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Question bsa mercury

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bivvy, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. bivvy

    bivvy Newbie

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    Filey North Yorks
    Hi ihave just registered have a question about power on Mercury .22.ihave had from new in 1980 it has been to a gunsmith and he replaced seals and fitted a ox spring since then I have had to refix foresight and rear due to excessive vibration on firing. However the gunshop said the power was only 7ft lb how can this be?
    Regards John.
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    1066 country
    take out the ox spring put a std bsa one back in, I bet the ox spring was to long
  3. oliver13

    oliver13 Donator

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    I was thinking it might be the Ox, I put one in a Scorpion pistol once & wasn't impressed, there was no visible power increase & it was really rough so I swapped it back & found it had been damaging the piston & was full of metal powder.
    It was very jumpy to shoot, fair enough the sights weren't coming off but you could do worse than put in a normal spring & see if the problem is still there?
  4. wonky donky

    wonky donky Donator

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    Your rifle is probably over sprung causing it to have excess recoil & low power.

    This is exactly what I was referring to in an earlier post but illustrated naming an Airsporter. see I think P2 in my HW95 modifications. It explains more there.
  5. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    I see you are based in Coventry and I have a suspicion where you had it serviced and I know he does not really have a clue about airguns. The last gun I opened up that they had done was ox springed and badly lubricated and to top it all the gun was running illegally high, even though he told the chap it was running at 11.95 ft lb!! If you want you can bring it to me to look at if you're not confident doing yourself (change to a proper spring and lubricate properly) I can also check the power on the chrono as I know the shop you most likely took it to doesn't even own one!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014

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