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Old 18th June 2012, 02:18 PM
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Exclamation Air Arms S400 MPR

Fellow shooters,
Myself and my father have recently became members of treetops sporting centre in Newport, we've been shooting for years, but only now decided to join a club, and take up target shooting. We believe now is the right time to purchase ourselves air rifles, and we've been notified that the Air Arms S400 MPR is the best Rifle for us. The price on the MPR is a little steep for myself as a first time purchaser, is there anyone on here, or knows of someone selling a MPR or two, or can recommend a alternative?

Would be much appreciated.
Thank you

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Old 18th June 2012, 03:36 PM
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Default s400 classic

The mpr is just a s400 classic with a stock that has more adjustment.
Think it may also have a better muzzle brake on the end.
You'll get a second hand s400 for 270-300 and if you get feed up with it you'll get your money back.
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Old 18th June 2012, 04:29 PM
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Who told you that the MPR is the best for you?

It is a good gun, but for someone starting out or even a shooter who has been at it a while, a S400 with a adjustable cheek piece is every bit as good and is about 2/3rds of the price.

Also have a look at the HW101.
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Old 18th June 2012, 04:57 PM
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I've been shooting with a S400 MPR at my local club, and i personally think it's a brilliant rifle, and so i've been told by the people that i've shot with, because 90% of them have S400 (and the occasional one has a MPR). I've been ringing around today, and i've found a few friends with a classic S400, so i may ask them if i can have a little shoot with theirs.

I am going to nose around, see if i can find one second hand, or also look at alternatives, such as the HW101 (thank you) Thanks for your advice guys! haha, trying to get my feet on the ground with the new sport

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Old 18th June 2012, 05:14 PM
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We are away this week on a shoot you are more than welcome to try my walther next week end im sure the other guys wouldnt mind you haveing a shot with there guns steyr,daystate,and many other makes,


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Old 18th June 2012, 06:05 PM
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Hi Chris,

As long as its the smaller calibre it doesn't matter too much which 400 you buy to be honest.
But I would recommend the S400 for any new starter. Carbine or standard.

I shoot an MPR in HFT and own a couple of 400's and a 410, and they are all capable of being an excellent all round gun.

If you do need a silencer though it might be easier to not buy the MPR, as the standard silencer does not fit staright on and you will need an adaptor. I keep my MPR purely for HFT and shoot a 400 or 410 for hunting.

Oh and the MPR has a few more subtle changes than you might think, as it has a bigger diameter match barrel and a different breach, with a dedicated .177 loading channel, adjustable trigger blade and a stock that I dont like to be honest, and have found uncomfortable so I dont use the MPR stock. Although it has bog standard and simple 400 internals which is a bonus in my opinion.

Hope this helps a little, although as has been said in the posts above, try a few guns out and dont rush to buy unless it feels comfortable.

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