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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #31
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I've settled on a Benjamin Nitro Piston in .22 cal and if you want to talk about heavy, this thing is surely the winner- I'm sure there are lighter elephant guns. Anyway, something I couldn't appreciate in the store is the impossible trigger pull, which is as ridiculously long as the gun is heavy. I could adapt to it, but not safely, and I've read hints it may be possible to buy a better trigger assembly. If anyone has info on how to do that, please post!

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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #32
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Nice looking rifles and looks really solid. What kind of stock did you get on yours?
Sorry to hear the pull is an issue. I can adjust my trigger pull on my Webley, but itís quite a heavy hand gun.
Iíve started training my son on how to shoot with it, heís 14 and can barely cock the barrel. Even I find my wrist getting soar after shooting for an hour.

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Nice looking rifles and looks really solid. What kind of stock did you get on yours?
Sorry to hear the pull is an issue. I can adjust my trigger pull on my Webley, but it’s quite a heavy hand gun.
I’ve started training my son on how to shoot with it, he’s 14 and can barely cock the barrel. Even I find my wrist getting soar after shooting for an hour.
The trigger on mine is allegedly adjustable via a screw in the trigger assembly, but that is a lie of sorts. You can turn it back and forth forever and nothing else happens.

Wooden stock with the thumb hole, not as futuristic as seems to be this year's issue. Way more scope than is needed, but better to have too much than not enough. Pretty accurate and not nearly broken in yet. Weight is an issue for off-hand shooting. I do like the nitro piston system over the spring piston I had as a kid- you can keep it cocked with no short or long term loss of power.

EDIT: Supposedly works very well in the cold too.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #34
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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #35
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For years (while gainfully employed) I couldn't post photos, and although I've technically been able for a couple of months now, I have yet to master how to do it. Photobucket or something? Anyway, this is a relatively common production air rifle, you can google image it.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #36
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Maybe a different thread but can anyone talk about the proper care and feeding of these rifles?

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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #37
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Maybe a different thread but can anyone talk about the proper care and feeding of these rifles?
care is (almost) ZERO for spring, PCP, or C02. http://air_guns.tripod.com/air_gun_maintenance.htm

feeding is much like .22LR = find/research what pellet shoots best.

I tend to go with Crosman (heavy) Premiers in my CO2 and RWS/Diana 45 (Spring) .22. For 177, various match pellets (including Merlin Match pellets from CMP) are fine.

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I have noticed the gold plated Gamo pellets really up the fps. No chrono here, but they claim up to 200 fps improvement, and I can hear and see the difference. I think it puts me up near 900 fps at the muzzle.

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Maybe a different thread but can anyone talk about the proper care and feeding of these rifles?
It's a good idea to use special oil on the high power versions ('Pelgun oil'), because otherwise a tiny amount of regular gun oil will burn in an explosive manner with each shot, making the rifle noisy and the muzzle velocity unpredictable. Unless of course you want the power boost.

Also, I've had some pellets from the old days go bad on me due to oxydization of the lead- they expand slightly and become rough in texture, seriously affecting accuracy (this can of course also happen with .22LR, or so I read in my research). Probably explains the gold plated versions mentioned above. Which by the way is crazy. Apparently there are gun nuts and then there are airgun nuts.

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