Planet Airgun

General Airgun Categories => General Airgun Chat => Topic started by: Gambo on August 09, 2012, 01:42:46 PM

Title: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on August 09, 2012, 01:42:46 PM
If you weren't aware, Airgun Shooter magazine run a monthly update on the top 5 selling airguns in the UK from the previous month, and as I thought it would be helpful info for Planet Airgun members to know, I contacted the Editor of Airgun Shooter magazine, Nigel Allen, who has very kindly given permission to use the info on here, so many thanks to Nigel, and Blaze publishing for being so gracious. http://www.airgun.tv/

So from now onwards, I will post an updated list every month, so you guys can see what's hot, and what's not.

Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments at any time.



The following information was taken from the September 2012 edition of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/), and was compiled to the week ending 27th July 2012

1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Umarex Beretta 92

3/. BSA Scorpion

4/. Air Arms S410

5/. Hatsan Model 85


At this time of year, what with the warm weather and the Summer Holidays, gunshop owners typically expect to be shifting lots of budget priced springers, but as you can see, that has not been the case recently, with 3 PCP rifles, and a CO2 pistol in the top 5.

A spring powered rifle does make an appearance in the chart though with the Hatsan Model 85, so at least part of the expectation has proved correct.

SMK usually have a strong showing, but this is the first time in ages I haven't seen their name on the list.

It's nice to see some home grown British produce in the list, with the BSA Scorp and S410 maintaining a strong and regular following.


So what's gonna happen next month.......will the brand new Walther LGV make the chart, or even top it, as springer connoisseurs rush out to add one to their collection?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 09, 2012, 09:35:44 PM
Hw100 will remain no 1 next month too lol. Im shocked daystaye isn't there the credit crunch must still have an issue on the choice of gun bought though  :o
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: PontysPikey on August 09, 2012, 10:03:45 PM
I'm surprised me that th HW100 was the best seller as there seems to be far more HW101's turning up at clubs than 10's lately unless they are counting both of them together.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on August 09, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
Ain't seen a 101 at the club yet.......but then again.....I've never seen a .177 there either!!!


Seriously though, people who can afford top end rifles, are generally not the ones most affected by the credit crunch, so it stands to reason why expensive guns are still doing well.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: sme4969 on August 10, 2012, 08:27:49 PM
s410 still in the top 5 though ;) and how long was that no,1 for ??? ??? ;) :)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on August 28, 2012, 11:08:24 PM
After all the research I did looking for my "one-for-all" rifle, I'm not surprised the HW100 is top of the pack.
It beat all the guns I preferred the look of and it's astonishing performance (12 x 30mm targets at 70 yards in 13 shots to name but one test) makes you love it in the end anyway.

Damn those Germans; they know what they're doing.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Airsporterman on August 28, 2012, 11:47:39 PM
Damn those Germans; they know what they're doing.

They can take our 'Mini' but they cannot take our Airsporter Mk1 !  ???

ASM
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on August 29, 2012, 12:00:16 AM
Its only a badge now that's no mini  :o
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 12:18:34 AM
Its only a badge now that's no mini  :o

Don't they own the Bentley and Rolls Royce names/brands now as well?  ::)

ASM
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on August 29, 2012, 08:13:25 AM
Its only a badge now that's no mini  :o

Don't they own the Bentley and Rolls Royce names/brands now as well?  ::)

ASM

Yep. And Lamborghini.

But then, Ford is in bed with Mazda and the Jap's have just bought Volvo.
It's a mad, mad world.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 09:39:51 AM
Typical of this country, sold off anything that's worth anything down the river - what are we left with?  >:(

ASM
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on August 29, 2012, 09:52:28 AM
Immigration.  >:(
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Airsporterman on August 29, 2012, 10:00:42 AM
or Emigration?  :(


ASM
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on September 05, 2012, 04:44:25 PM
Reproduced from their October 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/) magazine, here is the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.

1/. Stoeger X20S

2/. SMK XS19

3/. Daystate Huntsman Classic

4/. Crosman Phantom

5/. Air Arms S410


Quite a mixed bag.......the two budget break barrel springers at the top are balanced out by two mid priced PCP's in 3rd and 5th places.

The S410 has been in the Top 5 for the last five surveys, proving it's still a hugely popular (and dependable) rifle despite being around for donkey's.

The Stoeger at the top is a complete package, which seems to have been proving popular with the buying public, as they can walk out of the shop with everything they need (except pellets) in one box.

The XS19 continues to be popular....cheap and infinitely tunable.

The synthetic stocked Phantom has overtaken it's stablemate models to become the most popular model in Crosman,s range.

Noticeable by their absence from the list are top end spring rifles (300-500), but maybe the new Walther LGV may put in an appearance in the chart soon.


Gunshop retailers are hopeful of the healthy sales trend continuing, as September to Christmas is an historically buoyant time for them.


http://www.airgun.tv/
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: secretagentmole on September 12, 2012, 11:56:12 AM
Good to see Hatsan up there, well happy with the gas ram and our neighbour is well happy with the 60S that was got for him!
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Ray Stewart on September 12, 2012, 07:26:59 PM
Like you say the AA S400 has been around for a while...but it's the benchmark by which most PCPs are judged..Air Arms have the "rolling upgrades" to all their rifles..and it's a great marque...
I have an S400 classic I don't need owt else.... :P
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on September 13, 2012, 09:07:31 AM
If I had to own only one air rifle, an S410 would probably be the one.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: PontysPikey on September 13, 2012, 05:43:30 PM
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.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on September 14, 2012, 04:36:14 PM
I like the 510 better it feels tonnes better  ;D
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on September 14, 2012, 04:56:47 PM
Amm I the only person that doesn't rate the S400 very much? ....................... I think that it's flimsy barrel and finish is poor. I'm not too keen on the trigger and bolt either.

Reckon So, Jethro......the sheer numbers they sell in, proves just how much other people rate/like 'em.


If you think the barrel is flimsy on a 4 series, what do you think of Falcon barrels?

I agree the finish is not up to the standard of some other manufacturers, but AA have listened to owners comments, and have improved things in that area recently.

Again, I agree the latest 3 sear trigger unit is not class leading.....it's nowhere as near as good as the earlier (non-safety catch) 2 sear units IMHO, which when once set to your preference, were blinding.

I also prefer the earlier 'upturned' bolt handles, rather than the later downturned ones....so much so, I asked the factory to make me some upturned bolts so I could retro fit them to later rifles, which they kindly agreed to do for me.


All in all, I'm not saying the 400 series is the very best air rifle in the world, but I would say the performance/accuracy it offers is astonishing, especially for the asking price.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Ray Stewart on October 01, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
So what's this months sales then ...
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on October 02, 2012, 04:46:42 PM
Wunno until I get Airgun Shooter drop on my doormat.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on October 04, 2012, 02:14:58 PM
Reproduced from their November 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter  (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/)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!!
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: harry123 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
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on October 31, 2012, 08:56:51 PM
Reproduced from their December 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter  (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/) 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'.

Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon 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
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo 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.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon 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 
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: walrus 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. ::)
Graham.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: HERX77 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.
 HERX77 .
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: tipitinmick on November 17, 2012, 01:15:58 PM
Air Arms S400 carbine.......... Shoots pellet on pellet at 35 consistantly using a rest & bag. No probs at all just yet. If it did`nt, I would not use it for hunting. Great rifle and quite nicely ballanced for me.
Jus need a good bipod for it now.

Mick
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on November 29, 2012, 06:47:04 PM
Reproduced from their January 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.


1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Umarex Beretta PX4 Storm

3/. Weihrauch HW95K

4/. BSA Ultra SE

5/. Daystate Air Ranger


The list shows a fairly diverse mix this month....British and German PCP's, Springers, and a C02 pistol.....the first pistol in the list since September, in fact, but yet again the HW199 tops the charts.

It also seems that 'Top End' quality PCP are still selling well, despite the financial burdens that this time of year brings......one shop owner commented that "Some of my customers would sooner go without food than cut down on their favourite hobby"

Retailers are optimistic that the trend will continue, along with the anticipated surge of budget rifles and pistols just before Christmas.



Many thanks again to Blaze publishing, and specifically Nigel Allen, for kindly allowing me to reproduce the list for the benefit of Planet Airgun Forum members and readers.  ;)

http://www.airgun.tv/
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: ChrisH00 on November 29, 2012, 07:01:30 PM
Supprised to see the H95K out-selling the H97K
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on November 30, 2012, 10:34:08 AM
Nice to see the hw100 is top of the pops  8)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on November 30, 2012, 10:50:11 AM
Goodness gracious me, now then now then now then, lets not get all topical shall we?  :-\
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on January 04, 2013, 05:42:46 PM
Reproduced from their February 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgun.tv/subscribe/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.


1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Weihrauch HW45

3/. BSA R10 MK2

4/. Hatsan Model 60

5/. Stoeger X20S


Yet again, the top of the range Weihrauch HW100 tops the chart, followed by their own spring powered pistol, the 45.

In the middle of the chart is a mid-price rifle, BSA's R10.

And quite aptly, the bottom end of the chart is made up by two budget springers.


So it does seem that all price sectors of the market have been selling over the last month, neatly placing themselves at the top, middle and bottom of the chart.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2013, 01:41:44 PM
Reproduced from their March 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.



1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Stoeger X20S

3/. = Air Arms S410

4/. = BSA R10 mk2

5/. Daystate Huntsman Classic


The HW100 manages the hat-trick, by pulling 3 consecutive top place finishes out of the hat.

PCP's make a strong showing this month, after a relatively poor showing in the middle of last year.

Only the top VFM Stoeger manages to put in an appearance as the only spring gun in the chart.


I wonder if this current trend for PCP rifles will continue next month?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2013, 01:42:21 PM
Reproduced from their April 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.


1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. BSA R10 mk2

3/. = Weihrauch HW97K

4/. = Daystate Huntsman Classic

5/. Air Arms S410


The HW100 does it yet again, and tops the sales chart for the last month.

PCP's continue the trend set last month, by making a strong comeback.........this time it's the top flight 97K which stops it from being a pre-charged whitewash.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on April 03, 2013, 01:56:01 PM
So people are still buying fairly expensive rifles i see. The hw100 wins my vote too only the shorter though. Its accurate as anything well built and easy to use :D
Im surprised there isn't any budget springers on that list.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2013, 02:11:47 PM
Yes, it does seem that people have a few more quid in their pocket of late, going on the chart results.

Either that, or they're now fed up with the budget rifles, and are hankering after more 'top flight' kit.  ???
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: dezyboy on April 03, 2013, 02:34:40 PM
BSA R10 Mk2 seems to apear quite allot too, they sorted the issues they had with the MK1 and confidence returning ?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: da da on April 03, 2013, 02:35:17 PM
Im amazed you dont see,Brocock Six Contours 22 doing better, such a dinky little Air Rifle.and very good to boot.
In this day and age with people wanting to be more discreet with Air rifle, you think it would sell in shed fulls,will get first in about shot count,more than enuff out to 40yard hunting shots,and if for Rats/ plinking/target de tune to around 10ftlb.180bar sweet spot piece of piss to pump that small tube up, any way as is my Ultras.
That my next Air Rifle.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on April 03, 2013, 02:40:02 PM
Nice to see a 97 in third,I don't miss my soul-less hw100 tbh,I have noticed a surge in people selling the 100's .I'm looking forward to Saturday to collect my second 97, this time a different flavour,a kt with a vmach kit fitted,I don't think I'll ever go back to a PCP,too much hassle.i shot it on the weekend,didn't get on with the scope but its fantastic,50 yard spinners very acheivable.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on April 03, 2013, 03:10:24 PM
Interesting to see you use the term "Soul-less" Shakey. While I love my HW100 it is very clinical in how it goes about doing it's job.

However, when I first started at looking for a new rifle last year, I was sold on the character and fell for the Daystate Classic but found that I didn't feel confident with it.

When using the HW100 on the other hand, while I didn't "love" the looks, or indeed had any real passion for it, the way it shot had me convinced in a split second.

Just goes to show how emotive elements can make so much difference in people.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on April 03, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
Clinical is another word for it,no doubt they are fantastic consisent rifles,but for me I get more enjoyment shooting springers,especially getting asked how do you charge that? And how are you knocking down all those targets with that?,my really expensive target rifle won't do that lol
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on April 03, 2013, 04:18:01 PM
Im amazed you dont see,Brocock Six Contours 22 doing better..........................you think it would sell in shed fulls

I am a HUGE fan of Brocock PCPs, but can't help to think that Brocock's early days in the gun trade being involved with the 'fun gun' sector of the market, has tarnished their name and reputation in the minds of the shooting (buying) public.

If those people would only put their ill conceived premonitions aside, and actually try a Brocock PCP, they would be staggered at just how good they are.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: da da on April 03, 2013, 04:51:46 PM
I agree Buddy,i own , cover your ears, a 177 Brocock Grand Prix pistol , so i know that platform, and walther barrel are superb,
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on July 07, 2013, 12:12:58 PM
Been a bit quiet on the monthly update Gambo?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 08, 2013, 09:08:44 AM
Opps, Soz Knuck, I'll get onto it post haste. ;)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on July 08, 2013, 09:19:51 AM
Not moaning mate, just noticed we'd lost a few months.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 08, 2013, 09:23:08 AM
just noticed we'd lost a few months.

Pity for us both it wasn't stone ehh? ::)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on July 10, 2013, 08:05:09 PM
Your getting as bad as Sme. But then again, you did include yourself.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on July 10, 2013, 08:41:53 PM
Or brain cells and blood like his sister  :o
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 11, 2013, 08:41:55 AM
Yeah......I'd like to lose a bit off my midriff (everywhere else seems OK).......but I honestly don't eat that much!
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: sme4969 on July 11, 2013, 07:05:42 PM
Your getting as bad as Sme. But then again, you did include yourself.
what have i done this time :'(
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on July 11, 2013, 07:11:48 PM
Yeah......I'd like to lose a bit off my midriff (everywhere else seems OK).......but I honestly don't eat that much!

All joking aside, I'm hoping this NV venture will get me back on the straight and narrow, food wise.
I need a bit more structure to my days and get a set routine going. That should help in the early stages at least.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 12:47:25 PM
Reproduced from their May 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Air Arms S400/410

2/.BSA R10 Mk2

3/. Weihrauch HW97

4/. Weihrauch HW100

5/. BSA Lightning XL SE


So all quality airguns in the list, not one budget model to be seen, which is surprising as this time of year brings the need for cheap pest control, and so budget airguns usually favour strongly as the weather warms.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 12:54:38 PM
Reproduced from their June 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Stoeger X20S

2/. Air Arms S400/410

3=/. BSA Ultra SE

3=/. Weihrauch HW100

5/. Weihrauch HW97


Much the same names as last month, except for a leap to the top for the budget springer, the Steoger X20S. As said in the last listing, the predicted need for a solid, budget pest control tool in the warmer weather has been realised, with the tough break barrel rifle outselling all others in the last month.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 01:06:09 PM
Reproduced from their July 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Air Arms S400/410

2/. Weihrauch HW100

3/. Daystate Huntsman Classic

4/. BSA R10 Mk2

5/. Daystate Airwolf


Yet again, a whitewash for PCP's, with nearly half of the buyers being first timers, it has been reported. Daystate make a double return to the list, despite being conspicuous by their absence in recent months.

Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 01:11:23 PM
Reproduced from their Summer 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Weihrauch HW97

3/. Air Arms S400/410

4/. Daystate Huntsman Classic

5/. Daystate Airwolf


And so the trend for quality PCPs continues, albeit with the appearance of the HW97 in second place just under the rise back to the top for the HW100. No budget rifles or BSA guns this month though.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 01:16:38 PM
Reproduced from their August 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Weihrauch HW100

2/. Air Arms S400/410

3/. BSA Ultra

4/. Daystate Huntsman Classic

5/. BSA R10 Mk2


BSA bounce right back, taking two spots in the top five selling airguns of the last month, along with a very strong showing from some of the other British marques. But it's the Teutonic HW100 which remains the UK's best selling airgun for yet another month. 




My sincere apologies for being a bit tardy with keeping this thread updated of late.  :-[

Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Shortenhauzen on July 23, 2013, 05:14:19 PM
So if R10 is that bad , How come top 5 ??????
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: knuckle on July 23, 2013, 05:24:44 PM
So if R10 is that bad , How come top 5 ??????

First timers buying on looks?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 23, 2013, 05:25:25 PM
Errrm.......maybe being bought by idiots who don't frequent airgun forums such as this to find out the truth?

Anyway, I predict a busy period next month in the BSA returns/warranty dept. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: willow on July 23, 2013, 08:08:55 PM
i have to say i bought 1 the other week when i went out for my dive bottle ..a late mk1 yes a mk1. but it did have the jb works done on it...not by me.. an i have to say i aint had no problems with it. maybe i got a monday morning 1 and not a friday afternoon 1.no probs with the mags no leeks no  nothing.an it shoots like a dream. :) and before ya all start thinking if it is such a good gun why did the guy sell it....well i know him very well [an trust me he would not DERE tuck me up]lol...he sold it to me cos he got his FAC. an  im sure i aint the only 1 out there with a decent one,
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Shortenhauzen on July 23, 2013, 09:14:18 PM
Karma point Willow !!!!

Yes i have a soft spot for the R10 and i know Mr G don't like em hence my post !!

Think if you have a JB'd one then it should be a goodun and i believe that's the only way to buy one , Second hand thatsbeen to JB or XTX.

Hope you get on well with it and let us know how it performs , Perhap's a pic or two please ??

Shorty
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: willow on July 24, 2013, 03:34:28 PM
why thankyou sir. i should be up the farm at the weekend and i will get some pics..maybe even a video.maybe it might even change some peoples opinion on this gun....like i say i know there were and are a lot of people having trouble with them.as been said its in the top 5.an i m sure people would have done there home work on it..and asked many questions about it before buying it..i cant say ive ever bout a gun just because i like the look of it...its how it shoots that matter..never judge a book by its cover springs to mind on this occasion..
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 24, 2013, 05:49:02 PM
Hey...each to their own boys....after all, one man's meat is another man's penis, an' all that.

Seriously, I've only had experience of two R10s, one I had a few shots of up at the 'Trade Only Tackle and Guns Show' at Stoneleigh, and the other was loaned to me for a afternoon/evening.....and I have to say I wasn't enamoured with either, spesh the one I had for the afternoon....but that's just MHO.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: willow on July 24, 2013, 06:07:42 PM
i respect your opinion..gambo ;) but was the gun set up for you..ie your choice of scope ..pellets e.c.t..maybe a couple of days in your hand setting it up to your liking.  or did it just not float your boat as a gun. ;)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 24, 2013, 06:20:38 PM
No, not set for me as far as scope choice goes the first time I tried one.

The second time (when it was loaned to me), was still not my scope choice, but I did personally pellet test and zero it....its' not like it wasn't floating my boat...it was more like it was trying to be my Titanic.

Please bear in mind my evaluation/opinion of the R10 was moreso to compare it to the S10, the rifle it replaced....rather than comparing it to other PCP rifles in general.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: secretagentmole on July 24, 2013, 08:14:14 PM
No, not set for me as far as scope choice goes the first time I tried one.

The second time (when it was loaned to me), was still not my scope choice, but I did personally pellet test and zero it....its' not like it wasn't floating my boat...it was more like it was trying to be my Titanic.

Please bear in mind my evaluation/opinion of the R10 was moreso to compare it to the S10, the rifle it replaced....rather than comparing it to other PCP rifles in general.

You cannot compare an R10 to an S10, it is an insult to the S10!
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on July 24, 2013, 10:13:39 PM
My point exactly. ;)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on July 25, 2013, 06:49:24 PM
I was shooting a new version mk2 unshrouded model it seemed spot on but i wouldn't buy one as it didn't feel rite maybe im spoilt using my hw100  8)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on August 09, 2013, 03:49:44 PM
Reproduced from their September 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Daystate Huntsman

2/. Weihrauch HW100

3/. BSA Ultra

4/. SMK B2

5/. Stoeger X20S


It seems Gun dealers are bemoaning the hot weather, in as much as nobody wants/has the energy to go shooting when it's sweltering, and so airgun sales have been adversely effected of late.

It's not only gunshops who are feeling the sweat, it's also those who attend gamefairs and shooting shows reporting much the same....the unbearably hot weather meant takings at those events were down by 60%.


And so it transpires that this months sales chart has 'top end' PCP airguns filling the top two places, while a mid price PCP takes the middle spot, and the two bottom places are taken by budget springers.......how very organised, and neat and tidy is that?!?!


Traders are optimistic now that the weather is getting cooler, and harvest is on it's way, meaning more pests/quarry to stop scoffing the crops, and the lamping season about to start.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on September 12, 2013, 09:06:49 AM
Reproduced from their October 2013 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter (http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/subscriptions/) magazine, here's the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the previous month prior to publication.


1/. Weihrauch HW97

2/. Stoeger X20

3/. Weihrauch HW95

4/. Weihrauch HW100

5/. BSA R10


It is reported that second hand airguns are in very high demand at the moment, with most punters preferring to shell-out less on something previously owned, rather than buying brand new.

However, as can be seen from the list, in the top 3 places of brand new airguns that are being sold is a trio of spring powered rifles. Weihrauch's ever popular HW100 PCP makes it customary appearance in the chart, the 3rd of three Weihrauch rifles to do so.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on September 12, 2013, 10:16:56 AM
It's nice I own 2 of those  ;D the 100 seems to be on the crest of a wave at the moment,I find it odd daystates never get a look in,maybe the hefty price tag puts people off  ???
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on January 16, 2015, 08:37:36 PM
Any more results for 2015 Gambo?????

I asked the 3 largest Dellers in USA what is best selling PCP's, Benjamin Marauder #1 seller in USA thats all they would tell Me. Maby Disco #2 just My thoughts but see alot of AA400 & CZ400 (same Gun) at BR Matches.....Franky

PS  Alot of $hit El Gamo's Springer's out there here
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on January 17, 2015, 10:14:21 AM
Yes.......I've let this thread slip a bit haven't I? :-[

I'll get my arse into gear and get it going again. ;)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: landymick on January 31, 2015, 06:59:41 PM
Come on lets have a new list when your ready. :) :)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on January 31, 2015, 10:03:02 PM
As coincidence would have it, I was having a tidy up in the garage earlier, and came across a pile of Airgun Shooter magazines.....and I thought to myself............
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on February 01, 2015, 08:31:44 AM
It's a good idea but not sure where they get the stats from,is it every rfd or just the larger ones?
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on February 01, 2015, 09:44:37 AM
The stats are gathered by phoning a selection of airgun retailers from around the Country, and asking what is selling well (I think they quote the last 5 airguns they have sold).

I don't know how many gunshops are questioned, or if it's the same ones every month.


On a side note, in this month's Airgun Shooter magazine are the results of the latest 'Airgun of the Year' poll, voted for by the readership.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: shakeysimon on February 01, 2015, 04:51:03 PM
Yes it's quite interesting,not sure who votes though,it's not anywhere near where I voted.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: da da on March 13, 2015, 05:38:31 PM
After all the research I did looking for my "one-for-all" rifle, I'm not surprised the HW100 is top of the pack.
It beat all the guns I preferred the look of and it's astonishing performance (12 x 30mm targets at 70 yards in 13 shots to name but one test) makes you love it in the end anyway.

Damn those Germans; they know what they're doing.
dont know  about  that dude im half German name Hinz i used to wind my dad up by saying right master race worst flipin electric shaver i have ever had this Braun
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: edtwozeronine on October 21, 2015, 10:58:58 AM
My HW100 is my gun of the week every week for me. I just wish it had more shots. I fire 6 magazines worth, but by the 5th the pressure is into the yellow marker. You need some reason to swap guns at some point though cos I take 3 with me. 8)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 21, 2015, 11:20:30 AM
I must admit my hw100 is my all time favourite rifle  :)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on November 19, 2015, 11:50:17 PM
Gambo; Airgun Shooter will not Ship there Magazine to Me in America. What is There Result this Month. Thank's Buddy.....Franky  Blacked Out in USofA >:( :( :o ??? :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on November 20, 2015, 02:15:51 PM
Do you know what Franky, I don't know, as I haven't opened it yet.

I currently subscribe to 3 monthly Airgun Publications (Airgun Shooter, Airgun World and Air Gunner), but I have at least 10 magazines here that I haven't even pulled the cellophane covers off yet.

Due to the huge downturn in my actual shooting time, mainly since my shooting buddy had a load of his airguns stolen, understandably he, and subsequently I, have lost a lot of interest and enthusiasm for shooting, hence why I haven't had the motivation to read the magazines I subscribe to. :( 

I have therefore been giving consideration lately to cancelling my subscriptions (to at least two) airgun magazines, as it seems stupid to be paying nearly 100 a year for magazines I don't read.
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on November 20, 2015, 11:41:50 PM
Sorry to here that about Your Bud's Gun's, A-Wipes are everywhere looking to Screw Us over. Worst thing is the Bastard's sell Them for 2-3 little Bag's of Scag cause There Arm is Hungry.

I drop'ed Airgunner cause "same,same" as AGW. Airgun Shooter has My Eye Tho.
but NO Shipping to the New World....How Bout We ain't New no more. Put it in the G. D. Mail and Charge Me for the Friggen Stamps > 'Simple' but NOOOOOOOOO.....Franky

Ps. Every Airgunner goes through it Gareth ,Boorred,Broke or Too much going on at Home/Work/Health.
But the good thing: The BUG comes back even Bigger and You already got all the little Stuff and can Swap the Big Stuff for the new Candy that catches Your Eye.....
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on November 21, 2015, 01:31:11 PM
Yep, I think of dropping both Air Gunner and Airgun World, and maybe just keeping to Airgun Shooter.

Air Gunner holds little interest these days, but I know I would miss Jim Tyler's techy articles in AGW if I dumped that.


Franky, are you aware you can get Airgun Shooter magazine as a 'Digital Subscription' >>>

https://pocketmags.com/viewmagazine.aspx?titleid=24&title=Airgun+Shooter
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on November 23, 2015, 03:30:12 AM
Ya but I save them(Mag's) to read later (much later)
Airgun Shooter sent Me a E-M Will Ship to USA (NOW)for $40 Extra Plus $40 more than England $30 more than EU + the $40 Shipping.....Franky
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on November 24, 2015, 04:21:26 PM
I think that might have summat to do with being stung by import duty. ::)

I certainly know I've been stung when ordering summat from outside of the EU, so I would guess it may be the same going the other way too! :-\



If you can stretch to/justify it though Franky, I would recommend Airgun Shooter magazine as a damn fine publication. ;)
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Sussex on November 26, 2015, 02:23:49 AM
Interesting reading. Thanks!
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on December 20, 2015, 06:57:30 PM
Thank's Gareth; Will try to get the Big Magazine Store near by to import it for Me: hopefully they will, just too much Dough 100+$ to import Myself.....Franky
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: 21grains on October 25, 2017, 03:01:06 AM
Finely got a Magazine Store to get Airgun Shooter for Me. Gambo's right, it's real good/pissah Magazine 100th Issue of *"Britain's Best Airgun Mag" and was $11/8.38 GBP.....  Airgun World 40th Anniversary Issue *"Britain's Biggest-Selling Airgun Mag" Was the same $11 Bought it TOO.....Franky

Ps. Wish I could get a FAC Airgun Magazine from England
Title: Re: Airguns of the Month.
Post by: Gambo on October 25, 2017, 08:13:42 PM
Sadly Franky, there aren't any FAC mags in the UK.

I cancelled my subs to the mags you've mentioned, as I just didn't have time to read 'em........hence why this Airguns of the Month thread has gone stagnate.