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Question Gas ram?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by vizman, May 8, 2008.

  1. vizman

    vizman Active Member

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    Does anyone have a view,good or bad,about gas ram (Theoben)rifles?I've read some stuff in the gun press but they rarely give an opinion warts and all.:confused:
     
  2. EX Mod Cog

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    Mixed views, most people have told me in the past to avoid them, but you should ask Topcat on this forum what he thinks ... he's owned a few :up:
     
  3. FXpoacher

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    I had mixed veiws on them. Brilliant if you just hunting, but crap if you shooting targets.
    I found that the POI raised during a good session. Put the rifle away for a few hours, then tried again and the POI was spot on again.......Then slowley started lifting again.
    I came to the conclusion that the gas was warming slightly under pressure and expanding, therefore increasing pressure and pellet speed.

    Having said that, to be able to leave it cocked was great.
    Mine finally give up the ghost after many years and 1000's of shot's and i fitted an ox spring instead.

    i have said in the past that i would never bother with one again, but my supplier here in sweden has just got several in stock, so i have just ordered a new one:eek:.

    I dont think the recoil was less, but you dont have the "Twist" in it anymore.
     
  4. topcat

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    gas rams nowt but trouble .biggest problem is power affected by the temperature when cold seen them go down from 11.5 fpe to 7 fpe affecting p.o.i and making them useless in very cold weather
     
  5. jamjon

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    Gas rams tend to be harder to cock as well
     
  6. vizman

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    Thanks for your comments guys.Not much positive there!!
     
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    If you hunt and don't do target then they might be ok, I've never owned one so I can't really give you much constructive feedback :down:
     
  8. Rockabilly

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    gasram rifles are good , great build quality and low recoil
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    There's always one that adds doubt :confused: this is why you can never come to a conclusion with things like this :D
     
  10. Rockabilly

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    no they are very good and extremely popular.
     
  11. Andy

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    You have to ask yourself, why are they still been made and why are airgunners happy to pay up to £600 for one if there so bad. ;):up:

    Ive had three, still got two and never had any problems with any of them to date. :)
     
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    You're all going back on yourselves, several times I've posted this same question on this forum (and others) and I remember you telling me to avoid them :confused: but ok ... if they're good now then they're apparently good all of a sudden, that's fine :rolleyes:
     
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    I take it your answering rocks post, i have never said they were bad. :D
     
  14. EX Mod Cog

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    I'm talking to everyone who changed their mind :D
     
  15. FXpoacher

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    How do you work that out??
    What spring do you normally use in a rifle? One out of a Bic pen?
     
  16. jamjon

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    If you disagree then say you disagree rather than making a stupid comment. I'm offering my opinion to sombody who asked for it not to you and to answer your question i've owned 7 gas rams and still own 3 of them and have found all of them harder to cock than the 9 spring guns that i currently own. I never said gas rams were bad in fact i enjoy shooting mine and i'm in the process of buying another.
     
  17. simply james

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    i had a theoben sirrocco gas ram had it years great gun .
     
  18. jamjon

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    I have a fenman an slr98 and weihrauch hw90 and they are all nice guns to shoot
     
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    How do you rate the SLR98 in terms of value for money? Seems pretty expensive to me.
     
  20. jamjon

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    It was expensive but i like the gun alot i was looking for a multishot for lamping and i didn't want a pcp so it was my only option it works well and serves it's purpose i keep it permanantly fitted withan nv scope these days
     

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