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John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« on: December 02, 2016, 09:14:53 PM »
     Hello Everybody, I have to post it AGAIN! El Mago, John in PA tuned my .177 HW97 WOW factor AGAIN!!!  This is the 7th gun he has tuned for me I think, maybe 8 I will double check lol. I got her back yesterday, I came home from work late and couldn't shoot her. Well......today I snuck off for an hour and came home, installed the Hawke 4x12x50 AO she had had on her. Three shots and bingo BABY right on the money. Her shot cycle is so sweet and accuracy is the BEST, at 30yards one tiny little hole. I tried a couple of pellets but the CPL proved to be the best. I am really liking the CPL in the box seems that all of my HW's .177 really shoot these great. Weather permitting I will be shooting her a little farther out Sunday. My Grandson's have a football tournament and GrandPa has to be there no if and or butts. I plan on shooting out to 55yards my front yard range. The last gun I received from John was my R9 .20 she shot wonderful before but, after the tune she is perfect. I sent John a vid of my R9 .20 groups and shots, he too was very impressed with this little gun. I now have the best spring piston guns I could ever possibly have. Next to El Mago (The Magician) is my RWS48 .177 She is a great power house of a gun. Maybe John can tone her down just a little to shoot the lighter pellets. At the moment she is shooting the JSB 10.3 pellets really good, but I still have several flyers. I will get a great group going then bamm two flyers. Then she settles down again, so off the the Magician she goes. I have really enjoyed shooting these Springers and my powder burner shooting has really  improved.

    Just wanted to post a little about my tuned HW97 .177 and the wonderful work Mr. John in PA has done for me.
Take care Everyone and have a wonderful weekend. 
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 10:08:37 PM »
John tuned my Hatsan Webley Tomahawk .22 and it will hit the x on the 1st shot every time even when it hasnt been shot for a week or so...very nice shot cycle..




     Hello Everybody, I have to post it AGAIN! El Mago, John in PA tuned my .177 HW97 WOW factor AGAIN!!!  This is the 7th gun he has tuned for me I think, maybe 8 I will double check lol. I got her back yesterday, I came home from work late and couldn't shoot her. Well......today I snuck off for an hour and came home, installed the Hawke 4x12x50 AO she had had on her. Three shots and bingo BABY right on the money. Her shot cycle is so sweet and accuracy is the BEST, at 30yards one tiny little hole. I tried a couple of pellets but the CPL proved to be the best. I am really liking the CPL in the box seems that all of my HW's .177 really shoot these great. Weather permitting I will be shooting her a little farther out Sunday. My Grandson's have a football tournament and GrandPa has to be there no if and or butts. I plan on shooting out to 55yards my front yard range. The last gun I received from John was my R9 .20 she shot wonderful before but, after the tune she is perfect. I sent John a vid of my R9 .20 groups and shots, he too was very impressed with this little gun. I now have the best spring piston guns I could ever possibly have. Next to El Mago (The Magician) is my RWS48 .177 She is a great power house of a gun. Maybe John can tone her down just a little to shoot the lighter pellets. At the moment she is shooting the JSB 10.3 pellets really good, but I still have several flyers. I will get a great group going then bamm two flyers. Then she settles down again, so off the the Magician she goes. I have really enjoyed shooting these Springers and my powder burner shooting has really  improved.

    Just wanted to post a little about my tuned HW97 .177 and the wonderful work Mr. John in PA has done for me.
Take care Everyone and have a wonderful weekend.
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 03:35:15 AM »
No doubt about it.  John is top-notch when it comes to fine-tuning an air gun.  He is just completing the second one I sent him.  But there is another charateristic of his work that impresses me, too.  He communicates!  I am not left in the dark about the progress of the work on my gun.  He makes me feel a part of the process of getting the most out of any air gun I send him.   
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.22 Crosman Custom 2240
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.177/.22 Beeman Dual Caliber
.177 Walther Terrus
.177 HW 30
.177 AA ProSport
.20 HW 97K
.20 HW 98
.22 HW 77K
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 08:27:01 AM »
No doubt about it.  John is top-notch when it comes to fine-tuning an air gun.  He is just completing the second one I sent him.  But there is another charateristic of his work that impresses me, too.  He communicates!  I am not left in the dark about the progress of the work on my gun.  He makes me feel a part of the process of getting the most out of any air gun I send him.   

Yes sir, John keeps you informed and works closely with you for your needs and wants for your gun. Great guy! I was not a springer guy, I wasn't impressed with Springers until I shot a R9 .20 tuned by John!! I actually hit what I was aiming at!!! Lol since then I gave been hooked!! I've shot springers tuned by other tuners (local) which were great guns but, I really like the way mine shoot over the other guys.

   Best of luck Brother Man
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 08:54:49 AM »
   Dean, Johns work really improves accuracy and handling. Great man and great tunes!!

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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 11:06:55 PM »
      I can't put this HW97 .177 down!! I'm amazed at how accurate she is. Before the tune she shot great but, at 40 yards I'm printing one tiny hole!! Wind hasn't been too great for shooting farther out, I'd really love to shoot out to 55yds. 10 shot groups are under 1/4" others a little larger but, she is PERFECT!!! I filled a couple of my SCBA bottles tonight to shoot my Big Bores but, while waiting to bleed the air line every 15min I was shooting my 97 off my front porch. I even popped a couple of sparrows in the pasture across the street. They landed in a mesquite tree, some reason they love this one tree. Cold weather doesn't seem to bother the spring or the tune. Accuracy is great.

  Keep John in PA in mind for any of your springer tunes. GREAT GREAT GUY!!

Take care Fellas
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 03:35:15 PM »
When you say John in PA, I assume you mean Pyramyd Air? I have never seen any info on their site regarding air rifle repairs/service. Don't reply if this seems to forward, but I'm wondering what a tune should cost, and what does it involve. (New mainspring, piston seal, barrel seal???) TIA, Randy
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 04:36:21 PM »
No, they mean John in Pennsylvania.  Here is his contact info:

John Thomas (jmtfor1@aol.com)
(717) 873-5128
39 Big Mount Road
Thomasville, PA  17364

As for your questions, best you ask him yourself.

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.25 Roy Weid MA 2550B
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.177 Walther Terrus
.177 HW 30
.177 AA ProSport
.20 HW 97K
.20 HW 98
.22 HW 77K
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 10:23:23 PM »
No, they mean John in Pennsylvania.  Here is his contact info:

John Thomas (jmtfor1@aol.com)
(717) 873-5128
39 Big Mount Road
Thomasville, PA  17364

As for your questions, best you ask him yourself.

   Yes, John in P.A. lol at Pyramyd Air there is Gene and Gene does repairs no tunes. John Thomas is a PRO my HW97 .177 is AWESOME!!!!  John also tuned my HW97 .20 and R9 .20 (both) which can out shoot a couple of my PCP guns out to 55yds. Deadly accurate guns after the tune. Before they shot very well but after John's tune so smooth accuracy is perfect and shot cycle is smooth. Too nice!!!!!!! Give John a call, great man and the best Spring Piston Airgun Tuner IMO

    Best of Luck Brother Man
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 12:43:43 PM »
Going to give him a call, just picked up a couple air rifles that need work !!
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 02:43:15 PM »
Since my guns are intended heirlooms for my sons and their children, I have even given John a nickname - the "godfather" of my air gun collection.  Yes, he is that good at what he does.
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.177 HW 30
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 12:18:35 AM »
Since my guns are intended heirlooms for my sons and their children, I have even given John a nickname - the "godfather" of my air gun collection.  Yes, he is that good at what he does.


   Lol yes sir!!! I've given John a Nickname too. " El Mago " means " The Magician " this man works MAGIC on Spring Piston Airguns!!
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 02:05:18 AM »
Cost alot?   should probably get my 125 sniper running right one of these days, shipping shouldn't be too bad either since he is only 3 hrs from me.
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 02:12:20 AM »
sent an email
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 04:19:04 AM »
Cost alot?   should probably get my 125 sniper running right one of these days, shipping shouldn't be too bad either since he is only 3 hrs from me.
What's money versus peace of mind (being rhetorical here).
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.177 Crosman Custom 2240 (Roy Weid Tuned)
.20 Roy Weid MA 2040
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.25 Roy Weid MA 2550B
.177/.22 Beeman Dual Caliber
.177 Walther Terrus
.177 HW 30
.177 AA ProSport
.20 HW 97K
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.22 HW 77K
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 02:21:58 AM »
Haven't heard back from the email.    Oh well, no rush.
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Mrod .25, utg swat4-16x44 war tss and mds
Pp700 .22. Nstar 2.5x30
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 08:11:05 AM »
Haven't heard back from the email.    Oh well, no rush.
Be patient and followup.  My last communications with him were that he was very busy.  Also be aware that it will take awhile for work on your gun to be completed.  But worth it.
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.177 Browning 800 Express
.177 Beeman P17
.177 Crosman Custom 2240 (Roy Weid Tuned)
.20 Roy Weid MA 2040
.22 Crosman Custom 2240
.25 Roy Weid MA 2550B
.177/.22 Beeman Dual Caliber
.177 Walther Terrus
.177 HW 30
.177 AA ProSport
.20 HW 97K
.20 HW 98
.22 HW 77K
.22 Diana 460 Magnum
.22 Diana 340 N-Tek Luxus Pro Compact
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 01:44:34 AM »
He did get back to me,   decided to no go through with it and will probably just use this one for a practice tuning gun. DOnt care if I break it more at this point lol. 

Saved his email though for when i finally become weak enough and hit the order button on the tx200 haha
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Mrod .25, utg swat4-16x44 war tss and mds
Pp700 .22. Nstar 2.5x30
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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 02:32:57 AM »
Just got my .20 version HW 98 with Vortek kit and Rowan Engineering straight set back trigger from John yesterday.  What a dream gun!  Awesome and all those other adjectives that go on and on how happy I am.
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.177 Browning 800 Express
.177 Beeman P17
.177 Crosman Custom 2240 (Roy Weid Tuned)
.20 Roy Weid MA 2040
.22 Crosman Custom 2240
.25 Roy Weid MA 2550B
.177/.22 Beeman Dual Caliber
.177 Walther Terrus
.177 HW 30
.177 AA ProSport
.20 HW 97K
.20 HW 98
.22 HW 77K
.22 Diana 460 Magnum
.22 Diana 340 N-Tek Luxus Pro Compact
.22 TX200 MKIII
.25 Beeman RX 2 Elite
.25 Hatsan 95 Vortex

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Re: John in PA does it AGAIN!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2017, 12:04:51 AM »
Just got my .20 version HW 98 with Vortek kit and Rowan Engineering straight set back trigger from John yesterday.  What a dream gun!  Awesome and all those other adjectives that go on and on how happy I am.


   John does great work!!! I glad you are satisfied with your tune!!
Enjoy Brother Man
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