Best rifle for the price

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  1. flyfisher

    flyfisher Member

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    Hi all,

    I would like to know what's the best air rifle for benchrest 25metres

    and for a maximum price of 1500 £.

    Ev2 is not on the second hand market in France
    HFT 500 is not regulated
    Steyr is little bit skippy
    hammerly AR 20 is made with a lot of rubbish material
    etc etc.....

    what would be your choice

    thanks
     
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  2. Jtr Rhyl

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    I cannot fault my HW100 or a Air Arms 400, both put pellet on pellet at 25 meters, but most air rifles do that its the shooter that misses.:):)
    But if anyone else knows a better rifle than these I will find one and have a go.
     
  3. Niloc

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    Why discount the HFT500?

    I get better benchrest scores with mine than I did with the Steyr LG110. The HFT will shoot many more than the 50 shots you need for a benchrest card all in the right place and without a potentially troublesome regulator.
     
  4. Smudgerii

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    Hammerli AR20, so much better than the Hammerly AR 50.

    Good price, regulated, top class barrel and very accurate.
     
  5. john0neuk

    john0neuk Well-Known Member

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    bm500lw Specialist Br rifle from RAW - Michael Tawn can get one for you but there will be a lead time!
     
  6. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    For Bench rest the FTP900 is brilliant.
     
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  9. flyfisher

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    Thanks all for your answer

    Is hft 500 a better benchrest rifle than steyr lg110?

    What is the difference in term of accuracy at 25 metres between hft500 and mpr and steyr hunting 12fpe?

    Is it possible to increase the velocity of one 10 m rifle ( without maching ) to make it
    Effective and competitive in br 25 competition?
     
  10. tugg

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    as the op put it , whats the best for the money , well if its about money then surely the its got to be a close call between the ar20 and the s400. the ar 20 pipping the post because straight out the box ,without spending another penny.
     
  11. chrisc

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    Max of 1500 opens up a whole group of contenders. I don't shoot BR myself but the most accurate rifles i have owned in the past have been MPR's so maybe the FTP900 might be a good choice....If you're prepared to pay that much money and have the shroud removed , barrel floated.....:D:D

    I'm a Steyr man through and through because, for me they have the best balance of accuracy vs fit vs servicability vs balance. Never tried mine BR though.
     
  12. mr dink

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    I think the gc2 is a good br gun at reasonable cost .
     
  13. chrisc

    chrisc Lucky git

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    If we time travelled back to 1977 maybe......
     
  14. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    my bad ,didn't read upto £1500 .
     
  15. mr dink

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    I dont know though Crisc there is a guy at atherton who shoots one for br and gets some good scores i have shot it a few times and its as good as my steyr or hw100 ,its about the only gun iv not owened as i found them to heavy for ft , and to unwealdy for hft, for ME that is.:D that was the case back in 77 as well.
     
  16. chrisc

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    Yep...sorry bt i did make the mistake of not putting a winky smiley after my quip. I've shot a couple of GC2's and understand why they led the PCP revolution.:)
     
  17. Barry

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    Is no one willing to offer up the FTP900? They're certainly heavy enough! Although as of today, mines on a strict weight loss plan ;)

    Just re read. Someone did :)
     
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  18. mpr

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    Steyr hands down.has not got a sh,t trigger does the job
    Wish I had one. Had the others.:-(
     
  19. nikkiiG

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    there is 5 members shooting hammerli ar20 for bench rest at club. i use the ultimate sporter 510 and loving the results over the steyr lg100. good result from a walther too
     
  20. john0neuk

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    I use a pro target - but the BM500 RAW is the gun at that price.

    kr
     

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