Kevins " home made " air rifles were widely discussed a while back, and I think everyone is keen to give it a shot and see how it performs. Well I took my Bam to him to sort out my tuning problems ( and boy can he tune a Bam ) so he lend me one of his earlier .20 regulated models. Ian and I hit the farm with pockets full of pellets and I felt rather awkward carrying this alien rifle. The stock was Walnut and seemed bulky yet comfy. I took my first bird hardly 20m from the bakkie. It felt good because standing shots are my worst. I counted 8 birds after 8 shots by the time passed the bakkie again. Ian topped up his air and I topped up the 11 shot magazine. I found loading the clip a bit awkward, but it doesnt take more than a few loads to get used to it. We lost count after a while as I guess we got caught up in the fun. Bottom line is that I never felt that a miss should have been a hit. If I missed, it was because I wasnt used to the trigger, and pulled a shot early or something like that. I dropped two more birds while we were leaving the farm from inside the cab, and even those awkward sitting possitions hit the spot. I was impressed. I think Ian was impressed. I can only think the newer models must out perform the gentle giant that I shot with on Saterday. As for Ians 410. In my eyes one of the finest rifles I think money can buy. Simply perfect. And my Bam. Got it back the next day, and a 15 shot chrony looks like this. 952 and then it climbs to 975. Table tops and end at 948. I will ask him if I can post his method of tuning. But in short, He took out some stuff. Made some new better stuff and put it in. Now the spring and the hammer are adjustable seperately and the striker hammer is only set at half power.
So if it sounds like Im raving about his work. Well I am. You havent seen " passionate about air rifles " untill you have seen this guys house. I will be ordering my .20 at the end of this month.