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Moderators - A Change Of Heart...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by rabbitwrecker, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    (The kind you put on the sharp end of your rifle, in case anyone was in doubt). Tried the optional barrel weight/extension on the 98 this afternoon - a few inches shorter than the supplied Weihrauch moderator, with no perceptible difference in the rifle's balance. I've never felt the need for a mod on a springer, certainly not on springers with standard length barrels - the kind that I use.

    The 12" barrel on the 98 is a different matter however. Without the mod fitted, there is a considerable pfffttt-gun-like muzzle crack - a whole lot louder than the unmoderated 15.5" tube on a 99s. So, off with the weight and on with the mod - now quieter than a 99s. I won't be fitting a mod on the 99s, it really doesn't need one - but the 98 will stay moderated, it makes a big difference on such a short barrel...
     
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    Any chance of a pic before and after.
     
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    It made a difference on both my 30 and 99 - but agreed not needed on them - for me it was more to cover the open sights grooves
     
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    Sorry Pete, deed done. The mod's back on and I don't want to swap them back and forth any more than I absolutely have to. Looks like the standard 98 bull barrel with the extension/weight in place...
     
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    Well when you have a minute a pic of it now as it is will be nice.:)
     
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    Lovely. I just couldn't pay the £600 asking price for one.
     
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    @telephonepete there isn’t a visible difference between the old and threaded 98 with the weight one, you’d struggle to capture the joint in a comparison.
    10cm I believe.

    @rabbitwrecker have you checked your stock number? I’m keen to see if there are any above 200 or Un-numbered.

    Oddly even though the physical size of the 98 mod is dramatically bigger the claimed weight of that and the standard HW mod are very close.
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    I didn't, it was a Christmas present... :thumb:
     
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    Your very lucky , was that from the hookers , you hang around with. :laff:
    You keep them in business, this is there way to say thank you. :whoo::laff::thumb:
     
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    So is that the weight and it doubles as a silencer or what. I am a bit puzzled. That then is not the hw mod but the barrel weight?
     
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    You get a mod AND a 200ish-g weight with the laminate model.
    The weight is the same diameter as the barrel, and the mod looks like a mod.
    Only the laminate comes with the mod designed for the 98.
     
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    The barrel end unscrews - looks like a normal 98 then the last few inches unscrews for a moderator

    That is unscrewed with a mod fitted


    What surprises me is that my normal 98 is only a few cm shorter than my full length 77!!!
     
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    Two separate components, Pete. That's the moderator in my picture, the optional extension/weight looks like a chunk of bull barrel, 3.5" shorter than the mod...
     
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    So as the one on RW' and yours is wider than the barrel that is the mod.? I,m after seeing a pic of one with the weight.
     
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    So I thought that you left yours with the weight on. Oh i see I have it the wrong way around. When I bought a 95 I was amazed at the difference of the crack with and without the MOD. any likes and dislikes yet RW.
     
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    You're getting confused, Pete. With the extension/weight fitted, it looks the same as a standard 98 bull barrel... :thumb:
     
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    Yes got it see above.I thought a mod on a springer made little difference most of the noise coming from the action. That was until I removed the MOD from my 95. Huge difference in the noise.
     
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    Indeed it does buddy... :):up:
     
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    I was out again today and put just 3 sections of my swift mod on and shortened a couple of inches and I thought it looked good
    It shot fine with no difference in accuracy
    I’m now out to 31 yards with one hole groups ..slowly but steady
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