I thought I offer my review regarding my new AirArms 410 .177 classic, please bear with me as I'm a newcomer to the sport but thought it may help others that are thinking of buying a rifle for FT.
I joined a club (Redfearns) after contacting Darren, who invited me down on a Saturday, I turned up bringing my Webley Rader 10 .22 with a cheapish Tasco 4-16x 50 sight and realised immediatly that although the guns is very accurate after being setup in my back garden, out on the Zeroing range its a completetly differnet matter!
I couldn't belive the amount of drop when trying out the 45 yards tagets. I was really dissapointed.
So I decided I'll do some research on the Web and read hunderds of posts on this froum, magazine articles etc then found someone selling a Air Arms Classic 410 .177 if the For Sale forum here.This is the gun form me.......at least I hoped!
Well it arrived and was I was impressed with the look and feel, superb chequering and apart from a dink on the stock near the bolt it was in excellent condition. I also knew I needed a clearer, better quality scope. I picked the Hawke 6.5-20X50 Mil dot on offer from BAR and within a couple of days the Scope had arrived!
I initialy attached the scope, again using my back garden, ensured it was more or less aligned as I've only 15 yards to Zero it in and then off I went back to the club range.
Well, what a difference! Using the table as a rest I shot 5 at the 25 yard target and the result was a clover leaf at about 7 o'clock and 1" down, I set the scope to 10X mag and ajusted the group until it was bang on, this was so easy, I couldn't beliveve how accurate the gun was.
I then moved out to 30, 35, and 40 yards without ajusting the Mag of the scope and amazingly the dop was only about a 1" at 40/45 yards
By using the first dot above centre I could place shot after shot within a 10 pence piece group. Of course I'm still using the table as a rest but I knew the rilfe was capable now and I was so pleased that within 15 minutes I'd a good idea of the accuacry of this combo.
I then did a couple of shots free standing at a spinner at 25yards and both on target without having to hold under so I sat down a then shot about 3 magazines at various distances, I didn't realise at first but I zoomed the scope to about 16 x and used the first Mil Dot again and was mssing my target....and then it clicked, of course if I zoom the dots are also different!
So I'll be back at the club tomorrow and trying to work out the relative dot shift against magnification and then I've got to practise as I'm the weak link in the accuracy of this gun!
I hope my little review helps some other newcomers and I'll keep my Raider 10 for ratting at my friends farm but the Air Arms 410 classic .177 is a cracking gun for the money.
i could not agree more i took delivery for my s410 today and i have only fire 4 magaziens through it but was very impressed with the accuracy of the gun, also the feel and balance.
Had mine for two years ,classic peice of kit ,pun intended ,it started life as a carbine ,but converted it to a classic ,it seams just that bit nicer with the extra length
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Had mine just over two years now.Its had various mods done as you can see in the pics and I would recommend this gun to anyone.
It shoots as well as my EV without a doubt.
Hi Pixybasher - just seen your pics of yr AA 410. Like the stock, can you provide details please. Thanks - Tony
Whats the scope you have on the A410 ??
Its a Walnut thumbhole stock,its got the brass trigger and guard form BAR, the brass pillers where made by a mate for the hamster and the brass butt plate I made myself for the extension arm.
The scope is the Sidewinder x8.5-x32 mag. This scope is now on the EV and the scope on the S410t now is a contender x16mag for hunting.
Its also had an upgraded trigger, which is silky smooth.
Thanks - nice to have such skills to hand.
I'm thinking about getting an S410 but I'm wondering is it's worth the extra GBP130 for the mag and that perhaps I should go for an S400 instead. I see you've got both an S400 and an S410. Do you think the S410 is worth the extra? And is it better in any other way?Originally Posted by ashbo
Hey, Premiercomms - good review!
Now everyone will want one!
Thanks Nickpan, I would have liked to do a more in depth review like a arjimlad's superb review on the Webley Raider 10 but I'm new here and haven't had the AA410 very long, trouble is I'm away now for 3 weeks before I can try it again
I feel the 10 shot has a down side..........you have to stop shooting to keep filling up the magazineOriginally Posted by TallPaul
hi "premiercomms" i have found your thread very helpfull as was thinking about getting one myself.This review and the fact my local gun shop had it advertised for 378.50 has doen it for me so mine has now been ordered hopefully getting delivered tomorrow!after ive used it a bit ill also add a review.cheers for the review.
aa s410 classic .177
bsa lightning xl .22
walther cp88 .177
S410 without a doubt if hunting, the extra immediate shots comes in really handy sometimes.
Yup. I came to that conclusion in the end. Plus BAR had a S-410K lefty in stock. I'm now sitting here waiting for the delivery truck to pull up as it's due today. Off bunny bashing tonight all being well.Originally Posted by pixybasher