I've never bought a new springer. Currently have a Beeman Hurricane, Beeman C-1 and a HY-SCORE 809. The Hurricane gets alot of use. So I recommend anyone serious look for an older gun from a reputable european [Beeman, Webley, Diana, RWS, Weihrauch, etc], on one of the airgun forum classifieds. I would expect them to shoot much better and last longer than anything new for equivalent prices.