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Question GAS RAM ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hughie, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. hughie

    hughie Posting Addict

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    Thinking about getting a gas ram. What are the advantages with Gas Ram compared to spring rifles . Am i better sticking with my BSA Lightning XL.
     
  2. i8allthepies

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    I've never owned or even shot a gas ram, but what I hear is that the gas ram has less recoil and no twist / torque effect that you get from a spring unwinding, and so in theory should be easier to shoot. Also, you can leave a gas ram cocked, whereas that would ruin a spring, this may be an advantage if you want it for hunting. I imagine it feels somewhere between a springer and a pcp to shoot. On the down side, they are affected by ambient temperature, and rapid firing heats up the gas, thus causing pressure changes and differing points of impact. I've read that seals are prone to leak. I understand that as well as the Theobens and Weihrauchs that are out there, gas rams are available to convert some springers like BSA's etc.
    Hope this helps:up:
     
  3. Darren Petts

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    A gas ram has a short and very sharp recoil pattern. You either love it or hate it. Best to blag a go with a ram before buying one.
     
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    I have a gass ram in my B.S.A lightning . has some crackin recoil . but you dont get as much clatter as you would with a spring . plus a gas ram will never wear out like a spring does . i find mine very accurate cant fault it at all . its still very accurate at about 60/70 yards using a .177 bisley magnum . i would say go with the ram
     
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    quote.........its still very accurate at about 60/70 yards useing a .177 bisley magnum . i would say go with the ram


    accurate at 70 yds with a bisley magnum? sounds a bit naughty to me!
     
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    It is a bit like havnt had the chance to cronie it but it doesn't do alot of damage at that distance . not enough to kill a rabbit at the range but is enough for the gun range :D
     
  7. Leeman

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    Just buy the gas ram and you will thank your self for doing it.....longer life span easier cocking, better accuracy...and a little less noise:up:
     

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