Hammerli ar20ft info please

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by brett, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. brett

    brett New Member

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    hi all
    I would like any information good or bad on the ar20 ft please
    I plan to start shooting FT for the first time in the very near future and was wondering if this would be a good entry level gun to start with or would it be better to put more money into a 2nd hand rifle of one of the major brands
    any comments would be appreciated
    Brett
     
  2. Jinx

    Jinx Non member

    Hiya,
    There are more than enough guys on here using the AR20,
    Myself included.
    As with anything in life, gun, car, etc, there will be those that like it and those that don't.
    Personally, i love mine.
    Pics in my album if you wana take a peek.
    As for the gun itself... It's a perfect gun for any level.
     
  3. brett

    brett New Member

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    hi
    gun looks great
    thanks for the reply
    would you recommend any mods/upgrades that should be done asap or is it good straight out of the box
    thanks
    Brett
     
  4. Jinx

    Jinx Non member

    1st class right from the box mate.
    My wife has just got one and it's standard trim.
    She's never shot much before and hit every knock down we put out right out to 45 yards as is.

    Hard to find any gun in standard trim although they do exist.

    Guys, myself included, tinker with them to suits personal needs.
    Ie, length of pull etc. But they are fine from new.

    My advice would be try it 1st and if it's ok, just leave it.
    You can always add things like a muzzle brake etc or silencer at a later point if you want to.

    Lee, on my friends list, has one tuned up and for sale at the minute, if you look him up he will talk you through his Ar.
    :shot:

    Any mods you need there are guys like Norris on here who can and will make them for you though

    Any questions you may have feel free to ask mate, that's what the sites for :)
     
  5. brett

    brett New Member

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    I see that gun for sale on another forum I think but its sold now
    for the money I think I will buy a new one
    I haven't seen a bad review on the ar20
    I have got a MK4is but I don't want to use it for FT
    cheers
    Brett
     
  6. Jinx

    Jinx Non member

    There are a few around alright.
    They seem to becoming more popular now too !
    I think people are seeing you don't have to spend £1,000 plus to get something you can compete with.
    The AR ticks all the boxes for me and many others.
     
  7. brett

    brett New Member

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    SOLD lol
    I will get one next weekend from BAR if they are in stock
     
  8. Jinx

    Jinx Non member

    No prob.
    Keep us posted :)
    As i said i use one, as do loads of others, there are tons of shots per charge, they are pellet on pellet and are easy to service etc too.
     
  9. Akita

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    I paid £300 for mine, the first mod i would do is have the shroud milled off if it hasnt t already been done.
    Make your own wood hampster if it has the original plastic one.
     
  10. Lofty

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    Hi,
    Just to reiterate what Jinx has said..
    These are IMO good value for money guns and work well out of the box. Most 'mods' that have been done are ,again IMO, done mainly for comfort and aesthetics such as mine.

    The shroud has been milled but not for any POI issue that has been discussed but purely so I could fit the UK Neil air stripper that I got for it, the only other mod I've done is have a butt hook made by Norris ( top man on a lathe ) with some longer spacers to accomodate my 17.5 inch LOP !!.

    The internals are all standard.


    On a new one you may find the cocking stiff at first, again this has been well documented on this and other forums and you can either take the arm out and 'polish' it or it will loosen up with use.

    Cheers,
    Lofty
     

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  11. brett

    brett New Member

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    thanks for the info guys I appreciate it
    brett
     

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