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Jim in SWMO
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April 15, 2018 15:03  

Tom Gaylord has a couple of blogs out about a possible upcoming product from Vortek: a center latching, user adjustable gas piston. Right now he's testing one for the R9/HW95 and he says there is one for the HW30S/R7 as well. So maybe the next step will be one for the Diana springers.

Here are the links to parts 1 and 2 of the blog so far.

Part 1
https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2018/04 ... on-part-1/

Beeman R9 with Vortek center-latching air piston: Part 1

Part 2
https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2018/04 ... on-part-2/

Beeman R9 with Vortek center-latching air piston: Part 2

 
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stevevines
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April 15, 2018 20:03  

Thanks for the links Jim -


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Jim in SWMO
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April 16, 2018 07:51  

You're welcome, Steve.

Let's hope there's enough interest in it for Vortek to make versions for other guns. For the guys that have wanted something like this for their quality German springer it would be like having their cake and eating it, too. 😉

 

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April 16, 2018 11:22  

Several years ago Tom Gore installed a gas ram prototype in my TX200. It performed just great, I really really liked it. I'm glad to see he is coming out with these products. I know I would for sure buy a TX ram if available. My TX200 presently has a Vortek 12 ft/lb spring. Really a sweet accurate set-up.

Thanks Mr. Gore!


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Jim in SWMO
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April 16, 2018 16:11  

I agree, Don. It's good to see someone working on new products for springer shooters.

 

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MarkinJHawkland
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April 16, 2018 19:17  

Hi Jim,

I saw prototypes of these at an airgun show in 2016. I can't remember if it was Arkansas or Ft. Worth but I know I didn't go to either last year so it was at least 2016. Tom himself was demonstrating the installation and I recall his enthusiasm.

I sure hope they come to market and are successful. They just make sense to me. I suspect there is a lot of time in R&D plus liability concerns and things that I'm not even aware of that delay these things.

A good gas spring in a quality gun makes sense. I'm a little surprised we don't hear more about the Diana N-Tec's especially the 340. I've always fancied one but never bit the bullet.

But then these springs from Vortek are going to be somewhat adjustable which is a whole 'nuther level of refinement.

I'm following that blog with great interest.

Mark N


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Jim in SWMO
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April 16, 2018 22:55  

Hey, Mark. Been a while, lol. Hope all is well your way.

Cool story about seeing the prototypes. And yeah, I'm surprised we don't hear more about the Diana N-Tec guns, too. But like you said, these Vortek pistons being adjustable is a whole different level compared to the gas pistons that are out there now, with the exception of the Beeman RX/HW90 of course. Something like this that you could drop into your favorite Euro springer could be a game changer.

 
 
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Jim in SWMO
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April 17, 2018 10:28  

Here's part 3. Things are looking pretty good so far. But would be interesting to know if this is user serviceable in case of leaks or if it would have to be sent in for repair. Haven't seen anything about that yet.

Beeman R9 with Vortek center-latching air piston: Part 3

 

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