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Question How long is too long?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Andy Wales, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Andy Wales

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    To keep the rifle (Springer) loaded and cocked ready to shoot while out hunting without causing damage/spring fatigue? Example: I was out the other day and with not much around had to be loaded ready to fire, so walking around very quietly for maybe as long as 1.5 - 2 hours like that. Saw nothing as it happens so just fired the pellet off at a tree safely in the end before calling it a day. Next time out shooting a few days later, I didn't notice any issues or change in power/noise with the rifle at all thankfully! My rifle is the Hatsan Mod 60s .22 Cal. Just something I was a little concerned about. Anyone with knowledge on this feel free to give your views please. Thanks.

    Andy :)
     
  2. Pidlar

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    im sure Jim Tyler did a test where he left one cocked for a month or so with no adverse effects.
    Regards,Stu
     
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    yep....dont worry about it
     
  4. Andy Wales

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    A MONTH!!!! :eek::eek::eek: Link so I can read? Holy ****, I didn't expect that! Thanks.

    Andy :)
     
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    Depends on the quality of the spring and the processes it went through like tempering,hardening,annealing,all that kinds stuff.

    The decent springs should,like Stu mentioned last week's or months but cheap ones might not last half that.
     
  6. Andy Wales

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    Well, for a budget rifle my Hatsan Mod 60s has great build qualities and excellent features (I love it!), so I assume and hope well made parts like the Spring too. I guess I would be right then in saying that even if it was cocked all day long (not very likely I know), I have nothing to worry about as long as I shot the pellet out at the end of the days (failed lol) hunting? Also, I guess this happening day after day shouldn't be of too much concern either? Very surprised as I had no idea and thought damage/weakness would be caused to a spring coiled up tight for very short periods of time. Great news and a win then ;) Thanks All.

    Andy :)
     
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    I don't know about the original spring,I have a Titan spring in my Hatsan when the Welsh Willy kit was fitted,they are nice guns :)
     
  8. Pidlar

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    Dont think its available online as it was a Magazine article.
    Apologies,Stu
     
  9. Andy Wales

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    They sure are! Walnut stock, Superb quattro trigger fully adjustable, auto safety on cocking, bear trap safety protection, Fibre optic open sights, VERY accurate (with RWS Superdomes in mine), and very powerful too. All that for £110 in some RFD's! I am soooooo glad I did a lot of research before buying but unfortunately for my father he didn't and bought a Hammerli 550 with NONE of the feautures of the Hatsan :rolleyes: I would recommend the Hatsan to anyone! (And no, I don't work for them lol).

    Andy :)
     
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    I have a Hammerli 550 but in an SMK guise,I would love to have the detent system of the hammerli with the rest of the features of the Hatsan,the anti bear trap is a pain
     
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    No problem and thanks for the info. I'm sure a quick search will find something on the subject for me to read.

    Andy :)
     

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