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Air Arms .22 Pro Sport

#1
I currently have an AA TX 200 HC and am looking at the Pro Sport as an upgrade.

I have been offered one for £400 with scope that has seen perhaps 30 pellets through it.

The rifle itself is spotlas and comes with damper mounts, the scope is, however, unbranded.

Does £400 seem a fair price?

Shooting is mostly rabbits/pigeons and sometimes targets.

Cheers for any opinions.
 

Ravers

LE
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#2
For that sort of money, I'd be expecting something that goes bang and fills your lungs with cordite.

Get FAC'd up and buy yourself a .17 HMR.
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
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#3
For that sort of money, I'd be expecting something that goes bang and fills your lungs with cordite.Get FAC'd up and buy yourself a .17 HMR.
You've not bought an air rifle recently have you? It's not your standard break action stuff we had as kids. £400 is cheap for some of the things people run around bunnybashing with. But I agree with you, guns go "bang" not "phut."
 

Ravers

LE
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#4
I've got a very nice .22 Webley Tomahawk. It cost a **** load less than £400. Handy for shooting bunnies out of my kitchen window, otherwise it only gets used as a tin can buster on camping trips or as a loan gun for mates who come to stay.

This gets a hell of a lot more use:

Mine not actually the one shown in the pic, but it's the same.
 
#6
Sooooo...no opinions then...lol.

I can't go bang, only phut thanks to where I shoot otherwise I would most likely have been going bang a while back. Most of my pigeon shooting is inside a barn so air rifle it is.

As for the cost...well I would love a Feinwerkbau P70 Alu but I don't have a spare £2000.
 
#7
Feinwerkbau P70 Alu? Why? Are you shooting paper?

Otherwise a real waste of money IMO.

If you dropped it, it would cost more to fix than buying many a .17HMR rifle AND a scope.

Anyhow, when you become independent, you'll get it a lot cheaper that the rest of the [former] UK.

tac
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
I've got a very nice .22 Webley Tomahawk. It cost a **** load less than £400. Handy for shooting bunnies out of my kitchen window, otherwise it only gets used as a tin can buster on camping trips or as a loan gun for mates who come to stay.

This gets a hell of a lot more use:

Mine not actually the one shown in the pic, but it's the same.
Ruger 77/22?
 
#10
Feinwerkbau P70 Alu? Why? Are you shooting paper?

Otherwise a real waste of money IMO.

If you dropped it, it would cost more to fix than buying many a .17HMR rifle AND a scope.

Anyhow, when you become independent, you'll get it a lot cheaper that the rest of the [former] UK.

tac
My next door neighbour is an Olympic and commonwealth gold medalist at shooting paper. I had a go of his one (highly modified) and I was amazed that I must also be an olympic shooter coz I am amazing!!..lol
 
#11
Mallard Barns at Wattisham will knock you up a PCP for £200. They will also uprate the rifle for you if you have it on a FAC. Sometimes they have some .25 barrels kicking about and these are really handy at FAC power

As for guns that go "bang" then I've never had any problems with a little BSA Sportsman. I think that I paid about £35 for mine.
 

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