.22 cyclone overloaded

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.

.22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Pauly5 on Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:39 am

. I just got myself second hand cyclone .22
It had a leak so I got it for a good price, including a decent scope and nice rings.
I picked up some seals from the seal shop and turned out to be the small seal in the fill valve. Easy, until....
I charged the tank and test fired it, and nothing happened. I moved the power selector and air came out in a burst. To cut a long story short, I took the barrel out and could see it was blocked. :o
I had a piece of 2 mm rod and pushed the pellets to the end, but ended up pushing them back out the breech end. Out it came, then the next, then the next then three more!!! Wow.

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Interesting though was that both breech seals and power selector seals held the pressure.
Anyway, I was glad for the strip down guides on here. Pretty straight forward to pull apart now I know.
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:16 pm

Look on the bright side - 5 free pellets :lol:
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Pauly5 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:37 am

Ha ha, yes. But I think they are Gamo.

Good news is that the gun shoots nicely, and as accurate as I would expect. Only shot it at 20m so far and with JSB, the groups are tight. At first I thought it was a L/W barrel as there was no "smooth twist" written on the action, and at the time I couldn't see down the barrel to check, which I now know why.
I have mainly shot 177, but I must admit I am liking the more substantial sound it makes when it hits. Bottom power setting is 12 fpe, mid about 18, and high around 27 fpe. I'm looking forward to showing it too the local bunnies.
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:51 pm

Looking at them, might be Crosman pointed.
Got to turn my Cyclone down a bit, it got tested yesterday, and it was running at 11.75 fpe with 8.4gr JSB, so could be over with anything heavier (living under the 12 fpe laws can be a bind :roll: ) reckon that the new reg has 'settled in' now, as it was 973 fps for several shots, no fluctuation (luckily!).
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Pauly5 on Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:10 pm

Remind me what reg you got? I plan to get one for my 177 soon. Like the sound of altoros
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:45 pm

Mine's a 'factory fit' (Ben Taylor) one, I've tried using an Altoros one in a S200, didn't really see any difference from how it was before (whether it was me fitting it and getting it wrong, I don't know) I've been looking at a Robert Lane one for the Typhoons, though the only bit that's putting me off, is the bit where I've got to take a drill to the air tube :oops:
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Pauly5 on Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:48 am

I had fitted a Huma reg to my 177 BSA Lonestar. That involved drilling a hole. Everything went well, but I don't want to drill a hole in the FX at all.

I guess the only way to really tell is to chrony it and do a shot string to see if its a flat or curved graph. :geek:
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:54 am

If anything like the Typhoons, it'll be fairly flat throughout (which is partly why I've not rushed out to buy and fit a reg to them ;) )
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Pauly5 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm

I must admit, I haven't shot a whole string through the chrony yet, so I should really before I rush into a reg. Thanks for that.
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Re: .22 cyclone overloaded

Postby Suffolk Rifle on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:22 pm

When I checked the new (s/t) Typhoon, the string was within (if I remember right) 20fps from 220 Bar down to 170 Bar, about 40 shots worth & while still 'usable' for mainstream use, the POI at 55 yards started to drop & as we use them for Field Target, that was where I stopped ;)
On the other hand, the Cyclone, being a carbine & regged, gives about 60 - 70 shots on reg. the air tube being smaller than standard (the 'full size' one gives 80+ shots on reg) these are .177 - .22 should be a higher shot count
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