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R10 problem I have 24 hours to choose fix r10 or swap for hw100 at local rfd

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bigjohn, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. bigjohn

    bigjohn Engaging Member

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    Just bought a new r10 but is going back to the shop tomorrow it's grouping is terrible so will have to choose where to send to bsa to be looked at or swap for a hw100 what would you do please I'm not to clued up on the hw100 spent most time looking at the r10 so in a real sticky situation thanks
     
  2. Robs321

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    I thought long and hard about what to buy between those two guns. My heart wanted the R10 my head said go with the HW100. I eventually went with my head.
    My friend has the R10 and after we swapped rifles for a while, he said the HW was nicer to shoot in every way and I also think he's right!
     
  3. lone wolf

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    I wish i got a hw100 over my R10-SE.

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    2 already I think it's going to be a landslide for the hw
     
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    Another HW vote
     
  6. Elk hunter

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    I had a mark 1 R10 when I decided to re enter the air gun world after 20 years. Apart from build quality it was as good as the Rapid 7 I owned.

    But if if it's a bit dodgy from new get rid as it may just be a pile of trouble and you may always be disappointed

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  7. Meteor62

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    I had both but one had to go. The r10 won on looks and shot count but the HW won on everything else that mattered, I kept the HW and never regretted it.


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  8. Jackroadkill

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    That's the crux of it for me; if that one's a lemon it could give you grief for years and cost you a packet.
     
  9. Oat

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    Get rid of it.
    I assume 24 hours is your own deadline. It isnt one that BSA or RFD can bully you in to.
     
  10. lilvfr400boy

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    im a post hw r10 owner tho ive now had several r10s, in my view id swap to the hw as im with a few others if you get a lemon it will more then likely always give you problems.

    i wouldnt part with ny r10 for a hw but mine is and has been exceptional for me.

    personally i prefer the r10 in all ways besides trigger. i disliked having to crick my wrist to cock the hw and also hated the sometimes fiddly mag latch which in the dark absoltely did my head in. also didnt like the position of the fill guage on the hw.

    the thing is despite all this you will always find it easier if you change your mind to swap a hw for and r10 but not an r10 for a hw. thats the main reason i say swap it for the hw.

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  11. metalman

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    Can you not exchange for another R10? There must have been a reason for you to choose the R10 to start with. I have both guns in question but prefer bolt action over sidelever, and what with the shot count, the R10 gets the most use
     
  12. lilvfr400boy

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    true enough tho id be inclined to ask for a mk2 over the se but new if possible.

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  13. Bargeman

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    WARNING Controversial Post Alert!


    I Have an R10 Mk2-VC,I think it is great, bought it second hand, from local gunshot with a full BSA service, it really shoots great, and I can see it being in my collection for quite a while. In fact I am going to spend some money on it to improve what is already a very nice gun, but I am struggling to make up my mind whether to go XTX, or John Bowkett?

    But my gun seems fine, so what would I do if I were in your position? Well having seen just how good the R10 is I think I would go with having BSA sort it out, and ask them to send you a test report back with targets showing that your gun is shooting fine, and state which pellets they used for test. The thing is, if you are not happy now, are you ever going to be happy with the results? have you not given up on the R10 already, maybe because of what you have read, or you have listened to your friends, who knows. But I think you have already decided.

    Would I go for an HW100, well no, I wouldn't. I have never shot an HW100, and have no yearning to do so. I am sure it is a good gun, and shoots well, but it is in my mind very bland, grey porridge comes to mind, but lots of people like them, lots of people like porridge too. If I were in the market for a "New" rifle, I would probably go for an AA510, Air Arms always seem to have a better grade of wood, and I think looks are an important part of owning a nice gun, that is part of the reason I chose an R10. But I like buying good quality used guns, and if I hadn't bought the R10, I would have looked around for a nice Ripley, or maybe a Daystate.

    Whatever you decide or have decided, I hope you are happy with your new choice.

    K.
     
  14. lilvfr400boy

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    you know xtx is the rite choice haha

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  15. bigjohn

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    No I'm going for a hw for the simple reason of this bsa should be on top of there game I've just spent 750 on something which should have never left the factory and it's that simple no excuse this is what they do I already had a issue the 1st night of getting it because I bought the ccs the shroud and silencer were screwed on that tight I had to use a pair of mole grips to remove them so from the start these things are not checked for me once is enough
     
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    I had both and used them both for about 2 years, I liked them both but only one remains now the r10. They both performed great, I did put a huma regulator in the r10 after the original failed, the hw100kt never failed and was more reliable but looks and accuracy made me keep the r10. If you like the r10 swap for another, if that ain't no better then stuff it and go hw. Best of luck and enjoy what ever you get:up:
     
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    When i had problems with my r10 the rfd swopped it for a hw100s in 2.2 and i have not regreated it.
    good shot count for a good hunt
    pellet on pellet
    not heavy like some say
    not as good looking as the r10 but its grown on me

    Get it swopped while you can
     
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    Hi John, as mentioned above I think you have pretty much already decided and if you are that disillusioned with the R10 then the best thing you can do is swap.

    If you don't and the replacement R10 fails to please then you are going to be properly P****d off.

    I personally don't like the HW100 because I don't like the side lever loading and the looks of it, tho I have to admire the quality and reliability of them, I wouldn't swap my R10 for one.
     
  19. lilvfr400boy

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    i had the kt myself and it was sublime too shoot and 10 pumps with the fx 3 stage and its full again for me it was perfect. as times gone on miss my hw with its beautifully balanced weight distribution and trigger which i feel is unmatched by anything else ive used.

    also the bipod thing on the r10 does grind my gears a bit having the legs always touch the rosewood caps just isnt good.

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    Get your money back and get a HW100! A far better rifle IMO..
     

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