OK so the first Stoeger X-20 Gas Ram conversion is done. Parts that made up the conversion were, one gas ram, one GRS NP Bushing Kit, one set of custom brass breech pivot washers. (same washers that are used on Crosman NP & XL gas rams), one GRT-III trigger, new seal, new hand spun trigger block assy. I also spun a generic barrel shroud for aesthetics's.
Tried and tested and I was very happy with the outcome. Very solid with smooth shooting and cocking cycle. Basically the Stoeger another clone of the old B-19. Same basic power plant as the Gamo 1000 series air guns and the Crosman line of 1000 fps shooters such as the Quest, Summit, Phantom etc. Just different names and different style stocks.
From what I could see is the Stoeger is made at the same factory as the Crosman's I mentioned above as well as the newer gas ram Trail's, Titan's, Venom's etc.
The Stoeger is a good built gun. I would say with it being a full steel barrel it is one up on most of the newer Gamos with the thin rifled tube wrapped in polly barrels. And I would have to give Crosman the edge over the Stoeger only for one reason and it is my own personal opinion. The Stoeger has double chisel lock up which is good but not always aligned properly. Where the newer Croman and Gamo's have the chisel and cross pin lock up. One of the nicest things about the Stoeger wood stocks is that they are very nice..
The overall performance of the Gas Ram conversion on the new Stoeger really puts it in a new class. IMO the same class as the new Crosman series Gas Ram. Even though the gas rams are not an option from the factory it is a nice project gun to do the coversion on. You just need a lathe and mill to make the parts needed for the conversion.
One note: Gas Rams, are not all created equal.
Scope pictured is a Hawk 4-16X50 AO