Air Arms S 510

Joined: September 1st, 2016, 2:30 pm

May 30th, 2017, 10:32 am #1

I was thinking about buying an Air Arms S 510, .25. However, after doing a lot of research, I see that there's a lot of used ones for sale. The question is, why ?
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Joined: February 20th, 2012, 2:47 pm

May 30th, 2017, 10:58 am #2

they are beautiful guns and feel nice but they are not regulated plus are not backyard friendly. making it backyard friendly will turn it into a very long gun ....any thing more than 41-42 inches is not for me in a perfect world I like 38-40 inch rifles .
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Joined: September 16th, 2014, 1:54 am

May 30th, 2017, 11:45 am #3

That's exactly why I sold my two . They are truly gorgeous rifles . But they a Very loud considering they are already long . And not super efficient .
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Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 4:02 pm

May 30th, 2017, 12:51 pm #4

I was thinking about buying an Air Arms S 510, .25. However, after doing a lot of research, I see that there's a lot of used ones for sale. The question is, why ?
The use a LOT of air, even in the smaller calibers. The .25 cal would be very thirsty...

Adding a regulator is also very involved because there is no adjustment for hammer spring tension. So you have to machine the hammer lighter and/or cut the spring. But once done, they are very efficient, and much quieter since wasted air is reduced greatly.

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Joined: February 20th, 2012, 2:47 pm

May 30th, 2017, 2:17 pm #5

one option and maybe better value is a cricket carbine nft
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Joined: May 6th, 2013, 6:24 pm

May 30th, 2017, 3:44 pm #6

x2 on the Cricket. Light, good power, lots of shots and very accurate. I've got a .22 CC and it is crazy accurate at 50-60yds. The .25 will push your yardage envelope out to 75-80yds. hunting and maybe to 100 for target work.
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Joined: February 19th, 2006, 3:57 am

May 31st, 2017, 2:36 am #7

The use a LOT of air, even in the smaller calibers. The .25 cal would be very thirsty...

Adding a regulator is also very involved because there is no adjustment for hammer spring tension. So you have to machine the hammer lighter and/or cut the spring. But once done, they are very efficient, and much quieter since wasted air is reduced greatly.
It all depends on your use! I have 4 510's and 2 410's. I have the .177,.22 and .25. also have FX Bobcat in .30 and the wildcat in .25. The Vulcan in .25 and the FX streamline in .22 walnut and the lam. in .25. and my guns have regulators. Some for hunting and some for target shooting. Get what you can afford and enjoy it for what it is. 1500 air guns in my collection and I tune and clean every one of them.
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Joined: November 27th, 2011, 8:07 pm

May 31st, 2017, 3:56 pm #8

I was thinking about buying an Air Arms S 510, .25. However, after doing a lot of research, I see that there's a lot of used ones for sale. The question is, why ?
I can't speak for others but i have a 22 Cal S 510 Xtra and really enjoy the gun. I purchased a moderator from one of the guys here on the forum but quite frankly don't use it that often since the gun is already quite as it is. I have no complaints with it, in fact i recently sent it back to Pyramid Air ( they are the authorized service and importers ) to reseal and go through the gun.Its light ,compact ,quite and ascetically it looks great. Plus its shooting at 35 Ft Lbs!!!!
Hope this helps.
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Joined: May 1st, 2009, 5:02 am

June 2nd, 2017, 3:03 am #9

I was thinking about buying an Air Arms S 510, .25. However, after doing a lot of research, I see that there's a lot of used ones for sale. The question is, why ?
My S500 is shrouded, and not at all loud. It also gets 30-35 good shots before needing a refill.
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