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Huma, Altaros Or Lane For Fx Bobcat Mk1

Discussion in 'Technical' started by v1ktor, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. v1ktor

    v1ktor Engaging Member

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    I have a FX Bobcat Mk1 and as welll as it shoots, it does - really, I want to fit a regulator.

    I have looked at all three in the title but can't decide although I am leaning toward Huma if I can get a regulator tester.

    Opinion welcome:popcorn:
     
  2. RichieRich

    RichieRich Pew Pew

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    Of the three, The lane reg will get to you quicker in the post, unless the other two are available in the UK too without having to order from overseas :)

    The only benefit the Huma will give you is an approximate BAR scale marked on the body of the regulator for future adjustment. This is approximate though, obviously a reg tester would be needed should you disturb it from its initial setting.

    Both Huma and Lane offer spares should you need to rebuild the reg at some point. Not sure about Altaros, i've never seen one or had any experience with this brand.
     
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    :up::)
     
  4. markturver

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    Huma. Had too many Lanes creep.
    Never had that problem with Huma (Or Airtech)
    Had some good Tench, but some rifles (notably R10) require a permanent mod for Tench, this isn't a simple undo, should you choose to go back to standard / another reg for any reason.
    Can't say re Algeria - never come across one.

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  5. Peter John Boyse

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    It’s Huma for me. Just perfect

    Three guns now Huma Regulated and no issues with any of them, plus shot count and consistency improved on all.

    I guess at the end of the day, it comes down to personal choice but they are a quality product and just work without hassle.


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  6. markturver

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    Lol *Alteros not Algeria.

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  7. v1ktor

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    I am leaning toward Huma or Altaros.

    Altaros have a regulator for FX airguns with a tube, the Bobcat. However, the regulator on the Bobcat is in the action not the tube.

    Huma also not so clear because the website states not compatible with certain airguns and the Bobcat MK1 is one on the list.

    I understand that a 2mm hole needs to be drilled in the action, as in the Mk2, for the regulator to be able to breathe to atmosphere.

    This should enable the original gauge to read the regulator pressure but I would need a new fill port/tube pressure gauge on the front of the tube.

    I'll email both companies and work forward form their response.
     
  8. v1ktor

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    OK, response from Altaros is no regulator available that is suitable for FX Bobcat Mk1:(
     
  9. sharpsman

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    i have only ever fitted the lane ones and found them to be excellent.
     
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  10. td_boy

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    Looks like you're answering your own question... :D

    But for anyone else considering the Altaros - I fitted an internal one to my AA S200 about a year ago and it's been fine.:thumb:
     
  11. v1ktor

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    I was open to all but reviews put the Lane at the bottom of the list and now the lack of an option for the Altaros has moved it off the list.

    It does really only leave the Huma, I have one in my Leshiy, if available for the FX Bobcat Mk1. I might invest in a reg tester too.
     
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    Please let me know what price you get quoted on the tester - I make them for my own use & I'm getting quite a collection. I've been thinking of making and selling them for some time.

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  13. Brooksy

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    I fitted an Altaros to my AA S410 TDR. Unfortunate really, I paid something like 80 Euros for it and thought it was working fine. I traded the rifle in later with Dave at Staffordshire Custom Rifles, he chrono'd it at 9 ft/lb and stripped it down to see what the problem was. I got a right good telling off for fitting it, there's no vent hole to atmosphere, so it simply locks up and all you're getting is cylinder pressure as you do without a reg. The low power was down to the air restriction through the reg core. Thinking about it, all air pressure operated systems need to reference atmospheric pressure to operate, even air brakes on trucks and trains.
     
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  14. v1ktor

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    Doesn't cover all models but £92 on Huma website.

    Check ebay for other testers.
     
  15. markturver

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    £92 for a reg tester? Christ on a bike, I'm missing out there.

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  16. v1ktor

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    Significantly cheaper on ebay.
     
  17. td_boy

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    Mine is entirely internal, no vent hole and works just fine....:shrug:

    I believe the Huma ones from what I've seen online also have no hole, but the Lane ones do require a hole (which put me off theirs).
     
  18. 32:1

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    Ive fitted both Lane and Huma, and I would choose Lane as theve been faultless since fitting, the Huma had sealing issues but was sorted. The last Lane I fitted was 2016 and all are spot on, some rifles do need vent holes same as some new rifles with regs have vents.

    Both those would be great Im sure

    Chris
     
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    I can't see any reg working for long or very well unless it can vent to atmospheric pressure- looking forward to being enlightened about this .
     
  20. 80yarder

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    Altaros regs have worked without any issues - and without any vents - in my S400, and my HFT500 for 3 and 2 years respectively. In terms of consistency of output I rate them slightly better than the reg in my HW100 and nearly on a par with my Steyrs. If stored for any length of time with cylinder pressure significantly higher than reg pressure they need a couple of dry fires before settling - just like my Steyrs.

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