Rapid Air Weapons - TM1000

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  1. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Interesting new airgun -

    http://rapidairweapons.com/tm1000.html

    ...have sent an email & queried on future 12 ft/lb availability , price, export to UK (?) ...make of barrel, pellet groupings using JSBs, etc...etc...

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  2. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Here's an email reply update:

    "Thank you for your interest in our new rifle, we are familiar with the UK and Worldwide export markets, Martin Rutterford owner of Rapid Air Weapons worked for Theoben Ltd for over 27 years and still is part owner, he designed and built the TM1000 with requests for a Rapid Style action with side lever for bench rest competitions, Martin designed some of the major components and upgrades since the Theoben Rapids launch in 1990 to the present day.

    The rifle has been scheduled to be reviewed by the UK airgun magazines over the upcoming months; we also have some good interest from some of the top HFT shooters.

    The rifle is still in the raw state but it was an intension to have this rifle anodized in the natural state, having designed this for competition use it is important that the heat will reflect and not be absorbed by the typical black finishes associated with hunting rifles, it will also be our intentions to sleeve the barrel in a stainless shroud to give rigidity and have a rail in the underside of the stock for around 10†long, bottle is fixed to the rifle and contains the regulator inside, although the prototype has no gauge we feel from the feedback we have had from US shooters who have handled and used this rifle it is not necessary.

    Production has started but customer finishes can be made specific if requested, IE: black anodized and barrel blued as per normal hunting guns and sound suppressor fitted

    Barrel is 16mm Walther, apart from the barrel all components including woodwork are made at our factory in Tennessee. Retail price in the US will be approx $2,000

    Regards

    Sandra
    Rapid Air Weapons LLC"
     
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    There will be one of these on display at a UKAHFT event sometime soon

    Pete
     
  4. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Do we get to play with it at Quarry first? :D:D:D
     
  5. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Any good for standers mate :D
     
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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    BITCH!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Apparently he has won a few small comps in the past but doesn't mention it much.;)
     
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    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Not sure but i don't care i got 2x Hunter stocks:cool:

    Pete
     
  9. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    You t*at :D
     
  10. JasonGoldsmith66

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    Update reply:

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    ' As Rapid Air Weapons has connections with Theoben Ltd, they will be importing the new Rifle into the UK.

    Any interested customers can e-mail me with there details and I will make sure that when any information becomes available they are informed and kept up to date.

    info@rapidairweapons.com


    Regarding Laminate stocks, we are able to cut this style or any of our other styles in walnut or laminate, we will obtain the laminate from the manufacturer.

    Regards

    Sandra Rutterford
    Rapid Air Weapons LLC '
     
  11. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    Oh well thats added 6 months to the wait then lol
     
  12. airgunmad

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    Has this rifle hit the shops yet?
     
  13. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Probably special order...from US...unless you can place direct w. Theoben UK ...which you probably can...

    Latest pics. - notice anything :confused:...cylinder & barrel not parallel...that normal ? Mmmm...

    http://www.airgunadvice.net/viewtopic.php?t=15841&start=20

    Pic 1 seem all normal

    Pic 2 & 3...:eek:
     

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  14. merc350

    merc350 Just wants to shoot...

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    Is it not the angle that the photo was taken?
     
  15. dutoitk

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    There are a few of these rifles being used in bench-rest here in South Africa.
    They performed very well at our recent Nationals.
    There is some info posted on our local air-rifle forum.
     

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