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First shoot with the Vulcan

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Picklehoffer, May 31, 2014.

  1. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    I stripped, cleaned and greased the "new" Webley Vulcan yesterday afternoon. After that, I took a trip to the club to test shoot it.

    Once I'd zeroed the crappy Kassner 2.75 scope in to 20 yards, the gun was shooting fine. Hitting small spinners from 10 yds to 35 yds on the crosshairs every time. The gun has certainly benefited from a bit of pre-shooting TLC and is as smoother than I'd expected for it's age and the fact it's done nowt for at least 20 years.

    However, I was a bit disappointed to find it's only putting out 4 to 5 ft/lbs, although I'm not entirely convinced the chap who did it put the right info into the chrono.

    Anyhoo, I'v PM's Tinbum to ask if there's any of his magic stuff to fettle the old girl.....and possibly the Vulcan ;):D.

    I haven't finished messing about with it, not by a long way!
     
  2. doodsy

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    hello pickle,

    I have a Mk1 Vulcan the same as yours, when I first got mine it was pushing out 8 ftlbs
    so I stripped cleaned and relubed and fitted a new standard spring from chambers with
    the help from the forum members, shots at 11.5-6 now, my stock was a lot worse than yours so I
    stripped that as well, I honestly think these are underrated old guns as the build quality is very
    good and mine is as solid as the day it was made, trigger could be better but they also sell a two
    stage kit for these
     
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    Hi, have you replaced breech seal. I have several vulcans all producing about 11 ft lbs, check breech seal before expensive mods .
    Good luck Ade.
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    As you were so generous with your competition, if you want to send me the spring, guide and piston, I'll custom make a kit and polish all the necessary bits for the price of a standard kit.
     
  5. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Legend! Thank-you mate!

    I'll get it stripped down and send you the bits on monday....please could you PM me your postal address? (I think it'll need a new spring though to be honest, I'll get one ordered, and like zug69 says, I'll get a breach seal too!).

    You sir, are a star!

    Neil.
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Will do that now.
     
  7. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    I doubt you could have hit spinners 10-35yds bang on the crosshairs, if the power was only 4-5ft lbs.
     
  9. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    Exactly what I was thinking JD....which is why I was a bit dubious that the old boy operating the chrono had keyed in the right numbers. It's coming back to the club with me in the morning, so we'll chrono it again and see if there's any difference.
     
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    And that's the reason I joined this forum.

    Good on Picklehoffer and Tinbum, was a really nice gesture from the both of you. Gives me a nice smile reading this. :)
     
  11. Picklehoffer

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    Haha, been back to the club today and re done the chrono test....consistent 8.7 ft/lbs! I thought by the way the spring felt when cocking and the way it shoots it was pushing out more than 4 to 5!

    Happy bunny now...especially as Tinbum is sorting me one of his awesome tuning kits!
     
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    If its been ages in storage a new breech seal could well put that up a,fair amount
     

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