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Offline vinceb

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AR1000 - Epilogue!
« on: February 03, 2007, 01:03:45 PM »
Well, after fire-lapping my AR1000's barrel with valve grinding paste (and ruining it), and after several abortive attempts at drilling out the barrel so I could install a liner, and after having Beeman (same gun as the SS1000), Compasseco (same gun as the TF89), Air Gun Inc, and the factory in China tell me "NO DICE!" on getting a new barrel...

I managed to fit an old Shadow .177 barrel to it.

So how is it now?

Well, I've got a largish rifle with a long pull and a hefty cocking weight that does 920-930 with CPL's despite it's large powerplant. Don't know what's up with that, used to do over 1000, could be a relaxing spring (is it just me, or do Industry guns have a problem with that?) or something else, or maybe it's something to do with the barrel.

At least it groups OK, although it is harder to shoot well than a Gamo...

Learned a lesson - finally, I think -  no parts, no service, no sale!


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RE: AR1000 - Epilogue!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2007, 01:38:12 PM »
BUMMER man, not a good ending. Was that thing cursed or what.? Ed
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Re: AR1000 - Epilogue!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2007, 02:31:52 PM »
Maybe there's a bonfire in your future:)

My B30 was like that, I never got it to shoot how I wanted and it was heavy as heck.  I traded it off for a QB78 that I like a whole lot better.  Had I known I coulda spent the same money on two QB78's and gotten to the end much quicker and with more guns...oh well, ya never know unless you try:)

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Really, it didn't end that badly...
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 01:24:52 AM »
After all, at least I did finally wind up with a usable rifle, which is more than I started with.

But what kept going through my mind was this - if it was a Gamo, it probably would not have had a bad barrel, and I could have gotten it fixed if it did. If it were a Crosman Quest or Phantom, I could've gotten a new barrel assembly for $15. If it were a Xisico, I would've had a chance at replacement parts, and again the barrel probably wouldn't have been bad.

It wasn't the defect that was so stinkin' frustrating. It was the impossibility of getting parts. But in the end, I think this finally cured me of Shanghai guns. And that - as they say in the commercials - is PRICELESS!