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#1 NewBarnFerrets

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:16 pm

Just seen a Titan FAC PCP for sale & I have a slot on my licence...so the question is are they any good? Or should I stay clear!
Never owned a PCP before so comments welcome. :thumbs:

#2 Sweeney-Todd

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:33 pm

Hi NBF.


Titan Rifles was run by John Bowkett and John Cooper, they changed it to Falcon when John Bowkett left the company.

So they come from a good stable.

Never held or shot one myself though.


ATB.



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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:47 pm

I'm sure a friend of mine owns a Titan 'Manitou' or something along those lines.

Jeez was it loud without the Hogan Decimeater :yes:
He then got a Spitzer pellet mould and cast his own lead "Air Bullets" for want of a better word.

Deadly Accurate it is. Dont think its a FAC job though, but according to his crono, it sure was very close!

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:17 am

Cheers lads.
Bought a Falcon fn19 on a FAC & well pleased. :thumbs:
The only down side is that it's not that quiet, so I plan to fit a better moderator...any suggestions on make that would best suit gun?

I also notice that some people recommend fitted de-twangers. What do you think?
When fitted will it completely stop that annoying "Twang" or just reduce the noise?
Where can I get a de-twanger from?
Cheers

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:23 am

masmiffy has a titan manitou and is silent as any other pcp out there , it kills what it hits and he is out everyday with it.

his is only a single shot but doesnt slow him down even at night.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:24 am

De-twanger for a PCP?
Thought they were for springers :icon_redface:

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:26 am

lol well i hope it is otherwise i want to know why he fills it up with my bottle at the moment :laugh:

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:05 pm

Cheers lads.
Bought a Falcon fn19 on a FAC & well pleased. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
The only down side is that it's not that quiet, so I plan to fit a better moderator...any suggestions on make that would best suit gun?

I also notice that some people recommend fitted de-twangers. What do you think?
When fitted will it completely stop that annoying "Twang" or just reduce the noise?
Where can I get a de-twanger from?
Cheers


Titan Manitou = Falcon FN19 there is hardly any difference.
Tha Manitou was the forunner of the FN19.
I have had my Titan for over 10 years and wouldnt swap it.
As Chimp has said its a single shot .22 but its done me proud over the years I have had it and accounted for lots of 'game'
On the chrony with Air Arms field it gives out 11.8 ft/lb
FAC versions have to be factory altered as there is very little adjustment on power.
On 'max' I recon you can get about 14 ft/lb.
To take to FAC the action has to be altered and this is not reversible!
I have a Parker Hale moderator on it and 'down shot' it its as quiet as any other PCP
You do get a bit of 'hammer noise' but I recon if I could afford to send it to John Bowkett and get a blueprint job on it he could cure allsorts!!!
Mental note save up!!
I may well do a refinish on the stock soon to get rid of the factory shine but as I say I recon its a cracking rifle.

Edited by masmiffy, 22 August 2010 - 06:55 am.


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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:00 pm

Hi guys,Sorry for any confusion. When I asked about the "detwanger" I was refering to the anti-resonance damper that stops the air resonating in the air receiver when the gun is fired.

& yes before I googled a solution to my Falcon "twang" I also thought a detwanger for a pcp was odd!
See below..........just to prove it's not me making this up!

http://falconowners...._t__t_3719.html

Edited by NewBarnFerrets, 22 August 2010 - 06:28 pm.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:04 am

Learn something new everyday and that NBF was it for today :yes:

SPA for teaching me about detwangers on a PCP :thumbs:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 08:30 pm

Out of interest.......I've now sourced a detwanger from Elmor Fudd off this site.
He makes detwanger's & comes highly recommended from the falcon owners forum.

So if you have a Falcon rifle that has an annoying twang when you fire it & it's not the noise of the hammer but air resonating in the air receiver you know who to contact! :thumbs:

They are £12 including Recorded P&P

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:08 pm

i put one in my first pcp an fn12 and it worked a treat :thumbs:

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:53 pm

Hello Matey,

I have an FN19 FAC lighthunter, I fitted a de-twanger from John Cooper and a Weirhauch Silencer, it is deadly accurate and very quiet.

You have to set the de-twanger with the hole facing towards the charging port and push as far down the air chamber as possible, I used a snooker cue with tip, saved damaging de-twanger. They do work on the FN19's.

Well worth it.

John...

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 09:55 pm

hi ive ownd quite a few titans and they have all worked fine never any trouble totally reliable cosistent and very accurate even though they are a few years old now the could easily match most of todays pcp for power and accuracy very nice pieces of kit atb jim

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:21 am

Out of interest.......I've now sourced a detwanger from Elmor Fudd off this site.
He makes detwanger's & comes highly recommended from the falcon owners forum.

So if you have a Falcon rifle that has an annoying twang when you fire it & it's not the noise of the hammer but air resonating in the air receiver you know who to contact! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

They are £12 including Recorded P&P


Spot on mate will be getting one as soon as I have some spare cash!! :notworthy:


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