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Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« on: May 29, 2010, 11:45:45 AM »
Hi all,

I picked up a Hammerli Titan from a fellow forum member. He was completely up front about the condition of the rifle so there's no complaints there. I got it and just as I thought it appears the same as my old TF89 that I sold to a buddy because he needed a .22.

I went outside to shot it into a box I have in the garage. I've learned not to shoot new rifles at my indoor boxes. Too many holes in the drywall and I've shot a painting once (luckily just broken glass) and my sump pump pipe once (I was lucky since the basement sewage ejector pipe is right next to it!). From 10 yards I fired off one shot. Hmm, not on paper? Shot another. Hmm still not on paper. Shot the third and hear glass breaking. What the heck? I walked up and see that I was a good 18 inches off at a bit over 10 yards! I had a bucket of wine bottles by the drill press. I drill holes in them to make decorative wine bottle lights. Anyway, you can see the first two shots hit the bucket and the third shot broke the top off a bottle! All I can say is thank God I didn't hit my wife's truck!!!

I re-chopped the barrel (previous owner had also chopped it) down to 14.25". I felt no discerable choke point so I knew it was going to be an iffy proposition from an accuracy standpoint. After recrowning I reblued and polished it up. First groups from CPHPs were not so good. Neither were CPH or Daisy Precision Max pellets. I was getting discouraged because CPHPs and CPH usually work pretty well for me in .177 rifles. So I ran inside and grabbed some JSB, RWS SuperMax and RWS Superdomes. At 18 yards the best group was Superdomes. I'm pretty happy with the group.

As you can see the POI is about 2-3" to the right of POA. I've got the scope pretty much maxed out in windage. I think the mount is not on straight because it appears there is superglue on the rail. I've got some acetone and I think it might take it off. I'll give it a try before I start shimming the scope. Oh, the scope is a Techforce 6-24x44. It is superlong and I can't use it well on any of the Gamo 220 sized rifles. However, on the Titan it looks good.

Anyway, when I saw the posting I thought that it would be a good project. It has been. Now I just need to fix the rail and tune up the trigger.

Andy Wong aka larspawn
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Moderators please delete these three posts
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 11:48:29 AM »
There must be something wrong with the webhost because I can't attach pictures.  Then it posted three times because I kept trying.

Thanks

Andy Wong aka larspawn
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Re: Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 03:12:28 PM »
Yes Andy the there is a problem with the server. Hope it is back to normal soon... I am a Titan fan and would love to see what you came up with.
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Here's the pictorial...(hopefully)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 07:50:40 PM »


First shots:



See bucket 18" to right..



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/firstshot2.jpg



Damn, ruined my bucket!



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/firstshot3.jpg



Yikes, to think I could have hit my wife's truck! I'd not be writing this now if I did...my airgunning days would be over! LOL



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/firstshot1.jpg



Here's how the rifle came to me with a chop job:



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/chop1.jpg



Not sure what was used by polishing compound was still on the face of the barrel:



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/chop2.jpg



I rechopped the barrel to 14.25"



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/recrown4.jpg



Polished up the crown.



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/recrown2.jpg



Eased the edges and reblued using Birchwood Casey.



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/recrown1.jpg



Shot some groups and was thinking I've got myself a shotgun!



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/GroupCPH_PMAX.jpg



But trusty JSB Exacts and RWS Superdomes save the day!



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/Groups.jpg



Here's what she looks like..notice that the really long Techforce scope that is too big for most other rifles looks at home on top of the Hammerli Titan.



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/rearview.jpg



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/Frontview.jpg



http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/larspawn/Hammerli%20Titan%20resurrected/sideview.jpg



I think we might have a happy ending to this rife saga. I'll post up how the scope rail cleans up and if I can get POI to match POA.



Andy Wong aka larspawn

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Re: Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 05:21:41 PM »
Nice pictures! I'm glad it is doing much better for you.  It never shot right for me and ruined two scopes AND my Techforce mounts! :D  

It is bizarre since my TF 89 is virtually the same gun and is a dream to shoot! Oh well there is a reason it cost $50 more I guess.  :)  

I'll look around for the muzzle break and send it to you.  I know I have it somewhere I think my wife "put it up".
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Re: Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 05:36:22 PM »
Glad you got that sorted out. Scope does look at home on here. Great job.
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Re: Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 05:53:58 PM »
Great work Andy bringer her back from the dead...:)
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Re: Hammerli Titan Rises From The Ashes!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 05:19:26 AM »
Heavy hard hitting rifle!  I'm certainly happy with mine!  Wonder what the cocking force is with the chopped twice barrel!?