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Advice BigMike seeking advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by BigMike, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Active Member

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    Hello there I am new to the Forum and so I would grately appreciate your advice,views and experience with my current problem.
    I am planning to sell my current gun for either an Air Arms S400,410 or possibly the 510 depending how my funds are after the sell of my gun.
    Anyway I would be grateful if you could send me your opinions on which gun you would go for, and the pro's and cons in your choice.
    Thankyou for your time in helping me decide.

    CHEERS ALL:up::)
     
  2. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    S410 everytime :)
     
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    personally i would go for the 510 as its the newer model, the 400 & 410 are like a ford focus. reliable, well built but loads of them about. all good rifles though.:up:
     
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    Thanks for your opinion mate but why specifically the S410
     
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    I appreciate your chioce mate but would you then choose the S410 over the S400 if you couldn't afford the S510?
     
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    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Hi and welcome

    You won't go wrong with the Air Arms S400, 410 or 510 all are top draw :up:

    If it was me i would get the S510, i like the look of it over the S400/10 and it's a side lever :D
     
  7. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    They are all the same gun basicly.
    The only differences being:

    The 400 is single shot.
    The 410 is a 10 shot bolt action
    The 510 is a 10 shot side lever

    Reason I choose the 410 is personal preference I like a bolt action, I personally find it more rugged and faster to reload.
     
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    depends whats its being used for tbh ,i have an s400 mpr ft for field target work, but would buy a 510 over a 410 for field pest control.
     
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    where as i prefer the side loading action:D.
     
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    Same here mate, i don't mind the bolt and would be happy with it but i just perfer the side lever more :D
     
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    Thanks for your views appreciate it:D
     
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    cheers and thanks alot, it has given me alot to dwell over.
     
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    Keep us all updated which one you go for :up:
     
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    Will do mate, be patient might take some time depending how quick i can sell my gun.:thumb:
     
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    I hopefuly plan to use it both on targets and live prey:hunting:
     
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    Titchgamer Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Best thing to do is go and try them all and see what you like the most.
    You wont go wrong whichever you choose.

    Like I said its a personal preference thing.
    I love my 410, When I am out rat shooting I can reload in the blink of the eye yanking back the bolt and throwing it back home ready for the second shot without fear of it breaking off in my hand.
    Bolt actions dont like being pussy footed around if you get my meaning LOL
    Although it does cock very smoothly without any force needed its not as satisfying :p

    I just wouldnt have the same confidence in the side lever.
    I allways have to be real gentle with them LOL
     
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    i prefer 410 i tried 510 last week, dont get me wrong its a beautiful gun however im more than happy with my 410
     
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    I have done exactly what you suggested, but the only thing that came of it was that which ever one I go for it will be the classic style as I can't get away with the shortness of the carbines. I'm not ditching them by any counts it's just my preference:).
    I can see the benefit of having the 10 round mag but can i justify spending an extra £100 on the 410 just for having an extra 9 rounds at my disposal:confused:
     
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    If you are hunting then yes. Especially for rats!
    Allways good to have a follow up shot!
     
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    loads n loads on the second hand market, you could even get a rowan ten shot conversion :up:
     

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