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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby Basu » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:46 pm

You see , SDB junior model is of 1.5 kgs and 23 is of 1.9kgs....
cost is less than half of GenNex.....
But the issue is as the baby grows she/he has more expectations.....
Both above guns are meant for fun.....I recommend Junior than others.....

As far as your up gradation is concerned , for solid power , accuracy and beauty ......there is Artemis.. :D :D :D

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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby GNV » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:16 pm

Junior is a smooth bore.



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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby Basu » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:17 am

True...junior has smooth bore , so is 23.

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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby prashantjha19 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:01 pm

Thank you, Basu Da.....I am currently based out of Patna :( (wonder if its any good a place for enthusiasts like us, what with barely one old and somewhat reliable store dealing with good brands like SDB. I was surprised to learn that some others I strolled into did not even recognize the brand name -that is the level of ignorance we are having to deal with, you see! :roll: ).
and thank you dear GNV for chipping in.

Could we have got into a confusion (in particular regarding the specific Youth model ARs we were discussing) on this thread somewhere down the line?? It seems so to me that is why this query....

The two specific Youth SDB models I had mentioned my interest in are Model 25 and Model 27. These are not really the junior models that we somehow seem to have got pulled into. And my interest in these two kicked in from the close look and detailed inspection I got to do of these at a local store here. The more I see these, the more I am falling in love. Good quality stock and overall finish matching with the likes of Mod 65; Superbly chiseled barrels (although 16 inches only, I guess); synthetic breech seal (must be of a new lot, I guess....the store attendant didn't seem sure if the piston seal too was synthetic); perceptibly light to pick and hold; and sitting snugly while aiming. Trigger pull is heavy....but so was that of my Frontier .22 and of Mod 45 -both of whose sears I polished at home, dabbed some Moly and now they are joyously smooth.

Now, where I feel stuck and split into two minds is -the receiver of the Mod 25 is way too small than that of a standard AR (must be more than two to
three inches or so). That makes me doubt its final efficacy. It also makes me severely doubtful about whether whether it will lend itself to any extensive self-tuning later on (unless the entrails are so finally crafted by SDB that only very little tuning can mean terrific change!!-I doubt that though). The model is marketed as a "AR for the Future Shooter"

The Mod 27 on the other hand has a almost standard size receiver...at par with the likes of Mod 45, etc. HAs a short barrel (16 in). But what is most clinching in its favour is its classic Bavarian design stock. I have all the others in the Monte Carlo only so far. I also bruised my cheeck bone black last week trying to run-in my Mod 45 -It is so twangy and violent. The bruise marks are still there.
However, The drooping Bavarian butt of the Mod 27 sits so snugly in the shoulders, I cant describe. In any case, it is always good to have a variety, isn't it?
I wonder why the world is so much after the Monte Carlo though. That is why I so much wish there were clones of the Rugers and the Air Venturis in India (so we are not left with just the Diana clones).

Kindly do take some time out to guide me through this dilemma. I value every word I pick here!
And Basu Da, How so much I love the Artemis, it would be heavy for me (I am a lean frame 50 year old now). For myself, the next will be your very favourite, the Sport!! :D

Warm reards,
Prashant

Added in 38 minutes 36 seconds:
[*]estousandy wrote:
Just happened to come by this shorty SDB .22 AP on kovibazaar. Maybe i must've missed it earlier but this seems to be a newer layout from any Indian firm. Comes in .177 too. Finally some competition to my darkangel :mrgreen:

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http://www.kovibazaar.com/SDB-Air-Pistol-id-898625.html

Prashant Jha wrote....

Hello there!...You may to take a look at this link I posted on disassembling and servicing my SDB Frontier in .22 cal some weeks back on IFG...
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23444&start=45

And here are couple of pics of the disassembly I acquired (inspiration credit: IFG member dear GNV...).
Note: The piston doesn't have a sear rod. Instead there is another small slot at the bottom thrust bearing area for engaging the trigger sear.
Also, SDB needs to look into small things: If they install such a good synthetic piston seal, what stops them from doing a similar one for the breech?
Second, the barrel rifling is of very poor quality. Grooves are mere lines with hardly any depth. Also, the breech opening is very wide for general pellets. MSRH, MS Pointed, MS Export quality are all loose.
However, Servicing the pistol put it into a different league altogether. It is butter soft, no recoil, very little dieseling, shoots much more consistently than before.
Cheers!
Prashant
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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby Maroon_d3vil » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Prashant Ji!

I always go through your post as they always have some good questions or points. Thanks for the sharing saga! :)
I was going through Kovibazaar as I recently got the required budget for purchasing an air rifle and acc. I stumbled across the power packed SDB Artemis which was running out of stock from quite a long time. Now this made me apply brake! :D Still going with my earlier choice. But SDB is next on the list as I continue the journey with ARs.

Regards,
Maroon_d3vil



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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby Basu » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Dear Prashant,
I am not ever interested about air pistols.
People like the style of Frontier but I hate that style.
This pistol can never hit target unless held on other hand.
Most Indian air guns/pistols are subjected to tuning/ fine tuning.Once that is done , guns start giving much better performance.
SDB 27 is again a copy of old Diana 27 without any bit of modification.it is cheap and good to shoot due to less weight.
Apache, Sport , Artemis and GenNex are more contemporary and refined in terms of performance.

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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby prashantjha19 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:46 pm

Dear Prashant, you are always welcome!
Yes, Artemis is a solid choice for sure...and very much worth the wait. Until then, you would anyhow be enjoying your new toy the NX 100. And who knows, by the time you get over your excitement, there could be some other even more solid a toy in the market!!

Keep hooked on and your interest ignited all the while!

Dear Basu Da, the pistol bit was not for you ....it was in response to an earlier post by member Estousandy in this thread. It was meant to be a separate post but somehow got mixed up with this post. Sorry about that.

And the SDB 27 looks very much the Diana 27 (except for the trigger mechanism of course). What I meant was that some of the Western makes have stuck with the drooping butt design while others like Diana (GmbH) have moved on by far to the Monte carlo.
Warm regards,
Prashant



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Re: SDB Air rifles

Postby Basu » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Dear Prashant,
The Unitedshot pellet is nothing special in design but the fitment is slightly different.
The head is tad less than bore and tail is thin and just enough to seal the bore.
Weight is mostly at the head.
I turn an enigma when go for the reasoning of such high velocity.

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