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Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« on: October 28, 2010, 09:56:29 PM »


Tech ForceŽ Jet - .22 Caliber
[TF-JET22]

The Tech Force Jet is the newest Tech Force rifle added to the line up. This rifle features the following:

    * 1250/940 fps muzzle velocity in .177/.22 cal
    * Adjustable rear sight
    * Scope rail
    * 2 stage adjustable trigger with automatic safety
    * Thumbhole Beech Stock with raised cheek piece and soft rubber recoil pad
    * Checkered forearm and pistol grip
    * TRUGLOŽ fiber optic sights

Today I was working in Kentucky putting in a server in Louisville.  Since I had some time to kill on the way down to Richmond, KY, I decided to take the long way and go to Bardstown to visit Eric Munson at Compasseco/Pyramid Air.  Eric and I spoke for about half and hour about the transition to PA and I asked him about some "new" stuff.  Well he showed me a gas ram TF 99 and a TF 89!  The difference in cocking is HUGE!  They are SO much nicer than the normal gritty sound when you cock a TF gun (before tuning anyway).  I was impressed!  Now I want a Gas Ram TF 89! :P  

Then he showed me some guns he just got in a couple weeks ago.  He told me he has sold two, one if .177 and one .22.  It was the new TF Jet.  I hefted it to my shoulder and bought it on the spot.  

I went over to a nearby WMA and shot it about 8 times before it got dark and I had to go.  Let me tell you, it takes me BOTH arms to cock this thing!  It is a BEAR.  I'd guess without knowing it is a 50 lb cocking force.  Of course I should have waited until I got home and cleaned the barrel but I just wanted to take a few shots.  It kicks about like a .243.  :)  


Here are four guns together for comparison.  The top one is my RWS 350; the next one is the Tech Force Jet with the thumb hole stock; the next one is a TF 89, and the last one is my recently repaired TF 99 (thanks Shadow)!

You can tell while it is nice, the RWS 350 has a much nicer stock and bluing!  On the other hand it costs half.  8)



Same four guns but a different angle.  



Here is the Jet by itself.  You can see from the comparison it is a BIG gun.  I think it is actually longer than the 350.  It isn't near as barrel heavy as a 350 though.  

A couple of features that we as Tech Force customers have asked for and they've included all of them on this model!


A globe to protect the sight from getting dinged.  My TF 89s didn't last very long. :(


A decent scope rail!  You can at least put a UTG mount on it now to help hold the scope in place.  The gun also comes with a scope stop, but I haven't mounted it yet.  


Decent stock screws! These have allen head screws so that you don't strip them as easily.  

Here is a chrony review from Eric.  He did it just after I left!

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Looks like around 23 FPE with 14.5 grain pellets if my calculations are correct.  

Summary Review:

Okay, so I've shot it about a hundred times today and it is beginning to smooth out a bit.  



Here is one of my first 20 yard groups.  After shooting the flier on the bottom, I noticed that the scope was moving about.  I'd forgotten to tighten the scope rail!  Once I got the rail tightened down it was grouping around a quarter size at 20 yards.  I'm really not used to the trigger yet.  

I did weigh the gun today. The gun and scope weighed about 11 pounds.  That is roughly the same as my RWS 350.  My scale isn't very good, so I couldn't calculate cocking force, but I'm 6'2" tall and weigh 250 pounds and it takes me both arms to cock this thing.  

Before you shoot it clean the barrel, locktite ALL of the bolts, check the scope rail, and when you mount your scope make certain it is tight.  

Here is a short video of me shooting the rifle.  Forgive the "whitey tighties" :P 

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Likes and Dislikes:


Likes:
1) I like the stock.  I know some don't but it fits me pretty well.  
2) It is plenty powerful!  

Dis-Like:
1) The amount of preparation before you can shoot it accurately.  
2) The trigger is hard to pull, but I haven't adjusted it yet.  

Overall I think this is going to be a good hunting gun for possums and raccoons.  It hits hard and will get more accurate as it is shot a little more.  Pretty decent gun for around $200 if you want to own a magnum air gun.  
« Last Edit: October 29, 2010, 04:01:35 PM by Atchman2 »
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 06:01:10 PM »
Nice looking shooters...the grape soda never had a chance!! :)

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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 06:54:40 PM »
good loooking gun & video
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 06:58:10 PM »
A very nice and thorough review! I think that is too much springer for me, but one of TF's nicer recent efforts!
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 07:44:04 PM »
Great review Randy!
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 08:25:22 PM »
Hey Randy, do you have a chronograph? I'd like to know what the FPS is once your rifle is broken in. I saw where the -87 was rated 10fps faster than the Jet, but then I saw the chronograph results Eric had, and it made me wonder; was the Jet dieseling? Or what? Maybe the two rifles have the same power plant? Nice video, man. The stock on the Jet has a nice color to it, and I like it better than the color on your 89 (which is the same color as my 98).
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 09:13:31 PM »
Enjoyed the review :)  Nice looking shooter for sure and appears to have quite a bit of power to it.  Congrats on a great find.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 09:15:46 PM »
Just saw they have the "Jet" for sale on P.A. 

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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 09:28:34 PM »
Guys, remember the Jet is just another Model of the TF-89  -  AR  1000.. Just has a fancier stock. I bet they sell this same powerplant under a hundred different models.

A worthy powerplant and great trigger for sure.
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Re: Tech Force Jet .22 Airgun Consolidated Review
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 09:58:45 PM »
Today, I just about took the stock off of it and put my tuned TF 89 action in it. :P

I agree with you Gene, this is just a nicer model of the gun.  However, I think this one does have a more powerful spring inside.  I can barely cock it after awhile and my TF 89 and 350 feel light compared to it. 

Honestly, while I was replacing the spring in my 89 I should have just went ahead and lubed this one :)  I just hate to void a warranty in less than a week! 
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 10:59:14 AM »
Is it possible that the Jet has the same power plant as the AR3000?
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 05:00:17 PM »
Very informative and entertaining post. The pix & video gives a much better perspective of the Jet
than the standard illustrations on comp/PA web sites. Tech Force products seem to be improving in
overall quality with the release of the TF 89. I hope you will update us after you get it broken-in
and have a better feel how it compares to the rest of your AG battery.

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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 05:24:32 PM »
Good review and vid of the Jet bro and as some know I'm a T-hole stock guy hehe. I think that I will put this on my list of shooter's to possibly add to the collection. I'm also looking at the B28.22 since I need another hammer in the collection. Ed
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 05:58:58 PM »
This got me to wondering; have the Chinese given up on side lever rifles. The B21 is still out there, as is the TF-58, but nothing new in a while. Meanwhile the Jet looks the part, sleek and powerful.
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2010, 10:41:20 PM »
Good review and vid of the Jet bro and as some know I'm a T-hole stock guy hehe. I think that I will put this on my list of shooter's to possibly add to the collection. I'm also looking at the B28.22 since I need another hammer in the collection. Ed

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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011, 09:54:38 AM »
Thanks for the vids.....That little touch of realism, vs. just the reading, makes a difference.  Especially seeing how much you had to lean on that cocking.

My thoughts were that you made Xllent use of a can of Grape Soda!!! lol

I'm by Fern Creek, and guess need to take a ride to see Ericl
I'm intersted in the 99.

PS:  Like the Tub in the background tho it's a little chilly for a dip today :D

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2011, 01:12:17 PM »
it dosnt seem like a gun i would want. i dont see how it would be fun to shoot considering all that you said. but thats my own opinion
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011, 01:23:30 PM »
I'm thinking that one day I'll sell my Beeman 1073 and use some of the money to buy a Jet in .22. I only want one break-barrel, and as much as I love the 1073 (RS2), the Jet suits my tank-buster mentality. It would be like owning a King Tiger! Keep up the good work, Randy! How's it stacking up against your 350 now that you've had it a while?
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PS my heart would really love a side-lever that could generate that kind of power, but so far there's no such thing (is there?) in .22
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