Written on: 24/01/2003 by Pneumannic. (1 review written)
Good balance for the weight, high capacity and high power. Quiet built in shroud to save $150 on moderator Adjustable power option for $60 - lowers velocity, gives more shots Great stock with high cheekpeice - fits nice Great 3 way adjustable trigger - might need some tweaking out of box Very accurate with JSB Domes and Beeman pellets Manometer very accurate 10 shot easy to load magazine Quick connects are included with gun Very smooth cocking stroke for quick repeated shots Very light weight for capacity and power Nice looking rifle Shoots .5 to .75" groups from bench at 50yds with JSB Exacts.
Only one magazine is included with gun - spares are $45 Recently magazines had breakage issues but is under investigation by company and will soon by fixed No safety - but you can decock the gun after removing the magazine Filling quick connect should be smaller sized Cocking bolt should have ball detents to lock bolt closed in firing position and when all the way open FT removable plate with bore groove to replace magazine and allow 410's to be used in FT match's as single shots.
Wonderfully accurate rifle and great value!! Cheapest and best performance when mag capacity, air capacity, built in shroud and accuracy, workmanship and design is considered. I think it runs head to head with even the more expensive guns in performance but probably not in fit and finish. It's no slouch though. I have owned this rifle in .22cal for over a year and when I saw this site I had to pitch my .02 - I bought this gun after having a FX Tarantula for a while and while that gun was my one and only I am shooting the 410E more now due mainly to air capacity and stock fit. I turned down the power on my 410E and have been shooting .22 Premiers at 850 for 50 shots a tank. I normally fill to 200 and run down to 150 or lower. That's usually about 5 magazines. I went to this site to get the British perspective on airguns and was surprised to see this model has almost all Americans posting here! I wanted to see what the thousands of UK shooters were saying about Falcons, FX's, Daystates, Theobens, Loguns, Ripley's, Webley's, BSA's and AA's in FAC or 12lb.
I like this rifle and would recommend it to anyone and would buy another if it were lost. I can't say this for the Tarantula. One issue with this genre of shooting irons is that we are forced to buy guns from specs and pictures and phone salesmen descriptions rather than firearms that are stocked locally and you can touch and feel and shoulder these rifles in person. I think I was very lucky to get a rifle that I like as much as I do buying sight unseen from someone I didn't know. I should thank Steve at Pomona for doing a great job of giving me a very accurate description of what my 410E expectation and experience would be like without hype or sales fluff. Now I know Steve and the next purchase will be way too easy.