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Thread: Just starting up target shooting help please

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    Just starting up target shooting help please

    just after some friendly advise and a push in the rite direction for a mid range budget setup?
    im thinking along the lines of something light like an s200 or s400
    any thoughts would be much appreciated
    thanks

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    You need to post in general airgun really..
    S400 is a better bet imo, go for a 'Classic' as the shot count is better, unless you are after a light rifle, then go for the carbine!
    only buy .177 unless you have masochistic tendency's...
    Join a Club!! that is the best advice i can give you!
    Goodluck, Mike
    SIHFT Winners 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - AND 2014....2015..2016...oh look back at green...running out of colours! Ha!

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    Had a S400 for 2 years, accurate reliable and nice to shoot, cheap to look after and easy to resell.

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    Ideally - try them out for size / fit / form / function / trigger. Best chance of that is joining a club.

    No point just shouldering a few guns in a gunshop. Well, that can help a bit I suppose - but not much.

    : )

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    I have an S200 and I'm very happy with it...but both the 400 and 200 do the job.
    Best advice is from Mike - join a club first, most people are happy to chat about their guns with good & bad and are nearly always happy to let you have a try of theirs.... This will save you making the wrong choice and might even put you on to one for sale.
    Norwich City Target Club
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    Try giving a bit more detail:

    What will it be used for - is it targets exclusively, and what kind - high accuracy paper punching or silhouette type FT/HFT or plinking?

    Budget - and does this include scope, mounts, filling cylinder, carry case etc......

    What is important to you - calibre/shot count/weight/single/multi shot......

    There are just so many variables that will give you the wrong answer unless you narrow it down a bit, then you will get a much better and more appropriate answer.

    James
    So many guns, so little time - good job it's one pellet one kill

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    Go to a club and speak to some of the guys there, we are a friendly bunch and I am sure the guys will be happy for you to shoot a few pellets on the range with their rifles or club gun.

    That would give you a better idea what is best for you.
    Swallows HFT
    Air Arms TX200, S400 Classic, SMK X501

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