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Airgun Ammo / Re: .177 Hades...yes, .177!
« Last post by Dcorvino on February 24, 2020, 09:14:46 PM »
Excellent news Joe
Can’t wait to try them.
So if they are coming out soon the “Collector’s “ pellet vault must be almost full with these, correct?
Don’t worry Joey I won’t tell people the location of Joe The “Collector’s” pellet vault is ( at least not for free lol)

Airgun Ammo / .177 Hades...yes, .177!
« Last post by Monkeydad1969 on February 24, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Hey all,

Look who I found lurking around...well I was asked by Stephen D. to come by.  So, you saw the title.  Now here's the juiciness!

Yes, the .177 Hades are coming soon. They are the Diabolo Exact Heavy .177 Cal, 10.34 Grains, and are shooting very well.  This is just a taste...
PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: I broke my Crown...
« Last post by FL Rat Hunter on February 24, 2020, 02:34:13 PM »
I fixed it!  There was a slug lodged in the transfer port. I couldn't figure out how to remove the TP Adjuster, so I removed the tank, removed the probe, took it outside, placed it in the ground upside down, covered it with a heavy bath towel and fired it!  I have no idea where the slug went, but it back shooting as it was before. Does this make me a gunsmith or just lucky to still be alive???

This is what happens when you're not paying attention to what your doing...  Last night there was a rat out back, I didn't have the magazine with the Talon slugs in the Crown because I what shooting some NSA slugs and wanted to save the Talon's for the critters.  It was dark, and when I seated the magazine and tried to chamber a round, it jammed.  I brought it back inside and grabbed the Raptor instead.  When I came back in to clear the Crown, I ran a rod down the barrel to dislodge the slug that was preventing the removal of the magazine, that didn't work so I removed the barrel and then removed the magazine.  When I looked at the mag, it was a .25 cal magazine...  My Crown is .22!  I suspect the slug fell into the TP as I was pulling the barrel to remove the magazine!  Yep, my screw up because I was rushing to shoot a stupid rat!  LOL!  Oh well, it was a learning experience!
PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: I broke my Crown...
« Last post by Alan on February 24, 2020, 12:38:20 PM »
If you're careful, a barrel cleaning rod should work. USE LIGHT TAPS! Depending on the caliber, a brass welding rod will work as well.
PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / I broke my Crown...
« Last post by FL Rat Hunter on February 24, 2020, 12:35:37 PM »
I think I broke my Crown Continuum and have no clue how to fix it.  I believe the TP Adjuster is broken.  It will not move and the barrel will not come out, even with all 4 grub screws completely removed.  It's as if there is something locking the two together.  Since there is a slug stuck in the barrel and I can't remove the barrel, I can see if there is anything sticking up through the TP obstructing the removal of the barrel.

It will fire, but there's not enough air to push a pellet out the barrel.  Right now there is a Talon Slug stuck at the end of the barrel just before the choke.  Since I can't get the barrel out, I don't want to chance damaging anything pushing the slug all the way back through the barrel to the breech.

So, when I fire it, all I hear the the click of the hammer hitting the valve stem and air slowly hissing out the end of the barrel past the slug.  It's not even pushing enough air to dislodge the slug.

I have no idea what to do now.  I probably should contact FX and see about returning it for warranty service, but I hate shipping air guns through the mail.  Any thoughts on what could be causing the problem?
Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: Hill EC-3000
« Last post by FL Rat Hunter on February 24, 2020, 08:08:27 AM »
Yea, the FTC really needs to take a look at PA's advertising tactics.  I also think taking someone's money with a promise of delivery in 2 weeks and then stringing them along for 2 months or more should be a violation of the Truth in Advertising laws, but that's for someone else to look into.

I don't know how many websites Hill has, but it his listed on their Air Pumps website:

They clearly state:  Hill EC-3000 Electric Air Compressor. Made by Hill Pumps, here at our factory in Sheffield, England.

It says "made", not "assembled", but who knows where exactly they source the individual parts and pieces?  Seems everything these days is somehow or another touch by the Chinese!  Looks as though it may all be made in-house, but we may never know for sure...
OFF TOPIC / Re: Critters Raiding the Bird Feeder...
« Last post by FL Rat Hunter on February 24, 2020, 07:58:48 AM »
LOL!  That's what my wife yells every time she see a foot chase on TV!  I guess it would be hard to run with a bullet in your butt!

I don't think shooting the bears is a viable option, I sure wouldn't want to harm them and I would think the local DNR would frown upon it as well.  Fortunately, me walking out the back door and shooing them away is usually all it takes to get them moving.
Indeed. Must be getting a little frustrating over there?

That's an understatement....
Welcome aboard Scott!
Airgun Ammo / Re: .25 Slugs? Not in my air guns!
« Last post by FL Rat Hunter on February 24, 2020, 05:33:03 AM »
The only rifle I have that really grouped well with the FX Hybrids was my Marauder.  They didn't do all that well in any of my .22 FX rifles...  I also got a sampler pack of the H&N slugs to try, they didn't perform all that well either.

I have not tried the JSB slugs yet, but thus far the 17.2gr & 20.2gr NSA and 20.8 gr Talon slugs do well from my Crown.  Price wise, the .22 cal NSAs are by far the best deal currently available.  The FX and Talon's are quite pricey.  H&N's aren't too bad, price wise, but they don't perform near as well as the .22 NSA's I've tried...

I'll be fine with just sticking to pellets, I get more to a tin, they are more accurate and cost less per round.  I mainly shoot paper and rats and usually at between 40-50 yards, so the pellets work well for my use.
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