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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 09:39:51 AM »
Typical of this country, sold off anything that's worth anything down the river - what are we left with?  >:(

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 09:52:28 AM »
Immigration.  >:(

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
or Emigration?  :(


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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 04:44:25 PM »
Reproduced from their October 2012 issue, and with the very kind permission of Airgun Shooter magazine, here is the list of the top selling 5 airguns of the last month.

1/. Stoeger X20S

2/. SMK XS19

3/. Daystate Huntsman Classic

4/. Crosman Phantom

5/. Air Arms S410


Quite a mixed bag.......the two budget break barrel springers at the top are balanced out by two mid priced PCP's in 3rd and 5th places.

The S410 has been in the Top 5 for the last five surveys, proving it's still a hugely popular (and dependable) rifle despite being around for donkey's.

The Stoeger at the top is a complete package, which seems to have been proving popular with the buying public, as they can walk out of the shop with everything they need (except pellets) in one box.

The XS19 continues to be popular....cheap and infinitely tunable.

The synthetic stocked Phantom has overtaken it's stablemate models to become the most popular model in Crosman,s range.

Noticeable by their absence from the list are top end spring rifles (300-500), but maybe the new Walther LGV may put in an appearance in the chart soon.


Gunshop retailers are hopeful of the healthy sales trend continuing, as September to Christmas is an historically buoyant time for them.


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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2012, 11:56:12 AM »
Good to see Hatsan up there, well happy with the gas ram and our neighbour is well happy with the 60S that was got for him!
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2012, 07:26:59 PM »
Like you say the AA S400 has been around for a while...but it's the benchmark by which most PCPs are judged..Air Arms have the "rolling upgrades" to all their rifles..and it's a great marque...
I have an S400 classic I don't need owt else.... :P
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2012, 09:07:31 AM »
If I had to own only one air rifle, an S410 would probably be the one.

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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2012, 05:43:30 PM »
Amm I the only person that doesn't rate the S400 very much? I've got one here and I think that it's flimsy barrel and finish is poor. I'm not too keen on the trigger and bolt either.
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
I like the 510 better it feels tonnes better  ;D
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Re: Airguns of the Month.
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012, 04:56:47 PM »
Amm I the only person that doesn't rate the S400 very much? ....................... I think that it's flimsy barrel and finish is poor. I'm not too keen on the trigger and bolt either.

Reckon So, Jethro......the sheer numbers they sell in, proves just how much other people rate/like 'em.


If you think the barrel is flimsy on a 4 series, what do you think of Falcon barrels?

I agree the finish is not up to the standard of some other manufacturers, but AA have listened to owners comments, and have improved things in that area recently.

Again, I agree the latest 3 sear trigger unit is not class leading.....it's nowhere as near as good as the earlier (non-safety catch) 2 sear units IMHO, which when once set to your preference, were blinding.

I also prefer the earlier 'upturned' bolt handles, rather than the later downturned ones....so much so, I asked the factory to make me some upturned bolts so I could retro fit them to later rifles, which they kindly agreed to do for me.


All in all, I'm not saying the 400 series is the very best air rifle in the world, but I would say the performance/accuracy it offers is astonishing, especially for the asking price.