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BSA S10 .... Thoughts, experiences, advice?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jps norton, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. jps norton

    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    I have always had a soft spot for the S10 but have never owned one. I just love the look and the tank like build quality of them.

    Today I dropped an Air Arms off to one of the well known air rifle tuners / servicers for a service and setup and low and behold he had one for sale. I have bought it back home with me on a sale or return basis (extremely kind and trusting of him to let me do so).

    It is in .177 with a carbine barrel and in extremely good condition for its age and showing little signs of use.

    I am hoping to get to the range with it ASAP weather permitting to see how it performs.

    Just wondered if many people here on AGF have one, have had one, used one etc. to give advice and share their experiences about the S10 to help me decide whether to buy it or not.

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    Thanks in advance :up:
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Don't have one mate, but i would love one!

    its my favorite of all the pcp rifles, yours is cracking:)
     
  3. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    From the photos I agree that this appears to have had little use with, no visible ware around the magazine aperture, looks like a nice walnut stock.
    I had a MK3 for a time used with great results in .22 then had JB convert it for me to .177 along with a 'Blueprint'.

    Could be a keeper JP .... :thumb:

    Handy link ;) .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmk3-DcvZZk

    Should you decide on the purchase this may also be of interest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Pwgyef7ys
     
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  4. jps norton

    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Thanks for the you tube like Tadpole :up:
     
  5. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    I have a Superten .177 and I love it to bits, I have just bought a spare original mag for it on ebay. It is a little heavier than a lot of PCPs but the accuracy is second to none, The walnut stock on yours is a bit better figured than mine but hey ho!!! I have put a weihrauch moderater on mine and it is very quiet now. I am Planning to have mine blueprinted by John Bowkett this summer and then it will be like a new rifle, quite a few people on this great forum have their super tens and R10s done by John. So you should get lots of good advice from them. Atb Paul.
     
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  6. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Personally I find the up and down cocking action a bit difficult to get on with after using an r10 first, but it's a no brainer if it's what you desire, looks in great nick and has nice wood!
     
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    I have had, mk1 in .22, mk 2 in .177 and .22, mk 3 in .177 and .22, I have had bbks and carbine in 3 and 2, I have had full length in all 3, currently have 2 mk 3's in .177 bbk and .22bbk, and a mk 3 rifle, love them to bits, superbly accurate, good build quality, well worth getting it sent to jb for a blueprint, the guarantee it comes back with is worth it alone.

    they are rugged, if a tad heavy, but that don't bother me, yours looks in good nick, the one thing to watch is some clot owner has not tried stripping and upping the power as they were sought after for that reason, I have seen some mangled internals due to this.

    oh and I have a mk 2 r10 in .22, but that seems to get left in the cabinet most of the time.
     
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    Awesome rifles, never been a fan of buddy bottle. The last pest control company I worked for had one as a works rifle and have to admit I loved using it. Bit heavy but very accurate and reliable. Looks in brilliant condition. If it were me I'd snap his hand off.
     
  9. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Borrowed one for a while early last year.
    Honestly did not like it, ugly and a poor imitation of a rapid 7. But it shot very well and consistent.

    Sorry Andrew
     
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    Out of interest, what is he asking you for it ?
     
  11. engraver

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    That's a lovely rifle.

    Ive used them quite a bit but never owned one but my mate has owned 2 JB blueprinted MK2 carbines one in .22 the latest is .177

    I shot the .22 quite a bit after the blueprint and would say it shot as well as some top end guns, the only downsides were the weight and the mag slot wearing.

    BSA made the design error of making an Aluminium actioned gun using steel magazines, as we know it wears like hell so its a good way of judgeing how much use a gun has had.

    They should have made the mags from plastic like the Rapid or Daystate then it wont wear the action slot.

    Anyway my mates gun would do around 180 shots in .22 and had great shot to shot variation from such a small barrel I thought that was excellent, the gun could shoot very nice groups and a 55 yrd spinner not a problem.

    I actually love them, and would consider swapping one of my current guns for the right example as I missed a great one a few years back and regretted it ever since.

    he it is with my Rapid the last time we went out.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have the bull barrel mark 3 .177 carbine, been blueprinted by JB.

    The .177s prefer a heavier pellet usually, so try Crosman Premier Ultra Magnums or Defiant Ogives for accurate shooting!
     
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    quite sought after now, rarely see them up for sale, agreed with the pellet choice as well.
     
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    Sorry I forgot to say that my friends gun also seems to be one of the few guns that shoots defiants best.

    They shoot awfull through my own guns but not BSA barrels it seems.
     
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    Steve K Posting Addict

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    They're a lovely rifle, especially the one in the pic, i always liked them, as said though the action can get worn around the mag housing, but still a classic BSA :up:
     
  17. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Ah, you want some porn?

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    Super 10 in CS 800 stock.

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    Rapid Mark 1 in CS500 stock!
     
  18. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Yes!! Moley, I'll be back in 10 mins.... :p
     
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    Cracking guns and i prefer the bolt configuration over newer bsa rearward bolts.

    I had a mk3 bbk in a mk2 lefthand stock.
    Wished i had a mk3 stock on it though!

    Gaz
     

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