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Offline RCnMo

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BAM B-30
« on: June 14, 2008, 02:44:33 PM »
I waited until it was darn near dark and the UPS guy finally arrived with my package. I tore into it like a little kid on Christmas, hoping to get a few shots through it before the sun set. It was packaged well and arrived in near flawless condition. I wiped it off, sent a few goo gone patches down the bore and headed for the back porch. When I cocked it, I was surprised on how much effort it actually took to bring the lever to full open and the awful noise it made reminded me of my 'pre lubed' TF-89.  I sent a few pellets down range just to get an idea of what I had gotten myself into. It seemed to either be mildly dieseling or just really loud and when I did get the sights close to target, it was getting dark. I spoke with Trek, one of our members, and he had asked if I opened her up yet. I said I didn't have time for that and had just shot it. I sat and pondered on that until about 10pm and decided to take a peek and see what makes her purr. Long story short, I only barely disassembled the trigger group and polished one sear (what an amazing difference that made) on the adjustable trigger.I also gave this bone dry rifle a serious cleaning and lube. It's still a bit noisy on cocking,but it's much smoother overall. This thing shoots hard! Cpl's cross the chrony at about 950fps and I shot a nickel sized 5 shot group tonight at 22yards. Trek was out today and he can attest to it not being very hold sensitive, because I was shooting it one handed off my rest while on the phone and hitting my silhouette swingers at 25yards. He told me I should shoot it that way all the time...I have never shot an RWS 48, but if someone's in the market for a rifle built like a tank and from what I've seen, a friendly shooter, then the B-30 would be a good bet. I also couldn't pass up the deal, I bought it off an individual from the 'other forum' for $110 shipped.
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Re: BAM B-30
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 02:18:16 AM »
Ralph your b-30 is definatley not hold sensitive as you stated I just wanted to chime in real quick and say thanks allot for everything i had a good time at your house yest. we will have to do it agian sometime

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Re: BAM B-30
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 02:37:54 AM »
Any time buddy. We need to organize a shin-dig and try to get a few of these guys/gals out sometime...
CFX .177, RWS 34 Panther .177, B26 .177, B30 .177, B40 .177, Crosman Quest .177(gave it to my brother),Crosman G1 .177, B3 .177, B2 .177, QB 78 .177, TF89 .22, Crosman 1377, P17

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Re: BAM B-30
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2008, 08:38:39 AM »
Here's a five shot 25yard rested group with iron sights. This is going to be a sweet shooter when I get my optics for it.
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Re: BAM B-30
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2008, 11:18:40 AM »
I bought my B30-1 from Best Airgun with the 3-9x40 scope and one piece mount with stop pin and I love it. I ordered a McCari tune kit and seal but haven't tuned it yet. When I do, I'll polish the trigger a little and adjust it. It's a great air rifle for the money. It's a cannon of a springer.
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