VALUE FOR MONEY
At $1,299.99 – plus scope, rings and HPA charging equipment – the BSA R-10 SE air rifle is far from the bargain end of the airgun market. So this is a luxury purchase and expectations are high.
The feature set BSA has chosen to offer with the R-10 is quite different from other competitors in this price range. For example, on the plus side, we have the outstanding stock design and the long unbroken scope mounting rails. On the minus side, there’s no adjustable power settings and no sidelever cocking.
Further, in the US market, the gun is right-handed only, there’s no ambidextrous or left-handed version – although they do exist in the UK. Of course, if you’re a right-handed shooter, that’s not an issue…
So this is an individualist’s choice in a high-end PCP air rifle. But if you like the BSA R-10 SE air rifle, you’ll probably love it!
HAM Test Rating88%
Value For MoneyBeautiful, powerful and accurate with the right pellets.
Best ForAirgun hunting (Field Target competition in .177 cal)
Best Pellet TestedJSB Exact Diablo
Street Price at Time of Test$1299.99 + scope
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BSA R-10 SE PCP Air Rifle, Walnut Stock
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BSA R-10 SE Air Rifle
SPEED AND ACCURACY
The BSA R-10 SE air rifle tested by HAM produced a maximum Muzzle Velocity of 1,051 FPS with the light, Gamo Platinum alloy pellets. The highest Muzzle Velocity attained with lead was achieved – of course – with the 11.9 Grain RWS Hobby pellets. This was 972.4 FPS.
But, as is so often the case, the fastest pellets did not give very good accuracy with this gun.
Once heavier lead pellets of 14.3 Grains and above were fed to the BSA R-10 SE air …read more