Re. Steyr air stripper.

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  1. Gcos

    Gcos Member

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    With regard to the twin cone Steyr FT air stripper. How often should you pull through and clean the holes in the cones.
     
  2. Conor

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    Gerard, it is vital that each hole is cleaned every 236 shots, I have a custom made small VFG rod and felt perfect for the holes as the pull through is a bit tricky as the holes are small.
    Make sure each one is cleaned as I forgot to clean one of the holes and my pellets took twice the normal wind in a 1/4 value 3.6mph wind. Also the group size doubled in size from cherry to apple.

    Gerard it is also important not to use the polishing scrub as the holes become so smooth that the noise made by the gun is not a crack but a whistle, and a whistling, whining Steyr is painful sound on the ears.

    Kind regards,

    Con
     
  3. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Or alternatively put a 6mm drill in your trusty Black & Deckker and run the cones through every 6.5 minutes
     
  4. Gcos

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    Thanks for the cleaning procedure that will save me a lot of time.. With regard to the acoustics of the gun I am looking for a warbling sound that Michael Walker had on his Steyr at the Worlds in Ireland, do you have any idea how to replicate this ? it was a very accurate gun and Steyr were going to look into the harmonics and sound track of this , but nothing more was heard about it.
     
  5. Conor

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    You can try placing various different materials inside the holes in the cones, I believe Mickey had a Magnesium and Neodymium muzzle brake with Lanthanum cone
     
  6. frederik

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    hello gentlemen

    I am just bouncing on these informations.:)
    I was told that alignment of cones with muzzle was critical.:confused:

    As for the equivalent sake, I did take the air stripper off.
    Re setting on the muzzle was achieved as I could, with no specific procedure.
    I suspect consequences as I find my steyr lefty trended now. :eek:o
     
  7. Gcos

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    You may be correct in your assumtion that Michael had a muzzle brake made out of a combination of those materials but he didnt know that . It looked like a very nice Hydrograpics brake to every one else.
     
  8. Gcos

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    Hi Frederik , thanks for your input. Might it be an idea to build a jig so that the cones can be centred in the same position after cleaning.
     
  9. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    1, Take it off.

    2, Tthrow it in the bin.

    3, Stop worrying. :D
     
  10. Mr P

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    Phew was expecting something very silly there connor like a beansprout,horse radish or some other root vegetable nice that you are being sensible for a change that's challote from me
     
  11. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    personally, rather than cleaning all those tiny holes, i decided to make new replaceable cones made from a Disaccharide and galactose alloy, strong (but brittle) and easly moulded/shaped but can have problems in heavy rain:D
     
  12. fireblade

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    Or you could just flush out the dirt with a good long spray of WD 40 :D
     

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