Rifle for my boy.

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Simonev2, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Simonev2

    Simonev2 Member

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    Hi every one I could do with some advice I'm after a rifle for my 7 year old and don't know which to get. Any one have any ideas. Don't want to spend to much just in case he don't like it.
     
  2. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    177 S200 or Bsa ultra


    S200 is what i went for.
     
  3. Suzukiphil

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    You don't mention how much your budget is, but if it's around £400 for a gun, simon's suggested guns are both perfect. You will need a scope that will add about £50 you can probably fill up each time you visit a club for about 50p a time. Alternatively you can look at CO2 powered guns which are cheaper to buy. You will have a choice but obviously smaller and lighter, something like a crossman ratcatcher for around £120, no scope required. The co2 bulbs bought in bulk are easy to replace and won't require the upfront investment of an air bottle or pump.
    Hope this helps
     
  4. Simonev2

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    Hi my budget is around £200 I've got a air tank so filling anything is fine also I've got a spare scope just the gun really.
     
  5. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    I would not go for the ultra, the front cocking will be too hard for him to handle (we had a kid at tawd with one, he could not do it on his own) and the stock is still adult sized, just a short action.

    The s200 is a good option but they are heavy for how big they are, you would be lucky to find one for £200
     
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  6. stu180101

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    +1

    At 7 everything is going to be a little too big (length of pull) - my advice would be to go with the ratcatcher until he grows a bit (or, get an S200 and mod the stock to fit (reduce butt length - add spacers as he grows)) ;)
     
  7. fireblade

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    with my little-un ( libby )(then 7 now 9), i found all rifles were far too long or heavy ( includes ultra, s200, brocock and ratcatcher, forget any springers (too hard to cock) ).
    I found that,
    ultra=too heavy, too long, too expensive.
    S200= as above,
    ratcatcher= cheap, light enough, but too long in the stock length, which could not be shortened.
    All springers= too long, heavy and hard to cock and the cheap versions were absolute trash.:mad:

    In the end i went for something cheap, a QB78, Co2 rifle ( £120 quid), which i could cut the stock down and re-profile the grip for a smaller hand and then i painted the stock by request ( black and gold Glitter ) and infilled her name on the stock ( it needs a little fettling to get it to work very well, ( The chinese airgun forum( an english forum by fans;) ) has all the info and help you will need;)).

    or you could go down another route maybe?, either way, keep looking and good luck:D
     
  8. stu180101

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    Not impossible to shorten - see posts # 12 & 14 HERE
     

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