Why Tune my Stealth?
an unashamed Ex-Military Techie and, when I saw my first Stealth I just had to
have one. Its astonishing good looks, Militaristic simplicity and light weight
immediately put it on my 'must have' list. When I took delivery of my UK
specification 12" Stealth 2000 a week or so later, however, I quickly found
that its performance didn't quite live up to its potential - and I
set out to find out why. I bench stripped that rifle down to every nut and bolt
and examined, measured tested and experimented.
Some of these problems can be minimised by careful setting-up, scrupulous cleaning and good lubrication and many Stealths are stunningly accurate ‘out of the box’. The fact remains however, that with a few well-chosen modifications, the Rifle can be transformed and the 'problems' virtually eliminated.
If a UK Firearms
certificate is applied for, then this Rifle can be unharnessed and allowed to
develop the enormous potential for which it was obviously designed. However,
even at 12 foot pounds (the UK legal limit for an unlicensed Air Rifle) the
Stealth can me made into a smooth, sweet-shooting, accurate machine that will
hold its own on any target range while allowing the efficient control of pests
such as Rabbits, Rats and Corvids at ranges right out to 50 meters and even
Leaving aside the obvious benefits of having a rifle that works more efficiently, more accurately and more reliably, there is the added benefit to the home gunsmith of learning how and why their rifle works.
Left: Some guys even have Walnut Grips!
Once the basic operation has been ascertained and the rifle’s mechanism worked through and understood, future malfunctions lose their horror and become minor annoyances to be fixed in minutes rather than fretted over and paid dearly for. Understanding WHY your rifle works helps you to shoot better, cleaner and safer ...... and there's nobody more popular down the range clubhouse than the guy who knows how to fix rifles - well!
I sincerely hope you
enjoy this web site - my intention is simply
to share my technical experience
with this superb Air Rifle with other owners in the hope that they too will
discover the attractions of going 'Off Road' in their choice of weapon and
carrying out their own repairs
and tuning work. There are plenty of horror stories
of people who claim to have had awful problems with their Stealths - and who've
them in favour of something a little more - shall we say - conventional? There
are an equal, if not greater, number
Above: Some of the Dutch Tuners have taken this art, with
their +30" Daniel Lilja-barrelled