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    Good quality air rifle

    Anyone have a quality air rifle laying about?
    Have a starling issue to sort and neighbours dog not appreciate the shotgun!

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    yep, ruger airhawk with ruger scope. dannyb borrowed it and says it was good on magpies. $350
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    Nice rifle.. dont mean to offend but see link
    https://www.wildoutdoorsman.co.nz/pr...e-Package.html

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    thats a bloody good deal !

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    i have a webley vmx d ram with a 3 x 9 nikko sterling scope fired about 20 pellets $375 plus posting. decided i want a pcp air rifle for hunting .

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    ok gersald, make me an offer. its sitting here gathering dust

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerald. View Post
    Nice rifle.. dont mean to offend but see link
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    Think carefully @gerald. I have one of these very same air-rifles. Trigger is very agricultural, the scope rail is made of a plastic material and I can not get any real accuracy out of it. It does shoot better with heavier pellets if you keep it sub-sonic. Would I buy one again? No. The only reason that I keep it is that it is quite heavy and gives me good practice just holding and getting a sight-picture and concentrating on breathing, also, if you can master the crappy trigger you can master anything.

    If you want to get something that is more accurate and good for taking out pests, don't get this air-rifle and think seriously about something like @gonetropo has got.

    Oh, and also the scope they throw in on the package is rubbish as well.

    Just my humble opinion on that particular model.

    Cheers
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    Gonetropo has the same air rifle, does he not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Gonetropo has the same air rifle, does he not?
    No, the earlier model as is my understanding and a far superior air-rifle.

    Cheers
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    my scope rail is dovetailed steel not plastic. gun is about 3 years old and bought for the mrs, after 20 shot she decided she prefered her 10/22. dannyb borrowed it to cull some magpies do probably shot a few pellets more. has a few scuffs on the wood but its still pretty brand new.

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    just found the invoice for mine, cost me $475 so $300 its for sale.

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    I think after much discussion with others probably a better option is subs out the 22lr.. i just want to shoot starlings that have issues with nesting "everywhere" i was using a 20ga but the neighbours dog is losing her shit...

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    Get yourself a Crosman 2250, can easily be tickled up for more power and is near silent with a suppressor. Much safer than shooting upwards with a rimfire mate.

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    I'd use a .177 and a fast one at that. If you're just looking at a non pcp then a gas ram one would be the go. What features do you need on it? Underlever, magazine etc.

 

 

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