My Condor Sniper – edit 12/24/07

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  • #1044
    riffraff
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    I cant take credit for the AR-15 grip or the morgan, other than remounting the buttpad the way I like.

    The rest is my work though. Bipod mount will change once the correct parts appear in the scrap bin, and the foregrip needs another coat of stain.

    I doubt it will change much after that until I buy a .25 barrel.

    Photobucket hosted video. They changed the format to shockwave after it was uploaded, quality is horrible but filesize is smaller. Faster for dialup users. Ambient camera noise is loud. This is short, and intended to show effectiveness.

    [video src="http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj312/Leadbest/?action=view&current=Condor01-1.flv" /]

    Loudest part of shot is the kodiak hitting the target board 35 yards out.

    Interesting note: At around 50 pellets after this video was shot, one of the rubber washers got pulled out of place. Disassembly was a lot easier than I anticipated, just drove the entire stack out of the tube. Reassembled with one slightly wider bushing using the same setscrew locations which tightened up the grip inside. 70 shots now since repair an all looks well.

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    I have mounted a new scope and grip on the Condor. The scope is a Leapers 4x16x56 on an Accushot 1pc hi-mount. I may put the tri-rail back on later, but the scope is already high enough for me. Also added a scope level.

    The grips are both from my TC/Contender. It amazed me how little work was needed to make them fit. Only a very small amount of wood needed removed from the grip, and a small slot cut in the foregrip. I have given them a coat of Ebony wood stain, and a coat of finishing wax. I like the very dark red color now. Excuse the bad images, the camera doesnt seem to like below freezing temperatures.


    Found out today this gun likes JSB exacts. I can only get groups like this for the first 10 shots, after that the valve is opening too far and going supersonic. I was shooting at PW-2, I need to lighten my 33gm striker to try and fix this. The 10th shot is the flyer in the bottom group.

    #29493
    bodhisdad
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    Are you the original owner? I have some old pics of that gun with a strut which runs from the bottom of the grip to the rear of the recoil pad, always liked that setup. If you want i can send you some pics?? let me know i have 2 or 3. I like the pin stripping, i thnk it used to be longer?? Coming together, is that a 2289 crosman pump arm??

    #29505
    riffraff
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    No I bought it from a fella in Maine. I removed the aluminum strut because it always got in my way on the bench. I was afraid I was going to lose the thumbscrews holding the 2 halves together.

    The forearm is one of the early TC/Contender forearms that I never ended up using. It was just getting old and needed a home. Only took a small bit of carving to get it to fit. I sanded the old finish off, but the piece is very resistant to taking a black stain.

    Maybe you are referring to this rifle, first pic in post? I thought for a time it was my gun too, but now Im not too sure. Mine came with the same light, grip and scope rail, but the aluminum is not black on mine.

    http://talonairgun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=810

    #29522
    dnc
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    Condors are meant to be .25. They are just better that way. 8)

    #29535
    bodhisdad
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    RR, thats the one. I always thought it was pretty cool, original.

    #29565
    rabbits
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    RiffRaff mate

    that,s a nice looking condore mate .can u do me a fav and get me a closer pic off the fore arm grip i would like to c the line,s off the grip please 😀

    #29600
    photo22
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    RiffRaff, the sniper is looking good 😀 . What scope are you running on it.

    #29611
    riffraff
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    quote photo22:

    RiffRaff, the sniper is looking good . What scope are you running on it.

    A leopold Vari-X II 4×12. Not a good choice for an airgun, but the best I have currently.

    quote rabbits:

    RiffRaff mate

    that,s a nice looking condore mate .can u do me a fav and get me a closer pic off the fore arm grip i would like to c the line,s off the grip please 😀

    Be happy to, heres a couple. Only had to move the rear screw forward 1/16″. This grip is over 20 years old, came on my first bull barrel for the TC.

    Underside. Forgive the quality, this camera isnt good for stills.

    #29639
    rabbits
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    cheers mate .i realy like the line,s it has and i,m sure if i could copy that with the cocobolo wood it would look very nice .might give it ago one day i have a chance 😀

    #29643
    half-dead
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    that thing is really tough lookin,like the forgrip also 😉

    #29645
    ambush-hunter
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    cool rig, indeed.

    #29666
    rob3dr
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    Sharp looking rig. I would have never guessed a TC forearm. I would have bet anything that was a modified 2289 forearm. Great looking stuff there.

    #34814
    ewoodie
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    Cool rig, but a bit of bling, bling , for a sniper.

    here my sniper, only trouble is the birds get so close to you, when you are also in full camo.

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    #34824
    bodhisdad
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    quote rob3dr:

    Sharp looking rig. I would have never guessed a TC forearm. I would have bet anything that was a modified 2289 forearm. Great looking stuff there.

    Same here, someone copied someone here. For all purposes its the same grip. Looks good though.

    #34854
    riffraff
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    quote Bodhisdad:

    quote rob3dr:

    Sharp looking rig. I would have never guessed a TC forearm. I would have bet anything that was a modified 2289 forearm. Great looking stuff there.

    Same here, someone copied someone here. For all purposes its the same grip. Looks good though.

    I guess that would depend on the year Crosman made the 2289, TC made this grip a long time ago. Ive owned it since 1981, and it was the old model then.

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