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  • #1812
    xlr8nss
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    Well, no pics right now 😛 I will get some in the next few days, not that it really matters, they all look the same in stock form. 😀 I bought this gun because I wanted a cheap .177 to mess with and it will keep me occupied while I try to figure out what .22 I want. 😆

    I had read that the gun is on the light/cheap feeling side but, weight wise it feels decent to me. I’ll weigh it later this evening. The stock is of course plastic and somewhat cheap feeling but, since I knew this beforehand it was no big deal. I’d like to try my hand at making a wood stock for it later on.

    The stock fiber optic sights are very bright but, HUGE. The hood on the front sight is just barely big enough to see through with the sight taking most of it up. The Leapers 4*12 44mm scope I ordered is on backorder but, will be here early April so the stock sights won’t be a problem for too long.

    Just some comments about the gun in general so far. The bolt is a little sticky but, I bet it will wear in with use. The clip cycles smoothly and loads the same way. The trigger is quite a bit stiffer than my Talon SS but, breaks pretty smooth. The stock feels cheap but, is pretty comfortable to shoulder and keep steady offhanded.

    I only shot a few shots outta the window but, the gun is pretty quiet. I would say it’s a lot quieter than a stock .22 Talon SS(only other PCP I can compare to).

    All the parts necessary to convert this sucker over to HPA have been ordered. A 22ci regulated bottle is on the way from matteusz, just want to say he was a pleasure to deal with. The paintball to airsource adpater is also on the way from Bryan & Associates. I talked with Ron down there and he was also a pleasure to do business with. 🙂

    I’ll keep everyone updated.

    #36511
    blackops
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    Looking forward to some pics and more shooting reports! I REALLY like the looks of these guns especially with the 22ci tank on the front. Neat to hear how quiet it is too. I havn’t looked into these too much but I’m curious how accurate they are?

    Jim.

    #36516
    photo22
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    Welcome to the club. The 850 gets better with time and man it’s a blast to shoot. It looks like your headed in the right place with HPA, your going to love that. I did C02 first and then went to HPA…Man it’s like night an day, way better with air. The .177 maybe more accurate than the .22, but the .22 can put out good power. The trigger is not that good, but it’s not bad also and it will get better.

    #36595
    xlr8nss
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    I shot the first CO2 cartridge down just because I wanted to take the stock off and see what was in there. 😆 It took a LOT of shots to get that sucker emptied. I didn’t keep track but it was easily 15 clips.

    I just put an aluminum can out in the yard about 15 yds or so and shot with the open sights. The sights were not that close but I aimed at the same spot for all the shots and they just kept slamming into the same area. I think with a decent scope and a regulated air supply this thing is gonna be pretty accurate for the price. 😯

    If it can keep up with my RWS 48 springer at 55 yds I’ll be happy. When I can keep scopes on the 48 it will clip pencils in two at 55 yds every shot. 😀

    The gun really is quiet also, it sounds like an old crosman 760 pumpmaster I have. It’ll be interesting to see how the report changes on HPA.

    #36596
    xlr8nss
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    photo22 – What type of power are people seeing with .22 850’s on HPA? I want to fool around with this .177 first but, it’s such a neat little gun I’m thinking of getting one in .22 also.

    It’s great when you are not really worried about bumping the stock or scratching the bluing. 😀

    #36598
    photo22
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    quote XLR8NSS:

    photo22 – What type of power are people seeing with .22 850’s on HPA? I want to fool around with this .177 first but, it’s such a neat little gun I’m thinking of getting one in .22 also.

    It’s great when you are not really worried about bumping the stock or scratching the bluing. 😀

    Check out my post close to the bottom of the “other guns” section and you should get some good Info. on testing that I did. Mine will shoot over 17fpe with Beeman Trophy and it will do from 19 to 21fpe with Kodiak’s.

    #37087
    xlr8nss
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    Well, all the hpa stuff has showed up but I don’t have a female foster adapter for my Air Force pump. lol

    The gun has become a little bit front heavy with the hpa bottle so I think I’m gonna fill the butt of the stock with some weight and foam like that other gun on here. 🙂 Actually, I need to mount the scope when it comes in and see if that balances the weight some.

    I also bought an adjustable two prong spanner wrench so I could take the stock valve apart. I drilled the valve hole out just a little to 1/4″ and chamfered the inside of the exit port so the air could get out quicker. The transfer port looks like it has a pressed in cap where they drilled through the bottom of the receiver. In the future I might experiment by drilling the port out but, I want to see how it works before doing anything else. When I finally get a pump to put some air in it I’ll report back.

    I’ll get some pics up this weekend of the valve and gun. 🙂

    #37104
    photo22
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    WOW you have come a long ways take it slow and enjoy that gun. Did you do the spring mod.? also what tank/Reg. did you get?

    #37114
    xlr8nss
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    Where did you get your spring from? Does it make the bolt action much harder to work?

    I have a problem with modifying everything I own and this gun seems to be no different. lol It is a really fun platform to mess with so far. I want to go ahead and get the things done I want so I can just start shooting it.

    I bought one of the 22ci 3000psi tanks that matteusz has for sale in the classifieds. It has a 1200psi regulator attached and screws right in with the Bryan and Associates adapter. 🙂

    I have some other plans for this gun but, they will wait until I have more time to build a few custom items for it. 🙂

    Thanks man for the help

    #37124
    photo22
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    I got my spring from Rich from Mich. and my gun cocks just fine, not hard at all. check this site out for all the Info. you need.

    http://www.network54.com/Index/84463

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