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Imp Mk 2 Reviews (first Hand Experience Only)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Greylag80, Apr 20, 2021.

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  1. Greylag80

    Greylag80 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got first hand experience of the IMP MK2?

    Aside from Si Pittaway’s excellent YouTube review (obviously ;))

    (No keyboard warriors needed/wanted here :finger::loser:)
     
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    Hi lads i have a sfs mk1 Imp and a tx200 hc tuned by Tony. Both very accurate. I've not had any experience with the mk2 though although i held the prototype long before it was announced
     
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    overpriced tosh. same as mk 1 but called a mk 2 nothing special inside.
     
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    @shauny don't go pussyfooting around just say it :p:D
    Don't these have the modified trigger in them, got to be worth it for that alone.
     
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    Sir, I've read your parameters, I've also read enough reviews...if you have monies invested in grease futures, & a disdain for top hats...go for it...or let @ Shauny tickle yer lead slinger, & be truly happy.....

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    Well my load of crapp certainly had no top hat. I cant believe that people are still buying all this hype from Sandwell. Buy a 99 and send it to Shauny save a lot of money and have a better gun. Sandwell is a good gunshop. Tony Wall is a very good tuner of springers. But an even better Salesman. Believe it or not I would happily send a 99 for Tony to tune. If I couldnt send it to Shauny. But not to make it into an IMP.
     
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    Shauny. Thanks for your input.
    You seem to be held in very high esteem on this forum. What was it like when you shot one? No good? Do you have pictures of the one you took apart? I’d like your opinion. Thanks.
     
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    I have had one and it shot nicely, certainly nicer than a standard out of the box model.. The problem for me lies within the value for money spectrum

    I shall justify this comment by explaining that at the same time I was offered a standard 99 for the frankly bargain price of £80.00, because the spring had snapped and the accuracy previous to this was appalling. After standing in a corner for a few months I decided to try and sort it out so the spring was replaced with a titan, the internals cleaned and a half hearted attempt to polish the compression tube with autosol and a cloth on a piece of dowel, coke can sleeve and a delrin top hat added.

    Really, really smooth to shoot but still shot awful groups, at some point the brain switched on and I noticed the crown was damaged, 5 mins with a hacksaw and a diy re-crown (brass screw in a drill job), add a slip on silencer and bobs your uncle.. Accuracy back and a genuinely nice rifle to shoot, smooth and quiet with very little recoil on firing..

    Shooting alongside the IMP I and rather a large group of people at my club could not see any difference at all

    Bear in mind that on a mechanical front I am probably on the same level as a trained Chimp, maybe not quite as good!

    I have shot a good few rifles from SFS and personally I do not thing they are any better than a home tinkerer could do with a few hours and a bit of patience to he honest..

    I am sure some people love them and good luck to them but not for me

    Andy
     
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    im sure andy blackmax"s triggers are just as good ;)
     
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    Exactly this, couldn’t have put it better myself! And just to qualify the ‘very accurate’ comment, that’s down to the barrel and a fettle by the owner could achieve this, in all likelihood the TX200 was probably like it out of the box.
     
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    no better to shoot than a home fettled gun , but not twangy like most new hws .nothing special
    inside,not even a tophat,just a standard hw guide machined down to fit a smaller diam spring.
    extremely overpriced imo.heres the insides of an imp when it came in to be fettled,and when it left
     

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    I note from Shauny’s first picture, the wear on the rear piston skirt, if the tunes that good why did this occur. Hence why Shauny has gone the whole hog and bearinged the piston and actually made a proper kit to fit inside it.

    What we’re trying to say is an HW99 owner can get better results by purchasing a kit and with a few basic tools fitting it themselves. You also get a better understanding of how the gun works and when future servicing is required in the future you have the knowledge to do it.
     
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    I like mine, it’s a good gun, the barrels now come screw cut from Hw so are as good as any other Hw barrel, not sure if I’d buy another IMP or just have a gun tuned by one of the local legends, but I’m not disappointed with my gun.
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    Mine was Over powered and packed with gunk tht was leaking onto a new cs700 stock was informed when I rang up asking about it leave it there its meant to be in well I certainly stripped it and removed it I will never go from a youtube or forum hype again and for a name to hike the price up for nothing actually done specially is crazy

    Triggers ain't much either what ever sfs do it's certainly better than standard but you won't be able to have a rowan engineering extra setback trigger in as I found that after buying another trigger if you want a trigger fettle luke jolly I've found to be your man but others will mention some guys on here that seem to have a great rep throughout the forum
     
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    My comment was tongue in cheek :mao:
    But I agree, that better can be had with a good kit and a bit of effort polishing and de burring.
     
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    Thanks Jiggy,

    When did you get yours?

    was it an MK2?
     
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    Thanks,

    How old is yours?
     
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    It’s about a year old now.
     
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