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I would check your hammer hanging/dragging.
Korean guns are a PITA to take apart put together IMHO.

Now that I'm thinking about it I should put mine up for sale, I haven't shot it in a couple years ;D

Yah. I guess I gotta take it apart. Bah.

Nooooo, don’t get rid of Sumatra!

I’m trying to get used to this ATN x-sight but my Sumatra is all over the place.

So I set up the Chrony and with these JSBs 25.39, I’m starting out with 3k psi and at full power making under 600fps . Interestingly as I increase number of shots, FPS is increasing. I’ve put through a hundred or so pellets and scratching my head. This rifle usually makes way more power.

Sumatra has been sitting for a couple months. I did store at full pressure and am wondering it I’ve messed up the valve stem or something.

Low 554.7
High 745.0
Avg 647.7
Es 190.3
Sd 64.61

12. 745
11. 737.2
10. 706.8
8. 681.5
7. 660.4
6. 640.3
5. 644.9
4. 588.7
3. 596.7
2. 555.5
1. 554.7

Setting to low power had me at under 300fps.  I’ve rotated the power wheel multiple times. At one point I got a shot or two at 900fps, but that’s still low.


I mentioned trigger for a reason—I'm spoiled! My favorite airgun is my WAR Cobra, replete with Timney Calvin Elite trigger group. It is as crisp as any trigger I've ever used. I like Canjar too, because they make the best single set I know of. A bit of background.

About 30 years ago, I inherited a company called Triggersmith. The main thrust was to condition the support surfaces of the trigger with Tungsten DiSulfide (aka Danzac). My father started the business about 1950, and he almost patented the technique. Alas, that never happened, and the support surfaces of triggers has improved tremendously over the years making coatings all but unnecessary. So I sorts kinda maybe know a bit about triggers.

So, my comments about most stock airgun triggers can be summed up in one two words—universally lousy!

You outta try my Sumatra and 909s triggers. Absolutely Horrible. I keep meaning to take them apart and polish, but time....

Airgun Optics and Accessories / Re: Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:11:54 PM »
You are welcome!

Yes, it is heavy, or about twice that of the Photon, but then again, it doesn't have the bells and whistles the X-Sight II has. Depending on your point of view, that is either good or bad.

The scope in night mode, has three pigs, two coyotes, and one fox to its credit. Daytime? Lord knows how many doves and pigeons I've shot with it. I did make a few movies of the various hunts, button as a regular thing.

Fact is, I'm a bit putout by most hunting videos because of the loud and in a propriety music, endless repeats in fast and slow motion, and extremely poor editing. Folks should watch Hajimoto's videos if they want to see how it should be done!!

Enjoy my friend!

oh goody, the scope is experienced! I know guys who have bought a boat because a lot of fish were caught on that boat. Silly. Maybe.

I shoot these dinky up to 25 second videos with zero editing, no titles, no music, and only the smack of the pellet for sound. Suits me fine. I just don't have the time or desire to sit and edit video. At one time in my life I actually did that for a living using the old fashioned uMatic video format, insert and assembly editing, complete with sound track and titling. I'm over it. Well, for now. Perhaps this ATN will trigger old desires.

Life is good!

Here's the rat I killed this morning at 1:30am.
. I hope to have another kill or two this weekend and share a slightly different viewpoint!

Im fairy new here but I see alot of familiar names. Been pretty busy for some time and am tired of being busy for someone else. So, I'm looking to start a shop in the not too distant future. I have a few product ideas but have only a slight idea what the airgun community truly wants. We simply haven't quantifies what our community is interested in. We can surely see a demand for products but it is a daunting task to compile this information into statistical data. This puts the community at a disadvantage, resulting in high demand, low supply and poor price point in many cases. I've put together a little survey to better direct any efforts put toward the community. My bread and butter will be in automation, tooling, and prototype/R&D. I already have a couple of steady gigs and air gun products will fill my dead spindle time. I'm setting up to have some formidable CNC capability,, both mill and turning with ATC.

That is a link to the survey. It doesn't collect anything accept what you check off in the boxes. No emails ect. Take a few moments and possibly help out our Marauder community by statisticly quantifying what we really what. This will lead to better supply, price points and availibility. I'm looking forward to your participation

Thank you

Hi Bill,
Welcome to the forum. Before I am willing to share information such as my income with you or anyone else, I'd like to know a little more about you, your airgun interests and how this information will be used.


Airgun Optics and Accessories / Unboxing of the ATN X-Sight 5-20
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:18:32 AM »
Found a sizable box from FedX waiting for me when I got home last night. Alan was true to his word, and indeed he shipped his X-Sight to me, and it got there early. Huzzah!

I've got to say that I have been mighty excited to try this IR Scope out and to hopefully kill off more rats in the dead of night and to do so without my "I love the Critters" Neighbor knowing what I'm up to. She is now seeing me with my head lamp on marching up the hill, turning on my red LED lights, and baiting the stations with fresh creamy peanut butter.  The Smell of Peanut Butter is Victory! Well, sometimes. She, bless her little pea picking heart is turning on all flood lights when she sees me. So I'm trying stealth mode, and using only the red light part of my head lamp. But for sure she's on to me.

With all of this in mind, I've ordered a 12volt Infrared flood light for my backyard activities.

So last night after dinner I had just enough time to open the box and take a look at the X-Sight, and all the other goodies.

First reaction, HOLY Cow this thing is huge and heavy. But it is mighty impressive in that it feels substantial, and well built.

Second reaction, the external battery pack, with scope mounted on either my Marauder or Sumatra is going to be painfully heavy. Good thing I use a tripod to shoot rats from.

I plugged the external battery pack in to charge it up, and won't be able to do anything else until tonight and the weekend.

Till then, wow!

And a big thank you Alan, for sending this beast!

I am about halfway all your posts on the atnowners site. Holy Cow!

If I owned ATN I would immediately hire you as product owner and lead quality assurance engineer, and I would pay you handsomely and I would insist that the x-sight ll’s would get as many bugs fixed as humanly possible.  I’d put you in charge of the x-sight lll and let you determine what functionality makes it in.


All important and essential!

Airgun Optics and Accessories / Re: Living with the X-Sight II
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:32:15 PM »
I should write an exposé on the X-Sight II, as I have used it for over 2 years. Alas, it is on its way to Steveoh, so he can get a first hand account.

Please do. I ain’t skeered.

Alan, this really is a great in depth review of the X-Sight II 5x20. This is the kind of review that brings folks to the AirgunGuild and encourages them to stick around.



Big Bore Airguns / Re: Quackenbush .575 short rifle
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:00:52 AM »
What psi are you filling to?  I fill my DAQ .457LA  to 3250psi.  Some fill to 3500 but I don't.

I believe I filled to 3k as specified by Dennis. The last time I was at the range, I ran out of air in the big tank and a smaller tank. So I was trying to conserve air. (if that's possible with a DAQ).

Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!

Airgun Guild Forum Announcements / Forum Update Tonight
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
Sometime tonight I'll be doing a forum update to bring it up to the latest version. It shouldn't but a few minutes.

CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT. The update site is having issues, and I don't want to take the chance of getting corrupted software.


Big Bore Airguns / Re: Quackenbush .575 short rifle
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:04:22 PM »
Thanks Steve, by empty do you mean it dumps the reservoir on the second shot?? Looking forward to seeing your numbers😂

Yep, dumps the reservoir on second shot. BOOOOOOOM!

Funny with my earmuffs on it still sounds like BOOOOOOOM!, but the 909s, and the DAQ .58 Pistol have a hollow whoop sound. Serious business this .58 Short Rifle is.

I cast a bunch of .575 round balls when I first got the rifle, and also have a .575 minie mold I need to try out. I just need to get away and go shoot the thing.

Big Bore Airguns / Re: Quackenbush .575 short rifle
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:41:00 AM »
Does anybody have any numbers on this gun. I'm on his list and looking forward to receiving it. Thanks

I have the same DAQ, but I've yet to chrony it.  I have one day under my belt at the range, and I'm going to say that it is a beast. Kicks like a mule, and roars. Sounds like a powder burner.  I shot it with my 909s and I know for sure the DAQ makes the 909s pale in power. When I get to shoot it again I'll chrony it and report back.

Oh, it sucks the air out of a big tank mighty fast.  2 shots, refill. Of course it really isn't broken in, so I suspect that after breaking in, you might be able to get three useable shots. Maybe. My first dozen or two shots I'd get two shots, and the DAQ was empty.  :o


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