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    Smk 19

    smk 19

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/dembo/B19.jpg

    Iv'e owned and shot ,
    well put it this way,a lot of guns ,bla bla ,,,etc
    and to be honest,(after finding an adjuster screw) under the trigger return spring (thanks for that)the trigger is better,not the best,but better.
    The rifle is well made,solid,full sized,and full power ,with a capital full.
    and has an adjustable breech jaw,which is a nice touch.
    Iv'e been shooting string after string of 6 shot one holers at 15 yards
    ok not far,but the consistency is there.
    I hope to extend that at farm tommorow,and try it on the feral pigeons.
    It was at first a bit dry feeling on cocking,
    but that's now sorted,and it's nice and silky.
    Yes I know where these are made,but as I say ,it really is worth giving one a try.
    If the trigger was a tiny bit better,it would beat imho a lot of break barrel springers ,but at the price it is,it probably already does.
    Kev.

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    XS19 How you getting on with it?

    Hi Kev,
    I'm interestred in how you are getting on with the XS19?
    I'm interested in getting this Rifle.
    Any body else using any of the SMK XS super grade range?
    All the Best.
    Tony..

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    Hiya Tony,
    the thing is a lot of people
    will have preconceived ideas of what they (far eastern) guns are like
    without actually having held/used one.
    I'm taking to it,the build quality is very good
    and as I say,they are as powerfull as anything else
    on the market (within the 12 ft1b limit) this one is certainly above 11 and a half,and very accurate,
    going by the grouping.
    A good gun,with no hidden rubbishy bits
    solid,and the trigger is it's only achilles heel,
    just a bit on the heavy side,but usable.
    The breech locks up with a healthy clunk.
    If you want to know where I got it,and the deal I got
    for a full kit,
    pm me.
    Kev.

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    Hi Kev

    Hi Kev,
    Fast reply thanks for that.
    What sort of price was it? If you don't mind giving that information!
    The trouble is, will I get snubbed if I turned up a a Rifle club with the XS19?
    Are Chinese imported rifles really that Bad?
    I read that the SMK XS Super Grade Series Rifles are Checked at the UK Factory or whatever for quality ect before being distributed. Do you know if this is true?
    Why are these Daystate ect Rifles so Big? May be a Daft question but I'm only just starting out.
    Thanks Kev.
    Just Looking for a good cheap rifle that will get me out there and not get laughed at by these Daystate,Logon ect owners.
    You see where I'm coming from?
    Thank again.
    Tony..

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    Well for a start tony,there are quite a few 'British' guns
    on the market,with only a pin in the breech ,
    not a bolt as the smk19 has.
    I chose the 19 because it has open sights,as opposed to the carbine,or smk20.
    The gun shoots well,with no after twang,and if
    quote
    ''and not get laughed at by these Daystate,Logon ect owners''
    who will be laughing,if you apply yourself
    and out shoot gun kits costing maybe 10 times as much ?
    And a shot down a rabbits ear hole at 12ftlbs does the job
    just as well as any 'Rolls Royce' gun would do.
    Iv'e no time for snobbery,but i'm sure it won't be like that
    most shooters iv'e met are welcoming as it's a close knit community.
    You should get sorted out for about 110 gun inc nice scope ,mounts,pellets
    kev.

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    Most SMK rifles are rubbish - FACT! but the xs19 and xs20 are a considerable improvement over their cousins. Provided they are used over sensible distances, and by this I mean a maximum of 25 yards, they might have a useful role to play as cheap training/short range hunting rifles. Unlike the B2 and B4 variants, the xs19 and xs20's are safe - everything screws in securely and bits don't fall off when you fire them!! But, and it is a big but, I cant really see any reason to buy them when you look at the second hand alternative that is available for your 120.

    If you buy a second hand rifle from the BBS, it's likely to have been well oiled and cared for, particularly if you buy from established members with a good reputation. Your 120 will buy you a rifle and scope combo that will MASSIVELY out perform any SMK rifle - you can pick up a HW95 or BSA Lightning or any other of a number of superior makes. These are serious rifles that are equally at home hunting out to 35/40 yards and targets beyond that. I recently purchased a HW97K on here for 150 posted and placed against the SMK XS20 that I own (and cost me 120 with scope) the 97K DESTROYS the SMK.

    Do yourself a favour, if you love shooting air rifles you'll leave Chinese guns behind in time - spend your money wisely now and you won't regret that 120you spent on a second rate springer because the 120 will have gone most of the way toward paying for a quality British or German rifle that will last a lifetime.

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    Valid thought provoking post Davey.
    You see ,I have shot or owned most of the guns
    that are popular,
    I'm not going to drag any make down just for the sake of it,
    but,
    the Lightening xl I had was poorly finished,the breech was so tight
    to make up for the lack of an adjuster,after only 20 pellets
    it was shiny bare metal.
    The 2 hw97k's I had were not the usual hw standard,
    the first went back to HCC ,and the chap there admitted it had a prob
    and said I either live with it,
    it might get worse,or ignore it.
    I opted for (demanded) a different gun.
    Yes indeed s/h are an option
    and many are well looked after here,but if buying new
    there is a standard 12 month warranty on all 'new' goods,
    if it's going to go wrong,then i'm sure it will show signs of this within a year.
    As they say
    'you pays your money and take a chance' etc

    Davey said quote
    I recently purchased a HW97K on here for 150 posted and placed against the SMK XS20 that I own (and cost me 120 with scope) the 97K DESTROYS the SMK''.

    How does it,i'm sure by looking at the penetration tests Iv'e done
    my smk 19 is slightly more powerful.
    And for a 12ftilb air rifle,if shooting vermin,30/35 yards are max for me,
    on the grounds of a definite kill.
    Kev.
    Last edited by kevmar; 19-12-2006 at 08:43 AM. Reason: spell checker needed lol

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    Stick to detecting Kev !!!!!

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    Kev

    Apologies for suggesting that you are a chinese gun fan because you have not owned any others! In fact, a lot of people love the chinese guns, particularly the yanks who work on them and tune them into sweet shooting rifles. If you like em, you stick to em - this sport is all about enjoying whatever gun or style of shooting you want to follow - all the best with your shooting mate!

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    Apologies not needed mate,
    I know what makes a good well made gun once I have a poke around it.
    These have the standard quality number.
    As for some >not all< people poo pooing Chinese guns,
    or indeed goods per se,
    I would suggest a quick look at the made in sticker
    on scopes,mounts,trainers,jeans,mountain bikes,
    there are a few surprises to be had if you do.
    Kev.

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    I have got a smk xs19. I find it fine for hunting. Does anybody know where I can get a silencer for it and how to remove the foresight to attach it?

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    Have a look here

    http://www.gunsandtackle.com/
    I think the silencer fits up to/around come off.
    By the way ,what's your trigger like?
    Kev.

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    when I pull it the gun fires no seriously it's my first gun so i wouldn't know if it is good or bad. the trigger guard is plastic but still firm. the safety is in front of the trigger and there is an anti bear trap system so it doesn't fire when you load.

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    Pull a bird,
    Pull a pint,
    Pull the other one,
    but never pull a trigger,
    squeeze it lad,squeeze it.

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