Questions for 22 cal. Gauntlet owners?

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    cfarm
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    I need advice on the 22 cal. Gauntlet. What power mods have you done/recommend?  What pellets are you using, and what kind of power and accuracy are you getting? My primary use will be for hunting squirrels and rabbits to +50- yards, pinking, and target practice up to 100 yards ( I have a 100 yard PB range set up). I am getting ready to order a Gauntlet and pellets; would greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks, Charlie

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    blackdiesel
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    Look at Hajimoto’s youtube site.  He has several videos on mods.

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    Jonah
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    Mine likes the JSB 15.89 and the JSB 18.13 pellets.  The 15.89 run a little over 800 fps.  I shoot empty 12 gauge hulls at 50 to 70 yards from a bench.  Do the super tune that Hajimoto shows in the video.  Makes the cocking much easier.

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    spysir
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    Get it and shoot it first.  Unless you already have vast exp. with airguns and know for a fact the stock unit is not up to your desires there’s no need for mods of any kind ( I do not count adjusting trigger a “mod”).
    All you “need” to do – and it’s an opinion- is adjust the trigger, it is a very good trigger. 
    They seem to like many pellets and naturally they all seem to shoot JSB pellets well.
    Cocking on a stock unit should be silky smooth ( esp. if you do not bend the bolt cranking it sideways, eh?).

    Umarex Gauntlet forearm removal – video-


     shows cocking & forearm removal/install

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    cfarm
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    Guys. I appreciate your advice. I apologize, I did not see your  replies, didn't realize I was logged out. My new gauntlet is shooting great, but I am a hopeless tinkerer. Will have to do some mods. Thanks.

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    brian_null
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    I have a moded Gauntlet in .22 and I'll share my experience with you.

    Absolutely grab yourself a larger bottle. Something like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3000-PSI-0-38L-Aluminum-Tank-Air-Cyclinder-Bottle-For-Paintball-PCP-5-8-18UNF/401411846052?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Get the tuning kit from jsairrifles.com (although I see it's gone up in price since I got mine… )

    I had issues with getting the poppet to seat properly even after several burnishing attempts but the stock poppet works just fine after it was all said and done. So, maybe for the first step don't go all the way to the air valve and see what boost you get and venture further if you feel the need.

    Threr's a plunger screw mod that can be done on the trigger to give you more of a two-stage feel that's easy as pie and cheap.

    Adjusting the regulator is easy enough but you're gonna need some check valves and such which is gonna set you back anothetr $75 ish and a heck of a lot of pumping… save this for a rainy day.

    Bottle, Turning kit (-poppet) & Trigger is what I would start with. Shoot with it a while and see if you want to go further. Haji (see vid above) has some great vids on most of these subjects. Watch them!

    One note I will make is a pretty simple way I found to keep from scalping the o-rings on my air valve and bottle connector. I used a bakeable polymer clay found at a craft store to make two "lego" looking pieces that fit on either side of the air tube with the lego posts filling the screw holes. This allowed the o-rings to slide by with ease. I'll try to remember to post picts.

    If you have any questions just shoot me a pm.

    Hope this give you a little more insight and direction. Happy shooting!

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    be4meliz
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    brian_null

    I have a moded Gauntlet in .22 and I'll share my experience with you.

    Absolutely grab yourself a larger bottle. Something like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/3000-PSI-0-38L-Aluminum-Tank-Air-Cyclinder-Bottle-For-Paintball-PCP-5-8-18UNF/401411846052?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

    Get the tuning kit from jsairrifles.com (although I see it's gone up in price since I got mine… )

    I had issues with getting the poppet to seat properly even after several burnishing attempts but the stock poppet works just fine after it was all said and done. So, maybe for the first step don't go all the way to the air valve and see what boost you get and venture further if you feel the need.

    Threr's a plunger screw mod that can be done on the trigger to give you more of a two-stage feel that's easy as pie and cheap.

    Adjusting the regulator is easy enough but you're gonna need some check valves and such which is gonna set you back anothetr $75 ish and a heck of a lot of pumping… save this for a rainy day.

    Bottle, Turning kit (-poppet) & Trigger is what I would start with. Shoot with it a while and see if you want to go further. Haji (see vid above) has some great vids on most of these subjects. Watch them!

    One note I will make is a pretty simple way I found to keep from scalping the o-rings on my air valve and bottle connector. I used a bakeable polymer clay found at a craft store to make two "lego" looking pieces that fit on either side of the air tube with the lego posts filling the screw holes. This allowed the o-rings to slide by with ease. I'll try to remember to post picts.

    If you have any questions just shoot me a pm.

    Hope this give you a little more insight and direction. Happy shooting!

    How did you form the compound to block screw holes- this was the biggest issue I had in putting in tune kit- and you came up with a great solution

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    Springrrrr
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    All the above suggestions are great.  The Jefferson State tuning kit is a great mod.  It worked wonders for me.  http://www.jsairrifles.com/Umarex-Gauntlet-Tuning-Kit_p_69.html

    Follow the video's instructions as to how to seat the new poppet.  Just burnishing does not work well.

    You may also find the gun changes point of impact with just a slight bump of the barrel.  There are barrel bands out there to help prevent that, but I found by adding a stiff spring to the already existing spring on the moderator in the shroud did the trick for me to stop the shifting.

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    be4meliz
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    I have done everything as mentioned by brian_null & springerr(brian's tip for block o-rings is excellent)  I am getting nice accuracy @ 50 & 100 yds

    https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=147352.new#new.   This is 5 shot group @ 102 yds.

     

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