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Thread: Gas ram vs. spring kit

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    Default Gas ram vs. spring kit

    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?
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    which BSA?
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    ah, Supersport...

    both nice, both different, both not cheap...around R1000

    buy from BAR
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    Except for the part about BAR, you're not helping.
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    ok, sorry
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    Sell your supersport and buy my BSA Lightning with Gasram fitted!
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    Avion had a gas ram fitted to his Gamo and the thing failed in no time.
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    With anything it seems, mods where enhancement is the goal, long term reliability is compromised. Allan, is this the first time you have heard of such a failure?
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    o be honest Andrew I only know 2 or 3 guns fitted with gas rams.Problem was Avion could not send the unit back (long story)

    There are those that buy pumps to refill their gas rams .So I guess this happens often.
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    I think if equipment has local support then go for it otherwise when things go wrong it could be weeks before you get sorted if at all.
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    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.
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    Just sell the BSA and get a HW90. Like Guido said, spares and backup is not a problem.
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    This is good advice, buy in accordance with support!
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    Ok, so what is the difference between the gas rams that is in the HW90 and getting one for the BSA from Theoben?
    Anyway, I don't want a HW90. Used it before, but never liked it.
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    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.
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