"Godfather of Airguns" reviews Artemis PP700
Just found out:
The Godfather of Airguns, Tom Gaylord, is doing a multi-part review of the Artemis PP700 pistol.
12 FPE power, out of 15" gun, for $240. Thrilling!
Here's part 1 at the Airgun Academy site, fresh off the press:
The slow stabilization is a result of creep. What is happening is the pressure continues to rise very slowly until it finally plateaus after a few minutes. Some do it worse than others.
A deeper discussion and solution is presented here https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=150303
How dare you calling Tom Gaylord the godfather of airguns. Everyone knows larry durham is the real airgun god!
All I can say is that my Gen. I version acted even worst than his test unit. Like his test, I had to convince myself that there really was a regulator. But by about shot 200-250, it started acting like a real reg.
Might have been luck (after all, it's not like I'm going to buy a dozen of them to do a comparative test)..and I doubt a blogger (even if he is the godfather) is going to have the stick-to-it to just leave it alone and shoot it for 200-250 shots (can see where that would be a negative for a blogger..always flitting from one flower to the other to drum up readership).
But I can highly recommend staying away from a chronograph for at least one tin of pellets.
Artemis PP700 – Review Part 3! 😀
Artemis PP700 – Review Part 4! 😊
Here is the final piece of the Artemis PP700S-A review by the Godfather of Airguns. 😄
When I first got my mrodair mk2 version of this one it had all sorts of problems, especially in the regulator where the belleville spring washers had been stacked incorrectly. Also took a recrown and barrel polishing, some enlarging of certain air ports, trigger sear polishing and moly-greasing, and general deburring/degreasing/oiling. It was a fun gun to work on tweaking and once it had everything done to it has continued to be dead nuts accurate (and even pretty good at 25 yards with cheap CPHP pellets). Had a whole long thread on the trial mods back in the old yellow.
The only real o-ring problem that I had to date on it was the little one they used inside the air reservoir that sealed against the air probe inlet, that one kept wearing out and flattening/compresding out until I swapped it out with a flat rubber washer with a matching countersunk hole to the screw. fills and holds pressure like a dream ever since (even after the better part of a year of not getting to use it).