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Thread: S400 Carbine or Classic

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    To choose, S400 Carbine or Classic, what?s the diffs?

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    http://www.air-arms.co.uk/S400S410.htm

    carbine has shorted barrel and cylinder, which gives u less shots than classic.

    If u r looking at FT and mods a classic cylinder can be fitted to the Carbine to give more shots or
    HP cylinder can be fitted 2 Classic
    Note there's more work than just fitting the cylinder, but that's the general idea.

    Personally prefer Classic.

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    classic - longer cylinder and barrel (more air & more efficient)......2 or 3 inches or so.
    both equally accurate.

    for the 12 ftlbs model..........in the heart of fill, one would prob. get +/- 40 really consistent shots with the carbine, and 20-30 shots more with the classic.


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    So does the length of the barrel not affect the accuracy?

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    that's really debatable.
    both are extremely accurate

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    Neal,
    Speak to Uncle John(Carbine) and Dave(Classic).Both of them shoot the smoke out of me regularly. Carbine is very nice for hunting as it is more handy to stalk with.If you want to spend money on fittings and modifications, new tanks etc. buy the right rifle in the first place and safe money.

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    My first choice Classic
    Second choice Classic

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    2nd that

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    3rd that.

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    one for carbine......

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    Neal, classic one time!!!!! more shots is nicer, Let me promise you something, the carbine wont be any easier in the bush, you still having to carry a long rifle with you, the couple of inches you save wont help you shoot an extra pigeon, trust me....

    Im still a stiff arse about the barrel being more accurate since its longer, so i vote the classic there too, but dont pay attention to this comment, the guys disagree with me all 100% of the way...

    next thing, the not sure about the weight diff, but i like a heaveir gun, therefore the classic takes prefrence again...

    more shots as the other say... (gives you more sweet spot shots)

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    Had the Classic for a few months and it performed very well. The only thing i didn't like was the lenght.

    Get the carbine and my reasons :

    1. Same accuracy as classic.
    2. Enough shots per fill for ft and hunting.
    3. Still compact even with silencer fitted.
    4. More pointable imo than classic.
    5. Can be fitted with classic cylinder without adding classic overall lenght.
    6. That famous "thin" barrel should be a bit more stiff and less prone to knock figure of 8 out of alignment.

    Longer isn't always better, stiffness is! !amazed

    Your choice, your money.

    Cheers.

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    Longer isn't always better, stiffness is!

    hehe ice.....

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    That's what all the "carbine" guys say ...

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    Well in that case it will be classic then

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