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Offline 21grains

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Relum Tornado & Super Tornado Part's breakdown Print
« on: October 14, 2015, 06:07:31 PM »
http://www.proteksupplies.co.uk/relum-tornado-super-tornado.html

I had .177, no power but Hit whatever You aimed at. First Springer I saw with 2 main Springs one inside the other.....Why double Spring's with very little Power???....Franky

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Re: Relum Tornado & Super Tornado Part's breakdown Print
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 09:03:05 AM »
Why double Spring's with very little Power???

I think from a combination of an overly large transfer port (diameter and length) dimensions, plus an inefficient piston seal................and the crappy springs of course!

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Re: Relum Tornado & Super Tornado Part's breakdown Print
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 03:31:13 PM »
Remember when they were for sale in your mums club book along with a few Webleys usually.

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Re: Relum Tornado & Super Tornado Part's breakdown Print
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 08:39:48 AM »
Oh yes. :)

Back before the advent of Airgun World, the shopping catalogues were the only place you could see pics of air guns, and Shooting Times magazine chose to consider them 'inferior' and so rarely featured them.


There were loads of old catalogues in the art class (IIRC) in school, and I used to take great delight in nicking the airgun pages out of them (no, not the ladies bra and knicker pages ::)). I built up quite a collection, and used to peruse and drool over the pages, wondering what the more upmarket 'foreign' airguns must be like to shoot and own.
I recall the most expensive rifle was shown at the top of the page, with next most expensive below that.......coming all the way down the page to where the cheapest rifle was offered........usually a Relum Tornado!!!

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Re: Relum Tornado & Super Tornado Part's breakdown Print
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2015, 01:39:35 PM »
My second ever air rifle was a Tornado, bought through an ad in the local rag. It was the first rifle I ever stripped. A gunsmith friend shortened the barrel and I did some work inside, fitting an Airsporter spring ( i understand a Meteor spring works better ) and a steel spring guide. It was still a bloody horrible gun though. A chap I know used a Relum break barrel for poaching for years. I did some work on that too. He reckons he took over 35000 pheasants with it. Yes, 35,000  :o . He said he used one because if he ever got chased he could sling it without worrying about the cost. Another chap I knew did just that. Its still at the bottom of the river. It was an HW77  :'( :'(