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Theoben Fenman calibre change

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tinbum, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Everyone who knows rammers knows they shoot best in .22 and with its diminutive 7" barrel, the Fenman is the proof. I've had several in "proper" calibres, but only owned a .177 Fenman once, and it was a properly nasty, jumpy, tooth-filling rattlingly horrid wee beastie to shoot! The trouble is that with such a short barrel, the less efficient pellets need even more ram pressure to make power, totally ruining the usually smooth firing cycle.

    At T20's springer bash this weekend I was offered a Theoben .177 anshutz barrel, and this one was a whopping 10 1/2" long!!:eek: I thought that with all that extra length, efficiency should improve meaning the ram will need less pressure adding. Possibly even producing a gun smooth enough for me to actually use.

    I fitted it this morning, a simple enough job that took around ten minutes. I thought I'd pop a few over the chrono first to check where I stand powerwise. The first thing I noticed was the dramatically reduced cocking effort! Those extra few inches make a real difference! (How often do I hear that?)

    In .22 guise it had been putting superdomes out at 581fps which is 11.0fpe dead. The pellets to hand were AA Express which weigh in at 7.9grn. A ten shot string gave 792, 792, 791, 793, 785, 792, 791, 792, 790. That showed that 10% of AA Express must have issues!:D And guess what?! That's exactly 11.0fpe!

    I haven't had a chance to check the accuracy, but this could be a winner for my self contained target gun of choice!
     
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    Hi Tinbum,
    My Taunus is in .177 (the only one I own) and its a dream to shoot, just as smooth as my Evo in .22 but without all the issues!!
    ATB
    Stu.
     
  3. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I have a feeling this is a Taunus barrel, I had a go with Timaaaah's last year and loved it. Does this sound the right length compared to yours?
     
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    Aup tinbum

    its not a Taunus barrel it came off an olympus which I bought
    as a project
    cheers Ray
     
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    Hey Tinbum, does this mean there might be a surplus Theoben kicking about in the future? :D

    Oh; I are a cheeky sod and I knows it. There's a rather luverly .22 Fenman on this very forum I've messaged the member about, but face to face for me from here to Sussex might prove difficult. Think it'll be another one I have to see go by, unfortunately.

    Glad you've found one in the wee calibre that isn't going to bruise your shoulder and chip your teeth! Think if you've got one pumping out slugs in .177 so smoothly, it'd be wise hanging on to it. Gawd only knows I'm finding it hard enough to get my mitts on one in the first place!

    All the best with it mate, hope you enjoy it.

    Edit: Think I misread that, and you've switched out your barrels. Hope it works for you dude, always living in hope 'an all that... :)
     
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  6. Tinbum

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    Y'alright Ray. I wish I'd swapped them out at the bash now, I could have done some decent testing with it. I'm gonna try and get some gun time up the farm tomorrow if I can get my orders sorted early.
     
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    Yes mate sound.you got home alright then after the bash(didn't see you go). The tx shoots nice now
    i'll give it a good workout on Sunday at the club.
    i found that barrel likes a diet of aa express when I tried it.
    one of the lads at the bash said my 77 sounded like it wanted a bit of grease on the spring I'm not surprised my lad couldn't keep his hands off it. There's going to be another bash around September time so Mick said so might see you again soon
     
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  8. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    If there is, bring that 77. I wants it!!:D
     
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    from my cold dead hands springs to mind
     

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