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    Glem.Chally
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    “terrymc”Nice Stuff Glem.
    Someday when I am not working 7 days a week I will get out to stretch the legs to 100 yards.
    That is what I bought this gun for, the longer distances.
    For now shooting 28 yards in my back yard will do.

    
Well I’m jealous since this gun is considered a “firearm” here I can only shoot it in places you can shoot a powder burner.  I’d love to be able to shoot at a closer range to try for extreme accuracy.  The grass is always greener huh? haha

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    “2D1C”You should be proud! that is a kick ass gun in every way!

    
Thanks very much 2D1C!

    I noticed the pellet probe had a tiny lump on the side of it kind of in the middle of the magazine area when the bolt is closed, kind of had a bit of a rough finish for my taste for what it does  Anyways I took some 1500 grit and cut a 3/8ths inch strip and wrapped it around the probe very carefully buffed it a bit and smoothed everything exposed.  I didn’t remove much material (impossible to say none because sanding) just took that burr off and made it lovely smooth.

    Then I just put a bit of metal polish on a strip of cotton rag did the same method wrapped around and “sawed” it back and forth to get it all,  of course with the bolt in different positions to get it all.  Should be nicer to the magazine and o-rings possibly.  Been keeping everything with a nice film of Ballistol as well,  stock, action, scope casing everything gets a film haha.

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    “Glem.Chally”

    “terrymc”Nice Stuff Glem.
    Someday when I am not working 7 days a week I will get out to stretch the legs to 100 yards.
    That is what I bought this gun for, the longer distances.
    For now shooting 28 yards in my back yard will do.

    
Well I’m jealous since this gun is considered a “firearm” here I can only shoot it in places you can shoot a powder burner.  I’d love to be able to shoot at a closer range to try for extreme accuracy.  The grass is always greener huh? haha

    
HI Glem,
    yes the grass is always greaner but I will say it is nice to be able to shoot in my back yard.
    Long day at work with a bunch of stressful events and I can come home set the rifle on the bench,  look down the scope and it all
    starts to fade away. Kind of my own version of the old Calgon commercial. Ha, ha.

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    Glem.Chally
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    Finally decided to get a carbon fiber bottle, got it from AoA and 1500 king heavies as well.  Got it shipped to this place I use in Blaine, WA.  Good to know I can bring pellets across with no issues I was expecting some even though they’re really just shaped lead they’re weird about certain things. Annnnd I also ordered a grade 2 walnut stock for the Royale should be in my hands on the 9th.  I wanted a second flawless stock then I can not sweat about slinging it with the laminate stock and hiking it in the bush.  There’s some evil forest around here in places with huge thorns or jungle deep undergrowth.  The Northern rainforest haha.

    Also I’m strongly thinking about getting some long drill bits and carefully drilling through the stock to accept a brass tube,  then I can adjust the HST with the stock still on.  a .250″” ID brass tube will let a 5mm hex move freely inside it.  I’m sure I can do a good job at it shouldn’t be a nightmare, should come out near the where the right and left “thumb rests” meet,  I’ll most likely do this on this laminate stock only.  So far I like running this gun at a higher reg pressure and just adjust the HST to the desired power,  I can shoot from 350 (very indoor friendly even with no moderator) to 900 with the heavies on one reg setting.

     

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    mcoulter
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    Very, very nice!

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    Widget23
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    What’s required to swap from the aluminum bottle to the carbon one?

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    Glem.Chally
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    “Widget23”What’s required to swap from the aluminum bottle to the carbon one?

    
I just bought the FX one with the valve, so both have the valves.  I can use the aluminum as a buddy bottle and backpack it if I want to.  300 at AoA but it makes the gun much lighter as well.  Easily dropped a pound right where it matters as said by Chasdicapua I believe.

    Edit,  Was Terrymc,  yeah much lighter.

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    Glem.Chally
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    Well the grade II Walnut stock came in, wow is it ever beautiful.  Showed up dry, the last few pics are after a wipe with Ballistol.

    Just a cheap scope on there that goes down to 3x for indoor shooting,  my Hawke I put on when I go out.



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    “mcoulter”Also, do yourself a favor and get your hands on some replacement breech seal o-rings.  I have had a Royale 400 (.22)  for a little under two months and was all excited to do some shooting this past weekend and blew mine out.  Nobody locally had a replacement and I was kicking myself for not having any on hand.  I probably have 2 tins of pellets or so through my FX.
    mcoulter how obvious was it when the breach o ring failed?  I have had my  Royale .22 for about 2 months as well and it makes kind of  a high pitched whirr when shooting in the cold (Mn).  Uj

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    mcoulter
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    The sound of the breech seal failing is pretty obvious.  It makes your shot quite a bit louder.  It almost makes your shot sound like a loud snap or a crack.  And the noise originates from the breech area. 

    You’ll know it when it happens!

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    “Glem.Chally”Well the grade II Walnut stock came in, wow is it ever beautiful.  Showed up dry, the last few pics are after a wipe with Ballistol.
    Just a cheap scope on there that goes down to 3x for indoor shooting,  my Hawke I put on when I go out.



    That is beautiful Glem!
    Look forward to seeing it when you are done.

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    Glem.Chally
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    Thanks Terry,  well with some good instruction from JoeWayneRhea I used Tru-oil to really make this stock pop.  After 5000+ shots this gun is definitely a keeper,  could not be happier with it.  Sidenote I did break my original FX gauge I think I’ll either get a Wika or the Edgun electronic one.


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    terrymc
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    Looks great,
    I am considering the Edgun electronic one myself for my latest addition. A RAW .22.
    The seller told me upfront the gauge was bad and sure enough he is right, shows over 250 bar when I have 210 bar in it.
     

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    Glem – How did you go about using the tru-oil on the laser engraved areas as well as the fine texturing?  I know the instructions indicate sanding at various points, and I am worried about doing damage to those textured surfaces, but want to dress up the walnut stock some as they ship them oiled, but not very heavily and I do not know what oil.  Let me know if you can and sorry to dig up an old thread!

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    Glem.Chally
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    “Jinkles”Glem – How did you go about using the tru-oil on the laser engraved areas as well as the fine texturing?  I know the instructions indicate sanding at various points, and I am worried about doing damage to those textured surfaces, but want to dress up the walnut stock some as they ship them oiled, but not very heavily and I do not know what oil.  Let me know if you can and sorry to dig up an old thread!


    I just didnt sand on the stippling and went over lightly with the tru oil after making sure no wood dust was trapped in the stippling.

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    Jinkles
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    Thanks for the reply Glem!  My walnut 500 stock has some very good lines hiding in the grain, the way they ship them out just doesn’t show the beauty they really have.

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