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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:20 pm 
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I'm just about to put some orders in for parts to mod my currently stock 2240. Looking at the parts site for 18 inch or 24 inch, just wondering about pros and cons between the two. I will be installing a steel breech and stock as well, but now wrestling with the 2 lengths - long or longer. Thanks for any of your thoughts or guidance!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:25 pm 
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Its a matter of how you want it to look. If you get lucky and get an accurate barrel, they both perform the same. On c o2 you might get a few fps more with the 24" but not a lot. I have four crosman barrels. The 24" one is extremely accurate, as is the 18" .177 and one of the 18" .22 barrels, but a 14" .22 I have is crap.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:02 pm 
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joe hickey wrote:
Its a matter of how you want it to look. If you get lucky and get an accurate barrel, they both perform the same. On c o2 you might get a few fps more with the 24" but not a lot. I have four crosman barrels. The 24" one is extremely accurate, as is the 18" .177 and one of the 18" .22 barrels, but a 14" .22 I have is crap.

Thanks for they reply!
Do you find the 24 any more or less maneuverable than the 18? I was just trying to image the 24 inch barrel, and all my other rifles are 18 inches barrel length and wondering if the extra 6 inches make it easier to bump?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:24 pm 
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I have no problems with a 24" barrel.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:26 pm 
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You're gonna want to keep the fps under 500 if your tube says 2240 on it. Now if your tube says 2260 on the other hand. Buy the 24" cut it to the length your happy with. Even I can cut and recrown barrels better than they come from the factory.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Hobbyman2007 wrote:
You're gonna want to keep the fps under 500 if your tube says 2240 on it. . .

Sage advise. Very Important.

x2 on the 2260 tube.

Makes a great 24" rifle, or an 18" carbine. You'll love it!

All barrels are a crapshoot. They're not terribly expensive. Buy three, and keep the one that shoots your favorite pellet the best. . .

Good Luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:45 pm 
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I bought my 2260 maintube for 22 something from Gravel. Best decision ever.

Honestly it looks better than a 2240 with a long barrel.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Yeah, that's my worry there about inadvertently increasing the FPS over the legal limit. Especially it being pistol, puts it into the Restrict classification. Any ideas on the relative increases in FPS between the 2? I would like the longer mod, but don't want to get into any illegal firearms situation.

I think getting the 24 regardless, and maybe a couple of them might work - they are cheap enough, and as mentioned, if I want it shorter, can always cut. Can't make an 18 grow...
Thanks for getting the 2260 main tube onto my radar - definitely will see about adding this to my cart!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:21 pm 
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I was able to push a 14.3 grain pellet to just over 600 fps from a 14.5" barrel. Only other mod at the time was a steel breech and poly tube transfer port.
I would call the gravel agency and get a tube on order. You may want to add a backpacker stock . Makes for a decent carabine.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:23 pm 
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I ditched my technical memories of my 2240 modded carbine specs of 2007-08 era.. yet I know I liked the 18" carbine for discreet portability reasons...
I shoved my 2240 mod into a backpack that was actually a bit small for it, but I was hitting a very hard 495+ with the mods...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:38 pm 
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Hi guys.
Where can someone buy a 2260 main tube if at all possible ?


Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:02 pm 
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This US-based seller carries a lot of tubes:
http://alliancehobby.com/maintubes.htm

Don Cothran - cothranmachine.com - offers a stainless steel version of the 2260 tube. DerekVinyard (member name here on CAF, first name is 'Michael') apparently also sells tubes.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:07 pm 
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Thanks for the info.
I checked it out and they have it, but price in u.s. dollars suggest that it would be cheaper and easier to buy a Qb rifle and mod it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:11 pm 
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zazu45 wrote:
Hi guys.
Where can someone buy a 2260 main tube if at all possible ?


Thanks.


Scopes and ammo or Gravel. You need a longer filler assembly. Last time Eric at scopes and ammo quoted me 39$ + taxes and shipping for the 2260 maintube and the filler assembly.

Alliance Hobby is SOOOOO over priced.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:57 pm 
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Could a 2250 kit be pal legal at 500 plus Fps?


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