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Cheap gun got pricey

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Relgubmot, May 1, 2014.

  1. Relgubmot

    Relgubmot Donator

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    As a few of you may know my gun was annoying me because I found it too loud. I ended up fitting a full length barrel, and guess what? Louder. I took it hunting and slammed a rabbit with it at 45 yards, down without a twitch. When I got closer I realised that I hadn't hit the kill spot, I'd hit the chest - and killed it instantly.

    Then I turned it over, and the exit wound looked like a .17HMR had hit it from 4 feet away.

    It is now with the RFD at a charge of £120 plus VAT to bring it back down to sub 12!!!
     
  2. Tripleteer

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    We know why it sounded loud now then. atb Paul.
     
  3. anchovie

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    what rifle and calibre was it because for a sub 12 air rifle to do that damage it must have been pushing out a fair old bit of ft/lb , have you got a chrono
     
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    Sounds suspect tbh.. all things being equal a longer barrel will give more energy on a PCP, but not a whole lot and it certainly shouldn't be louder as the extra length allows the air's energy to be more efficiently transferred to the pellet; making the report quieter. I suspect something else has been disturbed.. what sort of rifle is it?
     
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    just out of intrest how many shots per charge were you getting because by the sounds of it to do that sort of damage you were probably getting about 2
     
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    Hi wondering what gun was this on ?
    Usually turning down is a pretty straight forward job .... Always worth checking any changes made with a crono
    A longer barrel on a pcp can give quite an increase .... I have a gun with a very short barrel and it really took some tuning to get the power up to 11 +
     
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    I expect with the kind of power that the op said the rabbit was hit with, that some fac parts have been fitted in the past. These may need removing to get it consistent at sub 12 again. Hence the cost.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    BSA superten, I was getting 40 shots rather than the expected 150+. Weighed in at a hearty 57ftlbs so it was clearly way over before the longer barrel was fitted but the RFD stripped it, checked it, called me and quoted 120 plus vat.. They did say it would be a lot less if it were a simple job mind so potentially some FAC parts fitted.
     

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