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by deadeyedick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: FAC rated air rifle.
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: FAC rated air rifle.

I have asked the farmer if it is OK to use an FAC PCP or .22 LR Rimfire. He has said yes. :D
by deadeyedick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: FAC rated air rifle.
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: FAC rated air rifle.

I have permission on what must be close to about 100 acres of open farmland to use my PCP's, but since it is so open getting close to rabbits etc is very difficult, therefore I seldom shoot the PCP's on it, apart from along the hedge rows. A rimfire in this open land would be better suited. I was go...
by deadeyedick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: FAC rated air rifle.
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: FAC rated air rifle.

Thanks for all the replies. Strangely enough my local FEO has suggested a rimfire in .22. In most of my permissions most of my vermin is perched in or climbing up trees. These pests are be better suited to the sub 12 ft PCP's I already have. The piece of land where I could use the rimfire is quite s...
by deadeyedick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Upgrade of sub 12 ft lbs S510 to FAC
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Upgrade of sub 12 ft lbs S510 to FAC

I am thinking of applying for an FAC. Rather than buy a new rifle I would like to upgrade my current S510 in .22. I would not want the power adjustable as the FAC rated ones comes from the factory. A fixed output would be just fine. Could this gun be upgraded to FAC by an RFD gunsmith.
by deadeyedick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: FAC rated air rifle.
Replies: 9
Views: 460

FAC rated air rifle.

Thinking of applying for an FAC. Am I right in thinking that the trajectory of a .22 FAC rated air rifle is more flatter, being similar to a .177 sub 12 ft lbs rifle. I understand at the same distance a .22 would hit harder, but is there really an other benefit to getting one. Is there anything I ne...
by deadeyedick
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.
Replies: 37
Views: 2551

Re: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.

I wonder if they have changed the indexing pawl due to the related problem of the drum jamming when a pellet gets stuck. The user tries too hard to complete the cocking of the gun by pushing the side lever forward too hard. This could damage the indexing pawl, by getting bent against the stuck non m...
by deadeyedick
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.
Replies: 37
Views: 2551

Re: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.

During my communications with AA I suggested the two O ring fix. They said that they had tried it and found it not to be a satisfactory fix. Why I have no idea. I also suggested the O ring being placed in the centre of the drum and recessed deeper.
by deadeyedick
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.
Replies: 37
Views: 2551

Re: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.

I have tried both 5.51 and 5.52 AA Diablo Fields. They both are very loose inside the magazine. I still think though that a rifle of these prices should not have to be loaded with the muzzle either in the horizontal or angle downwards. This problem has been known to AA for a very long time. When sho...
by deadeyedick
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.
Replies: 37
Views: 2551

Re: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.

I do not know why some get the problem I raised and others don't. Perhaps the drums are manufactured on different machines and as such perhaps one machine has a different tolerance than another. Perhaps one CNC machine is producing these drums which produces a slight "interference" fit with the pell...
by deadeyedick
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.
Replies: 37
Views: 2551

Re: Air Arms Magazine Pellet Loading problem.

Thanks for your reply and suggestion. It is not a user problem it is a design failure to take into account that the rifle maybe used and loaded with the muzzle inclined upwards. As I mentioned before AA have acknowledged the problem I raised with them, so hopefully they will come up with magazine mo...