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  1. I bought this one from Amazon two months ago for £58. Looks like you may have to shop around for that price now. From 6 yards to 60 yards it checks out against a tape and guys using 200 quid jobbies. Whether or not it is worth it to you to know the range to a yard is up to you and your gun and the kind of shooting you do. 🙂 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01FJV28G8/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.
  3. M6 x 1.0 for certain. Good luck with your project. Look forward to seeing it.
  4. If you want to weigh your pellets to achieve consistency then how the nominal value is obtained makes no odds.
  5. Many on the Bay at around £10 to £12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electronic-Digital-Milligram-Scale-50g-0-001g-Electronic-Gram-Grain-Jewelry-UK/302714164488?hash=item467b2b9508:g:D9kAAOSwMm1a3VAr:rk:1:pf:0
  6. Sorry Rewulf, but the scales you are recommending are only accurate to one hundredth of a gram. If pellet manufacturers quote weights to one hundredth of a grain then that is the degree of accuracy you need. To weigh to one hundredth of a grain you need scales capable of 0.65 milligrams. So an accuracy of one milligram or one thousandth of a gram, 0.001 gram, is not really quite enough but probably the OP’s most viable option.
  7. Some confusion here with decimal points surely. If Rewulf’s scales are only accurate to a tenth of a gram, then they couldn’t distinguish between an 8.5 grain pellet and a 10.0 grain pellet. Not much use is it. More likely it’s a hundredth of a gram, that is 0.01 gram or 0.15 grain. Pellet weights are usually quoted to the nearest one hundredth, 0.01, of a grain. If you want to sort individual pellets for weight you need to be looking for scales with an accuracy of at least one thousandth of a gram, 0.001 gram, or 0.015 grain.
  8. With regard to the pistol, I have just noticed a two-part article running in Air Gunner of a guy rebuilding an Original 6 complete with new synthetic piston seals. Looks a piece of cake 😏
  9. Sorry, yes, quite some time ago Alex. Modified on 1 October 2007 by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, the Firearms Act 1968 Section 24(4)(a) reads: It is an offence to make a gift of an air weapon or ammunition for an air weapon to a person under the age of eighteen. Good information on Young People and Air Weapons on BASC website. The Home Office publishes a handy leaflet on airgun safety and the law. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650548/air-weapons-a-brief-guide-to-safety.pdf
  10. Be aware that the law requires your grandson to be at least 18 years old to receive the pistol as a gift.
  11. Yes, I emailed them earlier asking: "So when you say I can "try before I buy” does that mean you will put scopes on a couple of those rifles and I can shoot a few rounds on your range?" And fair play to them received a very prompt reply: "Hi Bob. Your welcome to try any of the rifles we have on display on our 7m gun range in the shop which will give you a good idea on how they fire. Kind Regards Ronnie" Not sure that means they would fit a scope, though, or whether that matters.
  12. But will they let me use their range to shoot the guns I fancy before buying?
  13. Thanks for the responses. As I said, I found the S410 with a mod a tad long. The Ultimate Sporter is a possibility, but I was leaning towards the HW100 and looking for views on the carbine versus the standard length. Thanks, Chris. A lively site this. I’m in Bournemouth. I was hoping to do just that. And I always try to support local shops, but I don’t know any around here with a test range. What’s the word on Ronnie Sunshines? Or is that like asking a keen cyclist about Halfords.
  14. So, it’s time to break cover and say hello to everyone, and thank you all for an interesting, informative, and entertaining forum. I shoot air pistol, but have been hankering after a PCP rifle, and been lurking here for a while picking up pointers, as well as researching on YouTube and other forums. Initially for target shooting in the garden until sufficiently competent to tackle pigeons and pests, I am looking for something quiet and reasonably compact. I considered many options, and narrowed it down to Air Arms S410, S510, and Ultimate Sporter, and two offerings from Weihrauch, the HW100 and HW110. And I decided on 0.177 calibre. It’s all very well reading reviews and looking at the specs on paper, but you need to fondle them, and so I did the gun shops today. I felt the S410 and S510 were good, but too noisy without a mod, and too long with one. I was unsure about the laminate stock on the Ultimate Sporter, but it didn’t look so bad in the flesh. Quiet, handled nicely, good trigger, not so keen on the magazine indexing system though, or the safety. I liked the HW110 a lot, but top for fondling factor for me though was the HW100T. And when I saw the laminate version … well … ding dong! With that almost decided maybe, it’s now a question of standard or carbine. And that’s where I’m stuck, and would appreciate comment from the collective wisdom here. And thanks guys for your help so far. You’ve been great. Bob
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