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pistolero
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2018-03-19 20:36:09  

Is it still a pig if you also put blush, eyeliner, fake lashes and low cleavage on it? I say, maybe not!

Though I don't exactly consider it a pig, and credit Crosman with producing a very capable, INEXPENSIVE Co2 pistol in their 2240 (and related models), otherwise I can find little to get excited about in a factory-stock, plastic gripped, breeched and sighted 2240 (and related models). That said, there are few better or more affordable platforms for the application of lipstick! (A wide variety of aftermarket accessories and customizations.)

Though I've owned many of the best, most exotic, expensive and custom airguns that exist, I was inspired to this post after some extremely gratifying tin-can 'plinking' this evening with my home-customized Crosman 2240... out to 50 yards... in very gusty conditions!

HiPac 2240 #2

This 2240 has evolved over a period of more than a decade; in my opinion morphing from borderline pig into what I consider 'best in show'.  As taken from my testing notes-

.22 Crosman 2240 Co2 single-shot, 10” barrel
14.3 grain JSB, 94F., 39 shot power-band Lo= 465, Hi= 494, ES= 29, SD= 6, Avg= 485 FPS/7.5 FP 
With Boss valve, stronger hammer-spring and (home-made) power adjuster maxed out, it got:
14.3 grain JSB, 82F., 25 shot power-band Lo= 524, Hi= 546, ES= 22, SD= 6, Avg= 538 FPS/9.2 FP

As above, with PowerMax HiPAC HPA device installed and even heavier hammer-spring:
14.3 grain JSB, 1500 PSI HiPac, 9 shots, Lo= 541, Hi= 563, ES= 22, SD= 6, Avg= 557 FPS/9.9 FP
As detailed above, the PowerMax HiPAC device easily converts Crosman Co2 guns to high-pressure air by replacing the Co2 tube-cap, though hammer-spring replacements help fine tune performance with this device. This pistol averages .65 - .75” groups at 25 yards on Co2 or air.

Suffice to say the Corcoran custom grip is not your average lip-stick, but did wonders for the transformation.    

"No brag; just fact."- Will Sonnett


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Shambozzie
(@tharris281sc-rr-com)
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2018-03-19 21:08:03  

 Pistolero you are soooo right on the 2240. Got 2 Jim Giles (Crooked Barn) 2240's. One with a 14.5 bbl and shoot jsb 14.3 @ 575 for 35 shots. Will do nice cloverleaf @ 30  yds on a good day. Light alum breech with tko and a sweet lite carbine with crosman stock. 


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oldmanblue
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2018-03-19 22:14:26  

 It's the most modified airguns in the history of airguns.


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oldmanblue
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2018-03-19 22:17:35  

 It's the most modified airgun in the history of airguns.


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marflow
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2018-03-19 23:22:18  

well I believe it is the only air gun that can be built with very few   factory parts

I know all about it, I have one a call my art project or it should be called what not to do while building a 2240  LOL

Mike


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stevevines
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2018-03-20 05:37:51  

Yep, the 22XX series from Crosman - the "Lego" of airguns - mix & match, dress up, strip down, and accurate at the same time. I love 'em -

 Not meaning to hi-jac Ron, just confessin' my addiction -

http://www.network54.com/Forum/275684/message/1519255966/Puttin%27+one+over+on+PB+test+pic+-

 

 


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Erockrocket
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2018-03-20 11:15:54  
  •  The 22xx/13xx seems to be an exception to the rule 😅
    Thailand build
    new assembly

    My Customs


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Alan12013
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2018-03-20 14:04:48  

I love that gun, such a good price.  I actually really like your grips, I'm wondering if I can buy those somewhere?  Right now I'm running CO2 but the first day I get a PCP gun, my 2240 will follow.  I chrony'd mine at 565 (guessing, could be more or less, will post correct info when I get home) the other day when I first got my chrony in the mail.  I wrote it down at the house but I probably used a standard weight pellet.  All I've done is a steel breech, looong barrel, bulk fill, and of coarse fancy grips.  Yesterday I was shooting cloverleafs at 25 yards with JSB Straton (this gun loves pointed pellets!), jsb exact heavy, and strangely it wasn't shooting HN Powers as well as normal.  I'm thinking about just putting a 10 inch LW barrel on it and calling it a nice 25 yard gun instead of having this half rifle thing that takes up my back seat.


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marflow
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2018-03-20 14:33:10  

it appears that he has used Blue Fork grip frames on one or more of the rifles

the Blue Grip frame can take AR-15 grip or with a adapter it will take 1911 grips

i have a Blue Fork on my art piece and put Herrett  National adjustable target grip on that but the frame, grips and adapter will put you at 190.00+++  bucks

 

but hell it's only money RIGHT

Mike


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Anonymous
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2018-03-21 11:28:35  

I like the fact that I can easily swap back and forth between calibers, and between pistol and carbine. 😎 


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