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Old 5th April 2015, 06:21 PM
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Default Gunpower stealth or storm for hft and ft

Hi all new member but been shooting ft an hft at local club just under a year so am still learning I have a tx200 and have had a hw98 and a mk2 huntsman I was looking at the Gunpower range just becaues it's simple to work on and with the right mods apparently it can be very accurate but only have YouTube to vouch for that you can get regs easy enough and replace the internals I know it's not the traditional wooden stock of an air arms or the rest but it looks to be an accurate take down rifle and can be very good I know it's abit of a marmite gun u love or hate but still your thoughts please and if anybody actually owns one some advice would be great thanks
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Old 5th April 2015, 06:34 PM
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i'd use the tx...
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Old 5th April 2015, 06:39 PM
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Can't think of anyone on the UKAHFT circuit using a Gunpower anything.

This says a lot!

Stick with the TX or 98!
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Weihrauch HW98 V-Mach .177
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Old 5th April 2015, 06:41 PM
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They weren't designed to be sub 12 fpe rifles and they don't really give of their best when throttled back to our legal limit.

The very fact that it's a straight through air path with few obstructions just aggravates the problem of variation between pellets, and paradoxically leads to inconsistency in practice. The AA Pro-Target has probably the most tortuous air path one could invent yet it's been a model of consistency for a couple of decades.
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Old 5th April 2015, 07:00 PM
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I've had a couple of them but never for HFT or FT. Personally I wouldn't go there.
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Old 5th April 2015, 11:15 PM
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I had one, great rifle...if you use it like a hammer, a aa400 will run rings around it, and for that matter so will your springer.
give it a wide berth, just my opinion of course.
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Old 6th April 2015, 05:44 AM
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Use your huntsman mk2, or springers
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Old 6th April 2015, 06:45 AM
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So what's exactly wrong with them is accuracy that bad as for consistency I have seen the altoros Reg from France on one and it's consistent also seen many mods upgrades to internals hammer slap mods and spring top hat after all that its a tack driver did everyone who just said they owned one just use it out the box no mods?

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Old 6th April 2015, 07:40 AM
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I like to tinker and experiment, so I'm the one who buys the EV2 that won't hit the side of a barn and then messes about with it to get it to come good. If that is your pleasure and getting more than the sum of the parts is your thing, do it. If it works out, you win, if it doesn't, well you still have a saleable rifle and a ton of experience too.

This thread has a feeling of deja vu about it, as I had this very conversation at my local club about ten years ago.
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Old 6th April 2015, 07:56 AM
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I do like to tinker with stuff and I fell like it could be a really good rifle theres even a guy I have found that does barrels in any length or caliber for them polygon ones aswell as all the internals it seems as tho it's quite an easy to mod than most rifles and its a take down wich is appealing I have tried the aa tdr and it felt awful no amount of tinkering was going to make that action better although pretty accurate it didn't do it for me
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