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Air Arms FTP900 - moderator and power adjustment questions

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by new2gun, May 28, 2015.

  1. new2gun

    new2gun Newbie

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    Just got my new FTP900 and was a bit disappointed that the shroud is there just for cosmetic purpose instead of sound suppression. May I know if there are any moderators that will fit the rifle ?

    As I shoot targets only, I would like to reduce the power level in order to maximize the shot count. There are two transfer port adjusters on the action and there is supposed to be an adjuster screw inside but I can't see any on my rifle ( the cap screw is there ). Is it possible for me to just insert an M3 set screw into the hole to achieve the purpose ? How far can I tune down the power by means of these adjusters ?
     
  2. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Hi, and welcome.

    As you have bought a target rifle it's features are designed exactly for that - targets :eek:, so the shroud is more for barrel protection and mounting the air stripper onto, which it has instead of a moderator as accuracy is more important in a target rifle than sound suppression, but I'm sure it does reduce some of the noise - but surely when ordering such a rifle you knew what you were buying??

    As for the power - it is fixed at around 11.5fpe to comply with the UK market unless you have ordered it with some other spec, and the "cap" is an anti tamper screw to prevent you changing the power output up or down - again, surely you must have known this prior to order, so I don't see why you would be disappointed with any of this, it sounds like you just totally ordered the wrong gun for your needs, which unfortunately is up to you, not Air Arms, as all the info is available prior to ordering:eek:.

    Sorry I can't help more.

    James
     
  3. Chinnymonster81

    Chinnymonster81 Busy Member

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    If it is a UK spec FTP then two of the three adjustments have anti tamper fitted. The only one adjustable is on the right of the action. It's all in the manual. Removing the A/T on the left is the same as for every other Air Arms rifle, however don't know about the one inside as I haven't taken mine apart yet. Supposedly the right hand one will give around 1/2ftlb downward adjustment for fine tuning but whether it achieves that in practice is a different matter.
     
  4. new2gun

    new2gun Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Although I have owned a number of springers and PCPs, I have to admit that my knowledge in air guns is limited.

    My original plan some time ago was to buy the EV2 but after I found that it's not shrouded and the sound level in a US vendor's website is described as "high", I gave up my plan. For the FTP900, it's shrouded and the loudness is described as "Low-Medium". This is quieter than the rating "Medium" they gave to the AA Prosport which I own and is very neighbor friendly. Guess I have to check around more the next time.

    My FTP900 is an export model so all three power adjustments are accessible including the power adjuster at the rear end of the action and the power adjuster screws on both sides. The cap screw is a just an ordinary screw that can be removed by regular means so I am sure it’s not for anti-temper purpose. The manual says that it’s for preventing dust and moisture from entering the action. The manual also says that after removing the cap screw, the power adjustment screw can be seen but on my rifle, there is just an empty hole.
     
  5. Chinnymonster81

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    The two on the side of the action will have a grub screw further down the hole to adjust the transfer port size (very small Allen key) the one at the back of the action does who knows what?. There is no Anti tamper on non UK models at all just cover screws. I doubt adjusting the power output will have much of an effect on muzzle crack. And there is no factory suppressor option but I suppose one could be manufactured/modified to fit as long as it is legal wherever you are. I know the Americans have some odd ideas around suppressor ownership (Federal laws and taxes).
     
  6. terry1001

    terry1001 Major Poster

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    The guns are made for various international markets and power levels so it may be best to contact AA and ask if there is a simple way of achieving a 6 ftlbf output which would be suitable for most pure target shooting, certainly at 10m. It is likely that some parts will need to be changed to get the best performance in terms of consistency and shot count and trying to make adjustments yourself isn't likely to work as well unless you are familiar with pcp air rifles and have all the right tools available.
    Discussion of power adjustments and how to do it isn't allowed on most UK based forums and any specific advice should be given in a private message.
    Welcome to the forum :welcome:
     

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