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Offline 21grains

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Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:38:37 PM »
http://hardairmagazine.com/reviews/umarex-gauntlet-pcp-test-review-22-caliber/

Less than $300/222GBP What a Deal for a  Regulated PCP.....Franky


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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 02:44:10 PM »
http://hardairmagazine.com/reviews/umarex-gauntlet-pcp-test-review-22-caliber/

Less than $300/222GBP What a Deal for a  Regulated PCP.....Franky
It does look great value , not seen any in gun shops in UK yet though .

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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 06:33:01 PM »
Reading some of the comments about this rifle it seems they won,t be sold in the UK. Basically, it,s a QB79 fitted with a regged bottle , a tall breech block and a better stock. Lots of people have been making similar rifles for a long time, including myself.
here,s mine

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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 07:43:41 PM »
It looks like it'd make an ideal 'throw in the boot' gun for a gamekeeper or farmer , 20ftlb regd 22 could be spot on.

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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 07:28:48 AM »
.........your gun Mel , a little jewel.

Seconded.

Mel, referring to that pic; am I correct in thinking that the regulator is sitting between the bottle and the port where it would normally attach? Is that how regulators work on bottle guns? I'd assumed that regulators have to sit inside the cylinder (or bottle) but thinking about it now I don't see why that would have to be the case.

So, in theory, any bottle gun can be regulated if the regulator is of the correct size to physically fit in position and has the correct connections, yes?
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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 04:09:55 PM »
Yep,you,re right. On these bottles they are quite small and sits between the fill port and the gun. It,s a cheap way of getting a regged rifle. Most regs will cost over 70 whereas this bottle with the reg cost only 39. And as Seagate says, this rifle is my " chuck in the boot " squirrel gun. It only cost 100 all in.

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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:16:03 AM »
So I could add a regulator to my Bantam if I can find one that fits the space?

How easy is it to find regulators?
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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 10:56:26 AM »
The Bantam is a relatively new rifle so I doubt anyone is making regs to fit that model. The regs in the new Compatto field target are made by Huma in the Netherlands so perhaps they will start making them for the Bantam. Who knows ? Trouble is, there,s more to fitting a reg than you,d think. It,s a matter of balancing the valve spring, hammer stroke and weight and transfer port size.

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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
.......... there,s more to fitting a reg than you,d think. It,s a matter of balancing the valve spring, hammer stroke and weight and transfer port size.

Ah! That sounds a bit trickier than my first thought (I thought you'd just unscrew the bottle and then screw it all back together with the reg in the middle  ::) !).
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Re: Umarex Gauntlet PCP Test-Revue .22
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 06:51:37 PM »
 What's the optimum fill pressure and how many shots does the Bantam produce.

 
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