New AR2078A unboxing pics

New AR2078A unboxing pics

Joined: February 16th, 2007, 5:58 am

April 10th, 2012, 4:17 am #1

Thought I would share just a couple quick snapshots of my AR2078A unboxing. It arrived today, and was just ordered last week

Here they are!


Boxed as arrived...


Industry Brands Box


Packed so well!


What a beautiful gun!

Hope it warms a bit outside to go out and shoot this nice gun. Its shooting 650fps @ 63F with 7.9gr pellets according to my "Gold Service" data. Impressive! Plenty for plinkin, targets, and the occasional starling/pests.
Last edited by woodchuckssuck on April 10th, 2012, 4:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: December 9th, 2002, 6:05 pm

April 10th, 2012, 1:31 pm #2

Ryan, what is the rear sight made of? It sure is a good looking rifle.
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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 5:58 am

April 10th, 2012, 3:21 pm #3

All metal. The frame looks to be alloy, and the adjusters are steel as is the aperture. The only thing not metal is the rubber eye cup While its lacking in refinement compared to a Lyman sight or an older redfield sight, it looks to be very adjustable and should work just fine. I don't know if I really like the rubber eye cup, and it pops off in a second. I will probably end up removing mine, it fuzzes up the sight picture. Maybe out in bright sunlight, though, its different!

I do find the front aperture to be a bit small or something, but that will probably change when I look at a target!
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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 5:58 am

April 12th, 2012, 6:01 pm #4

Thought I would share just a couple quick snapshots of my AR2078A unboxing. It arrived today, and was just ordered last week

Here they are!


Boxed as arrived...


Industry Brands Box


Packed so well!


What a beautiful gun!

Hope it warms a bit outside to go out and shoot this nice gun. Its shooting 650fps @ 63F with 7.9gr pellets according to my "Gold Service" data. Impressive! Plenty for plinkin, targets, and the occasional starling/pests.
Well I shot the gun Tues and again today, just whatever 2 powerlets will get me. I ran it over the Chrony Tues just to see, and with 7.7gr RWS R10 (I have a local place with old stock at REALLY good prices)in a 58F basement, I was getting 650fps

Accuracy Tues was pretty good, I took the barrel off yesterday, and cleaned all the preservative out of it and smoothed over a few burs on the loading port. Today accuracy was effected by me, but by the end of the session (before shots started to drop) she was shooting well again, or maybe I should say that I was shooting well again...Was a bit tired and had just got done with my walk, shower, shave and eating all very quick.

I will get the rests outside someday and really wring her out. But that is really not how I intend to shoot the gun. I also need to try more than just the R10 pellets, I read somewhere people have better luck with domed pellets in these guns. I tend to find wadcutters are best under 550fps, or 10M and under. Once I get outside, I plan to shoot farther than 10M. The sights should work just fine for the squirrel target and tin cans
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

April 12th, 2012, 10:51 pm #5

They seem to work well on most barrels....shoot it some with cheap soft lead pellets. The start of the rifleing can have a sharp edge that will clip the pellets, soft lead from the el cheapos will build up and make a ramp for the pellets...

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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 5:58 am

April 13th, 2012, 4:13 am #6

Mike,

Thanks for the suggestion! Did you mean H&N Field Target Trophy or something else? I don't find anything just called "Target"... I will have to add those to my "want" list! Will surely order from Pyramyd Air, how can you go wrong getting the 4th tin free?

All I currently have are:
RWS R10 7.7gr (2 3/4 tin)
Crosman Premier hollow point (half tin?)
Beeman Silver Sting (almost full)
Beeman Hollow Point (gold plated lead, are VERY accurate in my Daisy 131)(2 unopened tins)
Crosman Premier Heavies (from late 90's! - only a few left)
Crosman pointed pellets. The cheap ones. (50 or so)
Crosman wadcutters - cheap ones (250)
Gamo Magnum pointed pellets (200)

and last but not least, a bunch of CHEAP pellets from a tool show. Probably will just melt those down, they are not worth much more. Saying they are inconsistent in size is being kind
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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

April 13th, 2012, 11:17 am #7

Will look at the tin when I get to the shop...work great for target shooting, anything over 700 fps go to domed...JSB???

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Joined: March 26th, 2008, 2:38 am

April 13th, 2012, 4:53 pm #8

were Air Arms falcons in mine.....but it was a .22.

The Falcons are rebranded JSB's, run on the light side(higher velocity, but lower energy)and with that light skirt really seal good in front of Co2.

I think the .177s are 7.3 grains.

Not too expensive.....

God bless,

Farmer
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Joined: January 22nd, 2011, 5:09 am

April 13th, 2012, 11:03 pm #9

Will look at the tin when I get to the shop...work great for target shooting, anything over 700 fps go to domed...JSB???

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It is now nice and smooth, mine is 22 cal and with 14.3 I was getting 675 with about a 10 fps drop with each shot. Haven't put any fresh carts in it yet so I may get better, Depends on how many you shot with them. Nice job Mike, thanks.
Bob
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