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For curiosities sake

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robhalex, May 7, 2014.

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  1. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    Out of curiosity, an AA S400 classic (pre anti tamper) is quite easy to tweak up the power.

    What is the maximum it can be set to if someone that had a FAC wanted to borrow it?

    Obviously the number of shots per charge would drop dramatically but I was wondering how much power he could get out of it and if it would even be worth his while. E.g if he can only tune it to say 16ftlbs then he's probably better off leaving it as it is (<12) but if it's into the realms of 25+ it would be a marked difference and worth him doing it?

    Thanks.
     
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    Wouldn't it need to be on his ticket for him to borrow it. I'd understood once a gun was on a ticket as section 1 it couldn't then be classified as a sub-12 rifle again.
     
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    By law a RFD has to do the work (tweaking) then it becomes an FAC rifle and the user has to have a slot on his ticket. Once it's become an FAC rifle it's is very difficult by law to make it a 12 lb again.

    But you have said in your post you would be braking the law.

    Andrew
     
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    +1 for this!!!!!
     
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    If its FAC
    1. You need it to be on ticket.
    2. For it to be used by another the FAC holder has to be while the rifle at all times.
    3. If its sub 12lb you can lend it to your friend.

    Andrew
     
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    Isn't there also section of the relevant law that says once an air rifle is converted to FAC it's always going to be an FAC rifle? In other words it can't legally be converted back to sub 12fpe, even by a RFD? Anyway, that is the impression I was under, sorry if it's Hollyhocks!:)
     
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    I think the opening post was asking what sort of power you could expect when you tweeked the rifle right up
     
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    FAC law aside, in answer to your question it would be possible to get to about 24ft lbs with a lot of modifications (which I'm not going to explain in any further detail), but the power curve would look like a rainbow. Not worth it :)
     
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    Legal issues aside (which have all been covered well in previous posts), you'd get 15-16ftlb absolute max out of a standard gun; basically giving you a section 1 firearm that could potentially never be removed from this category. An extra 3-4ftlb or so will hardly be noticeable in the field and the gun will be devalued massively as the market for FAC air is tiny and nobody is going to bother with the all the hassle for a whole 30% increase in muzzle energy.

    As is always the case, if your mate wants FAC air, tell him to buy a used rifle that was designed to run at that energy level from the off ;)
     
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    Seems a good reply to end this one on ................. ;)
     
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