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BSA R-10 Mk2 .22 VC

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by david3392, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. david3392

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    Have had a bit of a rest from shooting but am now the owner of a BSA Mk2 R-10 .22 VC bought from Henry Krank in Pudsey. I was very impressed with the level of help and advice given, plus the deal obtained for scope, bipod, bag, air bottle and assorted bits and bobs. Thanks guys!

    However it was mentioned that they have quite a number (the last 5-6 R-10s sold) of reported problems with the regulator system on the R-10 Mk2, all requiring affected rifles to be sent back to BSA for sorting out. I was advised to have a re-think about buying it but they were happy to support my choice in the end. Has anyone experienced any problem of this nature? If so, was it sorted to your satisfaction? Henry Krank did say the turnround with BSA for affected rifles was pretty good so I'm not unduly worried if the same happens to me. I would prefer it not happen of course.

    I'll be going to my local range next week to chrono it and zero the scope. In the meantime any thoughts on regulator issues with the R10 would be appreciated.

    Cheers, David
     
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    Just run a forum search and then a Google search and all your answers are there, and fears confirmed, very possibly.

    Best of luck with the new gun - I really like how they handle and look and I hope yours gives years of trouble free service.
     
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    Never had a single issue with mine so fingers crossed yours will be the same. I've owned lots of different makes of rifles over the years and the R10 is the best by far.
    Best looking too.
     
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    trouble is, is that the r10 is one of the best selling pcp rifles available, so the law of averages say that there will be potentially more problems highlighted than a lesser selling model. saying that, bsa quality control leaves a lot to be desired. if it's a good one, it will be amazing, if it's not a good one, it should be returned to bsa, and returned to you as a good one. the thing is, if it's returned to bsa, it gets the 'personal touch' that was (and is) missing from a massed produced assembly. Either way you can't go wrong with it, so enjoy
     
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    Thanks guys, very helpful comments. I did a bit more googling and opinion seems pretty even. It was definitely the looks that sold it to me, I have to admit. Stevemandm summed up pretty much what Henry Krank said: expect it to be good, if it isn't then return it to BSA via us and you get a better rifle. Now to bed it in with a tinful of pellets! Cheers, David
     
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    I like others have had many diff types of guns...and I always come back to bsa's....this is my 2nd R10 and it's been faultless, pellet on pellet every time ..I'm sure will be happy
     
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    The reg went on my 4 days after buying it,it dropped to 4.2ftlb from one from 1 shot to the next, but like has been said when it came back from BSA it seemed even better than before the reg went bad.
     
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    I heard the same things but I still bought mine (2nd hand). This was on the basis that there are people out there who can sort the problem and make it into the rifle it should be if your not in a position to send it back to BSA.

    It looks amazing and performs amazing - when (if) it goes wrong I will have the reg replaced...so far its proving just as accurate as my HW100, so very happy.

    Thanks
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    Thanks guys, looks like most folk are happy with the R10, even if there are some problems which can be fixed anyway. The staff at Henry Krank did seem very reluctant to recommend the R10 - I just wondered if it was a universal opinion. I'm happy with what I've got!
     
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    I'm a confirmed air arm man, and so is my lad matty (mattyts). i only want 1 more rifle to complete the collection ..... and it's an r10. despite the problems a few folk have had, if it's not perfect as new, it certainly is after being returned from bsa, so there's nowt to worry about. BTW, any problems (if any) usually surface within the running in period (a tin of pellets or so), so if it's ok after that, you've probably got a good un
     
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    Hi again. Well, I've put about 200 pellets through the gun and I'm pretty pleased with it so far. The chrono has shown a consistent variance between 11.25 and 11.8 ft/lbs using Air Arms Diabolo Field pellets at 16gr. Same results this evening grouping at 25m with the buddy bottle showing between 1/4 to 1/2 full. Looks like The rifle is what just what I expected so thanks for all the tips and advice. Cheers, David.
     
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    Cool,I'm glad your enjoying your r10 David they are a nice looking gun and when they behave they take some beating. My r10 did have reg problems but I fitted a huma one from xtx and now it's shooting fantastic.
     
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    Well, another 200-odd pellets used on grouping and re-aligning the scope etc. This time things are looking more erratic. Groups all over the place and quite wild fluctuations of power between 5.5 and 11.4 ft/lbs. Today I was running about 20 pellets at a time and charging the bottle to just under full after each batch. The power never went above 10.8 ft/lbs at any time. I've not changed the pellets since purchase (AA Diabolo).

    The groups are pretty much where I want them but I'm reluctant to go out in the field until it's settled down. I'll probably have a chat with the shop I bought it from (who did warn me about this) but should I be looking at changing to a lighter pellet perhaps, or cleaning the barrel before sending it back?
     
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    just send the thing back bud and let BSA sort it
     
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    Yes, no point in fannying around with it any longer. I just wondered if this was a familiar story to R10 owners. Cheers, David
     
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    Mines still spot on, and is used for hft /sft so needs to be spot on, to which it is one hole groups at 35 yards is normal'
     

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