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    DavidKarch
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    Howdy all,

     I have a Gamo Viper .177 w/ Gamo 3-9×40 optic. Decided I wanted to move up. Fell in love with the Sig ASP 20 only to find out they jumped out of the airgun industry as fast as they jumped in. 
    Went with a Diana N-tec 340 premium in .22 with an Athlon Talos 4-16×40 from A of A. Last one they had. 
    While waiting for it to arrive, joined this and another forum. After reading numerous posts, I feel compelled to ask, can I take it out of the box, load it and shoot it?….Ooorrrr, must it be completely disassembled, cleaned, polished, oiled, all parts replaced with custom parts, the barrel lapped and crowned, the optic thrown in the trash and replaced with a “proper optic”, and then taken to various religious organizations to be “ blessed and sanctified “?

     I feel like there are people on these forums that, if they received a new heart, the moment they got home, they would split their chest, take it out, “tune” it and put it back in. 
    Thank you. Looking forward to the replies. 
    David

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    Matt247365
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    LoL great post.

    Welcome to the forum!

    Just shoot the darn thing.

    If you're feeling really wild pull a few patches through the barrel.

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    biohazardman
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    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Well I would say at least clean the barrel before you shoot it then shoot it a few shots before you do all of the other things you speak of.  ;^)

    Me I clean the barrel then shoot it to find out what pellet it likes best.  Then I mod it so it has to be tuned again.  Then shoot for groups and when I am satisfied it shoots well I change projectiles or calibers and start all over again.  There are always more mods to do and projectiles to tune for so I am in constant state of tuning with only a few hundred shots here and there to test out and enjoy what I have done.

    And welcome to the hobby/sickness/obsession/addiction or whatever it is we have going on here.

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    davelarson
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    Well what if you could tune the heart so you could be an Olympian? If the heart didn’t have a power plenum and you had the tools why wouldn’t you split your chest and correct the problem that the silly doctor missed lol! As far as the rifle goes I would clean the barrel and start shooting. Thanks for the laughπŸ˜‚

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    BigT
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    I personally just clean the barrel and shoot. It really depends on your style and tastes, though. I’m not one for changing things on a perfectly fine air rifle. Others like to tinker.

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    T_D805
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    LOL! Welcome to the forum and the world of airguns πŸ˜†   I say, shoot the dang thing! Then clean it, fiddle with it a bit, shoot it again, and repeat πŸ‘  

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    dizzums
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    lol nah. rub some dirt on it and go blast a nutter ….

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    Luke51
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    Addition Phobia

    What you haven't heard yet is your first quality PCP airgun will only be the beginning of a never ending search for the next best beast.

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    BeMeUp
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    Look down the barrel if it’s clean shoot it,I heard a lot about different guns coming full of stuff in barrel,just got a new 2240xl and a Diana bandit in 177 both guns were clean as a whistle,had to put new sights on both old eyes,the 2240 out of the box shot 4 inches at 9:00 made one adjustment 2 inches at 9 one more adjustment bullseye at ten meters ass in grass elbows on knees,shot 4 more shots dime group in 9 ring at 11:00 this gun will shoot better than my skills, only shot two cylinders out of diana,super smooth trigger and bolt.the 2240 has a little too much travel for my long fingers but this is only a little annoying,I think I can make a little fatter grip to help with that.Both guns out of box shoot excellent and I don’t foresee any modifications to these or my Benjamin cayden.

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    Shiloh1944
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    Hello David, and welcome.

    I too am new to higher end airgunning, the PCP kind. I purchased an entry level rifle awhile back and it wasn't long and I wanted a better made gun. I have purchased one but have yet to see it. Ordered it back on May 19th. I paid a little extra to have it tuned by the dealer I purchased it from so it should shoot great out of the box. Probably would have any way, tuned or not, but I followed the advice given here on the forum. Just wish I could get the gun and shoot it. Patience has never been one of my better qualities and as I have gotten older it has become even less.

    When mine arrives I am going to take it out of the box, mount the scope I have acquired for it, bore sight it, look down the barrel, fill it with air, and start shooting and not look back.

    Have fun and good shooting!

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    WorriedMan
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    No, like they say, just clean barrel, air up and shoot.  Also, other than the annual, "Blessing of the Airguns" mass, we don't involve the church in our hobby.

                                                                                                                                                WM

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    Luke51
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    My first PCP was a used 22 cal Daystate Air Ranger. If you breathed on the trigger it was gone. It came in a beautiful hard case and nice 8 x 32 x 56 Hawke Sidewinder scope. 

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    HARLEY01
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    There is no real "destination" in airgunning.. it's a never ending journey to achieve the best possible outcome…you may never reach the end of this near impossible quest of being completely satisfied with what you have. Welcome to this addiction my friend!

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    jjonusas
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    I always pull a few patches to clean any machining oils and debris, shoot it a bunch and then tune if necessary.

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    Blackpaw
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    @davidkarch welcome and to quote Steve from Aeac one thing that attracts ppl to airguns is tinkering. No different than my ppl with new cars or motorcycles who start to customize them. One is individuality and meet their expectations, but in the end they love the hands on stuff. 
     

    I have a Taipan Vet Compact and ordered a RTI Prophet Performance compact I’ll have delivered once I return to USA. Also I have an old customized Beeman R9 TK. Once back in USA I’ll send it to get retuned because for the better part of the last 10 years it has spent most of the time in the gun safe back in USA. 
     

    So no it never ends. 

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