New for 2017 BSA updates their classic R-10 PCP airgun to the new BSA R-10 SE. New to the SE is an improved shroud and moderator system advertising a 25% reduction in sound and a more efficient regulator for higher shot count.
Like the original R-10, the SE is a joy to handle and shoulders well. Excellent ergonomics combined with a stylish design and beautiful walnut stock. 44″ overall length, 7.6 LBS with out a scope and a little over 14″ on the trigger pull.
The SE comes with a new sound moderation system and this rifle is back yard friendly. Your first pull of the trigger and one would ting the rifle malfunctioned to fire as it’s quite quiet at about 80 DB at the muzzle.
The model we tested is designed strictly for right handed shooters because of the design of the comb but a left handed version is available. Comb height is just right for good scope to eye alignment and at the rear is a soft rubber butt pad that is vertically adjustable as well.
The BSA R10 SE comes with two 10 shot magazines (.177 caliber we tested). The magazines are plastic but quality, easy to load and easy to insert which must be done from the left side of the rifle. The magazine lock and release is located on the left side where the shroud meets the receiver.
The rifle gets it’s power from a small 200 cc bottle. Once attached it can be filled using the supplied probe inserted in a location well hidden under the rifle forward the trigger. Don’t let the small size of the bottle fool you, the advertised improved regulator does increase shot count as we found later in our testing.
The manual safety is located at the rear of the …read more