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    Air Arms S400

    Picked up an S400, a few weeks ago, My springer (HW77) wasn't helping as much I'd hoped for practicing silhouette shooting in the basement. The hold of the springer is just too different from my .22 and lever guns. Shot it a bit with the air that was in it and it seems pretty accurate. A new carbon fiber tank with connecting hose is coming tomorrow, so I should be able to give it a try early next week
    Ken

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    If you want a similar hold to a 39a, you need a Red Rider.
    1946 Marlin model 39A project (not working yet)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTKF View Post
    Picked up an S400, a few weeks ago, My springer (HW77) wasn't helping as much I'd hoped for practicing silhouette shooting in the basement. The hold of the springer is just too different from my .22 and lever guns. Shot it a bit with the air that was in it and it seems pretty accurate. A new carbon fiber tank with connecting hose is coming tomorrow, so I should be able to give it a try early next week
    Congrats on your new air rifle. That is a wonderful air gun. I would like to see a picture. What scope do you have in mind for the rifle.

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    I bought it used with a Simmons 6.5-20X. Not my scope of choice but it does go down to 33 ft, so I'll leave it on for a while. Below is the GB image from the listing

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    Ken

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    Tank came, with the wrong connector. Had to wait for correct female fill fitting. Fitting came, filled it up and found a leak. Leaking from the pressure gauge dogleg/body . A complete seal kit is on the way. The fun of a new (used) gun is getting everything sorted out properly, whether it's sights, loading equipment ammo etc. Once I have this one shooting I'll probably look for the next one
    Ken

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    The seal kit arrived, without the one "O" Ring I needed (gauge mount to valve body) the most common leaking spot on S400s. Called Pyramid Air and was told this "O" Ring is not included in the kit. I should have asked more questions when ordering. Gene, the gunsmith at Pyramid Air was very helpful with information, and 2 new "O" Rings are on the way
    Ken

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    Still waiting for the one "O" ring (6X1mm), but stopped the leak with 6 X 1.5mm "O" ring and got the gun shooting. Only problem is the bigger "O" ring blocks the opening to the gauge, so it doesn't give a pressure indication. Hopefully tomorrow the right one will arrive. Gun is shooting great. Shooting paper silhouettes at 10 meters in the basement. Holds and feels a lot like my Annie 1712 in a Wooster stock
    Ken

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    Rec'd and installed the "O" ring. All is working fine, other than the pressure gauge seems off. Doesn't seem to read above 200 bar and only goes down to 50. Will get a new one, but I can live with this. Gun is shooting well in the basement at 10 meters. Was able to get an outdoor sight setting for turkeys at 38 yds. This weekend will work on the remaining outdoor setting.
    Ken

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    Everything is now working great. Have my sight settings for AG silhuette and looking forward to the silo match at Falls Township R&P Club (PA) this coming Sunday
    Ken

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    a good choice of airgun,here in the uk that is the biggest selling pcp.i myself have had 6 or so of the different types including the mpr.have now settled on the s400c in .177 in a ginb stock that has been regulated and has hawke panorama 4-12x40 scope on top


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