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another one for my growing collection

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by norris, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. norris

    norris Engaging Member

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    SMK XS 36 any good?
     
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    detailed answers, or will one word do??:p
     
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    I had one. Big, heavy and powerful. Will readily top the uk limit so needs care. A strip and proper lube is essential to get rid of the transit oil. The spring is under vast pre-tension so take care. The trigger is poor and suffers creep. The finish is typical Chinese - poor. The underlever needs careful returning to avoid breaking the plastic retainer as it doesn't swing perfectly straight as a TX or HW would. Good accuracy so can be a budget hunter. Don't pay a fortune for one. You can get a scabby 77 for £150 or less and I'd recommend that over the 36.
     
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    ey i paid £150 for my 77 off here and it isnt scabby,its one of the best springers ive used ,only joking mate
     
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    The majority of people on here knock SMK's, and I know from various things that are said that a lot of people have never seen one, let alone fire one.
    There is an XS36 and an XS36-2, the later model being a far better rifle. I bought one when I wanted to get back into shooting but didn't know whether it would be long-term, and I didn't want to pay £400 or more to find out. What can I say? I paid £90 for a rifle that chrono'd at 11.7 ft lbs., could group at 1" at 30 yds. when I did my bit, and which has since been given to a mate who mailed me yesterday to say he has just nailed his first Magpie at 35 yards. It's a copy of a HW77 but couldn't hold a candle to it, it's crude and nasty by comparison. 'Nuff said?
     
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    thanks chaps.

    I always use a spring compressor when playing with springers.

    I have a number of airguns and are quite a fan of underlevers, so just thinking of adding one to my growing collection.
     
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    if you can afford it do it mate
     
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    I have had one of these few the last few months and find it not bad for the price.
    The fore sight is a pig to remove! you need to knock out 2 pins that run across it then it will knock loose.
    As the guy above said the cocking lever needs a bit of care when returning it so it clips back into the holder.
    I'm going to try making a wooden handle for this part as the one on it looks pony.
    Does need a good clean out of the bag and mine dieseled like a steam train first 10 or so shots.
    Good fun, OK finish nice under lever for the money.
    Go for it!
    D
     

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