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Old 19th November 2014, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by tugg View Post
yeah ,I know Colchester Zoo have a couple,they crap everywhere.
works for me.
I don't think it matters what gun you use aslong as its a an accurate one there are good and bad ones in a the models so you just have to find one thats a shooter.
Of course a good gun fit and a stock with a usable cheekpiece is essential , a decent match trigger is nice but not essential.
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Having used both a fair bit for HFT i can say they both are good enough WITH the right stock .

The action is the easy part i would say since most actions are good enough. it's getting stock fit, suitable scope and learning ranging/windage/positionals ect that's the hard part.

Either choice will do you proud (both actions are good enough to clear courses if you do your bit), try them first at a club and you should get a feel of which one (of any) feels right to you, depending on what stock and scope you get with it, stick with it and learn the ropes.
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Old 19th November 2014, 05:55 PM
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In my humble opinion Hw100 or Air Arms 510 in .177
Try and get a feel for as many as you can.
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Old 19th November 2014, 06:50 PM
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With the budget of 500 I would go MPR and a nice scope.
Any 400/500 series will take you where you need to go. I have owned a HW100 but preferred the MPR overall, taking into consideration of ease of repair, and less to go wrong. Both when set up are good enough to win anything out there though.

As Mark said, both benefit from a better stock, but so most other standard guns.
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Old 19th November 2014, 07:33 PM
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For me it would have to be a AA S400 classic with an mtc viper 10x if you can drop on one with good class then you can enjoy plinking and hft comps with a super reliable gun which i think over time you can evolve the the set up abit easier to how you prefer to a HW!! On the accuracy front you can look at sum quite cheap guns an put them against some top end guns an try an play spot the difference once you've fou d the right pellets for the barrel.

Hope this helps
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Old 19th November 2014, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for all the replies everyone its much appreciated,now I am now a member of a club and it will make the choice of rifle a lot easier im sure. Air arms seem to be a good start so think I will check those out first.
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