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Old 28th January 2015, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Abdiel View Post
Hi chris could you elaborate a bit more?
I have looked into other rifles , and if I could get a one of these or some others at a good price I would probably buy , but s/h values I have seen around my area don't give much of a discount, as my message above I can get a brand new rifle with the supplied scope for just over the cost of a second hand.

Could you elaborate a bit more? Everything I have read has given the AR20 great reviews, "for it's price" , but then they are usually comparing against a steyer . What imparticular would I need to change ?

The plastic bits of the stock are poor and would cost for a decent fit (woodwork). the supplied cylinder makes the rifle very front heavy so again additional cost for a lighter cylinder. Trigger is poor as is the cocking mechanism. I've shot 3 in the past (my mate still has one) but at best could describe them as 'agricultural'. I know some on here have done a lot of work on them but like i costs money.

A good SH pro target (with Mk3 reg) should be available for around the 500 pounds mark and would be my choice if spending around the 500-600 mark. I know that buying SH you may inherit someones problems but if you buy carefully, from a club member or trusted source on here then all should be fine.

SH AA pro target - approx 500
SH AA EV2 (mk1/2 - approx 600/700
Steyr - 800 (i certainly would n't pay any more than that for a standard one)

If you consider 610 for the AR20 and then a few hundred quid extra on tweaking bits then IMHO it's a false economy.

If the AR20 has such rave reviews how come i haven't seen many at all on either the HFT or FT circuits and how many have taken trophies?....although the trophy winning could purely be down to the low numbers being used.

Last edited by chrisc; 28th January 2015 at 10:26 AM.
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