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Question how can i up the power ??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyh, May 25, 2008.

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  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    hi i have a bsa meteor mk5 and its just come back from a tune up but i have a rat problem and my bsa isnt meaty enough .so how can i increase the power?
     
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    New monster spring, heavier pellets.
    Wont do you any favours in the recoil dept, and probably trash the rifle after time anyway.
    They were designed as a entry/junior rifle giving about 8-9fpe wer'nt they.
    So in all reality, probably better getting and using another rifle.
     
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    More powerful spring is the easy option..... but it may shake your gun to bits after a while,sell it and get another gun is the best way :up:
     
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    Beat me too it FX ;)
     
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    I've been up since 4am, 3magpies and a woody!
    so i'm on a roll!!
    Now i'm off to have a beer and a nap in the sun!:D
     
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    thanks guys.
    i have another qustion, i got a new scope for it for my birthday and it has a laser and torch:D:D:D but the only problem is it keeps sliding backwards on the rails so how can i stop that ??
     
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    OK i'm going for a beer soon!

    That's knocking back due to the recoil you already have, so forget about a bigger spring!!

    There are arrester blocks you clamp on behind the scope mount, but dont be surprised if the reticul breaks!
     
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    what even after tightening it?:confused:

    power wise 8ftlbs is enough at rat hunting ranges (below 15-20yds)
    head shot though.

    this power level will greatly reduce the chance of proprety damage and ricoshet

    also the rat should stop the pellet minimising a ricoshet

    as above heavy pellet:up:

    the metior is not desined for the 12ftlbs mark and accuracy may be affected.

    i can even shoot my metior off a hard surface and get okay groups but are much better if my hand is under it:up:
     
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    ok cheers fx :up:
     
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    ive borrowed my father in laws hw80 and shot the rats at 15 meters and the rats just run off so me and my son think they r smart enough to wear kevilar.
     
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    If i were you id take the gun back if it's just had a tune, you should be getting little recoil with a gun of that power.
    A tune should have sorted out any heavy recoiling, so whoever did the tune did not do a very good job.
     
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    at that range a head shot should drop them without a hich:confused:
    i'm sure 8 ftlbs is enough at that range
     
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    the hw80 hasnt been tuned for anout 10 years but is shooting 12ftlbsbut the bsa meteor seriously wounded a rat but didnt kill it
     
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    shoudnt wound it with a headshot.
    and a wound to the head should kill it sooner or later but not really an option, at least it wouldnt need picking up after.

    also whack em with a spade to make sure its sleeping
     
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    :lol: i would if i could just kill them all but they all live in the neighbours garden and are not wanting to come to mine even though i havent shot any rescently :mad:
     
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    they obviously dont like your garden :finger:
     
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    well we do have 2 dogs and an air rifle :D
     
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    My boy posted this thread.

    It appears my son has been posting on my behalf, I ought to cuff him around the lug oles, if he wants to post what is the age limit for someone to join, he's 14 but the way he's going he isn't going to see his 15th :D
    What he's asked is correct though !
     
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    good thing i never went off on one of my random tangents:D
     
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