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Bsa Ultra Tune Up, Who’s Best?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mike Watkins, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woody Woodgate

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    Hi everyone. I did ask this question earlier in the year but didn’t get a huge response so thought I would ask again. I’ve had my BSA Ultramax for nearly 4 years and would like a service and full tune up.

    I’m angling towards Rat Works but can anyone out there recommend someone or a shop in the Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Mids area who does a pukka job? I actual live near Ludlow but don’t mind travelling for the right person. I’ve heard mixed reports about John
    Bowkett and of course the sad news about XTX. Many thanks, Mike.
     
  2. Blindmanjake

    Blindmanjake Engaging Member

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    If your heading for rat works, I'd personally give it direct to TENCH. I've had my ultra and goldstar tuned by him personally and I'll never let anyone else touch my rifles.
     
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    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    Didn't know Tench still did them, thought he'd taken a back seat these days. Although I might be wrong :D
     
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    bob4026 Nobody's Hero

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    I owned a Tench regged Ultra.... one of my bad decisions was to sell it. Done that a few times over the years.

    My JB blueprinted R10 is as good a rifle I have ever owned, and I have yet to meet anyone who owns one who doesn't think the same. There are two up my club that are excellent also.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend JB.

    ATB

    Bob
     
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    Deleted member 54697 Very Active

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    I had my ultra done at airtech recently.
    It's improved the gun loads.
    I went for longer titanium cylinder and full stage 2 tune.
    Carl @airtech really knows his stuff and I'd definitely recommend him, especially if you are local enough to be able to take the gun to him - he will explain everything in detail that he's able to do to the gun.
     
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    Josh K Another costly hobby....

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    Airtech is Telford so might be a good shouts if your Ludlow based.
     
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    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    Ratworks mate or JB ;)
     
  8. sagalout

    sagalout What a plinker!

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    Mine is with Rat works at the moment having the full works. When it gets back you're welcome to come and try it before you commit your money. Ludlow is about an hour from me.
     
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    TR158 Keyboard Hero

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    John Bowkett, for one of his blueprints (way more than a tune) without a shadow of a doubt. No one knows BSAs better than the man

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    Obviously jb would be 1st choice with any bsa....ratworks are also very good and get alot of praise on many forums,myself included.
     
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    I had my Ultra SE blueprinted last year by John Bowkett. Happy with his work.
     
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    @Mike Watkins I'm at furnace mill most weekends which isn't far from Ludlow, so you can have a look and try my airtech tuned ultra if you wanted to before you make a decision.
     
  13. Mike Watkins

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    That’s very kind of you, I might like to do that before I commit myself. Let me know when you get it back and maybe we can arrange something, cheers, Mike.
     
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    That would be fantastic, thanks very much. I’ve just come back from Kidderminster so passed very close by! I’ll maybe PM you sometime when I’m able to get there at a weekend. Cheers, Mike.
     
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    Mike Watkins Woody Woodgate

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    Can I ask what more is done with a blueprint over and ordinary tune up? Thanks.
     
  16. Mike Watkins

    Mike Watkins Woody Woodgate

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    Thanks for that, I’ll add them to the mix, cheers.
     
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    No problem, just let me know and I'll make sure I take the ultra with me as I don't always take it
     
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    If you search for the John Bowkett fan page on Facebook it has all the details (quite a long list!)

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  19. sagalout

    sagalout What a plinker!

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    Here post #18
     
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    I think if I were wanting to have one worked on by anyone else rather than do my own, I'd send to John Bowkett.
     

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