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    …. this forum has REALLY evolved into something very cool….  i'm sure it's a lot of work for michael and the gang , as websites are tedious to tend to all the time – but what a GREAT bunch of folks here on the nation – always helpful….   seems i kinda remember you too , rob-in-nc , from another forum…  cheers..   – paul.

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    is your picture resolution under 1080 ?   seems like i use 800×1066 pixels in windows paint to resize my photos – and for brad's site especially…  – paul.

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    ….well shoot , mr driskill , i hope i dont like it too terribly much….i might really need one then….i'll ask the guy if i can "sight it in" for him…..   i still havent had time to run in my new .177 diana 430L (never had an underlever that i have kept) , or my .177 bsa supersport se (newer version) , or my new old stock .20 beeman r9 ……    thanx for the data , marflow..   i'm kinda thinking i can fit a gamo piston seal into the annie 335 now , but i gotta get lots of parts for a broke down webley tempest from chambers anyway…   i always thought that crosman version of this fine german sporter showed a barrel-latching device , like an hw 35 , or hatsan model 99 , or browning gold – but maybe that's just a sling swivel – like the fwb 124D has….(nope, the old yeller archives said the 6500 did have positive barrel lockup, hmm)….   ok, cool yall….  i'll try to be in a good mood so i can post a thread about it when i get to opening this 335 up and doing my thing…   i got another laserized r1 sitting here, too….  i DID brag about the .20 r1 laserized when i tuned that up for another local fella….  turns out i was trying to chrono that 5mm r1 with an old green f1 chrony in evening or dusk light , which makes for much incorrect readings…..  that guy loved the arh power tune kit in his nice r1 when he got to shooting it around his squirrels….  i still have the laser parts that came out of that thing, too….(prolly better get rid of that laser kit so i wont have an excuse to seek after a .22 hw 80k , huh ?)….  yall take care.  – paul..       https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/r-1-majik-happy-thanxgiving-yall/#post-391425 

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    ..  ………..   i just got this on my facebook personal page….  i had seen a fella making his own jsb pellets in the s.e.asian tropics on a youtube video – he was just making 6-10 at a time with a mold that he said jsb had sent to him….   i just assumed that folks did that when they lived in places that didnt offer access to decent pellets , and many countries only allow .177 / 4.5mm airguns (india for ex)…..  it looked like a pain in the ass….   and even sizing my own .25 h&n ftt pellets , which is only a 200 ct tin , was a long, tedious process…..i havent done that since then , either……  look on wish.com for this stuff….   of course , the chinese are clandestine about what they're really selling to us on that site – i guess they have to fly under the chicom radar ….  they'll use 'oil filter' for a silencer and stuff like that….    i hope the tariffs dont dont too much higher – or ill be a leadsmith , too ( gawd , i hope not, tho )…  – paul. 

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    ….benjamin discovery with pump package deal for $350 at places…..i'd go with the maximus euro hunter , tho….get .22….it's more accurate , and there's more pellets for it…  they are LOUD, tho….that tko stage5 is very effective for these crosman-type barrels….and under $50 for the muzzle device….   that's the hang-up with pcp/hpa guns – too much extra-cirricular bowlshit….  but they are very effective at the over 50 yard distances….(i hunt with an old .22 walnut disco – it's like cheating , no recoil…you can see where your pellet misses and correct to knock dove at 70 yards+) ……..  check around on american airguns classifieds – just try to deal with someone you can actually call and talk with , you'll know right away if it's someone who has airgun knowledge – cause you'll be on the phone awhile…hheheehe….   and actually , the .22 jim shockey , or most any np2 gun has around 20 ftlbs (788+fps with 14.5 gr pellet)….my jim shockey steel eagle shoots around 820 fps , and my discovery shoots around 845 fps with a 13.5 gr jsb…..around 22-23 ftlbs…..i have found that to me well effective for anything fox and smaller….maybe even a coyote if placed in the ear , but idk about that yet….   also , when youre dealing with a crosman, benjamin/sheridan product , especially something theyve just produced — they have the best customer service , and you'll be be able to get cheap parts….   …..other than that….    .22 diana 350 with monte carlo stock (the original .22 diana 350 mag stock) , or the .22 diana 350 pro-compact….    cheers…   – paul. 

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    ….happy birthday to biohazmat-man…..   that IS sweet !!   i live 15 miles from air force… sometimes i fish this guy's tank right down the road from their shop (he gets their mail by mistake sometimes and has to run it over there – good bass in that tank, tho)……but everyone i know around here that has an airforce LOVES them…..they say they turn it all the way down , and it STILL too powerful….  …john did loads of research on that straight flow thru design before he produced those….   everyone i know in ft.worth that has anything to do with scuba tanks or pressure air parts – they know john m., and he's been in there learning….    i'll have to get a microbore .20 ss sooner or later , but we'll see… happy b-day , bro.. – paul.

     

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    ………..great bunch of guys here….  welcome to the nation , from ft.worth, tx….. no one has even asked you — what were you shooting the 58 yards with ?    what gun , caliber, and pellet ??   ….cheers.. – paul.

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    ……….. you'll have to let us know how that dian 430L is breaking in (or run in) for you ??  i have one i havent had time to get into yet….  ( how did you get your cb handle , there , "grandma" ?? that'd be interesting to know , too)…  – paul..

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    ….centerpoints arent that bad to me….probably better than the leapers i have had…..and those np2 guns are made in here in america….   except for the trigger , which can be remedied with a $12-15 trigger tune kit from ebay , these are pretty good guns with good american barrels……compareable to an r1 / hw80 , in my opinion as far as power and shootability …..  but the german wood stocked guns have much more invested into them , while most american guns are plastic…..    but i like my jim shockey and my eva shockey that i converted with a .20 lw barrel , and also fitted a barrel for a .25 trail xl  for easy swap-out….   and you'll always be able to get parts cheap !!    crosman customer service is the best.   – paul.   

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    …it was a good deal when i got mine for $200….i thought it came with the scope , and the guys at ag's of az called me early that morning and mentioned no scope, no z-mount…..so the threw in the z-mount….  i wish i had have just spent the $279 to get the z-mount slider thing and that sturdy-looking 3-9x32ao that was standard issue with this gun……  i still havent had good time to mess with mine other than test firing it….  i got 2 tins of field target pellets (not field target trophies – the heavier ones)…..  when i got mine in oct or nov , he said he had about 200 left…..  problably gone by now – especially at $150….wow….wouldnt care about their shipping charges so much then , either !!..    – paul. 

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    ….to answer the main thread questions ( and this is just my opinion thru hands on experience ) –  i would say the model 36 is a better gun than the 34…..   it was just a whole different build quality when they made the models 36 and 38…  when you get these two – you KNOW it's all german and solid….not as much plastic , more sold of a stock , t-01 trigger…..       if you had them side by side – you'd subtle differences , like how they rounded the muzzle off at the end like a .22 long rifle , and the metal hooded sights that came with different inserts , and the wood then was more solid…    —   now , the t-06 is a better trigger , and when and if you decide to switch over to a t-06 in a t-01 trigger gun , you'll have to use the the piston from the t-06 gun as well…..they latch in differently , and even then it seemed too much a pain in the as for me , so i left the t-01 in my diana 36……     i came into this in 1985 with a .177 (rws) diana model 36 from cabela's for $129 shipped – cabela's was probably someone's garage back then like bass-pro was……..sacked groceries all summer long to get that one……..   it takes a longer time to breakin or run in diana piston guns….1000-2000 rounds….   no one told me that… it was also during the new advent of synthetic piston seals….they were mostly leather up until this point…  but when that model 36 finally broke in , MAN , smokin sparrows right and left , reaching out for jack rabbits at 50 yards in the eye….  breaking beer bottle floating away at 70+ yds….  and the way it made that ricochet sound off the gravel roads – like a .22 long rifle…… i was hooked right then…   beeman silver jets ….    back in the day , back in the day……..    – paul.    

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    …,.the model number will be either on the breech area , or on the the back end cap , at the back of that whole brass tube the gun is built inside…   – paul.

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    ….if you need metal parts – you'll need to to call tim, or someone at mac1 airguns in calif…..that's where i get my metal parts when i dont have spares……trust me he'll probably have you need there…..and honestly , maybe you better send it to him and wait the 4-5 months to get it back ( but mac1 IS the best for older american airguns )   ….. call him , find ouit what he would charge ( dont ask too much about the turn around time ) …..because i charge $75-80 for complete rebuild of all rubber parts….you need metal parts, too sounds like….  those 312 / 317 ones are way more accurate than the 392's ive tried lately , even tho these newer ones are bigger and more powerful.   – paul. 

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    …mine shot 880 fps with 14.3's , could get 1/2" groups at 50 yards from a bench…and it was well balanced – reminded me of a 30-30 winch…   the cocking and loading arrangement seemed foreign to me , but i'm a break-barrel guy…  i had a 470th , too it shot a little hooter, and a little better…. but i have tried most all of these dianas – – i was fortunate enough to be able to call umarex and talk to fellow named glenn seiter….he was cool – he would go out into the warehouse , and look thru the demos and returns or refurbs….come back to his desk and tell me about it ..   SO COOL…..back in the day , back in the day….  they now let the online retailers sell those….  they were all "R" stamped guns , but some had never even been shot…like the .22 350 pro-com , and the .25 48 black pros….    but yeah , just odd loading those 460's but i'm not an underlever guy (but i have a 430L new in my closet when i get time , i will probably get used to ul's) – especially if the scope hangs over the loading area…..and i cant recall mine being super hard to cock….probably about the same as these diana 430L's , which are a little hard to cock, but not as bad as a regular 430….        .cheers.. – paul. 

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    its most likely a 312 or a 317…dunno who painted the black caps on the end of the tootsie roll pump handle , but it doesnt look that bad actually….   you get on ebay and find a pump cup – but they want around $12 for a rubber plunger cup , i get em in the 5 pk from mccaster-karr (u can darn near find any part you'll ever need there)….but usually ,that and some lube usually fixes it enough — and , those just unscrew where the pumparm connects (others we have to drive out pins)….  —-  make sure theres nothing stuck in the barrel by opening the bolt all the way and looking thru the muzzle for light (of course, you'll have hold the open bolt area up TO the light) because ive made this mistake here lately……   i fix of these things for folks here around ft.w / dallas area (n.texas)  as a hobby anymore …..  it used to be a bigger thing , but whatever….  i'll help you all i can.   – paul.   north texas airgun repair on fb.   (formerly rane air)…    cheers , man   – ps:  great bunch of guys here , bro… 

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    …  i bought one around a month ago (diana 430L) , but it's still in the box , test fired only……been in and of the hospital…health issues suck…   – paul .

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    …cool…thx , yall….   – paul..

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    ..  consider researching the .22 cal (jim shockey) benjamin steel eagle ..  i got one when they first came out for around $230 – still have it, and love it ..  last year during black friday / cyber monday , they were going for $150 and under (and there was 20% off coupon code for members of this site when we ordered from crosman.com) ..  super quiet , american-made barrels , 20ftlbs+ , parts are easy to get and crosman has great customer service , lightweight easy to cock , comes with decent scope ..  the ugly part is the trigger , but i got a $15 trigger tune kit off ebay that was super easy to install ..  you'll be able to get from us here on the forum for making your new critter getter shoot better if need be ..   hold out for black friday / cyber mon if you can (i prolly couldnt either) , and check into the 20% off crosman coupon code – they have wicked bad black fri / cyber mon deals direct from their site , and many other airgun retailers do ,also ..    hope that helps , and welcome to airgun nation ..    – paul .          

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    ..  cheers , olly , and welcome to the forum ..  you folks in brittian are generally much more advanced than us in the u.s. (perhaps due to the stricter firearm laws there) , but we're quickly catching up ..  – paul .

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    ..   hey , liontracks , welcome to the forum !!  welcome back into airgunning !?!   after being solidly obsessed with these things from 1980-1986 and then dropping everything but chicks and beer , this (unfamiliar and strange then) desire returned to me in 2009 ..   i cant explain how my obsession came out of the blue , either ..  but i am really glad it did !  airgunning has really evolved and as guns laws become more strict here in the states , it'll only grow i.m.o.     in my early youth , i began with a cocking daisy red rider type bb gun and quickly shot up the whole farm ..   the funding for that came at age 6 from ruidoso downs helping my grandpa pick 3 horses for that one race ..   later evolved into lever-action crosman 73 co2 rifle i got from my dad (back when co2 carts were more scarce around here) ..   i remember shooting at a dove that was not flying off because it was frozen to the ground , then seeing my bb drop halfway toward that 20 yards target (stayed under freezing few a few days here in 1981 – coldest spell ive ever seen here around ft.worth and it was the hottest summer on record the year prior) ..  that's how i learned the limitations of co2 gas ..  daisy 880 after that – i think i killed more shit that than anything , by removing the rear sight ramp and using only daisy pellets ..  then a used benjamin 347 around age 13 ..  we were kind of stuck at the benjamin level until beeman started mailing a monthly free magazine and that led me to an rws model 36 i ordered from cabelas for $139 shipped – after jumping thru many hoops ..  that was 8th-9th grade and the synthetic piston seals had just emerged the prior year on the beeman/hw guns ..  diana followed suit moving from leather to plastic piston seals the following year ..    that .177 model 36 was the pinnacle of what i could manage in my pre-high school days ..  the sound of the pellets glancing off gravel roads made the ricochet sound of single shot .22 shorts i shot from gun my grandpa got me around age 10 – and i was HOOKED upon that ..   later at age 39 and on 99 weeks of unemployment , i learned of the diana 350 and began again ..   only now i could afford many of the ones i lusted after as a kid (and the internet made it SOOO easy !) ..   i preferred the r11/hw98 in 5mm , but id do that one in .22 for your scene (ftt pellets) ..  the tx200 i had in .177 but it was too heavy and fancy stocked for me , and i quickly sold it ..   tell us what airguns you had as youngster (if you dont mind) ..   and are you planning to do 12ftlb field target or something ?    i was a magnum airgun only freak (21ftlbs and over) , but in my older age i am moving more and more to the 12ftlb area ..   – paul .     

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