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Don

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    'The Squirrelbasher'

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    Movies, computers, motorbikes (big & fast!), & airgun/rimfire hunting

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    New Forest, Hampshire
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    England
  1. Don

    Rapid leaking air

    Found the fix, Google was my friend! Don
  2. Don

    Rapid leaking air

    I know there is an easy way to fix this by heating the valve face. Can anyone give me detailed instruction (I know how to strip it!). Thanks, Don
  3. Get a Combro, pocket-sized and good enough to check that you are always within UK power limits. Don
  4. Don

    bi pod clamp

    PM me your address mate. I've got one I don't use, so you are welcome to it if you want it..... Don
  5. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    Finally got it nailed with the 16" barrel. It appears the pellets were clipping the silencer baffles VERY slightly. So I took 1/2 a mill off the edges of the holes and she's a good 'un again! Pellet on pellet at 30yds with my beloved Bisley Magnum. Happy days are here again! Don
  6. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    Looks that way mate, shame it wasn't more popular! :D Many thanks to all the above who did their utmost to help me get to the bottom of the problem.... New barrel time! Don
  7. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    It looks like I can sell the barrel on with a clear conscience. Tried it this morning with Accupel, and it was spot on every shot! So, the 16" barrel is useless to me, and will be going in the 'For Sale' section..... Don
  8. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    It's Anthonys' if I can't get any sense out of it in the next couple of days..... Don
  9. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    I am a member, but the link is not working mate... Don
  10. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    Did a fiddly to the valve, and put the hammer preload on the softest setting, it chrono'ed at 11.8fpe. Tried it out at 25yds, and you guessed it, like a muckspreader. So it HAS to be this barrel, as my Rapid is exactly as it was with my 24" one (and it was a tackdriver). Looks like I'm down a barrel and out of pocket by £150 (cost of my 24" one). Thanks Bruno527 for helping to turn my excellent Rapid into the airgun equivalent of a peashooter..... Anyone wanting this barrel for free (it's no good to me), just drop me a PM......Oh, and you can cover postage. Don
  11. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    I think you are right mate, but the bloke I got it off said he was using it at 34fpe. I have literally tried everything, and it just will not shoot straight. I can't turn my Rapid down any lower than 18fpe with the current hammer spring, so I'll fit a lighter hammer spring and get it down to sub 12fpe and see what happens then. I'll report back, and if it's no joy, I'll have a cheap barrel up for sale/swap! LOL Don PS - Nice to see I'm missed when I'm not here!
  12. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    I have a CZ452 Dave, and it is an amazing rifle! Taking bunnies at 100yds with ease! Looks like I will need to throw this barrel away, and get a new one, I should never have swapped my 24" one for this travesty.... Thanks for all the useful tips lads, but does anyone know where I can get a good 19" screwcut barrel? Don
  13. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    If it can group inside an inch circle at 50yds, then yes. The Rapid was fine at 25yds, but completely useless at 40yds. I have tried AA Field, Bisley Magnum, and Accupel, all producing the same result. Don
  14. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    NO JOY!!! Just back from a field test, and she is still like a muckspreader! Looks like it's time to chop it in and get a 1-4-1 variation for a Ruger 10/22. Don
  15. Don

    FAC Rapid 12 (.22)

    Sorted it! Looks like I tested a different silencer too quickly after giving the barrel a really good clean. One of the baffles was slightly clipping the pellets, I was checking again on the chrono, and noticed something come out of the barrel after the pellet. I shot again, and saw the same thing. Stripped the silencer down, re-aligned the stack, and it seems to be hitting fine at 25yds. Next to re-zero to 40yds.... Thanks muchly for all of your invaluable assistance......And people thought this airgun site was dying, HA!!!!!!!!!!! Don
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