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Improving my hw97k

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SniperSi, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. SniperSi

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    So I opted to sell a couple of pcp's that I had and bought the hw97 along with stage 1 v-mach tuning kit. I love tinkering so installing the tune kit was right up my street, After watching a couple of tutorials hey presto she was cocking and shooting a lot smoother, no twang. As time passed a few strip down and rebuilds using the correct grease, a polish here and there I was happy.......but not a 100%. The metal on metal contact of the con tube and top of piston was bothering me, also the piston rod as it enters trigger block making that clung noise.
    I caught wind of the v-glide kit that Steve pope produces and this caught my attention.... I had to get one so it was on the phone to v-mach to get one on order, Steve was very helpful letting me know about the processes of making it the perfect air rifle. I opted for the blued con tube with v-mach logo etched in, all the usual Derlin buttons & rings and for the trigger block to be recessed for the spring guide to sit in and the hole for cocking pin to be widened.
    After a 6-7 week wait my goodies arrived. I couldn't wait to get home to install this beast. I gotta say that man works magic with metal and tuning.
    Well after installation I was gob smacked!!! So so smooth and no clung when entering the trigger block just a nice little click as the trigger engaged. Over the moon is an understatement!
    I added a few washers for a bit more power and a few hundred pellets later she is as sweet as a nut.
    I bought a hw100 yesterday so I put it across the chrobro and compared a string of 10 shots from the 100 & 97.... I was pleasantly surprised.
    Here they are
    I will start with the hw100
    780,776,778,779,775,776,773,772,778,776. That's a spread of 10fps
    Hw97
    762,763,766,770,763,768,763,766,762,763, also a spread of 10fps this is a very good result for a springer you think? I'm sure it will get better as it beds in further.

    One question for you guys.... The v-glide kit came with sticky goo for grease on the mainspring just like the factory grease, Steve said I don't need to touch this unit for a long time, have any of you guys bought a v-glide, de-greased and rebuilt with thinner stuff?

    Thanks for reading and sorry if I didn't use correct terms and names.

    All the best Simon.
     
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    What pellets did you chrono the 97 with ?

    I would not change the grease on the spring for a thinner one, it will speed up the shot cycle and probably put the rifle over the limit.

    As Steve has said, it won't need touching for a very long time, and when it does, your wish you hadn't, as the shot cycle will be so sweet.
     
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    Hey john.

    I used h&n field target.

    That's what I thought, the sticky moly must slow it down making it smother and less of a blow giving less recoil.

    Have you got a v-glided gun your self?
     
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    Also what is that grease called?
     
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    When you start tuning springers I might tell you, but If I told you, would you keep it a secret ?
     
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    Of corse I will keep this treasured info a secret.

    Ps the butt pad looks great just not sure about the stock finish I did on the stock :D
     
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    Lets see some pics then Si, beech stocks can be differcult to finish nicely.
     
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    Will have to be tomorrow man room is closed for the night. Tell me about it. A kind man has offered to do it for me. Have no problem wi walnut stocks :)
     
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    Its not grease its a tachifier.

    yes i have removed and relubed mine made it even smoother. if you know what to do with the internals.
     
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    A tachifier is an adhesive, Steve uses a clear tacky grease.

    Si, has only just got his Vmach glide kit fitted, might be an idea, not for him to start playing around with it straight away.
     
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    There's the crud job I did on the beech stock, I didn't even put the final coat of oil on. Butt pad and the stainless is looking good thanks to ste and john. :)

    I won't be touching the grease set up for a while just wanted to know if anyone has stripped and re greased.
     
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    I like the metal disk on the pistol grip[, stock looks ok, butt pad, I wish they did them in something other than black.

    Have you retained the original piston and com tube Si ?
     
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    Yea the plate looks good and doubles as a good rest point.

    Your being nice it looks crap.

    No for two reasons, exchanging parts made it cheaper and if I didn't exchange I would of had to have it sent to a local gun dealer and there not too close to me :( plus didn't really need it ones I had this beaut. I kept the piston and breach seal.
     

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