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Bad news My BSA Ultra has gone phutt !!!!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyh, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    I have a problem with my BSA Ultra, it's ******, believe it or not I was shooting it at around 45meters the other day, and it died. All I can say is it was up to the task for a few shots and then lost all compression and I couldn't even hit my 28 meter target. I could see the pellets falling short and cutting the grass and the rifle just didn't sound right, a phutt instead of a nice clunk, B0**0X I thought or words to that effect.
    Looks like a seal popped when I was shooting. Gotta say it was knocking over my targets admirably but like I said it just lost power. I've put around 3000 pellets through it since I bought it on June 12th this year
    I've only ever once filled it to 230bar and it's supposed to take 232bar and generally I fill to around the 210 mark. Imagine my surprise in the gunshop when the bloke said it was charged to 250bar. There's no way that is possible cos my tank was only holding 220bar so something's ****** up and it was only registring 350fps on a chrono. The rifle was NOT overfilled which is what shopkeeper said I'd done. Seems shopkeepers just want to blame the gun owners which in this case it's not my fault.
    Well gun now gone to BSA and hopefully I'll get it back as good as new and it was under warranty.
    Gutted and now bored stiff cos I love shooting it, still there you go that's life with a pcp.
     
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    Bad luck mate, I did without my s410 for 3 weeks so I know how u feel. Hope it all works out for ya mate.
     
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    A lot of people have said that PCPs are always needing repair. I got my S410 on the 3rd May, & nothing has happened to that yet, but I expect something to.
     
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    Hope you get it back soon :up:
     
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    im sure clabby will come on in a second and say some nice compliments to PCP:rolleyes:

    hard luck old chap, like i said in the PM it will be better soon;)
     
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    The only thing that bothers me was the shopkeepers attitude saying I'd overfilled it. Are BSA going to say the same thing ? I know I didn't do that it wasn't possible as previously mentioned. When I bought it 2nd hand the shop gave me 3 months warranty so it should be covered but what if they argue it was overcharged. I feel another post coming on in the near future either complimenting the shop or slagging it off, just have to wait and see :confused:
    Obviously due to the extra engineering in a pcp I'd expect to be having to spend money on it when needed but that's the nature of the beast and something that when buying a rifle maybe I overlooked and maybe others do too. It's just not as simple in design as a springer which I know is obvious but again something that's overlooked when weighing up the pros' and cons of which rifle to purchase.
    I may soon be joining clabby in the I hate pcps' brigade if all don't end well :D
     
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    could well have been over filled in the past damaging the regulator or seels (seals, wait thats the water type) i cant seem to spell seels today.

    anyway point is they could have been damaged and just refilling normally has caused it to finally fail.

    whatever it is BSA are normally good about things so i shouldnt expect any problems
     
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    It's pobably a farce to make it look like you caused the problem. Obviously you haven't so BSA should be liable for the fault, & by saying it's been overfilled it sounds like they will try & make you pay.
     
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    About the only thing I can do is take my air tank to the shop and prove it's only got 220bar in it proving I couldn't have overfilled, even then it's only my word against there's. To be honest I don't expect there to be a problem as the shop have a good reputation really and I would expect them to at least honour the warranty.
    a1 said it could have been overfilled by the previous owner, that's something I hadn't thought of, and also something we'll never know.
    Oh the perils of buying 2nd hand eh:(
    So are pcps' a good investment if you do as I did and buy 2nd hand ?
    I'm not so sure now but anything you buy has the likelihood of going t1ts up I suppose.
     
  10. a1gunner

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    must admit id doubt id go second hand with PCP's:eek:

    lots of things to go wrong and its just reasuring to get a "virgin" gun:)

    springers are diferent (clabby will love this) if they are underpowered just bung another spring in and add a bit of greese and off you go.

    not so simple to fix PCP's
     

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