to shoot.....so I think 'size' is key over anything else in this particular instance.

Yes I'd agree that the German offerings are Top Draw regarding quality, but in recent years the Chinese have rapidly caught up and are now producing some excellent airguns for prices that will leave you wondering just how it's possible.

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Re: Hello from leafy Cheshire.
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 10:25:00 AM »
Hello Gareth,

I have taken my lad who's 11, to the two closest gun shops to us. I've all but decided on the HK95 for myself. I got the gun we are looking for my son wrong, it is a browning, not the xblade, but the mblade. which is a junior gun. He has also tried a junior remington, tempest I think it was, and the SMK. Of the three he liked the Browning best.

Once again thanks everyone for the advise.

Steve