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Re: New ratter
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 07:06:57 PM »
That looks superb Mel......a no nonsense pest control tool.

Strange about the leak....but you of all people will know just how fickle PCP airguns can be.

You took the right stance to walk away IMHO. Much better to do that than continuing to get more and more frustrated, and end up smashing it up with a lump hammer in anger........leave it, destress, and come back to it when you've calmed down and have fresh motivation again. That approach works for me!!

What brand barrel have you fitted to it mucker? ???

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Re: New ratter
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2018, 02:56:00 PM »
For the moment it sports an SmK QB79 barrel and , after initial tests , seems quite accurate. People laugh about Chinese rifles but, I can assure you, some of their barrels are quite good. I only need it to be capable of knocking over rats at 30 yards or so. Weight wise, it clocks the scales at 8lb. scoped up. That compares with the R-10 and the "Mapid" which both weigh 10lb. 6oz.. I,ve started on the magazine system but I think I may have made a mistake in making the rotor out of nylon. I may have to go back to aluminium. We,ll see.

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Re: New ratter
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2018, 10:14:07 AM »
Just as I predicted , the nylon rotor didn,t work out . It,s just too difficult to get the PCD for the pellet holes right without a rotary table, which I don,t possess. Instead i,ve cannibalized an Air Arms mag , using the rotor , with just a little modification. I haven,t had chance to try it out yet as it,s far too windy here at the moment. 

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Re: New ratter
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 06:22:07 PM »
People laugh about Chinese rifles but, I can assure you, some of their barrels are quite good.

I can vouch for that........I inspected a brand new SMK PR900W Victory (PCP version) up at the club on Monday, and the barrel quality was excellent.

It appears that the Chinese have got their act together (errrr, I mean invested in some CNC barrel making machines) in the last 6-8 years or so, coz some of the early QB78 barrels were shocking bad......but things have steadily improved, and now bore quality is no longer lacking.

As I've said before (regarding the 'cheap' Chinese scopes that were flooding the market 15 or so years ago)..........the cheapo bottom end of the market has plenty of room for quality improvement, where as the expensive top end of the market can't really get any better............ as it's already the best there is!

The same goes of every other aspect of Chinese rifles these days.....bore quality, engineering, component quality, metalwork finish, and woodwork/stock finish have all improved beyond all recognition to what they were turning out not that long ago.

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Re: New ratter
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 11:24:11 AM »
Well I had a go at zeroing the rifle in at 28yards and , to my surprise , it stacked pellets - the first five anyway.  After that things went squew wiff. I noticed one half of the mag was shaving pellets. The trouble is, the mag holder is held in place using four , tiny 3mm grub screws and getting it lined up is one hell of a job. I,ll just have to take more time setting it up and try again. Hey ho  ::)

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Re: New ratter
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2018, 02:40:06 PM »
I,ll just have to take more time setting it up and try again.

It'll be worth the time and effort Mel, and the reward will be improved accuracy.

Fettling a rifle to get the best accuracy out of it can be very frustrating, but very satisfying when it all comes good. ;)