New member with cyclone

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New member with cyclone

Postby Coop 45 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:01 am

Hi all

Just joined and thought I should say hello. I've got a .177 cyclone that I've had for a few years now. It's sprung a leak in the gun somewhere so I've ordered a seal kit along with a few other bits and pieces. It's mainly used for metallic silhouette. I use the JSB Monsters which it pushes out at about 700 fps. Has anyone tried the JSB Beasts at 16.2 grains?
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Not tried the heavy stuff through mine - at sub 12 fpe, the 8.44 exacts are good enough to tip a target over at 55 yards (if I hit it! ;) )
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Coop 45 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:58 pm

I'm in Australia so there's no issue here with being over 12 fpe. I had a .177 storm that loved the 8.44 exacts. The cyclone liked them as well but the monster exacts are even better. I ordered some beasts last night off eBay so I'll see how they go when they get here.
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 pm

No, just the hoops that you have to jump through to get your license ;)
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Coop 45 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:12 pm

Let's not forget the 30 day waiting period every time you want to buy another rifle. Or the overinflated prices on almost everything firearms related. Then there's the time it takes for anything to get here. It's not unusual to be be told "that will be 6 months or more" if you order something that's not on the shelf already.

But it's all still good fun. ;)
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby cyclone sniper on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:57 pm

Coop 45 wrote:Let's not forget the 30 day waiting period every time you want to buy another rifle. Or the overinflated prices on almost everything firearms related. Then there's the time it takes for anything to get here. It's not unusual to be be told "that will be 6 months or more" if you order something that's not on the shelf already.

But it's all still good fun. ;)

sounds like me here in rep of ireland
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Coop 45 on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:49 pm

I had it a little bit better for a while. I was living in New South Wales and they had changed the 30 day waiting period to processing time only if you already had a firearm in the same category, which was about one to two weeks. You could also get your permit to acquire without knowing what you were going to buy or the serial number. This was good because you could get the permit sorted out well before hand if you were going to a gun show and deal with everything on the spot. However I moved 20km down the road and across the border into the Australian Capital Territory, so I'm back to the 30 days and now I have to know the serial number for the permit to acquire which can be a massive pain the the rear.

I ordered my spare parts from Chambers and they have been really good. I got a confirmation email 45 minutes after placing the order that it had been filled and posted. I can tell from the Royal Mail tracking that it was put on a plane to Australia, however after that it has been handed over to Australia post, so no idea where it is now.

Overall my cyclone had been fantastic. It's accurate, had a good trigger and is fairly quiet on full power. It is bit of a bugger to clean given the very small access from the breach end.
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Coop 45 on Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:17 am

The spare parts turned up and have been put in. I think the leak was at the bonded seal where the cylinder screws in. I did of course loose the stupid ball bearing that goes with the power selector. Oh well, I'll just have to order one of them.
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Re: New member with cyclone

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:21 pm

Always have a look at engineering places - the ball is (I think) part no. 58 3.175mm (1/8th inch?), might be able to pick some up at less than the cost of a single one from FX ;)
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