Rowan Engineering Air Arms S200 Accessories
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- Last updated: 19/02/2019
The Air Arms S200 is a very accurate lightweight singleshot PCP that was initially designed for CO2 Target shooting. However, once Air Arms converted it to run as a pre-charged, not only was it still a highly desirable target terror but for those new to the sport, or of a smaller build, it was a useful carbine-sized hunting tool. However, certain features could be improved upon, such as the relatively small cocking bolt and the very basic trigger blade.
Rowan Engineering have taken a long hard look at the rifle and manufactured parts to replace and/or enhance its performance and in-field usability. So, starting at the rear let’s look at what they offer.
Although the target stock option has one, the standard does not; that’s an Adjustable Butt Pad, which Rowan now produce but, in my opinion, the key parts they make for this rifle are a redesigned Cocking Bolt, an adjustable Trigger blade/ post & Shoe plus a selection of Barrel Bands. Note: all come with comprehensive fitting instructions, and further info can be found on their website.
There are two types of bolt handle, not different in design but for the model you own. The M5 grub screw fitting is required for the MkI and MkIII and a bolt with a M5 round nut fitting is compatible with MkIIs. Securing fitment apart, the handle is longer, has a more wholesome body and a larger ball end, making it easier to pick up for cocking and loading. And, if you have the optional Air Arms self-actuating 10-shot magazine conversion kit fitted, it’ll give a faster and more assured operation for loading a pellet from the magazine to the breech. Rowan also have a magazine system available, but it’s manually operated; however, what suits one doesn’t always suit all.
Now to the Trigger Blade and Shoe; the post is machined from 6082 aluminium and black anodised, while the trigger shoe is available in aluminium, black anodised or brass. The broad, well-curved shoe can be adjusted for height, angle and gives a superior level of feel and therefore shot control.
The Hamster is CNC machined in black Delrin with black anodised aluminium support posts. There’s even a recess machined in the top face of the base plate, which includes a strong magnet to store/hold a spare Rowan ‘own-type’ magazine.
The S200’s production barrel band isn’t the sturdiest looking ‘support’, but the retrofit options certainly are. Manufactured from 6082 aluminium bar, with a black anodised finish, the standard design bands fit stocks approximately 42mm wide. They’re obviously far stronger and a rubber O-ring is fitted to cushion the barrel, rendering it semi-free-floating. Alternatively, aluminium and brass barrel bands are available to fit the new one-piece stock of the MkIII. That’s not all, because if you’ve treated your S200 to a special custom stock, then there’s a clamp type band that fits without any modification to woodwork.
Other accessories include Air Reservoir Cover Caps to replace the original plastic cap, Silencer Adapter to accept a ½-inch UNF female threaded can of choice and, for the target boys, there’s an Air Stripper and even a Windicator. Most parts are available in Natural Aluminium, Black Anodised Aluminium, Brass or Stainless Steel.