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Offline Baggawind

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Testing the 510
« on: March 23, 2018, 02:02:33 PM »
I finally got around to testing my new S510 yesterday and was quite pleased with the results. 6mm group at 40 yards and sub 5 pence piece at 45. Happy with that. And I,ve still got a hankering for yet another rifle. ( i,ve bought three in three months ) I quite fancy a Compatto Target.  I wasn,t happy with the first Compatto I bought and got my money back but hopefully they have now got the fill valve problem sorted. I like the idea of that Huma reg as they are reckoned to be one of the best around. Anyone know someone who owns one ?

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Re: Testing the 510
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 03:44:17 PM »
I bet you're relieved to final get a rifle that works properly straight out of the box ain'tcha mucker? 8)

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Re: Testing the 510
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 04:49:15 PM »
You got that right, both the air arms and the bsa. Makes a change .

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Re: Testing the 510
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 10:57:58 PM »
What models have you had trouble with then?

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Re: Testing the 510
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2018, 10:55:45 AM »
My goodness, where do I start.  I,ll go back only six years ( any further would take all day to write about ). I bought an HW97 that had a split stock. The replacement rifle had a stock that was too tight in the action, I had to remove 2mm of wood each side at the front screw fixing point. Then I bought a Compatto that wouldn,t fill. It took 300bar to open the fill valve. It was sent back to Brocock who said they would rebuild the rifle??? Why? It only needed the fill valve being sorted. Anyway, when I got it back it was obvious they hadn,t touched it as I had marked various parts and they were untouched. And it still wouldn,t fill  >:(. So I got my money back. Then I bought an HW99. Oh dear , what a heap of sh*t. It was accurate but , as with a lot of people , I stripped it to give it a full tune. On inspection I found the breech plug to be very badly machined and would, over time, damage the piston seal. Oh, and it also had barrel droop . The power was also very low. It was replaced by Hull Cartridge who said they were all low powered. The new cylinder solved the barrel droop problem but , like the first , was badly machined at the breech plug. That rifle was swapped for a Chinese SMK208. Then I bought an HW110. Another heap of sh*t. Low on power, which was sorted by HC but it was almost impossible to fit and remove the magazines , which were also badly made . And to cap it all it wasn,t accurate. As a result you,ll find me crossing my fingers whenever I buy anything new. ( It not just air rifles either ) My mates call me Jonah , with good reason  :'(

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Re: Testing the 510
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 09:51:05 PM »
Wow that is a lot of bad luck. I bravely opted to go second hand with my 2 rifles and they've most been just fine apart from the HW100 randomly having issues cycling mags after about 3 years use, which took forever to get sorted out due to me being naive enough to trust some geezer in the valleys to "fix it for a fair price." Whatever he did to it it didn't stay working long and I eventually sent it back to hull cartridge, who did fix it and sent it back to Lyndon the Club Gunsmith and his other titles. I didn't really need to get the TX200 don't but I could see it had lived a hard life and decided to get it's internals renewed and Lyn got it up to a smashing 12.1 ft/lb for me.

Until I gave it back to him to seat the safety catch properly and stuff... ;D