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    Hi gang

    Has anyone heard of a Ultratech rifle ? It reaches 900 fps and was voted best air rifle for 2004, I'm thinking of getting one instead of a Gamo shadow. Does anyone have any comments about the quality of the Ultratech ?

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    Where was it rifle of the year? The Ultratec springer I have in mind is worse than a Gamo by my standards anyway. That much power in a springer is hard to control and often under special conditions.They are cheap though

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    The rep at the store said it was air rifle of the year in some air rifle mag, the name he didn't say, maybe it was just a sales rap. Thanks Allan, I rekon I'm gonna stick with the Gamo Shadow.

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    Which Ultratec was he referring to ? There is also the 2 PCPs that he might be talking about. Would also love to know where it was airgun of the year.

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    airgun of the year in Afghanistan..

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    AHA!! I have found the site for the store advertising the Ultratech, it's...

    http://www.securityworld.co.za/produ...?ProductID=222

    The deal looks kinda sweet with regards to what you get for the price, cleaning kit, scope etc etc.

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    I would rather have hatsan or a slingshot than an ultratech

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    hmm........it was the ultratec 1906 that got me into airgunning begining of last year..........

    it's a copy of the gamo 440........in the states they are known as bam 18/19. they are pretty popular over there, do a search on charlie da tuna........he offers tuning /info on them.
    don't know if they get better quality/grade ones in the US, but i think crosman has bought the rights to this gamo copy. eg. quest 1000


    mine had a poi shift problem.........much to do with the inferior barrel lock-up. unless you only plan to shoot open sight look else where.
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Wed Jul 06 2005, 01:40PM ]</span>

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    Rather buy a Gamo ! That's junk ... :-)

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    Hilton, I told you it's probably a piece of cr@p...
    I already learned the hard way about buying unknown junk (a.k.a. Griffon Bullpup)

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    better not wasting money and energy on springer.

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    I have the Shadow 1000, and a friend has the Ultratec. We have had these rifles for about 2 years now. He recently had his whole rifle replaced for free by Ramrod after some difficulties with it, no questions asked. We think they might have mistaken him for a dealer though...
    In any case - my rifle has about 5000 round through it, still on the first spring, and even with his new rifle, mine still outshoots (penetrates) it.
    It is a nice rifle for the price, but like the Hatsan, performance soons starts dropping, unlike the Shadow, where you have a very slow and gradual performance degrade.
    Stick to the Shadow 1000, or the CFX.

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    R1700 for a ultratech springer. rather spend R400 more to get a PCP. it's day and night difference.

    if u already have a springer and decide to stay with it. then have fun and enjoy.

    but to buying a new gun. PCP is the only way can give u strength and pleasure at same time --- just like vigria does

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    Yip, the PCP looks about the best bet. I've also been looking at the GAMO CFX - 1000 fps, also looks pretty good. But I suppose the deciding factor is what do I really want to do, plink around or get into serious target shooting?decisions decisions?

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    I agree with boondock. (Even though I have a springer). I wish I had known about PCP's like the BAM50 before I bought my rifle.

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