Author Topic: Tech Force 89 .22 Review  (Read 20806 times)

Offline onemountain

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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 08:06:31 AM »
hehe thought so. Bet it makes you disappointed in the trap, but even more thrilled with that TF89, eh? (But hey, the trap was free..)
Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
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thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

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You get what you pay for
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 08:13:17 AM »
In this case, I payed $0.00 for the trap so I got $0.00 worth of performance! Richard said he makes his own balsa traps.... does he mean ballistic gelatin???
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RE: You get what you pay for
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2009, 08:16:49 AM »


I doubt it. I don't see ballistic gelatin holding up for very long at all. If I had to guess I'd say he means a balsawood frame and duct seal innards, but I dunno. Have to wait for him to chime in.



Hey, you got what, 300 pellets into the trap? C'mon, that's more like $.34 worth of performance, not $.00

Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

()()                          
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o( ()()  ~In memory of Alu~

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RE: You get what you pay for
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2009, 08:27:35 AM »
That would make sense. Sounds expensive though.
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RE: You get what you pay for
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2009, 08:30:26 AM »


*sigh* all these raving TF89 threads are making me want to sell my B28A and get another TF89 lol. That oughta change tomorrow though. It sounds like Gene has those AR1000 variants down to a T when tuning them. Hmm I wonder if he could tighten up that bad barrel detent.



Yeah I don't know if I could bring myself to pay for a trap yet. My current backstop is a hillock with a basalt outcropping. It's free and I'm not terribly worried about shooting through it.

Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

()()                          
(O.o)      
o( ()()  ~In memory of Alu~

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Offline Bentong

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2009, 08:37:55 AM »
From your review you mentioned that the breech lock is weak making it fall it not careful bagging it. That will affect your vertical stringing, it will shoot high or low with each shot. If you can't work it need to call Compasseco for advice. Looks like your scope mount is riding all the way in the back of the groove and that will cut the end of for accushot mount it slips. Did you degrease the groove and mount with alcohol. Have you tried this article on mounting scopes >>>   http://www.pyramydair.com/site/articles/scopes-part2/

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2009, 08:38:59 AM »
6.5x6.5x6.5 inch balsa blocks. I actually get 3.25x3.25x36 balso, and screw/glue them together. I've got about 1000 rounds in one -- you can shoot all 6 sides. Eventually it'll fall apart, I guess, but holding up well so far!
THE GUNS:
     â€¢ Cometa Fusion Star (Gene tuned) 12/10/09
     â€¢ Cometa Fenix RWS 94 2/8/10
     â€¢ RWS Diana 48 .177 1/8/10 [TRADE for RWS 350]
     â€¢ Walther Force 1000 .177 11/11/09
     â€¢ TF89 .22 10/26/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ TF89 .177 (Gene tuned) 9/6/09
     â€¢ Remington Vantage 1200 .177 8/22/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ Daisy 953 (pneumatic) 8/02/08
     â€¢ Gamo Big Cat 2/5/10 (broken...free...maybe gas piston?!)

THE SCOPES:  
     â€¢ Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO  
     â€¢ Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Ultralight EFR AO
     â€¢ Bushnell Trophy 6-18x42 AO  
     â€¢ Swift 686 High Recoil 6.5-20x44 AO  
     â€¢ Hawke Air Max 4-12x40 AO  
     â€¢ Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 AO

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2009, 08:40:19 AM »
Could you post a picture?
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2009, 08:40:53 AM »
Oh nifty! I thought maybe the balsa was the trapping material then dismissed the idea in my mind. Goes to show how little I know about it lol! Where do you get them/ how much do they cost?
Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

()()                          
(O.o)      
o( ()()  ~In memory of Alu~

????? ?aß?!

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2009, 08:42:44 AM »
I did not degrease, but I mounted it according to the article you posted. I am replacing both the scope and rings. I'll get Hawke rings most likely.
Kyler
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2009, 08:52:56 AM »
You get to chrony it yet? Just curious what kind ofnumbers it turned out.
Thanks and Happy Shooting!!!!
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2009, 09:48:35 AM »
I get the blocks 4 at a time from here: http://www.specializedbalsa.com/balsa_blocks.php
you'll see them as 3x3x36 for about $12. Each will make about 1.5 blocks...so it ends up being about $8 a block plus screws. Takes about 10 minutes to make one if you are drinking a beer!

If I have scrap, I wrap it in tape and stick things to it like bottle caps. Makes for some fun movement. I also use an 18x18x3 backer so that if I miss (never happened) or get a ricochet there is something to stop it. I have to admit, I went to 6x6x6 after I became well aware that a gun shooting about 900fps was going through 3" of balsa... But I really like the 6x6x6 blocks
THE GUNS:
     â€¢ Cometa Fusion Star (Gene tuned) 12/10/09
     â€¢ Cometa Fenix RWS 94 2/8/10
     â€¢ RWS Diana 48 .177 1/8/10 [TRADE for RWS 350]
     â€¢ Walther Force 1000 .177 11/11/09
     â€¢ TF89 .22 10/26/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ TF89 .177 (Gene tuned) 9/6/09
     â€¢ Remington Vantage 1200 .177 8/22/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ Daisy 953 (pneumatic) 8/02/08
     â€¢ Gamo Big Cat 2/5/10 (broken...free...maybe gas piston?!)

THE SCOPES:  
     â€¢ Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO  
     â€¢ Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Ultralight EFR AO
     â€¢ Bushnell Trophy 6-18x42 AO  
     â€¢ Swift 686 High Recoil 6.5-20x44 AO  
     â€¢ Hawke Air Max 4-12x40 AO  
     â€¢ Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 AO

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2009, 01:16:07 PM »
How do you get it 6x6x6? I only see 4x6 as the biggest. And can you upload pics of the trap?
Kyler
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2009, 02:06:24 PM »
take a 3x3x36 and cut to 6" lengths, then glue and screw...
THE GUNS:
     â€¢ Cometa Fusion Star (Gene tuned) 12/10/09
     â€¢ Cometa Fenix RWS 94 2/8/10
     â€¢ RWS Diana 48 .177 1/8/10 [TRADE for RWS 350]
     â€¢ Walther Force 1000 .177 11/11/09
     â€¢ TF89 .22 10/26/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ TF89 .177 (Gene tuned) 9/6/09
     â€¢ Remington Vantage 1200 .177 8/22/09 (Gene tuned 1/6/10)
     â€¢ Daisy 953 (pneumatic) 8/02/08
     â€¢ Gamo Big Cat 2/5/10 (broken...free...maybe gas piston?!)

THE SCOPES:  
     â€¢ Sightron SII 4-16x42 AO  
     â€¢ Leupold VX-II 3-9x33 Ultralight EFR AO
     â€¢ Bushnell Trophy 6-18x42 AO  
     â€¢ Swift 686 High Recoil 6.5-20x44 AO  
     â€¢ Hawke Air Max 4-12x40 AO  
     â€¢ Bushnell Banner 6-18x50 AO

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2009, 03:02:02 PM »
OH! Ok. Thanks for the trap tip!
Kyler
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My one and only air gun: TF89 .22!
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=23042&posts=11#M183344

Hunts:
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.com/airguns/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=23067&mid=183338#M183338

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg