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    Which brand and model air rifle?

    Which brand and model air rifle do you think for under $600 is the best.
    I will be using it for target practicing and the odd possum or bunny. Calibre .22 and spring piston.

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    Cometa Fusion is by far the best bang for buck. It may not shoot quite as good as the expensive Germans but it's half the price.
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    My cometa was about $300,its shot a lot of rabbits.Good bang for buck,

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    yep the cometa fusion is where its at for that money. Mind you that price dosent include a scope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jusepy81 View Post
    yep the cometa fusion is where its at for that money. Mind you that price dosent include a scope.
    Mine was second hand,like new with a 3x9 hawke scope on it.At $300 it was a good deal.
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    Cometa Fuson retail $629 through Young's Airguns in Auckland and no scope, as others say they are nice. If your budget of $600 would include a decent scope look at Norica as an option.

    You could also go Crosman, but alot of the newer ones are Chinese made now and terrible - if you can get a USA made Crosman better (apparently Crosman are taking all manufacturing back to USA)

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    Thanks for everyone's input. So the most popular suggestions were for the Cometa Fusion, why not one of the Gamo one's?

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    People dont seem to like gamos. I have had a few of them going back a bit now and never had a problem with any of them. A second hand german would be the go if they can be got in that price range. Been a while since Ive done airguns.
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    some good advice I have had a BSA Meteor was good accurate but open sights a bit flimsy - then I has a Diana German made - really great accurate as bit heavy but well made decent second hand one will set you up or the Cometa gets a good write up on here - scopes are the bug bear - air rifles shred the weak thats for sure - it really has to be a quality air rifle dedicated scope
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    Ive had a few crosman air rifles and they are not as quality as the european ones like cometa /weihrauch but they are pretty expensive new. But if you find one on the yellow site or on here you can get them for decent money.

    My crosman 362 pump is pretty accurate and has heaps of mods you can do to up the FPS and optics but you have to spend the money and learn how to mod it yourself or get the help of others on here or on www.kiwiairgunners.co.nz.

    To be honest the best air rifle I have had , is the second hand one I brought off a guy on here. A cometa fusion in .22 caliber.
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    Most modern Gamo stuff is absolute crap, they use hype words and specs to over inflate the performance on paper and they cheap out with scrappy materials and shit QC. On top of all this they often cost more than what you can get a decent Cometa for and give new shooters a really poor experience putting them off the sport.

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    I’d look out for a good second hand German. Gecafo, Dianna or Weihrauch.


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    If you decide to go Gamo, get a CFX. There are a few of them on TradeMe at the moment in Waikato.

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    @Aubrey I've got a Benjamin trail air rifle in 22 with a Center Point 3-9 X 40 air rifle scope on it if your interested?
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Here are some top air rifle contenders under $600 for your target practice and small game hunting needs, considering your preference for .22 caliber and spring-piston models:

    Powerful and accurate options:
    1. Hatsan Alpha QE: This springer packs a punch while staying budget-friendly, but it's not the quietest.
    2. Benjamin Trail NP: This nitro-piston rifle offers good power, accuracy, and quiet operation.

    PCP alternative (if budget allows):
    1. Crosman PCP Sniper: Powerful, accurate, and relatively quiet, but pricier than springers.

    Remember:
    1. Consider your budget, power needs, accuracy requirements, noise limitations, and desired caliber.
    2. Break barrel alternatives exist, but cocking can be tough, and accuracy might not be as top-notch.
    3. A high-quality scope can enhance your shooting experience for both target practice and hunting.

    Ultimately, the best choice depends on your specific priorities.

 

 

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