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    Sam63
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    If you are going to be expressing your opinion here and want to be treated with respect, you should get used to accepting other people’s opinions without being rude or throwing a tantrum when they differ from your own

    Zebra you made the statement “the valve stem is particularly delicate” this is not an opinion. You posted false information, non factual as it were fact. Me correcting you after doing the research is not tantrum.  Charlie worked for Wild West and now owns Georgia AG. He has sold and worked on hundreds or possibly thousands of Crickets. Link to Charlie response below.
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1486956215/Some+information+about+the+Cricket+Valve+stem.

    “You should watch Ted’s video on how he won Extreme BR. He used JSB 33’s and his advise was to scale back the power for greater accuracy.”

    Ted scaled back the 34’s with excellent results. Crickets have rifled barrels and Impacts have smooth twist. The spin rates are very different. What works for one gun/barrel might not work for another gun/barrel. Even when made by the same company using the same parts. My PT Cricket is most accurate when 34’s around 900 – 910 fps, Once the FPS drop below 840 – 850 so does accuracy with or without wind.

    I’ll take my apology whenever you are ready.”

    Zebra I do not feel you are owned an apology. I do feel you should be more responsible before posting statements.
     

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    zebra
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    I didn’t post false information. The information on the Cricket valve stems is based on my own experience and backed up by what Ernest and a bunch of other people said.

    There is nothing for me to gain by making stuff up about Cricket parts. I’m a Cricket owner and it’s one of my favorite guns to use. It does have some internal components that could benefit from being stronger though.

    My valve stem actually snapped in the first year of ownership. Ernest repaired it for me and did me a huge favor. Normally I would just ignore someone like you but I won’t sit back and let you tell people Ernest’s info is bad. Nobody else has done to make sure people have access to good info on fixing and tuning their air guns. He wouldn’t start a thread on the issue if he hadn’t had to to fix a bunch of them.

    I don’t care who Charlie worked for, Ernest is the man most people would contact to get a Cricket tuned or repaired. He’s worked on more of them in America than anyone including Charlie. There is nobody whose advise and info I would trust more on Crickets or any other PCP guns. 

    Anyway… I posted the info, people can decide for themselves who they want to trust. I learnt a long time ago that the irrefutable truth doesn’t always change people’s opinions like it should. 

     

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    QQ
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    WOW, really good place for shooting!

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    “Erik”As Long as your happy, the size of the group really doesn’t matter :)

    I like my Cricket as well, and like you, I’m not the greatest shot, but having fun is all that really matters ;)

    
WOW, really good place for shooting!

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    “Erik”As Long as your happy, the size of the group really doesn’t matter :)

    I like my Cricket as well, and like you, I’m not the greatest shot, but having fun is all that really matters ;)

    
WOW, really good place for shooting!

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    Erik
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    Thanks! It is in the middle of a forest. There are old paths in there that were once trod but no more. It is now overgrown and that bridge is more dilapidated than it looks. But it leads to a nice clearing that I use to shoot in.

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    “zebra”

    “Sam63”Thanks Long Shot. Georgia Airguns posted a reply after reading Zebras nonsense about the valve stem being ” particularly delicate”. Very few stems break. The delrin seat goes first from Charlies experience. Charlie has been selling and repairing Crickets for years. I will take his word on the subject before Zebras.
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/message/1486956215/Some+information+about+the+Cricket+Valve+stem.

    Zebra this is not the first time you have posted statements/opinions that were false. If you are trying to help people in the AG community do research before posting. The AG community is small and many of us come to forums like this for help or advise with AG problems and questions. Posting opinions as they were fact hurts people in the community, especially when the opinion turns out to be false. 


    Here is a little more info on the Cricket valve stem from the man who knows more about Crickets than any of us put together:

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1441128521/Cricket+Mod+Valve+stem+testing+with+Titanium+Rod+%26amp%3B+Acetal+delrin

    just to show that I’m not the only one. And here’s another data point:

    http://forum.kalibrgun.eu/index.php?topic=246.0

    You (or Georgia airguns) could have checked this yourself with a simple google search before hurling insults. I know this because I researched the issue when mine broke. I highly recommend it before speaking. 

    I’ll take my apology whenever you are ready. 

    
But the gun was tuned to 70 FPE.  Puts more stress on everything.

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    “jps2486”

     

     

    
But the gun was tuned to 70 FPE.  Puts more stress on everything.
     

    
From what I understand it adds stress but not much. Charlie adds a plenum behind the regulator and this is where the extra power is generated. He then sets the regulator to 130 – 135 bar and adds a metal H/S adjuster. 



    Above are photos to show the plenum and metal HS.

    The $200 tune transformed my 25 into a different gun. The heavier pellets at speed buck the wind a lot better and stay stable at further distances. With the 1 year warranty Georgia AG includes with the tune I feel the PT is a no brainer.

     

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    “Sam63”

    “jps2486”

     

     

    
But the gun was tuned to 70 FPE.  Puts more stress on everything.
     

    
From what I understand it adds stress but not much. Charlie adds a plenum behind the regulator and this is where the extra power is generated. He then sets the regulator to 130 – 135 bar and adds a metal H/S adjuster. 



    Above are photos to show the plenum and metal HS.

    The $200 tune transformed my 25 into a different gun. The heavier pellets at speed buck the wind a lot better and stay stable at further distances. With the 1 year warranty Georgia AG includes with the tune I feel the PT is a steal.

     

    
Awesome. I’m sending my 25 to Charlie. 

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    Erik
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    If the reg is only at 135 bar then why are people worried lol. My reg is set at 130 bar in my cricket compact and it can handle much more than that.

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