Here's a hypothetical test concerning spring fatigue:A BB is .177" in diameter and weighs 5.1 grains.My R-7 barrel is 13.5" long. 13.5/.177=76, the number of BB's that I can roll down the barrel of my new Beeman R-7 Air Rifle, minus the length of a seated 10.5 grain pellet, or about 74 BB's total, right up to the muzzle.The weight of the BB charge plus the Pellet is 74 x 5.1, or 377.4 grains, plus the pellet's 10.5 grains, for a total projectile weight of 387.9 grains.I will fire this load at a slight upward angle, so the BB's won't roll out of the barrel.If the spring doesn't break, then I never have to be concerned about heavy pellets again. If the spring DOES break, then what better excuse than to have Steve install a Gas Piston for me, with never a worry about broken springs again!So you see...either way, I'm a Winner!Cheers,HOWL
Cool it, Al!Coming out on top of a discussion is something I always strive for whether right or wrong...it's more of a game than anything else!Like a Politician, my logic doesn't have to be sound...I just have to be disarming, shocking, and witty, which I usually am!Cheers, and have a beer on me!HOWL
Just a quick basic rundown for those who are new like Arktikos and looking at this thread confused. The rest of ya already know it. I'll try to separate opinion from fact. Feel free to straighten out any errors.
If the spring DOES break, then what better excuse than to have Steve install a Gas Piston for me, with never a worry about broken springs again!So you see...either way, I'm a Winner!Cheers,HOWL
HEY SCOTT, Yep, that's exactly the reason I was banned from two previous Airgun Forums, two Astronomy Forums, and a Classical Music Forum!I know I'm coming to the end of my stay here, but at least I've made some acquaintances.Well, have a good Mothers Day anyway!HOWL