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Air Arms S400.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by telephonepete, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Richard Ellis Jones

    Richard Ellis Jones Busy Member

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    These are designed for hunting, not range shooting :facepalm:.
    If it's consistent range plinking with 200 shots per fill then something else would be preferred.
     
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    I’m going to be doing a shot string tomorrow with my .177 aa S410 to find its sweet spot ...I’ll let you know my findings
     
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  3. N.Vodden

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    Be that as it may, I bought it because I like the S400 :) Tried a friends one years back and loved it, always wanted one of my own and it serves my purposes perfectly.

    The bow I am shooting in my avatar (Bowtech Insanity CPXL) is a US made hunting bow, not a thoroughbred target bow like a Hoyt or Mathews yet I can still smash polo mints with it at 30 yards arrow after arrow ;)
     
  4. Fusty Fieldcrafter

    Fusty Fieldcrafter Posting Addict

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    No they aren't. Sorry. Disagree :)
    A carbine maybe but my classic isn't any loader than an unmodded Springer. :)
     
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    MIght be similar to this, notice how it's pointless to fill above 155 bar for consistency. It shows too in the groupings.
    Rich
     

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    The extra length is the reason i dont want a mod permanently on it. With just the stripper or whatever it is its fine for the club. Or so i'm told. I dont know what you call this but its not that loud. upload_2020-1-9_21-33-8.jpeg
     
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  7. telephonepete

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    Agreed.
     
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  8. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    I’m afraid I disagree mate lol

    my classic (full length) S400 without mod makes everyone jump on the HFT course - must be the rocket fuel I put in it lol

    Poor @Redcap 114 was seconds away from a heart attack a few weeks back when I was shooting next to him...
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    My full length S400
    upload_2020-1-9_21-37-49.jpeg
     
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    Both mine are loader than any springer i own, with a decent silencer both are little more than a phut sort of sound
     
  11. Dr B

    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    Dont Reg an S400 series gun mate - it doesnt need one and its tricky for those models. @cloverleaf will fettle it proper for you - drop him a line. All mine have run from 170-180-bar down to 100-Bar, no issue and about 8fps total variation over all shots - but .177s give more variation as I understand it - though still excellent. You dont need a reg, a bit of spit, polish and setting up....
     
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  12. Fusty Fieldcrafter

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    Arrr... Well there you go Mr Mikey Hall. You aren't running the standard muzzle brake there but some fancy bling thing. :). Bound to be noisy as a night in the Travelodge by the A14.
     
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    Travel lodge??? Lay-by! ;)
     
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    the sweet spot is usually determined by how the gun is set up internally (it is on mine).
    guns from the factory normally have a sweet spot that starts around 170 bar. IIRC when i service and overhaul mine, the sweet spot is around 170, and seems to get lower over a period of time due to wear :)
    a set of chrono figures will only apply to the gun that was chrono'd :thumb:
     
  15. Fusty Fieldcrafter

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    Don't mock! Back of the van tonight in Hoxton, London.
    It's a glamorous life I lead. :cool:
    Edit... S400's are great... That's me keeping on topic...
     
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    Mine with the stripper that comes with the gun is no louder than i would guess one of my springers. I have had no remarks at all at the club.
     
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    That's what I thought with my s400 classic. It felt similar to a Springer. It is quieter with a mod obviously so I have fitted one though not sure why as I preferred the handling and general shooting experience without the mod. Pcps can be a bit inert when overly modded in my opinion and I understand each individual's requirements are different etc etc. Just personal taste. I put a mod on as our bourgeois neighbors have gone and put a shepherd hut in the wood next to where my spinners are set out and I got paranoid I was making a din.
     
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    What is all this? Do you get a free stripper delivered when you buy a 400 or do you have to go to Soho to collect her:D
     
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    Blimey :eek:. Don't they have Steyrs where you come from? :p

    Alan
     
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    AA have far nicer stocks
     

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