I was looking at Jim maccarris Beeman r9 kits and found two, one was the Hornet MK6 kit and the other was the High power special order kit?. Has any one here installed this kits in a home tune? and what was the genaral impresion after installation as to power out put and accuaracy improvemen with each kit?.
I might go Vortek but still searching for options.
This message has been edited by 1keloso1 on Mar 28, 2012 2:23 AM
Devin, Just kiding ( LOL ).
This will be my third R9 well lets say forth if I count the B26 I had. One was tuned the others three were not. They were all great shooters but the tuned one was a killer all the way. All my other hws are tuned,beeman R1 .20 cal and my Hw80 .22 cal great shoters too. I just want a nother R9 tuned, just to make me happy.But this time I want to drop the kit in my self.
JMO, but none of these kits will make any accuracy difference, provided they are all compared at the same power level in the same gun.
If it was my gun, and i was leaning toward a Maccari kit, I'd shoot the gun until it was well broken in. If it developes above average power in stock form it will probably benefit from the Tarantula kit.
When I tune an R-9, I prefer the Tarantual Spring. However I build my own kits and i get exactly what i want for each particular gun.
The VORTEK kit is a pretty elegant solution also, especially if you don't have experience building kits.
Tarantula Kit and Spring Are Both History as in Discontinued
March 28 2012, 7:17 AM
And supposedly gone for good.
The Hornet Kit or spring is current choice for R9 and similar applications--it works quite well with as good velocity as the old Tarantula if the piston seal is right. Of course 33 coils of the T spring would allow for max spacing-max power and fit shorter pistons, while minimum spacing was good for FT applications, etc. But, gone is gone except for private stock.
There are still other JM spring options for FT-type applications in the same rifles.
Ed, The Airgun Tune-Meister
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