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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:30 am 
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Dear Fellow Shooters,

I live in Ontario and i am VERY NEW to air rifles, always having used pistols before.
I am now looking for a good quality air rifle for 10m competition, open sights, PCP, decent trigger, sub 500 fps,, .177, light weight etc.

Searching the net it looks like I could fulfill my requirements with this AA S400 MPR Biathlon:
http://www.trail-marker.com/store/index ... 05RPM&c=77

Air Arms has the reputation of very good quality......Just that I couldn't find any reviews or specific info on this particular model! Even in the AA site.
Can anyone, please, shed some light on this item before I risk spend a bundle on it???

I am not a collector, just want one rifle, actually "the rifle".

Many Thanks
Beretto

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:47 am 
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I have no idea of your skill level or budget.... but there are a few other choices for 10m competition at both ends of the spectrum.... At the bottom end is the Daisy 853 at $325 which is the standard rifle for the Cadets.... Next up would be the Air Arms S200 at $599 or the Slavia CZ200T at $639.... Then there is the Air Arms S400 MPR as you mentioned at $1195-$1295.... Above that you will find the various Feinwerkbaus such as the 700 in the $3000 price range.... Unless you are destined to be an Olympic class shooter my guess is that any of these will surpass your ability to hit a dot the size of the period at the end of this sentence standing at 10m.... I know that even the Daisy far surpasses my ability....

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:06 pm 
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I'm in the same boat as you...looking for a nice >PAL rifle.... and there really ain't much out there :( . The S400 you mentioned looks like quite the shooter, but it's way out of my budget. Right now, I am leaning towards the AA S200. I think it is a good comprimise price-wise. And really, like rsterne mentioned, the accuracy difference between the $600 gun and the $1300 would be hardly noticable unless you are shooting at the Olympic level. Just my thoughts. Really it all depends on the $$ you're willing to spend, because I'm sure that S400 is great :) :).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Thank you rsterne for your views. You are right, I am sure those guns far surpass my ability.
I must continue to evaluate the choices.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:39 am 
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Can you recommend a target for biathlon.
http://t-media.msk.ru/b_07_shop/bp_07_misheni.html
http://youtu.be/RWBErlc0DE0


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Here's some info.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R94V3OQvKmA


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