My new FWB601 Tactical

My new FWB601 Tactical

Joined: June 22nd, 2001, 8:18 pm

July 11th, 2012, 2:00 am #1

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
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Joined: February 1st, 2006, 1:12 am

July 11th, 2012, 2:12 am #2

That looks great Brad. Nice work!

Harold
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July 11th, 2012, 3:38 am #3

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
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Joined: February 16th, 2004, 3:40 am

July 11th, 2012, 10:15 am #4

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
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and you did a great job putting it all together. Did David do the dovetail for the scope mount? I like that you have the mount on the tube...it gives you a much better eye relief for the scope. I just discovered these rifles and I am having a blast with mine.

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Last edited by jamdon on July 11th, 2012, 10:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 1:50 pm

July 11th, 2012, 11:23 am #5

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
brad@airguns.net
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I knew you had done some work to the 601 but I wasn't expecting that. Very nice.

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Joined: October 14th, 2006, 12:30 am

July 11th, 2012, 1:18 pm #6

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
brad@airguns.net
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I believe you showed it to us in the "before" state at the GOB 120 shot match last month? Again, it turned out great. Nice job!









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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

July 11th, 2012, 1:36 pm #7

I recently received a very used FWB 601 from Scott Pilkington who had graciously given me the rifle just as a thanks for use of my site and providing a free service to the airgun community over the years. The rifle didn't have a cheek piece, butt pad, or muzzle tube however is shot wonderfully.

I gave the rifle to David Slade at Airgunwerks http://www.airgunwerks.com/) and he worked his magic on the trigger and went through the mechanism and got the rifle shooting up to factory specs and better than factory on the trigger. The rifle then went to Rapid Air Weapons http://www.rapidairweapons.com/) to fit one of their moderators to finish off the barrel tube and to remove the high pitched report when the rifle was fired (it was that loud it just bothered me). I also bought an adjustable cheek piece hardware and got a piece of scrap wood to make a cheek piece and butt extension.

I got the stock all together and sanded then I sprayed it with a beige textured paint that looks a lot like the desert finish on other tactical stocks. The rifle turned out pretty good and it shoots wonderfully. The report is nothing more than the sound of the hammer hitting the valve. With the rain we had tonight the wind was dead and I shot a solid nickle size group at 50 yards with JSB Exact RS pellets, I shot five shots and stopped! This will be a fun Mini-Snipping rifle or low power FT rifle.









<p>Brad Troyer,
brad@airguns.net
www.airguns.net
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Do I sense a "Pentagon F" FT Class being born here?



Good job coordinating all those specialists!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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Joined: December 25th, 2009, 8:47 pm

July 11th, 2012, 3:49 pm #8

and you did a great job putting it all together. Did David do the dovetail for the scope mount? I like that you have the mount on the tube...it gives you a much better eye relief for the scope. I just discovered these rifles and I am having a blast with mine.

Life is short...slow down and enjoy
http://www.activevacuums.com
hence the shape of the forestock also.

BTW, Scott has another for sale still.




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Ashland OR

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Mark Gravelle
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Joined: February 16th, 2009, 8:33 pm

March 12th, 2013, 9:53 pm #9

Do I sense a "Pentagon F" FT Class being born here?



Good job coordinating all those specialists!



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
But I like the idea of match rifle FT.... at least the guns are quiet and my wife would be OK with shooting it on the patio

But seriously - have some upper power limit and a 40 yard distance limit...might be fun and give city dwellers a chance to practice more with a rifle that doesn't upset the neighbors as much (and are fantastic shooters too). You get a build quality and trigger that would cost FAR more in a PCP.

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