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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by billtr96sn, May 1, 2012.

  1. billtr96sn

    billtr96sn Member

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    I use a break barrel rifle and all the things that I have read have always said, don't leave them cocked for too long.

    Well, how long is too long.
     
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    Weeks...
     
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    Really? I usually let it loose at about an hour as I get paranoid about my spriing getting a set in it.
     
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    i read on one site a post that actually tested this theory and went into the physics and very detailed analysis.The gun did loose power after about 1 hour for the pellet in the barrel,but went up next shot.If you leave them 24 hours they can loose quite a bit some users recomend this if slightly overpowered as the effect can drop it by say 1/2 f/p.
    I'd leave it uncocked till you need it hard if hunting but after while you can always release the pressure and recock it when you have a quiet patch.
    andy.
     
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    One of my mates was shooting in his garden and somehow got sidetracked while in the process, he left the gun for over two weeks loaded in his cupboard , went back to it and blew a hole in the plaster of his wall as he didnt realise he left it loaded, he then thought he would have knackered it, took it to the gunshop to have it chronoed and it hadn't changed in power at all since the last time he had it done, it was a webley Exocet and it shot at 10.74 before and after
     
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    An hour is a good rule of thumb.
     
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    Read an article a few weeks ago somewhere where john darling i think tested this in a controlled environment with springs left for weeks clamped up tight on a threaded bar.. proved it wasn't an issue. though i would say as when its cocked its loaded better that is a short as time as possible from a safety point of view
     
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    I think that was recently covered in Airgun World magazine.
     
  9. Barcelona68

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    Back in my youth I left my Hw77 cocked for 6 months..When I eventually realised 2 or 3 shots later the spring broke...Now I don't know if the fact that it was cocked was to blame but I sure think so.
     
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    Jiggy ward HEY YOU GUYS

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    my old hw80 i had it was left cocked for 3 hour waiting for the woody to drop back in range after a 1st cull when i shot the second shot of the action sounded differant but was performance was deadly still now with the springers i have i only cock when needed as i dont have money floating around if anything was to break
     
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    Could be but as i bought 50 assorted airgun magazines from ebay couldn't be sure
     

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