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    Air Arms Camargue

    Hi,
    I have an Air Arms Camargue. Had it for years and years and have decided to get back into a bit of shooting - mainly plinking in my garden. Part of me (a big part) is tempted with a pcp with a magazine though. What are people's opinions on this? I was thinking along the lines of selling the Camargue and using the money towards a pcp. Should I or shouldn't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypops85 View Post
    Hi,
    I have an Air Arms Camargue. Had it for years and years and have decided to get back into a bit of shooting - mainly plinking in my garden. Part of me (a big part) is tempted with a pcp with a magazine though. What are people's opinions on this? I was thinking along the lines of selling the Camargue and using the money towards a pcp. Should I or shouldn't I?
    You shouldn't.

    But I am biased in favour of older springers.
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    I have several PCP's and springers and find that PCP's have no soul. They are just accuracy machines, perfect for the job they were intended for but all the same. I have an Air Arms Mistral and much modified HW80K, both of which are just as accurate and more fun to use. I would happily trade you a PCP for your Camargue but I think you would regret the decision.

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    You could

    As:
    1. Lighter
    2.Able to fit a silencer.
    3.Easier to use
    4.Trigger is better.

    What ever you decide to do, airgun shooting is very therapeutic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post
    You could

    As:
    1. Lighter
    2.Able to fit a silencer.
    3.Easier to use
    4.Trigger is better.

    What ever you decide to do, airgun shooting is very therapeutic
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    No, no, no, no, no!

    DO NOT SELL THE CAMARGUE.

    If you must have one of those pesky, devoid-of-character, leaky, bottle dependant instruments, by all means get one. But get it IN ADDITION to your wonderful Camargue and not instead of. They're getting more and more rare now and very collectable. Once it's gone, it's gone. Any regrets post sale (and I'm sure this would be the case) and it will be very hard to replace. And costly for a nice one.
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    How costly are we talking?

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    I'm not really sure, as I'm far from an expert on these, more a longing admirer.

    If I was going to guess, I'd say you'd be looking at circa £300 if in good cosmetic condition and fully working. Maybe a shade more if beautiful. And adjust downwards for any rust, marks, scratches, dents, cracks, work required.
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    Why not just shoot with the Camargue? Itís a very nice rifle. Maybe treat it to a service and/or a new scope?

    If you want to sell, I agree with Tony on pricing. Maybe a little higher - £350 for a really nice one. Not that many were made, and they seem to sell well when offered.

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    id keep hold of it bud

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    Price depends on calibre

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Price depends on calibre
    It's a .22 calibre with the tyrolene stock

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    I think you will find it a whole lot more fun having both springer and PCP. They are so different in so many ways.
    PCP's biggest down point is the bottle and refilling it. Most are fantastically accurate, but soulless.
    Older springers are fun because they are tricky to shoot well being very hold sensitive. The rifle you have is a pretty good springer. £300 on a good day, and you will regret selling in less than 300 days. £300 doesn't really get you a PCP and all the stuff that goes with one, so its save up for one anyhow.

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    I think if you sell it you'll regret it afterwards. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypops85 View Post
    It's a .22 calibre with the tyrolene stock
    The majority of airarms side lever rifles that come up for sale are .22 .
    Your very rarely see .177 or .20

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