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ox spring?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by highland chief, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. highland chief

    highland chief Donator

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    hi guys

    how difficult is it to fit an ox spring to a bsa superstar m1.

    cheers

    gus.
     
  2. Barcelona68

    Barcelona68 Banned BANNED

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    No. Ox springs have had a bad reputation for the past 30 odd years ... First step is Throw spring in bin and buy an original. It's a truly awful spring that will:

    1) Shake your gun to pieces.
    2)more than likely take it above the legal limit.
     
  3. highland chief

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    thanks for this mate, i will get an original spring,

    cheers again.

    gus.
     
  4. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned BANNED

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    Sound advice
     
  5. brookesssy

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    I was looking at one too but might have to rethink! Might go for a venom tuning kit instead for an HW77, my gunsmith says they put in a special ballbaring thing for them to make the springs smother, has anyone heard of that before?
     
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    Barca, he speak truth.
     
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    Shot peen it with ball bearing which reduces any tendancy to snap. A V Mach spring is a very good thing!
     
  8. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Best use for an OX spring

    [​IMG]
     
  9. JD

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    Anyone who dismisses a Ox spring for there rifle, is clueless on how to tune there rifle.
     
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    At least he asked first before buying one...step in the right direction, we're all 'green' at the start.
     
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    One word. "BOING"
     
  12. theobencarbine88

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    I was looking after a diana original mod 50 fitted with an ox spring.... It was dreadful. Recoil was to the point the gun was completely unaccurate.. sounded awful as well.
     
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    My Vulcan has an ox spring when I bought it and I did a nice job of dampening that and making it useable without it making to much of a racket. I wouldn't buy one though if I had the choice ;)
     
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    My old Eclipse and my bro's Venom Vulcan had square section springs (weren't OX's though, lots of older Webleys seem to have had them), both shoot really well.

    I'd get a Titan XS or a V-mach F1
     
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    I believe Webley refered to these springs, as being made of flat wire.
     
  16. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    sorry a bit fed up with dissing ox. ive fitted these since the 80s to all my springers and no probs with recoil power or any other nasties. just need plenty of moly.smooth to cock fast lock times. tried others such as titans didnt find much in it except less grease required to soften the shock. never fitted one to a bsa but plenty of weirauchs and webleys.
     
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    I polish mine, inside and out, top and bottom, which makes for a very nice firing cycle.
     
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    I Thought it was an OX but possibly not :/
     
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    I think a lot of their bad reputation is because of people deliberately fitting overpowered ones (I remember loads of people doing this in my youth)
     
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    dont buy a ox they really not good you will end up chopping it down to keep your rifle legal. If you want a spring like that then get a titan they much better ive had good results with them
     

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