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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:31 am 
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I usually shoot at 1" pine boards with domed pellets from around 18' down my basement and I occasionally put one right thru. None of my other non-pal rifles will do this so it's definitely up there in FPS. Let me know how you make out with the trigger. That too is my only complaint with the B5-1.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:10 am 
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Rocket wrote:
I usually shoot at 1" pine boards with domed pellets from around 18' down my basement and I occasionally put one right thru. None of my other non-pal rifles will do this so it's definitely up there in FPS. Let me know how you make out with the trigger. That too is my only complaint with the B5-1.


$20 of duct seal on top of that pine and you will never have to worry about pellets penetrating the wood ever again. Much quieter too.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:30 am 
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I would use caution messing around with the triggers on these. The spring load is on the sear, and the sears are often soft.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:47 am 
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paddyfritz wrote:
I would use caution messing around with the triggers on these. The spring load is on the sear, and the sears are often soft.


After doing some reading on anotherairgun blog on his tune of a B3-1 (looks like the same gun) I will do a partial disassembly, and smooth and polish the mating sear and piston components with grey scotchbrite. Whether I cut coils off the trigger return spring remains to be seen.

I love the power and compact package (especially folded) but I'm starting to think of this as a project gun that will require tuning to get usable...

Does anyone else having trouble sighting theirs in?
I have the front sight raised almost to the top of the hood. Also the rear sight has play back and forth and might need shims.
Its shooting POA now but the play in the rear sight and the terrible trigger are wreaking havoc on my groups.

I kinda want to mount a reddot trs-25 but....
The rail behind the rear sight looks to be proprietary sized.
Is there another scope mount for these rifles?

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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I had a tough time sighting mine in at first but I've probably put 4 to 5 hundred pellets thru it and is much more accurate. I never changed the front sight but had to play with the rear quite a bit and now it's at the lowest setting but, I'm still down my basement only shooting from about 20'. I saw a pic somewhere that had a scope mounted but can't remember where.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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Rocket wrote:
I had a tough time sighting mine in at first but I've probably put 4 to 5 hundred pellets thru it and is much more accurate. I never changed the front sight but had to play with the rear quite a bit and now it's at the lowest setting but, I'm still down my basement only shooting from about 20'. I saw a pic somewhere that had a scope mounted but can't remember where.


I've probably only put about 80 pellets through mine and its kinda hard to tell if its settling down for accuracy yet as it still throws some pretty wild patterns even at 20ft. I think the long gritty heavy unpredictable trigger might be to blame

Did your trigger improve with use?

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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Trigger is the same as when it was new unfortunately. Mine was shooting some wild patterns at first as well so hopefully yours will settle down after a few hundred more shots.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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I just used a utg dovetail to picatinny adapter to mount my trs25 red dot to the rail.
Unfortunately the rail is uneven so the sight sits cockeyed.
Even so my groups shrunk down by half with a good sighting system.
Using the crook of my trigger finger helps with the crazy heavy trigger but it still needs a trigger job.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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My apologies I forgot to try the 11mm to pic adapter. That's great it works at least somewhat.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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Right, not a fun way to lose a thumb!

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 Post subject: Re: Snowpeak B5-1
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I think the scope rails were cut to fit the small airgun/22 rifle scopes. Mine are just a hair too big. A cutting wheel on a dremel would fix that if someone wants one of those low power scopes on one.

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