Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING



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Offline Puerto Rico Hunter

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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #60 on: February 24, 2016, 05:14:50 PM »
Thanks a lot.
 This is very good to know.

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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2016, 12:03:58 AM »
I had never heard of Balk Firing, very Good Information!!
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2016, 03:45:30 PM »
Thanks for this post, always wondered about that with the springer. Granted I normally only balk with the slack, but never point the barrel away from the target once I start creeping back. Then again with that monster I start bringing in the slack as I bring the rifle down.. She is a PITA to off  hand shoot so darn heavy.
I have a DA powder burner that if you try and release the slack, it will always jam it up.. Still love it, just know if I start in DA mode just to keep pulling that long monster. In SA mode it is sweet. Makes it a great carry gun with gloves...
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2016, 02:27:02 PM »
Great info!
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #64 on: December 04, 2016, 01:44:07 AM »
     Thank you for the info Charlie!  Understanding how a mechanism works is vital in knowing how to properly use it.  It hadn't occurred to me that the sear is on a one way trip (no return spring).  I have a better understanding in regards to its safe use now! :D
I'll not re-cock however, I'd rather loose a pellet thru safe discharge than chance a miss-fire. Again, Thanks!
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2017, 06:37:00 PM »
Great info here
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2017, 08:25:23 PM »
The Remington Express has a safety designed to reset the sear and trigger to the start of the first stage after a balk fire. It's an ingenious design, and the only gun I know of with it. It's very stiff to reset after a balk fire since it moves the sear against the full force of a cocked mainspring. Resetting the safety without a balk fire is much easier as the sear and trigger don't have to move. It works. Every time.
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2017, 02:56:07 PM »
Very good post. Thank you for sharing. I will explain this to my Dad, Brother, Son and anyone else that I shoot guns with etc.
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2017, 02:00:45 PM »
Thanks for the safety tip makes perfect sense
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2017, 08:41:53 PM »
Thanks for the info I'm new to the air gun group and I need the all the help I can get
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2017, 09:16:44 PM »
Thanks so much for the great safety information Charlie..
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2017, 08:24:43 PM »
Greatly appreciate the safety tip CDA...learned something new today (actually, learned A Lot today)!!  ;)

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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #72 on: October 31, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
Well .... I've been a member of this forum for about an hour, and have just learned something of extreme importance.  I guess I'll stick around for another hour or two.  Thank you very much for your post.

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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2017, 03:22:50 PM »
Thanks for the info. I am using this on my guns where the trigger is tough to pull or there is long travel. Basically I pull the trigger gradually to the end of first stage, release it, and then repair and shoot. The thing is always finish shooting a pellet and never leave it in the gun. Also make a habit using the trigger lock whenever the shooting session is over
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2017, 01:36:08 AM »
Thank you for posting this Charlie, I did not realize this. Great explanation.
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2018, 12:34:58 AM »
Good info, thankyou
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2018, 12:38:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing...I haven't had mine go off, but I have started my trigger pull only to have to stop. I never knew I could re-cock it, just always kept the rifle on target and finished the shot.
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2018, 02:40:17 PM »
Good info here. I noticed on my NP2 that if I pull in the prestage, then release it for whatever reason the trigger will often stay in the prestage condition.

I just thought it was the mechanics of the trigger. Now I know better.

Fortunatly for the most part the gun never leaves pointing down range and usually the shot is returned to after a short delay. But now that I know this info it will be in my thought process.

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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #78 on: November 30, 2018, 09:44:58 PM »
Excellent tip and explanation. You a good man da tuna ?
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Re: Everone should read this… Revised..UNDERSTANDING BALK FIRING
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2018, 01:27:48 PM »
 A good reminder.   Thanks
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