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Airgun advice?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by d000hg, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. Lower

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    Interesting. Whatever the mechanism, it certainly seems effective!
     
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    Also, the hollow point flattens at impact, causing a larger impact wound (according to Wikipedia, anyway).
     
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    As I posted "Crazy Americans"

    i wonder if you could import one? not that I want to !!! a 308 scares me badly.

    50. Cal center fire is illegal in the UK, they were banned and all [as I recall] some 35 / 45 such weapons held in "private hands" were handed in that was all there were in the UK [cannot vouch for numbers in America?]

    Would love to see the Firearms Officers face if someone imported one and tried to get it road legal in the UK?? " its only an Air Weapon?? why cant i get it on my Air Weapon License [ a requirement up here by the way??]
     
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    I looked at the reviews this morning and, IIRC, it takes ten minutes with a compressor to recharge it for three shots. :eek:

    Given the impracticality, and the noise, I don't see it as anything more than a "bragging rights" for the manufacturer or owner. You'd be better served with a "proper" rifle, with proper bullets. Unless I've missed something obvious.......
     
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    Our club has a mains powered compressor that charges a 200 Liter air dive bottle to 200 Bar in about 2 mins.
     
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    not much use if you're out and about trying to hunt a bear or a deer!
     
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    I recommend an Air Arms Tx200hc in .177 sub12ft/lb. Or An HW97K synthetic stock.
    Owned both. I like to keep it simple. Gas bottles, pumps, compressors, not for me.. Dome pellets are reliable.
    It takes a lot of time to pest control rats with an air gun.
    Unless you enjoy it, it might get a bit stale....
    See mousetrap Monday YouTube chap.
     
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    Air arms s410 .177, super accurate and 10 shot magazine.

    I have a rapid mk2 FAC that I use for bunnies and ferals.
     
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    ??? 200 Litre air bottle - do you mean its capacity is 200 litre (chuffing big) or it holds 200 litres of air at 200 Bar? compact and small i.e. it's a 1 litre cylinder?
     
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    Am having difficulty reading the replies due to bright sunshine.

    An AirArms 200 in 177 with night vision would be.a good choice.

    177 is a flat trajectory compared to 22. And has more than enough impact velocity to penetrate the skull of a rat and humainly end its life.

    A good used 200 is about £200 and night vision is under £400 if I remember correctly


    The advantage of the 200 is light weight, compact, easy to shoot acuratly


    Will put images up later.
     
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    Short answer is yes. the bottles are about 500.mm high but have a pressure of 200 Bar.

    Ken.
     
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    As "The Baker" above. I have an Air Arms but the single shot version, good reliable and accurate. also in 0.177 use domed pellets, but for targets only, no vermin control.

    The only thing I would add to the post by The Baker is a good "Silencer" [Sound Attenuator] Silencers are not legal.

    Ken.
     
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    A SAK sound moderator that costs £40 would be more than suitable for an air rifle.

    It`s not until you get up to full bore shooting you need to worry about a good quality moderator.

    I wouldn't go down the NV route either, a decent air rifle with a t50 torch and a red led will do fine.
     

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