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Stoeger X20 first real air rifle.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JonnyA88, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. JonnyA88

    JonnyA88 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone!

    I've just became the owner of a stoeger X20 second hand, it's a great piece of kit to get me started plinking away with an old Gamo only has limited appeal, it was a right bargain, at £70 with beeman 3-9x32 scope and tin of 500 spitfire pellets it's in great condition with a few nicks here and there but shoots well, just having a few issues getting the scope zeroed in, but it should come with practise!

    Since there's a few minor nicks so I fancy keeping busy with a little restoration and refinishing the stock and getting rid of the bubbling on the barrel and oil it up.

    There's no work on the insides all the parts look clean, well kept and free of any rust so it doesn't need any work just wherever it's exposed it's got some weathering that's why I want to fix it up, give it back it's character lol. Plus the timber stock is really growing on me, thought I'd end up with a synthetic stock but loving the lumber.

    I'm not keen on the foresight the previous owner has removed the rear sights so they serve no real purpose without their rear counter part and since there are all one piece and slide off the barrel (its actually named as a grip) is there a compatible silencer could be used to replace this piece? And still be strong enough to withstand cocking?

    Well I'm sure I'll be around more often since I'll have something to talk about lol. I'll get some pics up when I get the chance. :)

    All the best,
    Jonny.
     
  2. SteveO

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    If you smack the foresight off with a hammer and piece of wood, You will find it has a chamfered side on the barrel (it's ugly), You could cut a small amount off the barrel and re-crown it to fit a 15mm silencer adapter that will take a screw on silencer like a HW, Hogan Decimeater or similar. But this is going to make the gun seriously long (snooker cue long and odd looking)

    The better option and what I am doing is to cut to the barrel down six inches, re-crown and then get a slip on silencer made by mattw975, who is our resident bespoke silencer guru.

    I am actually getting one made by him at the moment as I have been using the adapter method and I believe that the constant cocking is bending the adapter and causing the pellets to clip the silencer on the way out.

    This method also makes the gun look a whole lot neater and you can use the silencer to help cock the gun as it slips up the barrel quite far.

    By cutting down the barrel, the gun will lose power, 6 inches will equate to roughly 1fpe, so if you are a power freak you will need to address this, It's forum etiquette that we don't post on open forum about power modification but we can do it via private message if you need to.

    The X20 is highly modifiable, tuning and trigger kits are readily available for it and it is also a very accurate and capable gun that is well worth the money!

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Just use some decent pellets in it, SMK Spitfires are only good for killing tin cans!
     
  4. JonnyA88

    JonnyA88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,

    I don't fancy chopping the barrel its a little extreme this early on I'm Just getting into the sport, I'm only doing the stock as I'm no stranger to furniture restoration but chopping barrels starts to get too much, if I've got to keep it as is I guess I'll have to that's fine with me.

    I got the spitfires for free so I'm not complaining but I'll look into some better pellets, any suggestions for the stoeger?

    Cheers
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I find Crosman Premier Ultras work well in most, but never having owned an X20, I do not know which pellets it favours!
     
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    Thanks pal,I'll keep an eye open for them. :)
     
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    Hey just another quick question, what is best to shoot with to zero a scope? All I've got is a small kids table from Ikea with a chair cushion to rest on to steady it, would this work? As long as I keep it level and straight it shouldn't be a problem right??

    I'm just keen to get it sorted, lol.
     
  8. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Shoot how you would shoot normally!

    Zero at 10 metres first,then 25!
     
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    Zero Range

    If I were you I would download ChairGun off the Hawke site. (Free Download)

    With my set up, if I zero at 13 yds the curve of the trajectory is the same point of impact at 25 yds. simples...:D
     
  10. JonnyA88

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    As promised thought I'd add some pics, since I'm going to do some fixing up i'll do some before, during and after photos.

    Jonny.
     

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    Hi mate, you've got a gun you can 'work-on' there my friend...as previously said - they do respond favourably to a bit of fetling. The trigger is probably the most common starting point on guns of this type, a quick & easy job which you should be able to do yourself, at a cost no more than about £23.
    What are you going to do about the woodwork??
     
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    Will Welsh Willy do a trigger for the X20?
     
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    I'm fairly sure that welsh willy at 'Woodfield guns' does do a replacement to fit the Stoeger.
     
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    Yeah,it seems his universal fit trigger is just that,with a bit of a fettle to the safety plate.:up:
     
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    Yip bhodge!, needs a little TLC, but nothing I can't handle, lol like the idea of doing the trigger, but I can wait a while, just got over Xmas with 2 kids, if the bailiffs don't come knocking I should be fine lol. £23 seems reasonable, just one question, who is Welsh Willy? Can he be googled lol.

    All I was planning for woodwork is a good strip back to bear wood, with a chemical stripper, then iron out the dents and then start with a diluted varnish as a base coat then 3/4 coats of varnish, lightly sanded in between coats, making sure to miss the cheering, I need some fine sanding paper then I can start, I'm a little OCD when it comes to things like this I need to know that I have everything ready before I start, it just seems simpler.

    Then going to just finely rub down the barrel and power plant to remove worn paint and lube up just to prevent any further weathering.

    Watch this space. :) lol.
     
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    I don't like the sound of that?? Does it knack the safety? I wouldn't like that it could get dangerous.
     
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    Great news, that's great, I wouldn't want to ruin my first rifle! Thanks for the information I'll do some searches now cheers
     
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    Pulling that trigger is like defusing a bomb...........
     
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    the modded trigger? Or the current one? Lol.

    Since I bought this second hand I'm not 100% on how to adjust the two stage trigger etc is there a resource to download manuals etc? Just won't be getting any upgrades for a while so may as well get the best out of what I've got lol.
     

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