break barrel replacement

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    jeblackford
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    I purchased a Crosman Shockwave in .177 and am not happy with the performance. I did not do enough research! i am interested in swapping the .177 barrel for a .22 barrel. any input of the feasibility of this?

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    cobalt327
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    Might need to do some work on the tune and TP size but otherwise I don’t see why you couldn’t swap the .177 barrel for a .22 Shockwave barrel (Crosman p/n B19-2-01-100C Barrel Assembly). Unless you’re wanting to do a custom barrel using your existing barrel block, etc.

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    bouddha
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    I replaced a .20 cal barrel on my R7 with a .177.  Works great!

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    Sealtight315
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    Hello i have a 22 cal Benjamin prowler air rifle and have the same barrel does any one know the size of the barrel in mm i want to add a moderator too it or change the whole barrel assembly to something alot quieter..can any one help 

    they do make a attachment that fits over the end of the barrel and then u can attach a moderator too it . can any one help with this ..thank u 

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    Brislee
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    I'm not familiar with your gun but see them listed new for as little as 100.00

    A barrel swap may be cost prohibitive. Unless it's just something you would like to do as a personal challenge,  I would leave that gun alone and buy the .22

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    outdoorman
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      You should start a new thread versus hi-jacking an old one. That said, most of the noise from a break barrel gun is mechanical due to the release of the piston. A new barrel or moderator is not going to fix that.

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    Brislee
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    outdoorman

      You should start a new thread versus hi-jacking an old one. That said, most of the noise from a break barrel gun is mechanical due to the release of the piston. A new barrel or moderator is not going to fix that.

    You should specify who your responding to. I'm assuming it was Sealtight?

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    RacineJohn
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    What about the 'performance' isn't good?  Accuracy, velocity, etc..?  I don't mean to treat you as a 'newbee', (especially since I am one!).  Some of these issues may be addressed with different pellets, etc…  What else have you tried outside of a barrel swap? 

    I personally have had bad experiences with Crosman, so I may be biased.  However, I would fear a new barrel wouldn't solve anything.  A better quality airgun, (if your wallet allows), may be a better and more satisfying investment.  

    Good luck! 

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    TimR
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    I have a Shockwave in .22. I also had issues of inconsistence, so I took the rifle apart (easy to do) and found the original piston seal had cut marks from the sharp edges from the cocking groove from when it was made at the factory. I smoothed out the sharp edges, got a new piston seal and new breech seal from Crossman. I also found that the transfer port at the end of the cylinder was obstructed, the hole was 1/8th" so I drilled through the obstruction with an 1/8" bit then went to a 9/64th" bit after. I than cleaned the barrel and got some better pellets, for me the H&N Field Target Trophy 14.66 grain pellets fit the barrel much better and consistently. Now I can't miss, it shoots great!

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