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AA S310 - The good, the bad and the ugly

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dunkman, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Dunkman

    Dunkman Posting Addict

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    Someone I know is selling a mint .177 AA S310 with 2 Magazines, decent scope and a 12ltr Dive bottle for £350.

    I know the S410 but can anyone enlighten me as to the S310 - What's good and not so good etc, especially shot count.
     
  2. sharpsman

    sharpsman Big Poster

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    The only difference is cosmetic between the 300 series and the early 400 series ie a different stock and the position of the barrel band.
     
  3. cloverleaf

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    There are many, many small differences that separate the 300 series from the 400 series; just as there have been many small changes over the lifetime of the 400 series.

    In short, major differences:

    Stock - ambi sporter effort that's not as ergonomically nice as those on the 400 series. Dedicated thumbhole probably better in this respect.
    Barrel retention at muzzle - bracket holds barrel, runs around circumference of cylinder and acts as a front stock bolt mount - much like the HW100.
    Trigger - Two-sear unit; same as early 400 series. Alright, but not as good as the 3-sear item (which AFAIK can be bought as an upgrade)
    Pressure gauge - there is none ;)
    Exhaust valves - proper Nylon efforts that don't degrade like the current soft-as-shoite 400 offerings (see my thread).
    Anti-tamper - None; yay!

    As with the 400 Series there were plenty of changes during the production run - screw-fit to QF fill attachments, changes to breech block geometry, bolt handle.. at some point through it's run the early 300 became a lot more like the early 400 in many respects. Shot count should be comparable to an S400 classic; so around 60-70 in .177 assuming it's well setup.


    In summary if it's a minter, the 'scope is decent and the bottle's in test it sounds like a good deal. Bottom line the 300 Series aren't as good (on the whole) as the 400 series, but they're not far behind and good guns in their own right. I've been tempted a few times when I've seen a nice one, just for the sake of owning a decent example :)
     
  4. Dunkman

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    Thanks for the replies. It seems AA PCP's follow an evolutionary development cycle rather than a whole new model as can be seen by your comment re S300 to S400 and above.

    To me, for a mint one at £350 with 12L bottle and scope it does seem like a good deal.
     
  5. Akita177

    Akita177 The Absolute State of Britian podcast

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    I had one a while ago bought it cheap localy the only pellets i could get half decent groups with where H & N Silohuetes, it sufferd massive barrel droop made worse with the rubbish barrel band.
    The barrel was very thin so free floating wasnt an option, id would test it first as ive seen good examples mine was an bad example.

    They dump there air at around 90bar so remember to quickly cock the gun if it starts dumping air.
     
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    I had one and it was fine, a bit heavier than the s4** range and the internal parts are similar, mine needed the bolt pulling back when filling, I swapped mine for a HW77.

    John
     
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    The seller is a friend of mine and said I could borrow it for few days to test it so I will run it over the Chrono and have a chance to give it a good look over.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    when i had mine was very accurate but i sold it. bad decision on my part i gave up shooting for ten yrs.
     

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