Well, I have 3 x .177 airguns. 2 of them are Rifles (Dont know the make) and one is a pistol. I want an air rifle of my own, as the ones I use are really my dads. I mainly shoot target but if a bird or other animal is in the vicinity ill have a pop at that too...
Ive got an air rifle and an air pistol, what I really want to use though is my dad's No.4 SMLE I used to target shoot at school and was a cadet weapns instructor, but obviously its harder to shoot now Im at uni. Once I've left and settled in the North-West though, I'll take it up again
I don't know what the velocity is, I'm informed on the .177 one it's 1000 feet per second. All I know is that it'll blast a rabbit and tear it's head in two from about 100 yards away and it's almost pin point accuracy.
It'd be pointless having scopes if it wasn't accurate.
I don't have any left but my favorite fire arm that I owned was a 12 bore Damascus barreled shot gun made around 1900 of unknown manufacturer (but I thought it may have been a Parker) a real work of art and a craft that has been lost to gun smiths although not a weapon that took kindly to the proofing tests and could not be used with smokeless powder.
Best gun I ever handled a Holland and Holland double barreled big game rifle. very similar to this one.
Nowadays owning fire arms in the UK even sporting weapons is getting much harder so I gave up some time ago.
As far as Air weapons go the old BSA Airsporter is still a good gun
and the Webley senior or Junior pistols still command quite good prices at the auctions if they are pre war and in good nick.