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Question Have i been spoiled

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by wolfy68, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. wolfy68

    wolfy68 Busy Member

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    Hi, got the HW80 .22 out the other day after its been sat in the back of the cupboard for over two years and thought i'd see how it feels now i've been used to PCP's.Put about 20 pellets through her and thought somethings not right here, she's kicking me like a mule and pellets are going everywhere an inch off target at 10 yards.Maybe i'm not used to it i'm thinking so i put her over the chrony as its kicking that bad maybe she's gone over 12ftlbs, I'm suprised to find that its only coming in at 7.9 with AA Fields.So i strips her down and gives her a good cleaning,replacing the breach seal as i go.Back together and after a further 30-40 pellets i put her over the chrony again, still the same at just hitting the 8ftlbs mark.Take apart again and replaces the spring with a Titan i have, back together and now she's running at 11.5ftlbs but i'm getting a battered shoulder and shots are are like 12 bore.
    Is it me being spoiled by PCP's or is something drastically wrong?
     
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    My 80 took a few hundred pellets to settle down completely.

    But I only shoot springers so having recoil is normal!
     
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    Sounds like somethings a miss a .22 at 11.5ftlb should be fairly smooth, is she diesling i.e smoke comeing out after firing?
     
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    No,it was one of the things i checked for although upon firing it's that loud it sounds like it is.I even swapped over the piston seal to one i only had in for a few months when first bought to see if it would smooth and quieten it down a bit but it made no difference.
     
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    wrong pellets maybe ? for the first time I shot a hw97 . RWS superfields @ 15 yrds 3 inch group . H&N ftt pellet on pellet no problem . It never ceases to amaze me how different pellets can be . hth , rich .
     
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    Defo something amiss there mate - HW80 should be smooth at that power level. Nothing bent or buggered when you had it apart? My first instinct is check the spring guide's true then the piston but other than that it might just need time and a few pellets to bed the lubes in but harsh firing cycle on an 80 that's in good internal nick's a rare one.

    Could just be you've been spoiled by the world of PCP's though and you need to get your springer love back on track :D
     
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    I've yet to shoot an HW80 that was even remotely like a 12 bore or rim/centre fire, and I've shot a few nasty ones in my time. Some nice ones as well mind....

    What shape was your piston seal in and are your current shots consistent over the chrono ?

    If they're consistent your piston seal is very likely to be OK.

    If your shots are up and down over the chrono it could be a large part of the problem.

    The thing about 80's is that they are easy to tame down and work on/with.

    The other thing about springers in general is that it sometimes takes a while to re-learn the artillery hold after a long spell on PCPs. First time I picked a springer up after a few months of PCP shooting I was all over the place but that was me and not the gun...
     
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    Sounds like a de-burr is in order, followed by a re-lube.

    If that doesn't sort it, maybe a tune.
     
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    Sounds like an internal problem, maybe needs a strip down and polish! As has been said it should be pretty smooth at 11.5. atb Paul.
     

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