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New S510 And Total Frustration

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Skyranger, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:53 PM.

  1. Skyranger

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    Ok, so bought new AA S510 Ultimate Sporter. Had an hour at the range which was enough to convince me that I am going to love this gun and then down comes the curtain. Range closed but can’t go out anyway. Nothing for it but to set up a target in the garden. Trouble is I only have 12 yards which will tell me nothing about the accuracy of the gun. Still it gives me the opportunity to shoulder it, adjust the cheek piece and butt pad and get used to the trigger. Some of you offered suggestions for pellets which I was dieing to try out but they have to be put on the back boiler for now. Twelve yards will tell me nothing. Still I’m enjoying what I am doing. I hope the rest of you are finding ways to ease the cabin fever.
     
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  2. Gat Man

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    Frustrating yes but good problems to have at a time when some other folks are losing loved ones and many are losing their jobs
     
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    Gat Man Engaging Member

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    p.s. I have an S510 in the walnut sporter stock

    I'd say you've bought an absolutely blinding gun!!!!
     
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  4. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    Fwiw, you won't need to know anything about the accuracy of this rifle - it will amaze you ! You have picked one of the best rifles going mate, so enjoy your 12 yards for now and get used to the rifle itself. If it's in .177, try Jsb exacts 4.52mm - altho these rifles aren't pellet fussy, these had a slight edge over all others we tried
     
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    In .177, jsb exact heavys ;)

    Excellent rifles :cool:
     
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  6. Wofty

    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    On the bright side. You ain't holed up in a dodgy apartment block somewhere unsavoury.....
     
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    psychosomatic gardener Busy Member

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    Trumpetier what are the jsbs like i got a sample pack i use aa d,fields great out to 50 yards even hit some thing at 67 yards have to make do with 25 at home at the mo...
    Only had mine 6 weeks love it
     
  8. Bagster66

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    If you only have 12 yards
    Shoot standing unsupported
    It's much more challenging
    Plus by the time your allowed back out in three months or so you'll be great at it :)
     
  9. Wing Commander

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    I have no doubt that we all feel your frustration.
    The S510 is a superb rifle. I have a picture of a set of targets which my one (Carbine) drilled at 40 yards, but
    I have refrained from posting it here in case it magnifies your "itch". :confused:
    But if you want to see what you can look forward to with these magnificent rifles, just say the word. :up:
     
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  10. Dr B

    Dr B Grizzly Airgunner

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    If you have Chairgun, it will tell you the first point of crossing between pellet trajectory and line of sight - often somewhere between 8 - 12yds for many set ups. This means if you zero to that distance, it will be spot on for your preferred distance (27-28yds in .22 and around 33-35yds for .177 IIRC). So you can actually zero the gun even with little space. :thumb:. Sort out the pellet, establish the muzzle energy and scope height etc and enter all this into Chairgun. Best of luck. :thumb:
     
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    I've had a few S510, s and recently got another in Ultimate Sporter guise. They have all shot excellently without exception with heavy, s. I took my US out recently, it did not like normal jsb exacts, but bang on out to 50 yards with the jsb heavy, s :thumb:
     
  12. Skyranger

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    I entirely agree. My problems are inconsequential when put alongside what is happening in the country or in, say, refugee camps in war torn countries where people are living in squalor and in daily fear of their lives. Surely though that should not stop us from having some cheerful chatter on this forum.
     
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  13. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    It’s crap at the mo mate. Chip up... we’re all holding, stroking and making love to our guns at the mo
     
  14. wewuntbedruv

    wewuntbedruv Active Member

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    Is it the R(egulated) version?

    I'm looking forward to this lockdown ending so I can check one out. Looks like a really nice gun.
     
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  15. MartinJGUK

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    I feel your pain. Just bought a new Dreamline Tactical Compact last Saturday and can’t shoot it. I’ve also only got 12 yards so I’ve pretty much given up on shooting for now. Like some have said though, I’m lucky that I’m off on full pay for the foreseeable future so I’m not going to complain. Just sit cuddling it while gently weeping....
     
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    Thing is all of us that can work from home are having to work while everyone else gets a rest! Still I should be grateful I suppose.
     
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  17. Skyranger

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    I had forgotten about chairgun. Thanks for reminding me, it gives me something else to play with!
     
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    Yes it’s the R version in .177.
     
  19. Skyranger

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    I like that idea but I will need a larger backboard behind the pellet catcher before I try!
     
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    Yes, very limited in what you can do at 12 yards. You could practice hold over at short range, and shooting down at various angles from an upstairs window perhaps?

    Run a couple of full strings over the chrono... always useful as a reference for future problems/diagnostics.
     

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