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Gamo urban with huma air
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:06:13 AM »
Ok guys.... Iíve searched the forums for a couple days and canít seem to find what Iím looking for. I have the gamo urban and love it.i just invested into the huma air regulator and the opened up transfer port. Iím looking to see if anyone knows a good starting point? Like what bar to set the regulator at and how many turns on the hanger spring? Iím going to be hunting squirrel and rabbit . I want to be able to still take them down at fifty yards but would like a higher shot count per fill if possible.I was getting thirty shots out of a fill, but only 20 were accurate, hence why I stopped filling all the way. The only rule in NYS is when hunting with an air rifle, it has to shoot over 600fps. So any thoughts on a good starting point would be helpful..... preferably where to set the regulator ,so I donít have to disassemble the gun multiple times to readjust the regulator. The hammer spring is easy enough to adjust I donít mind having to tweak that a few times. Thanks in advance
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 09:46:47 AM »
Jon, I also shoot an Urban. I don't think mine is accurate enough to take rabbits and squirrels reliably at 50 yards. I think it'll hold 1.5" groups maybe at 35-40 yds.

Most folks reporting better accuracy are doing it with heavy pellets; requiring probably more air per shot. I ended up using my Urban for plinking only on 4.75" square, metal targets with light GTO lead-free pellets at 837 fps (although I tested a full range of lead pellets first). My Urban at that adjustment gives me 30 shots.

Edit: I hand pump and only fill to ~2900 psi.

It seems like more air per shot + giving up some of the already small reservoir for a regulator might not end up giving you more than 20 usable, accurate shots. I'll be following your post though with interest to see what others have to say and how this turns out for you. Best of luck with this effort!
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 10:47:36 AM »
I don't know the Urbans that well, and you've given a very rough range of what fps you want it to shoot.  If you aren't keen on adjusting the regulator much, but still want some flexibility, then adjust it a little higher than you think you'll need would be my advice.  That gun has a rather small reservoir, so I don't know that you're really going to increase your shot count much, unless you plan on shooting closer to the 600 fps you mentioned. 

A rough guess would be to set the regulator in the 120-130 bar range.  That is just off the top of my head, but that should be plenty to get you over the 600fps mark.  You want to adjust it to where it is shooting 20-50fps lower than it can on a given reg setting for the best efficiency/shot count.  For example:  If you the max fps it will shoot at 120 bar is 750fps, then you want to back the spring down to where it is shooting 700-730fps.  That is the best rough advice I can give without more info.  I suspect you'll get more answers if you give us more details like what fps you want, and what pellets you're using.  Of course, you need a chrony to do this correctly.  If you aren't using a chrony, then this is just shooting in the dark :)
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 10:58:12 AM »
115bar is a good area to start.  Assuming there is ~ 15cc or so plenum you should be able to get 25+fpe. 

You appear to be one of the early adopters of a Urban/huma combo so you are going to have to test......

I built a QB with a little over 100cc tube, corrected 110cc tube, very similar to the urban, and installed a Huma reg.  With a 117bar reg setpoint I get 45 shots right at 28 fpe  corrected to 27fpe using JSB 18gr.  This took a lot of tuning tricks to achieve-- Big ports,peek poppet,ultralight peek hammer, and a well tuned SSG. 

As I understand it the urban has a far more advanced powerplant so you shouldn't have as difficult of a time dialing it in as I did with my QB....

Good luck, I can't wait to read your results.
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 11:52:42 AM »
Marc in Iowa ..... Iím amazed that you say your urban is not accurate at fifty yards ....I wonder if itís your scope or pellet youíre using?i have a target out around fifty yards as I donít have a long enough tape or range finder so I walked it heel to toe so close estimate. And I can take a dime out at that range....I have a hammers scope 4-12x40ao and use H&n sniper magnum 17.90gr . I do agree I need to get a chrony to do this right. I should have ordered the Caldwell at $65 from eBay but they sold out. It is on my list though Iím still waiting for the port to arrive so I have some time. Was just hoping someone had figured a base line for the regulator. As for how many fps Iím looking for I want enough to take down a squirrel or a rabbit. I once read the force it hits is more important than the speed it gets there. Anyone agree to that ?
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 12:10:16 PM »
115bar is a good area to start.  Assuming there is ~ 15cc or so plenum you should be able to get 25+fpe. 

You appear to be one of the early adopters of a Urban/huma combo so you are going to have to test......

I built a QB with a little over 100cc tube, very similar to the urban, and installed a Huma reg.  With a 117bar reg setpoint I get 45 shots right at 28 fpe using JSB 18gr.  This took a lot of tuning tricks to achieve-- Big ports,peek poppet,ultralight peek hammer, and a well tuned SSG. 

As I understand it the urban has a far more advanced powerplant so you shouldn't have as difficult of a time dialing it in as I did with my QB....

Good luck, I can't wait to read your results.

I'd be very surprised if he got the shot count/power you're getting with that QB.  I think he'd be doing good to get half that shot count at the same power level.  The numbers you're getting(efficiency) are amazing by any gun's standard.  We're also talking about a gun rated at 800fps out of the box, with only a larger transfer port.  I wouldn't want to give anyone unrealistic expectations ;)

Marc in Iowa ..... Iím amazed that you say your urban is not accurate at fifty yards ....I wonder if itís your scope or pellet youíre using?i have a target out around fifty yards as I donít have a long enough tape or range finder so I walked it heel to toe so close estimate. And I can take a dime out at that range....I have a hammers scope 4-12x40ao and use H&n sniper magnum 17.90gr . I do agree I need to get a chrony to do this right. I should have ordered the Caldwell at $65 from eBay but they sold out. It is on my list though Iím still waiting for the port to arrive so I have some time. Was just hoping someone had figured a base line for the regulator. As for how many fps Iím looking for I want enough to take down a squirrel or a rabbit. I once read the force it hits is more important than the speed it gets there. Anyone agree to that ?

That is sort of true.  The force of impact is the most important thing, but the velocity of the pellets is part of what determines that force.  I'd say you want to shoot for around 15fpe at least, but 20fpe would be better if you're shooting at 50 yards for sure.  That isn't to say 15fpe won't do the job, but there will be more pellet drop to keep into consideration on the longer shots.  20fpe would be a 14.3 moving at 800fps roughly.  Definitely try and come with a chrony though.  It will be critical in getting that tune nailed down.  I hope that helps man.
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 12:42:29 PM »
... target out around fifty yards as I donít have a long enough tape or range finder so I walked it heel to toe so close estimate. And I can take a dime out at that range ... H&n sniper magnum 17.90gr

Well, that agrees with the posts I see from other folks, really good accuracy with heavier pellets. I've tried the Sniper Magnum pellets.

Is this bench rested? I do my accuracy shooting with a bean bag and both of my elbows rested in the corner of my deck rail, sitting on a stool.

As regards distances, I encourage you to invest in a 50 or 150 foot tape (<$15) if you want to be sure. I stepped my distances originally and I was off by almost 10 yards at the 55 yard point.

https://www.amazon.com/Komelon-9905-Gripper-Measure-50-Feet/dp/B001PCXEB4

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Lead-free plinking (20-82 yds):
- Discovery 22, HPA w/GTOs <- best HPA
- GAMO Urban 22, HPA w/GTOs <- goto plinker
- Hammerli 850 177, CO≤ w/GTOs <- accurate!
- Walther Terrus 177, springer w/GTOs <- fun!
Hunter Field Target (10-55 yds)
- Brocock Bantam HiLite 177, w/GTOs & ?

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 12:53:49 PM »
I have a bipod mounted and use a bean bag in the rear. I tried to post a pic.... but canít figure out how to resize it  :o
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 01:10:59 PM »
I have a bipod mounted and use a bean bag in the rear. I tried to post a pic.... but canít figure out how to resize it  :o

If you are shooting a camera, there's usually a setting to make the originals smaller.

If you are using a phone, you can find free photo resizer apps.

My Android phone uses "Photo and Picture Resizer" (free).
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Lead-free plinking (20-82 yds):
- Discovery 22, HPA w/GTOs <- best HPA
- GAMO Urban 22, HPA w/GTOs <- goto plinker
- Hammerli 850 177, CO≤ w/GTOs <- accurate!
- Walther Terrus 177, springer w/GTOs <- fun!
Hunter Field Target (10-55 yds)
- Brocock Bantam HiLite 177, w/GTOs & ?

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 01:39:12 PM »
hammers scope 4-12x40ao

My scopes are:
UTG 3-9x 32mm
UTG 4-12x 32mm
UTG 4-16x 44mm
UTG 4-16x 54mm
Hawke Airmax 4-12x 40mm

I've probably had them all on the Urban during my testing. Likely my best quality scope is the Hawke 4-12x40. I see this review of the Hammers on Amazon:

"Glass is very clear. Even better than a Hawke Airmax 4-12x40."
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Lead-free plinking (20-82 yds):
- Discovery 22, HPA w/GTOs <- best HPA
- GAMO Urban 22, HPA w/GTOs <- goto plinker
- Hammerli 850 177, CO≤ w/GTOs <- accurate!
- Walther Terrus 177, springer w/GTOs <- fun!
Hunter Field Target (10-55 yds)
- Brocock Bantam HiLite 177, w/GTOs & ?

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 02:29:45 PM »
115bar is a good area to start.  Assuming there is ~ 15cc or so plenum you should be able to get 25+fpe. 

You appear to be one of the early adopters of a Urban/huma combo so you are going to have to test......

I built a QB with a little over 100cc tube, very similar to the urban, and installed a Huma reg.  With a 117bar reg setpoint I get 45 shots right at 28 fpe using JSB 18gr.  This took a lot of tuning tricks to achieve-- Big ports,peek poppet,ultralight peek hammer, and a well tuned SSG. 

As I understand it the urban has a far more advanced powerplant so you shouldn't have as difficult of a time dialing it in as I did with my QB....

Good luck, I can't wait to read your results.

I'd be very surprised if he got the shot count/power you're getting with that QB.  I think he'd be doing good to get half that shot count at the same power level.  The numbers you're getting(efficiency) are amazing by any gun's standard.  We're also talking about a gun rated at 800fps out of the box, with only a larger transfer port.  I wouldn't want to give anyone unrealistic expectations ;)


Understood and agreed.  You also made me take a look back at my notes.  this particular QB is 45 shots of ~27fpe.....I overstated it a bit and have edited the post. 

With the Urban's powerplant I would hope for example 40 shots around 25fpe would be a reasonable expectation.  Maybe not the initial results, but with a little bit of work I would hope this is attainable.
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 02:43:06 PM »
JON,

Donnie's regulator and hammer spring recommendations are spot on.  I think 12 - 16 fpe, maybe less, will get you the results you are looking for.  I would start at the lighter range of .22 pellets for a flatter trajectory.  Try all the lighter .22 pellets you can get your hands on to find the most accurate.

If you don't get the accuracy you want then I would retune the gun for the heavier pellets and do your accuracy testing again.  You could also try the lighter pellets at these settings and see if any shoot better at the now higher velocity.

Pellets shoot differently at different velocities.

Accuracy is always paramount.  Adequate power is next to ensure humane kills.  Shot count usually takes a back seat.  You can always add air but you can't redo a bad shot.   ;D

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 03:13:20 PM »
My urban
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 04:06:25 PM »
My urban

Nice! I like the bipod. What is it?
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Lead-free plinking (20-82 yds):
- Discovery 22, HPA w/GTOs <- best HPA
- GAMO Urban 22, HPA w/GTOs <- goto plinker
- Hammerli 850 177, CO≤ w/GTOs <- accurate!
- Walther Terrus 177, springer w/GTOs <- fun!
Hunter Field Target (10-55 yds)
- Brocock Bantam HiLite 177, w/GTOs & ?

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 04:47:32 PM »
Will be interested to see how this turns out (the huma reg and the 40 shots at 25 fpe target). Currently, i can get 37 shots at 21 fpe using CPUM and shooting from 3200 psi down to 1100 psi. The shot string is really pretty nice (attached) - this is with the hs pretension all the way to lowest power but completely stock otherwise. But I don't think it will give me 40 shots at 25 fpe unless more serious modding gets done, but ymmv.
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 07:43:00 PM »
My urban

Nice! I like the bipod. What is it?

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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 08:19:44 PM »
I have an Alteros reg in my Urban, I finally settled it if memory recalls around around 125 Bar...Hammer spring 7 rotations out (counter clockwise ) from full power - 40 shots...Hope this helps
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 09:10:18 PM »
I have an Alteros reg in my Urban, I finally settled it if memory recalls around around 125 Bar...Hammer spring 7 rotations out (counter clockwise ) from full power - 40 shots...Hope this helps

 Can you share more details such as velocities, what pellet, shot strings, any other mods?  It will be interesting to compare notes.  Thank you.
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 11:15:04 PM »
I have an Alteros reg in my Urban, I finally settled it if memory recalls around around 125 Bar...Hammer spring 7 rotations out (counter clockwise ) from full power - 40 shots...Hope this helps
This deffinetly helps as the message on the bag for the regulator states you should not adjust unless youíre experienced with tuning and should leave it at the pressure setting it arrives at.... 125bar is where itís at . I should also mention I purchased it from XTX AIR for about $106  ;D
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Re: Gamo urban with huma air
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 11:38:14 PM »
Jon
It you want to understand more on tuning with a regulator then this is a must read.

https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=74919.0

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