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thinking of buying a BSA R10 VC any thoughts

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177man, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. 177man

    177man Engaging Member

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    Hi All
    Well iv'e just purchased another tx200 two weeks ago but the
    Bsa r10 vc in .177 has caught my eye .Has anyone shot one and how do you find it
    thanks in advance Si
     
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    very poor quality control at BSA bud...lots have had problems...very much a lottery i think wether you get a good one or bad.
     
  3. Lee67

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    Not really true....ive had my scorpion nearly a year..and it's used everyweek in all weathers, and hasn't missed a beat!!!
     
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    Just get a HW100 instead, best gun you will ever own.
     
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    ive got a bsa mk2 r10 and a bsa scorpion, ive had no problems with either rifle. I'd agree that the mk1 r10 had problems because they rushed the launch of it. for the money the r10 is one of the best pcp's out there but like any mass produced product you do get rogue rifles that get through, and that's the case whether its bsa, air arms, daystate. ect....
     
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    Bsa r10's r lovely.ive got one and it's great.its a mk2 that I had some work done on by xtx.dont write them off,plenty of people race on about the hw100 but believe me they have problems too.i sold one on here that I hadn't even used yet and it had problems.had to step up and pay for a service for the fella.and mine was not the first hw100 I've heard of that's had problems.ive also got 2 scorpion t10's,1 in.25 and 1 in .177,they are a quality gun despite all the slagging off.
     
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    Spend your cash on a daystate
     
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    totally agree. am an air arms man myself, but if funds allow, a tactical r10 would be winging it my way. what i would suggest tho, is to buy used - that way, with the money saved, you could send it away to xtx air or mr john bowkett - for the price of a brand new one, you will have one better that will last forever - a totally different rifle from standard.
    yes, they have had problems, but the r10 is one of the best selling rifles of recent years, so the dodgy ones may be in relation to the vast sales
     
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    you got a good one then :D
     
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    Not slagging off daystates in anyway and believe me I've had my fair share.mk3,huntsman,air wolf,air ranger and red ranger to name but a few but I would still choose the r10 all day long.much more pointable than any of the buddy bottle daystates.
     
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    Haven't heard of any QC issues at BSA,I have an Ultra and know many happy owners with little complaints.
     
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    ive had two mk2 r10's. first one had problems with the reg sold it.
    second one was a .177 vc. had it xtx tuned and it shot like a laser. did have a leak though turned out to be valve as it was leaking down the barrel?
    dave1962 on here has had one for ages and hes had no trouble with his. I do think they are a bit hit and miss though.
     
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    Not true
    I have had my little ultra for over 2 years and it has not missed a beat
    Only complaint is the low shot count
    I have had a play with many R10's and they have been lovely to shoot and such a pretty rifle
    If i did not have so many in my collection i would buy an R10 tomorrow
    In fact i am trying to sell a couple of mine so i can finally get an R10 as i have been after one for years
     
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    As said there have been some bad reports about them but me and my mate have 177 wood stock and both are spot on out the box and my other mate has got the black tactical in 177 and again is spot on straight out the box. So I personally would recommend one.
     
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    I've got an r10 mk2 vc in .22 myself and its a pleasure to shoot and looks fantastic imho :)
     
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    My opinion, I own an R10 VC. Bought December 2013, not impressed with the QC and rubbish .177 BSA barrel. I can only speak from my experiences but so far I've had a Bowkett tune which improved things, however now replacing the barrel with a Lothar Walther one because the BSA one wasn't up to my standards. Depends how much budget you have but I'd be getting the Daystate Wolverine B if I had my choice again. I'm probably going to buy one of those as well to be honest.
     
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    ive had my r10 vc a few months now (7000 pellets through it now) and its spectacular and hasnt missed a beat so much so that even though ive got to have the daystate wolverine im keeping my mk2 as its just a fantastic gun with pinpoint accuracy that also has the stunning looks not many can match

    get one and get one now lol , you'll love it :up:
     
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    I have three regrets in airgun ownership.

    1. Selling my R-10
    2. Selling my second R-10
    3. Expecting my Daystate MK4 to be better than the R-10

    There are some concerns around the R-10 quality control that is in no doubt but to think that spending a lot more money ensures a higher quality is misplaced.
     
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    What about in comparison to your hw100? I did have one on order in .20, but when it turned up, the stock was horrible, was putting out under 10ft/lbs and the dealer added over £130 onto the price we had agreed as he had seen other selling them for this price online. It was a good enough excuse to pull out and say i couldn't afford it. I felt let down by this dealer adding a price on after a done deal so might still order one else where when i come home. Also on my list was the mk4is and r10, just wondering your thoughts after owning all 3.
     
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    The HW100 is better than both on an engineering level which is readily evident when you use the cocking lever and magazines or single shot tray. The accuracy of all three are on a par, however the HW100 achieves this with both single shot loader and the magazine. The others were only as accurate when fed single shots. If the cheek-piece on the HW100 was a little higher then it could compare with the stock on the R-10 but it is a bit on the low-side from the factory.
     
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