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 Post subject: .177 Diana Outlaw
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:00 pm 
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Thought I'd share my experience on this sweet little rifle.
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Purchased from a member here early spring 2021. Loved it out of the box, beautiful stock, nice grip, but there was space for improvements on the performance side. It had a noticeable bark and was shooting really hot (high 900s - 18fpe), so the first thing I did was replace the stock regulator with a Huma regulator. Boy what a difference! I tried it at 105bar and the rifle was still shooting hot, but with a really nice standard deviation (less than 5fps on a 13 shot string)

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However, I was only getting 30-40 shots before it would fall off the regulator, and it still had a bark. I tried upping the regulator pressure to 120bar to see if it would reduce the amount of wasted air, which it did: I was getting similar velocities and seeing somewhat of an increase in shot count. But I wasn’t satisfied, I knew I had to do something with the hammer spring. Now the hammer spring can be adjusted, but only one way : you can add tension but the stock prevents the hammer screw to stick out of the action so you can’t really reduce the tension. So that meant I had to cut down the spring until I got better results. So I cut one coil out and tried it: bingo ! No more barking, I’m now getting close to 100 regulated shots on one fill, reaching almost 15fpe, perfect for backyard pesting and plinking. I’m very pleased with the results. If I had maybe one negative comment on this gun: it seems to be very pellet picky. So far, here are the top 2 pellets that shoots the best with my Outlaw :

JSB Monster 13.43gr - 10 shots- avg 700fps - 14.53ft/lbs - 2.7fps SD - 0.25 inch @ 30 yards
H&N Field Target Trophy 8.64gr - 10 shots - avg 851fps - 13.9ft/lbs - 2.8 SD - 0,25inch @ 30 yards

This gun turned out to be so much more than I had expected, I definitely recommend it.

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 Post subject: Re: .177 Diana Outlaw
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:08 pm 
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thanks for sharing! that's a big improvement in shot count!

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 Post subject: Re: .177 Diana Outlaw
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Thanks for this just in time post. I just received my Outlaw this morning from another trusted member here.

It too, shot at over 20 fpe when it arrived. Way too hot for me. Based on your post, I was able to choose a reg set point of 110 bar in order to achieve my goals of 17 fpe, 80 shots filled to 200 bar for HFT use, the gun is basically set in only one day of tuning.

Thank you very much, you saved me lots of time and money.

Tom

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 Post subject: Re: .177 Diana Outlaw
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tom_ke888 wrote:
Thanks for this just in time post. I just received my Outlaw this morning from another trusted member here.

It too, shot at over 20 fpe when it arrived. Way too hot for me. Based on your post, I was able to choose a reg set point of 110 bar in order to achieve my goals of 17 fpe, 80 shots filled to 200 bar for HFT use, the gun is basically set in only one day of tuning.

Thank you very much, you saved me lots of time and money.

Tom


Glad my findings were able to help out !

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 Post subject: Re: .177 Diana Outlaw
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:39 pm 
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That's an amazing shot count, if you don't need the higher speed.
I was able to kill gophers to 56yards with my HW97 making 14fpe
with 8gr. pellets. If that is all the speed you need, then Well Done!!!
At this point, I kinda like my .25 Condor and Aselkon making over 42fpe.
Still haven't shot anything but grouse with the Condor, but so be it.

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