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Question gas ram or spring?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stokie99, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Stokie99

    Stokie99 Busy Member

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    hi there I have been looking at gas ram bsa but don't know much about them does anyone have any experience with them and how do they compare in reality to springer's thanks stokie99.
     
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    Tough one this, Was gonna put a gas ram in my lightning but was put off by tales of woe, have had many mixed reports some saying it ruined the rifle power wise some praising the gas ram. Sorry cant be more helpful all I can say is I opted for a Titan mainspring as I knew i could'nt go wrong with it. Best of luck hope you find the answer.:up:
     
  3. mattyts

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    Gas rams have a faster lock time,I think..accompanied by snappier recoil and none-rebuildable units in some cases so if it's naff,you have to buy another strut setup
     
  4. Tinbum

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    Don't do it!:eek:

    I love rammers, I have a Fenman Profile but.....

    Gas rams run at extremely high pressures and are designed for use in a very short stroke. Iirc my Fenmans is 55mm. If yu use a ram in a gun designed for a spring it is proper pants! Just get a springer and a tuning kit :)cool:) and it'll be far nicer to use.
     
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    I was looking at the grt xl se lightening which is lighter than the hw version they advertise as smother more consistent , more accurate and less recoil but is all of this just BS??
     
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    I would be choosing a HW springer over a BSA springer/rammer any day of the week,don't hear much good about Lightings :down:
     
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    Although I own a lightning and love it dearly I have to agree with Matty, HW is the way to go with a springer.:up:
     
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    is it the hw80 that's the ram I have always liked the 95 but wondered if a ram was worth a go
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    The hw90 is the rammer. Its fine if you're a big strapping boy, but I would recommend a theoben if you want to go that route.
     
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    Yeah, very true. Not for the fainthearted.
     
  11. dave ratz

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    Rams

    The hw90 is a theoben, quaility tools, i do love mine...Dave
     
  12. Tinbum

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    The HW90 is a Weirhauch. They used a ram under licence from Theoben but it was made in Germany.
    There is a not too hideous TB version where Theoben nailed a walnut stock to a German action, but even the walnut is American.........:rolleyes:

    (fine guns though)
     
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    Hi i have a lightning se grt. its smoother to cock than a spring rifle. very consistent power. great shot variation only 7fps over 40 shots.
    good groups under 20mm at 35yd.

    By the way. Diana have 3 new rifle out soon all gas rams. and also stoegers xs20 atac gas ram. and crosmam nitro venom mk2 gas rams.
    so there a few to try..
     
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    I will be looking very closely at the new Diana N-Tec gas ram rifles, bit of a Diana fan to be honest, also the new Diana bullseye scope mount looks very interesting for us springer fans. Not going to be released into UK until June / July though.
     
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    I agree, I have no idea about lock times of certain rifles but I have a webley tracker with a gas ram and it's nice to shoot, it's not as nice as a tuned springer, bit it's nicer than a standard springer....
     

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