Author Topic: Gauntlet accuracy  (Read 302 times)

d_boom

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Gauntlet accuracy
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:50:58 AM »
When my Gauntlet was new back in April 2018 it was accurate.  Velocity averaged 790 fps with 7 fps
spread shooting  JSB 18.13 pellets.  After shooting over 3000 pellets, accuracy went South.  Thinking I
could fix the issue the Gauntlet apart, cleaning everything including the regulator which I blamed for
accuracy issues.  Cleaning, polishing, and lubing did not restore accuracy.  Someone suggested I place
tissue paper over the bolt when I fired, the tissue blew off!  I found the problem which was quite apparent
if I had just looked at the wear on the "O" ring on the bolt!  When I contracted Umbrex they sent me two
"O" rings free of charge.  Should have looked before I leaped!
 


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Alan

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Re: Gauntlet accuracy
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 08:24:36 AM »
I have actually had that happen, but with a twist. Turned out the bolt probe was a .22 caliber, instead of a .25. Took me months to figure it out.
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