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    Your favorite gun that you have NOT owned??

    This thread inspired some thinking: https://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread...you-have-owned
    Its the dream of owning "just that perfect gun" that keeps many of us getting more airguns. There are a few guns that I know are good, but who hasn't turned up yet, or I was too stupid to buy them when they were available...

    One of mine is the .177 BSA Hornet, which on paper seems to be just the gun I need for all my outdoor shooting.
    Sensible weight and size, regulated and supposedly accurate, and could be used for anything from plinking to BR shooting.

    What is your favorite that you have NOT owned???
    Too many airguns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evert View Post
    This thread inspired some thinking: https://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread...you-have-owned
    Its the dream of owning "just that perfect gun" that keeps many of us getting more airguns. There are a few guns that I know are good, but who hasn't turned up yet, or I was too stupid to buy them when they were available...

    One of mine is the .177 BSA Hornet, which on paper seems to be just the gun I need for all my outdoor shooting.
    Sensible weight and size, regulated and supposedly accurate, and could be used for anything from plinking to BR shooting.

    What is your favorite that you have NOT owned???
    That's a long list I could go on for ever!
    Theoben slr88/98
    Venom/vmach 80/77 laza glide
    A Whiscomb
    That's just off the top of my head there will be many more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggertime View Post
    That's a long list I could go on for ever!
    Theoben slr88/98
    Venom/vmach 80/77 laza glide
    A Whiscomb
    That's just off the top of my head there will be many more!
    Another question is, which qualities make the guns you "need" special?
    Too many airguns!

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    HW35 Export with a Super Moonlighter scope. I used to dream of one when I was a kid but never got to own one. I think if I did buy one I'd probably be disappointed, so I'll leave it as the dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evert View Post
    This thread inspired some thinking: https://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread...you-have-owned
    Its the dream of owning "just that perfect gun" that keeps many of us getting more airguns. There are a few guns that I know are good, but who hasn't turned up yet, or I was too stupid to buy them when they were available...

    One of mine is the .177 BSA Hornet, which on paper seems to be just the gun I need for all my outdoor shooting.
    Sensible weight and size, regulated and supposedly accurate, and could be used for anything from plinking to BR shooting.

    What is your favorite that you have NOT owned???
    Great choice regarding the Hornet.
    I have one in 177 carbine,but have fitted a Huma reg in my one.
    Itís my favourite pcp for sure.
    My ultimate gun would be a Venom Mach1,with a Venom Or V-Mach Cobra taking second place..
    Les..

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    Hmmm, Iím either covetless, or there are guns I have no awareness of, or I have the best gun on the market for me. Because no gun out there holds a mystical allure for me.

    I have to get into the dream world to specify a gun of desire:
    1. The Ďsomethingí, that heritage, that connection with the past and previous generations who have handled it that old guns like my 120+ yo BSAs have
    2. The ergonomics and looks of my Mk4is
    3. The stability in hold of my Pulsar
    4. The accuracy and precision of the Mk4is and Pulsar
    5. A lightness that makes carrying it unnoticeable, although general wisdom suggests this will adversely affect accuracy and precision
    6. A shot count that means I donít need to refill during a session (someone will say ďspringerĒ!)

    Iíve often thought of a Wildcat, but tellingly, despite many opportunities, Iíve always pulled away from buying one.

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    Daystate CRX for me. I have been lucky enough to try 2 of theses over the years. They are fab.
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    Airarms EV2 Mk4
    Kalibrgun Cricket. .177.
    Accuracy and build quality.
    Probably the only guns i would make an effort to own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggertime View Post
    That's a long list I could go on for ever!
    Theoben slr88/98
    Venom/vmach 80/77 laza glide
    A Whiscomb
    That's just off the top of my head there will be many more!
    Basically the same list here, 88 rather than 98, and adding the Venom Mach1, the Venom BSF Bavaria, and an Airmasters FWB Sport. Also rather fancy a Theoben Grand Prix.

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    Id have the air cartridge AR15 that was made as a true semi automatic ( some fancy jiggery pokery to get a pressure pulse based ejection / bolt cycle to work)
    I think only one exists ..
    Full fat 12ft/lbs in semi auto Ö.as close S you will get to a real AR15 while running at air gun power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evert View Post
    This thread inspired some thinking: https://www.airgunbbs.com/showthread...you-have-owned
    Its the dream of owning "just that perfect gun" that keeps many of us getting more airguns. There are a few guns that I know are good, but who hasn't turned up yet, or I was too stupid to buy them when they were available...

    One of mine is the .177 BSA Hornet, which on paper seems to be just the gun I need for all my outdoor shooting.
    Sensible weight and size, regulated and supposedly accurate, and could be used for anything from plinking to BR shooting.

    What is your favorite that you have NOT owned???
    Blimey this could be quite a list

    Iím pretty fortunate to have tried most stuff over the last 30+ years covering quite a range of tasty pcpís, many springers & many rammers.

    Iíve probably forgot about half the stuff thatís passed through my mitts

    But thereís still loads to go on my scratch the itch list

    Still not done the bullpup route or the big pistol leshiy route

    Iíve probably well and truly missed the boat now on a few very rose tinted desirables eg Pro Elite , Mk4 FWB Sport and a full on lazaglide fandango venom (had a basic trapshot 80) and thereís a few others that I wished Iíd owned at the time like tasty venom webleys towards the end of there demise in the early noughties although I had a brief Brumbow experience I didnít actually think it was that special but I canít really think of something that would be a favourite that Iíve not owned.

    Something strikes me though and thatís current new stuff on offer, if I had a huge pile of wonga (which I donít) to blow on whatever I wanted brand spanking new Iím not sure thereís actually anything that really really stands out

    Iím at the stage where Iím far too picky and cynical on new stuff from crazy overpriced stuff to missing certain tick boxes and having too many compromises.

    As much as Iíd like to support manufactures with buying new itís hard to justify when the older stuff still does the same if not a better job especially when VFM comes into play.

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    Would love a LAISAR12, but only 6 were made and I have never seen one come up for saleÖ
    Slightly obsessed with Single Stroke Pneumatics
    Also making stocks over at Daviesbuilt gunstocks.

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    I think it's got to be a Venom Sidewinder compact which I luckily managed to have a few shots with one at the bash thanks to Les.

    And a Diana 34 120th anniversary edition.

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    Venom Vantage 80

    Zephyr 77

    Either, not fussy
    BSA Meteor .22 - the mans calibre

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