Legends M712 full-auto CO2 BB pistol: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2

Legends M712 Full Auto CO2 BB pistol
Legends M712 full-auto BB pistol.

This report covers:

• Accuracy
• Watch that selector switch!
• Range setup
• Loose barrel? — NOT!
• Rock ‘n’ roll
• Final impression

Accuracy
Today, we’ll look at the accuracy of the Legends M712 full-auto CO2 BB pistol. I’ll tell you right now that very few machine pistols have ever been accurate in the full-auto mode, and I don’t expect this one to be, either. In fact, given the poor ergonomics of the grip, this may be the worst machine pistol ever made. I won’t hold that against it, though, because it’s fun to shoot that way. Just don’t expect to hit anything.

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Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle: Part 5

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle
FWB Sport air rifle

This report covers:

• Oil the rifle
• Some improvements over the 124
• The spring was dry!
• Velocity testing — Crosman Premier lites
• Air Arms Falcon pellets
• H&N Baracuda Match pellets
• Firing behavior after shooting
• In the future…

Today, we’re going to try something recommended by Gene Salvino in the tech department of Pyramyd Air. He told me that it’s possible to quiet the new Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle by means of externally applied lubrication. In other words, no disassembly is required. That would be a huge plus to those shooters who don’t want to disassemble their airguns.

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Crosman’s 2400KT carbine: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Today’s report is the continuation of a guest blog from reader HiveSeeker about his Crosman 2400KT. I actually took what was his Part 1 and broke it into 2 sections, so this is the second half of the original Part 1.

If you’d like to write a guest post for this blog, please email me.

Over to you, HiveSeeker.

Crosman 2400 KT
The 2400KT CO2 carbine is available exclusively from the Crosman Custom Shop.

This report covers:

• No tipping, please
• Trigger tips
• First shot

Let’s pick up where I left off. I’ve just introduced you to the Sassy Sandy and HiveSeeker carbines — two 2240KT carbines I set up for my wife and me. My wife’s carbine has the CV Life 3-9X40 scope, which is light enough for her.

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Conquering new worlds: It’s up to you

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

I just returned from the Pyramyd Air Cup late Monday morning, and I’m beat (I got up at 2 A.M. to get ready for my early flight home). I was so exhausted that I couldn’t finish the blog post I’d planned, so my wife, Edith, pitched in and wrote a guest blog. In fact, this blog topic was her suggestion for a blog I could write in the future, so it was on the docket anyway.

If you’d like to write a guest post for this blog, please email me.

Over to you, Edith.

This report covers:

  • Have spring-piston air rifles reached their limits?
  • New worlds being conquered daily
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
  • The future of airguns is an open book

Here’s a quote from the classic airgun book Smith’s Standard Encyclopedia of Gas, Air and Spring Guns of the World: “It may be assumed, therefore, that the spring-air design has about reached the perfection of its form.”

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2014 Pyramyd Air Cup: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

This report covers:

• New toys!
• A job well done
• Many new developments
• Competition
• Field target

The Pyramyd Air Cup was held in Ohio this past weekend, and more than 70 shooters showed up to compete. I met people who drove in from Georgia, New York, Wisconsin and other states, and many of them came just to learn about airguns. That worked out well because there were world champion field target shooters there, plus celebrities like airgun hunter and writer Jim Chapman and Airgun Reporter Paul Capello, and many of the staff from Pyramyd Air and Crosman.

Chuck shoots
Chuck was brought by his buddies to try some airguns. He had a blast!

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Starting your own airgun business

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Announcement: I’m in Ohio participating in the first annual Pyramyd Air Cup. If you’re in the area, please stop by to chew the fat with airgun hunter and writer Jim Chapman, Airgun Reporter Paul Capello and me. Even if you don’t want to shoot in the silhouette, field target or other competition matches, there are plenty of guns to shoot and try at the practice range. I’ll be returning home on Monday. In my absence, my wife, Edith, will be keeping a closer eye on the blog. I’d appreciate it if our regular blog readers would step in and answer blog questions while I’m gone.

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Legends M712 full-auto CO2 BB pistol: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Legends M712 Full Auto CO2 BB pistol
Legends M712 full-auto BB pistol.

This report covers:

• Velocity
• Shot count
• Summary of this test
• Full-auto test
• Pay attention to the magazine follower
• Cock the gun with the bolt
• Trigger-pull
• Evaluation so far
• I’m at the Pyramyd Air Cup

Today, we’ll look at the velocity of the Legends M712 full-auto CO2 BB pistol. This pistol is powered by CO2, which means the gun cools down as you fire. As CO2 cools the gun, the pressure drops, so the velocity drops as well. Nothing new there, except this is a full-auto gun that has no limits to the number of BBs that can be fired in a single burst. You can empty the magazine of all 18 if you desire, so one of the things I’ll be checking is what full-auto firing does to velocity.

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