.177 P-Rod?

.177 P-Rod?

Joined: February 24th, 2006, 12:19 am

April 30th, 2012, 6:39 am #1

Does anybody know if Crosman is planning on selling a .177 P-Rod? It would fit my needs perfectly.
Thanks for any info,
Chris
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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

April 30th, 2012, 4:04 pm #2

a picture of the 1720T. Basically a single shot P-Rod.
I have already converted mine, as have a few others here.



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Mark Gravelle
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Joined: February 24th, 2006, 12:19 am

April 30th, 2012, 7:12 pm #3

...and they said they weren't planning on doing one any time soon. So, if I were to order a .22, how hard is it to get a .177 barrel for it? I really would rather have the .177 than the .22.
Thanks again,
Chris
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Joined: February 21st, 2009, 6:23 pm

April 30th, 2012, 8:14 pm #4

Does anybody know if Crosman is planning on selling a .177 P-Rod? It would fit my needs perfectly.
Thanks for any info,
Chris
I think that its close to the P-rod.


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Joined: February 24th, 2006, 12:19 am

April 30th, 2012, 8:31 pm #5

Yeah, I've seen that, but I am looking for just a flat out Marauder - 8 shots, stock, full power, the whole nine yards. I suppose I could purchase that one and add the other stuff, but that seems kind of redundant. You'd think Crosman would just offer a standard Marauder with a .177 barrel in it.
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Chris
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Joined: February 24th, 2006, 12:19 am

April 30th, 2012, 11:51 pm #6

Does anybody know if Crosman is planning on selling a .177 P-Rod? It would fit my needs perfectly.
Thanks for any info,
Chris
I know I'd need a barrel, but what else? Will I need a special bolt for the .177? What about magazines? Will a Marauder .177 magazine fit a P-rod? I would really like to do this, so please let me know what I would need to do.
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Chris
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 3:51 am

May 1st, 2012, 12:57 am #7

Could use a 1700/1701 bolt (with an o-ring on the bolt) and a standard barrel. Unfortunately, the 1720 barrels are not availabile as parts et, so would have to live with either a short (1700/1701/2300) 10.1"LW barrel or have a custom one made. Give up on choke, and could cit a cut down .177 MROD barrel.

Add in a 1700 loading platform and you have a single shot version,

Getting a magazine to work would require either custom machining the breech for a MROD .177 mag. or have someone talented to sleever/bush a .22 Prod mag to .177 or adapt a .177 MROD mag to work in a PROD. This seems the stumbling block right now...could get a barrel and bolt, but geting a working PROD .177 mag is gonna take some custom work.


But still have the possible problem of running an o-ringed bolt through a spring loaded magazine. Crosman seems to avoid that, but other custom builders have done it and reported no problems.
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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

May 1st, 2012, 1:18 am #8

a magazine, but the 1700/1701 reciever has such a HUGE loading port I don't find it a hassle
single loading.
I use the AA 7.33 @ 685fps avg. 2500psi fill and 40+ shots from a 10.1" LW barrel. I can only
imagine what it would do with a 12" LW.
1 1/2" targets at 50yds are easy when I do my part.




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Match Director Ashland Air Rifle Range
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Mark Gravelle
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Joined: February 24th, 2006, 12:19 am

May 1st, 2012, 1:32 am #9

Okay, so if I am okay with non-choked barrel, and I could get someone to cut one down to 12 inches for me, `I would need a single shot tray and a 1701 bolt. I know Charlie Mellon cuts down 1760 barrels to various lengths. Will these work, or do I have to specifically get a Marauder barrel? I have no idea where/how the M-rod barrels are ported, and I suppose they could be different from the 22xx platforms.
Thanks to everyone for all their help,
Chris
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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

May 1st, 2012, 2:41 am #10

I've done two P-Rod upper conversions to date. Pretty much any Crosman barrel will work. To keep
cost down, buy a M-Rod .177 barrel and have someone cut it for you.
Yes, you will need a 1700/1701 bolt. BUT! The P-Rod reciever has to be modified for it to work.
You see, the cocking lug on the 1700/1701 sets a little further back towards the bolt handle
than the one on the P-Rod. The slot in the underside of the reciever for the cocking lug has to be moved BACK about .300", give or take. Do you see what I'm getting at?
Feel free to email me for more info. I did one for Don Selph and possibly he could take pics,
as I failed to!

Hope this was of some help.

I went the other way and changed out the whole upper. Cost was about $135. I already had a second
shroud set-up, so I didn't have to purchase those.




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Match Director Ashland Air Rifle Range
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Mark Gravelle
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