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BSA Super Ten Advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Esoteric09, May 14, 2017.

  1. Esoteric09

    Esoteric09 Member

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    Gentleman, I'm in need of advice I am looking at a BSA Super Ten with the bull barrell and moderator. Basically is it worth considering? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. paulairgun

    paulairgun Keyboard Hero

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    Good rifles. Built like a tank and very accurate and reliable. Regretted selling the Bull barrel one I had.
     
  3. M5AFX

    M5AFX Donator

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    A friend of mine has an FAC one and has had it for a long time,he loves it and still uses it for rabbit,it's spot on.
    Don't think he will ever part with it.
     
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    Thanks for the advice much appreciated.
     
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  5. lone wolf

    lone wolf Pro Poster

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    In a nut shell yes!

    Im my opinion bsa should have taken the superten to the next mk by fitting a gauge and a quick fill, sorting the regulator out, and fit a updated stock design.

    For me the bolt position is in the best place and i really think bsa should have kept it where it was and not move it to the rear of the block like on the newer pcp line up.

    I had one in .22 and loved it, it was a mk3 bbk in a mk2 stock, the mk3 stocks are lovely, even by todays standards.

    The newer mags will work in a superten also, as the original one may be prone to problems.

    Heres my old superduper ten

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  6. raven hunter

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    That some stock and you sold it, have you been to the opticians now, so don,t do it again.
     
  7. cloverleaf

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    No. In addition to the usual delightfully squiffy BSA QC they're an old model with limited parts availability and are utterly horrible (convoluted, tedious and time consuming) to work on. Their regs are poor and expensive to re-seal / setup if they go wrong, with no aftermarket alternatives available as far as I'm aware.

    Original mags are shockingly unreliable, although admittedly the guns should function much better with the the current generation mags, once their indexing mech has been binned.

    Very few repairers / tuners will touch them (their designer, John Bowkett being one of the few exceptions), with good reason IMO. If I had S10 money to spend on a PCP (£300-350) it'd be pretty much bottom of the list I'm afraid. Unless you love hassle and cost, definitely one to avoid IMO.
     
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  8. dancza

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    Now I was going to say that what I've read seems to suggests that it's considered a better rifle than the R10 that replaced it and judging by the amount of people who say 'I never should have sold it!' I'd imagine it's an excellent rifle.

    But reading Cloverleafs tells me that the smart money might be on choosing something else.
     
  9. dan00001

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    I have had two, and have never had a problem with rifle, or mags!

    Just look at how pretty they are though... :D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Esoteric09

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    There seems to be two schools of thought making my decision more difficult.
     
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    I love mine (it's not a bb, but a S10 nonetheless, .22 fac). Will never sell it. Very accurate, built like a tank, John Bowkett is a fantastic man who can do customise the gun to anyone's wishes, lots of different stocks available, ... you won't regret buying one. Cheers :up:
     
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  13. lone wolf

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    Your not wrong in what your saying thats for sure, there are issues as you have highlighted and its a bit of a lottery in getting a good one, i know all about bsa's lottery with my r10 se!

    I would like to add further to your post and mine, should i be in the market cor a superten it would be bought with the intention to send to john bowkett as he will totally transform the gun and im lead to believe he fits his own regulator in place of the original.

    Theres been two JB tuned mk3 supertens for sale local to me recently and they were £450-475 which i think is good value.

    I would definitely try before you buy, and put at least 5 mags through it to see if there behaving.

    Ps the jb blueprint includes sorting the mags out



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  14. Popgun

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    The original Mag were prone to malfunction, i had 2 go with in a week. BSA repaired foc I traded the S10 for a 12/200 14 yrs ago whilst awaiting those Mags to be sent back
     
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    Unless you get one that has had a full tune I wouldnt bother its a lottery people have had a lot of problems with them and you could be the next person to join the list, be better off getting yourself a rapid 7
     

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