Trying to help my friend upgrade
Here's a poser for you all:
My friend has a BSA Meteor MK7 .22, we chrono'd it and it was putting out 9.5ftlb with RWS Superdomes. He's mainly plinking, but wants to shoot rabbits in his back yard (max range, 40 yards) occasionally.
We thought it might be worth tuning up the Meteor, but I've changed tack and told him to get a new rifle - he's coming around to the idea, but he's only going to buy a springer (or gas-ram), and he wants a british gun (can't fault him for that, he gave me such stick when I told him I'd bought a German one!) Oh, and he says "if I can shoot a cannon, why would I buy a deringer?" so he want's .22
What would you choose? I've been telling him to get an Air-Arms TX200 or Pro-Sport, but seperating him from his money will be a challenge. He seems stuck on the idea that BSA are good, so wants another of them. He's going to have a go with my HW97K at the weekend
Any recommendations and/or arguments that would sway him would be helpful! Some reviews/comparisons might also help - tia