First time out with the Budget Blaster.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Got these guys with my economy,refurb. project. .177 Gauntlet shooting JSB 13.34 Monsters @ ave 958 fps. 

      Both hit at approx. 35 yds. and oddly enough they pretty much just dropped with barely a twitch. I'm used to the "Disco Dance of Death" with most head shots on squirrels. Not this time,I must have hit a switch (!?) Anyhoo,here they are. Sure was nice getting out in the woods today…I needed it.

                                                         Mike.

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    intenseaty22
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    Sorry Mike, great story, but no pics. Glad to know the Gauntlet is working out good though. 

    *Sorry if I missed this, I did see your 10gr groups, do you have any groups with the Monsters? Are those the redesigned Monsters or original?

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    Coldair
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    That is really smoking hot shooting for a 177 ! must be doing over 1000fps with the 10.3s ! what have you done to your Gauntlet so far to get it up to that power level and what are the best and most accurate pellets so far? Are you shooting it through the magazine? Thanks for sharing!

    CA

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    MScottLeeman
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    Sorry guys, I'm having trouble with the pics!

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    MScottLeeman
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    Sorry guys, I'm having trouble with the pics! I matched the transfer port to the breech and barrel,shortened the valve retainer and added 2 .010" shims to the regulator. I also drilled and tapped the receiver end cap,cut about 1.5 coils off the stock hammer spring/shortened the hammer spring guide pin,added a set screw from a scope mount (recoil stop pin) so I could adjust the hammer preload. Had to drill a hole in the rear of the stock to allow access to the adjuster with an allen wrench. This is similar to the tune kit that Hajimoto installed,I just thought I would try to emulate this on my own…and save More $$.

      The Monsters are the originals but I also want to try the MK II's and a few others. I may end up tuning it down depending on how things work out at longer range. Actually,so far the JSB 10.34's might be a bit more accurate.

      I have also added a 380cc bottle,Hajimoto's air stripper and baffles. It's Delightfully quiet!

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    MScottLeeman
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    MScottLeeman
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    There we go,sorry for the delay people.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Here is a pic of the modified receiver cap

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    Glem.Chally
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    Deadly shooting there Mike!  They don't need to be expensive to be lethal,  nice buy.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Glem.Chally

    Deadly shooting there Mike!  They don't need to be expensive to be lethal,  nice buy.

    Thanks Man! I'm really enjoying the .177. It seems to shoot flat and hits pretty hard for a "pipsqueak"! 

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    Nice shooting! Good candidates for the crockpot 

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    Coldair
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    You should give these pellets a try, they were really very accurate in my most powerful 177 PCPs with excellent knock down power as well.

    They are relabeled Eun Jins and they fit the magazine too.

    Roughly 3 cents a pop with the 3 plus 1 free PA deal and spend enough and get free shipping.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/product-all-reviews/p/Seneca_177_Cal_16_1_Grains_Round_Nose_220ct/1470

     

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    Coldair

    You should give these pellets a try, they were really very accurate in my most powerful 177 PCPs with excellent knock down power as well.

    They are relabeled Eun Jins and they fit the magazine too.

    Roughly 3 cents a pop with the 3 plus 1 free PA deal and spend enough and get free shipping.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/product-all-reviews/p/Seneca_177_Cal_16_1_Grains_Round_Nose_220ct/1470

     

    CA

    Thanks Man! I'll give these a shot. We shall see!

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