Monsoon Strip

The "other" semi-auto airrifle from FX.

Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby PolarWolf on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Good one. You don't see a pictoriol overview of the innards of a Monsoon very often :) Thanks for this!
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby FXpoacher on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:34 am

Another excelent pictorial!.
Guess you were right polar, the parts and work involved wouldnt make it worth while converting a T12 to a monsoon!
But the pics do explain how the systen works!.
My ideas were way off base!
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby chimp on Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:22 pm

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm interested why you took the rifle apart. Were there issues with it?
I have a 22 cal monsoon and love it and never had issues with it.
I've heard from AOA and others that they have been seeing allot of problems with the rifles. I personally think those folks are not shooting with enough air pressure as a good charge is mandatory for the recoil system to cycle correctly.
What have you guys seen?
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby wyseyes on Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:02 am

chimp wrote:I've heard from AOA and others that they have been seeing allot of problems with the rifles. I personally think those folks are not shooting with enough air pressure as a good charge is mandatory for the recoil system to cycle correctly.
What have you guys seen?


I try to put 200 bar in my monsoon, what do you think 'enough air' is?
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby Zamundets on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:11 am

I'm cuorious how you discharged the remaining air before to disassemble the rifle. What is the trick? :roll:
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby Crete on Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:37 am

Zamundets wrote:I'm cuorious how you discharged the remaining air before to disassemble the rifle. What is the trick? :roll:


When I wanted to add the optional 45cc tube extension, I shot it manually until all aiir was used up.

Then I unscrewed the air reservoir easily to add the extension.

You can do the same before a complete strip.
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby Zamundets on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:39 am

Thanks for your reply.
As long time nobody answer my question, I went on by my own.
At the beginning I was planning the same as you, but it is highly recommended not to shoot the rifle at low air pressure (check the topic "Valve strength". The problem is that the air pressure is supporting the valve spring against the hits of the hammer.
I needed to remove the filling valve in order to replace it with filling valve with built in pressure gauge. I shot empty until the rifle stopped re-cocking. After that I removed the barrel supporting "8" (lovely description for barrel support :D ), put the filling probe and slowly unscrew the valve until the o-ring started leaking. Thus I had the cylinder empty.

Info for anybody who is planning the same operation:
The bigger screw on the original barrel support is holding the two rings of the support together. The smaller screw is connecting the barrel support to the cylinder filling valve. Both can be removed at any time. There is no pressure or whatever.
For replacing the support removing the smaller screw is enough.
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby Zamundets on Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:02 am

I thing that the shroud cover (or "the shroud") must be dismantled at regular intervals. The reason is that always there are lead particles chopped out from the pellets and some of them enter the re-cocking mechanism. This mechanism is built from brass, aluminum and plastic. That means lead particles can cause scratches and this way faster wear and tear.
Removing the shroud is easy and doesn't affect any adjustment of the rifle.

The big question is "how often". :roll:
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby Tunajussi on Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:30 pm

Be carefullu when assembling your Monsoons. If you check moderator/reloading parts right order from FX Airguns page, it shows you wrong order.
http://www.fxairguns.com/_pdf/detail/Mo ... rawing.pdf
Pictures B and C are wrong. Right order is shown here in the beginning on this topic.

And it's probably better not to shoot quick cleaning pellets with Monsoon, I just found few days ago some remains when disassembling Monsoon
http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/gg10 ... 20Monsoon/
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Re: Monsoon Strip

Postby StefCo on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:46 pm

i do agree dry fireing in low pressure is not good for the valve.so i empty my tube from 20 to 0bar by removing the spring,the hammer weight and the hammer
and then with a propper size flathead tool i press the valve-pin till no pressurized air remains in the tube.
how many extra shots you expect to get with the 45cc extender?
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