My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod



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Offline soolio

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My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:52:08 PM »
I finally received my 14.5" barrel from Crosman to go on my 2289. I put the 12" barrel that came with it on my 2240.

Mods to date:
Steel Breech
Leapers UTG 4x32 AO Mil Dot Scope with Weaver/Picatinny Mounts
DTP(dovetail to picatinny) Adapters
Trigger Job
Lighter Trigger Spring
Heavier Hammer Spring
1/2" Barrel Shroud
3" x 3/4" Muzzle Brake
Tin Can Shims in the Barrel band (barrel spacer on the way to help stabilize this unfortunate design flaw)
50 Pellets and light tools(allen keys) stored inside stock
Removed Pin Release/Installed Grip Screws for stock

The balance is exceptional with the scope mounted right above the grip area and a little bit of weight added to the stock.

I really like the scope, especially the Adjustable Objective and the 5 yard to infinity Parallax. Makes a huge difference when it comes to backyard blasting.

Overall accuracy and power is much better with the 14.5" barrel and the heavier hammer spring. No idea why Crosman would change to 12", but no worries as it looks awesome on my 2240 ::)

« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 03:12:46 PM by soolio »
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 03:34:45 PM »
I'm thinking that if I shroud the rest of the barrel it will fix the barrel-band-shifting-while-pumping problem, as well as look pretty sweet.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 04:50:11 PM »
Freakin' sweet! Nice and compact. Love it!
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 06:07:44 PM »
Looking good.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 06:31:12 PM »
Looks great. How accurate is it.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 07:57:36 PM »
I just got my 6.5 TKO I like.  ;D
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Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 08:00:55 PM »
I just got my 6.5 TKO I like.  ;D

TKO fever is spreading like wild fire!  ;D
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 08:09:07 PM »
Yes I have the fever.

http://youtu.be/lprwfXXR5xc
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Beeman P17
Crosman M4-177
Crosman 1377
Crosman 2240
Crosman 2289
Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
Crosman Vantage (.177)
Crosman 357W
IZH-Baikal 53M

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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 08:17:44 PM »
Yes I have the fever.

http://youtu.be/lprwfXXR5xc

Nice before and after. You can really hear the difference.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 08:18:20 PM »
Here is a pic.

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Beeman P17
Crosman M4-177
Crosman 1377
Crosman 2240
Crosman 2289
Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
Crosman Vantage (.177)
Crosman 357W
IZH-Baikal 53M

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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 08:19:41 PM »
Here is a pic.



Is that a 12 inch barrel?
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 08:33:14 PM »
Yes its 12 inch
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Beeman P17
Crosman M4-177
Crosman 1377
Crosman 2240
Crosman 2289
Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
Crosman Vantage (.177)
Crosman 357W
IZH-Baikal 53M

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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 09:36:31 PM »
How accurate is that Tucannon?
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 09:56:36 PM »
Its not bad with the dot on it at 10m but out more the dot covers up the bullseye. I can hit a soup can at 50ft. This is at 5m the lower one was without aiming with the dot.

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Beeman P17
Crosman M4-177
Crosman 1377
Crosman 2240
Crosman 2289
Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
Crosman Vantage (.177)
Crosman 357W
IZH-Baikal 53M

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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
Its not bad with the dot on it at 10m but out more the dot covers up the bullseye. I can hit a soup can at 50ft. This is at 5m the lower one was without aiming with the dot.



Is that a Walther dot scope you have? Green dot? If so, I have one and the dot is huge! Probably will put it on one of my BB shooters.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 10:31:47 PM »
Hey George
Take a look at the Leepers red dot it is about $30. on amazon and at 25yds I can just see my 2in bull, with it set on 1. I will set it up next time so it is right on when it is at the bottom of the bull. so the bull sits on top of the dot (gotta be a strong dot LOL)   ;D   I like that sight it is light and not too big  :D


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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2013, 10:36:25 PM »
Yes  George it is that dot, I should get a better one.

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Crosman 1377- Carbine
Crosman Nitro Venom Dusk (.22)
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2013, 10:45:41 PM »
Yes  George it is that dot, I should get a better one.

   JD

It's ok as a plinker. I mounted a pistol scope on my 2240 because I think cross hairs are more precise for target work. I have a BSA Edge 2x. Got it from PA for around $50.
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2013, 01:26:08 AM »
Looks great. How accurate is it.

Thanks guys, it's very accurate and consistent at 8 pumps and 10-15 yards...all off-hand shooting...I cant wait to put it on a rest, I probably be able to stuff 'em all in a dime ;D
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Re: My Doomsday 2289 Backpacker Build/Mod
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 01:29:24 AM »
Here is a pic.




Looks good with the TKO...I just got my 6.5 today, tried it on my 2240 and I'm amazed!!! gonna try it on the 2289 tomorrow;)
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