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Old 05-26-2008, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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sterling/clone question.

So i've been seeing a lot of ads for sterlings and clones (like the hammer II)

but i've never had the chance to actually break one down... so im a bit curious.

Is a sterling basically a stacked tube nelson based gun?
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Think Nelson valve train with a airway up through the bolt, the best way to discribe one is like this, a Nelson/Sheridan crossbreed. I'll get you an animation for a Sterling real quick.

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Makes for an amazingly smooth pump stroke.
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how does it make for a smoother pump stroke? wouldnt be around the same as a basic nelson pump?
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Once you have used a sterling, you will understand.

I would tend to think that the hammer cocking and bolt movement actions being in seperate tubes and supported by a more sturdy setup makes for a smoother stroke.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's seriously the best stroke.

I love my sterling, and it's one of only 2 guns that i will never sell.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Are the new ones as good as the older ones, or is this the classic = best thing?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Mine's an OLD one, by Proline/ Lada, not Arrow Precision. I love it to death, although it's a pain to change velocity without a few modifications (which I've done/ had done).

Smooth, soft stroke, insanely accurate, and overall just a great piece of work. Loud as heck though (unported barrel) and it has no return spring, which, coupled with a smooth stroke, means I double feed when I go on a jog.
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New ones are also great. I have a couple. My favorite are the first gen vertical feed ones that were the first to have the good aluminum .45 frame.

It is the best pump stroke for unregulated co2 I have ever seen. CCM guns have a lighter stroke but they are big guns with regulators made for primarily HPA.

Also, one of the best features is that the AT is completely internal and works flawlessly and doesnt make the trigger move at all when you at.

Really good guns.
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Mine's an OLD one, by Proline/ Lada, not Arrow Precision. I love it to death, although it's a pain to change velocity without a few modifications (which I've done/ had done).

Smooth, soft stroke, insanely accurate, and overall just a great piece of work. Loud as heck though (unported barrel) and it has no return spring, which, coupled with a smooth stroke, means I double feed when I go on a jog.
I've modded my old sterling with a return spring and a ported barrel. It is the smoothest gun I own, and not real loud. I wish I had an adjustable velocity hammer in mine, but I've got it dialed in at around 280fps. I've also got it down to about a 1/16" trigger pull, and I've sprung it so that I can cock it by jerking it backward roughly... even with the return spring. I love my sterling... I only wish it was center feed or stock class.



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