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Old 3rd May 2015, 12:09 PM
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Default Second hand FT rifle - Which one?


I have been shooting in local club events with my HW100 with good results. However after recently trying another members FTP 900 I realised how the correct fit can make things so much more steady and comfortable.

I am looking to upgrade, new or second hand, but not sure what FT rifles to consider. I realise that it needs to fit well initially but from a mechanical, reliability and accuracy point of view which rifles are considered to be best?

Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 3rd May 2015, 02:37 PM
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It would help if you indicated a budget - but assuming 2nd hand and you have say FTP money then the world is your oyster!
AR20 - 500
MPR - 500
EV2 mk4 - say 700
Protarget with a custom stock - or even in an EV stock similar money maybe even cheaper. - My choice as a starter
steyr 100 0r 110 800 - 1200
TM1000 1300
FTP 900 1000 to 1200

Don't forget to save say 3- 500 of your budget for good glass!

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I'd suggest that unless it comes on the personal recommendation of someone you know and trust, do not buy anything you have not tried.

There are FT rifles and there are FT rifles, all of them will lay pellet on pellet at 25 to 30 yards, some of them will do it further than that, but it is 45 to 55 yards you are really interested in and out there you are looking for a sub half inch group.

I appreciate that it is not always easy to try rifles out, but it really is a lottery otherwise.

Even if you are going to buy new, I would still suggest you try something similar at your club, as different weights and points of balance can be a make or break, before you've even released a shot.
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