Strapping Tape on the AirWolf

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The new barrel might make it an accurate gun

Postby mgervais » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:12 pm

and it might not. Mine has shown it needs a bit of barrel support to shoot well. An aluminum bbl band is in the works.
All in all, I'd rather have a .22 cal MK3 to go with my .177 MK3, but that purchase will have to wait for a while.

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Re: The new barrel might make it an accurate gun

Postby Killer-B » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:37 pm

mgervais wrote:and it might not. Mine has shown it needs a bit of barrel support to shoot well. An aluminum bbl band is in the works.
All in all, I'd rather have a .22 cal MK3 to go with my .177 MK3, but that purchase will have to wait for a while.

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WOW :shock:

That is pretty sad when you have to use a piece of tap on that expensive of a gun to get it to group, I truly hope that a better fix can be done to solve this problem.

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Postby mgervais » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:43 pm

What? Everyone knows you have to tape a Rapid's barrel before they shoot well.
Sheesh, this board really is a bunch of Theoben homers :lol:

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Postby Killer-B » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:48 pm

mgervais wrote:What? Everyone knows you have to tape a Rapid's barrel before they shoot well.


I must have missed that on all 5 of mine :lol:

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Re: The new barrel might make it an accurate gun

Postby SP » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:56 pm

mgervais wrote:and it might not. Mine has shown it needs a bit of barrel support to shoot well. An aluminum bbl band is in the works.
All in all, I'd rather have a .22 cal MK3 to go with my .177 MK3, but that purchase will have to wait for a while.

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Mergavais,
Wow :shock: That is crazy.. I cant believe what I am seeing.. I really appreciate you for posting these pics . The information just helps us all out as I have a Airwolf on order. Thank you

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Postby SP » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:01 pm

mgervais wrote:What? Everyone knows you have to tape a Rapid's barrel before they shoot well.
Sheesh, this board really is a bunch of Theoben homers :lol:


:p'n'l: :p'n'l: Ha ha

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Re: The new barrel might make it an accurate gun

Postby Anonymous » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:01 pm

and it might not. Mine has shown it needs a bit of barrel support to shoot well. An aluminum bbl band is in the works.


Hi Mike!

What the........... I might be assuming too much here but I think you're a cool guy and all so here goes:

It looks as though there may be some excess residual packing tape from shipping affecting accuracy......... :oops:

Now between me and you certainly we share enough common ground for some lighthearted humor? Please don't shoot me! :P

I am shocked at this, especially after seeing the rigidity of the barrel setup though.........who would have thought? I don't know what else to say? Did you try shooting it with the shroud removed completely? Looks like adverse torque but not consistant?

I eliminated this on mine, as well as the end cap/baffle issue. Good luck with yours. I got all I can get my simple head around.

Thanks,
SteveK

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Postby mgervais » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:41 pm

No problems. This gun is performing exactly the way I expected it might when I ordered it.
Yeah, I was hoping for better, but didn't expect it.

Chip and Gordon are capable of modding the barrel retaining screw layout to reliably support a floated barrel, but I had always planned to go the barrel band route if my Wolf didn't want to play nice.

So why didn't I just buy an AZ Rapid? Because no way no how am I owning a 48" long air gun.

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Postby Killer-B » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:22 pm

Just shows you it doesn't matter if it is a Rapid, Airwolf, Logan MK II etc.... (all top notch guns BTW) there is no guarentee that everyone of these fine guns are perfect when they arrive.

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Postby 220swift » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:27 pm

Black tape is know to absorb more vibration then packing tape .
also
did you use a spacer ,i think i can see one in your pic
a hard type foam works best
if its vibration pull out the spring loaded baffles and retest .

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