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  1. No, surface area, the .20 has a larger head, delivering a better transference of shock of impact, rather than penetration. I am becoming a .20 convert you know, it is a rather good calibre for air rifles. Possibly the best....
  2. Let me throw a curve ball in, go 0.20! Weight, speed, good trajectory, all there.
  3. For the price of a Hills pump and addition dry packs, you could get your own high pressure compressor. A SuperTen needs a high pressure fill (220 bar), this can be a long slog on a stirrup pump...
  4. Stuck at home you may be tempted to pull the pcp out and indulge in some back yard plinking. Some may be lucky enough to live on their permissions. Either way those of use with pre-charged-pneumatic rifles need a source of air that isn't going to run out. You have two choices. High pressure stirrup pump or charging your own cylinder with a high pressure air compressor. There are a variety of these around but I went for a New Warrior off of Amazon at £210 delivered. The seller claimed to have UK stock and it was delivered in under a week. The beast is ship
  5. It started when my wife bought an accursed 280 carbine with the T06 trigger, that would never fire right. No matter what you did, it fired when you looked at it, the trigger was so light it was a hair trigger. Gun shop could not set it up, so she got a refund. Bought herself a secondhand one a few years later, exactly the same problem again, once again could not get it anything like right, so sold it on and made buyer aware. When we were picking up my Phoenix mk 2, I was made aware of another gun the seller had. An Original 45 (as in the gun marque was Original, model 45), but this w
  6. 3 in our collection classify as vintage now. 1) An LG527, oh yes, a twin spring demon in .22... Then we have the slightly younger Original 45, an 80s child (1981) in .20 Finally, who doesn't want to be John Wayne? Well live those dreams Cowboy, buy a Phoenix Mk 2, this is a carbine in .177 with Parker Hale (lack of) silencer, now she has a decimeater...
  7. The saving comes from 1) not having my gauge on my bottle constantly knackered by the person filling it, 2) not having to travel 80 miles to get it filled (there and back twice), 3) having to time my air needs to when they are filling 4) actually getting a full fill.
  8. Mine is the New Warrior from Amazon. Paid £210 for it. Additional filter £25. Plus a decanting coupling.
  9. Tried topping up from 240 to 300 bar. Took about 20 minutes. I have a 300 bar 12 litre bottle. The system has 2 filters on it after it leaves the compressor. One has a molecular sieve in it, that came from Amazon for £25, the other is the filter that same with the machine and has a cotton fibre plug filter (also known as tampon type). No oil or water made it to the second filter. After the bottle cooled it has 290 bar in it.
  10. Gone self sufficient with the air too...
  11. Had to sell the SuperTen. Money got very tight. But got something better to replace it. Who doesn't love a Winchester action? And I am committing heresy against myself. I now own A Diana!!! Made when I was 12 years old.... An Original 45, made in 1981, but not in the usual calibre you would suspect. Not .177 or .22 but the one in the middle, I have a twenty cal...
  12. Full 232 to 100 bar shot string done, shot count 95, start at 11.29 ft lb, finish at 10.5 ft lb, peak 11.45 ft lb, Daystate heavies, 4.52mm. Not bad, not bad at all!
  13. BSA SuperTens are brilliant in FAC, I know, my first one was one (but sold as a 12 ft lb)....
  14. Not so keen on her at the moment "Go and hammer a stake in for the pellet trap, it's raining so the ground will be softer!"
  15. I will do that if the groups at 30m are too large. But otherwise, will leave well alone (I believe in if it aint broke don't fix it!).
  16. I think it might have been tinkered with, the release does not seem as far back as on the Phox or Coyote...
  17. Filled to 232 bar, started firing, 11.19 ft lb, rose to 11.39 ft lb, stopped firing at 10.5 ft lb, number of shots 95! Not bad from an unregulated rifle.
  18. Unfortunately they cleaned the island and killed the anthrax off, you could always make him a forest warden in The Red Forest, in a tent.... "Starting in 1986 a determined effort was made to decontaminate the island: 280 tonnes of formaldehyde solution diluted in sea water was sprayed over all 196 hectares of the island and the worst-contaminated topsoil around the dispersal site was removed. A flock of sheep was then placed on the island and remained healthy. On 24 April 1990, after 48 years of quarantine and four years after the solution was applied, junior defence minister
  19. We just bought a Phox "lite" ie a Phox without all the pump and stuff, called a GX40, new, in the box, full powered made in Britain PCP for £287.99. BSA made gun, BSA barrel, BSA magazine, available in .177 or .22. So if you have a scope and mounts already, you are not duplicating up on anything. Hard enough to find a decent break barrel at this money, let alone a PCP, let alone a multishot PCP!
  20. Basically it is a Gamo Phox without the silencer, scope, pump and bag! Stuck a Deben Whisper High Performance on it and the noise emitted was similar if not quieter than my Daystate X2... St
  21. Gamo GX40! £288 buys you this... We put a spare scope on it and got this... But £120 should see you with a scope and a gun, depending where you shop...
  22. Got a Deben Whisper High Performance mod on the end of it. I kid thee all not, this is as quiet as a Daystate X2, power is 11 ft lb with JSB Exact Heavies in 4.52mm. Anybody after a cheap PCP, buy British, Buy Gamo!
  23. What a couple of weeks this has been. Got a little break barrel, the wife decides it is hers. Then when we are getting it fixed (low pressure in sealed unit ram), she decides that really an afternoon with a break barrel will make life unbearable (got a bad skin complaint and it will inflame and crack the skin under the arms). A PCP is of course the answer and one of my old ones is still sitting in a gun shop, unscoped, for £300! She does not want to pay that. Especially for a secondhand gun. She wants new. So she says "I want to go to Pellpax!" Struck me as a bit strange then she sends me
  24. You utter swine, I never got an invite....
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