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Question New rifles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by wizard1963uk, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. wizard1963uk

    wizard1963uk Donator

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    A quick question
    Are all new air rifles chronoed before they leave the factory ?
    Atb
     
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    They should be and they should also be chrono'd by the RFD/shop you buy them from.
     
  3. lone wolf

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    yes mate but its been known for rifles to slip through the net that should not have left the factory.

    i dont own a chrono but im getting one soon as id rather be safe and know what my rifles are pushing.

    also for pellet testing and if tweaking rifles i belive its a must have item,that said i spent my last bit of gun related money on a scope but i should have got a mk4 combro:eek:

    gaz
     
  4. mattyts

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    they should be,whether they are done individually or randomly is another question....our RFD chronos them before leaving the shop
     
  5. wizard1963uk

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    Thanks for the replys :thumbup:
     
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    don`t forget its the owners responsibility to make sure their rifle is legal, it should have been done at the factory or point of sale wont wash with them. :mad:
     
  7. Jackroadkill

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    No, I don't believe that all new air rifles are chrono'd at the factory. This takes time, which costs money, which eats into margins etc etc. However, I 'd like to think that each rifle certainly should be chrono'd, but what purpose does it serve? It's a well known fact that as rifles bed in with use, their power can fluctuate; so if I have a rifle with a certificate from the factory telling me it's putting out 11.5fpe, all well and good, until I get it home and put five tins of pellets through it. Could we be 100% sure that the power would not have changed?

    It's a b****r that we can't because then the customer (in this case the shooter) would be protected and legal at all times, assuming the rifle was never tuned or worked on in any way. Even before we have the "should there be a limit?" discussion, I think we have to concede that we need to have a chrono for our own peace of mind. As it stands it seems to be either accept that or risk having your rifles taken from you and destroyed.

    It's not pleasant, but I think it's a like-it-or-lump-it situation. This becomes even more of an issue when we take into account servicing / tuning or even cleaning our own rifles. A certificate from the manufacturer would instantly become void if any form of stripping or modification took place - how could the manufacturer be responsible for that? Add to this the fact that a lot of manufacturers produce air rifles for different markets, some of which have different power limits to the UK, or even no limit at all, and certification instantly becomes a far longer and trickier process.

    As much as I hate having the law tell me that it's my responsibility to ensure that my rifles are legal, because I own a chronoscope (which cost an arm and a leg for what is essentially a posh stop-watch) I KNOW that they are legal to the very best of my ability. Not knowing that you're committing an offence doesn't mean that you're immune from conviction for that offence, unfortunately.

    Sorry for the doom-and-gloom attitude on this one - it's just that I'd rather own my rifles under these circumstances that end up with them on a ticket, or banned altogether.
     

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