Canadian Airgun Forum

The #1 Community for Airguns in Canada!
It is currently Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:10 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


The Canadian Airgun Forums are a place for people to discuss and learn about airguns and the airgunning sport in Canada. There are lots of discussions about airguns, airgun accessories, reviews, modification and repair information, airgun events, field target and free classifieds!

 

You need to register before you can post: click the register link to proceed. Before you register, please read the forum rules. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own pictures, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free! To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.








Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
https://youtu.be/L4aCzQjsZBQ

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4aCzQjsZBQ&feature=youtu.be[/video]

Who created crappy rear sights for Optimus?
Here is a fast, inexpensive way to change this for almost 100% metal rear sights, which ismuch more stable and precise.

Donor: Ruger Youth .177, 450 fps; rear sights
Recipient: Crosman Optimus .22, 950 fps; rear sights

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:15 am
Posts: 3580
Location: Edmonton
Crosman Optimus .22 and 950fps does not compute in this country, PECHENEG. Perhaps a little information about yourself in the "Introduce Yourself" forum, including your location and some further information on your mods, would help stimulate some interest among members here.

Thanks.

P.S. Reading the forum rules thread will also help you integrate here more smoothly.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
What do you mean this doesn't compute in this country?
I live in this country as well.
I read the forum rules, did I break any?
I just had my Crosman Optimus .22 caliber , 950 fps from Cabelas in Edmonton, anything wrong in description?
introduced myself in the respective topic.
thanks

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:42 am
Posts: 68
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario
PECHENEG wrote:
What do you mean this doesn't compute in this country?
I live in this country as well.
I read the forum rules, did I break any?
I just had my Crosman Optimus .22 caliber , 950 fps from Cabelas in Edmonton, anything wrong in description?
Is there a steaky topic, where ppl presnet themselves?


Great mod PECHENEG !!
PS... carry on with your posts, some guys around here you need to ignore.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks. I am not AIRGUN only guy, I have slingshots, crossbows, fire arms. Trying to keep it diverse. So I may be wrong on specific Air Rifle things :)

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:16 pm
Posts: 1271
Location: United States
Do you have a source for the sights? I don't think anyone will buy a whole gun just to rob the rear sight.
I only use scopes so I don't need it, but for other people...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
Definitely, buying another rifle, just to replace sights is controversial.
But, I think that 200 CaD rifle worth investment more than a 50CaD one.
Look on kijiji, craigslist, yard sales, may be you will find the one, which may be a donor

And no, I do not know the reasonable source for metal sights. Even Crosman doesn't sell those, neither does any third party.

I was also considering, before I took a closer look at my Ruger, ebay metal sights for fire arms, some of them may, actually fit Crosman, but you will have to do some extra metal drilling of the sights. Also consider the min-max elevation before bying those.

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
alternatively, you may try these:

Image

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181723628236?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:56 pm
Posts: 208
Location: North America
I put a Williams peep on mine. Works great!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
BCSteel wrote:
I put a Williams peep on mine. Works great!

these ones?
Image

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
It is a secret for me why many firearms come w/o sights and why airguns, even when come with reasonable sights (not crappy plastic) do not allow simultaneous use of regular sights and optics?

oftentimes, the animal/ bird is coming too close to be quickly acquired with optics.

here is what I did to Crosman Optimus in order to allow simultaneous use of optics and regular sights:
1. I had to attach a weaver rail from Ruger 10/22 firearm to allow absolute stability and dead-on-zero when sighting
2. I ordered elevated see through rings for the scope
3. As previously stated I replaced absolutely crappy original rear sights with Ruger Explorer .177 cal 450fps, which is metal in critical areas: base, windage/ elevation screws

Image
Image

I am very happy with this mod.
Strongly recommend.
Unfortunately, you have to disassemble the whole gun and make sure screws do not stick inside cylinder!!! (very important)

Image
Image
Image

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:46 pm
Posts: 12
here is another alternative, which is quite interesting (from ebay)

Image

_________________
===
Crosman Optimus .22 950fps (pal)
Beeman 1071 .177 450 fps
Ruger Explorer Youth .177 450 fps
===


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:09 pm
Posts: 41
Location: Mtl
PECHENEG wrote:


if it would be at least $25 ...
Otherwise it is more interesting to get a Red Dot

_________________
.177 Crosman Optimus + Vado Performance Kit
.177 HW97k + JM Hornet Mk6 Kit


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 07, 2015 8:30 pm
Posts: 1184
Location: Eastern Townships
npMtl wrote:
PECHENEG wrote:


if it would be at least $25 ...
Otherwise it is more interesting to get a Red Dot


JMO, but it may not be a good idea to put a red dot sight on a springer rifle. Some under-500 fps rifles are able to kill an airgun rated scope, so I wouldn't expect a red dot to last very long, especially on a high power springer. Maybe a high $$$ one, but I couldn't say for sure. If you'd be willing to invest over 100$ on optics, then why not get a good quality scope or iron sights instead?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:09 pm
Posts: 41
Location: Mtl
airmec wrote:
JMO, but it may not be a good idea to put a red dot sight on a springer rifle. Some under-500 fps rifles are able to kill an airgun rated scope, so I wouldn't expect a red dot to last very long, especially on a high power springer. Maybe a high $$$ one, but I couldn't say for sure. If you'd be willing to invest over 100$ on optics, then why not get a good quality scope or iron sights instead?


it's on Optimus .177 of my friend - near 500 shots already, still holds up =)

Red Dots are of different less fragile design. For me the Red dot - is the fastest to aim.
It doesn't make sense to invest over $100 having $150 airgun, imho )

_________________
.177 Crosman Optimus + Vado Performance Kit
.177 HW97k + JM Hornet Mk6 Kit


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

phpBB SEO