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by rob2hook
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Transfer Port Screw Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Transfer Port Screw Adjustment

I wonder if the adjustment screw has a greater affect on the 10m variants? I was under the impression that on a 12fpe model the screw had a fairly minimal affect, though possibly enough to get you into trouble... Certainly the FAC models use a heavier striker and more powerful striker spring to get ...
by rob2hook
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Stainless screws
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Stainless screws

I'd have said average quality rather than poor quality. Certainly sufficient to the task as viewed from AA's perspective - after all with AT fitted they don't mean you to touch any of them anyway! I can't see any problems arising from dissimilar metals should you choose to use stainless, assuming yo...
by rob2hook
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: S410 firing pot.
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: S410 firing pot.

Just a few more thoughts on the subject. The extended length of the non-standard firing valve will principally affect the stroke of the striker (hammer). This is principally used as an alternative to making a striker with an extended nose when balancing a (usually) lighter striker and reduced rate s...
by rob2hook
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: S400 bolt
Replies: 0
Views: 543

S400 bolt

Just thought I'd post here as the other day someone at the range commented on just how slick the bolt is on my S400. When I got the rifle, the bolt was a bit graunchy, previous owner sensibly took the attitude if it ain't broke... Anyway, after a bit of fiddling which went as far as polishing the st...
by rob2hook
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: Bell Target Shooting
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Bell Target Shooting

Yes, I think the S200 claims 120 shots from the low power target version. Our local club is about to try out some bell target as a new discipline, but few people have suitable rifles. I also wonder whether the S200 is the most suitable budget option. Can't help feeling that a cheap, break barrel typ...
by rob2hook
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Shroud
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: Shroud

I was reflecting on the question and remembered a Youtube video about silencers/moderators and their effects on performance. At the outset, the guy went into the various things people attach to the muzzle and these include air strippers and moderators. He gave an example of the Hugget range of mods ...
by rob2hook
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Interchangeable parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Interchangeable parts?

Thank you so much for the offer, although I don't have any immediate need. I guess I'm a bit of a daydreamer and often think "I wonder whether that would fit...?" Quite often any differences are not obvious from the scant detail of an item description, but if it were shown as mating with a common pa...
by rob2hook
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Interchangeable parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Interchangeable parts?

I guess that's a no, then? I'm pretty sure that all the parts are available from BGAL, but the manuals on the website are all for current production models - quite understandably so. My own gun is a S400 pre-AT, so I am relying on the parts list in my own User Manual. In fact, there are minor discre...
by rob2hook
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Interchangeable parts?
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Interchangeable parts?

I wonder if there is a resource which would allow me to identify whether parts from the 400/500 range are interchangeable? At present this is just an academic interest, but if AA or an RFD ever get hold of my rifle, they are likely to condemn the cylinder, purely due to its age - could a longer cyli...
by rob2hook
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General airgun chat
Topic: Single shot
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Single shot

It may not be relevant, but the Rowan magazine includes a shim that is meant to be glued into the loading channel so that it is level with the bottom of the breech. This is to ensure the pellet is aligned when the bolt is pushed forward. I've read somewhere that a couple of people said it also impro...