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Hw99 New Buy

Discussion in 'Technical' started by lee8375dogs, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. lee8375dogs

    lee8375dogs Active Member

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    I have decided to by a new hw99s is it best I run a tin of pellets through it before adding a tuning kit
     
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    A tuning kit can wait as long as you want, but I would certainly strip, degrease and do the pre-emptive galling fix before too long.;)
     
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    lee8375dogs Active Member

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    Would the gauling prob be sorted in a latest gen gun
     
  4. foxtrott

    foxtrott Pro Poster

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    Nope
     
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    Van Pelt Engaging Member

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    There is every chance it will be present to a lesser of greater degree.
    Mine cocked very smooth but had a couple of tight spots on the linkage, only noticeable once stripped.
     
  6. td_boy

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    So far after 1500 shots, many in 100+ sittings mine remains exceptionally smooth, slight spring twang on firing - but nothing major... One of my shooting buddies also has one that has done thousands of shots without any sign of galling or roughness.
    So despite my own fears, it would appear that not all rifles are affected...
     
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    That's encouraging. I've put around 100 pellets through my new 99 and it's still got a smooth cocking action.
    I'll wait to see what happens before I strip it down (fingers crossed).
     
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    shergar Posting Addict

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    Without stripping, just cocking gun so barrel can be opened and closed without pressure of spring will give guide to any resistance in the linkage. A small amount of friction without spring will greatly increase with spring resistance.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    This
     
  10. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    No but you will need to run a few through after putting the tuning kit in. I did one over weekend, 1st shot 8fpe with horrible twang. 2nd shot 32fpe with bang and smoke and then settled down to a very nice 11.2 fpe shot cycle.

    My understanding is that the lube (bumslide in my case) needs to be sprayed around a bit by the first few shots before it all starts to settle down. I'd also watch the videos on Tinbum website before you start, it's not a difficult thing to do but always good to know what to expect.
     

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