Best rifle for the price

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  1. herx77

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    At 25 yrs old!Still shooting on a par with most 'modern :rolleyes:' so called superguns. Certainly holds very tight groups at 55yds, with old RWS superfields,and against the FTP900 makes me wonder at £1500 was it worth it :confused:??
    Of course it was! The colour of the laminated stock, all the adjustments(less the rubber studs on butt that keep falling out) nice shiney finish on the replacement (and first one) that now likes working at 11.4 ft/lbs,but pellet choosy.:D. On a pad both can do good groups, I think the GC2 has the edge though.
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  2. gaschef

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    Two rifles spring to mind Air Arms S400 and a Logan s16, my wife uses both and gets excellent groupings at both 25 and 40 metres both indoors and outside, has a nikko scope on the S400 and an MTC Viper Connect on the s16. Both excellent rifles the s16 requires a little more upkeep but putting decent scopes on both was the making of them, she is now putting 25 plus shots in a 1 inch group at 40 metres, and gets highly hacked off if she takes more than about 5 shots to take out the dead centre spot
     
  3. stryder5

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    Ripley

    Ripley Ar5s, made to your requirements. Surprisingly cost effective.
     
  4. thebaron

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    best BR rifle

    A new Air Arms HFT500 or MPR or a secondhand EV2 Mk2, 3 or 4 are excellent choices.

    Add £525 for a weaver T36 and £30 for a front wedge you are still below £1500.

    You just need another £460 for the superb Cicognani front pedestal from Intershoot and you are ready to go.
     
  5. Mylo

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    Ftp 900 for me using daystate sovereign (weighed +sorted) excellent scores consitant good scores outside at 25 yards.no mods!out of the box
     
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    Pardini GPR1 TOP modified by Jon Harris:shot:
     
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  9. john0neuk

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    Horse and dung fly shooting is a competitive sport at my club, chance to get our own back this time o year - the bu$$ers do bite out on the FT range!

    Must say I love the back drop for your BR range, very nice panorama!
     
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    Reading the FT Forum I learned that people BAIT bugs to the targets...my brain is spinning! :D
     
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  11. azuaro

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    "Must say I love the back drop for your BR range, very nice panorama!"

    Thank you John, you are most welcome anytime... I shoot from our outside dining table at home, it is not stable but works for me. The background is Flathead Lake, MT... I shoot from that table and fly fish from my dock, I can hardly beat that :)
     
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  12. what barn door

    what barn door Now them tin chickens are going to get it....

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    Just a couple of really short questions arising from posts in this thread.

    1. Are ripley rifles still in production?

    2. Which company make/made the GC gun, I have never seen one or even heard of them.

    Lots of fantastic information on the whole of the forum, very enjoyable reading.

    wbd
     
  13. john0neuk

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    Hi,
    There are others on here with much more history re the guns you mention. If it helps I believe that Ripleys are still made to order and I think the GC guns were made by Sportsmatch - a couple of guys one of which went on to do Sportsmatch scope mounts now. So I do not think they are made anymore.

    Over to Holly on here or somebody to give you the real low down of shooting in the 80's etc

    Others to consider ISP - still made to Order by Shaun.

    kr
     
  14. what barn door

    what barn door Now them tin chickens are going to get it....

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    Thank you

    Thanks John,

    I used to shoot airguns as a kid and into my teens but then moved on to .762 and other stuff used in the armed services. I was a bit against civillians having guns for a few years after leaving but realised that sensible shooters are a great bunch.

    So there are many years between shooting springers pretty well with open sights to starting up again almost twelve months ago, there are huge gaps in my knowledge of both guns and the disciplines they are used in.

    Thanks again
     
  15. john0neuk

    john0neuk Well-Known Member

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    Well you are on the right forum for Info.

    I have only been involved for under two years, but learnt loads on here! Except how to shoot..........:eek:o

    But loving every minute of it! Totally addicted!!

    Hope our paths cross on the comp circuit sometime!
    kr
     
  16. john0neuk

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    Nice Sportsmatch GC2 just gone on sale on Gunstar! FYI
     
  17. holly

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    The GC2 is or was made by sportsmatch , who make the mounts . they made around the 400 mark of them . also they made a bull pup version called a Scimitar . only made 15 of those ??? HOLLY

    PS the GC part is the name of the fella who invented it . Gearald Cardew . the MK1 is non power adjustable and sells around £ 500 . the MK11 is power adjustable but quite hard to cock for the first ten shots ( unless the MK111 bleed valve fitted ) from £ 600 to £ 700 . the MK111 on some had the polygon barrel and if so it can be really pellet fussy . around the £ 700 ish price . these are private prices , not those thieving gits from the shops . MAKE SURE THEY HAVE BEEN SERVICED , cos otherwise they couild cost you quite a bit to service . SCR service em at a standard charge of £ 150 plus parts . BUT if you want the best . then go to Paul at sportsmatch . think about this there are only three rifles that were designed ( mass production ) to shoot FT with in all weathers . the NJR , the Rippley and the GC2 . the rest are ten meter rifles . get those buggers wet and see what happens. my old 113 MK11 will hold groups with anything . GET ONE .
     
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  18. john0neuk

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    makes the one on Gunstar at £1200 look a bit pricey!!
    kr
     
  19. James0807

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    Oh no, I am not sure you have tried any of the other rifles then?
     
  20. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Grumpy old sod!

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    Off topic, but I just love James' signature! :)
     

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