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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    If you need a partner in crime with your fettling, I have the essential tool.
     
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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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    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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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
     
  8. C.Eaton

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    Ahhh, not good, though it was warm Sunday so I would have expected some rise in velocity.
     
  9. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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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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    hmangphilly Floppy Quick Phil

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    Venezuelan Beaver Cheese

     
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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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