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    Pcp

    I have been looking to purchase a reasonably priced pcp, but looking at reviews on the forum, unless spending north of £1000, every rifle that takes my fancy seems to get bad reviews from somebody.
    Is there any rifle out there that would fit into a price range which I would be happy with (£400 -£600) which actually gets a majority good write up ? By the way, I would not accept good reviews from the magazines as I think they are commercially motivated.

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    Air Arms S200

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    as above good little guns

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    The trouble with reading internet reviews (either personal or magazine written) is that you cast your net very wide and you will always find somebody that has had a problem with something. I've had an Air Arms S400 for HFT/club shooting for about 3 years now. It's been very good overall & now that I've found the right pellet etc it is very accurate. Never fiddled with it or had it apart and it's never gone wrong. I fill it to 170bar and that gives me 50 good shots within say 10 fps. Air Arms also give a 3 year guarantee.
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    Hw100 secondhand maybe. Atb mick

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    I recently got a 12 month old mint S400 for 350 Ö canít go wrong with them

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    Another vote for S400. Saw them at 580 recently.
    Never had an S200 so unable to comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    I have been looking to purchase a reasonably priced pcp, but looking at reviews on the forum, unless spending north of £1000, every rifle that takes my fancy seems to get bad reviews from somebody.
    Is there any rifle out there that would fit into a price range which I would be happy with (£400 -£600) which actually gets a majority good write up ? By the way, I would not accept good reviews from the magazines as I think they are commercially motivated.
    There are plenty in that range, but you will never get one that hasn't had someone moan about it, because some people seem to expect their £500 rifle to match the £2000 rifle it has a passing resemblance to.
    Equally some manufacturers are hit & miss with quality control, Artemis seem to have that problem, people with good ones rave about them while others have no end of leaks, or other issues.
    I'd always say buy a better rifle used than a cheap one new, AA S410, S510, BSA Scorpion or Ultra, Or pretty much any FX are all worth a look used.

    Also worth making a shortlist & looking for youtube reviews to watch.

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    Daystate Harrier ! you can get one for reasonable cost and they last forever also the 400 as mentioned but they are a bit more fragile IMO !

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    There are good and bad guns from every manufacturer and in every model, the perfect trouble free gun does not exist, but there are lots of good options for you around the £600 mark, you just need to find a nice one

    HW100, S410/510/US, (sorted)R10, Regal, MK4is ......to name but a few.

    I've had all these guns and they all perform well, but HW100s do have a tendency to leak, and R10s do have reg issues, so make sure you check them properly or buy from a trusted source. If you can try before you buy all the better, because remember fit and feel can be as important as reliability.

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    I have found the FX Webley 2000 always good.
    I personally like the Brocock contour/concept rifles. The go for reasonable money second hand.

    Air Arms 400 series always good.
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    S400 or S410 preferably 2nd hand, easy to maintain/service, especially if the anti tampers been removed, or if it's an older one without said A/T even better, still got my first S400 bought in 2009 just put a Hawke Frontier on it £400+ so obviously still loving it. Rog

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    Artemis Mod 16D. Around the £400 new, if you shop around. It comes with a regulator (with gauge), magazine and single shot, sleeved silenced barrel plus extra silencer, adjustable trigger which can be adjusted without taking the stock off. Ive got mine set lovely. Theres 3 or 4 in our club and Ive not heard of one problem apart from the barrel coming loose which is a 5 minute job and a drop of Locktite. Well worth a look.


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    I've had a few pcp's in the past,as already mentioned above the AA400 series (got one now with tench reg) faultless and lazer accurate,the webley fx2000 I had in .22 was stupidly accurate and very consistent and an absolute doddle to replace the seals....would love to get one in .177 carbine,rapid mk1 provided it hasn't had the shed treatment by Mr club hands while wearing a blindfold,again an easy gun to work on.
    Had a hw100 that kept springing a slow leak but was very accurate but heavy,also had the daystate huntsman in both calibres...got to be the best looking and very nice handling pcp but I found every now and then it would throw a flyer.
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    In my opinion FWIW you can't beat the S200, S400, S410 or BSA Scorpion and in my case HW100. Never had a problem at all with my 100 and is a laser with JSB exact 4.53

    The S200 would definitely be the last to leave the stable.

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