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 on: November 16, 2018, 07:48:41 PM 
Started by darran77 - Last post by acdean
My proper first rifle. I have three including a really nice mk4. I even found a .177 Challenger in a country store today and they are quite rare. Unfortunately it was in for repair rather than for sale.

atb

Andy

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 on: November 14, 2018, 08:28:31 AM 
Started by Jackwalker64 - Last post by Jackwalker64
Thanks

 3 
 on: November 13, 2018, 11:15:49 AM 
Started by Jackwalker64 - Last post by Ranger22
Rancidtom on here knows the S10 inside out. He’ll be along shortly

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 on: November 13, 2018, 09:16:29 AM 
Started by Jackwalker64 - Last post by Jackwalker64
Hi all
New to the forum, I have a s10 mk3 in .177 that I had blue printed back in 2016.
I put it through  chrono at the weekend and it was only averaging 9.42 ft pound over 10 shots
I want to get it serviced, would I have to send it back to John Bowkett or could I send it elsewhere?
Thanks
Jack

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 on: November 11, 2018, 07:13:01 PM 
Started by Cyclopse - Last post by rkr
Making a sidelever version of BSA is enterily possible, just takes an engineer, a milling machine and some experimentation (with proper engineer it should work at first try). The fact that they don't want to do it tells a story about their innovation and R&D level.

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 on: November 11, 2018, 06:49:02 PM 
Started by Cyclopse - Last post by K38
  What you have to remember is BSA is not its own master..
  Taken over by the Spanish company Gamo several years ago because they did not invest and prosper ..
  BSA is lucky to a point, so many British companies have been purchased and asset stripped and the name sold on ebay..
  Just look at webley as an example, several disastrous years and now everything comes from Turkey..Webley who ??
  Gamo is a volume seller and invested heavily in producing air rifles cheaper than yesterday.
  Gamo has a PCP that is made from BSAs parts bin and until they see a very large demand for PCPs BSA is safe..
  You can see from some of the abominations that BSA has set on the market in recent time that there design and R&D is very limited..
  They do well with the very old designs from years back but basically nothing new .
  As an example of a present thread, they cant even nickle plate a part without it flaking off but thats why we love them.. :25:
  With an MD that could see no future in Bull Pups they end up with a dogs breakfast just to have on display..
  When you look at Air Arms 100% British you can see it can be done correctly and they produce world bating air rifles..
  Unless some one can take back BSA from Gamo the future is much of a same so to speak..
  At least there are many of the older air rifles from BSA out there .Purchase renovate and educate your youngsters of what quality was/is and they will never buy a Gamo..
   K38.

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 on: November 11, 2018, 07:49:58 AM 
Started by Cyclopse - Last post by Ranger22
I don’t know.

I would like to think BSA are always thinking ahead and designing new and interesting airguns but in reality I don’t think they do. To me they appear one step behind. I will still keep to BSA guns, I do like what I have and it suits my uses perfectly

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 on: November 10, 2018, 08:53:49 PM 
Started by Cyclopse - Last post by Cyclopse
It's not often I shoot my guns in the garden, don't want to upset the neighbours but this morning I thought I would check my zero's and put them through the chrono. I have exactly 28yds sitting at a table to targets.
I don't like using euphemisms like pellet on pellet or one hole but my Goldstar SE is as near I will ever get to one hole shots, it is so accurate. The AA S510, I love the side lever action, so smooth, a joy to shoot. The Scorpion is probably 10 years old and another pleasure to shoot.
I then thought of the good points of each rifle thinking why don't BSA do a side lever action, how good would that be on the likes of the R-10, Goldstar or Scorpion. But they do, Look at the new Bullpup the Defiant, That action in a full sized gun would be worth looking at. Any chance of that happening?

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 on: November 10, 2018, 06:49:48 AM 
Started by makemyday - Last post by makemyday
You can buy all the BSA pellet probes you like, the nickel plate will always wear through on the detent ball and start flaking.
I manufacture stainless pellet probes with no plating to eliminate this problem, but because I only make small batches the price is a little higher than BSA's piece of "art" that's not fit for purpose.
I will sell direct or you can buy from Darrin at XTX Air if you like:
https://www.xtxair.com/bsa-ultra-se-scorpion-se/bsa-stainless-steel-pellet-probe
He has produced a fitting video guide but if you feel it's beyond you or you don't have a torque screwdriver you can arrange to send the gun to me for a service/tune and as part of the tune I can fit one for you.
The BSA nickel plate isn't just one bad batch, it's a design problem, the nickel will wear or flake as the detent ball wears a track into it. It's just a matter of time before your hammer tube, pellet probe guide bearing and barrel fill with "glitter", but as nickel is harder than both mild steel and aluminium it will cause wear problems in the rest of the gun.
One of BSA's many design and manufacture errors.
£30 each + P&P from either me or Darrin, I will sell a little cheaper if fitting as part of a tune.
Thanks Tom pm'd you mate I think its gone through but not in my Sent folder :(
I am thinking of getting a tune/regulator after xmas. That's certainly something I would be interested in you doing.
Anyway I am off to bed been working all night catch up later. Cheers Tony

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 on: November 09, 2018, 08:44:30 PM 
Started by makemyday - Last post by RANCiDTOM
You can buy all the BSA pellet probes you like, the nickel plate will always wear through on the detent ball and start flaking.
I manufacture stainless pellet probes with no plating to eliminate this problem, but because I only make small batches the price is a little higher than BSA's piece of "art" that's not fit for purpose.
I will sell direct or you can buy from Darrin at XTX Air if you like:
https://www.xtxair.com/bsa-ultra-se-scorpion-se/bsa-stainless-steel-pellet-probe
He has produced a fitting video guide but if you feel it's beyond you or you don't have a torque screwdriver you can arrange to send the gun to me for a service/tune and as part of the tune I can fit one for you.
The BSA nickel plate isn't just one bad batch, it's a design problem, the nickel will wear or flake as the detent ball wears a track into it. It's just a matter of time before your hammer tube, pellet probe guide bearing and barrel fill with "glitter", but as nickel is harder than both mild steel and aluminium it will cause wear problems in the rest of the gun.
One of BSA's many design and manufacture errors.
£30 each + P&P from either me or Darrin, I will sell a little cheaper if fitting as part of a tune.

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