Mods FX Ranchero Carbine in .177 & .22 Photos

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    sniperlabyo
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    what I Love about this action:  the biathlon action bolt, that can be switch right to left, trouble fee mag system, 3 way power. light and compact, and vary reliable.

    never really use as a pistol, so one thing that disappointing to me was the shot string has a rainbow effect and useable shots are narrow for my liking–so  this is what I have done to love her more.they are not a power house and not designed for that–just fun to shoot—and yes they shoot dime size groups at 40Y.

    Installed a Mutant regulator on the .22 and a cricket regulator on the .177

    installed a longer barrel 13.5′ LW on the .177 and 13.75″ ST on the .22

    installed a longer AT–longer on the .22.

    the .22 is setup to shoot the 18g at 720fps on high and getting 30 shots with 6fps ES from 3600-2000 fill
    the .177 is shooting 8.4g at 890FPS on high and getting 28 shots with 5 FPS ES from 3600-2000 fill

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    plinker
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    Very nice looking guns too. I like small guns and it sounds like you tweaked them to maximum efficiency. You are an airgun wizard.

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    BRS
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    Nice to see the Biathlon action again – its very smooth when set correctly & my favorite too.

    Do the regulators you’ve fitted install inside the air cylinder like the standard (Ben Taylor designed) FX reg. ? Diminished air volume was always the problem with the standard reg.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Really nice!
    Recently I have shoot the .22 Ranchero a whole lot myself, but the pistol stock – not the carbine stock.  A fun pistol to handle, and very accurate. Looks like Steve Corcoran carbine stocks?

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    mark404
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    I just ordered a .177 Ranchero and plan on putting a reg and longer barrel on it along with a huggett on the end

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    plinker
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    “mark404”I just ordered a .177 Ranchero and plan on putting a reg and longer barrel on it along with a huggett on the end

    
Please do a review of the gun and post pictures before and after mods. : )

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    sniperlabyo
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    “BRS”Nice to see the Biathlon action again – its very smooth when set correctly & my favorite too.

    Do the regulators you’ve fitted install inside the air cylinder like the standard (Ben Taylor designed) FX reg. ? Diminished air volume was always the problem with the standard reg.


    here is the mod to add a reg!   when done the air tube is none removable when pressurized. remove hammer spring and use a delrine rod so the HSTA can  push valve open to bleed the AT.

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    sniperlabyo
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    “mark404”I just ordered a .177 Ranchero and plan on putting a reg and longer barrel on it along with a huggett on the end

    
mine with the pistol stock but has two 50cc AT, reg set at 135b.

    FT holding style when I shoot this baby standing or seating. 

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    mark404
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    Nice, how many shots per fill?

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    sniperlabyo
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    About 30 regulated shots at 15fpe

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    Andy
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    Nice looking guns. Probably very light, too?

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    mark404
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    is that a stock reg and air tube?

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    sniperlabyo
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    “mark404”is that a stock reg and air tube?

    Stock regulator for the cricket and mutant—–> just spare reg laying around, tubes are FX 45cc extension tube. You can use the FX regulator like on the wildcat, and royale action they cost about $210, a sleeve has to be made for the reg to fit in the tube.

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    sniperlabyo
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    Another Ranchero tune/mods;

    a .22 with a longer ST barrel with a cricket reg inside a standard 45cc air tube.

    16 shots on the reg at 680-676fps with 18.1g

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    mark404
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    I ordered my Ranchero in .177 and a 45 cc extension tube 
    Precision Air Guns has the FX regs in stock 
    I just need to find a 10 inch .177 barrel for it
    The only issue is, I don’t even have the .177 yet and I’m already thinking I NEED to get the .22 Ranchero also.

    Sniperlabyo, How many Ranchero’s do you have? 

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    sniperlabyo
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    “mark404”I ordered my Ranchero in .177 and a 45 cc extension tube 
    Precision Air Guns has the FX regs in stock 
    I just need to find a 10 inch .177 barrel for it
    The only issue is, I don’t even have the .177 yet and I’m already thinking I NEED to get the .22 Ranchero also.

    Sniperlabyo, How many Ranchero’s do you have? 

    
here another that has 2″ longer barrel with dual 45CC air tube from above photo. got 2 Ranchero, but I mods about 2 a month installing reg and longer barrel.

     regulator installation on this one:

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    TKA87
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    Can you buy the FX Ranchero with the original FX black synthetic stock or do they all come with that wooden aftermarket stock you always see? I don’t understand why AOA takes the original stock and replaces it with a wooden one I personally like the original stock better so how would I be able to get a Ranchero with the original black Fx stock?

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    mark404
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    A friend of mine might have a 10 inch barrel in .177 for me.

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    GriffyGriff
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    Hi.  I wanted to attach either a torch or a ForeGrip to my Ranchero, but the only accessory I could find was a FX Tank Clamp.
    Unfortunately this only came with a Swivel Stud (for bipods), so I drilled a hole within a rail to accept the pin and then got a chap to weld it and half the clamp to the rail.

    I am pleased with the result as it can be used as a makeshift monopod and also makes the pistol more stable for Offhand shooting. (In NZ if it had a stock, then I would need a Firearms Licence).

    Has anybody fitted the 10cm AirTube Extension?  I hear that it only upgrades the pistol to accept up to 10 more shots to fill and wonder if it is worth it?

    Thanks very much

    Peter

     

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    sharroff
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    I’m patiently waiting for Ernest’s barrels to arrive so I can get this conversation for my Ranchero.  Really looking forward to having this!

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