S510 Product Range
The S510/500 range is one of the biggest, and possibly most complex, product line ups on the market. Not including the separate S510 Ultimate Sporter range (see below for this range), there are eight different rifles and carbines, each with its own list of stock options and variants. Note that whilst Superlight models are ambidextrous and there’s a left-hand option for the Walnut stock, the Beech and Walnut Thumbhole derivatives are right-hand only.
All rely on the same dependable and proven side-lever action and adjustable two-stage trigger which incorporates a safety catch. All but the single shot S500 use a 10-shot magazine across all calibres. The S510 introduces the larger .25 calibre in some models, as well as the choice of high-powered shooting up to 44 ft. lbs. Non-regulated rifles are filled to 190 bar, regulated rifles to 250 bar, by using a probe that attaches to a valve accessed by removing a cap at the front of the cylinder. And there’s a built-in manometer to show air pressure.
Air Arms S510 Carbine
The S510 is marketed as a carbine. There are five different stock options, all of which measure 970mm long with a 395mm shrouded match-grade Lothar Walther barrel. The Beech model is the heaviest at 3.2kgs. The ambidextrous Superlite ‘Hunter Green’ and ‘Traditional Brown’ models, as well as the Walnut and Walnut Thumbhole variants come in at 2.8kgs. Available in .177 and .22 at a maximum of 12 ft. lbs., the S510 claims a shot count of 70 in .177 and 90 in .22 from the unregulated action.
Air Arms S510 XS
Although the S510 XS is a high-powered variant, it is slightly shorter than the standard S510, but only by five mm. The XS model uses the Air Arms Series 7 regulator and valve system and delivers outputs of 20 ft. lbs. in .177 and 30 ft. lbs. in .22 with corresponding shots counts of 20 and 30 respectively. A dial on the side of the breech enables you to adjust the power to suit different shooting environments. Stock options comprise Beech, which is the heaviest by 0.4 kgs at 3.2kg, Superlight Hunter Green, Superlight Traditional Brown, Walnut and Walnut Thumbhole.