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    Air Rifle for Children

    Hi.
    Just after opinions or recommendations really. What PCP would be good for a 10 year old to start with? I have an S400 which is fine but a little heavy for him.
    Had been considering an S200 for him but wondered if there were any reasonable alternatives?

    Thanks in advance.

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    BSA Ultra junior maybe?

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    An Ultra, but it has a low shot count - or I have seen several people do a stock and mod addition to the lowly P700 bringing it in at around a couple of hundred pounds - looks really good and does about 80+ shots at just under 6fpe which is great for kids in the back yard, really accurate too
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    You've also got the Crosman 2250 as a cheap option, but it's CO2, and the LOP may be a bit long for a 10 year old. Very customisable though.

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    Id seriously consider an S200.
    Small, light, and perfect as a first PCP.
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    IIRC the S400k is lighter than the S200.
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    the length of the stock is a bigger problem than weight at that age...

    so chose a gun either with a junior sized stock, or one where you can buy a cheap spare stock and shorten it. Or as stated above, a shoulder stock for a PCP pistol (like a P700) is a great option. Chopping a 2250 stock and affixing an adjustable butt pad works well (and the stocks are less than 30 new).

    lots of options, but with the exception of the ultra junior, they all seem to require some DIY.
    I'm currently looking for: pair of scope mounts to suit a 13mm BSA rail, a tx200 cd trigger unit top sear, and any cheap, interesting, knackered project guns. Thanks, JB.

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    Thanks all

    Definitely some options to consider.

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    I started my daughter off with a ratcatcher then moved on to a s200,bothe nice starting rifles

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