How heavy is yours?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Topper, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Topper

    Topper Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    35
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Club:
    None yet
    People keep asking me if my gun is heavy or not?
    As I have only just started and this is my first gun.......how heavy is heavy?
     
  2. palmanda

    palmanda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Great Yarmouth
    Club:
    Broadland FT
    Well I have an FTP900 and I’m not sure what it actually weighs but yes it’s bloody heavy
     
    RAMBO likes this.
  3. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,251
    Location:
    Aldridge West Midlands
    Club:
    Blackbrook FTC
    Most top of the range FT kit complete with a high mag scope, possibly a Rowan adjuster etc is heavy. It has an advantage in the sitting position but of course it’s not helpful when standing
     
  4. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    12,607
    Location:
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    Mine's 5.8kg according to the bathroom scales. It was a little undecided between that an 5.6kg but settled on the latter. I'm guessing that puts it around 5.75 kg but it's rounding it.
     
  5. sportsmatch

    sportsmatch Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    790
    Location:
    Blackwood S. Wales
    Club:
    Quarry Rifles
    14.3lbs or 6.5kg in European shite
     
    Waldo, RAMBO and suds like this.
  6. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2017
    Messages:
    241
    Location:
    Swadlincote
    My hft springer is about 11.5 lb (5.2 kg) including the scope
     
  7. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,397
    Location:
    Hockley, UK
    Club:
    Springfield / TEGC
    That must of been one heavy muther considering the amount of stock you’ve chopped/milled away...;)
     
  8. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    12,607
    Location:
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    We've lost about 350g off her.
     
  9. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2018
    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    Norwich / Peterborough
    Club:
    Broadlands / SOKE
    My FT springer in a laminate stock is 5.35kg. It feels quite light as the balance is so lovely.

    I have a Benchrest rifle that is much the same weight, but it feels about twice as heavy as I have the balance really far forward.
     
  10. Topper

    Topper Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    35
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Club:
    None yet
    Well I havn't actually weighed mine yet. Its not a posh gun like all yours, its a BSA Scorpion RS but it does feel weighty.
    Thanks for all the different weights guys.....at least I can get a rough figure of heavy & light now;)
     
  11. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    495
    Location:
    Colchester
    Club:
    Iceni Marksmen
    I've just weighed some of my rifles.
    AR20/Deben- 5.8kg
    Daystate MK3/Nikko- 6.1kg
    TX200/T50- 5.9kg
    9015/Nikko- 5.8kg

    The balance is very different on some though, the AR20 has a front bias and feels hefty, the 9015 has a rear bias and feels quite light.
     
    nat and RobF like this.
  12. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    12,607
    Location:
    New Forest, Hampshire
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    I've always said balance changes a rifle's feel more than weight.
     
  13. mike

    mike Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2013
    Messages:
    207
    Location:
    southampton
    Club:
    Meon Valley Airgun Club MVAC
    My Steyr LG110 with a Warren Edwards laminate stock and almost full length hampster, Sightron and A&M titch come's in at dead on 5kg or 11.02lbs....surprising as I thought it would be heavier, the balance is very neutral and is centered through the loading area.

    ATB
    Mike.
     
  14. Pavel

    Pavel New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    BG
    4.5kg :D
     
  15. Where's Molly

    Where's Molly Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Messages:
    994
    Location:
    purleigh essex
    Club:
    M.A.D
    My old FT set up weighed a stonne!...haven't weighed the steyr challenge but is front heavy...even with all three stock Weights in it!!!
     
  16. herx77

    herx77 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    Location:
    The Bodyboarding capitol of Hertfordshire.
    Club:
    Lea Valley Air Gun Club
    Compared to what? Being used to lugging bits of kit unfit bods seem to struggle with, I rather like the opportunity to put it down and go prone, finish the shot and examine the bluebells at Lea Valley at close quarters!
    Remember Extra weight keeps you steady when the wind blows.
    HERX77 .
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
    vangard likes this.
  17. maestro

    maestro European Champion 2018

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Messages:
    540
    Location:
    Cullompton
    Club:
    East Devon
    My P70 with S&B scope is 8.25kg (1.3st)... :)
     
  18. Andy P

    Andy P Gently does it......

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    Bedfordshire
    Club:
    Mid Shires Marksmen / Hereward FT & ARC
    My Steyr LG 100 with Warren Edwards grip set and adjustable hamster with MKIII Nikko on top comes in at 6.190kg
     
  19. andyfin

    andyfin Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    190
    Location:
    nantwich
    Anschutz sightron 6.5kg
     
  20. Roger Pardy

    Roger Pardy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2018
    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Dorset
    Club:
    None
    I think the misses has tweaked our scales & they're lieing! Anyways daystate huntsman mk1 with hawke scope 4.3kg!
    That really surprised me I would have said a lot more.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice