Thursday, 4 November 2010

I Want One - A Not So Occasional Series Pt18

Just a quick one to tell you that contrary to appearances I've not disappeared, just been very busy and the camera is knackered (3rd replacement) so none of the posts I've been writing can go up yet.

In the meantime here's the very best in UK air rifles, hand made by Ben Taylor at Milbro - designer of the TheoBen (he's the Ben) Rapid 7 and many of it's later iterations.

This is a bolt action, magazine fed rifle, based on a Theoben. The 500 version relates to the 500cc bottle that is mostly used on the FAC rifle. The action is overhauled for better efficiency but it retains the Buddy bottle supply, with a modified Theoben regulator. This will give about 20% more shots per charge of air with much improved consistency and accuracy. It is fitted with a UK Custom Stock. It is supplied with a London made Milbro Huggett standard moderator. The rifle is only available with a scope sight rail built in. Overall weight will vary from 7.5 lbs to 8.5lbs depending on barrel length and stock density. It is built to sub 12ft/lb specifications. The rifle is available in .177″, .20″, .22″ or .25″ calibres.

Totally awesome, just the thing for hunting "Tree Rabbits'  but £1350. AKA $ 2,197.26. Ouch.

More soon


Chad Love said...

That's a purty gun, but dayum! Two grand is more financial pain than I could bear...come to think of it, who the hell am I kidding? Anything above and beyond a Daisy is getting into more financial pain than I can bear...

When shall we hear of your squirrel exploits?

Hippo said...

Blimey, it's a work of art.

No long comment this time, need to nip over to Bill Taylor's site...

Oh, I nearly forgot, nice to see you back, SBW.

Must dash.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


Shocking what good work cost these days isnt it?

Re the Squirrels: I'm working on it. Just been busy s'all

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


G-gorgeous isn't it. When i order mine (yeah right - I'll be phoning in the order from the back of a flying pig as i traverse the frozen wastelands of hell) I'm getting it with a longer schnabel forend in buffalo horn, inlet for a bipod rail and a fully shrouded barrel. In .20. Badass!


Hubert Hubert said...

With that protuberant lower lip and the up-ended cylinder perched thereupon it rather gives the impression of someone chugging down a tinny...


The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Which, now that you come to mention it, make a humorous customisation option.