Installed my Custom Designed Spring in my Stoeger A30 today, I really thought that I could not squeeze more out of this little Pet of mine. But I was wrong. I am constantly pleasantly surprised with this little Springer.
I use Phone Books at 5m to Benchmark the capability of various guns and pellet combinations by noting number of impacted pages. Also to assess the efficacy of the Tunes that I do.
I was very chuffed with the performance of the Stoeger. But I am sure you know that itch to get more power and action. I designed a 1220 Newton Spring and had it made locally. Yes yes I know that our local springsteel is problematic. That is exactly why I overdesigned it and installed it to specs that allows it to perform at only 60% potential that kicks in at 20mm Piston Travel. But *Bliksem* what a performance!!!
Poor Victim = Cape Peninsula Yellow Pages 700 Pages cover to cover.
1st Shot - JSB Jumbo Exact Express 14.35gr ... 481 Pages (Previous Best 227 Pages)
2nd Shot - H&N FTT Power Copper Coated 14.66gr ... 700+ Pages (through and through) (Previous Best 357 Pages)
3rd Shot - H&N Baracuda Power Copper Coated 21.14gr ... 668 Pages (Previous Best 333 Pages)
Dang Man!!! Double the Power!!! and still Sub-Sonic (But I think very close to it).
Rustig, NO Double Recoil or Torque Twist
Thinking of having it between the Wife and I in the bed tonight