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#1 borntohunt

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 04:45 PM

hi all

am thinking of adding a gas ram to my bsa lightning, but am unsure about the effects this will have ?? any help appreciated

thanks

#2 mad al

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:02 PM

A really good conversion and recommended by all I know who have done it, there may some info on kits etc on the Theoben web site...........Al :thumbs-up:

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:57 PM

my lad has one in his bsa supersport its excellent

#4 countryman

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 08:45 PM

Will this conversion fit the XL Lightining?
Just bought myself a Tactcal XL for christmas, and i love it :yes:
What are the main advantages of the gas ram then?(this is my first air rifle.
Another question actually lads, are the BSA Supertens as good as they look, i want one!
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Heres my Tactical XL.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:01 PM

advantages are you can leave the gun cocked when hunting no spring to nack up
also the power does nt varie mate every shots the same :victory:

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:13 PM

not stricktly true...its still running a piston inside, so you will still get velocity variations, no airgun ever made will run at the same velocity, shot to shot. Downside to the gas ram is a different recoil, personally i dont like it [ i briefly owned a fenman] and they are reknowned for snapping reticle,s in scopes. However, the supersport conversion, is the one that most everyone seems to be happy with, maybe it just suits the gun well.Also, the weirauch 90 with the gas ram, is a real sweet gun to shoot, so they obviously suit some guns more than others.

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:48 AM

I had one in my bsa lightning, good conversion mate, go for it :)

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:36 PM

You'll either love the way it shoots or hate the way it shoots, with the conversion. Personally I'm not a fan.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:43 PM

Well, I bought a second hand HW90K yesterday (Theoben Gas Ram) and WOW!, very impressed!, shot a basic springer alongside it today (a rifle I love) and it seemed almost tinny.
So for me, gas ram is a definite YES...........Al :thumbs-up:

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:06 PM

I also have a bsa lightening and also have been thinking about converting my gun,any idea how much this would cost, and is it possible to get a multyshot thingy fitted so you can shoot of a few without reloading ...thanks :victory:

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:22 PM

iv'e got a 90k myself and am very happy with it a bit on the heavy side but you soo get used to it
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i have had the barrel cut shorter and threaded to take a logun silencer it's very guiet now
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 07:25 PM

iv'e got a 90k myself and am very happy with it a bit on the heavy side but you soo get used to it
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e134/h...


i have had the barrel cut shorter and threaded to take a logun silencer it's very guiet now
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e134/h...


http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



Looks a good job............Al :thumbs-up:

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 09:13 PM

im very pleased with it al it cost £45 to do the barrel i had the silencer on a stingray first but it made the barrel way to long and looked stupid so i sold the stingray and bought a 90 k

#14 targa

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 10:08 PM

No problems with gas ram's in a hot summer?

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 08:17 PM

I also have a bsa lightening and also have been thinking about converting my gun,any idea how much this would cost, and is it possible to get a multyshot thingy fitted so you can shoot of a few without reloading ...thanks http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...




IVE ALSO GOT BSA LGHTING COST ME £57.85 FROM BLACKPOOL AIR RIFLES :clapper: GOOD SHOP :)
but dont reckon you can get multi shot
heres a link to it

http://www.airgunbuy...s...en Gas Rams