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    hello all. i am haveing a bit of troble with my sons bsa lightnig.

    i have given it a full service with new spring, seals and it dose not seem to be shooting right.

    it seems to have droped a lot in power since it has been done. i have tested it and it is only shooting 10.1fp

    and advice would be a big help. thanks

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    hello all. i am haveing a bit of troble with my sons bsa lightnig.

    i have given it a full service with new spring, seals and it dose not seem to be shooting right.

    it seems to have droped a lot in power since it has been done. i have tested it and it is only shooting 10.1fp

    and advice would be a big help. thanks

     

     

    Which spring please?

     

    I only ask because I had a Titan spring from new collapse from the get go!

     

    U.

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    You state new spring so I guess that's it.you may wish to add a few washers in the piston to add weight and preeload ,start with 2 washers correct size as your not far away from limit.most tuning kits include them for finer ajustment.good luck.

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    hello all. i am haveing a bit of troble with my sons bsa lightnig.

    i have given it a full service with new spring, seals and it dose not seem to be shooting right.

    it seems to have droped a lot in power since it has been done. i have tested it and it is only shooting 10.1fp

    and advice would be a big help. thanks

     

     

    It might just need bedding if you have put a lot of grease in it and the new seals are tight it will take a tin of pellets before it starts to free up. :yes:

    It could easily go up 1 ot 2 ftlb after a tin of pellets what is the recoil like. ???

    I have had it in the past were putting an OX or TITEN spring in a gun has caused more recoil and less ftlb than the original spring. :sad1:

     

    HAPPY :shoot::shoot::shoot:

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    Can I ask by changing the spring did it get rid of the twanginess as I have the same gun and don't like using it :no:

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    Can I ask by changing the spring did it get rid of the twanginess as I have the same gun and don't like using it :no:

     

     

    The lighting has always been BSA work horse for vermin control but has always had a repp for being twangy. :yes:

    Only having it tuned might make it less twangy and a lot smoother but i would spend the money on a HW 77 or 97. :yes:

     

    HAPPY. :shoot::shoot::shoot:

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    hello all. i am haveing a bit of troble with my sons bsa lightnig.

    i have given it a full service with new spring, seals and it dose not seem to be shooting right.

    it seems to have droped a lot in power since it has been done. i have tested it and it is only shooting 10.1fp

    and advice would be a big help. thanks

    howdy both my mate an me have lightnings bought together less than a year ago,an while i like the size an style theyre nowere near as strong as bsa claim,the best i can get is 9.32 ft/lb with rws superfield and 9.29 with rws superdome.mine fired about 2,000 slugs an my mates lightning is no better.so were do they get this 11.5 ft/lb from is beyond me.but i still like it.

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    I fitted a Titin spring. It has a bit more recoil but not much more than normal. It's had a tin of pellets through and still no good. Am thinking of going down the gas ram route.

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    not sure if they still do them, but i brought one of the first lighting late 90s i think and fitted a theoben gas ram made a lot of difference less recoil and was a lot quiter ,the shorter barrel sups power but as said let the spring bed in i found with short barrel air rifles you have to choose you pellets carefully

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    I fitted a Titin spring. It has a bit more recoil but not much more than normal. It's had a tin of pellets through and still no good. Am thinking of going down the gas ram route.

     

     

    Why keep spending money on a lighting :crazy: a gas ram will be £60 to £70 and it might be smoother but no more power. ???

    The Air Chamber on a lighting isn`t that big so it will be very hard to get it up to the 12 ftlb mark. :sad1:

    You would be better of getting your son an HW57 they are a full power light weight springer that`s very accurate and HW quality NO CONTEST it will wipe the floor with the lighting. :drool:

     

    HAPPY. :shoot::shoot::shoot:

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    It'll do 12 allright!

     

    If you used a standard spring it needs more preload, probably more than a 1/4" of washers. Add some lead if you want too.

     

    These short strokers need the spring to over come any piston bounce from the compressed air. Often the cause of some twang!

     

    U.

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    Why keep spending money on a lighting :crazy: a gas ram will be £60 to £70 and it might be smoother but no more power. ???

    The Air Chamber on a lighting isn`t that big so it will be very hard to get it up to the 12 ftlb mark. :sad1:

    You would be better of getting your son an HW57 they are a full power light weight springer that`s very accurate and HW quality NO CONTEST it will wipe the floor with the lighting. :drool:

     

    HAPPY. :shoot::shoot::shoot:

     

    So hard that BSA do them FAC rated for export :yes:

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    So hard that BSA do them FAC rated for export :yes:

     

     

    How much do you wont him to spend :balloon: and export model is a totally different animal. :yes:

    Different spring--piston--piston weights--and other mods and hard to cock and they kick like a mule. :yes:

    How many second hand FAC lightings have you seen i have seen **** all. :yes:

    Hatsans and Cometa have to bring the power down from 22 ftlb to under 12 ftlb to import them in to the UK :yes:

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    Thanks for all the advice. Am not that clued up with air rifles a would not know where to start putting washers and that lol

     

    Take the spring back out (Iknow it's a pain on these) and add some washers into the piston where the spring drops in. Bar stock can be cut, brass or steel. I have used lead between washers too. Check the power after.

     

    If it gets coil bound and won't cock you may need to remove a coil. Check the replacement spring has not collapsed, seen that before too.

     

    My recent stock xl tac shot rubbish untill I did the above, just under 12ft/lb and super accurate.

     

    Good luck.

     

    U.

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