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#11310691 - 07/15/16 Fun with a Feinwerkbau  
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Bought an old Feinwerkbau 300S match gun for shooting around the back yard and for indoor 10m practice this winter. Fitted up an SWFA 12x mil-quad scope in an RWS 27MOA mount and have been stretching it out to 35-50 meters in the backyard. Quite a bit of fun to shoot, and the .177 pellets (JSB Exacts) are very accurate but drop like stones at longer ranges. Best thing about the FWB, aside from the very light and smooth two stage trigger, is the side-cocking action only requires about 12 pounds of force to cock, making it easy to shoot all afternoon.

If you're in need of a fine air rifle, look into getting a FWB 300/300S. I prefer it to the Air Arms TX200 I briefly had. The FWB isn't as powerful, but I do find it more fun to shoot.

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#11310712 - 07/15/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Nice rifle! I would recommend trying Air Arms Falcon 7.33gr

I have owned several and for some stupid reason I sold them.

#11310714 - 07/15/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Had a Feinwerkbau sporter, a most excellent air rifle.


"There's more to optics than meets the eye."--anon

"...most of us would be better off losing half a pound around the waist than half a pound on our rifle."--dhg

#11311612 - 07/16/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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What's not to like about a FWB 300 ? You allign the sights, press the trigger and a hole appears exactly where you were aiming - with absolutley no recoil ! they are a lot fun and great practice.


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#11311633 - 07/16/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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I have a 300S left hand (not a total lefty, just the stock).

Of course many won't appreciate what it is. These days most want screaming velocity, it seems.

Paul

#11312251 - 07/16/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Paul39]  
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Just got in from shooting targets at 10m on the back porch. I'm using the NRA 25ft bullseye targets. Took the scope off and installed the match rear sight that came with the rifle. Wow! If you want to be humbled when it comes to your shooting form, this is one way to do it! grin I shot some decent scores but only when I did everything the same each shot--just the plain fundamentals. I have a feeling I'm going to learn alot with this rifle.

#11312263 - 07/16/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Humbling is right, I watched a few youtube videos of the 10meter international competitions and thought "that doesn't look so tough"
A reality check was all I got for my efforts! laugh
30minutes so zoom forward a bit.




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#11326787 - 07/23/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Nice.

Have a minty 300S Match with a 10x MMQ that I use to shoot outdoor field target. They are amazing pieces of art/engineering. Given the rainbow trajectory, sliding wind at 50+ paces is both challenging and fun. Have also swatted countless starlings and even put bandtail pigeons in the pot with a 124D. Those Feinwerkbau pop guns are fun!

#11462094 - 09/26/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Anyone changed the piston seal on the 124D please PM me, I have the part, and need to get this done.

Thanks.

#11688734 - 12/27/16 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Very nice!


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#11845902 - 02/22/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: jp_over]  
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I have a really nice 300S that I used for position shooting at the local club for several seasons. The matches folded and I haven't shot it in fifteen or twenty years. I don't want to shoot it now because I'm guessing the seals need service or replacing.

I don't know if I should send it out for service or sell it. Any idea what it's worth? It's in better than 98% condition.

#11846224 - 02/22/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Had a 124D 30 years ago. Some SOB stole it and a bag of Doritos while my Brother and I were fishing. Nice rifle, trigger kind of sucked and would stick occasionally. Probably just needed a good cleaning. Long gone but I still keep an eye out for it at pawn shops etc - still have pics and serial number tucked away.


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#11864367 - 02/28/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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This is my 300S which I shot in matches back in the 80's and early 90's. The matches folded and it's been sitting in my gun cabinet ever since. It shot extremely well back then. I'm sure it probably needs service now... seals dry out. Anyone interested?

#11865016 - 03/01/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Mr Wright,
I sent you a PM

#11866935 - 03/01/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Dude270]  
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Originally Posted by Dude270
Mr Wright,
I sent you a PM


I answered. Hope you got it.

#12002595 - 04/27/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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I stumbled upon this. From what I heard from Pyramydair, it's extremely rare, a FWB 601 RT (running target). It also has a Leupold M8 with a factory installed Premier booster with a custom reticule that has adjustable dots for lead and it boosts the magnification to 8X, a rare combination in itself.

It was in quite a sad shape:

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So something had to be done. I had never worked on a stock before and this being laminated didn't make the task easier, but this is how it turned out:

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VERY fun to shoot. smile

#12008532 - 05/01/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Very nice!
The stock looks great

#12008963 - 05/02/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: 65BR]  
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I bought mine used and had it serviced, including new seals, by Airgunwerks. Very satisfied with the service. In general, it seems like the newer generation of airgun seals have improved materials, require less maintenance, and last much longer. FWIW, the new seals on mine are blue.

I'm sure that seal replacement, etc., are not beyond DIY, but I don't trust my own competence in such things these days.

Paul

#12008968 - 05/02/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: ScorpioFIN]  
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Nice work on the 601 RT.

From the looks of the newspaper, you're in Finland?

Paul

#12009684 - 05/02/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Paul39]  
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Originally Posted by Dude270
Very nice!
The stock looks great


Thank you.😊 Being my first ever job like this, it turned out better than I thought. Luckily I didn't know how hard laminated stocks are to work with until after I had done it, or else I might not have even started. 😄

Originally Posted by Paul39
Nice work on the 601 RT.

From the looks of the newspaper, you're in Finland?

Paul


Thank you too. 😊

Yes, I live in Finland, at the west coast, near the city of Pori.

#12009704 - 05/02/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Dick_Wright]  
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Originally Posted by Dick_Wright

This is my 300S which I shot in matches back in the 80's and early 90's. The matches folded and it's been sitting in my gun cabinet ever since. It shot extremely well back then. I'm sure it probably needs service now... seals dry out. Anyone interested?


I'm definitely interested, but unfortunately I figure that sending the rifle to Finland would cost as much as the rifle itself... Out of curiosity I still have to ask; what price range did you have in mind?

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#12031012 - 05/13/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Dick_Wright]  
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The standard, quite reasonable reply to when someone asks "can I shoot it because i did/didn't do thing (x) in (y) period of time?", is: shoot it. If it works, shoot it as much as you want and IF it does not work/ceases to work, THEN have a look. FWBs are extremely durable rifles with very few problems and as far as I know, the rifle itself will not get worse if a seal breaks or something like that. Accuracy and/or muzzle velocity can get worse, but it's just an indicator of something that needs to be taken care of. It will not break if the seals are bad: it just needs new seals. So shoot it with your heart's content and IF it shows signs of not performing as it should, then make an overhaul...but don't keep it gathering dust just because you're afraid to shoot it.

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#12033414 - 05/15/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: ScorpioFIN]  
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VERY nice job on that stock, looks beautiful!

Mike

#12088552 - 06/13/17 Re: Fun with a Feinwerkbau [Re: Oregon45]  
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Thank you. smile


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