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My favourite air rifle

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by tomsteebs, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    only the one rabbit out, which despite being on my zero range, i decided not to shoot as it didnt present itself well enough and after giving it the rabbit squeek it was even less shootable.
    so ended up taking photo's (yes i did wipe the rifle down after) :up:


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    and my new wallpaper ;)
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    Nice looking FX2000 :up:
     
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    Nice pictures. KB1
     
  4. The Robin

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    Very nice :up:
     
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    My rifle's day out in the woods

    Looks like the rifle's taken its self out for the day tom,

    that will be the day, when you have to go and find your rifle, coz its gone out without permission. lol
     
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    Even more so if it goes out without your permission on your permission.
     
  7. meerkat1

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    very nice i`ve a soft spot for a Webley
     
  8. Lee327thGir

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    Me too.. I miss my old Webley Victor.. Light, Accurate and powerfull after i fitted the Ox spring.. Why did i ever sell it :O(
     
  9. tomsteebs

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    I wouldn't blame it, looks best in amongst the country
     
  10. engraver

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    This was the stock it came with Tom and even this picture was after I refinished it, it was rather well used the metal work had a few specks of rust and the gun had a slow leak.[​IMG]

    I stripped it had the metal work reblued replaced some O rings fixed a leak and sourced the new stock, replaced the magazine indexer and spring, this is how it looked afterwards, ( I should have addressed that graunchy bolt at the same time ebut assumed it was standard in the 2000) Collin molly of Manchester did the rebluing to a nice standard[​IMG]

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    And typical groups from a full mag from 35 yrds [​IMG]

    This was good enough for me, after that I shot it and it was ideal for keeping in the cab for when I was driving around my permissions, and shooting ferals on the dairy farm.

    It was an ongoing project which I had plans for but never got around to them, my plan was to find a venom viper shrouded barrel set up to fit to make it into a one of a kind bullbarrel set up.

    Also planned to sort that graunchy bolt out as it was starting to bug me, my axsor cocked nothing like it, it was lovely, but you got to the bottom of it by the sounds Tom seems it was shorter and stiffer than standard, But I had my mind on the Rapid I had just bought and needed the money to source all new internals so I had to sell the Fx2000 unfortuantely.

    The rapid is nice but not as pretty as the little FX and had to replace far more un standard parts than any Pcp Ive owned but as Ive found out its pretty hard to find an unmolested one and seems the Fxs are the same in that respect.

    I had the Fx about 4 yrs after the initial strip,stock reblue and reseal, and it never let me down I would have another without a shadow of a doubt I still love them its ashame nobody still does the custom stocks for them. [​IMG]

    Just one question Tom why the silver mounts? its a hunting gun!!:D
     
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    Shrouded! Now that sounds good. I like the venom viper style but never thought of putting a shroud on this, but who would make a shroud of the same quality of blueing as the action? And of correct diameter to fit
     
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    Very nice mate ...lovely stock
     
  13. engraver

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    I think if the porting was done, (it has a brass bush and O ring set up), I think the Original Venom viper barrel and shroud could be made to fit.

    The screw that holds your muzzle adaptor on could simply be removed and after fillting the barrel/shroud, using a scriber mark a dot centre to the shroud and drill and tap it 4mm IIRC and use the same screw to hold the shroud in place with a few threads, (instead on getting it mixed up with the action retaining screw which is very similar but a few threads longer:eek::D)

    You may need a spacer or some steel shim cutting out like washers to achieve the barrel to sit at the right height.

    Or alternatively you could use someone like Rowan engineering to machine you a custom Figure 8 clamp like the Airarms s410 type but I would prefer the uncluttered lines of the screw set up.

    This is because I experimented with shrouds and the barrel on the Axsor and Fx isn't really strong enough for a fully floating set up as it boils down to how much barrel you have sat in the action so I rekon a Viper shroud machined to length and a simple drilled tapped hole would be plenty strong enough, you could also shorten the barrel inside the shroud to make it more effective, but shorten from the back end.

    Although you would be looking for a heavier hammer spring to achieve the same power and you would obviously loose shots per charge.

    Ive seen it done in America as they can have shrouds but not silencers.
     
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    Lol just read your *** post asking about shrouds back in 2007.

    My other concern is how well it would work compared to a silencer. Especially as you can't put a particularly wide shroud on. But you would gain the space taken up by the unf adapter

    I may ask venom/vmach and see how much they would charge, alot is my guess
     
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  15. engraver

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    Well the airmasters set up I had was surprisingly quiet before it was sent back for the baffles opening up due to clipping.

    But the shroud was quieter, in fact I didnt even baffle the shroud it was just open space with air holes to push back the air like a hugget.

    A bit of ingenuity with a hair curler and a bit of sound proof material would no doubt improve things however the action requires a simple silent pip design to make really quiet.

    I hear falcon hammers run some kind of ptfe lining system but ive never had one apart, but I thought an fx2000 hammer spring could easilly be fitted with ptfe spring guides and a better quieter hammer in the process ie one made from delrin Maybe.

    It would also improve consistency, a shorter spring with preload will be more efficient due to less hammer bounce, you can actaully hear the axsor hammer bounce when it got low on air, only experimentation can learn whats best, as im still finding with the rapids.

    But I do know a slow hammer with a heavy inertia weight can also be devastatingly consistent ive seen the set up in a mates gun and the spring is from a daystate x2 but he swears over the boxes of springs he has that this produces the most consistency, weird isnt it, every pcp is different.
     
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    Yeh probs I have some Teflon rod but no idea of how to make any pips etc....
     
  17. engraver

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    In fact iirc the fx2000 has some kind of silent pip design as its a lot quieter than an axsor so just spring guides would help.

    But dont make then too long or you wont be able to cock the gun.
     
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    Really nice,
    Atb kev02:thumb:
     
  19. tomsteebs

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    Yeh I tried making ones but you can't as it fouls the cocking. You can only replace parts....
     
  20. engraver

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    The only way around that Tom is to make the guides run into each other, like a top hat and piston assembly on a Springer but the spring would have to be a smaller diameter than standard.

    I had a few ideas at the time but a house move and a second child stopped my ideas, now with more time on my hands I may get another example one day and have another play, but Im looking into Anodising at present.:D another can of worms.

    These are the ones that gave me inspiration[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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