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    PCP Air Rifles

    Pretty hard to find specific info on these since they were moved to A-Cat.

    Not many places in NZ selling them anymore and those that are available are only available in .177 or .22.

    Question: Is there any existing law that would prevent me from importing a .50 caliber air rifle from the US? For example these:

    https://www.airgundepot.com/seneca-d...air-rifle.html

    https://www.airgundepot.com/sam-yang...air-rifle.html

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    think u would have to get a police permit to import still as they do come under your A cat license.
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    don't young air guns have some. there was a guy in Whangarei that was importing some.

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    Messed around with a few pcp rifles .Bsa r10 and a fx .

    Quiet smooth and accurate however the faffing around with dive tanks negated the fun.
    I see that you can get small home compressors now but still to much effort required over gunpowder

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWuce View Post
    Pretty hard to find specific info on these since they were moved to A-Cat.

    Not many places in NZ selling them anymore and those that are available are only available in .177 or .22.

    Question: Is there any existing law that would prevent me from importing a .50 caliber air rifle from the US? For example these:

    https://www.airgundepot.com/seneca-d...air-rifle.html

    https://www.airgundepot.com/sam-yang...air-rifle.html
    I recently bought an FX Gladiator from Young's Airgun Centre. Ron had a few PCP's to choose from .177 - .25. I'm pretty sure he could order other calibres. I also bought a cheapo PCP handpump from Aliexpress, which works pretty well. A lot of pumping, but great excersize.
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    @Yukon how many shots per fill and what cal . keen on the fx impact after watching the saffa fella shooting beaver in Argentina ,looking at 22 or 25 cal not the 38. reckon would be ideal for spotlighting possies for plucking to make some cash for more legal toys now that I wont be getting an ar thanks to the horses ass.

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    ive got an airfoce talon in 22 pretty good rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    @Yukon how many shots per fill and what cal . keen on the fx impact after watching the saffa fella shooting beaver in Argentina ,looking at 22 or 25 cal not the 38. reckon would be ideal for spotlighting possies for plucking to make some cash for more legal toys now that I wont be getting an ar thanks to the horses ass.
    I'm not sure yet. I only bought this in January, but have been busy in the run-in to our madness season, aka the roar.

    However. I have put a few rounds through it, and it's pretty good. It has dual air cylinders, which take quite a few pumps to bring up to pressure.

    It is .22 calibre, has three power settings. I did chrony these but can't remember velocity or pellet weight. It was more accurate with the medium setting with the pellet I was using. I think the medium setting was around 22ft/lb or thereabouts.

    The trigger wasn't as good as I thought it could be, but this is possibly only an adjustment.

    I also recently bought a Weirauch HW100 which I haven't even taken to the range yet. This has the sweetest trigger imaginable!


    I wasn't overly impressed with the magazine release on the FX. Firstly, it has an 8 round mag (compared to the 14 round mag on my HW100), but it is fiddly, and easy to dropped when removing. I'm planning to use the FX at night with our night vision and thermal scopes, so I am fully preparing to have to piss around on my knees looking for it. Also, spare mags are really expensive. The HW100 on the other hand, has a range of 3rd party mags at really good prices.

    What I do like about the FX is its handling. It's short and much much lighter than my HW100.

    I've been shooting a lot of rats in bushes with my .22LR, I'm looking forward to giving the FX a go soon(ish).
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    Yeah check out AirArmsHuntingSA on youtube. Excellent page with plenty of PCP hunting content

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Ruin View Post
    Messed around with a few pcp rifles .Bsa r10 and a fx .

    Quiet smooth and accurate however the faffing around with dive tanks negated the fun.
    I see that you can get small home compressors now but still to much effort required over gunpowder
    It's a real pity that .22LR isn't available with a 20grn bullet at 1000fps and at a reasonable price. PCPs are good for 50 shots or so, then it's back to fill.

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    50 shots would be ok for shooting possums at night to pluck as that will be a bit of work and don't mind using a manual pump to refill rather than bother with a dive bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWuce View Post
    Pretty hard to find specific info on these since they were moved to A-Cat.

    Not many places in NZ selling them anymore and those that are available are only available in .177 or .22.

    Question: Is there any existing law that would prevent me from importing a .50 caliber air rifle from the US? For example these:

    https://www.airgundepot.com/seneca-d...air-rifle.html

    https://www.airgundepot.com/sam-yang...air-rifle.html
    Why bother if you can still use a .22LR
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    I would have thought something like CCI Quiet would be a substitute for an air rifle.

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Size:  79.3 KB a couple I use to own some people believe it or not actually like air rifles same as golf fishing bowls darts just off the top of my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    Why bother if you can still use a .22LR
    You should check out some youtube videos and see just what a .50 caliber PCP rifle can do. Think of it as a shotgun slug with 100-200 meters range at 20 cents per shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWuce View Post
    You should check out some youtube videos and see just what a .50 caliber PCP rifle can do. Think of it as a shotgun slug with 100-200 meters range at 20 cents per shot.
    Where would you be using it?

 

 

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