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Spring Rifles
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:53:16 PM »
Hi All,

Silly question but is there anything that can be done to squeeze a bit more FPS out of a spring rifle?
I'm more of a shooter and tbh not mechanically minded at all. I was told that how the rifle comes is the max that it can go, but ive heard that it can be done. Help anyone?

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 07:11:51 PM »
What gun have you got?
You can increase power, but not always beneficial.
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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »
hone the cylinder, check/replace piston seal, remove assembly grease and re-lube the internals, huff of 2 stroke in the breech before firing, use a pellet of rice wrapped in cigarette paper instead of slugs...


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(I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice)

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 07:14:31 PM »
More sensibly:
FPS is marketing bunk.
FPE is far more meaningful.

Accuracy is king. Only the first shot counts, really.

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 07:18:38 PM »
As long as rice dosnt explode under the pressure,other wise be firearm then wouldnt it lol
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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2018, 07:31:27 PM »
As long as rice dosnt explode under the pressure,other wise be firearm then wouldnt it lol
 cheers mike
it could be a new method of making popcorn  :D

((i'm pretty sure rice is safe until you grind blackpowder into it))

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2018, 08:37:29 PM »
Norica .22cal Dragon. 800FPS

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 08:38:25 PM »
What gun have you got?
You can increase power, but not always beneficial.

Norica Dragon .22cal 800fps

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2018, 08:53:28 PM »
Chasing power gains in springers is a pretty tough task, there are tradeoffs with everything you do and you often end up with a harsher shooting cycle.

Have you got access to a chronograph? It would be good to know what its shooting at now, if it's close to factory spec I would probably just leave it at a bit of a clean and polish up inside,  if it's a bit lower than it should be you could look at a new spring and seals.
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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 09:36:37 PM »
Good advice from mintie there. Know where it's at first.
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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 09:34:50 AM »
Sounds like your standard 16-18ish footpound rifle.
Should have enough stopping power for possums & rabbits etc, so my question is... why?

if the power is there for the standard pests, then practice and shot placement is more important than the quest for power... I would suggest as Mintie said - find out current power and any improvements can be to smooth and refine the shooting cycle..

But, if you think its suddenly low on power then it could be a spring or seal issue.
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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 06:39:29 PM »
Dead right FPE, energy is better than fps, velocity.
800fps in .22 sounds not too bad. If it was my rifle I would do what Axle says when he is not being a lawyer and spend your time on the trigger. A bad trigger will never shoot nicely. Not sure what sort of tirgger the Norica has  but increased power increases recoil and that is not good for accuracy.
PS if you have only just started shooting springers then you need to spend time learning the artillary hold and trajectory.
Lots to learn but the good part is that is fun even though it takes time.

PS. Honing the bore could be a bit beyond you, maybe not but it shouldn't be too bad from the factory.
Lots of practice, lots and lots and lots but make sure you are not practicing mistakes.

There is lots of stuff on this forum to help you and lots on Youtube but beware that youtube has a lot of nonsense.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 06:43:58 PM by Novagun »

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Re: Spring Rifles
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 08:44:52 AM »
Honing cylander sounds bit drastic,but can be be done with brake cylander honing tool in lathe,if you really
 got to get that drastic,but cant really see the point in doing so unless bore like a rusty pipe,if that bad
 time to biff the gun i think eh!!the bore soon wears in and smooths out with use any way most are pretty
 good from factory anyway,Novas right as is Akzle,sort trigger as best can,learn how to hold and shoot the
 rifle,800fps with 14/16 pellet will put most things down perfectly fine if pellet put in right place.
 cheers mike