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Question so what upgrade is next?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgunguy, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    So for christmas my dad brought me the SMK TH78 DELUXE air rifle. Fantastic rifle i would suggest to anyone. I brought myself a BSA 3-9x40 scope for this rifle to make it more accurate, but what upgrade is next??

    I can't decide. Bipod is an obvious choice, but then again being a CO2 rifle a silencer would reduce the sound quite significantly. Im currently only using this rifle for back garden plinking, but wouldnt mind doing some pest shooting with it soon.

    So what upgrade would you suggest?
     
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  3. scottwood

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    Defiantly the silencer specially if your going to do some pest control. Most important upgrade if you want some numbered bags.
     
  4. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    Deben Whisper silencer and a Deben Bipod..both cheap but very high quality.
     
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    essex sniper Banned

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    What matty said
     
  6. spike589715

    spike589715 Busy Member

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    Bi pod is good possibly bulk fill or a drop block and HPA
    Check the power output and maybe a better transfer port seal
    I have a couple with choked BSA barrels fitted ....
    lots can be done for not much money .... Or you can just spend £700 on a gun that's needs nothing doing to it
    cheers
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  7. mattyts

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    Some minor fettling wouldn't be a bad idea either,just simple polishing will improve your shot output somehow
     
  8. spike589715

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    Really worth polishing the bolt and hammer have a look on the Chinese airgun forum loads of info and guides
     
  9. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    u will not understand all colours of life before:

    1 - u spend over 400 modding your beloved 78 to hpa, multishot, custom stock and highly gloss polishing e.t.c.

    2 - u spend three-to five month to sell it at cost and finally will let it go around 150 mark (don't throw away any of old parts, u will be able to fit them all back to your new custom stock to let it go at 100+ and wil make other 50-100+ on selling custom parts you've paid 300)

    3 - u buy your first real pcp, like Super10, S400-410 at around 300-350 mark or any other to understand that the airgun can shoot 11,6 with 10/10 1p coin accuracy at 35y with no moddings/polishing/cutting etc and can be good looking and handy from the box



    BUT first you HAVE to go through these three steps - otherways the life is borring
     
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  10. mattyts

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    Yeah,once you start spending £300+(Including the gun) you're in good PCP territory like BSA Ultras(Tactical SE is £315) or even AA S200s which are full power,no temperature issues and cheaper to run over a long period of time.
     
  11. Lee67

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    Vitalich hits e nail on the head...most of us have been there and got the t- shirt lol
     
  12. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    don't ask me how much these two cost to me http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/150052-Two-of-my-AGS-SMK-78-builds
    the glossy one with porky-yorky tube and bulk fill
    and i was wise enough to stop before to go for hpa conversion

    and don't ask me how cheap they gone :(


    next @for the night story@ will be about AGS PCR1
     
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  13. spike589715

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    We all have aspects of the hobby we enjoy ..... We are not all the same .....
    For me buying a gun that shoots great out the box is a bit boring .... I love to fettle and modify I understand that some want a perfect gun out the box and just shoot it for me it is also about how it is working and improving etc
    I have much more expensive guns it's not about the money
    getting a very basic gun really understanding how it is working is a big part of the fun for me I am a reasonable shot i am sure my guns when sorted are not the limiting factor .... I hit the extra strong mints at 55 yards about as often as the other guys ...
    I also enjoy not having the same gun that most down at our club shoot something different ....
    the most I have spent is around £200 ok may be slightly more one gun has a BSA barrel is regulated PCP shoots over 100 shots in 177 with an almost flat shot string over 11 ft lbs and is very accurate but really each to their own this is one of mine pics are quite old the stock is better finished, the barrel blued and a nice RAP4 plate on the bottle - MTC scope also fitted - will have to update my pages !

    http://www.theywalkamongstus.co.uk/airguns/tdr.html

    we all want different things from our sport

    cheers
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  14. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    i hardly understand who need over 100 shots from one charge on a single-shot breech
    (that was the reason to sell my gunpower stealth)
     
  15. spike589715

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    Let me explain ....... Not hard to understand
    My son and I go to a club on Saturday mornings, there are benches there and lots of knock down targets - it is not hard at all. to get through a 100 shots, saves taking bottles / pumps we have a great time wacking the targets ......
    Part of the reason this guns 100 plus shots is it is efficient did you look at the shot string ? How many out of the box guns have one this flat ?
    the 13 cubic inch bottle is cheap and balances this gun a small one would not give much of a stock would it it is also possible to strip / service the regulator and to change its output pressure .....

    like I keep saying we all want different things from our sport ....

    TDR280114.JPG
     
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  16. airgunguy

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    Thanks for all these comments guys :) im definatly thinking silencer for the gun, but an all over gun servicing costs £25 where i shoot so i think i will do that too :)
     
  17. spike589715

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    Really easy to service yourself .... Get to know the gun in the process
    they are very basic and simple
    have you checked out the uk Chinese airgun forum loads of strip down guides etc there
    cheers
    si
     
  18. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    I have fully original daystate mk3 with the regulator, it gives over the 120 shots with absolutely flat pover curve, and it.s much better to knock targets having 10 shot mag (I have 7 of them for this rifle), but yes, I need to have a botle with me as I can easily shoot out 300 pellets in 2-3 hours, and it cost much over than yours, and I.m playing with my other guns to modd them.

    You.re right, we are different in our hobby.
     
  19. jolo-bolo

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    If your getting a silencer you cannot go wrong in one of Mattw975 from our great forum. He makes great kit and they work as well or in my mind better than ones costing a great deal more.
     
  20. Honest Bob

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    First of all, I own a QB78D .22, I use it for hunting, in the warmer months, it being Co2, the power drops off in the colder weather. But the gun can be tuned at next to no cost. The gun needs to be able to breath, replace the factory transfer port seal, polish the hammer, and shim the hammer spring with a couple of split lock washers pushed onto the spring guide, this will give the spring more tension, then open out and polish the hole in the bolt probe, the hole that lines up with the transfer port, those few simple mods will improve the power for hunting. Warning. I do not recommend you tune the gun, unless you have access to a crono, as these guns can be taken well over the limit, if you do too much. When sorted they are a good budget hunting rifle, for little money, for the warmer months. Do not be put off by some negative comments, and enjoy your hobby. Bob.
     
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