Ftp 900

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  1. handbylt

    handbylt New Member

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    The FTP 900 has been around a while now and I know there have been issues but have these been sorted and what are they shooting like now.....thinking of getting one ....grateful for your comments :):)
     
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  2. herx77

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    :rolleyes:

    Wait a while! I,m on my second one, so far so good. Works ok at moment,and is nice to shoot with all the adjustments,but it doesn't do much more that other rifle out there already do and cheaper! Example being the pro target tweeked or a nice worked EV2.:D
    Does look good though.:rolleyes:
    HERX77 .
     
  3. handbylt

    handbylt New Member

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    Ok thanks for that.....anyone else
     
  4. D Hat

    D Hat Everyone's friend

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    Isn't somebody on here on number 5, know a lot of people who have bought them, know very few who still have them.
     
  5. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Herder of delinquent cats.

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    I'm still on number 1 - it went back after 50 shots as it leaked. I've now put 5,000 or so pellets through it and it's behaving itself.

    I've just got to get better, I can't blame the gun :)
     
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    Had one and sold it - regret it now it was truly beautiful. Didn't shoot any better than some of the othersI had but was way better than I will ever be! Also no leaks etc - but I feel that it is one of those rifles that would have just kept getting better with age and TLC.
    i read every day on here the amount of effort people expend on the Steyrs etc to get them close to good and I believe if 1% of that effort had been expended on the FTP then there would be less noise re poor quality.
    My suggestion if you can afford one get it. There are none second hand at low prices at the mo that tells me something!
    Kr
     
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    had mine seven months now, no trouble whatsoever, shot kibby comps twice a month and the nationals/gathering, love it:)
     
  8. handbylt

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    Thanks fella's....:)
     
  9. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    There's nowt wrong with your mpr Steve but if you fancy a change I will LEND you a gun from my collection? ;):p:D
     
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    Had mine a year now and still love it - most comfortable gun I have ever had.
    Pretty much all PCPs are accurate but it needs to fit to be usable week in week out!
     
  11. dhsanta

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    Ftp900

    Had mine for six months now and had no prods so far , accurate well balanced rifle in my opinion.
    An other chap at my club also owns one, no prods either. :shot:
     
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    handbylt New Member

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    Thanks everyone...as of 5.30 i.ll find out meself........lavly:):)
     
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    Best of luck! :D
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  14. handbylt

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    Too late mick I've gone and done it.....:D
     
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    I have had mine a couple of months..

    And I have poi issues. I have taken off the 8 clamp with the level and the rail system in the stock. I put on a carbon fiber shroud and a ldc and it seems better. Great fitting rifle, with some good and bad points.
     
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  16. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    Steve, are you christening it this weekend@ Anston? :D
     
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    Hope so mick...taking it up to farm this morn to fire a few off :)
     
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    Hope it goes well! Good luck with your early Xmas pressie!

    Kr
     
  19. simona

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    I've had an FTP since the end of September.

    I haven't used it a tremendous amount but it has been difficult to fault. In my opinion the stock, in particular, is a bit of a masterpiece. The only modification I would consider on the stock is some means by which I could move the butt plate higher, a greater range of adjustment.

    Considering that it doesn't have a mechanical recoil cancelling device it's very refined to shoot.

    Indoors at 50 yards the groups are tremendous. I've had no sign of POI shift. It is the most consistent gun I've ever chronoed; all of the 30-odd shots I tested came in at between 766 and 770 fps with pellets straight from the tin.

    I haven't fiddled with the gun in any way, it's exactly as it came out of the box.

    I think that for £1400 (assuming it works) you can't go wrong, don't get me wrong it's still a lot of money for a slug gun but it's significantly less loot than it's main competitors. I'd be happy to use mine in competition.

    I think the standard barrel mounting arrangement is very interesting and bravo to Air Arms for trying something different. The barrel is significantly damped, it's difficult to see how it can be affected by vibration. The pattern of group sizes at different ranges is utterly logical, something I can't quite say about some of my other target rifles. The trade-off is the potential for zero shift should anything move, though I've not seen this happen.

    The standard of finish is fantastic. I'm not 100 per cent sold on the look of the thing but it's incredibly comfortable.

    Until I had a good look at one I just assumed it was a further tweak of the Protarget/EV2. To some extent it is exactly that, but there are some serious developments; I can't believe anyone will replace the stock, it's that good. The barrel arrangement really could be a breakthrough - unless you get lucky or are prepared to tune it a floating barrel is not always the answer. The gun is also more weather proof than the EV2 as it doesn't have a hole in the top of the action for the cocking lug.

    To a certain extent I wish I'd sold it before I used it as it's a huge distraction from my main gun. I really enjoy shooting it, which is maybe the best thing you can say about any toy.

    I may be somewhat biased as I didn't have to pay for mine, nor do I get tested with it in competition, it's a kind of zero-pressure relationship.
     
  20. handbylt

    handbylt New Member

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    Yup..santa came early this year....hee hee..dont think he.ll be coming down my chimney for a couple o' years now tho'
     

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