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Thanks for all the replies. I believe the 150 is a springer. I contemplated a couple 300's which are probably great guns and I might pick one up some day.
But from my research - correct me if I'm wrong - the SSP's have a faster lock time and no recoil pulse leading to 'potentially' better offhand accuracy.
That probably pushes me to the 600 series rifles.
It takes much less time to release a pneumatic valve than it does to get a spring piston moving. So it's safe to say that all SSPs or PCPs have the accuracy advantage over any springer, at least when it comes to lock time and moving mass.

That said, the 300S is remarkably accurate and holds the aimpoint amazingly well considering that it's a springer with a sliding chassis.


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A 300S in the right hands is deadly accurate.
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Are you going to be shooting 3 position? Think about cocking those other guns in prone or kneeling position. Gonna be a pain in the %%%. They are neat guns and accurate, but I know as soon as I got in prone position, I'd regret getting it.

If it were me, I'd go for the Crosman or Hammerli. A decent hand pump isn't too bad a way to start.
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I'll only be shooting offhand ( at this point )
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While I totally agree a 300S is a fabulous air rifle, it tips the scales at nearly 10 lbs...
.. so mine sees a lot of bench time.
If you are shooting indoors in the winter months and venture outside when it's over 65 degrees, a Co2 gun worth looking at is a Beeman AR2078-B.



The "B" model is a side lever with a choked, weighted barrel and mine is dead nuts accurate out to 30 yards with quality wadcutters.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:35 AM
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Missed the 600 on GB yesterday 😢
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Another FWB 600 has popped up for sale, $500 OBO. Not mine, buyer beware, yada yada...

http://www.targettalk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=61445
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The Walther SSP's are worth considering. The LGR (@400-$600.) is comparable to a FWB 600 and the LGM, LGM II are later models that might be closer to @ $800. The Walther's are easier to scope than some of the other rifles. All of the old ten meter guns are fun to shoot.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:29 PM
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Another $1k gun.
I can get a FWB 700 PCP for $900 delivered.

Is this what I can expect to pay for a 600 series gun ?
The one for $600 on GB didn't sell and is relisted. Getting more tempted.
The overseas prices even with exchange are quite good. I'm sure shipping cost would kill a "good" deal.
If you go with a PCP, you might want to check with your league what's their point of view about the 10 years cylinder certification.

Is your club affiliated with the CMP?
If so, you might want to have a look at what they have available
https://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/air-rifles/
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:18 PM
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Another FWB 600 has popped up for sale, $500 OBO. Not mine, buyer beware, yada yada...

http://www.targettalk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=61445
I contacted him right away for pics. Then he posted one in the ad and sent me a pic of the chamber opening ? Then posted sold. Didn't have warm fuzzys.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:18 PM
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Walther SSP's are worth considering
I've read the LGR's are hard to cock, how true ?
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The LGR might be a little harder to cock than other SSP's.
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:27 AM
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It's been a few years since I played with a LGR, but I found cocking the FWB easier (more natural) than the LGR only because the FWB was a "down" stroke vs the LGR "up" stroke.

Walther changed the direction of the cocking-stroke on later models (LH90/LGM1)

As far as effort goes, we're talking about a sub 7.5J 177 air rifle... any adults shouldn't have problems with it. If cocking effort in a match might be a concerned (for the competitive shooter in us) you might just as well go for a PCP
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:12 PM
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Looks like Carel from the Netherlands (?) will be hooking me up with a like new Walther LGR 😀
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Good for you! I was looking very closely at that LGR. Picked up an Anschutz from him last year and could not be happier.
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