I have ordered a gas ram for my CFX Royal from a small on-line vendor registered in Amazon and the item arrived today. Preliminary examination indicated a problem : I cannot compress the ram like a spring ! I have tried to hold the cylinder with my hand, press the end of the silvery rod against the floor and tried to get it to bear my body weight but it still won't compress. The cylinder and the rod appear to be welded together !
Then I put it into my home-made spring compressor and tried again. The spring compressor showed signs of giving ways before the rod finally agreed to move into the cylinder. I have tried this compressor on the stock spring and the stiffness is nothing close to that.
It appears that the ram is not defective but the amount of force required to compress it is just ridiculous. I would imagine that if I install the thing into the gun and try to cock it, I will end up in having a bent cocking bar instead of a cocked gun ! Even if the cocking bar does not bend, I dont believe I am strong enough to cock it.
Am I just over worrying or there is really something wrong with the ram ? Is it possible that they put too much nitrogen inside ? would like to hear some advices. Thanks in advance.