Written on: 26/11/2002 by Alan in GA.
Quiet, powerful, accurate, looks great, quick repeat shots without fumbling for pellets [has magazine that works well], no added mod look on muzzle [for areas where a 'mod' possibly not legal]
Although a glutton for power, the E version is a bit long and makes me think the shorter 'classic' version would be as desirable as the 'E' version. I still like the E best for my purposes [exterminator of pigeons, rats].
I have had hundreds of airguns as I repaired them for others for several years as a hobby. Being a certified diver I also happen to have 4 scuba tanks in the shop so a PCP gun was inevitable. I have had 5 other guns that have been purchased, played with [tested] and sold. This AA410E seemed to be the rifle that would be 'perfect' for me, and after only a couple of weeks I still love to take it out and test [ok, play...]with it. It IS quiet enough to allow back yard targeting. One MIGHT want the next shorter version, the Classic, for a more compact rifle. I would strongly advise testing both before buying if you can [ok, I know this is impossible for most-and I had no one/where to handle them either].
After owning a Daystate Huntsman II [50+ft/lb version], a Career Carbine, a Career Tanker, a Talon SS, and a-hmmmm, maybe I've only had 4...
I can say this AA410E in .22 is the best power for me combined with looks, accuracy, and the quietness needed to actually be able to shoot in the backyard. Believe it or not, I could not use the Daystate I had because it was TOO powerful at 50+ ft/lbs tune because it got only 20 or so shots at that state of tune. A BIG thing was that it was too loud even with the Airstream Mod on the barrel which also made that rifle very long.
I highly recommend the AA410 in either Classic or 'E' version.