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.

Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Solo1 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:21 pm

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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 am

Great thanks. Will try that. Image
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:19 am

I have bought springers from new, but this is my first pcp new. Typically, do they need a bit of time for the barrel to settle in? In trying to find a good pellet for the lower power setting 9.5 fpe. I tried some jsb exact today and they were pretty good, but odd results. Out of an 8 shot mag at 48 m I got this result. I'm not after all pellets in one hole, but poi moved up and down. Should I re crown the barrel maybe?
This was shot inside a warehouse.

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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:44 pm

Which JSB? I'd suggest to try another 'size' - if 4.51 try the 4.52, or even the 4.53 - the S/T barrels (fitted to Bobcat, Vermy & Typhoon) I've used tend to give better groups with the 4.53 tell the 'size' by the red label on the bottom of the tin ;)
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.177 walnut stocked L/W Typhoon
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:43 pm

They are 4.53. These feel like they could be good, it's just that shift in POI.
It's going to get expensive, this pellet finding business.

One good thing, I went to shop and swapped my "barracuda selected" for plain barracuda and they cycle perfectly in the mags. The selected are just getting caught each time.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:24 pm

Tell me about it - I've got loads here which aren't any good (for the guns I've got at the moment ;) ), some are close, but not quite 'there', if you know what I mean. How well do the Barracudas go at the lower power - could they be an 'all rounder'?
.177 walnut stocked Cyclone Carbine
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.177 walnut stocked L/W Typhoon
.177 synth stocked S/T Typhoon
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:44 am

Actually didn't really give them a go at low powers. I shall do that this weekend.
The other pellet that looked hopeful was air arms Diablo.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:34 pm

The Air Arms are made by JSB, although allegedly, using different dies - as are the FX pellets ;)
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Pauly5 on Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:48 am

Sorry to ask this, I know it's probably been thrashed elsewhere, but I had always considered putting a regulator in. I am not great at remembering shot count, and the whole power curve thing can throw me. I would prefer having a flat power band with consistent shots until it drops off the reg.
Will a regulator cover all power settings through the range, or will either top or bottom power setting be effected? Power range 9.5 fpe, 14 and 19 fpe.

Also I would use a regulator that is vented through the threading as I don't want to drill a breather hole.

Any advice appreciated.
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Re: New Cyclone owner question

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:35 pm

Mine works right through, from 6 to 12, but it was a factory fit.
Tried a 'no drill' reg on a S200 (Air Arms/CZ) couldn't seem to get it right, the manufacturer has had good reviews all over though - so probably something I did wrong :oops:
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