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Sell the pistol and buy a Benjamin Marauder Pistol.
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I bet someone has tried ... does anyone know of a way to adapt the 1701 Silhouette breech, which is single shot, so it will take a magazine?
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Hi all ...

I am in the process of putting together my own personal dream CO2 target pistol from all Crosman available parts.  I am using the Marauder 2 stage trigger group, a nice LW barrel, my own gas valve modifications, my own grips, adjustable length striker, adjustable hammer blow weight, etc.  Now I am in the process of putting a 1701 Silhouette breech on the CO2 main tube.  This mounts with 4 screws and they are drilled vertically on the sloping sides of the tube.  I think I need make a jig and to practise drilling and tapping something that is off camber like that.  So, I am looking for an old tube to practise on. It can be dented or bent or rusty or otherwise useless for intended use as all I want it for is a scrap piece to drill and tap until my confidence level goes up a bit. If you have something like that, let me know what you want for it and I will PayPal you right away.

John
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: 2240XL pellet choice
« Last post by Rezarf on September 03, 2021, 03:22:48 PM »
Here are my results with a modified 2240. 

The data look like a lot of fun - I reconstructed the table in Excel so I could examine it. Have you considered repeat testing at 20 yards to see how they fall out? Piques my curiosity, especially the tight group with the gamo pellets - never would have thought they'd be  that accurate. Thanks for sharing!
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: 2240XL pellet choice
« Last post by RScott on September 02, 2021, 05:08:55 PM »
Here are my results with a modified 2240.  I too got good results with pellets around 16 grains.  But weight was not the only determinant.  Results vary by pellet type/shape as well as weight.
(Sorry for the poor formatting of the copy/paste of my spreadsheet table)

Crosman 2240 speed, accuracy, and sound levels                        
   Steel breech (purchased Crosman 2240XL)                     
   18" barrel from Alliance Hobby                     
   Boss Max valve, stiffer hammer spring, and hollow bolt probe from Alchemy AirWerks, 3.9mm transfer port from Alliance Hobby; uses about 1 gram CO2 per shot                     
   Bulk CO2 set-up:  fed from 250 gram / 9 ounce cylinder; powerlet eliminator from Alliance Hobby                     
   Falx moderator from Silent Thunder                     
                     
   Crosman 1399 stock                     
Speed measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX                        
Accuracy is max center-to-center distance of 3 shots, from 30 feet, inches                        
                  
Session 2: Simple Caldwell stand; 75 degrees; 60% humidity; overcast; at least 20 seconds between shots                  
Barrel length   Valve   Moderator   Hammer spring   Pellets   Grain   FPS   5-shot accuracy, 10 yards (CTC, inches)   Comments
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   Gamo Red Fire   15.4   560   0.20   Loading alignment helped by seeing red tip
18   Boss Max   TKO   Boss Max   AA Field 16   16   590   0.23   584 FPS with AV 1100 psi air tank
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   Skenco Newboy Heavy Weight   26.2   478   0.28   Oxidized; difficult to close bolt
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   Predator Polymag   16   556   0.28   Loading alignment helped by seeing red tip
18   Boss Max   TKO   Boss Max   H&N FT Trophy Green   9.56   695   0.31   
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   JSB Match Exact - Ultra Shock Heavy   25.39   474   0.31   
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   JSB Match Exact - Jumbo Monster   25.39   469   0.31   Easy to load
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   H&N Terminator   16.36   559   0.31   Very firm bolt fit
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   H&N Baracuda Hunter   18.21   538   0.35   Large hollow in tip
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   JSB Match Exact - Beast   34   428   0.43   2 out of 7 would not allow bolt closure
18   Boss Max   TKO   Boss Max   JSB Monster   25.39   494   0.5   484 FPS with AV 1100 psi air tank
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   JSB Match Exact - Jumbo   15.89   558   0.55   Easy to load
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   H&N Field Target Trophy Green   9.56   675   0.55   
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   Crosman Premier dome   14.3   591   0.63   
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   JSB Match Hades   15.89   567   0.75   
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   Crosman Premier hollow point   14.3   572   0.83   But 30 shot string was within 24 cm = 0.9 inch
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   FX Hybrid Slugs   22   495   1.06   Very easy to load
18   Boss Max   Falx   Boss Max   H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme   18.52         Not tested
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Wow ..deal on target
« Last post by Rezarf on August 26, 2021, 03:17:12 AM »

I was thinking of making a box around mine to capture the spent pellets. Any info on where most of the lead ends up (backwards of sideway/down) would be helpful.  :-*


In my experience, the spent pellets go everywhere. It all depends on exactly where you hit the target - on the periphery, near the hanger, at the bottom - they ricochet in all directions since the paddle on mine (a Caldwell, probably the lighter weight version) twists as well as pivots. I collect most that miss the target and end up in the backstop!  ;D
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Wow ..deal on target
« Last post by nervoustrigger on August 25, 2021, 04:21:34 AM »
After just a few pellets, there were numerous bits of lead spatter embedded into the plywood panel on which the target was placed.  That has been my experience any time lead hits a largely perpendicular hard surface....it sprays little slivers out in a starburst pattern. 
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Wow ..deal on target
« Last post by JMJinNC on August 25, 2021, 02:53:38 AM »
Great info.

I picked up one awhile ago with the steep discount, but have yet to shoot it. I made a wooden H-frame for mine to keep it steady.

I was thinking of making a box around mine to capture the spent pellets. Any info on where most of the lead ends up (backwards of sideway/down) would be helpful.  :-*

JMJ
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Crosman air pistol - General discussion / Re: Wow ..deal on target
« Last post by nervoustrigger on August 25, 2021, 01:25:24 AM »
Just tried a couple of rifles to get a sense of what it takes to flip the heavy paddles.  The answer is about 10fpe on target.

12fpe in .177
Distance 30 yards, terminal energy approx 7.5fpe:  No
Distance 15 yards, terminal energy approx 9.5fpe:  No
Distance 10 yards, terminal energy approx 10.3fpe:  YES

21fpe in .22:
Distance 30 yards, terminal energy approx 13.6fpe: YES

Note in both cases I was using pellets with a poor BC (wadcutter and hollowpoint) so that's why the terminal energy was tailing off so quickly.
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