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New rifle.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by camoman, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. camoman

    camoman Engaging Member

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    I kinda dropped out of airgun shooting. Had a heart problem (TIA) in 2010 and it's left me a little weaker than I once was. Nothing huge, just annoying really. But I never picked up my HW97 for ages. When I did I found it heavy. So I sold it about a month ago. Thought that was it really, end of shooting for me. Didn't take long untill I got fed up having nothing :(. Did some reaserch and found out a AA S400 weighed a lot less than my 97. So I bought one :). Omg what a revalation that was, light, easy to handle and so accurate, so accurate. I love it. It's great to be back and a part of airgun things again.

    Here's my rifle and a target I shot 6-7 shots at today, 25yds in a howling wind...

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    So pleased to have discovered AA 400 :D.
     
  2. bunnyblatter

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    Great choice of rifle mate. What cal did you opt for ?
     
  3. stevemandm

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    great choice of rifle, and great shooting mate.
    hope the ticker stays good as well
     
  4. camoman

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    177 as I'll join a club now. Not got the energy to walk the miles I used to. However, there are some rats that need my attention in some stables not to far away. They can expect a visit.
     
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    nice rifle hope you enjoy it and welcome back :up:
     
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    Thanks for the comments gents, appreciated. It's running at 11.05 on my chrono, 769fps. Wondered if there's any point in trying to squeeze a little more from it? It's pre anti tamper so prob could but it seems to be happy. I was suprised to see after it's first fill 190 bar power dropped to 10.8. Got it down to 160 ish now and it goes back up! All seems a bit odd to me but I know nowt anyway.
     
  7. stevemandm

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    fill to 170 bar, reading from the bottles gauge, set the power with a bisley magnum to 11.6ftlb (or another heavyweight), and refill at about 100 bar.
    bear in mind that 5ftlb will kill a rabbit if placed right, and at your power, you'll be well in at 35 yards (probably be over 8 ftlb with a medium weight pellet).
    download this and have a play http://www.hawkeoptics.co.uk/chairgun.html
    remember, precision is more important than power - you owe it to the prey to effect a clean fast kill
     
  8. Akita177

    Akita177 Sharpen the pikes

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    I would leave it sounds good to me, what pellet where you using?
    Gongrats on the rifle i like the S400 youve got a nice stock there aswell.
     
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    I'm using AA diablo field, 4.52. Is that an ok choice?
     
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    Thanks Steve-downloaded.
     
  11. Ouch!

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    Go for it!
    Welcome back
     
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    This - over-filling will lower the power as the reservoir pressure will overcome (partially at least) the pressure exerted on the valve bu the striker until such time as the pressure behind the valve falls sufficiently.

    Me too; any hotter and you'll be dangerously close to the limit. Remember, accuracy beats power every time.

    Yes; good pellets there.
     
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    Thanks. It's a breath of fresh air talking to you guys. Thanks for your help.

    C.
     
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    Nice to hear you are able to get back to what you enjoy Camoman , after a worrying incident no doubt .
    Long may it continue !
    atb, Rich.
     
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    Hi buddy, sounds like you're making all the right choices and doing all the right things. Welcome back to the world of air rifles...
     
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    Thanks chaps, it's bloody great to be back and hitting the target again. Can't believe how sweet AA 400 is. Also can't believe how with the tinyest touch that pellet will follow the last one. Man that is some rifle. Thanks for all you have said-I'm home again.

    Best

    C.
     
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    Good rifle choice and good shooting, Hope the ticker problem eases for you now!!
     
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    they are a well under estimated gun for the money
     
  19. Dr B

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    Great gun my friend. :up:. Love AAs. Pellets good as well.

    Have you had it fettled? Well worth it - even if new. I'm about to get one of mine back having had a 'Cloverleaf special' carried out on it. Cant wait to get out into the field with it. I've been told I have a mean shot-by-shot variation of 3fps through the sweet spot and a maximum difference of 8fps over 55-60 shots. That's an excellent level of consistency and one you can expect from a fettled AA (so I'm told ..:rolleyes:..). Shooting these guns, when they are singing as they should, is a joyful experience.
     
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    Thanks for your comments Dr B. No it's not been fettled to my knowledge. Last owner replaced all the seals recently but thats about all. Where did you send yours and what did you have done? Any links to fettelers? I'm interested in anything that makes a good thing even better.
     

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