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“I recently gained internet access and the world of...”

Written on: 18/04/2003 by PlasmaEtcher. (1 review written)

Good Points
Light to Medium weight.
Quiet built in shroud.
Multi shot - 10 shot rotary magazine.
Adjustable Power Screw.
Large air capacity.
Smooth Bolt Action.
Great Adjustable Trigger.
Extremely Accurate with Kodiaks/JSB Domes.
Beautiful Beech Stock with high cheekpeice.
Fits very nice and is very comfortable.
Red Dot on magazine indicates last shot.

Bad Points
No Safety.
Magazines are $45 each!!
Cover for fill valve is too heavy - I don't use it at all.
No single shot feature for FT use.
Fill valve too large.

General Comments
I recently gained internet access and the world of online posting and the exchange of information on this little subculture of airguns. I bought this AA 410E airgun a year ago from a disgruntled customer who was not happy with the accuracy/quality/value and with the whole airgun scene in general. He said he had a fallout over the phone with the dealer in the MN area last year. He wasn't at all happy with the gun and offered it to me for $400 with an extra magazine (which were both cracked) and Bushnell Trophy 4-12. My friend said it was a steal of a deal and his favorite aigun dealer in Cali would fix any issues the gun had.

The gun was gone over by a friend of mine who is into PCP's and he sent it to Pomona AG in Cali to be upgraded and checked out. After spending another $90 ($30 for shipping and $60 for the adjustable power screw upgrade) and two weeks the gun returned. After side by side testing with my friends 410E they were almost the same at 50 yds with respect to group size with Kodiaks. The dealer in Cali replaced my cracked magazine covers free and said the barrel/shroud had alignment issues and the oring was melting in the breech (the previous owner had been using FP-10 for pellet lube which my friend says melts Urethane o-rings - I've since changed to bicycle chain wax spray) and the breech block had slid back on the bolt. It came in a zip lock bag when I first got the gun from the previous owner. It also had a loose spring sounding thing inside somewhere that would rattle when the gun was tilted or or moved. It was all repaired N/C when the gun was returned.

This gun also had FX pump, sling & swivels, harris bipod, a tin of Kodiaks, JSB Exacts, Ram Jets and a nice plastic case. For $500 used I'm told this was an incredible value!! The owner said he had only shot 400-500 rounds through it.

I've since shot about 5000-6000 pellets so far and absolutely love the gun. I am still pumping the gun by hand but am considering other means of charging.

This rifle has been incredible as to its accuracy and design. I just had to post this even though I see its kinda all been said before! It helped me make my decision so I hope this helps you too.

My friend tells me when I use lighter pellets the adjustable power will get me more shots between fill ups.

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