Alternatives and help with decision making for new PCP

Alternatives and help with decision making for new PCP

Joined: January 8th, 2009, 12:14 am

August 9th, 2012, 4:52 pm #1

Hello All,
I am saving for a new pcp as a second go to hunter/target rifle. I am looking for something in the $1K range (new or used) and that has the following features:

1. Carbine
2. Capable of 30 ft lbs.
3. Shrouded (but not necessary)
4. Ambi stock (but not necessary)
5. .22 caliber or .25 (if .25, capable of up to 120 yards)
6. Smooth action (effortless since my finance will be using mostly)
7. Less than 8 lbs without scope
8. Shot count of 30 or more in between fills
9. Tack driver accuracy

I have the following in mind (in order of preference), but please share if I missed something.
Your input and opinions are welcome.

AA S510
Ripley Elite
Daystate Huntsman XL
BSA R10 Mk2
Falcon R (newer model before closing out)
Cometa Lynx (what ever happened to this pcp??)
Evanix Rainstorm MK2 (worried about quality)

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Joined: July 6th, 2012, 1:22 am

August 9th, 2012, 4:58 pm #2

and it is a great gun. But the bolt action on mine would not be suitable for most ladies. Then again, it may be something that I could have changed with some adjustments. It's fine for me, so I don't worry about it. An FX Whisper may be a good option also.
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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 12:14 am

August 9th, 2012, 5:07 pm #3

Hello Eric,

I appreciate the input. I was also worried on the bolt pull for the Huntsman. I think that a lever action may be best due to leverage.

For some reason, that I can't put my finger on, I shy away from the FX line. The Royale would be nice, but out of my range.

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Joined: February 27th, 2002, 5:58 am

August 9th, 2012, 5:16 pm #4

Hello All,
I am saving for a new pcp as a second go to hunter/target rifle. I am looking for something in the $1K range (new or used) and that has the following features:

1. Carbine
2. Capable of 30 ft lbs.
3. Shrouded (but not necessary)
4. Ambi stock (but not necessary)
5. .22 caliber or .25 (if .25, capable of up to 120 yards)
6. Smooth action (effortless since my finance will be using mostly)
7. Less than 8 lbs without scope
8. Shot count of 30 or more in between fills
9. Tack driver accuracy

I have the following in mind (in order of preference), but please share if I missed something.
Your input and opinions are welcome.

AA S510
Ripley Elite
Daystate Huntsman XL
BSA R10 Mk2
Falcon R (newer model before closing out)
Cometa Lynx (what ever happened to this pcp??)
Evanix Rainstorm MK2 (worried about quality)

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Both are great guns. Your preference will depend on which feature you prefer on a gun.
I personally like the Huntsman better but the AA510 is awesome too.

If the AA510 cost more, it would be getting more attention.
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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 12:14 am

August 9th, 2012, 5:40 pm #5

Why do you like the Huntsman more?
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Joined: January 14th, 2011, 9:42 pm

August 9th, 2012, 6:26 pm #6

Hello All,
I am saving for a new pcp as a second go to hunter/target rifle. I am looking for something in the $1K range (new or used) and that has the following features:

1. Carbine
2. Capable of 30 ft lbs.
3. Shrouded (but not necessary)
4. Ambi stock (but not necessary)
5. .22 caliber or .25 (if .25, capable of up to 120 yards)
6. Smooth action (effortless since my finance will be using mostly)
7. Less than 8 lbs without scope
8. Shot count of 30 or more in between fills
9. Tack driver accuracy

I have the following in mind (in order of preference), but please share if I missed something.
Your input and opinions are welcome.

AA S510
Ripley Elite
Daystate Huntsman XL
BSA R10 Mk2
Falcon R (newer model before closing out)
Cometa Lynx (what ever happened to this pcp??)
Evanix Rainstorm MK2 (worried about quality)

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... with an aftermarket buttstock. Very compact, light, accurate, good shot count, .25 caliber and 50 foot pounds for less than half your budget - well, that is for just one. His & hers would set you back a bit more 8)
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Joined: February 12th, 2006, 1:21 am

August 9th, 2012, 7:30 pm #7

Hello All,
I am saving for a new pcp as a second go to hunter/target rifle. I am looking for something in the $1K range (new or used) and that has the following features:

1. Carbine
2. Capable of 30 ft lbs.
3. Shrouded (but not necessary)
4. Ambi stock (but not necessary)
5. .22 caliber or .25 (if .25, capable of up to 120 yards)
6. Smooth action (effortless since my finance will be using mostly)
7. Less than 8 lbs without scope
8. Shot count of 30 or more in between fills
9. Tack driver accuracy

I have the following in mind (in order of preference), but please share if I missed something.
Your input and opinions are welcome.

AA S510
Ripley Elite
Daystate Huntsman XL
BSA R10 Mk2
Falcon R (newer model before closing out)
Cometa Lynx (what ever happened to this pcp??)
Evanix Rainstorm MK2 (worried about quality)

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I have the AA S510 in 25 cal and an Evanix Blizzard in .177. These are my first side levers and for a lady a side lever would be ideal. Truly sweet and effortless compared to a bolt action. The jury is still out on both guns (as to whether they are keepers) as they are recent acquisitions. I did take out a feral chicken with the S510 at distance and dropped like a lead ball, couple of head shakes it was over (not even a death twitch). The Evanix seems lighter than the Air Arms although it doesn't seem that heavy. I have an early Beeman/Falcon RS series in 25 (it is a power house and a tack driver) but the bolt would not be good for a female, imho. I had the Ripley and I was always worried about it getting a scratch or something happening to it. So for me, I try to stay away from "collector" type guns. The more I think about how nice these side levers I have are. I must admit I am impressed with their ease of use.
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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 12:14 am

August 9th, 2012, 7:53 pm #8

Hello Donald,

I like the idea of the AA510 more and more. BTW, the Ripley Elite is not a showroom PCP like the hand built Ripleys.

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Joined: December 3rd, 2004, 4:06 am

August 9th, 2012, 8:11 pm #9

Hello All,
I am saving for a new pcp as a second go to hunter/target rifle. I am looking for something in the $1K range (new or used) and that has the following features:

1. Carbine
2. Capable of 30 ft lbs.
3. Shrouded (but not necessary)
4. Ambi stock (but not necessary)
5. .22 caliber or .25 (if .25, capable of up to 120 yards)
6. Smooth action (effortless since my finance will be using mostly)
7. Less than 8 lbs without scope
8. Shot count of 30 or more in between fills
9. Tack driver accuracy

I have the following in mind (in order of preference), but please share if I missed something.
Your input and opinions are welcome.

AA S510
Ripley Elite
Daystate Huntsman XL
BSA R10 Mk2
Falcon R (newer model before closing out)
Cometa Lynx (what ever happened to this pcp??)
Evanix Rainstorm MK2 (worried about quality)

Thanks,
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I'm not sure I quite understand folks take on women not being able to work a bolt action to be honest.

My shooting buddy got his wife a Huntsman this past Christmas and she loves it. No problems at all. She out-shoots him with it most days... and me some!

She's shot a dozen or so different bolt action guns that I have, again... with no problem. I've had several female shooters try out various guns of mine, none had any issue with the bolt actions nor any difficulty in cocking them.



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Joined: January 8th, 2009, 12:14 am

August 9th, 2012, 8:29 pm #10

Hello Rob,

I neglected to mention that my fiance is petite (lacks muscle) and she has early onset arthritis.

I am looking for something that is effortless. She loves to shoot, but my BSA S10 is too much for her after a few magazines.

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