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Advice Hamster for Air arms S510

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Natgun, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Natgun

    Natgun Well-Known Member

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    Morning guys,

    I'm still very new to shooting and looking to maximise accuracy through any means possible, especially as my Mrs is making me look bad!

    I've been looking on Rowan engineering site at their Hamsters. As I mainly shoot target/standing at the moment, I was thinking one of these might help connect to the rifle and steady my aiming.

    I have a couple of questions.

    What is the main benefits to fitting a hamster?

    Is the extra weight worth it?

    Is the Hamsters here: http://rowanengineering.com/products1.htm listed as S400/S410 going to fit the S510? I see they mention Walnut stocks as a different fit, any idea why?
     
  2. Sparkyjon

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    I've got one fitted to my tx200. In all honesty the weight is not noticeable at all. I wasn't sure about one as I use mine for target and hunting , but it feels so right when standing.

    My only issue with the Rowan, is it's not quick release system so it can be taken off quickly if needed, it's pretty much fixed, can be taken off but gun needs to be taken apart.
     
  3. Natgun

    Natgun Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that sounds like hard work. Do I assume it bolts on from inside the stock then?
     
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    Well on the tx the front trigger guard screw is replaced by a longer one and the front yes you have to drill a 6 mm hole in the stock. [​IMG]
     
  5. Natgun

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    I'm not sure I would feel confident drilling my Walnut stock... I'm very capable when it comes to practical craft skills, but my rifle is quite precious and putting a drill to it sounds a little dodgy!

    I can see the height benefit from having it added though! :up:
     
  6. chrisbaker42

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    The Rowan hamster for the S400 only has a single pillar which fits on the main stock bolt (you simply use a longer bolt, no holes to be drilled). I had an alluminium stepped pillar similar to the Rowan made for my 400 but then sold the gun, I also made the alluminium foot plate to go with it but not quite finished. If you want to try that you drop me a pm if you like it you can buy it if not you can send it back.
     
  7. Natgun

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    I'll keep it in mind, thanks! I was also reading up and it seems a good padded glove is handy for raising the height or some foam. I'm thinking it might be a pain not having a quick release and I'm unsure whether a hamster is actually legal in standard target shooting. In my local club, I don't think I've seen a single rifle with one attached.
     
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    Hi Natgun,

    I wasn't sure on a hamster at first but i find it works well for me. You need to try one and see if it suits you, but i'm unsure of regulations in Ft or HFT around hamster use.

    My S410 with hamster...

    [​IMG]
     
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