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    After all my woes I had with the HW90, I decided its time to upgrade to PCP.

    Now, what I need to find out from all you knowledgeable folks are the following.
    I will be using it for hunting as well as the new exciting world of FT.

    1. Which brand and model?
    2. I have a Bushnell Elite 6-24x40. Is that sufficient?
    3. Which place has the best service and prices?
    4. Do you all use scuba tanks or are there people out there with hand pumps?
    5. Anything else I might have forgotten?

    Thanks!

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    Hello Spyker
    1. This is PURELY personal choice- Most PCP's are more accurate than we will ever be. Go to a shop that stock a wide varity of rifles and see what you like and that fits you. Go to a club and see(shoot) with differant rifles then decide.
    2. Your scope will do for the moment
    3. Shop around.
    4. Only know 2 people with hand pumps rest SCUBA

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    Hi Spyker,

    In terms of which brand and model I concur with Lewis - best to visit a club and try as many different rifles as possible. For FT and hunting though I would say put the Air Arms S400 on your list.

    Your scope is fine, with a bit of familiarity it will be competitive.

    Unless you feel the need for a workout I would recommend the scuba tank option. Also the filters on the commercial breathing grade air compressors at dive shops are way better than the mickey mouse items on the pumps.

    If you are thinking of choosing between single shot and multi-shot, I would be inclined to recommend the single shot. It is better suited to target work, and realistically is not a disadvantage out hunting. also it is cheaper giving you extra cash for other more useful accessories.

    Regards

    Dale

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    ... and so another poor soul is becoming an addict.

    :beer:

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    You better believe it!!!
    Any shops you guys can recommend I can go to look at?

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    Target Specialists - Boksburg
    Guthries - Midrand
    Potshot - Randburg


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    Does Guthries have a website?

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    Not yet. Give Jason a call.

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    Thanks Lewis, will do. Am looking forward at the prospect of doing some shopping today!!

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    Best of luck with the shopping today, although I would suggest hanging out at a club for a day (ie: Leeuwkop) and getting a feel for the rifles before buying one.

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    Second Refresh's sugestion. Go and look,but feel before you buy.

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    Not to worry, I wont. But I'm a bit of an impulse buyer... better leave the credit card at home then!!

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    We should get a little support group going for the wives/girlfriends:
    Session 1 - Understanding the addiction
    Session 2 - Living with the addiction (including a chapter on: Golf, Teasers, or the gunshop, you decide)
    Session 3 - Help pay for the addiction
    Session 4 - Terminology (including: A scope is more than just an adult mag, HFT is not Having Fun at Truworths, Just when you thought PCP was cement...)

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    i havent been to any where else really than target specialists and jasons both have good service ....jason has an FT courseand sighting facilities though so you can buy your gun and shoot it straight away.


    i would recomend the s400 classic or the BSA hornet as i have owned both you can buy a multi shot of both versions but i would reccomend the single shots.......i would suggest that you find out when the next shoot at leeukop is and come have a look at all the rifles.....i have swopped my s400 for a BSA hornet for many of my own personal reasons but an advantage of it is that it is regulated.i would probably say that you should get a BSA over the s400 but that is my opinion you will see that many people on this forum would choose the s400 over the BSA but have a look at both and see what you prefer.



    what amout of cash are you willing to spend as this also determines what selection you should choose from...

    check out lewis's web page and check when the next leeuukop shoot..... www.airrifle.co.za i think..

    will see you in te future maby you are welcome to have a look at my rifle...

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    Thanks moose.

    My budget currently is R10k, but Ideally I want that to cover all the goodies exluding the scope.

    Will definitely make an appearance at the next meeting so I can drool over some of the hardware!!!

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