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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:44 pm 
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I'm not necessarily shopping for one (I think...) but just browsing and got to wondering about the 2300T versus the 2240. The 2300T is about 3x the price but has a steel breech (seems to be shorter than the aftermarket part but I think it has a dovetail and is scopeable), better sights, adjustable trigger, longer barrel.
If you were to buy a 2240 and modify it accordingly I would assume it to be about the same cost so is the 2300T a reasonable buy for a better quality Crosman out of the box? (I realize it is .177 and not .22 like the 2240).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:19 pm 
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I threw together a 2240 with steel breech and the 10.1" LW barrel with tremendous results. Still, that 2300T is a great deal if you break down the parts:

2240 - $80
LW barrel - $90
LPA sight - $60
Steel breech - $55
Adjustable sear - $40

Total - $325

The 2300T is $230, so if you're looking for exactly those specifications, it would be worth it for sure. I'm turning my 2240 into a carbine, fiddled with my own trigger, and am using optics rather than the rear sight, so it probably barely made sense for me to buy it in pieces.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:36 pm 
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Crosman 2300t is .177 cal while the 2240 is .22 cal. I have multiple 2240 aswell as a 2300t. You can't go wrong with neither. My 2300t is a great shooter only thing I don't like is the short steel breech. I find myself using my 2240 more but that's because I prefer .22.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Interesting; thanks.

Stupid question: I assume you can take a 2240 and put on a .177 breech and barrel (to make a "7740"...)...? Then again, that would pretty much give the 2300T, although I don't think that has the LW barrel. From what I have read, with Crosman barrels it's sometimes pot luck if they are good or not, I guess that's the added value in your more expensive build, Barfman? As the 2300T is positioned for target shooting, I would hope they have put a bit of effort into making sure the barrel is reasonable though...

Another thing: there is also the 2300S. Am I right in thinking they are not available here as the spec tips them over the 500 fps limit?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:19 pm 
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We normally call the .177 on a 2240 a 1740. Not sure if the 2300T has the LW barrel, but I read that it's a choked match barrel, but that doesn't necessarily mean LW.

All I can say is that my 2240 with the LW .177 barrel is insanely accurate. I shot a 2.5" 5-shot group at 50 yards using open sights with the bloody thing on the first try. I was in disbelief. Not sure how the 2300T would compare. Anyhow, that's why I'm putting a folding stock on it, and I've got a Vortex red dot with a doubler on it now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:27 pm 
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Wow, that's quite something. Is that with a standard 12g CO2 cylinder?
Where do you get a folding stock from; sounds like something other than the Crosman accessory? A Vortex with magnifier doubles the cost of your build as well as your view!

I knew I shouldn't have got curious and started this thread. I began with "I'm not necessarily shopping for one" but now...hmmm...interesting...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Yup, running with the usual Crosman 12g CO2s. It was absolutely shocking. I've even managed to nail a starling with it using the open sights at a decent range.

Folding stock requires the Tippman stock adapter, which you can get from a few sources. I was lucky enough to purchase one off of a fellow forum member in Mission. This is the one I think I got:

http://www.gmaccustomparts.com/epages/B ... s/004-0820

Not in stock at the moment, but should be back up soon.

As for the Vortex optics, I got a good deal buying it on the forum here! I'll have to post a photo of the thing soon, once I buy a stock and install it. It doesn't look much like a 2240 anymore. It also has walnut grips from D&L:

https://www.dlairgun.com/Accessories/YH ... Grips.html

Really nice grips for the price. It's a real pleasure to hold onto.

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Custom Crosman 2240 w/ LW barrel - Vortex Strikefire
Remington AirMaster 77 PAL rated - CenterPoint 3-9X40


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Nice, expensive option though compared to the $20 Crosman stock.
I've been researching the 2300T in the hope of finding it is the LW barrel but I don't think it is. Sounds like it is worth having though and if we strip your build back to the basics, 2240 + LW barrel + breech = pretty much same price as 2300T so maybe that is the way to go.
Is the adjustable sear worth it?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:05 am 
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In the description of the 2300T on the Crosman site, they don't say it has a LW barrel, but it's mentioned in the 2300S description. I'd assume the 2300T has the ''regular'' .177 barrel, which is not bad at all by itself.

http://www.crosman.com/airguns/air-pist ... pistol-177

http://www.crosman.com/airguns/air-pist ... pistol-177

On my target 2240, I've put a steel breech, a LW barrel, a rear Williams notch sight and a custom front brake with sight pin, all well worth it. There are some other mods I did myself, and except for the Williams sight, all the parts, and the pistol, were bought used, which kept the cost acceptably low. HTH


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:06 pm 
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Yes, I think you are right. Both barrels seem to be 10.1 in long, a pretty exact measurement that led to my search to try and find out if the 2300T is indeed the LW barrel but it is not stated anywhere and maybe the give away that I found is that the LW has 12 grooves but the stock 2300T barrel has 10...so different.


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