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Tinkerer

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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 03:55:33 PM »
I got the choked barrel on JIm's recommendation.  He stated that he had been getting good results and that he recommends getting the choked barrel for shooting both pellets and boolits.  Shooting NSA and another brand that I can't recall at the moment.
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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2018, 04:04:35 PM »
Oh wow so choked for the NSA slugs huh? Well whos to argue with the man building the guns. Good to know!
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Knife

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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 11:20:40 PM »
I am having a hard time understanding the choke for slugs, much less so the 1-18 twist. 1-14 in normal for .25 and .257, and have proven themselves by Many Shooters, for years now with well under 1/2" at 100 yards. Including winning the Extreme

Bench Rest for the cal. Mine will print often barley over 1/4" at 80 yards on my home range. TJ barrel, fire lapped and polished.

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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 02:00:19 PM »
Knife, the 1:18" twist was one of the 3 twist rates Jim has.  The 1:14" is available too.  I went with the 1:18" after Jim recommended as it can shoot both slugs and pellets.  He stated had good results shooting NSA and Airguns of Nebraska swaged.
  I'm trying my hand at casting and have bought the NOE Bob's boat tail molds.  So far its a work in progress that is getting better.  They shot pretty good out of a Taldor and Talon P resized to 0.249".
  We don't have a place to shoot more than 70 yards unless we go to the only rifle range.
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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 05:27:22 PM »
Even though my .257 is a TJ barrel, you can understand my surprise that the .25 Rainstorm is 1 in 14" from the factory. It is a tack driver with the 34 Gr. JSB, and oddly the .257 TJ's shoots th ejsbS well. Not precision well, but definitely Squirrel head accurate at 50 yard.

I will say that Randy at R&L sent the bbl to me for testing as the previous owner said it was too tight. Guess he never heard of sizing ot the bbl. LOL!!! So now I am the lucky owner of a bbl. that shoots both pellets well,  and bullets extremely well. 

Jim does fantastic work. It's just that some of us have much more experience shooting bullets. With beyond normal accuracy. Dyotat100, Tofazfou, and KnifeMaker have years of experience now with the .257's and.25's to call on. However, Jim may very well be looking at the much lighter bullets normally used in a .25 as compared to a .257 which loves diet of 84 thru 110 grains. Dyotay and Tof. shoot heavier yet with excellent results. Most .25's are around 45 to 65 grains, with most lighter to fit the mag's. 

Enjoy what is a very fine AG Sir! 8)

Knife
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Re: Flex .25
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 07:18:29 PM »
Thanks Knife. 
  I'm looking for some 10wt silicone shock oil now to try!  Saw a post on the GTA.
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