BSA R10 puzzle?

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    beeza12
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    Hi,
    Just about to buy a BSA R10 PCP.  I have read everything about it and would like to clear up one thing.

    Under the barrel there is what looks like an accessory rail.  Can anyone please tell me what it is for because I doubt if an accessory would have enough space to fit there.
    Sorry for being a bit thick but the reason for this has been buzzing around in my head and I’m sure one of you guys would know the answer.​​​

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    Deja
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    stud for mounting a bipod or sling

    its what we euros use instead of picatiny

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    rgerling
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    Purely for looks it’s called the toaster rack . It actually holds the regulator block . I have the R10 in .22 and you are going to love it ! I know I do ( my wife not so much ) !!!

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    ozone08
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    Its like rgerling said its called the toast rack it’s just a solid block of metal next to the regulator.   PS the R10 is one of the best air rifles in the price range.

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    beeza12
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    It’s obvious that, tucked under the barrel like it is, it can’t be used as an accessory rail. Thanks for your input.

    I currently use a BSA Scorpion in .22 but having watched the videos etc. of the R10 I’m having one.  I always thought that the buddy bottle made the rifle look ugly but, when I realised how high the shot count is compared to my Scorpion, looks aren’t everything ha ha.  Add to this the walnut stock, which is beautiful, plus the adjustable trigger and recoil pad and I’m sold.  If the R10 is as accurate as my Scorpion I will have made a good move. ​

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    ozone08
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    I doubt very much that youll be disappointed the r10 has been bullet proof since MK2 out of all of my rifles its the one I can always depend on and is always in the trunk.  I think they made a really good job with the bottle its pretty thin an hugged nice with the stock I don’t have the short carbine version but I think its the nicest one out of the range I ended up shortening mine.

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    beeza12
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    I will have to see when I order mine but I’m not struck by the barrel shroud and the dinky bit on the end.  I’m OK with the bare floating barrel and a silencer. When air rifle manufacturers say ‘floating’ barrel they really mean it.  I have to be careful with my rimfires and full bore rifles in case the wood swells or seeds etc. get between the stock and the barrel and upset the harmonics. No probs with air rifles.

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    beeza12
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    Just been on to BSA, who initially said they’d never heard of the toast rack!   Eventually got an explanation from Chris Dunn, of BSA.

    It is called the Toast Rack by the R10 assembly personnel due to its shape when not assembled in the rifle.  The correct name is the FOREND BLOCK,

    Part Number 16-7411, and its shape and function is ‘purely cosmetic.​’  That’s cleared that one up.

    My new BSA R10 SE is due to be delivered on Thursday and includes the new black textured bolt handle, textured shroud and silencer, (no shine) and a spare magazine.  Apparently the SE doesn’t mean Special Edition but is just to separate it from the Mk II.   ​

     

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    rgerling
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    Congratulations ! You won’t be sorry!

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    beeza12
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    Once it’s zeroed I have to shoot some corvids that are stealing the bulls’ breakfast.  Only problem is that some of the carcases lay on the roof of the barn and the farmworkers need to use a ladder and a stick to get them down, or they’ll block the rainwater gutters.  Usually a varied day, with crows, jackdaws, magpies and feral pigeons. Can’t wait to see how the R10 performs.

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    Dairyboy
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    Can’t wait to see how the new R10 SE does! Looks like one sweet rifle for sure and I like the new features.

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    beeza12
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    I was expecting delivery of my new R10 on Thursday18th but there has been a delay.

    Apparently BSA close down for their holidays and everything stops!  They are back on the job today, Monday, and it might be early next week before I can expect delivery.

    Bummer!!

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    beeza12
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    I emailed BSA asking when R10 might be delivered. Now, despite the current delay for all R10s, due to the the sheer volume of orders, they have promised to push my order through and it will be with the shop tomorrow.  BSA Customer Service.

    Once again great service from BSA.​

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    beeza12
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    Got my new BSA R10 SE from the shop this morning.  Everything I thought it would be, lovely dark walnut. Not like my Sako .243 which was sand coloured and needed several applications of alkanet root and boiled linseed to get it to an acceptable dark walnut colour.  I nearly sent the Sako back but persevered with the alkanet, which needed over 20 coats.

    Now to get the R10 zeroed.

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    Erik
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    Pics!

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    ozone08
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    agreed pics please..

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