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My first PCP

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by Cymru-Dave, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Cymru-Dave

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    Hi, my names Dave and I'm Weihrauch-a-holic... Or I was until recently trying a friends AA S400... I've longed for a HW100 for ages and one is still on the cards, but being a PCP virgin I wanted something to fill the gap between now and the new stocked HW's coming out, so I found a good deal with Solware and made an impulse buy yesterday having reservation on buying second hand (the whole delivery thing). Well today after an easy paypal payment the rifle arrived just hours after my Hawke Varmint did from Uttings so I had a good set up ready to go, within 10mins in my 20yd garden I was zero'd ready to finalise my zeroing at the range tonight. 3hrs after the rifle arriving it was out the box and putting pellets through the same hole in the garden and cloverleafing at 35yds.
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    In short I'm very impressed, I've liked Weihrauch because they are just bloody good, not beautiful but good solid efficient engineering and do what they are supposed to do well, but having this S400 I've realised you can have all the above with a touch of beauty, I do really like the stock, it's what I think is missing from Weihrauch, in my opinion I like Weihrauch stocks, I controversially love the thumbhole even though it's ambi, but they aren't beautiful, Minnelli stocks are, I'm also not a huge fan of ambidextrous stocks since they cater for all but don't cater for you personally, I like dedicated left/right hand stocks since they are a bit more personal but this S400 stock is an exception, ambidextrous but stylish.
    Anyway I've waffled, this isn't a review it's just a show off of my "first" PCP, it's only hours old, when it settles in it'll be competitive, all for not much money. Well chuffed.
     
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    I got an S400 for my first Pcp,sold it,had a few others inbetween then bought another s400 in hunter green carbine and prefer it over most other guns,the stocks on them are great,especially superlites :)
     
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    The s400 series are a brilliant rifle for not a lot of money - I wouldn't part with mine.
     
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    I am going to get a black rowan engineering bolt though, only gripe! I do like the single shot, very relaxed shooting, and saves a good bit too.
     
  5. JD

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    Hang him, Weihrauch traiter. lol
     
  6. Cymru-Dave

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    I am staying true to Weihrauch, just seeing if grass is greener... I'll let you know when I get a HW100!
     
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    The AA S 4X0/5X0's are excellent all around rifles. If there is some advantage of the HW100 is the factory built regulator, however, geting to know your AA's behaviour, deminishes the lack of the regulator.

    Here are some groups of my AA S510 xfac at 50 meters - each line is at a different power setting:

    [​IMG]

    and here is the rifle, straight out of the box and even scoped yet, when I first got it a few years back:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Quality rifles. The best pound for pound rifle on the market IMHO.

    Dead easy to work on too once the A/T has fallen off;)

    If I had to sell all my shooting gear, I'd not part with my 410 action. You'd have to prise it out of my cold dead hands!:up::up::up:
     
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    So the AA is just a buy, try and sell on ( who you kidding ? ) just get rid of the 98, I know of a good home for it. ; )
     
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    Lovely stock on that one mate! And awesome accuracy at 50m!
     
  11. Cymru-Dave

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    None of my rifles will be sold, they'll all go to my nipper, he can prise them from my cold dead hands! :)
     
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    Now, that's the spirit :up:

    Yes, accuracy is excellent even at longer distances.
    Here are 20 shots (2 full magazines) at 70 meters:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    my standard bolt tends to pick up the lead from my fingers turning it a really dirty grey/black so I got one made by a guy on FB-
    http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae338/mattyts/P1000384_zps17d3eb11.jpg
     
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    Loving the homemade targets!
    Any links to said guy on FB Matty?
     
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    Lovely gun Dave..:up: I can't ever see me selling my s400 carbine, it does all I ever ask of it and fits me like a glove......:up::up:
     
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    At £26 for a black rowan bolt i just painted mine with satin black. £5 for the paint and plenty left over to paint it again when it wears off :)...

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  18. Cymru-Dave

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    Damn I already made the purchase, however seeing that has made me realise the bolt has to be black!
     
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    Very nice rifles, I've never had a air arms pcp but used them and there great :up:
     
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