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steveoh

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Happy Airgun Friday!
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:26:07 AM »
Happy Airgun Friday!

Last weekend I cast a bunch of bullets for my .458 DAQ LA. Monday I get to go shooting with Kevin in the wild blue yonder just North East of me. Oh the joy.

What ya'll got planned?



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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 01:37:11 PM »
Looking forward to it. I'll be the one-gun man once again. I'm seriously wishing that I had a regulator on either my gun (not happening) or my air tank (too expensive)  I know I'm getting bad results on my accuracy with individual fills because my air pressure is inconsistent, and if I fill to 3000 psi my shooting session will be very short.

How many targets/t posts should I throw in the truck? You know me...I'm going to be at 200 and 300 yards.
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »
Kevin, what does a regulator for your airgun cost?
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 01:50:38 PM »
Looking forward to it. I'll be the one-gun man once again. I'm seriously wishing that I had a regulator on either my gun (not happening) or my air tank (too expensive)  I know I'm getting bad results on my accuracy with individual fills because my air pressure is inconsistent, and if I fill to 3000 psi my shooting session will be very short.

How many targets/t posts should I throw in the truck? You know me...I'm going to be at 200 and 300 yards.

I can bring extra guns. :) You can shoot whatever your little heart desires. Any requests?

My tanks are both low. Plan: fill up the little tank, fill up  all the guns, and then try to fill the big tank again. I have to admit it makes me nervous filling the big one with that pump.  I can bring my Hill Manual Pump too, if you want to build upper body!

As usual I'll want something at 50 and 100 yards. I have three new bullets to test, so I'll start short and extend out.

I am really chewing on getting a regulator for the big tank because I think my gauge is so small that I'm off in fill pressure. Would love to be able to dial in 3200 psi and keep it there all day for the DAQs.

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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 02:47:39 PM »
You didn't answer my question.

I have toyed with buying a regulator for my 9 mm, as it required just 3K PSI. But the truth is, I don't shoot it enough to justify the cost. This said, I'm interested in shooting about 300 rounds through it, to see which of the various projectiles I have for it. At present, it appears the 220 grain pellets (yes, they are diabolo) work best. The issue is, you only get two shots, and then you refill. Unless of course, you weather the gun, which needs a regulator.

I intend to use my small tank, and the requisite Foster-fitted hoses to get the job done. Once I'm done, I don't need the regulator. If I do this, I have to assume you're willing to pay the freight to get it out to you, once I'm done?
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I have an Omega compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your portable tank as a courtesy.

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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 03:06:24 PM »
I contacted Robert Lane who makes airgun regulators, and he actually makes one for Quackenbush's. Cost is about $110.00.

http://laneregulators.com/shop/airgun-upgrades/robert-lane/regulator-kits/quackenbush-mk9-lancet-pcp-internal

Can't find his email, but he said he really doesn't recommend a regulator for a big bore, especially for one that gets two or three shots per charge.

I ended up buying a small Air Venturi regulated tank. Trouble is it regulates to 2800 psi, which is not at all optimal for a DAQ. My DAQs are all happier at 3200-3600 psi. I wonder if my gauges are that far off. Dennis says most airgun gauges are rated at 10% accuracy. (shrug).

I did contact Ninja who makes these tanks for Air Venturi, and they have a purple shim they'll send me to get closer to 3,000 psi.

Yep, all of my big bores are good for two shots. I think I can get 4 good shots out of the Sam yang 909s with lighter bullets and round balls.

Kevin does have one of those Air Venturi regulated tanks also.


You didn't answer my question.

I have toyed with buying a regulator for my 9 mm, as it required just 3K PSI. But the truth is, I don't shoot it enough to justify the cost. This said, I'm interested in shooting about 300 rounds through it, to see which of the various projectiles I have for it. At present, it appears the 220 grain pellets (yes, they are diabolo) work best. The issue is, you only get two shots, and then you refill. Unless of course, you weather the gun, which needs a regulator.

I intend to use my small tank, and the requisite Foster-fitted hoses to get the job done. Once I'm done, I don't need the regulator. If I do this, I have to assume you're willing to pay the freight to get it out to you, once I'm done?
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
I just got in from outside and figured I'd look up the cost of tank reg's. I don't think they are as much as I'd thought. I've been on the Joe Brancato site before and my search took my there. I'll call him after the holiday weekend and see if he has what I'm looking for. When it comes to unregulated big bore I think it will make a huge difference. I have the premium ammo, got all of the bugs out of the gun, and now I'm kind of on plateau. Consistent air pressure on each shot can't hurt. More money....god help me.

http://www.airtanksforsale.com/
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 05:09:22 PM »
I just got in from outside and figured I'd look up the cost of tank reg's. I don't think they are as much as I'd thought. I've been on the Joe Brancato site before and my search took my there. I'll call him after the holiday weekend and see if he has what I'm looking for. When it comes to unregulated big bore I think it will make a huge difference. I have the premium ammo, got all of the bugs out of the gun, and now I'm kind of on plateau. Consistent air pressure on each shot can't hurt. More money....god help me.

http://www.airtanksforsale.com/

Just go in your back yard, dig a hole and start filling it with money.  It's almost bad as owning a boat.
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External PCP AirTank Regulator
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 05:11:04 PM »
I just got in from outside and figured I'd look up the cost of tank reg's. I don't think they are as much as I'd thought. I've been on the Joe Brancato site before and my search took my there. I'll call him after the holiday weekend and see if he has what I'm looking for. When it comes to unregulated big bore I think it will make a huge difference. I have the premium ammo, got all of the bugs out of the gun, and now I'm kind of on plateau. Consistent air pressure on each shot can't hurt. More money....god help me.

http://www.airtanksforsale.com/


Here's one!

https://www.huma-air.com/External-inline-regulator
« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 05:16:00 PM by steveoh »
  • Benicia, California
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Sam Yang 909s .45
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 06:50:15 PM »
Kevin, I have a tank reg you can borrow, I was working on Eucalyptus Ave all last week splitting small boulders.
I'll be in Pet Monday after dove hunt, unless you have a good dove spot there. ;D
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2018, 10:14:19 PM »
AWESOME!!! The funny thing is that there are hardly any doves here. One here or one there, but nothing much. A half mile down the road by King's dairy it's covered in 'em. Do you shotgun shoot or use an airgun? I have a really good place across town to decoy them onto a fence and use the airgun. Keeps 'em coming back more often.
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 04:19:49 AM »
Two thing.

Dairies always collect doves and pigeons because of the grain strewn about. Most will allow you to shoot an airgun, if approached carefully. We have several around the area (Roswell, NM), but they're a bit further than I want to drive, unless I'm on an all-day hunt.

I have both pigeon and dove decoys, but they don't work well in my opinion. A pile of birdseed work a lot better, at least in my environs.
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2018, 05:46:54 AM »
It's not a matter of places to hunt; I have that in spades when it comes to doves. Any kind of baiting using seed is illegal here in CA so that's a no-no. It's just that right here at my house/home property there aren't very many. Where Steveoh and I are shooting this morning they're everywhere. What I HAVE found is that there are a couple of key paces where they really flock up. Thistle patches and areas where the feed trucks drive (spilled cattle feed)  These are next to barbed wire fences and a couple of decoys on the wire makes 'em land right where you're aiming already.  Shotgunning and pass shooting is fine, but stepping up the game and using air is fun.
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 07:57:29 AM »
I use whatever is most proficient at the time. Pass shooting I use shotgun not discriminating on species, and fence shooting I prefer my 177 BSA FT gun and concentrate on Eurasians.   
I'll throw the reg in the truck, and if I go to Pet today will get it to you.
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Re: Happy Airgun Friday!
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 07:31:04 PM »
I had the reg in the truck the other day, forgot to give it to you. I should be on Eucalyptus Ave on Thursday.

Hope the Armada is still shooting good.
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Building duck boats now that I'm "retired".