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Carl Quick's LiteWieght 2240

So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather. Well, almost a feather.

Things I have done so far:

OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.


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April 7 2012 at 8:29 PM
robert  (Login gubb33ps)
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Some days, you just have to plink.

Been a few post this week about pumpers and at least one concerning the Crosman 180. Took out the old fellas.
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Yeah...they are a bit beat up and worn and I refuse to refinish or repaint them (whoever gets them after me can do that). Still running well, still get the job done, I just elect to let them show their miles....kind of like their owner.

After an hour or so of knocking around cans and plinking paint balls, did decide that each one would fire one 5-shot group at 20 yards and to run a few rounds over the chronograph.

Group at top is from the Crosman 101. Center hold, so its just a touch high.

Group at bottom is from the Crosman 180. Needs a bit of right and I have to admit adjusting the iron sights gets to be a ping-pong match and I really dislike adjusting them.
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So long as I had them out, took a few chronograph readings. Warm day (81F), so the Co2 rifle perked up nicely.
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Remembered a few things from this:

Plinking is a mental enema...cleans out the mind nicely.

I cannot see open sights all that well any more but it is fun trying.

Variable power has its place. Really appreciate that on the old 180; plinking paint balls at 530fps works just as well as 609fps.

While I like the old 101, but having to cock it before loading...having to stick your fingers in front of the bolt on a cocked gun without a safety...and not having a real loading platform are bad ideas.

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