Ranchero Chrony Results

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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Graeme on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:35 am

Ok Kain.. no problem. i'm not in a rush, but i think it will need opening out a tadge once i know what size to take it to.
Hope your mod's work out well for you.
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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:27 pm

Just a pic

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FX Ranchero, Leapers 3-12x44 Mini Swat, Airvolution silencer
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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:58 pm

Some progress pics of the Ranchero carbine stock; Bisley adjustable butt pad to be fitted, a few more coats of oil and sanding, seal the inletting and it should be good to go.

Stock maker: Kevin Du Toit
Wood: Figured Imbuia with African Blackwood & Bubinga cap

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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:51 pm

Almost done :twisted:

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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:33 am

Heck of a good job, Kane & you've retained much of the character of the original stock (to my eyes, anyway) :)
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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:47 pm

Thanks Ian. I did not want a slavish copy of the original yet the application calls for some similarities. Tip to tip it measures 32.5 inches (with the silencer on) and is surprisingly comfortable and easy to use for such a compact item. I am very happy with the end result.

PS: The photos make it look as if the wood is yellowish when in real life the it more of a gold fleck effect. Looks spectacular in the sunlight.
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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 pm

All done. Now for some power curve tweaking.

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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Tue May 11, 2010 8:46 pm

Graeme wrote:Great stuff Kain 8-)

Looks to me like it prefers a larger port for shot consistency and a smoother tail off. Don't suppose you happen to know the size of the largest port ?
I currently have a 3.5mm with the thought it would slow the tail off but looking at your figures I'm not sure it would.

atb, Graeme


My apologies for letting this slip my mind Graeme :oops: On the flip side I measured 4.20mm on the largest port.
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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Graeme on Wed May 12, 2010 6:28 pm

No problem Kain 8-) 4.2 !! not what i expected you to say but all the more interesting for it.

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Re: Ranchero Chrony Results

Postby Kane on Thu May 13, 2010 10:03 pm

Certainly not what I was expecting either to be frank. I am going to hand the Ranchero over to our local tune guru in whom I have enormous trust; I am hoping he can work some magic so that I can squeeze out a full three mags of 8.44gr .177s averaging around 790fps or so with minimal spread.

I am also pondering a Delrin rod from which to mill a few experimental power selectors with different sized holes to see what happens. But this is a bit further down the road for now, first the tune guru must get his mits on it and give his verdict.
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