I was wondering guys when I pluck the badly torn o-ring out of the breech, do I need to put a thin film of silicon grease on the new one, or moly before putting it in. Thanks for the help
I put just the very very tiniest ammount of moly (you can barely see it!) on the BACK of the seal so that it would smoothly go into place and be a bit easier to remove. That was it.
Takes all of 2 seconds.
How is the gun performing?
Accuracy at 30/40/50 yards?
The gun is going great. Im getting about one inch at 50 yds sometimes .5 inch but its me not the gun. These things take some practice. Shes now launching the Jsb exacts .22 at 800 or so fps. The first ohh say 400-500 shots were more like 850 or so average. Now after like 750-800 shots through it the average is about 800 fps over ohh say 10 shot string. Is it normal for a crow mag to reduce power once worn in a bit? Also the gun seems slightly easier to cock. Maybe there was some oil or something in their raising the velocity up initially? Trigger seems pretty good, however the only way I seem to be able to remove the second stage creep is to have a longer frist stage. Furthermore is it normal once the cocking stroke is completed to hear a very quiet creeking noise of what sounds like air every so often? Also with gas rammers it doesent matter if you fire them quickly on a long shot string say over the chrono without giving the gun much rest time? My velocity went up a tad over a long shot string perhaps due to more heat in the system with very little time between shots? Thanks for educating about what these guns normal behavior should be.
An inch at 50 yards is way better than most can achive - 1/2 an inch is superb.
My own Eliminator dropped from 860 to about 815. Then again I know of a .20 that gained about 30 fps.
800 fps with a 16 grain pellet will see anything smaller than a jack rabbit into the game bag with a good headshot - so I think you are fine.
Yes - gas rams do make some compression sounds and the last sounds you hear are of the mechanism setting into the trigger. I would not have thought that it should be described as a groan though!
I expect that after 10 tons of pellets the rifle will be at its best (and you should have some bicep improvement along the way too!).
I cannot comment on the trigger as I actually LIKE a longish first stage and then a short 2 to 2 1/2 lb second - but then that's just me (I find the long first stage take up helps me in my 'routine' of taking the shot).
What's the wood/finish like on yours. One of my dissapointments was the rather plain piece of wood that came on my rifle.
They are built like a tank though and will happily shoot for years.
Russ, My email is firstname.lastname@example.org email me your number I would like to chat with somone with the same gun and share experiences. The wood grain on mine seems pretty OK but I really dont have anything to compare it to. Ill send you some pictures of it.