.25 cyclone

The fast action, biathlon style sidelever shooter from FX (FX5100 / FX5100-22 / FX5102 / FX5102-22 / FX5103/ FX5103-22). Also known as BTAS (Ben Taylor And Son) Cyclone and Webley Spectre.

.25 cyclone

Postby cyclone sniper on Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:15 am

has anyone else done a .25 cyclone conversion ???????
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Re: .25 cyclone

Postby hasenpfeffer on Tue May 10, 2016 7:54 pm

I've been looking at what would be involved in converting my .177 cyclone to .22. Switching between .177 and .22 appears to require changing only three parts: the barrel, the magazine, and the bolt probe. But I don't think a .25 conversion would be possible. For starters, it would require drilling out the receiver to accommodate a larger diameter bolt probe and possibly a larger diameter barrel. But the real kicker is that there is almost no space between the cylinders of a .22 magazine. A .25 magazine would have to hold fewer than 8 shots, which would require redesigning the indexer mechanism to position it correctly.
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Re: .25 cyclone

Postby cyclone sniper on Wed May 11, 2016 11:28 pm

hasenpfeffer wrote:I've been looking at what would be involved in converting my .177 cyclone to .22. Switching between .177 and .22 appears to require changing only three parts: the barrel, the magazine, and the bolt probe. But I don't think a .25 conversion would be possible. For starters, it would require drilling out the receiver to accommodate a larger diameter bolt probe and possibly a larger diameter barrel. But the real kicker is that there is almost no space between the cylinders of a .22 magazine. A .25 magazine would have to hold fewer than 8 shots, which would require redesigning the indexer mechanism to position it correctly.


this conversion has been done .. have a look


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Re: .25 cyclone

Postby hasenpfeffer on Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 pm

I saw that after I commented. Pretty impressive. I wonder how they got the indexing to work right. Maybe there's some flexibility in where the indexer catches the cylinder, and all you need to worry about is where it stops in relation to the bore.
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Re: .25 cyclone

Postby cyclone sniper on Thu May 12, 2016 11:29 pm

yep ied like to see some more pics of the indexing too
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