Good that thanks for taking the time to write that dunks
Great write up and explanation, I was right back in 1995 in my physics lesson for a minute there
Nicely explained, even for my limited memory of classroom physics.
I have a Theoben Fenman .22 with their High Efficiency gas spring system. Lovely to shoot. Very little kick.
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Well done and nicely done, god I miss my gas ram.
Steevie Dan the Shooting Man
Great thread....would be nice if it was made a sticky
Loved the post, very interestingly it revised my Physics lessons I had over 45 years ago! Keep up the posts :-)
hmm have an issue with the q&a bit questions 3 & 4
3. Q – Will a Gas Strut make my rifle quieter internally?
A – Yes it should, as there is only the strut and the piston without any spring or guides to rattle around inside the rifle when firing
(depends on the ram manufacturer the gamo/bsa rams are some of the worst around and make an ox spring sound like a silencer besides fitting a fitted top hat and spring guide to any spring will reduce the noise level and aid in smooth shooting)
4. Q – Will a Gas Strut improve my air rifle?
A – in many cases YES, however they are like Marmite and not all guns seem to suit a Gas Ram conversion
(will only improve an air rifle to the shooters perception it will not make a air rifle anymore accurate or magically shoot further in fact in some cases can make an air rifle hold sensitive when it wasn't before )
i like some gas ram rifles the cheaper market ones you can keep owned a gamo igt once worst thing i ever shot however had a hw90 and it was beautiful never had a chance to own my own theoben but shot a few also lovely rifles, i think with gasram a rifle needs to be built around the powerplant not a ram placed in a rifle that originally had a spring, however that could be because i think spring is king