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    Springrrrr
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    If the electronic trigger is anything like the one on the Red Wolf or most paintball guns, thats a deal breaker. They suck. Hopefully they've figured out a way to improve that. 

    I have a Red Wolf and the trigger, after careful adjustment on my part, is the best of any gun I have shot.  I hear Red Wolf electronic triggers suck a lot, but I think that is because a lot of people just don't know how to adjust them to their liking.

    Mine is a single stage with no take up and a break that is in ounces.  That is the way I like it.

    Even as set up from the factory, it was quite nice.

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    lloydf

    When I ship anything nowadays , if they ask I tell them it's" machined parts" . I never mention gun, rifle or anything remotely associated.

    Yup

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    Springrrrr
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    Don't discount wind.  Even a little bit of it can make quite the difference.  Then there is "ghost" wind that doesn't show on flags, but is sneaky there.  Wind will move a lighter pellet a good inch at 30-40 yards if not compensated for.

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    I am very careful with my Daystate barrels.  They have the "O" rings in the breech and that does demand a certain degree of caution as not to cut or tear them.

    I always use a pull through with a cotton piece of cloth soaked in non-chlorinated brake clean or Ballistol, but when the gun began loosing accuracy (as in less than one hole at 40 yards) and after checking the tightness of all screws, I did the dirty that sends chills up most air gunners spine.

    I cleaned a slightly worn 177 cal. brass brush and carefully ran it through the muzzle to the breech and back.  The brush was soaked in CLP and then ran some patches to finalize.  The "O" ring was not damaged and accuracy came home.

    This is not an every day routine, but one that needed to be done after the passage of many pellets.

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    The mold for casting the trigger housing wore out, and Umarex didn't believe there was enough demand for the LGU/LGV series to justify building a new mold.

    With a little better advertising, that could have changed and they could have continued making one of the best spring guns on the market.

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    Springrrrr
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    I have two Daystates.  A Wolverine R and a Red Wolf.  For what they charge for the Delta, I would have thought they would include the "other half" of the gun.

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    There is a thread somewhere someplace about the LGU / LGV's being discontinued a while back.  It was said that there was a cost factor involving something to do with machining that governed the decision.

    I am fortunate enough to have purchased my LGU in the second wave that came to the U.S. about 10 years ago + or – a few years on either side.  The trigger needed a lot of attention and it has been an ongoing project during that time.  I modified the factory trigger by moving the second stage screw back to get more leverage and just recently tuned up that mod up.  That gun shoots as good or sometimes better than my Daystate PCP's on the right day.

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    Springrrrr
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    If you look into it, the consensus of many spring gurus is that it is not compression that kills or weakens springs, but the cycling of them is what makes them weak.

    It may have something to do with the quality of springs so I am sure there will be people that disagree with the above and state that their compressed spring indeed did loose some punch.

    This apparently did not happen with your TX200 spring. 

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    My underrated LGU 177 was getting kind of sloppy.  I blamed it on wind, but yesterday on a windless day, nothing changed.  Then I remembered the song "Youve' got to check your screws" 

    so I checked to find the front two screws were sloppy loose.  I then followed the song's suggestion, tightened them.

    Now, my range is not the 50 yards that this thread calls for, but at 40 yards, this is the result of 18 shots.  I stopped at 18 because I simply got chicken to go for the extra 2 that would have made a full 20.

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    Some of us that like to shoot a lot and have restrictions in the back yard will or may choose 177 as not to advance their pellets into areas that don't need advancing.

    That is why all my guns are 177.  The wind is not a friend of these pellets, but it sure do teach you how to adjust for it.

    They are generally more budget friendly and still readily available.

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    One we can all try if you can find "strike anywhere" matches.  They are hard to get due to nanny restrictions imposed by ———— well, nannies.  Remember when the bad guy used to strike them on his beard to light his stogie in the movies?  They don't need the striker on the side of the box to fire them up.  Just about any rough surface will do.

    Put up a strike anywhere at your favorite distance and see if you can light it with a pellet.  It is quite the challenge.

    Here is a success story at 40 yards with my Daystate Wolverine "R" and yes, it took more than one attempt.

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    lbc_PSI

    LOL.  Yep, “use the correct tool for the job”.   

    There goes my furniture clamp for spring compression.

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    Springrrrr
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    If it is target work you want, get a trigger that pulls in ounces not pounds.  Your groups will tighten up after just a little practice with the new trigger.

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    L.Leon

    Weapons in the name is such a strong term. I’m definitely pro 2nd Amendment but do not consider my air guns to be weapons. What would be really bad is if they went out of business just because of a name change.

    What would be even worse is if they were "forced" out of business because they didn't change their name.

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    Problem is that if you DO like the platform, the lower priced gun will be the liability on your stair climb to the higher priced spread.

    My first PCP was a Gauntlet.  Now a Wolverine "R" and a Red Wolf later, the Gauntlet still gets shot, but I would like the $270 back to by pellets (if they could be found).

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    Springrrrr
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    And some feel that magazines have tendency to bend the skirt of the pellets due to the spring loading of them.

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    For those of us lucky enough to get an LGU, once you get the trigger pull modified and bring it down to acceptable levels, it can keep up and surpass the HW97 any day.  I have both and it is a war as to which one will perform better on any given day.

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    I ordered mine in 177 and went through the company's growing pains when they first came out.  They got a bad batch of barrels (mine had one) and few other design considerations to overcome.  It took a year to get and then another few months after sending it back for a new barrel and set up.  All the while, communication was good.

    These guns were designed with power in mind.  They seem to be fit for 25 and 30 caliber shooting, not 177.  Even though I had an adjustable regulator, I was told to keep it at the minimum setting.  Therefore, I didn't exactly have an adjustable regulator.  If I recall, the hammer setting was extremely critical also.  I made a Stopping Spring Guide” – SSG to make adjustment a bit easier, but I still wasn't comfortable with the fact the gun was as critical to keep tuned as it was in the smaller caliber.  Once adjusted, it was quite accurate giving me the ability to shoot one hole groups at 40 yards.

    I am happy to see they weathered the storm and some bad press and are still in business.  Anyone that wants a unique air rifle that has a bunch of power and can handle the wait, JSAR is worth looking into, but do read Motorhead's posts up top before making your choices.

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    With two high end Daystates (whoops, I know I have sinned and not said FX,  But  …..) and a Gauntlet that was modified to shoot nearly as good as the Daystates, the most "fun" comes from the Daisy 901 because it is the only one that doesn't go into the same hole almost every time.

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