Lets just call this latest idea of mine: PIMP MY BSA
Can't decide between the gas ram or a venom kit. What do you guys suggest and where is the best place to buy?
the drop-in gas ram units which are sold to fit other rifles are not user serviceable and cannot be pumped up or tuned...they are sealed units.
They should last a good few years of normal use, probably as long as a normal coil spring..
The Theoben rifles and the HW90 have a completely different sytem of gas ram, they can be taken apart, serviced and tuned using an HE pump.
Farmer, generally the Gas ram give a sharper recoil than a spring gun, but this is because of slightly faster locktime. I have a maccari kit in my gun and am super impressed. In my opinion there is nothing you can do to make a springer shoot smoother than a good spring and guide.Thereafter one can do other tuning but you have to get the foundation right annd the spring and guides are the heart of the gun. I would go for the spring and guide because if a spring break you only get a new spring easily whereas with a gas ram the whole unit has to be replaced or sent back. I have shot THOUSANDS of heavy pellets with my since the new spring and guides and the power is the same ( i am only guessing, but my POI havent changed at all over 50m) I think that a quality spring kit will last as long as a gas ram. Best will be to buy both and report on your finding.