I really, really like the Air Arms PCP air rifles. I have the AA 410ERBSL .22 rifle, the AA 410CRBSL .22 carbine, the AA 510 TC .22 rifle, and have just recently added the new AA 510CRBSL .22 carbine to the collection.
I recently made arrangements with Steve, over at Pomona Airguns, to get rid of the last remaining under lever, and break barrel springers in my collection. I've gone PCP 24/7. For what I do, a PCP is just a much better tool.
My rule of thumb is, monies generated from the sale of airguns, gets reinvested in airguns or airgun stuff. The springer dollars went toward picking up the new AA 510 carbine from Steve at PAG.
I'm curious to see how she compares to my AA 410 carbine. The first difference, that is immediately noticeable, is the longer air tube. The AA 410 carbine's air tube holds 180cc of air, while the new AA 510 carbine's air tube holds 242cc of air.
Another difference, is the way the power control operates. On the AA 410, to increase power, you turn the knob to the right, much like increasing the volume on a radio by turning the volume control knob to the right.
On the AA 510, it is just the opposite. No big deal, but if you own both 410's and 510's, it's something to be aware of.
The first thing I did, was to swap stocks between the two carbines. My 410 has a thumbhole stock on it, and I really prefer that stock when hunting. The new 510 came with an ambidextrous stock that is fine, but I much prefer the thumbhole for field use.
Speaking of the stocks, the ambi stock has a LOP of 14 inches, and the thumbhole stock is a half inch longer at 14.5 inches. The thumbhole stock has an adjustable butt pad, where as the ambi stock's butt pad is fixed.
As usual, the fit and finish of the AA 510 carbine are excellent. Air Arms puts out a really nice, high quality product. I've been happy enough with their guns, that I now own four of them.
Next up, I'll get the chronograph set up, and see how she does, power and shot count wise, compared to my AA 410 carbine.
I've been a bit under the weather lately, so it's nice to get a new toy to spend some time with.
More to come.