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10,000 Pellets
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:17:46 PM »
Here are a couple of photos which proves nothing, but the fact the airgun in question gets a lot of use! To date, it has had 4 scopes attached to it, including two UTGs, and X-Sight II, and now a Barska 1.5X6X44. You can read about the Barska and X-SIght II in the optical forum.

Every airgun I have owned, I tried to use PolyMag in it. They're great killers, but lousy groupers. This .25 caliber WAR Cobra is no exception (they shoot well in my 397-RedFires-but it is a short range gun as it is). I was shooting AirArms when I couldn't buy the JBS Exacts in 25.39 grains. I've since stocked up, so that won't happen any time soon. Back to the Cobra.

Note the rounded off corners of the bolt handle groove. This artifact is a result of cycling over 10,000 rounds through this airgun. Yes, some were at targets sighting in the scopes, and a lot of missed shots, and even a few I didn't mean to discharge. I went though about 50 rounds getting the Barska power set correctly, so the engraved reticle lines equaled something I could calculate in my head.

I can't tell you how many pigeons and Eurasian doves I've dispatched, but it is a very large number! What still a wonder to me, is the accuracy. It still shoots like it did when new, and it has NEVER been cleaned. The attached photo shows how good it is at about 80 yards or so.

I suspect not many use an airguns as much as I do. If the weather is half way decent, I'm out at the ranch almost every day. Whether I'm rounded off too, remains to be seen!

Let me add something.

I had about two dozen breech O-rings fail. All were bought from Benjamin as they're the same as the Marauder. However, I did buy some better ones off Amazon, and haven't lost one of those yet. Quality and effort is worth the price paid! I've also lost four O-rings in the high pressure section, because the incorrect O-rings were used. I've had a hammer issue too, but a new metal hammer fixed that. And I've also learned, that using anything by graphite for a lubricant on the hammer and bolt, is a VERY poor idea. And by the way, the Cobra shoots 25.39 grain pellets at 870 (±4) FPS (≈42 FPE), as consistently as you could ask for!
« Last Edit: June 03, 2018, 01:26:17 PM by Alan »


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Re: 10,000 Pellets
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 07:11:29 AM »
That’s a lot of rounds!! Especially to not have been cleaned and still shooting accurate. What barrel are they using on the .25? And .. do you have a link you would share on those better orings? I’d like to buy some myself.

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Re: 10,000 Pellets
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 09:32:08 AM »
It is a Lothar Walther.

The truth is, lead is an excellent lubricant. If your pellets are clean, there is very little dusk or other remnants left behind. I have cleaned the suppressor a few times, but never found any loose fragments.
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Re: 10,000 Pellets
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 09:41:48 AM »
 Glad to see its still your go to gun. Looks like it will be put threw the paces again this year.
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Re: 10,000 Pellets
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 10:03:12 AM »
I'm on my second tin of 350, and it is only the 5th! Yesterday, and the day before, I actually had to recharge the gun in the field. My big tank (≈88 cf) I paid big bucks for, finally got used!
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Re: 10,000 Pellets
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 12:18:30 PM »
I'm on my second tin of 350, and it is only the 5th! Yesterday, and the day before, I actually had to recharge the gun in the field. My big tank (≈88 cf) I paid big bucks for, finally got used!

Your big tank finally got used? What? When I drag the DAQs out I go through a small bottle, and the big tank in no time. I really need about three big tanks, a gas powered air compressor, and another 300 pounds of lead. :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 12:51:31 PM »
Yes, but not all of us shoot a blunderbuss! After all, those 750 grain slugs use a lot of air!
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