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Old 27th September 2016, 10:31 PM
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Hi, could anyone advise me on the best choice of PCP, for my 9 year old girl. The BSA springer we have is too heavy for her to lift in to a shooting position so she can only shoot from a rest. Looking at the various add, the BSA ultra se looks short, light and manuverable. Anyone have any other suggestion.

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Old 28th September 2016, 01:00 AM
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Go along to your local club and they will give you all the advice you need and will let you try some rifles before you buy anything then you can work out what you can afford or even pick up a good secondhand one.
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Air arms s200 / s400 carbine
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Old 28th September 2016, 05:44 AM
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Old 28th September 2016, 05:45 AM
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Another vote for the Air Arms S200. It is light, accurate and readily available new or second hand.
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Another vote for either Air Arms S200 or S400 carbine superlite. We have had kids in our indoor are at Buxted using both.
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Hi, Nice to see you made it onto the Forum. Good to meet you and the family

Personally i would go for S400 carbine (maybe superlite) over the S200 as it's a slightly more refined rifle....in terms of weight and accuracy there's nothing between the S400 or S200.

I've been keeping an eye out for either a S200 or S400 on this and another forum since we spoke...both seem to be a little thin on the ground at the moment.
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Old 28th September 2016, 12:27 PM
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Great, thanks to all for the advice. It seems that I need to be looking for an S400 superlight, for my daughter. if anyone knows of one going for a fair price I would be interested. thanks again.
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As Chris says, the 400 is more refined, the trigger on the 200 needs work to make it any good and can be very heavy as it comes causing pulled shots. Both would do the job though. The Ultra is a nice compact sturdy rifle too but is a bit limited on shot count in .177, enough shots but only just!

Try handling a superlight and the normal carbine before buying as much of the weight saving is at the rear which actually makes it feel more front heavy even though it is a tiny bit lighter, the balance is shifted. Much better if you are carrying it all day but maybe not for target use?
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Old 28th September 2016, 04:54 PM
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The S400 is the better rifle but for a 9 year old the S200 is a better fit. The S400 length of pull is too long and even pistol grip to trigger is a stretch for a tiny person. The S200 I believe was designed for juniors. Definitely try before you buy.
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