It seems most people are into modding their Discos. Is anybody out there who is satisfied with it out of the box?
I am not averse to mods - I built a pretty slick 1377 carbine.
I am just not sure I want to drop a lot of additional money on a Disco just to shoot targets/plink. I recently acquired a new Benji pump on a trade so now I need a gun to go with it. I really have the hots for an Air Force Edge but it is right at the limit of my budget.
I want something I can shoot in my basement as well as outside.
I also have an assortment of springers and CO2 guns for pest control so my venture into the pcp realm will be limited.
My wife bought me a .177 caliber disco for Christmas in 2010.
And I haven't changed a single screw on it.
It actually loves the inexpensive Crosman hollowpoint 7.9 gr. pellets that walmart sells.
Dime size groups at 40+ yards are easy.
I put a 3-9x32 Centerpoint scope on it and made a sling to make it easier to carry
when I squirrel hunt with it.
And to date, my longest squirrel kill shot is 56 yds.
I fill to 2000 psi and the gun will shoot a half inch high until the pressure reaches
1800 psi, and then is flat and dead on until reaching 1200 psi.
I liked this gun so much, I downloaded the parts manual and ordered all the pieces to build myself a .22 caliber version.
It is not stock and is tuned for 35 fpe with 21.4 gr. H&N Barracudas.
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good PCP.
Hum, I replied once, and the internet must have eaten it. :^) My .22 Disco is about 8 months old. I shot it as-is, open sights, for 6 months. It had two slight POI shift problems: a slight POI shift after a tank fill and a slight POI shift as the tank pressure changed. Otherwise it was fine. I sent it to TKO22 for a tuning. Mike found that the breech screws were loose and that can cause both POI shifts. No more POI shifts now. I added-on a Centerpoint 3-9x50AO acope that I had. It just fits and I had to remove the rear barrel sight. Mike chronied it around 830 fps using 15.9g JSBs for around 22-23 fpe. I use 14.3g Crosman Hollowpoints. At 33 yards, 10 shot groups, I can hit a penny sized bulls eye 8 of 10 times. The TKO22 muzzle brake also reduces the sound level from a 4 to a 2. Both pre and post tuning, I was very pleased with the .22 Disco. I get about 20-25 shots while the pressure is in the meter's green zone. I also put on a Limbsaver butt pad to give me another inch on the stock. The Disco has no kick. Great gun as-is. Just check those breech screws. :^)
I changed the factory trigger with the Byron and associates part and that make a world of difference. I shoot field target with mine I do believe it is competitive if I do my part I can hold 1/2" at 55yards off a bi-pod YMMV. If you use a big scope you may have to adjust the Windage adjustment its only a few clicks left or right.
First one shot bad out of the box. Required quite a bit of work to get it shooting right.
Second one, two years newer, shot great of the box. No mod needed. So I modified it anyway. Wanted lower power so I put on a power adjuster. Wanted a better stock so put on some new wood. Also slapped on a 25" barrel.
It shoots quite a bit better with all those mods. But the average person would have been very happy with the second Discovery right out of the box.
I bet most Disco buyers are not on the forums . . . .
June 27 2012, 9:54 AM
Remember you have to consider the fact that you can't ask those that are not on the forums - and I bet that the majority of Disco buyers are not regulars on the forums. They may have visited to read before buying, but I doubt they even register, let alone hang around much after they buy their guns and find them acceptable.
I bet most Discos (and most other guns for that matter) spend their life in stock configuraiton.
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