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    Wow! Well done!!

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    Love my 10×42 MMQ.  Mil quad reticle is very nice, glass is very clear, and the scope is built tough!

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    sjs,

    First, let me say, great choice for your first!  Mine is an absolute tack driver.  That Czech barrel…

    Mine really liked H&N 8.18 gr wadcutters when it was “factory tuned”.  Tip: you can get a better deal on these from a website called Champions Choice.  They sell them branded with their name but the pellets are made for them by H&N.

    After I tuned the rifle for what I found to be optimal for accuracy at my range (30 yards), it shoots best with JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 gr.

    Best,

    Matt

     

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    @lenweber2

    You are touching on the relevant issue— pressure vs volume.  Just because the pressure in the tank is at 3000, 3500, 4500 or the like does not mean that the tire will suddenly be subject that pressure.  The volume of air is a function of the valve orifice size and/or the flow rate that can pass through the hose.

    The tire will slowly fill to it’s rated pressure and you shut off the valve.  Simple as that.  The only way to get to pressures that might be a problem for the tire would be to leave the tank valve open for a longer period of time than necessary.  The valve can be used to slow the fill rate as well— just “crack” it open and it will inflate the tire very slowly.

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    Anyone know if the longer version on the wall the 5.5mm?

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    The AA T200.  Perfect choice for the OP, imo.  

    I added a HUMA external regulator and a moderator.  My best tune (adj transfer port screw):

    H&N 8.18gr Match; avg767 fps; SD 2.53 fps; ES 9.0 fps; FPE 10.69

    H&N 10.65; avg707 fps; SD 1.95fps; ES 7.2fps; FPE 11.83 

    I mostly shoot the 8.18gr wadcutters for paper target.  My backyard range is *just* under 30 yds (a bit more than 29 1/2, in fact), and it’s one hole accurate.

    Pesting or hunting, which I do little of, I would use the heavier 10.65gr pellets.

    I’ve had my T200 almost 4 years— never a hiccup.  Very high quality piece.  Just works great every time I pick it up.

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    Lewis

    For peep sights? Anschutz or Feinwerkbau with Gehmann iris's. They have been winning olympic medals for years.

     

    I have a Gehmann rear sight and iris, but prefer the Airforce/Merit setup mentioned above.

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    I will give another vote for the first response, the Air Arms T200.  They come in a few different varieties for 10M precision in sporter class, 12-fpe field target or "full power" (which I think is a little over 20fpe in a .22).   I don't have one of these but have seen and shot against several.  They are well made, beautifully built and dead-on accurate.  I'm at a point that I really don't need another airgun, but I wouldn't mind finding one of these!

    It deserves a second look.

    +1 for a great suggestion. Mine’s a tack driver.

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    My favorite rear sight is the Airforce Adaptive model.  I use mine with a Merit Master adjustable iris aperture.  Love this combination.

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    @airranger— good call on adding the reg!  Mine’s the HUMA external and I really like it.  

    Before reg:  ES 18 fps;  SD 7.6 fps over 50 shots

    Post reg:  ES less than 10 fps (6 to 9 typically);  SD = less than 4 fps over 60 shots.

    Highly recommend the HUMA external.  Takes up no reservoir space, requires no drilling vent hole and is easy to install.

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Love the look of Cricket Carbine like the one CampFussell has.

    A great rifle for the money is AA 200T.  Very tunable even for a newb like me.  Mine’s a pure one hole tack driver out to 40 yards with JSB 10.3.

    I added a better bolt and trigger shoe, mod, and a HUMA reg.  Very efficient on air as well.

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    Envy!

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    M1 “Garand” maybe… ?

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    Bob_O,

    re: your point #2– would it possible to “witness mark” the frame and air cylinder before removal and reinstall to align the marks?   This would eliminate the need to measure the probe depth?

    tnx,

    Matt

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    Side.

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    Try the H&N 8.18 Match Rifle.  These are wadcutters and have proven very accurate in my 35.

    For a heavier pellet, my go to is the 10.34 JSB.

    Matt

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    Another positive review for Krale.  I bought a Weirauch 35 springer– no issues.  

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    No, I wouldn’t say the OEM sight is low quality at all.  But it is placed at the breach as opposed to an aperture sight which is placed at the the rear or the compression tube.  This makes the sight radius longer, increasing accuracy.

    Also, the OEM rear sight is a “notch” type sight.  An aperture sight offers several real advantages (such as parallax supression but now I’m above my pay grade!) that make for much superior non-magnified sighting.

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    Mine is iron sight.  I don’t think they use the plastic fiber front sight on the HW30.

    Suggestion: if you get an HW30, consider adding an aperture rear sight (perhaps a Williams or, a bit more spendy, one of them German jobs like a Centra.  Much fun on an HW30 IMO.

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    Tom,

    thanks fo for sharing the pics– you have beautiful rifle there and I’m certain it performs well.  If I’m fortunate in the future I hope to be in a position to afford Crown.

    Matt

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