Airmax Gen II pistol report

Airmax Gen II pistol report

Joined: November 28th, 2010, 2:13 pm

May 18th, 2017, 3:15 pm #1

As most of you have, I got my .22 cal Airmax Gen II pistol yesterday. The trigger seemed safe as it came out of the box, so I proceeded to clean the barrel. Boy, the Chinese sure make it an effort to make the bore as crappy as you can. After cleaning, I shot it through the chronograph just to see where it is out of the box. All were 5 shots for each pellet. All I can say is "WOWZA".

JSB 14.3 gr-634 fps, 12.8 fpe, ES 39, SD 16
JSB 15.9 gr-622 fps, 13.7 fpe, ES 38, SD 15
JSB 18.1 gr-601 fps, 14.6 fpe, ES 31, SD 13

This is much more than I expected. I figured it would shoot around 525 if I was lucky This is pretty strong for a pistol. I also checked the trigger pull with my Lyman trigger gage and it was 2 lbs, 12 oz. Right now, I'm leaving everything alone. This is very good right out of the box. Tomorrow, I'm going to check for accuracy, then give the bore a generous scrubbing with JB borepaste. I expect this gun will settle down and shoot more consistently as time goes on.
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Joined: April 26th, 2010, 5:14 pm

May 18th, 2017, 6:04 pm #2

When did you order your airmax II ?
I ordered 14 march. I hope to rec/ by tomorrow or today ?
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Joined: November 28th, 2010, 2:13 pm

May 18th, 2017, 6:10 pm #3

i ordered mine March 3, I think-nt
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Joined: November 12th, 2010, 11:10 pm

May 18th, 2017, 8:19 pm #4

As most of you have, I got my .22 cal Airmax Gen II pistol yesterday. The trigger seemed safe as it came out of the box, so I proceeded to clean the barrel. Boy, the Chinese sure make it an effort to make the bore as crappy as you can. After cleaning, I shot it through the chronograph just to see where it is out of the box. All were 5 shots for each pellet. All I can say is "WOWZA".

JSB 14.3 gr-634 fps, 12.8 fpe, ES 39, SD 16
JSB 15.9 gr-622 fps, 13.7 fpe, ES 38, SD 15
JSB 18.1 gr-601 fps, 14.6 fpe, ES 31, SD 13

This is much more than I expected. I figured it would shoot around 525 if I was lucky This is pretty strong for a pistol. I also checked the trigger pull with my Lyman trigger gage and it was 2 lbs, 12 oz. Right now, I'm leaving everything alone. This is very good right out of the box. Tomorrow, I'm going to check for accuracy, then give the bore a generous scrubbing with JB borepaste. I expect this gun will settle down and shoot more consistently as time goes on.
The "big brown" truck delivered mine today.
As others have warned. my second
stage was set so light the gun fired
the instant I removed my thumb
from the hammer.
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Joined: April 19th, 2015, 2:09 am

May 18th, 2017, 9:26 pm #5

As most of you have, I got my .22 cal Airmax Gen II pistol yesterday. The trigger seemed safe as it came out of the box, so I proceeded to clean the barrel. Boy, the Chinese sure make it an effort to make the bore as crappy as you can. After cleaning, I shot it through the chronograph just to see where it is out of the box. All were 5 shots for each pellet. All I can say is "WOWZA".

JSB 14.3 gr-634 fps, 12.8 fpe, ES 39, SD 16
JSB 15.9 gr-622 fps, 13.7 fpe, ES 38, SD 15
JSB 18.1 gr-601 fps, 14.6 fpe, ES 31, SD 13

This is much more than I expected. I figured it would shoot around 525 if I was lucky This is pretty strong for a pistol. I also checked the trigger pull with my Lyman trigger gage and it was 2 lbs, 12 oz. Right now, I'm leaving everything alone. This is very good right out of the box. Tomorrow, I'm going to check for accuracy, then give the bore a generous scrubbing with JB borepaste. I expect this gun will settle down and shoot more consistently as time goes on.
I thought the new ones were suppose to be longer by an inch in a half.

The site now says the barrel is longer. Any one measure the two barrel lengths?

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Joined: December 25th, 2002, 12:34 am

May 18th, 2017, 10:09 pm #6

They're powerful enough and accurate enough to make me just happy as can be. My shooting buddy is gonna buy the green handled one and then we'll both be happy, LOL.
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Joined: April 19th, 2015, 2:09 am

May 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm #7

I'm actually glad it was the same length. I did get the LDC and was concerned
how long it might be if the gun came longer. So it all worked out well.
I was shooting it next to my brother in laws Gen I and I thought the noise
level was very similar. The LDC makes it backyard friendly.
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Joined: August 14th, 2010, 2:15 am

May 19th, 2017, 12:00 am #8

When you installed the LDC did you screw the part
on the barrel until it stopped turning? I didn't.
Just till it held the shroud on tightly. Think that would
Cause a problem?
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Joined: July 13th, 2009, 2:26 am

May 19th, 2017, 1:03 am #9

I'll be posting some pics and fix in an hour or so...check back.

Meanwhile, if you press your finger VERY tightly against the breech opening/loading port, while tightening the LDC, it will help prevent the barrel bushing from rotating at the breech, and you can get a snug fit.



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Joined: August 14th, 2010, 2:15 am

May 19th, 2017, 2:35 am #10

I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks
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