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    Recently at a dealer I was shown a small screw on the side of an Air Arms S400 Carbine. According to the dealer this screw can be adjusted to increase the power to about 14 ft\lbs.

    Does anyone know about this, is it correct etc? I have found no other refence to this on the NET, reason I am asking.
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    yes it can be adjusted by that screw, but it's intended for fine tuning not gains in ftlbs like from sub 12 to 14ftlbs.

    ask the dealer to prove it to you


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    the screw on the side does alter power ,but only slighty.there are a number of things you can do,to get more power but recommend leave this alone
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    yes the screw will alter power,the most power will come from altering the firing pod aswell
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    the venturi screw is only good for +- 20 fps either side...
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    air arms are the easyist rifel i have ever tuned,a couple of parts changed and you can get 20-30 pft,remember the legal limits apply.
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    mr. tuner,
    The only legal limits in this country are a smaller caliber than .22. You could push the power up to what ever as long as the rifle is not a .22 or bigger, you don’t need a license. Hunting with air rifle is also illegal in South Africa. My honest opinion is that the fact that we tune our air rifles to shoot at such high velocities, as you describe, is going to be the exact reason why we are going to have our rifles controlled again, by licensing them. The UK rules are much better and safer, 12Ft/lb. or lower, or get a FAC.
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    Hear hear Gerrie
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    Hey! hey! hooray! I got something right... :jump3 at last, I've been trying for soo long. Once in a wile I also have a clear moment. :thinkerg
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