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German AirGun Gate / Re: Dry fireing
« Last post by Roadworthy on Today at 03:52:54 PM »
Nope, don't dry fire a spring piston airgun - either coil spring or gas spring.  Why?  Without the resistance of the pellet the piston has nothing to slow it down and can slam really hard into the end of the compression tube.  This can destroy the seal and possibly do serious damage to piston and compression tube.  On top of that if the gun uses a coil spring the sudden stop and/or harmonics induced can shatter the spring.  Once may show no lasting damage but it is not recommended as a standard practice.
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Ok, I added an o-ring (about 1.5 mm thick) behind the tophat and pumped up the Condor to about 2,800 psi.  I left the power wheel at its lowest setting.  I switched to Hatsan Vortex 24.7 gr pellets since I have more of them than the AA's.  Initial POI was 12 inches lower than with the AA's (maybe because of the o-ring?) and I shot 44 rounds before stopping at 2,000 psi.  There was a bit of wind but nothing major.  First handful of shots started to group but then started the upward climb (start of the bell curve).  Seemed to continue to go up and might have started to flatten, but I couldn't really tell if it was grouping because as soon as I thought I was starting a group the next round shifted a couple inches.  Then, right around shot #40 (2,100 psi) the next round was much louder than the last.  The next 4 rounds continued to be louder than the previous 40.  Gotta say I'm just a bit confused and frustrated.   :-X  I knew the Condor had a lot of power but I assumed that I'd be able to tune it down to a reasonable level with 25 gr pellets.  I gotta wonder how Airforce can claim "1 inch groups at 50 yards" without modifying the rifle.
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Airguns and the folks who own them really are interesting and fun. My interest has grown as I've learned more about the various products and how people use them. I'd like to expand my American oldie collection along with some European classics too. I really appreciate the design skill and build quality of so many airguns. Because of that I can see how collectors will move some average inventory for better examples. I think I have a long way to go before I'll need to thin the herd.
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Air Gun Gate / Re: Barrel cleaning; what to buy?
« Last post by bryan123 on Today at 03:47:32 PM »
Check Walmart, they usually have the Hoppe's #9 in the Sporting Dept.

Ok thanks.  I was under the impression that Hoppe's was meant for firearms but not for airguns.  I guess I was incorrect?
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Hunting Gate / Re: I've waited long enough!
« Last post by Mrblonde40 on Today at 03:47:03 PM »
There's no scarcity of them around here.  I've had a 16 year truce with them.  They stay out of the yard and I don't bother them.  But this year they broke that truce and burrowed under my shed, shot 2 so far.  There are 2 to 3 more that are staying out of sight, if they're smart they'll keep it that way.
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I just did the same thing to my qb78 in .177 which I got on sale from canuck tire for 128$. I had a similar issue trying to find a drop block. The arrow guy has the blocks, not cheep, but it works. I measured my qb78, .22 tube and marked and cut the new tube to the same length. You will need a bottle of no more than 2",with a reg set at the paint ball pressure (850psi) . Some people will increase the output pressure a bit more but that is a personal safety issue. I can get more than 150 shots @770fps  with 14.3cphp in. 22.  I expect more from the. 177.
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I tried Wes again,  2nd day and they aren't answering their fines@archeryairguns.  So guess Artemis m11 is out.  If they can't answer for a sale they will probably be real hard to get for warranty
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Air Gun Gate / Re: Barrel cleaning; what to buy?
« Last post by SteveP-52 on Today at 03:42:30 PM »
Check Walmart, they usually have the Hoppe's #9 in the Sporting Dept.
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German AirGun Gate / Re: Dry fireing
« Last post by SpiralGroove on Today at 03:40:12 PM »
Will it hurt a springer to dry fire it ? Iím kinda thinking it is not good for the gun.
- Yes!
- You're correct ;).
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Hunting Gate / Re: Is baiting really hunting?
« Last post by subscriber on Today at 03:39:00 PM »
Hunting means looking for something valuable.  You could be hunting for a gold seam in the rock, your car keys, or your next meal.

Hunting may involve killing, but the process of killing is not hunting.

If an edible animal has an inclination to run away, then killing it is required to take possession of it.

While you may be looking for a deer, the act of killing it is actually a form of harvesting.

If an edible animal is more likely to show up at a bait, then that reduces the effort required to find it.  If zero effort is required to find the animal, then strictly speaking no hunting was involved.  Only harvesting.

If hunting off a bait is unethical, then the same applies to fishing.  Yet, one could argue that fishing with a baited hook is more sporting than with a gill net.  One could argue that baiting fish by successfully mimicking their prey is more sporting than the passive nature of laying down grain for deer.

Clearly, shooting from a fixed blind over a bait is about killing something edible.  It is not about the stalk, because there isn't any.  Therefor not technically hunting.  Not unless you include trying to find your vehicle afterwards.

If you want to argue what constitutes hunting, then I suggest you argue over the emphasis on trophy size and quality, VS the volume of edible meat for any given species.  If it is only about the challenge, rather than food, why not hunt animals that have the ability and inclination to hunt you?  Using your own living body as bait to hunt a predator may be the most sporting; yet paradoxically it is the most frowned upon, outside the hunting community.  Killing animals that are never eaten is obviously not about their food value.

What is the goal, and what are the traditional rules?  Is the shooting feral hogs from a helicopter with a large capacity semi-auto hunting?  It does not matter what you call it, or how sporting it seems because it is actually a culling or pesting operation.  Better than poisoning; even if it takes much more trouble and expense.   Even if the person shooting the hogs enjoys doing it.   Hogs that were shot are food, should you bother to collect them.  If not, they are food for predators and scavengers.  Not contaminators of the food chain.

Why post such meandering postulation?  Because focusing on what other people do, and then looking down on their version of the game, seems to be a national pastime.  One involving more people than are engaged in some form of hunting.  Or actually doing anything; other than commentating. 

Unless it is illegal where practiced, whatever hunting someone does, should be their business.  If you don't like it; don't do it.
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