Well so much for brand new BSA mk2 …..

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    rwsmike
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    I filled it last night to 3000 and picked it up  to shoot today and it's down to under 1000 in 8hrs….now when something like this happened should I receive another brand new gun after I send it back ?  

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    NMshooter
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    Could be something simple like changing an O-ring seal. Contact the dealer.

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    Chachoze
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of pcp's!!   You mat find this to be a somewhat  common occurrence, but certainly if it is brand new as it sounds like it is I would definitely make the dealer/retailer know about it.

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    rwsmike
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    I just emailed them  and will see 

    what they want me to do but on a  brand new gun I really don't want to touch much on it .

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    Crusher
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    I think I might just put it back in the box. Call them and tell them it is on the way and let them fix it. You paid for a new, perfect condition gun. It should have come to you that way. 

    Personally, I know I gripe about how long it takes to get a new gun from say AoA, but that is one thing they do before sending it out. They put it on the shelf and do a leak test. That is the very LEAST I expect from a brand new gun. It should hold air.

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    Tweeter
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    Was the gun empty when you got it (I'm it was guessing since it leaks)?  I would fill it up and put a few shots through it and it might get the valve poppet to seal if that is the issue.  Maybe it just has a piece of debris that will get blown out with a few shots.

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    addertooth
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    I will agree with Tweeter, Put about a hundred shots through it.  It may resolve itself.  Even if it is still a leaker, you will have a valuable accuracy comparison reference point, when the replacement arrives.  You will be able to tell if the replacement gun is less/same/more accurate than the gun it replaced.  

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    rwsmike
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    The strange thing is the gun came filled to roughly about 2000 which I thought was strange because a few yrs ago I bought a gamo urban and bsa scorpion when both arrived the gamo had air and scorpion empty.   Maybe someone can chime in here and tells us if there bsa mk2 came with air in it ?? I suspect a lot of  these were sold during this sale.  

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    rwsmike

    The strange thing is the gun came filled to roughly about 2000 which I thought was strange because a few yrs ago I bought a gamo urban and bsa scorpion when both arrived the gamo had air and scorpion empty.   Maybe someone can chime in here and tells us if there bsa mk2 came with air in it ?? I suspect a lot of  these were sold during this sale.  

    I'm assuming this was the PA sale? The MK2 is going away, replaced by the SE. At these prices i'd imagine a BUNCH were sold. Not hard to fix but still a major PITA.

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    rwsmike
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    The leak must be pretty bad because I filled it at 930 am to 3000 and it's down to almost 2000 right now 1023 am

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    Rodeo
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    Same thing happened with my new R10 MK2 (Pyramyd Air sale).  My leak turned out to be the fill port check valve.  It had green gunk in it.  I cleaned, lubed and replaced some o-rings while I had it apart.  Now it works great.  Mine came with about 2000 psi in it but started leaking after the first refill.

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    davecole
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    I was at the range the other day practicing and mine went from 3000 to zero in two shots. Bottle was loose. Totally different scenario I know but this might help shed some light on your problem.

    Bottle guns are slightly different, therefore fewer points where air can leak.

    Something to try….

    First, check to make sure the bottle is not loose. Not sure? Loosen the bottle slightly then retighten. You don’t have to gorilla tighten the bottle. Just make sure it’s not loose. Snug is good.

    Or…. 

    Fill the gun/bottle. Unscrew the bottle. DO NOT REINSTALL. Let it set overnight. Screw the bottle back in,

    (lubing the bottle o ring prior to re installing. This is important to do each and every time you remove the bottle)

     Compare pressure reading to original pressure. 

    Pressure is significantly lower? Problem obviously lies in the bottle. Return just the bottle to Gamo. 2 year warranty.

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    The bottle pressure didn’t change? Leave the bottle in the gun overnight and recheck. Pressure loss? Problem lies in the valve stem. 

    Let me know what you find. I love mine. Selling my two marauders to fund a second R10.?

     

     

     

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    rwsmike
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    Thanks Dave, I will try that and get back….the gun is really a sweet gun and feels awesome. Did you get yours  from the pa sale?

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    Rosco860
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    Mike, I had the same issue when I bought my Scorpian. I got it on Amazon for a similar amount of money you spent and couldn’t pass up the deal. When I got it, the gun had no air in it and it felt loose, the air tube literally jiggled. I didn’t buy it from Pyramid Air like you did, so I decided to try and fix it myself. You should send it back to Pyramid Air and let them replace it in my opinion. My gun was in good shape but it was obviously not going to hold air. I did a quick search online for a schematic detail of the gun and was able to figure out how remove the air tube and regulator. This is where my guns air leak was and the o-rings were compromised. There is a local shop that I get o-rings from and was able to replace them easily enough. The gun holds air forever now and shoots like a dream. Really powerful, but a bit loud without a moderator. A Donny FL Sumo quiets it right down to a whisper. Best of luck with the R10, Pyramid Airs customer service is excellent, I’m sure they will make it right.

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    Rodeo
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    Would be nice if PA would order in a few o-ring rebuild kits for the R10's.  These R10's on sale are new but old stock and I think most will need a little attention.

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    rwsmike
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    On a good note I just shot 20 shots on a two inch circle in the rain(obvious under my deck roof) and had zero fliers so this gun is very accurate. Most shots were going through the same hole and it was very heavy rain.

     

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    rwsmike
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    Ok gun filled to 3000 and I unscrewed the tank off and will reinstall in ten hrs….at least like Dave said find out where its leaking .

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    Tweeter
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    To see if the fill port is leaking you can insert your fill probe and then use soapy water on that to see if it blows bubbles.  keeps the water away from the gun?

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    Rodeo
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    Good call Tweeter.  You can also put a balloon or tape a surgical glove over the end of the bottle to see if it is leaking.

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    Brazos
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    Go buy a #113 o-ring and replace the oring on the buddy bottle.  Won't take a few seconds.  That is your leak.  

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