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*Twang*

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    My Longbow is making an aweful twang when fired - and I'm not sure how to fix this problem.

    I've removed the action from the stock, and applied some gun grease to a few of the parts on the under side of the action.

    But the twang is still there! (This rifle is new not second hand) - a £240 rifle should not be doing this.

    Has anyone got ideas on what this might be?

    Would be appreciated a lot.

    James.
     
  2. Andy

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    The twang is usually caused by a poor fitting guide, the guide should fit snug inside the spring.
    If there is the slightest gap between guide and spring then what you here is the spring twanging against the guide.
    This is why many users get custom made parts as they seem to be made with more precision.
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    Will it harm the rifle to continue using it with this poor spring guide?
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    No, just gets anoying, my pro elite did this so i did a temp repair with heat shrink tubing over the guide. :up:
     
  5. EX Mod Cog

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    This is really annoying ...

    Is fitting a new spring guide a big job? As I'm not experienced with the workings of air guns then I'll probably have to take it somewhere to get looked at.

    All I want to do it shoot :(
     
  6. Mick Dundee

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    Spring guides

    See if John Knibbs doe a Titan spring guide for your gun. I've just fitted one to my 80 and it improved it no end. Don't know how yours comes apart though. Probably easy enough. Be careful.
     
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    Maybe a bit more research should have been done before parting with the hard earned money.
    It's well documented on the internet about longbows twang and fit of internals.
    It is also VERY well documented on the internet that for another £40 you could have had a TXHC with tuned factory internals.
    Probably the best value for money springer there is.
    Now you are probably going to end up spending more on this longbow.
    :D :up:
     
  8. EX Mod Cog

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    I did my research - tonnes of it - and the Longbow is a really good rifle, I shall just aqquire a V - Mach tuning kit for it.

    Took it to Thomas Turner's Gunmakers in Reading today to get a second opinion, aparently it's not a major problem.
     
  9. Murphy

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    You will be amazed at the difference. :up:
     
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    tx 200 nearest to a tuned springer straight out of the box;)
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

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    Yes but unfortunately it's too late for that now ...

    So yeah - will get a tuning kit as soon as I can sell my Xbox 360 - (as NEW, never opened - comes with game - £250 [YOU SAVE £75]) lol

    James.
     

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