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I got an old HW70 about a year ago for a bit of garden plinking and dispatching rats from cages. It is great for the plinking part, but wouldn't penetrate the skin on a rice pudding :lol: Before I tried it on ratty I shot at a dead mole and the pellet bounced off. I'm looking at getting a Benjamin Trail next time around. Not keen on CO2 guns.

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I got an old HW70 about a year ago for a bit of garden plinking and dispatching rats from cages. It is great for the plinking part, but wouldn't penetrate the skin on a rice pudding :lol: Before I tried it on ratty I shot at a dead mole and the pellet bounced off. I'm looking at getting a Benjamin Trail next time around. Not keen on CO2 guns.

 

It could need a new mainspring and seals mate- The HW70 is supposed to be a decent gun!! :yes:

 

 

John :)

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It could need a new mainspring and seals mate- The HW70 is supposed to be a decent gun!! :yes:

 

 

John :)

 

Thanks. Is that an easy DIY job or do you need specialist tools? I haven't got access to a Chrombo so I can't tell what the output is.

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I have a Beeman P17 /HW40 , Which I have used for a good few years now . Great plinker and accurate .

 

Good fun shooting dangling tins hung of an old ironing board !

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Some other pistols to consider...

 

BSA Scorpion, Spring powered but really quite powerful (And a bit heavy too!!)..

 

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Crosman 1322 classic multipump pneumatic, .22cal and can be quite powerful but need to be pumped up to ten times for full power- Noisy whilst pumping!

 

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BSA Magnum 240, Quite powerful spring pistols but can be a little difficult to master the hold required!

 

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I love the old steel overlever Webley pistols but nowhere near full power at around 3.5ft lbs muzzle energy, The just feel so nice in the hand!

 

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The Crosman 357 is a Co2 10 shot repeater that's good fun! As will many Co2 pistols, The forst 15-20 shots are quite powerful fropm a fresh cart but the drop off is noticed!

 

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The PP700 is a cheap precharged pneumatic pistol that is both powerful and accurate (Doesn't come with open sights though) It's a single shot pistol and available in .177 and .22cal, The pistol is regulated and is filled to 250bar..

 

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The most fun of all is the Crosman 600, A ten shot repeater in .22 (There is a .177cal similar pistol but it's designated the 677- very rare though!).

 

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Other pistols to think about are the Weihrauch HW45, As already suggested, The Crosman 2240, EB20/22 and the multishot Co2 guns such as the Lugers, Webley Mk6 revolvers, Broomhandle Mausers, In fact there's more pistols out there now than the parson preached about!! :lol:

 

I couldn't include pics of the last lot of suggestions as I don't have them in my collection yet :hmm:

 

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John :good:

 

The gun I always regretted selling was a Walther LP53.

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Thanks. Is that an easy DIY job or do you need specialist tools? I haven't got access to a Chrombo so I can't tell what the output is.

I've never had a HW70 before but i've only read good stuff about them!, I wouldn't think they would be too difficult to strip, Parts are available from CHAMBERS, There's also an exploded view that would be helpful for doing the job, It looks like the cylinder end plug simply screws out :good:

 

 

John :)

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Thanks. I'll have a look at it when I've got more time. The original spec says 380 ft/second so that is less than 3 ft-lb. I might be better off getting a gas ram for the ratting.

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Im looking to get a small compact 22. Pistol but im tawn between 2.

The Crossman 2240 and the CP2 Victor.

Which one would you recommend?

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Thought about the webley Alecto? its a compact pump up, I have one, the grip is a bit small but they got some poke, shoot well and look awesome!

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On 10/02/2020 at 16:47, JAngus said:

Im looking to get a small compact 22. Pistol but im tawn between 2.

The Crossman 2240 and the CP2 Victor.

Which one would you recommend?

I have had a Crosman 2240 for the past 10 years. Accurate at garden ranges and very reasonably priced. Rather noisy, though, so I fitted a moderator.

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4 hours ago, Chaz25 said:

Thought about the webley Alecto? its a compact pump up, I have one, the grip is a bit small but they got some poke, shoot well and look awesome!

I have used a members one at an air rifle club a few years ago, all done up with silencer and red dot sight etc.. I was very impressed. But £200 + 😒

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3 hours ago, Good shot? said:

I have used a members one at an air rifle club a few years ago, all done up with silencer and red dot sight etc.. I was very impressed. But £200 + 😒

Yeh they cost sum! but there is second hand, I guess you have to set your price an see what you can find, I got my BSA 240 magnum for £130 but then paid over £200 for my LP3

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