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Oh Lordy Lordington!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tinbum, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I've just had to have a bit of a sit down as the excitement has gotten to me!

    I have a weirauch HW99s in .22 (well, who doesn't?) that I bought at the end of last year. Smashing little guns, almost perfect out of the box! So I fired half a dozen shots and took it apart.

    Finally, in front of me now I have the completed article. Every detail done, every modification modified!


    For now.......:cool:

    It has a Rowan extra set back curved trigger in a tuned Rekord block that really REALLY does break like glass. It has a full length barrel shroud that I made and had RichardH blue for me. It has my third incarnation of tuned internals (shortened ring guide, lengthened top hat with slip washers, piston sleeve, clean, polish, deburr and relube) QD studs and sling and (Drum roll please)

    A Bushnell 1-4x24 AR223 BDC scope!:eek:

    It arrived today and I've only had a peek as it was getting dark, but it seems to be optically superb with no distortion and a wide field of view. Although it might be considered low mag by some I reckon as a .22 springer hunting scope its nigh on perfect. I've yet to play with ranges, but I have a feeling that zero'd at 20-25 yards the dots could be useful to 40 yards, which is my absolute max range on a perfect day.

    I only have this one pic of it so far, but you'll be sick of it by Monday!:D
     
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    Very nice mate I need to get myself one of these little rifles.
    Hopefully. Someone Cracks tuning a. 177.
    You will have to let us know how it shoots when it beds in.
    Atb
    David
     
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    looks and sounds like a great combo mate!
    got any more pics if the shroud?
    be interesting to see how you get on with the scope.

    gaz
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Just make sure you get the "s" model and it'll be fine, but you'll need a 16j spring. The .177 should be fine if its kept at or below 10.5fpe with some work inside. I've got the 99 internals sorted now, so let me know and I'll send you a set!;)
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Here you go Gaz.

    (did you ever get anywhere with those permissions I sent you?)
     
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    Looking good how much did the barrel shroud wieght?
    If i ever get i .22 again i wouldnt use over 4x mag anyway mate.
     
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    The shroud is 50mm over length, although I haven't fitted any baffles yet, and weighs 397g.
     
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    Very VERY nice, atb Paul.
     
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    http://youtu.be/RmCnHijCQaI Heres a video of me shooting mine in the garage. I have detuned it to 9 FPE (700 FPS with RWS Superdomes) and I think it shoots nicer at this power . This is my second .177 HW 99 I bought a used one a while back and a well known tuner basically said they were crap and I did a net search and they called it a scrap parts bin gun! Now everyone seems to have one, but I must admit they are great guns.
     
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    ahhh , all that work and then you will sell it to me ..lmao (sounds familiar) regards , rich

    ps. jedi mind trick not working then ? :)
     
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    I had a good day at the club with my little gem today. I found that Superdomes and FTT both group nicely and have the needed trajectory.
    The BDC ret in the bushnell has 4 dots set quite close together and unevenly spaced under the crosshairs. They're designed for .223 zero'd @ 100yards and equate to 150/200/300/500 yards! I was worried they'd be as much use as a chocolate fire guard on a .22 air rifle, but as luck would have it its great!
    I set the zero 25 yards and on 4x mag 30 yards is the first dot, 35 is the second and 45 is the third. I'm not sure what the fourth dots range is, but the top of the post is 55 yards. Even at 55 yards the gun was hitting 20mm spinners consistently!:D The biggest advantage is that with such a short zero, the pellet doesn't rise above the crosshairs, so its just holdover to worry about. This paid dividends on the HFT course, especially the downhill targets.

    The club chrono was there, so I did a ten shot string with FTT's. The eight best shots were 577-581fps, that will explain its accuracy!

    I'm making some more HW99 tuning kits this week as well as some more shrouds. I'm even thinking of buying a couple of guns, doing the tuning here and selling them as a finished item. What do you think? Good idea or just sell the parts?
     

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