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Sorry for new rifle thread

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gollum, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Gollum

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    Never thought, just gutted that I had a prob and didnt know how to sort it. Didn't think straight about asking how to reduce power and reverse engineering etc.:eek:
     
  2. Stevie Darling

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    Don't do it again:p
     
  3. Tadpole

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    No worries, let's hope you have some help via pm ................ :thumb:
     
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    There was help on the thread outlining the fact that the OP was in possession of a Section 1 Firearm and what he should do to correct the situation.

    it was stupid of moderator to delete all comments, that were constructive and in no way giving information on power modifications.

    Moderators should take a common sense approach to deleting all posts, and not take a high line that is not helpful.

    Oh and I know better so don't judge me with others!
     
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  5. Gollum

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    Thank you stryder, but even I must say the mod is right I should have asked the question and for pm replies. hate to think some kid could use advice from my question to bump up his rifles powwer and do all sorts of mayhem, or just get arrested for it. The rifle in question was a private sale and I should have checked before buying. Guess there's no cure for stupid eh :eek: (stupid being me)
    However if anyone who read that now closed thread could help by sending me a pm ;) Rifle in question is a Diana 280k
     
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    I don't think you are stupid, and neither should anyone else, the comments outlining that you have a Section 1 Firearm without the required FAC should give you cause for concern, you may not know but this can carry a 10 year spell at HM pleasure.

    I consider this helpful information, and deleting it was not worthy of removal!

    Leaving your original statement about your power for all to see ( and who knows who is watching) is not helpful, hope you don't get a knock on the door.
     
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    I can see Stryders point here, it would have been better to pull the original post and inform why by PM.
    Out of interest, what is the rifle?
     
  8. Gollum

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    I was very worried about the power but am stripping it to bits tonight, then it's just parts
     
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    Great thinking, you'll be fine.

    All the best

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    I would still have been p****d off for making constructive comments and being censored with no reason!
     
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    It does seem harsh but the forum rules are upheld. I've asked the question by PM and received a reply that I'm happy with even if I don't agree with it 100%.
    I feel that the law abiding are being penalised because of the few morons out there who would misuse the info.
     
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  12. stryder5

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    Douglas Bader quote:-

    "Rules are for the obedience of fools, and the guidance of wise men"
     
  13. Gollum

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    Rifle in question is a Diana 280k
     
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    Thank you to everyone who helped and replied or pm'd me. I now have a pretty good idea what to do.
     
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    Trouble is, its very often those same fools who use the rules as a stick to beat you with.
     
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    and just look what happend to him when he didn't obey the rules.
     
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    yes, he was a hero who helped to defend this country!
     
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    Didn't he loose both legs.
     
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    I bought a fx cyclone last year off freeadds the lad who sold it to me said he was only selling as he was upgrading to fac a quick few shots over the combro and all good so handed my hard earned over got home topped the rifle up and headed out to one of my perms with a mate and after taking about 20 shots at absolute sitters and missing every one ( I was recovering from a radial head replacement and my arm was in a brace ) I handed the rifle to my mate who missed another 5 bunnys we tried one last field he dropped 4 in a row .next day refilled and had a plink in the garden it would not hold zero turned out to be way over power around 18ft but as the pressure dropped to half fill it ran at 11ft . the lad who I bought it off must have tried to up the power and goosed the reg another £150 for a new reg and seal kit later it is spot on at 11.3 . so it is a case of buyer beware when you buy used
     
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    If the rifle is just a fraction over the limit with the pellet you tried why not find/use a pellet that it performs within the legal limit and is accurate with.After all the rifle may be within the limit with the majority of pellets with the exception of the one you tried.
     

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