New Cyclone owner question

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.

New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:26 am

Two days ago I received my 177 cyclone. It's the first FX I have had. I have only fired a couple of others. A wildcat and a bobcat Mk 2. Loved them both, but decided the cyclone would suit me better. I do pest control, and shooting sparrows and pigeons is one part of it, so needed a lower powered accurate gun.
I chronyd it and on the three power settings I'm getting 7.4, 10.7 and 12.9 fpe with h&n ftt 8.64 pellets. So really perfect for what I want.

My question is, is it practical to shift that range so the lowest setting is around 10 fpe? I would like a little more stopping power at longer ranges for the higher setting. (Or I could buy myself a wildcat). But don't want to go much higher than 900 - 930 fps.

Would adjusting the hammer spring tension be the best/easiest way of accomplishing this? I don't like the idea of doing something non reversible unless I have to.

I'm in New Zealand, so no problems with going over 12 fpe.

Absolutely love the gun so far though. I got 11 pigeons out of a car parking building last night, a great initiation.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby cyclone sniper on Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:00 pm

hammer spring adjustment will bring up the fps ...also you could swap out the power selector for an FAC one
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:25 pm

I'd go with swapping the selector - the other question, is the gun regulated? If it is, then you'll probably need to up the reg pressure (think the FAC ones in the UK are set to 120 Bar)
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:28 am

It's not regulated. Thanks guys. I will try the hammer spring first just a tickle up as I don't have to wait for a new selector. But I will look and see if my selector has other holes drilled in it too, then maybe I can just swap it around.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:38 am

Well that was easy. My first little tune. Must admit, I felt nervous unscrewing the air tube, having not done that before and having a healthy fear of compressed air. But I survived.
I turned the hammer spring 80 deg clockwise. Then I smoothed off the scratchy safety catch screw and a touch of lube under the safety lever.
I seem to have hit my target first time. 9.5 fpe , 14.7 and 19.3. 1003 fps at the high setting might be a bit fast, but will wait and see results. I have just got another shooting job for pigeons around a university campus so want to get sorted for that.

Next step will be to see how it shoots at those settings. Then do some shot strings to get some figures.

I cleaned the barrel last night and there was a good deal of what must be factory oil or dirt.

Pellets I have on hand are h&n ftt, jsb heavy and accupells, air arms Diablo field, and h&n barracuda.

The ftt seem pretty good so far, but will wait and see with this new power setting.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:46 pm

Glad to hear it was as easy as that! Shot count might drop a bit, but unless in a really infested area, you probably won't be needing a 'full' amount of shots anyway ;)
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:27 am

Well I've settled in the barracuda for high power. While testin I comfortably shot 15 mm groups out to 35 m. I went to my job and was able to hit pigeons comfortably. Best shot was about 40 m head and neck was all I could see, shooting at about 40 deg up. Wham! Then the silence until you hear the body hit the ground. Love it.

So i got some more pellets, barracuda. I had run out of std and got match barracuda thinking they would be good too, but shocking, and so tight loading I can't use them any more as the cocking arm will probably break. It's like the head has a smooth edge around the girth, but a sharp edge as if it has been sized by rolling each pellet, and maybe this catches on the o ring or breech seal. This leads me to ask if the O ring on the magazine should be lubed regularly?
All very frustrating as the accuracy is bad too.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby cyclone sniper on Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:12 pm

pop up a few pictures of the hunting and the cyclone
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:33 am

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Hopefully my photo comes through. I used photo bucket. Once I know what works I will put a couple more. Chances are you've never seen an FX before right?
These were my first victims after getting my cyclone. I didn't get photos of the pigeons, but there will be more.

Absolutely love the cyclone.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:37 pm

Good going (took a little while to recognise the Cyclone - mine's a Walnut stocked carbine ;) :lol: )
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