S400 questions

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by O'Keeffes, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. O'Keeffes

    O'Keeffes New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Cirencester
    I have been offered a 177 cal S400 with sound mod for £300 which seems quite reasonable it looks very tidy, what I would like to know is

    How many shots per fill, the chap in the shop said about 70

    Would it be ok fo a beginner inr hft and ft and a bit of round the farm birds and bunnies.

    Any common faults.

    I went through the racks in the gun shop and tried cheaper and a quite a lot more expensive ones.This one just seemed to fit me and felt right.

    Thanks Sean
     
  2. rick

    rick New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    220
    Location:
    Barnsley
    For a gun to do all things well you won't get much better. The 400 a good all rounder cheap to maintain and very accurate. The price is about right aswell.

    Try the Air Arms owners club for more info.
     
  3. Shaun

    Shaun Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,806
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Harriers
    Hi Sean,

    I have a S400 classic and easiily get 70 shots.

    The S400 is ideal for HFT and hunting, it's also commonly seen on the FT circuit.

    It my opinion it is an excellent rifle.

    Good luck

    Shaun :)
     
  4. NoMarkLeft

    NoMarkLeft I can spell virgin now

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Aylesburg
    As said before, a very good all rounder the s400 is;)plenty of info about mods and tweaks can be found on the net about these rifles.
     
  5. skipper

    skipper New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    257
    Location:
    Runcorn
    The S400 series is a cracking rifle.... fill the Gauge to 160/170 - 110 for the sweet spot and away you go :)
     
  6. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    796
    Location:
    Cheadle, Staffs
    Club:
    Far Coley FTC
    To be honest you wont go far wrong with one of these at all! A mate shoots one of these in FT and the rifle has never been an issue.
     
  7. Suzukiphil

    Suzukiphil Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    250
    Location:
    Hall Green, Birmingham
    Club:
    Harriers FTC
    Cheers Will !
    Mind you he is right, its usually the nut behind the stock that causes a problem with any gun. Had mine foe two years never caused me any problem, all I would recommend is adjust the trigger to take out the slack in first and second stage to make it near match like.
    Just suggest you give it a rub with an oily rag before you put it back in the bag.
     
  8. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    796
    Location:
    Cheadle, Staffs
    Club:
    Far Coley FTC
    Ohhhh bloody hell touchy! :p

    Bloke asks question, bloke gets answered question! ;)

    Seriously though, we been shooting together what 2 years? Never known you to have an issue with the S400 and to be honest could form the basis of further development if you so fancied. You are right about the trigger mod too, felt a lot better when you did it.
     
  9. Suzukiphil

    Suzukiphil Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    250
    Location:
    Hall Green, Birmingham
    Club:
    Harriers FTC
    Me, touchy, that'll be the day!
    Anyway you're spot on mate, the 400 can do everything you need, very comfortable at anything under 45 yds, just struggle sometimes at 55, it takes a little more compensation for wind and a bit more drop than say an ev, or steyr at extreme distance. They can be tuned and there is always someone at any club who will know how to fettle them.Find a ginb stock second hand, I put an mpr trigger and a hamster on the standard stock on mine, with a decent scope on a good day you can give the others who have spent a fortune a fright.
     
  10. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Barnsley, Yorkshire
    Club:
    Redfearns FTC
    If the gun is running at the same power as the Stery / EV2 then I can't see why the pellet would drop more at range?
     
  11. sultano

    sultano Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    260
    Location:
    herts
    Club:
    cambridge hft
    that will be because it didnt cost as much ;)
     
  12. Weevie

    Weevie Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Worcester
    For some reasonm (don't ask me why, I don't know, possibly due to different barrels leaving different impressions on pellets) the BC of any given pellet will be different in different guns let alone different models.

    There's probably a range of BCs that a given type of barrel will produce and maybe, for instance, that set of BCs is further constrained by the nature of the pulse of air that the pellet is given by a given action.

    The BC of the pellet is a factor in trajectory and thus pellet drop.
     
  13. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    755
    Location:
    Upper Buggersdale, Leeds
    It may be an anti-tamper issue Dave.
     
  14. Weevie

    Weevie Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Worcester
    Oh for goodness sake...don't be an arse all your life. :rolleyes:
     
  15. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    755
    Location:
    Upper Buggersdale, Leeds
    Looks like you already filled that niche Steevie. :p

    Ps, I have added a sig in your honour. :D
    _________________________
    If you can't answer a man's argument all is not lost, you can still call him vile names. Elbert Hubbard.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  16. Suzukiphil

    Suzukiphil Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    250
    Location:
    Hall Green, Birmingham
    Club:
    Harriers FTC
    The money issue is probably closest to the truth. Cheaper barrel, and no regulator would be my guess, plus generally cheaper build.
     
  17. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    755
    Location:
    Upper Buggersdale, Leeds
    I beg to differ, I have owned several S400s over the years, still have a GML S400, and the accuracy and consistency of these air guns is equal to any air rifle costing 3x the price. :cool:

    Ps, I own Steyrs, Walthers and Zeniths and the GML is not out of it's class in such company. :rolleyes:
     
  18. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Barnsley, Yorkshire
    Club:
    Redfearns FTC
    Have to agree - just got the lad a S400 and it drops the pellets onto the lines on the SR6 ret just as well as my Pro Target did. Both running at around 770fps

    Dave.
     
  19. Weevie

    Weevie Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Worcester
    If by that you mean that a barrel used in cheaper rifles affects the BC of the pellet in a deleterious way then you're probably right (and just restating what I said above with slightly less detail).

    I wouldn't have thought that the lack of a regulator would mean an overall and consistent difference in trajectory. Why would it? unregulated PCPs in the their sweet spot can actually be more consistent in FPS terms shot-to-shot than a regulated rifle.
     
  20. Weevie

    Weevie Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Worcester
    Sometimes the only answer to tiresome facetiousness is an insult. :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice