Newbie in south east

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tisme, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. tisme

    tisme New Member

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    Hi all
    Just like to introduce myself after a great Sunday morning at Buxton on my first ever HFT. I really enjoyed myself and have joined this forum to find out more. I'm now looking to buy a 177 but not sure which one to buy. I like the look of the ev 2 from air arms but I'm sure there's others I don't know about so any recommendation welcome.
    I'm also looking for a club to join in Kent. Are there any?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard... :)

    Club finder here

    And i'd say that's the best place to start with kit... many at a club will let you try their rigs out of pride, so have a go and see what you feel comfortable with, then you can narrow down the research.
     
  3. weald

    weald New Member

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    Thanks, that will certainly come in handy!
    :)
     
  4. weald

    weald New Member

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    If you're looking to buy a new rifle, best try several first.
    .177 for target shooting over distances is easiest, as the trajectory is flatter but it's also more affected by wind. Personally I find 0.20 the best all rounder IF you can find one!

    Are you after PCP only? So no recoil? Or are you also considering springers or gasrams?

    PCP's are easiest but the springers are more fun!

    I've had a few rifles, the BSA Ultra multishot I didn't like, as the cocking mechanism is a bit fiddly and more steps than most other rifles. The AA S510 I really liked, very nice indeed but as I hunted I prefered the Weihrauch HW100 FSB 14 shot, which is excellent.

    The rifle's only as good as the shooter and often personal preference over weight, balance and feel make a big difference.

    So advice is try a few, at a club, mates rifles or at the shop if they have a range.
     

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