After taking apart the tensioner and working with it on my small vise this is what I have done. Need just a little more flattening.
Of course Ashley recommends just to remove the the tensioner altogether.
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He said - I would just get rid of the tensioner and use the boom to tighten the chain. Otherwise, you could replace the tensioner with a derailleur and set the limiters to pin its position. Ashley Guy
I said - Ashley you said a mouth full there. would you be so kind to give me the details for both options. I am sure I would go with the first option, once you break it down or show me a video on it. Of course it that does not work for some wild eye reason, I would like the second option with prices and details, of course a video is always nice. Thank you for helping me. For some reason Dennis referred me to you. But I already knew you were the Guru, he was a bit closer. Thanks again. Andy
Ed from BigEd's Custom Airgun Parts left me this message that has given me renewed interest in the B50 from BAM.
I have always said that the B-50 was a good gun. With a little lovin', it can become a real nice gun. It's Chinese heritage caused concern because of the quality issues on previous Chinese guns. From the B-50 on, the quality has gotten better.
The Marauder has some features that the B-50 don't have, yet. In just shooting ability and accuracy, the re-crowned B-50 should be able to hold its own. With a Walther barrel, the game changes, and then I give the edge to the B-50. The Marauder still has the multi-shot magazine, and a shroud, but that may not be an advantage much longer.
I still haven't received the prototype Breech yet, I'm waiting for it to arrive to see if it needs any last minute tweaks before they start rolling out.
I have no idea of why it cost $1600 for a fill setup. The scuba tank should have only been about $300 new, and a high-dollar fill station might cost $150. A brand new Carbon Fiber tank is under $700, so his $1600 is just a bit high.
Another Great email that I received this week was from CT at Varmint Air
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Sorry, I'm not at all familiar with the B40. I prefer a good quality .22 caliber PCP for hunting ground squirrels and prairie dogs at the longer ranges. Say 50 yards on out to 100 yards.
I use my .20 cal R9, and .20 HW 97 out to about 60 yards. If I know the area I'm hunting in will offer a lot of shots beyond that, I will usually hunt with a .22 cal PCP.
I like my springers, but my Pcp's are in a different class power wise. My most powerful springer generates about 14 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle, and most of my PCP's are about double that a 28 to 30 fpe.
For long range hunting, I just prefer to use a .22 cal PCP. More power, much flatter trajectory than my springers at the longer ranges, and the heavy .22 cal pellets buck the wind better.
I don't use a lot of power in my hunting scopes. I have variables, but have them all set at 8X. Some guys like 10X to 12X or more, but in the field, 8X works well for me.
Unlike springers, PCP's are not hard on scopes. I use a lot of Bushnell Legend 5x15x40mm variables, with the mildot reticles. They work well on a springer or PCP.
I also have some Bushnell 3200's and several MTC Viper's that I use on various PCP's.
A lot has to do with what you ultimately want to use your gun for. Lots of choices. So many that it can get quite confusing at times.
Have a great weekend. CT
My rear wheel simply came out of the dropouts… After signing on the BROL and finally getting Dennis at Wheelworks I finally got some pictures how it should look when I put it back together. Well putting it back together seem simple after I talked to Dennis. But I found a problem… One of the bars on the tensioner got bent!
Of course I do not know what to do or how to get it fixed. What do you all think?
I own a BAM B40 it was tuned by Mike Melick. I have a Leapers 3x9x40 scope mounted. Have you had a chance to try this rifle out? It is a little heavy for hunting but so far out to about 100 feet it is a killer. I guess that is my problem - "feet" not yards!!" I really want to get out there. I believe I have been told if that is what I want I need to go to a PCP rifle, and a lesson I have learned is to not fudge on the next scope. I want the scope to double as a spotting scope, so I can see each shot placement. Please share with me your thoughts on this issue.
Is this my next rifle? So many choices… Picking the right one is the ticket.