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Anyone Had An Hft 500 Regged?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Phil Kennett, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett Engaging Member

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    I am considering the above, would be interested in anyones experiences

    What reg did you go for
    Was it worth it?
    Any problems?
    How many shots per fill?
    What FPS spread?

    Any feedback welcome

    Thanks
     
  2. SpeckleD

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    Hi Phil,
    I wouldnt bother pal, the 500 is spot on as it is, installing a reg will only add more complexity and something to go wrong.
    My advice is keep it as it is bud.
     
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    agreed. Mine shoots to within 5fps over 10 shot string. Don't see the point in adding a reg.
     
  4. Phil Kennett

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    Thanks, there is certainly something in what you say, but I have an itch that needs scratching, there seems to be a few getting done but you dont hear much feedback, hence my asking on here.
     
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    are you on STB? I can't remember who but a couple of the members on there had done this. I'd try asking there.
     
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    Mine does as well, I get around 70 shots in the sweet spot at my desired FPS a tuner claims 200 and a gun that shoots with a quicker firing cycle and deader, Hence just asking about
     
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    Most HFT shooters stay std, there are a few BR chaps who have gone regged and appear happy, I am not yet convinced but open to feedback
     
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    Hi Phil,
    Your HFT500's are absolutely spot on, no need to change them. As others have said no need to add complication to an already efficient design.

    If that's not enough convincing, my mate Vinny Holland has an HFT500 and apart from what you've already done it's standard. Need I say more.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks Andy
     
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    Any time Phil.
     
  11. mikeyhall1

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    I briefly had a regged S410, the reg did it’s job but worth noting that AA’s typically do not take to regging well for whatever reason, plus the need for drilling the cylinder makes the process irreversible. So if you’ve crossed that line, there’s no return so there’s little point in regging a gun that’s already performing well.

    Otherwise I’ve had several S### guns, one went to AA for a free service as it was over powered and all the others went to @Blackmax

    Andy stripped, cleaned and polished everything and I kid you not! A full fill of 80 shots with a max spread of 20 FPS which includes the drop off! Now that takes on any regged gun IMO.

    The platform is sound, and with a little Andy love you get a regged gun without regging it ;)
     
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  12. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Phil if you adamant it has to be regulated wait for the new ratworks external Reg ..

    it will come with a new cylinder in different materials (different weights for what people like) plus a few other bits n bobs:thumb: (I personally can’t wait)
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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    You know all the gossip ;):p

    Sounds good Shane mate
     
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    I have regged my HFT 500 with a Lane....but I also carbined it so did it to get the shot count back up with a good spread. Get 100 shots from a 300mm carbine cylinder, can imagine you would get close to 200 with the standard 480mm cylinder. As said I wouldn't have bothered if it was standard, takes a lot of time and testing to get any AirArms rifle regged and running spot on, I have also Laned my 400 carbine.
     
  15. Phil Kennett

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    Thanks Mikey
    As you know, Andy had fettled with both my HFT500's, both shooting well with spreads of less than 20 FPS over 70 shots, more than enough for an HFT comp. However, that spread in not in the same league as a well set up regged gun. My Red wolf goes hundreds of shots at less than half of that spread (at an admittedly extortionate price :)) , I have shot FTP's with spreads of approx 3 fps with a bit of TLC. The point however is that we all love to fettle and tweak our guns, if there are small improvements that make the gun feel nicer then why not give it a go. I have had feedback that several guys have successfully regged HFT 500's and managed to reduce hammer bounce and are supposedly deader to shoot, I haven't however managed to get to shoot one yet.

    I recently shot a guys 500 which had a very modified trigger (a weak point on HFT500) he had totally re-profiled the sears by removing metal and re-adding liquid metal which totally changed the feel of the how it shot, more accurate no, nicer to shoot, most definitely.
    So I am not looking to improve accuracy, but if I can find tweaks here and there to improve how the gun feels and shoots, then that's what this great hobby/sport is about for me.
    I get to shoots lots of guns on the HFT circuit, Steyr, Anschutz, ISP, Walther, some I like some I don't, but nearly all of them have been tweaked to the owners preferences, the weak link however is nearly always the shooter;)
     
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    Thanks for your feedback
     
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    Not adamant at all mate, and unlikely to do owt until I have shot one that has been modded:)
     
  18. Air arms boy

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    When my S400 is done by Phil I will let you know..:)
     
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    Look forward to it Shane :)
     
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