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Offline KK0605

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No Chrony Yet
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2009, 05:07:14 AM »
No, I don't have a chrony. I might get the reconditioned one that Shooting Chrony sells (alpha chrony) and a scale for some more in depth testing. First, I need to grab a good scope.
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2009, 04:10:45 AM »
I bought my TF89 .22 and sent it to Gene for a Turbo Tune and you talk about a night and day difference, I had the grinding to and also after about three days worth of shooting my pellets started going everywhere, sent it to Gene it came back super smooth and Gene told me that the stock seal had torn up one side so my power had dropped and it was showing signs of spring fatuige after just 2 weeks, Gene installed the hand fitted spring guide,maccari spring and seal, when Gene tested the gun after his tune it was shooting 15.3 grain pellets at 830FPS which is 23.3lbs of energy after about 3 more weeks of shooting it has settled in to shooting the same 15.3 pellets(gamo hunters) at 860FPS which is a tad over 24lbs of energy and is smooth cocking, he also did a trigger job on the gun and smoothed it out nicely, I cleand my scope rail really good with goo be gone and used a leapers 1 piece mount and mounted up a 4X12X44ao Barska airgun scope and locktited everything down good and let it sit over night to set up, dialed it in the next day and its never budged since, I don't even use the stock scope stop, I just snugged the mount down really good and after Genes tune the firing cycle is A LOT smoother with no twist or twang, I absolutely love my TF89 now, Genes Turbo Tune made the gun, without the tune I doubt if it would have even lasted until now, at least Compasseco has a very good return policy, I wrote them and told them about the spring and seal and they offered to replace the gun or the spring and seal whatever I wanted but I told them I sent it off to get tuned and they sent me two of the same hats you got too.
Mike Melick tuned Bam B26,with  Leapers 4x16x40ao scope,Gene turbo tuned TF89 with Barska 3X12X40A0 scope and More powder burners than you can shake a stick at.                  Gun control is hitting what your aiming at

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2009, 05:19:44 AM »
I'm sending my .22 to Gene beginning of december, and I can't wait as I am getting back this gun (already shooting 24FPE) and a Cometa Fusion 400 I bought from him both at the same time. Somewhere in between I've got $100 worth of pellets coming in (cost $75 -- 12 tins, 3 free!). I've got time off coming from work over the holidays and I look forward to me and my new guns partying at the range!

Last gun I sent Gene wasn't even firing, and it came back sweet. I'm curious how much of a difference I'll find sending him a gun that is already behaving. If it gets much better I'll be doubly amazed!
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 #33 on: November 25, 2009, 05:43:49 AM »
Richard, I'd be prepared to be amazed, the firing cycle is what impressed me the most,before it was a little harsh and had some torque, now its just a smooth push back, I never lose sight of my shots where before it would be all over the place after the shot.
Mike Melick tuned Bam B26,with  Leapers 4x16x40ao scope,Gene turbo tuned TF89 with Barska 3X12X40A0 scope and More powder burners than you can shake a stick at.                  Gun control is hitting what your aiming at

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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2009, 06:09:03 AM »
I too can not wait until I send mine off to Gene! I should be sending it early Dec.
Kyler
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RE: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2009, 10:37:35 AM »
I built a silent trap using a plastic bucket with a lid. A kitty litter bucket 9 inches square and 14.5 inches high works well.

Take the lid off the bucket and cut a 7-inch square out of the center. In the bucket fill it with pine bark chips to a depth of 2 inches and then cut a piece of corrugated cardboard with ears on it to fit the sides of the bucket. Compress the chips by pushing down on the cardboard and then taping the ears to the side of the bucket. I do this so I can dump out each layer if I have to change the cardboard or the bark and not dump the whole bucket at one time. I have only done this once to see how far the pellets have penetrated. With my Gamo Big Cat, I have not been able to reach the 6 inch deep cardboard point in the bucket.

Repeat this pine bark chip and cardboard process until the bucket is full. Now place two layers of cardboard on top of the last layer of chips. Replace the lid on the bucket.
You can hang the bucket on its side and tape your targets to the cardboard.  As the cardboard wears out (big hole in cardboard) just glue apiece of single layer cardboard (cereal box, can pop box, etc.) and cut it to fit the opening in the plastic lid. A drop of white glue in each corner of cardboard is all that is needed to secure it to the corrugated cardboard.

Make sure that you dry out the bark chips before placing them in the bucket (mold may grow). Dump them out on a plastic sheet and leave them in the sun for a couple of days, or you can dry them in your garage or basement. Other materials may be used in place of the pine bark chips (cedar chips, sawdust from a sawmill, small chunk rubber pieces, etc.)

For a larger trap you can use a 5-gallon bucket with lid (Home Depot, Lowes etc.)

I hang my silent trap from the ceiling of the basement using the bucket handle on the front half of the bucket. For the back half of the trap take a wire coat hanger and cut the center of the bottom cord of the hanger (horizontal piece), and then drill a small hole on each side of the bucket to slide in the cut wire coat hanger. Now there is a place to tie a cord, one cord to the bucket handle and the other to the wire coat hanger hook. The trap can now be hung from the ceiling rafters.

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RE: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2009, 06:46:42 AM »
Wow. Thanks for the detailed answer! Good idea!
Kyler
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2009, 05:43:02 AM »
I'm ticked....I didn't get a neat hat. :(
Good gun though!!! And only $134.99 + s/h of $21.00
Happy Shooting!!!!
Dave
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Re: Tech Force 89 .22 Review
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2009, 06:15:13 AM »
I wish i got it for that price. I got mine for $150 + ship. Maybe that is why I got a cool hat!
Kyler
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—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg