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Interesting thread. I've had a hankering for an Evanix for several years now.  So lets see, a .30 Rainstorm, or a .257 Airforce Texan next? Different critters for sure.  At any rate if I were to "spring" for a Rainstorm then your information on springs is very valuable indeed.

thanks for sharing!
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Evanix .30 rainstorm modification
« Last post by oneshot61 on December 12, 2018, 07:45:31 PM »
Work is taking all my daylight hours lately, but I got about 30 minutes to run some testing with my new ss spring. My thoughts are that unless I’m shooting for one mag at high power with the 66 grain bbt it’s a bit to strong for a decent non peaky string. Even with nearly 1/4 inch free flight my spread is 27 with one shot in the middle causing all the problems. 908-937-899 FPS over 12 shots, jsb 50.  It’s just pushing the hammer to fast. However.. I tried something quickly today and preliminary testing is promising. I inset a strong magnet into my stock, centered and near the back half of the hammer at rest. I think because of free flight it has a chance to slow the secondary hit to the hammer. I was able to get three more shots over a 900 FPS threshold. All testing was at 3050.  Next testing will be with my 18 lb spring with the magnet installed. I’m looking for 14 shots over 920... hopefully..then take this to 3200 psi and test for a high power 7 shot mag.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...
« Last post by steveoh on December 12, 2018, 02:09:46 PM »
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Remove the rear air coupling (yes, it came buggered up like this...)

Looks like a plumber who did work on my house, worked on your rifle at some point.  Apparently the dude's favorite tool was a set of Channel Lock pliers.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on December 12, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »
Thank you for your advise Bob! 

I took off about 2mm off the spring.  I was absolutely amazed how difficult it was to snip the spring!  I was barely able to make a dent in the wire with my snippers.  I had to use needle nose pliers to take that crease and bend it back and forth to finish the cut.  Next I tried to file the break point down a bit.

I probably won't be able to test until the weekend  :-(

Spring steel, whodathunk? Get yoself an air or electric cutoff tool, cheap at Harbor Freight. Zips them springs short right now and also can be used to grind flat the end of the spring.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Ho Ho Ho, What's Santa Bringing You?
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on December 12, 2018, 12:42:49 PM »
Probably a great big chunk of coal.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Ho Ho Ho, What's Santa Bringing You?
« Last post by Tinkerer on December 12, 2018, 12:01:38 PM »
A red laminated stock for my R5 .30 long.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Last post by steveoh on December 12, 2018, 09:35:45 AM »
Not uncommon.

These folks make one (https://www.shapeways.com) in .22 and .25 for the Marauder which works better than any tray I have used. I just wish they made one for the WAR series airguns.

http://airgunguild.com/airgun-optics-and-accessories/war-single-shot-tray/

Oh snap. That turns out to not be a useful link. Bah.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Last post by Alan on December 12, 2018, 09:25:57 AM »
Not uncommon.

These folks make one (https://www.shapeways.com) in .22 and .25 for the Marauder which works better than any tray I have used. I just wish they made one for the WAR series airguns.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Single shot tray - problem
« Last post by steveoh on December 12, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »
Hmmm, I have a single shot tray for my Marauder .25. I outta check that...
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Ho Ho Ho, What's Santa Bringing You?
« Last post by Frank in Fairfield on December 12, 2018, 06:09:02 AM »
If all goes well, a new Great White..
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