Compact .177

Building or modifying BB, Airsoft, and Pellet type of guns. Show off your custom designs, find tips and other discussion. Target practice only!
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:36 pm

Finished the compact .177, barrel is 12" long. 11" if you allow for the dead space, valve is 1/4" pilot operated, accuracy as expected, about 1 1/2" group at 9m. Running straight off compressed air as usual at about 150psi. One of my favoritist guns to shoot so far :D
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:42 pm

I look spectacular. :bounce:
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:55 pm

Will do a video, probably next weekend, thanksgiving tomorrow so will be busy.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:17 pm

Looks nice! Linking to the other thread here for some more information. :D
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:45 pm

Love the foregrip, it seems like you have a cousin in South Africa ;)

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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Ah, he is using the shiny grooved variety
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:15 am

farcticox1 wrote:the shiny grooved variety
The posh bastard!

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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm

Interesting, noticed that the pellets were a tighter fit in this barrel than the last one, so tight that I had to seat them down the barrel otherwise 150psi was not enough to get it moving. This tube measures 4.60mm ID, the last one I built with a different piece of tube is 4.70mm ID. Just the luck of the draw with tolerences :shock: Going to polish out a small section at the breech end and see if it still works at 150psi.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:03 pm

Made a plate to cover the side
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:37 pm

Done a short video, target shooting started of well with a bullseye then went off a bit :lol: well that's smooth bore :D

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:13 am

I like the result. As always, impeccable construction. :) regards
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:27 pm

Got some decent ($20) flip up sights off Ebay to try. :D
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Sun May 05, 2019 10:54 am

Finally got the flip up sights set up.
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Rear sight has duel apature, the small one seems better at close range.
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2 x 10 shots at 9m bullseye target.
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Wed May 08, 2019 9:10 am

For a home-made smoothbore those are excellent groups at 9 meters with open sights, bravo!
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Wed May 08, 2019 10:31 am

Good precision, and as always, an excellent completion of your weapon.
Every time I see a weapon built by you, an idea comes to mind, "Air weapons do not exist, they are manufactured." Good job.
 
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