2011 Steyr FT or Steyr LG110 FT

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  1. JJ

    JJ Member

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    Hi All,
    I've been shooting FT for 6 months and I'm ready to buy a dedicated FT rifle. One of the main contenders is the Steyr. But I want to know if the 2011 Steyr FT is worth the little extra compared to the Steyr LG110 FT.
    Many thanks in advance.
    All the best
    J.J.
     
  2. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    I've got the new "long barrel" Steyr 110 and although its seems to be behaving itself now its taken me 12 months to get It right (fingers crossed) I think the earlier "short" version is the better bet as it seems to work out of the box. I think mine and one other long barrel where the only ones used in the GP's last year all the other Steyrs where the earlier 110 or 100"s
     
  3. ellis d

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    If its your first FT gun, You cant go wrong with a good old air arms pro-target, save your self a load of cash in the process...mk3 if you can find one.....:);)
     
  4. kilty

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    Craig shoots the longer version without any problems.:D
    I shoot the shorter version, Craig's old gun. ( wonder why?)
    Speaks for it'self
    If you can afford to buy a Steyr then spend your money on either.
    Otherwise, Like Mark said above, get a mk3 Pro Target to start with
    All the best
    Barry
     
  5. JJ

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    Hi Barry,
    It's not an issue of cash (within limits of course) but I just wanted to find out what people's experience of the two guns are.
    Thanks for your help
    All the best
    JJ
     
  6. Steve

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    New ones seem to need a lot of barrel cleaning.
     
  7. James0807

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    That is just OCD boy Steve.

    The new longer version has a lot sweeter firing cycle due to the longer barrel. I know my Steyr is way more aggressive than the longer model which is much softer. You can even tell the way the long version goes off it is not working as hard.

    I would have returned it if it did not work perfect for twelve months.

    Cheers
     
  8. Neil-T

    Neil-T Boingers forever.

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    I have the new long version and its a bloody fine rifle. The chassis has been re-profiled to fit in a Paul Wilson laminate stock. It's as sweet as any rifle I've shot, and up to now I've had no problems at all. Neil.
     
  9. Steve

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    Nope not just OCD boy,I still prefer the older version,yes they go with a crack but just seem much crisper to shoot.
     
  10. JJ

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    Hi Neil,
    How long have you had the rifle?
    All the best
    J.J.
     
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    pro target

    If you do fancy a pro-target
    Gerry on here is selling one and i think he is comeing up to greyhound this weekend.
    atb simon
     
  12. JJ

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    Thanks, I'll have a look but I think I'm leaning towards a 2011 Steyr.
     
  13. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Well I hope it will be better than mine has been ;)
     
  14. Delphinus

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    I have the older LG110 with the new longer barrel, because here most of the times shot with strong wind I prefer a shorter rifle but comparing both rifles with the same barrel the new Steyr is much more smother with the older you have to work to get the same result.

    Comparing both barrels the older is better but need more frequente cleaning.
     
  15. Neil-T

    Neil-T Boingers forever.

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    Around 7 months now. Jon shortened the chassis for me taking away the A frame and barrel support. Just need a chance to set it up when the snow clears.
     
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    If possible let us know if jumps like the older LG110 or if stays smooth, I assume that the better behavior was because of the longer and heavier nose.

    Hope to see you at Euskadi this year.
     
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    Hi Paul,
    It look like I'm going to go for the longer barrel Steyr so if you have any tips on how the tame it I'd be very grateful.
    Kind regards
    JJ
     
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    rifle choice

    I know didly squate about most rifle's and their working's,it seem's your dead set on the longer version.
    My pennith worth is something that cost ,im guessing toward's £1800 new,should really be spot on out of the box.
    If you buy a second hand rifle,so the shorter version it' will have been sorted probably and if you don't like it you will recover 90-100% of your layout.
    If you buy a new version you will loose money on it.
    I'd see roughly what a short version should be sold for second hand,and put a wanted add on here.
    If you don't get the result's your after,sell it for what you paid.
    Good luck with your choices
    simon
     
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  19. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    To be totally honest JJ if I had my time over again I would keep my Daystate GP, don't laugh it was megga accurate and reliable and I only changed to the Steyr as I thought a lighter outfit would help with my standers (how wrong can you get :eek:o ) if I where you unless you are a competent gunsmith I would buy a good used short barreled rifle for exactly the reasons Simon has pointed out. Ive spent 12months of frustration getting mine sorted, its good now but you shouldn't have to play about with a brand new supposedly "premium" £1800 rifle! If I haven't put you off and you do buy the new Steyr drop me a pm and I'll give you my phone number so I can help as much as I can.
    Paul
     
  20. fireblade

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    New LG110FT Long = £1895.00 from B.A.R

    Mine took over 3000 shots and scrubbing the barrel clean at every 50 shots before it came right :eek:o, and it is not a one off thing, cause there are others i know about that went through a similar experience,
    it is not a rifle for the faint of heart, patience and determination is needed in bucket loads;)

    ps, when you refill the cylinder?, cock the rifle before unscrewing. ( or you might find the power shifting, which will drive you nuts! )
     
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