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rossw
February 6, 2006, 03:06 PM
Hi all,

Im totally new to shooting and this forum. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on an air rifle below or at 12lbs/foot, ideally below £80

Any suggestion much appreciated

Regards

Ross

Death from Afar
February 7, 2006, 09:38 PM
Do they limit the ft/lbs of your air rifles in the Uk now????!?!?!?!?!?!?!!:eek:

FirstFreedom
February 7, 2006, 10:23 PM
Yes they do. If you can afford it, I'd look at a Beeman if I were you.

http://www.straightshooters.com/
http://www.straightshooters.com/ssmenu.html

Maybe something like the R7? It's only 7 ft-lbs according to this:

http://www.straightshooters.com/beeman/bdr7.html

Welcome to the shooting fraternity! :)

If you're looking for cheaper, and if these are available in the UK, I've been pleased with my Mendoza-made Crosman. I have the RM377, and it's an excellent rifle for the money, but the Quest 800 and Quest 1000 are very similar. The Quest 1000 is a 1,000 fps gun - hmm, is that under 12 ft-lbs? I dunno if the Quest 800 is still being made or not...

http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=552

http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews-all-1539.html

OneInTheChamber
February 7, 2006, 11:06 PM
wow...... I thought CA gun control was bad!

I knew firearms were illegal in the UK, but a limit on airguns too!?!

T. O'Heir
February 8, 2006, 02:03 AM
Up here, an air rifle with a muzzle velocity greater than 500 fps and a muzzle energy greater than 4.2 ft/lbs, is considered to be a firearm and is subject to the same stupid rules as any other firearm.
Ross, this is an England based forum that may be able to give you more help than a U.S based forum. Not that you're not welcome here.
http://milsurpafterhours.com/

Death from Afar
February 8, 2006, 03:01 PM
That is just stupid. Air guns!

I every now and then think about an airgun for back yard practice. I do like the Gamo's, but the BSA meteors have a good history.

BlueTrain
February 9, 2006, 06:43 AM
Everyone probably knows this already but the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery took an air rifle with them on their expedition. I don't know if it made it back or not but there is a similar air rifle on display at the NRA museum.

They also took a very heavy musket to deal with a mammoth, if they saw one. The Indians had told them about them.