Air rifles

#1
I've just had a couple of days exposed to air rifle shooting and enjoyed it enormously (proper flash backs to childhood)

Whats the score with air rifles I'm itching to buy one, I've got a teenage mind but an adults budget LOL

Thoughts, links, advice on purchasing a ninja, all singing, all dancing state of the art air rifle :D
 
#2
Is that like air guitar, then?

MsG
 
#3
Why stop at an air rifle. Go see your local dealer and get an LSW for £500.

Great fun for the garden and you can nick ammo and parts from work
 
#5
If you have a good budget, you can get a compressed air one. Whatever you decide, google reviews on it first. It's illegal to send them mail order now.
 
#8
Taffnp said:
http://www.airgunbuyer.com/

A good place to start
Yep, I know Lloyd and he knows his airguns.

More leaning toward the field air rifle shoots than the target air rifle.
 
#13
Taffnp said:
http://www.airgunbuyer.com/

A good place to start
And this Steyr LG110 is a good place to finish...

It's even got a takedown version so you can pretend... oh all right, so it will fit in a shotgun case. And a Picatinny rail.

It's a variant on the same rifle you'll see at the Olympics (the LG110 Match) along with offerings by Feinwerkbau, Walther, and Anschutz. Needless to say, you won't see a BSA at the Olympics, it would be like taking a Ford Fiesta to the Nurburgring... 8O
 
#14
I've got a Daystate Mk2 Sports Regulated.
Its got an tuned regulator for constant pressure accuracy, I get around 70 shots before needing to top up. 10rd Magazine and with a supressor its that quiet I've shot a rabbit, his mucker looks over wondering why its twitching on the deck and then the second one has followed it.
I've shot field target comps with it and its more than up to the job for accuracy. If I cant put 10rds through a 10p piece sized target at around 40m I'm doing something wrong. :wink:

Linky
 
#15
Sapper145 said:
I've got a Daystate Mk2 Sports Regulated.
Its got an tuned regulator for constant pressure accuracy, I get around 70 shots before needing to top up. 10rd Magazine and with a supressor its that quiet I've shot a rabbit, his mucker looks over wondering why its twitching on the deck and then the second one has followed it.
I've shot field target comps with it and its more than up to the job for accuracy. If I cant put 10rds through a 10p piece sized target at around 40m I'm doing something wrong. :wink:

Linky
Reading the specs on that rifle I was quite surprised to see this

"Overall Length 96.5cm 38inches
Barrel Length 40cm 15.75inches
Weight 3.44kg 7.5lbs
Shot Capacity at 12ft lbs 90 shots in .177cal
120 shots in .22cal
Power The power is set to over 11 ft lbs by Daystate and is therefore deemed to be a full power rifle within the limits set by UK law.
Warranty Daystate are so confident with the quality of their rifles, they offer an exclusive 5 year warranty for any new Daystate rifle purchased from BAR.
A word about licensing You do not need any licence in the mainland UK to purchase or use this rifle. Please refer to Airgun Laws for a full explanation of UK airgun laws."
 
#16
polar69 said:
Sapper145 said:
I've got a Daystate Mk2 Sports Regulated.
Its got an tuned regulator for constant pressure accuracy, I get around 70 shots before needing to top up. 10rd Magazine and with a supressor its that quiet I've shot a rabbit, his mucker looks over wondering why its twitching on the deck and then the second one has followed it.
I've shot field target comps with it and its more than up to the job for accuracy. If I cant put 10rds through a 10p piece sized target at around 40m I'm doing something wrong. :wink:

Linky
Reading the specs on that rifle I was quite surprised to see this

"Overall Length 96.5cm 38inches
Barrel Length 40cm 15.75inches
Weight 3.44kg 7.5lbs
Shot Capacity at 12ft lbs 90 shots in .177cal
120 shots in .22cal
Power The power is set to over 11 ft lbs by Daystate and is therefore deemed to be a full power rifle within the limits set by UK law.
Warranty Daystate are so confident with the quality of their rifles, they offer an exclusive 5 year warranty for any new Daystate rifle purchased from BAR.
A word about licensing You do not need any licence in the mainland UK to purchase or use this rifle. Please refer to Airgun Laws for a full explanation of UK airgun laws."[/quote
Well it's correct. You do now need to be over 18 to purchase though. If you have a serious criminal record you are barred from having any firearm including an air weapon.
 
#17
Gravelbelly said:
Taffnp said:
http://www.airgunbuyer.com/

A good place to start
And this Steyr LG110 is a good place to finish...

It's even got a takedown version so you can pretend... oh all right, so it will fit in a shotgun case. And a Picatinny rail.

It's a variant on the same rifle you'll see at the Olympics (the LG110 Match) along with offerings by Feinwerkbau, Walther, and Anschutz. Needless to say, you won't see a BSA at the Olympics, it would be like taking a Ford Fiesta to the Nurburgring... 8O
And you won't see a match air rifle doing anything useful like shooting dinner. :roll:
 
#18
i have a air aims 200..pcp.. call 22.. very good for range of upto 40 yards.. it will go a bit more but thats on to paper targets...


i allso have a caree II 707.. 17 shot at full power.. hunting rifle .177 thats goes as far as i can see (safe).. its as heavy as thump but you pays you cash and gets on with it..
 

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#20
I had a Falcon FN19, followed by a raptor, but my last air rifle was the Steyr LG110 FT with a drop-rail (BDC rail), Harris Bipod, PM11 scope and Anschutz spirit level.

My old Raptor with me S&B 4-16x50 Precision Hunter on it.



Loverly weapon it was too until I asked Harry Preston to muck about with it - got it up to 24ft lb, which, considering it's a .177, is pretty good. Fool that I am, it was really designed for 6ft lb match comps, with 12ft lb as a maximum, so, suffice to say, at 24ft lb, even with heavy weight pellets, it couldn't hit a barn door at 5 paces.

If you are looking for rifles from £34.00 up to £1,800, then may I shamelessly promote my good self?

Thank you: Outdoorsman
 
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