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Cometa 300s tuning

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jackroadkill, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

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    My friend has asked me to do a (and I quote): "...complete overhaul. Seals, spring, lube, scope zeroed, everything" job on his air rifle, as he's heard that I'm getting to be quite fond of (and good at, I suppose) fettling springers. The problem is, it's a Cometa 300s, which as far as I can tell only retails at £229. Given that a WW tuning kit is sixty quid, a new breech seal is a fiver and a new piston seal is ten quid (a total of seventy five quid), by the time I've polished the piston, stripped, cleaned, de-burred and lubed the action, is it going to be worth his while?

    As he's a mate I'm not going to charge him the earth for my time, but is it really worth him paying for the parts and for me to tune it? I know that to a point it's academic - obviously a good tune will improve the rifle, but is he going to end up with a rifle that's only as good as a new better quality rifle (such as a HW99 or equivalent) and be out of pocket?

    If it was a TX200, HW80 or something similar then obviously it would be worth the cost, but I'm unsure in this case. Are they a decent enough rifle to warrant the work?
     
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  2. Andy_J

    Andy_J Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    Have you actually explained this to your mate? If he likes his Cometa and wants to spend 70 odd quid I don't see a problem. Personally I would advise him to trade it in, but if he likes it, then do him the favour of sorting his rifle.

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    Yes Jack,explain to him that the parts are going to cost about £75 + your labour and see what he says.Perhaps he likes the rifle and if he's had it a while he's probably used to it and feels comfortable with it which would mean he shoots reasonably well with it
     
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    I'd just do the tune by polishing and re-lubing, but only replacing obviously worn parts, it would be much cheaper for him if you fancy the project! Maybe a better spring could be popped in (used) if the original is worn.

    John
     
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    Have spoken to him a while ago and he seems to like the idea of a WW tuning kit, a full deburr and polish etc.
     

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