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    On threaded end caps of a pressure tube, it relies on an inner o ring seal to seal air pressure We all know that. But we also know the silicone oil or grease we apply on the o ring will get onto those threads somehow which cause them to seize up. Will copper anti seize work on those threads in that application?

    im starting to make a habit in using copper anti seize on air gun fasteners that tend to get removed more often than others, as I have either rounded off allen head sockets, or snapped them altogether. 

     

    Raden, yes, I’ve always wondered about Lubriplate assembly lube in firearms and Airgun use. It doesn’t take much do do it’s magic. That stuff works awesome. I first used it when I had to replace the crankshaft thrust bearing on my 1993 Cummins diesel. While I was under the truck doing this with engine in place, I went ahead and changed out all the crankshaft bearings along the with piston rod bearings. I thought one tube wouldn’t be enough, but I still have plenty left.

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    https://www.movingupgaragedoors.com/lubriplate-l0034-094-motor-assembly-grease?_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgfD9hsrQ6AIVBh6tBh08owohEAQYASABEgJATvD_BwE#

     

    can anyone give me their opinion on Lubriplate assembly grease? Always wondered about this stuff, especially in areas with threads such as air tube end caps.

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    Shot this out today with my 30 wildcat, in which I polished and waxed my STX barrel almost 700 pellets ago. Still going strong. 

    I believe in waxed bores, lol

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    If you have an old truck tool box, the ones that have a single lid that lifts up like a chest, not the ones with dual lids at each side of the truck, it could easily be bolted to wall or floor and some serious hasps and locks put on. It should do, unless you want desiccant or a heater rod to keep moisture out, that’s available as options in the high dollar safes. 

     

    Keep in mind, though, toting up a true gun safe up stairs will be a back breaker, and will possibly draw a lot of attention to your close neighbors. Everyone is gonna know you have guns, period.

    If you do decide on the stack on types, hopefully it comes in sections or pieces so as to make things easier to haul, and not draw so much attention.

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    I’m actually going to place it on top of my 36” x 24” black construction rolling cart. Currently my Lightning is on it, and I am waiting for the time I get a couple of my sons friends over to pick it up for me and place it on the cart. I’d like to have it at hip level. 

    I thought that the lightning was heavy at 85 lbs. This Alkin could easily wrench a back if not careful, lol. It’s I believe 150 lbs of not more?

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    Looks like my 2004 model I just scored on, too! Good job!

     

     

    The filter that you'll need for that is from filtertech.com, model #X14249. Around $44 bucks a piece.

    If you run a 220V circuit brand new you can use #12 wire for up to 75’. I used #10 from my sub panel to my outlet, then bought a 25’ extension cord, #12 gage, then changed out the cord heads for a 220v/120A type heads.

    of course check all your local codes and your current house wire status first.

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    Man, GUNNER, I gave up on wood stocks years ago when I scuffed up one of my German made break barrels when I came crashing onto the ground over a trip, and swore never again a wood stock. But that wildcat stock is definitely one to be envious about, especially since I own a WC. That is one to keep behind a glass case, over at FX Sweden’s showroom floor, as a tribute to one of the finest bullpups ever made in PCP history.

    I like how you leveled off the rear, so as to make it more stable on a table.

    There is something missing, something not right. And that’s my arms and body all over that thing shooting it, lol

     

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    A forum member posted this up just recently on this forum or the GTA. I saved it, and I’ll pass it along-

     

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    Bigragu – I have no issues with those who collect to admire. I have other hobbies that fit that criteria though – I get it. :)

    I was just messing with you, lol. You gotta admit though, for the dollars some of these cost, it doesn’t hurt to polish them up and just stare at them once in awhile. I have a bad habit of reflecting on all the hard hours at work it took to save up for some of these.

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    I do like the no shelf queen policy – I adhere to that one as well. I don't by anything to just stare at it and clean it when it collects dust.

    What’s wrong with staring at it while it collects dust? Kidding…..

     

     

    …no I’m not, lol. I do like to have my guns all clean and glimmering, while it hangs in a wall, all filled with pressure to the max, and magazines all loaded. When the shooting table gets pulled out, out comes all the gear and each gun gets its time in for a sight in check, along with messing with reactive targets.

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    C’mon, Fredrick, just dive into this hobby, lol. You know you want to! “We” all know you want to, ha ha! 

    Welcome aboard. You just got some great advice from the responses given

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    I wanna divert from my tread here, and ask this question, also. Sorta related:

    How many of you bought a gun with all the bells and whistles adjustments such as power tune adjustments on the fly, caliber swap outs on the fly, tool less hammer spring adjustments, etc., only to later on become a set it and forget it gun, and later on purchased another gun for other duties? 

    Example- a 30 caliber gun with power for the long range targets and  to patrol game the size of beaver or raccoon,  which was capable of tuning and breaking down into a 177 cal for indoor permission hunts, but later on decided to keep it at the 30 and bought another gun in 177 or 22 for the mice, rats, and pigeons that are inside a tin building farm house? 

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    I would need that duct seal to dampen the vibration inside my box, but what happens once you fill the trap with shred anyhow to clean or just scrape it of and put a new in?

     

    I just ball it up and chuck it. Put new duct seal in. It takes awhile to get to that point, though..

     

    anytime me I get a package like from a piece of furniture, and inside the box the packers put in slabs of 2 or even 3” foam(not styrofoam, but the packing material that looks more like a dense sponge) I cut those the exact same size as my pellet trap opening, so it’s a bit of a tight fit getting in there. It makes a great backing for targets, and confines pellet dust and schrapnell from falling out.

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    That’s cool, man. You deserve it. Stay safe out there!

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    Well, I guess we have two winners, Mr MJS and Mr H. I like both your reasons in staying with just one. 

    Lately ive been trying to follow the principle of “making do with what you got”, and as an example, today my son and wife tore down 20 feet of fencing, and while the whole panels were on the grass, I had my sons GF pull every screw off the old slats, because I told her I was going to reuse them. She whined and complained, asking why I wouldn’t put new ones up. I replied, “because those screws are only two years old and they’re still good. Pull them off!!” 

    So, I’m trying to apply this principle to my Airguns, lol. Make do with what you have, lol.

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    I own two traps. One made out of an electrical NEMA pull box, and another out of 1/4” welded plate. The welded plate one weighs close to 60 lbs with 9 bars of duct seal, and that is used on the end of a 6’ table strictly for chronograph testing as it will not budge from a 30 caliber pellet going 940+ FPS. 

    The one made out of the electrical box, is my second in this style. The first one got the outer flange mangled  from the 30 cal pellets slamming into it at 40 yards away. So I had a 1/4” welded plate picture frame style, and bolted onto the front flange to protect the face of it, and bolted a flat 1/4” plate inside the backside cause continuous hits to the center mass will eventually blow a hole out the back, like I did my first one. 

     

    The electrical box box set up is much lighter even with the 7 lbs of duct seal, so that has become my sight in target box out in the front lawn. I’ve found plate steel to be as effective over pellets like a windshield is to a bumble bee at 75 mph. The windshield wins.

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    Down and dirty, only actual “gear” being asked of, I’d say the Regman regulator. That thing is an air saver, a big assist in chronograph testing, and a joy to use target shooting while tethered to the tank. If this tread were re asked as what we find to be the best tool used for air gunning, the Regman wins again, as it truly is a tool.

    And yes, back to having property to shoot, that is precious, as especially now when asked(ordered) to stay isolated at home, I would go crazy if I couldn’t drive out to a range or find my favorite place to shoot is over populated with other shooters. 

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    I remember back when I first got my 177 beeman R10, and said that’s all I need. Then the gas ram RX came out, and had to have that. Then beeman came out with a Rapid7, which I believe was a pcp in its infancy. I paid no attention to that, as I found it stupid to have to rely on a separate air source. About that time I put away the Airguns, to raise a family and remodel a home for 14 years, lol. 

    It was in October of 2017 I decided to make a jump, and looking at the price tag of a Marauder, hill pump, scope, rings, pellets, etc., etc. I said this one here should do me. It’s all I need. I promised to myself between the break barrels and this, I’m good. It was Teds Holdover and his videos that mesmerized me with the accuracy, so I’m blaming him.

    Then I learned about tanks vs pumping

    then I learned about compressors vs driving twice a week for a fill up

    then I wanted to try a 30. Then then I see COOTERTWO with all his Airguns, which let me think that it’s ok to have a second gun(ha ha cootertwo!)

    Then, worst of it all, I found AGN and it’s classifieds section!

    Somewhere out there is someone with his first Gauntlet, or  his first being a Crown, or a Royale, or a Marauder that stuck to just one gun.

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    Yes, I agree with you, DShepard. A second gun for the other needs that require low power. As an example, I heard a noise out in the back yard, and  saw a dozen rats running back and forth on my fence’s top rail, raiding my bird feeder. Pretty good size ones, at that. A 25 or 30 cal wildcat set at high horsepower will easily blow a hole thru the 3/4” fence slats. For that, the Marauder PRod at 675 FPS is on deck.

    which leads me to believe that the average first time pcp guy that posts up asking for help in choosing a caliber for the “one gun” that will do it all, will end up within a year getting a lowered power one if he initially bought in to a 25 or 30 cal for his initial raccoon problem. Different calibers, different velocities, along with distance to shot,  will all produce different results.

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    I will tune for speed first, then check for accuracy. I will get all I can out of a gun speed wise as long as the accuracy is there. The quicker the pellet gets to the target the less chances of it being diverted by wind deviations, etc. Not too worried about shot count as I have my own in house air supply that’ll top off a tank fast. As long as I can get two magazines worth that comes with a gun, I’m happy.

    If it means my regulators life is cut shorter than normal wear and tear so be it. These guns have to be maintained anyway, and as long as parts are available, I’m not critical about being too hard on equipment, 

    now, having said all of that, if I was to pack up and head to Arizona for EBR, I would favor dropping the speed for the sake of shot count combined with precision accuracy. Same if I was into field target shooting. 

    But for my current needs and current guns, a 30 cal 44.75 grain pellet at 930-950 FPS puts a grin on my mug. 

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