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So I fancied this week an open sighted springer .I was reminded how much fun a simple break barrel with opens can be while round at a friend's last weekend plinking with his boys at cans and apples . I didn't want to spend a lot of money but still wanted a half decent trigger (the absolute  most important part of a gun imo.) Day glow sights  and a full power action .

Most  cheap (£100 - 200 ) Chinese or Turkish springers have TERRIBLE  triggers and a lot use similar actions based on a gamo action .(including the  latest bsa meteor)  which is pants and they tend to TWANG  badly. 

Anyway I took a trip down to my friend Trevor in weston super mare .and tried a few candidates . And walked away with a Smk xs20 . This is not a poor gun with bad trigger .just the opposite infact . It's a Chinese copy of a weirauch hw 95  .

It's not identical  but when copying such a good gun you end up with something that's pretty good .

Suffice to say .for £170  this gun is smooth to cock .solidly built ,  accurate , no twang and has a lovely 2 stage  trigger that you don't think about at all you just shoot It. 

I set the open sights up in my garden at 15 yds (the muzzle report isnt too bad at all in .22 cal ) and after 5 shot to get it  on bull, it put the next 8 pellets in a ragged hole  - super domes . Awesome .

Today I took it down the farm and the chrono (all pellets  jsb rws h+n ) did around 11.4 fpe  and set about zeroing at 20 yds .

It put in a 20 mm group with rws hobbys .

So I them boshed a few cans and plastic bottles about free standing shots and just had fun shooting it .- which is its primary function in my cabinet  .

It's a bit weighty at 3.4 kg but it makes for a tame recoil and easy peasy accuracy .

If anyone is in the market for a sub 200 quid springer this is an excellent  option .

 

 

 

 

 

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It cannot be any good cos it's cheap Chinese rubbish, made of monkey metal blah, blah, blah. 90% of people knock SMK and 90% of those have never laid there hands on one, these guns are built to fill a need and they do so admirably, climb up the SMK ladder a little and things get even better with their budget PCP Rifles and Pistols particularly the Snowpeak/Artemis offerings. As said, it should be all about fun/enjoyment and you don't need a regulated, laminated, computer controlled multi option £2000+ puffgun to have a laugh with your mates.

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On 21/11/2021 at 19:24, Ultrastu said:

So I fancied this week an open sighted springer .I was reminded how much fun a simple break barrel with opens can be while round at a friend's last weekend plinking with his boys at cans and apples . I didn't want to spend a lot of money but still wanted a half decent trigger (the absolute  most important part of a gun imo.) Day glow sights  and a full power action .

Most  cheap (£100 - 200 ) Chinese or Turkish springers have TERRIBLE  triggers and a lot use similar actions based on a gamo action .(including the  latest bsa meteor)  which is pants and they tend to TWANG  badly. 

Anyway I took a trip down to my friend Trevor in weston super mare .and tried a few candidates . And walked away with a Smk xs20 . This is not a poor gun with bad trigger .just the opposite infact . It's a Chinese copy of a weirauch hw 95  .

It's not identical  but when copying such a good gun you end up with something that's pretty good .

Suffice to say .for £170  this gun is smooth to cock .solidly built ,  accurate , no twang and has a lovely 2 stage  trigger that you don't think about at all you just shoot It. 

I set the open sights up in my garden at 15 yds (the muzzle report isnt too bad at all in .22 cal ) and after 5 shot to get it  on bull, it put the next 8 pellets in a ragged hole  - super domes . Awesome .

Today I took it down the farm and the chrono (all pellets  jsb rws h+n ) did around 11.4 fpe  and set about zeroing at 20 yds .

It put in a 20 mm group with rws hobbys .

So I them boshed a few cans and plastic bottles about free standing shots and just had fun shooting it .- which is its primary function in my cabinet  .

It's a bit weighty at 3.4 kg but it makes for a tame recoil and easy peasy accuracy .

If anyone is in the market for a sub 200 quid springer this is an excellent  option .

 

 

 

 

 

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Is that Trevor at MD models/ Weston Guns? If it is, he’s a nice chap, had a couple of good natters with him before.

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So I thought I'd find the best pellet for my smk with open sights .

So just now in the garden (wind blowing like crazy horses .) I tried super domes .super h points and hobbys . I want cheap and good for making big holes in tin cans 😆.

Easy winner is the hobbys  . They are the cheapest lightest make the biggest hole and shoot the nicest and most accurately  .

Funny that as I've always found hobbys shoot well out of most my. 22 guns and in .177 also for that matter  

I'd say the group below is sub 1 inch and without the far left hole it's an 1/2 group .

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