Many thanks for the replies and advice.
For context, I'm not a novice with airguns but I am to hft / ft shooting. Our rifle club has recently become a member of nefta and will be holding ft / hft shoots in future. There's only really one person at the club who has experience in these disciplines so trying different setups etc isn't straight forward at present.
I'm just trying to get a basic knowledge of something to have a bash with. Perhaps taking into account the above comments regards springers I might rethink and use a pcp instead...