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Back Room / Re: So....Whatcha Eating?
« Last post by avator on Today at 11:14:18 AM »
Today is Korean Thanksgiving lunch here at work. For the Americans it will be hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and chips. For the Koreans it will be catered food from the local Korean joint. None of it is any good. They use the red hotdogs (nasty) and the frozen hamburgers that are surely not real (disgusting). And as for Korean food... well, I don't know how it's even supposed to look or taste but what I do know is that I have a problem putting things in my mouth that I can't identify. Looks like I'll be having chips and soda for lunch.
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Jeff,

Sorry you are having difficulty and apparently got a gun that was not rally throughly refurbished.

The regulator pressure is only different from the tank pressure when the tank pressure is above the regulator pressure.  Once the tank pressure falls to the regulator pressure the regulator gauge will just follow it down.  At least that is the way my Avenger works.  I  think new 25 calibers come set at 2900 psi but I don't know what a refurb would be set at.

My Avenger leaked about 150 psi a day from day one.  I tested several pellet types in it determining it likes JSB far better than H&N and I think it likes FX best of all.  But I decided that I was not willing to live with a leaking gun so I called Air Venturi and they were very nice.  I spent $30, I think, to send it back and got a non-leaking gun 5 weeks later.  I did not enjoy the wait but I am now enjoying the gun.

Jim
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Air Gun Gate / Re: Rubber Recoil Pad
« Last post by Roadworthy on Today at 11:04:53 AM »
Mike Melick at Flying Dragon had some pads available for the XS-25 and XS-28 rifles.  They're too short for Diana rifles but may fit yours.  Measure length and width of the butt of your gun then check with him.
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With so many people in the World who would rather sue for a living than work for a living, manufacturers go above and beyond what would suffice as suitable safety measures....  :-\

.... and then there is the 'idiot proof' factor....  :o
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PCP/CO2/HPA Air Gun Gates "The Darkside" / Re: Cz barrel twist
« Last post by Ribbonstone on Today at 10:55:15 AM »
Easy enough to check with a ball bearing handled rod and a tight patch.  Some vids of folks using a brush; you know how some air gunners fell about brushes.  So long as slippage is minimal should get a ball park reading.

Most of the vids are about centerfires....same process.


Harder to so with the smooth twist...being smooth, are real prone to slippage.

Always some slippage, but do it 5 or 5 times and average the results and you won’t be off by much.  Wouldn’t freak out if you come up with 1:15.8 or 1:16.5...it’s good enough to think 1:16.
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John,

I 100% agree.  I did that originally when I put in the longer sear screw but should have mentioned it.  Whenever you reduce sear engagement you need to be concerned it could disengage just from the rifle getting bumped.  I normally bang the butt pad on the floor a few times, unloaded of course. 

I also think this safety adjustment may be why we get guns with so much sear engagement and creep.  It has to be far easier the AV during the manufacturing to set them up this way. 

Jim
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PCP/CO2/HPA Air Gun Gates "The Darkside" / Re: My favorite Woods gun
« Last post by HPAman on Today at 10:46:59 AM »
The newer Texans have the Carbon fiber bottles and you can "upgrade" always too. The 50 cal info shows that it can out roughly 800fpe at the expense of fps. At higher velocity is 550-700fpe. Definitely not a woods walker. That would be a mean punishment to give someone the task of taking that around, and a CF bottle would get nicked if it was me and not pass inspection.




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Mine was a comparison of a couple hundred shots. If memory serves, I think I shot 7, 10 shot groups from each type of barrel, rotating through them to gather a cumulative effect of variances in whatever the wind was doing during the test.

Less scientifically, in monthly FT events I went from a 12 l&g LW barrel to the poly and saw that at FT distances (10-55 yards), the poly barrel simply requires less hold-off for wind. Also have compared hold offs to my poly gun and squad mates at ft events and the traditional barrel guys always seem to report having to hold off for wind more than my poly gun, on the same targets.  In that last example we're of course taking our shots 5-10 minutes before or after each other, but I possess no magical wind-controlling abilities to improve conditions for my shots and worsen wind conditions for their shots.
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PCP/CO2/HPA Air Gun Gates "The Darkside" / Re: New FX 40-Shot Magazine…
« Last post by HPAman on Today at 10:37:11 AM »
Heck of a price but for benchrest that would be nice and especially if tethered. Hopefully they will make other brands someday too.
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PCP/CO2/HPA Air Gun Gates "The Darkside" / Re: AMF PRod bottle build
« Last post by 2K1TJ on Today at 10:35:58 AM »
So you're running a SSG with a reg? Don't think I've seen that done before.

Have you gone through the reg to be sure it isn't causing ES bigger than you like? I assume you have, sorry if I missed it.

SSG on a regulated gun has been done lots of times, long read 49 pages.
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=102095.msg962304#msg962304

Ok, idk what I was thinking then  ;D

I remember reading that thread a while back. Good stuff!
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