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PCP's and problem pellets?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dag, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Dag

    Dag Very Active

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    I have one PCP, a .177 Air Arms S400, and have stopped using Hobby's and Pest Control type pellets in it as I started to worry about the risk of damage to breech O rings. I had noticed that the flatter headed pellets don't enter the breech as smoothly as say JSB Exacts or similar Diablo type pellets and when pushing the breech bolt home there isn't the smoothness to the final push that you get with a dome head.
    So the question is whether others have found a problem or experienced O ring damage or failure , or am I worrying too much?
    Dag
     
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    hello, i dont like those you mention either and get much better results with domed pellets but i do believe using a pellet lube helps and keeps that breech seal in good condition far longer, i posted a few weeks ago how it is quite easy to change seal and no need to remove barrel. mine was on a FX T12 but your 400 should be no problem.
     
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    hello, dag i bought a dentist set off ebay eg pick/mirror/tweezers, and torch/ held the rifle steady in a clamp. carefull with pick using torch got the seal out then use tweezer lightly clamp new seal and push into breech slot. to make it easier you can push a domed pellet past groove oh and use a lube. i hope you understand my method.
     
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    Hi Ratman60, thanks for the advice. I found your earlier advice thread re the FX. Shame but it has gone into the Sales Graveyard although not a sales thread. Good advice there, many thanks.:up:
    Dag
     
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    your very welcome, if you are keeping the 400 buy a few seals change as and when required.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Use a domed pellet! Best shape for hunting.
     
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    There must be thousands of MPRs and variants of S400 and S200 out there being used for target shooting with flat heads. I can't see the users of those sorts of guns putting up with something that wears out quickly just because of the pellet choice surely?

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    You are probably quite correct in your assumption but as I was asking in the first place "So the question is whether others have found a problem or experienced O ring damage or failure , or am I worrying too much?" and no-one seemingly has had a problem with them then I guess I am worrying unecessarily; but I still don't think they feel right compared with a dome head and perhaps years of experience have taught me to be cautious if things don't feel right.
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    When you think that with a round head you have a short but tapered shoulder to the pellet and with the Pest Control and Hobby an abrupt shoulder, it's hardly surprising that there's a bit more resistance when seating them. I get the same draggy feel with my AA S200 and RWS Super-H Points which go as well as AADFs out to 35 yards, I might add. The good thing is that the breech seal is on the pellet probe so there can be no wear there.
     
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    From what you say there I guess the resistance i am feeling is the pellet entering the barrel and not fouling on an O ring which is a relief.
    Thanks for that Carnivore:up:
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