B12 vs B16

B12 vs B16

Joined: January 24th, 2009, 5:47 pm

March 16th, 2010, 11:11 am #1

Thinking of another small plinker although I already have a nice RWS 24. I love those light shooters. Do the B12 and 16 share the same powerplant? Are they a copy of the R7, and if so, why are they not wildly popular? How is the trigger? Are they easily tuned? I like the look of the metal front sight on the 12, but the racy look of the 16 would be something different in my "collection".
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

March 16th, 2010, 11:33 am #2

the trigger is the big complaint right now, it's a fake two stage thats a direct sear. With some work they can be made nice and light but have creep in the second stage. just a matter of time ( I hope) before an improved model comes out, the cost of putting a good trigger into it will raise the price but I think it will be worth it...

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Joined: January 24th, 2009, 5:47 pm

March 16th, 2010, 10:16 pm #3

Thanks Mike. Maybe I will wait for an improved trigger. The trigger on my 24 isn't great either however. How is the accuracy of these models? I could learn to work on the trigger, and tune it (fun learning project), but if the accuracy isn't there, the end results might not be worth it.
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

March 16th, 2010, 11:50 pm #4

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Joined: January 24th, 2009, 5:47 pm

March 17th, 2010, 1:21 am #5

That is all one could ask for. I am happy if I can get that from my HW's.
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Joined: January 24th, 2009, 5:47 pm

March 17th, 2010, 1:24 am #6

By the way Mike, you sold me a B26 tuned in 22 last year that I am very fond of. I have a Beeman peep on it, and it is just plain fun. No scope, just simple plinking fun with a nice smooth cycle, and a nice whack on the poor pop cans.
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Joined: June 26th, 2009, 11:58 pm

March 18th, 2010, 7:49 am #7

the trigger is the big complaint right now, it's a fake two stage thats a direct sear. With some work they can be made nice and light but have creep in the second stage. just a matter of time ( I hope) before an improved model comes out, the cost of putting a good trigger into it will raise the price but I think it will be worth it...

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This is the first time I have ever cracked open a springer. I have to figure out what types of lubes, grease, moly and tar I need and where to buy it all at. After that I'll try to clean and polish this B12 up. It was a smooth accurate little shooter to begin with but I thought this would be a good initial platform to learn on. Plus the trigger needs smoothed out. A guy named Tom Gaylord published an illustrated basic step-by-step article on the Internet for first timers like me who wish to learn how to disassemble and maintain their air rifles. I should have paid more attention to Mr. Gaylord when he cautioned to watch out for machining burrs. I had to dig a small metal splinter out of my hand already and I haven't even cleaned it yet.

Last edited by t165 on March 18th, 2010, 7:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

March 18th, 2010, 5:39 pm #8

need help call 515-924-3699......a little blood is usual for a first time....

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