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Advice HW 97 KT Tuning

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by seakingfixer, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. seakingfixer

    seakingfixer Engaging Member

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    expecting my new baby to arrive any day now and i am curious as to the real added value of tuning what is already a capable piece of kit. I shoot mainly on ranges due to the difficulty of getting a perm around here, however my real passion is hunting for the pot. I have a very capable axslor but missed the challenge of a springer hence the 97kt. I very much follow the ethos of this site that anything with a pulse should be treated with respect and dispatched cleanly so as a relative novice if tuning made it better for taking prey i would be willing to invest however if it just feels better for the shooter i would`nt bother. Any advice greatly appreciated. :confused:
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    In Sparkling Isolation
    A smoother, faster cycle reduces felt recoil and hold sensitivity. There are many ways of "tuning" a springer, but the simplest and most cost effective is to strip, degrease, polish, relube and rebuild. Just this alone improves the rifle noticeably!

    Good choice btw!;)
  3. Cymru-Dave

    Cymru-Dave Donator

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    I'll let you know, my 97kt is away being tuned as we speak!
  4. sweet pea

    sweet pea Member

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    Google Geordie Hunters tv there is 3 vids on there showing how to strip and tune the 97, I bought a drop in tuning kit from Tinbum and installed it myself, you will not be disappointed, give it a go.
  5. Sparkyjon

    Sparkyjon Engaging Member

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    Neath , cimla
    I tuned my own kts , and it made hell of a difference , followed Geordie hunters TV video myself it's a bit more complicated than a tx200 but once you know it's not too bad , I also fitted tinbum top hat and spring guide kit and I set it at 10.7 ftlb it was the perfect balance of power and recoil very smooth to cock and considering it was a synthetic stock no teeth rattling twang. It's been sold on now but it was a cracking springer.

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