Air rifle and pellet prices

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by mentalmick, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. mentalmick

    mentalmick New Member

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    Hi, as I m looking to buy a new set up do you think there is much competition in prices? When I look online or in magazines they all seem the same price except for the odd £10 or £20 discount, this can't be competitive for us consumers. I was looking at felt cleaning pellets nearly £5 for 100 yet 500 lead pellets are between £5- £10, never realised felt was so much more expensive than lead. So my question is Do you think the gun manufacturers and shops are price fixing?. Because in my eyes it certainly looks like it . Look forward to your opinions. Thanks:shot:
     
  2. DaveRobinson

    DaveRobinson NEFTA Chairman

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    In the gun world manufacturers are allowed to us RRP or Manufacturers RP Thank god they are allowed to still I Work in the electrical trade and its the worse thing that ever happened to the industry and MPS all agree.
    If the gun trade went the same way it would be total chaos for manufacturers retailers and end users.
     
  3. poison dwarf

    poison dwarf BANNED

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    Do people still use felt cleaning pellets? I thought everyone usde the cigarette filters ;)
     
  4. mentalmick

    mentalmick New Member

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    hi poison dwarf, I use cigarette filters all the time because my gun smoke;). Seriously though I accept that companies use mrp but surley the shops can be competitve with prices.
     
  5. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Personally I dont Find Airgunning an expensive sport.
    £7.50 for 500 shots, dam sight cheaper than other shooting such as shotguns etc

    I spend more on diesel each year travelling to shoots than i do pellets and guns.
     

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