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by tonyc
Mon May 20, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: Shooting range and rabbits
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Shooting range and rabbits

I'm thinking there is probably a risk, but an extremely low one. The lead has to be either eaten directly or ingested after chemical reaction puts the lead in solution that cane be absorbed by plants. To put it in perspective, for many decades the UK population was exposed to lead in water supplies ...
by tonyc
Wed May 01, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Photography section
Topic: WTF is that??????
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: WTF is that??????

Hornets are more orange than a wasp as your pics show. Not to be confused with a recent invader, an Asian wasp (can't remember the proper name). This is similar in size to a hornet with black thorax and yellow & black abdomen like a wasp, only the black triangular marks appear on the upper segments ...
by tonyc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Photography section
Topic: WTF is that??????
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: WTF is that??????

A queen hornet, and not a particularly big one. Sound like they're powered by a Merlin engine!
Apparently their sting is not as bad as a wasp's but I've never risked it... always given them a wide berth!
by tonyc
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Spring guns and tuning
Topic: Newbie advice please which TC for me...
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Newbie advice please which TC for me...

I have both TX200 Mk3 and TX200HC in .177. Also I've compared with TX200 Mk2 in .177. The Mk3 is quieter than the HC (and Mk2) but not much. Both are quieter than my HW97k with drop-in kit. The feel and hold sensitivity is different. The full-length versions are muzzle heavy compared to the HC and l...
by tonyc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: Important General License changes
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Important General License changes

A note for anyone with an urgent requirement (or needing a shooting contingency should other pest controls prove inadequate) before the re-instatement of General Licences (scheduled over 3 weeks commencing 29th April): You can continue shooting once you have applied and received confirmation of your...
by tonyc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: New regulated Arms S510 XS FAC Carbines?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: New regulated Arms S510 XS FAC Carbines?

I can't help you directly but suggest you might try some US forums as AA will be selling more in the US than UK. I've seen just two threads (one in AAOC) from people claiming to have an issue with their reg and only one provided data. It did seem that reg wasn't working correctly. The problem with s...
by tonyc
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: Juat got a tx...
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Juat got a tx...

Mk3 or HC? Sorting out that trigger should be no problem. I feel the standard blade is a little too narrow but the CD unit is superb. I fitted a Rowan adjustable on my Mk3, adjusted it and now is as crisp and light as any of my PCPs. My HC has a wider blade and I've set it a little heavier for hunti...
by tonyc
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Transfer Port Screw Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 514

Re: Transfer Port Screw Adjustment

The length of screw is going to depend on the setting of the firing valve on each individual gun so it's probably best to measure the position of the screw when the power is as you want it. Two suggestions to lock the screw: 1. Use Loctite purple (weakest type) 2. Measure depth of hole to top of exi...
by tonyc
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Spring guns and tuning
Topic: Prosport shroud
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Prosport shroud

Well its safe to say that jsb 8.4's are not equivalent nor accurate as the AA's 8.4's. I know that they're not the same as some people believe and I already know. Maybe just a loose batch or what have you but they aren't for me and mine. But on another note the jsb 7.87's are performing quite well ...
by tonyc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: New Air Arms S510 XS Carbine
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: New Air Arms S510 XS Carbine

You are almost there! Yes, the reg controls pressure and the power adjuster controls flow. The reg also has the effect of regulating flow at a given power adjustment screw setting. Increasing the pressure acting on the firing valve causes it to close more quickly so less air is released to the trans...