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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:09 pm 
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I have an older friend who is having trouble cocking the action on his rifle (RWS Mod 45). For a guy in his mid 80's he can only work the action 10 to 12 times before he is worn out. He is thinking about a replacement rifle but wants something easy to cock. So the question is which rifle should he be looking at. He is not thinking about a pcp, but likes shooting groups indoors. Any help would go a long way in making the best choice.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:25 pm 
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Any rifle using 12gm CO2 cartridges may be better if PCP is too involved.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:39 pm 
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I will pass that along. Not sure if he even considered CO2.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:23 pm 
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I believe I had read that a FWB 300 had a very like cocking action. I can't find the source I read that from, so I can't verify that.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:14 am 
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Iceman515 wrote:
I have an older friend who is having trouble cocking the action on his rifle (RWS Mod 45). For a guy in his mid 80's he can only work the action 10 to 12 times before he is worn out. He is thinking about a replacement rifle but wants something easy to cock. So the question is which rifle should he be looking at. He is not thinking about a pcp, but likes shooting groups indoors. Any help would go a long way in making the best choice.

I would highly recommend the Diana 240 for your older friend. It's shorter, less heavy, and has an easier cocking effort (20 lbs. vs. the 35 lbs. of the RWS mod. 45)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:18 am 
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jenrick wrote:
I believe I had read that a FWB 300 had a very like cocking action. I can't find the source I read that from, so I can't verify that.-Jenrick

Yup, has a light 12 lb. cocking effort, but it weighs too much for an elderly man to handle. (If he only shoots from bag/bench rested, then it's fine.)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 am 
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Thank you to all who replied. I will pass along the information. He is shooting off a rest most of the time, so the 300 may be a good fit.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:50 am 
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I second going with CO2. I recently purchased a Beeman QB78 and it's really a nice accurate rifle. Slightly over $100, 6 1/4 lbs. and dirt cheap to shoot. I'm 78 and shoot in the house also.


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