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    JCD

    Cut a strip off an old credit card and sandwich in the joint of rear scope ring.

    That’s a very good idea. I’ll give it a try.

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    In my opinion the new stocks are superior to the earlier ones branded with an M.

    The checkering is appears to be more pronounced which for me provides better grip for the trigger hand in hot weather. A great improvement.

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    In their day the BSA Meteors were nice lower powered air rifles, suitable for people of all ages. But they are getting old now, and like as not have been pulled apart and fiddled with on more than one occasion. All this tampering can take its toll on the old gals.

    The good news is that there are plenty of parts still available and most issues are fixable. 

    https://www.gunspares.co.uk/categories/23960/Airgun-spares/

    I hope this helps.

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    What you have experienced occasionally happens to me. Each time the problem has been me not the scope or the rifle. Jerking the trigger, ever so slightly moving my face off the check rest, holding the gun too tight and so on and all the sorts of things I do on off days that affect accuracy. 

    Each time I put the gun aside and come back to it in a few hours. Bingo – normal accuracy returns.

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    I have two air pistols  with Lothar Walther barrels. They both prefer 4.50. 

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    Hi Sonny. You are correct in implying there is no need to change springs etc with after market ones. The only time I change my oem spring and seals is when they wear out. Apart from that I prefer to keep my springers factory specs. However I’m pretty sure that there are plenty of people out there who will be able to claim their  springers perform far better after replacing the oem parts with custom ones. 

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    Hi Luckybuckeye. I own a new HW50S but in .177. I use JSB Express in mine. The .22 version might be worth trying in yours. As to break in period I suspect that varies by gun. After a good cleaning of the bore mine shot beautifully straight out of the box. 

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    Hi. I have owned and shot the new model FWB Sport for about 4 years. It has worked perfectly with no issues whatsoever.

    It is a very accurate rifle but on the down side the spring is a bit twangy. Also be mindful that it is 19 joules which places it over 12ftlb.

    Mine is definitely a keeper. Feel free to drop me a PM if you want more information. Cheers.

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    Awesome photo 😺

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    Given the issues you reported with your 30S I can understand why you opted for the 50. They are a nice rifle and will no doubt give you many years of faithful service.

    A new shipment of HWs has just reached NZ however as Christmas is almost with us my guess is that we will be lucky if they reach the retailers until the New Year.

    Mate, love  the cricket too but our team’s performance in the first test is really depressing 😢

    Wishing all you and all our Aussie bros a very safe and happy Christmas. 

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    Apart from air pistols which are a prohibited import there are very few restrictions on importing Airguns into NZ. For pcp rifles  a firearms licence and import permit are required, but for springers there are no restrictions.

    The problem is the USA agencies own interpretation of the NZ rules. And it the truth be known there has been some form of conversation between the NZ and USA agencies to stop any form of airgun from passing the border.

    I know of people who continue to import vintage or classic airgun parts from the UK, but I know that around  a year ago when I tried to ship a custom stock from the US it was stopped by the USPS, despite there being no NZ restrictions on its import.

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    I’m waiting on Santa to deliver my new HW30S. Roll on Christmas 🎅🏻

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    Thank you all for your feedback. I did more research into Strelok Pro, following which I sent some questions to Igor. I was very impressed with the speed that Igor got back to me with his replies.

    The upshot is that I purchased Strelok Pro and installed it on my two devices using the family sharing option. 

    I now have a new challenge of learning to use and getting the best out of the app.

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    Thank you all very much for your feedback. I’ll look at Strelok Pro.

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    I use Sports Match Dampa one piece mounts on my springers. I’ve yet to break a scope even on magnum guns.

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    Personally I’m not sure that it matters a lot if a brand influencer receives benefits from reviewing any particular airgun or product. For me all a review does is to peek my interest so I then go and do further research on the particular product/item before making up my mind on whether to actually try it out before buying

    There are so many reviews on forums and the likes of You Tube with both good and not so good opinions on airguns that at times I find it quite confusing as to what is really true.

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    In order to own a PCP in New Zealand you must have a firearms licence. This means that you are subject to all of the same checks and regulatory requirements as owning a regular firearm.

    So yes, its likely to eventually happen for you too.

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    G’day mate. Hoping that you are well away from the raging bush fires. Things must be pretty grim for a lot of people. Plenty of NZers are sending best wishes that everyone remains safe.

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    I’d like to present a differing perspective on this subject. I’m not saying that polishing a bore is incorrect. However I don’t polish the bore on my airguns . Why?  I shoot lead pellets, and lead is a mild abrasive. In my opinion polishing the bore with compound is  accelerating a process that will happen naturally over time if you shoot lead pellets.

    Cleaning a new bore? I always clean a new bore with a bronze wire brush. This removes any very small amounts of swarf or residue  that has been left behind at the completion of the manufacturing process. I then do a final clean with cloth swabs and Napier oil.  There will be microscopic scratches remaining in the bore, and this is where I prefer to shoot the gun and have the barrel improve or “mature “ over time rather than polish it with a polishing compound.

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    When I buy second hand stuff  on line, it’s no so much the value of what similar items sell for – instead for me it’s about how much can I afford and/or are prepared to pay to own it. I probably get taken for a ride at times, but I don’t mind if I’m happy with my purchase. 

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