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Offline jables61

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MM tuned B-26
« on: December 15, 2008, 11:26:10 PM »
I've been looking for an inexpensive .22 to add to my collection when I came across the B-26 from Mike at flying dragon. Ordered it on Thursday and it arrived on Monday, double packed and ready to go.... I wish every company operated with such efficiency. The price was $170 shipped and included a lube tune - although Mike went above and beyond by including a steel top hat to get the velocity up at no exta charge.
       I finally got around to some chrony tests, and it came out better than advertised. It lists at 650fps, but my tests were in the 700fps range with RWS Superdomes. Not blazing fast, but a good blend of power and smoothness. The firing cycle was like butter - every bit as smooth as my BSA Lightning, even a little quieter.  The trigger was adjusted perfectly, nice smooth first stage and a light crisp second. I've yet to mount a scope, but the iron sights are top quality- no plastic parts. I'll probably slap one on after a 1000 rds or so...
       Overall, I'm very impressed with the B26. Like Peak says, it's 85-90% of an R9, at a much lower price. And with a tune by Mike,  it will shoot with any of the higher price German or English guns.
Beeman RX2 .20 Leapers 4X16X50
 BSA Lightning XL .177 BSA 4X12X50
 Gene tuned Whisper .177 Leapers 3X9X50
 MM tuned B26 .22 Leapers 3X9X40
 IZH 46m .177 Hawke Red Dot
 Beeman RS3 .177 Beeman 3X12X44

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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 12:33:29 AM »
Exactly.

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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 08:47:18 AM »
Is this Ambidextrous like the R9
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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 09:37:12 AM »
yup. my only beef is with the safety....you have to uncock the rifle to re-set it.
Beeman RX2 .20 Leapers 4X16X50
 BSA Lightning XL .177 BSA 4X12X50
 Gene tuned Whisper .177 Leapers 3X9X50
 MM tuned B26 .22 Leapers 3X9X40
 IZH 46m .177 Hawke Red Dot
 Beeman RS3 .177 Beeman 3X12X44

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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 10:31:17 AM »
Actually, the B-26 is a RH stock, but not so much that it is any problem at all to shoot left-handed.

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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 03:02:46 AM »
duh. you're right, TCups... I forgot about the cheekpiece. Aside from that, it's ok to shoot left handed.
Beeman RX2 .20 Leapers 4X16X50
 BSA Lightning XL .177 BSA 4X12X50
 Gene tuned Whisper .177 Leapers 3X9X50
 MM tuned B26 .22 Leapers 3X9X40
 IZH 46m .177 Hawke Red Dot
 Beeman RS3 .177 Beeman 3X12X44

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RE: MM tuned B-26
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 04:17:21 AM »
And the only good way to un-cock a B-26 is to fire it.  I suppose (though I have never tried) you could pull the barrel back into the open, cocked positions an while holding on to it very carefully and very securely, pull the trigger then ease the barrel back to the closed position.  But like I said, the only good way to un-cock it is to fire it.