Kalibrgun Cricket sorting...

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  1. Barry

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    Rumour has it that when getting the Cricket ready for sale on the UK market, work arounds, rather than proper replacement parts are employed in reducing the power from the 30ish fpe they import at, to sub 12 fpe.
    I don't really understand the impacts of what's done to the rifles 100%. But when I see mine varying into fac power levels, it's time to get something done. (Apologies Phil, I can't wait until next winter to deal with this particular issue, but thankyou)
    What I am aware of is something is done to the FAC level regulator which is then reinstalled and the hammer spring is simply cut shorter and not 're dressed, or if dressed, done not so very well (like mine).
    So, a venture into the darkness, any advice/tips gratefully received :)
    I have ordered:-
    A Huma reg.
    New hammer springs x2 (one to bugger up + a spare).
    An external, dual HST adjuster, coarse and fine adjustment. The original was made if cheese!

    I've got, 1200 grit wet n dry
    Autosol polish
    Time

    I'm slowly getting my head around shot cycles, lock times, hard springs, soft springs, long springs and short springs. I've asked Huma to set the new reg at 95 bar for my initial reassembly.

    Wish me luck!
     
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  3. Barry

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    I know you do :D
     
  4. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    At the very least there is probably a restrictor washer in the guts somewhere...;)
     
  5. Barry

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    You’d have thought so Colin.
    Air transfer port from firing valve, through the block, is 4.2mm. The barrel port is 3.2mm.
     
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    What sort of spread are you seeing Barry?
     
  7. Barry

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    I saw 24fps in the space of two hours on Sunday Colin.
    The HST adjuster crumbled while I was trying to turn it down from 803 fps
     
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    Ahhh, not good, though it was warm Sunday so I would have expected some rise in velocity.
     
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    What sort of cheese are we talking about?
     
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    Cricket cheese apparently...;)
     
  11. Barry

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    Dammit!
    Now I’ve started something.........:eek:
     
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  13. Barry

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    20190509_190737.jpg And now:-
    Huma regulated.
    New hammer spring + tensioner/Power adjuster (locking variety)
    New O rings.
    Polished internals, and a little bit of Cerakote.
    Bringing the power up slowly but just can't get it over 12fpe even with the adjuster wound all the way in.
    Much better!
     
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  14. MikeGB

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    Hi, I wondered if you had managed to fix the velocity spread, I bought a used Cricket recently and found it is often producing 100+ fps spread over 14 shots. I have fitted a Lane regulator and new O rings but no difference.
     
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    I’ve pm’d you
     
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    Ι had a Standard cricket 5,5 cal for 3 years (bought 2013-2014)and it was excellent ,the reg was very steady and the CZ barrel very accurate.
    Only difference my reg was set up to 125bar and the power was over 30f/l..
    If i had to reduce the power i was changed only the hammer spring and readjust the hammer..
    The only complain (didn't like) was a noise (DINNN )from the hummer during every shoot..
    In 3 years and more than 25.000 shoots ,the only maintenance was an O-ring in cylinder ..
     
  17. MikeGB

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    I think this one had been well meddled with before I got it but got lots of help and info off Barry so will just be working through it now.
     
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    Barry - brilliant! many thanks for all your help.
    Down to single figure fps spreads most of the time now, had one of 5 fps over 14 shots.
     
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  19. Barry

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    That’s great Mike. Glad I could help.
     

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