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Old 8th October 2016, 08:06 PM
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Old 8th October 2016, 09:11 PM
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yep, plenty for sale, one of the biggest problems people I have spoken to who have been selling them is the weight,

they are a heavy piece of gear which the weight can be easily reduced so its just like any other air rifle people buy them , get bored of them then sell them,

simples really, wouldn,t sell my two though that's for sure and even though I enjoyed my EV2 mk4 it just didn,t feel as nice to shoot as my ftp,s and if I,m honest accuracy wise it was not as good as either,

by the way plenty of them for sale also like many other air rifles
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Old 9th October 2016, 03:59 PM
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I agree they balance much better than the ev2
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Old 9th October 2016, 04:37 PM
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A strange thread to start indeed :-)

Mine has pin point accuracy, reduced the weight by using the floating kit which offset the scope weight. Not heavy at all, compared to a standard S400 yes it is, against a full FT rig it's probably lighter.

You have to spend some real time setting the stock up, once there it's a phenomenal bit of kit.
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Old 10th October 2016, 12:23 AM
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have to say the feel of the ftp is superb, as said above I,ve spent ages getting the setup right, I could not get on tith the standard butthook so ended up changing both for the anchutz 4765,s feels much better and has certainly improved my standers even though I,ve spent 2 billion hours on the range lol,

the weight doesn,t bother me, infact I think the weight adds to the stability of the rifle,

the only downside I have found with the ftp,s is the standard regs, they are poorly put together but once sorted can certainly shoot very very well,

time will tell just how good they are
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Old 10th October 2016, 07:55 AM
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Evo, totally agree about how poor the reg is. Just replaced mine with a Huma from Darrin at XTX Air, way better consistency.

Just got my Galahad, waiting to see if it's any better rigged.

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Old 17th October 2016, 04:47 PM
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One thing you should watch out for though is if you use the Hamster extension rods.
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but i'll explain.

When I bought my extension rods from Bonds Airgun Spares I had to trim them down as I shoot HFT, having made centre to barrel from bottom of hamster was in line with HFT rules I did get some comments at my last comp, I even offered for it to be measured but I was told 'na don't worry', anyway as soon as I got home I re measured them & yes they were too long, by 1mm, very sorry about this btw.

I have now removed them both but while at the club at the weekend I noticed if the hamster was pushed all the way up it made the noise from the stripper change considerably also changed POI.

The rifle seemed to produce a spluttering noise but once the Hamster was pulled out a little, no contact made the rifle a lot quitter & POI improved, so be careful when positioning the Hamster so it does not make contact with the action inside.

One rod will hit metal the other hits the small foam pad (put there to deaden the air blast from the 'air release hole' from the reg I think), anyway just a useless bit of info for you.

If the rifle is running well you should not even have to check zero each week as it seems to keep it bang on, not allowing for any knocks you may give it though in transit :-)
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[QUOTE=Ewan;248528]One thing you should watch out for though is if you use the Hamster extension rods.
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but i'll explain.

When I bought my extension rods from Bonds Airgun Spares I had to trim them down as I shoot HFT, having made centre to barrel from bottom of hamster was in line with HFT rules I did get some comments at my last comp, I even offered for it to be measured but I was told 'na don't worry', anyway as soon as I got home I re measured them & yes they were too long, by 1mm, very sorry about this btw.

I have now removed them both but while at the club at the weekend I noticed if the hamster was pushed all the way up it made the noise from the stripper change considerably also changed POI.

The rifle seemed to produce a spluttering noise but once the Hamster was pulled out a little, no contact made the rifle a lot quitter & POI improved, so be careful when positioning the Hamster so it does not make contact with the action inside.

One rod will hit metal the other hits the small foam pad (put there to deaden the air blast from the 'air release hole' from the reg I think), anyway just a useless bit of info for you.

If the rifle is running well you should not even have to check zero each week as it seems to keep it bang on, not allowing for any knocks you may give it though in transit :-)[/QUOTE

hmm little foam pad, never had this on mine but had noticed on another one, if its the one I think it is any attempt to block its going to seriously alter the velocity, theres been s fair few comments about it on here already, tbh the air coming outs going to blow any thing out the way , stick it over a chrono with your finger over it , youll get a good 50 fps difference .
Ok , just taken mine out of the stock , theres about 10mm clearance difference between the front and rear , are your posts that different in lenght ? ]
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Old 17th October 2016, 09:45 PM
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I think what's happened vinnie when you have pushed the hamster all the way in you have blocked the hole that the air escapes from the firing valve then you fire it all FTP, EV2s do it , you don't lose a lot of air but it will affect the firing cycle if blocked .
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Old 17th October 2016, 10:41 PM
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On newer FTP's that hole ( the one above the rear hamster bar ) has a small block of foam covering it.
It's not dense foam, so will allow airflow.

Why do you think blocking it would reduce power?
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