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shiny new airranger

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ali j, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. ali j

    ali j Well-Known Member

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    happy new year to all. was in my local dealer a couple of weeks ago and he produced a new 40ftlb air ranger that had been returned. now i must admit it looked good and felt good and he seemed keen to deal the rifle has no scope or moderator which it. my current rifle is a mk2 rapid at around 32ftlb but i never liked having no air gauge or quick fill,it has a simmons 3-9-12-44 diamond mag scope. NOW do i just put the whole thing out of my head before i cross the point of no return or would the daystate be a good move. thanks
     
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    Why was it returned for ? That's what I would be thinking
     
  3. ali j

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    it was the third gun a fella had bought from dealer each one he said had something wrong each one had to be sent back to the factory.they found nothing wrong with any of them. one was an aa s510 cant remember the first think after the third one they refused to go any futher with him
     
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    I find that story hard to believe.
     
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    they are well known dealers with a good name why say he complained about 3 different rifles
     
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    If you were going to order one I'd want a different one to what was in the shop as I'd be very sceptical about a rifle that had been returned
     
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    the big question is will it be any better than what i have now realisticly
     
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    Well . iv got a DS Air ranger , and its the best rifle iv ever owned .... However iv never known a brand like DS for factory returns , i would at least insist on the Full DS warranty before even considering it . To be Honest i dont think you can get a better PCP in FAC than a Rapid , stick around the Forum , maybe Dave Goodall or the Robin will be on this thread , if i was you id just get a little work done on the Rapid , not sure if you can fit a pressure gauge but some one will , in short if it aint broke dont fix it :up:
     
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    If it comes with a guarantee and its alot cheaper than a brand new one id get it .but if its new money id want a new one atb
     
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    I would stick with the rapid personally. The mk 4 trigger is great dealer is probably only offering you half what it's truly worth now theoben is gone and it surely has to be one of the most reliable and easy to maintain air rifles ever made. I had a mk2 and put a shorter barrel (16") Kev g regulator and valve/stem an hw silencer dr bob quick full kit and finished with a nice cs800 custom stock. And to make it perfect I can strip it fully and rebuild it in a half hour I don't know if I will ever sell it lol. I'm not bashing the daystate as I like them but the rapid is just so simple it's hard to justify changing it for a very similar rifle in the air ranger. What would you gain bar a regulator?? I also can't help but notice a lot of people having to send daystate's back to the factory most things with your rapid will be fixable by you. Even if you decide to pimp the rapid I imagine you will spend well under what it's costing you to change to the ranger and end up with a superior gun.
     
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    james how do u find dr bobs kit dos the buddy bottle sit much futher forward in the stock. i put a kevg valve-stem in,dos the regulator make much of a difference. what power level are u at
     
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    I can't really remember Ali, il have a look in the mornin. iirc it doesent add much at all because the bottle valve is removed maybe only half an inch. I wouldn't be without the quick fill now, it's just way handier than taking the bottle off. Was easy to fit as well just drilling the stock was difficult but just a case of "measure twice cut once". Reg does and doesent make a difference, I can fill up to 220 and get around 45 shots from a 280cc bottle @26 ft-lb. ( I forgot to mention the 280 bottle). It started life a mk2 but I basically made it into a mfr without the shroud caus it was crap lol. A reg would would mean you should have no poi change over the fill unlike a fast flow system which your mk 2 will have that causes a power curve as the pressure in the buddy bottle reduces. I'm not sure you would notice it hunting though. I quite like around 26 ft-lb I feel its a good power/air use/noise ratio for my uses, getting back to 30 with the 16" barrel just wasn't worth the air wastage. I notice no real difference when hunting to be honest. Don't listen to me too much though because unlike most in NI I would rather shoot low power than high, I'm using a sub 12 ft-lb s510 at the minute mostly caus I don't even need 26 for a rat at 20 feet in the hen house lol. I never understood the notion of 40ft-lb but each to their own. Longest shot I ever had was around 65 yards with a sub 12 webley venom viper on a perfect still evening straight into the side of a rabbits head which dropped it instantly. I probably wouldn't shoot further than that with 30 or 40 ft-lb so think to myself what's the point lol.
     
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    you need to get yourself on the rapid forums mate.
    rapid7ownersclub.co.uk
    theoben-rapid.co.uk
    you can fit gauge and quickfill to your rapid piece of p**s.
    there's some really good blokes who will help you out.
     
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    I have the 'Air ranger' in 40 ft/lb set up, and I find her absolutely lovely to shoot with. However this is the only 'FAC' air rifle I have owned, and I have found that from a pellet point of view 'Bisley Magnums' at 21grn prove the best to feed through her, and in doing so, this drops the ft/lbs to around 34ft/lb. So I am no better off than you with you present set up. Also I am a big bloke, so hauling around this cannon proves no problem to me, but I would imagine that some would find the weight issue very concerning. I say stick with what you have. from a filling point, I always go by my tank meter. Hope this is of some help. KB1 WP_20130816_003.jpg
     
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    i have both a 30 ft lb rapid mk 2 with ben tayor reg and a 40 ft air ranger both good rifles and yes its easier with the filling on the ranger and no the theoben does not have a gauge . but to be honest its the theoben i reach for nearly every time and if you buy a dr bobs quick fill it will sort both these out for you. personaly i would never part with the theoben . atb gary.
     
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    must admit i like my rapid think i will maybe contact dr bob about the quick fill and gauge. would ther be any benefit in getting a regulator for it
     
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    Yes you can fill your bottle to about 230 bar and therfor get a bigger shot count and can benefit from consistancy as well but they need to be set up right.
     

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