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    dv8eod
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    I don't consider myself a "pro tuner" because I think the term is silly.

    Yet you try to pass yourself off as one on GTA. Your go-to fix is to "just put a kit in it." Tuning actually takes a "little" more than that. A kit might not be necessary. The pro tuners know the difference.

    This isn't rocket science.

    And most of your replies to other people seem to try and make it otherwise.

    I've seen some of the "magic" of some highly revered "pro tuners" and it's usually nothing more than a skilled home tuner can accomplish.

    Now that you've managed to come right out and call the pro tuners nothing but shade tree mechanics, pretty sure you won't too welcome in their circles. What makes them "Pro" tuners isn't that they charge for their work, but that they have a lot more experience with all of the powerplants available, and they've put in the time, effort, and research to provide their customer with more than just a kit. They know the difference to tell if it's a mechanical issue or a human issue. I'm pretty sure you haven't been in the hobby long enough to know the difference in a good shooter and a great shooter or to be able to make that call.

    Anyway I've tuned more than a few guns and have purchased some ARH products in the past.

    That sentence is interesting on two fronts. Again, your notion of tuning means "putting a kit in." The other is you have badmouthed ARH and Jim Maccari for most of your time on GTA. Why now would you be interested in what he has to offer? Luckily I'm not him, or I wouldn't be doing any kind of business with you.

    I'll go ahead and skip to this point.

    It's his business to run as he pleases but it's a shame he doesn't do more with it. 

    In this you are half right. It is HIS business. He can run it as he sees fit, and doesn't need to be told how to do things differently. He puts out a good product and people know it. People buy from him and return to do it again. The fact that he doesn't have time to cater to people who don't really know what they want should clearly show that. So much so that he had to put that disclaimer on his site.

    Now please go ahead and say why you even bother and how you are so misunderstood that as an old man no one listens to you anyway. I've had my say.

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    dv8eod
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    Not if you are a pro tuner like it says at the bottom of his site. You are expected to know what you need already. Saves them from having to slow down business for hand holding.

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    Cock it and put the safety on, then try to fill. You may have to open the valve a little more than trying to fill it slowly.

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    dv8eod
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    If Brian doesn't have the parts, they can be ordered from the Spain store or directly from Ed himself and shipped from the Spain store.

    I did the latter and that is how I got my spares, though as said before, the guns are almost bulletproof and I really don't expect to need them.

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    dv8eod
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    Let's see…..

    I have a bluestreak, HB20 to go with it, built one from a 2240 and a hipac, one of the 15 Beeman Wolfpups that were imported back in the day, and I ordered my Leshiy 2 in .20. I think it's an underrated caliber that performs extremely well, especially with the barrels being made today. It's unfortunate that pellet manufacturers haven't given more attention to them, especially the ones here in the US. Crosman did at one time, but gave them up.

    I have been toying with the idea of getting a springer, but not too seriously. I'd have to thin out the herd to justify it, and I happen to like what I have now.

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    dv8eod
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    The answer for your last question, look up "The Modern Pneumatic Airgun" by H.M. Buckley.

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    dv8eod
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    Looks like an Ataman clone. Same number of shots in the mag, same psi, same side lever, same caliber. Was wondering how long it was going to take before the chinese copied it. Would have been nice if they put an adjustable reg in it.

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    I can't help with the second part of your question, but I can with the first.

    I have a refillable cart and it turned out to be a waste of money and time. To fill it with co2, you need to stick it in the freezer for awhile before filling to ensure the liquid state actually enters into it. The filling system is similar to how refillable butane lighters work. The stems are generally flimsy and don't seat well against the fill port allowing gas to escape and possibly freezing your hand during the process. On top of all that, it's extremely easy to overfill and have a vapor locked pipe bomb in your hands. If you get your co2 bottles filled at some place like Dick's, you'll see that they fill by weight, not volume, and it's hard to judge how much you are actually putting in.

    Trying to use it with regular air would require you to modify the valve to try to get any decent number of shots. You would get a little bit into it, but would only get about 2 shots at maybe 250fps. Again, it's too much hassle to mess with.

    My suggestion is to keep on top of maintenance of your guns and not worry too much about wasting co2 carts. If everything is working and sealed like it should be, the cart should last long enough for a few sessions before leaking off.

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    dv8eod
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    Check out the ACES Postal matches on 

    http://thecmp.org

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    dv8eod
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    https://www.edgunwest.com/videos/

    Check here. Fourth video discusses REPR leaks.

    There might be another video there since that one says it's the first. One of the things to check is the brass cup the adjustment portion sits in. That's if you know where the leak is to begin with.

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    dv8eod
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    My suggestion is to check out

    http://thecmp.org

    They have pretty much everything you could want regarding advice for the shooting sports. While there, look up the ACES postal competitions. Invaluable for continuing your shooting education.

    Champion's Choice, Pilkington's, and Creedmore's websites offer selections that meet the requirements for a competition pistol.

    Hope this helps.

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    dv8eod
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    I like the caliber. I recently bought a Leshiy2 in .20 that is a tackdriver out to 40ish yards. 

    Also have a Beeman Wolfpup .20, one of the 15 that were imported back in the day and it's never disappointed me.

    Those are the only factory made guns that I have. I tried to get a HW110 from overseas, but that was about the time the British sellers were stopping sending to here due to regs or some such.

    Before I got those, I converted a 2240 to a .20. It is a neat little gun to play with. I put a hipac on it so I can jump between CO2 and HPA. Almost have as much money into it as I do my 1377, and it still ain't finished lol.

    It will be a long time before the caliber catches back on again for manufacturers to start building new guns here. By that time though, people's interests will have changed again to the next latest and greatest and it will fade back into obscurity until the next cycle.

    Almost all the PCPs on the market can be rebarreled for .20. Then it's a matter of tuning for the projectile. Hard part is if it's magazine fed. Then you would probably have to make your own.

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    dv8eod
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    Daisy 5899 from the x83 guns.

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    Vetmx

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    THERE IS 2  KINDS OF PEOPLE.FIRST YOU HAVE THE TALKERS , THEY ALWAYS HAVE A COMMENT BUT DO NOTHING.AND THEN THERE IS THE DOERS THE PEOPLE THAT CREATE AND  ALWAYS GET IT DONE, AND INNOVATE. NOW WHICH ONE DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF.

    I’m the third type of person. A spectator, and I find you amusing. Keep talking. 

    Fischer Part 2

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    dv8eod
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    Not a lot to go on as to exact usage, but you might look at 887 or similar 10m guns. The 3 position guns shoot around the 550fps mark. Daisy and Crosman both have offerings that are easy-ish to fill if you are hand pumping and in general, won't break the bank.

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    Thank you very much for the video. Quite enlightening and confirms a few thoughts I was having, but wanted to double check before I tried.

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    If you don't mind, could you please explain to me how to get the core out of the moderator? I asked Brian and he said it was pressed together and held with o-rings. I've looked over the EVP, and I can see why the bolts won't come out, but the back of it seems like it's glued in. Looking down inside, there seems to be glue residue around the edge of the core also. If I need to put my purse down fine, but I don't want to damage it if I can get away with it. A replacement ain't cheap. Thanks in advance.

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    dv8eod
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    Check out these. Worth every penny in my opinion. Seat doesn't roast my ass in the summer months.

    http://www.walkstool.com

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    dv8eod
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    There was another gentleman who posted the same issue and was told he needed to adjust the bleed screw on the unit. It was posted about 2 weeks ago I think.

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    dv8eod
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    You should be able to slowly bleed out any air with the handpump by pressurizing just enough to open the ram valve, and then cracking the bleed screw on the pump to let it leak out. It works with PCPs that need to be drained, I don't see why that same technique wouldn't work with the ram.

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