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Ask Bob / Regulators and Valves, oh my
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:46:09 PM »
I have been doing some research on regulators and valves.  If a guy was going to start from scratch with a Mrod 25 cal, what would be a good combination of regulator and valve to achieve best efficiency and shot count with a reasonable FPE?  By reasonable I mean something that will humanely dispatch squirrels and doves out to 100 - 150 yards.  There are so many combinations that I have been trapped in a fog of specs and numbers.  Help, Mr Wizard!

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Airgun Ammo / Impact 25 Mag and JSB Kings
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:54:27 PM »
The JSB 25s will all drop into the magazine freely.  The MKI heavies drop freely for the first 5 and then they have to be seated (pushed in manually) for the cover to have clearance to rotate.  I can load about 9 pellets this way and have the magazine index while shooting.  More than nine and the magazine will not index.  I only had to "seat" one pellet when I load MKIIs.  I know the skirts on the MKIs are longer than on the other ones but, if there is room to "seat" and the magazine move freely to the next slot, that leads me to believe there is room in the mag for the longer pellets. I'm thinking shouldn't the pellet fall into the magazine?  I wonder if taking a fine sanding disk and “polishing” each of the little compartments in the magazine would solve the problem.  I have seen videos where that is done on the Wildcat mags with goods results.  However, these are expensive magazine and I don’t want to mess one up.  Anyone have similar problems?  What was your solution?

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Airgun Ammo / Just Stocked Up
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:38:49 PM »
Ordered 10 tins of JSB 18.1 from PA with the July 4 discount and free shipping.  That gives me 16 full tins or 8,000 pellets.  Should last me for a while.  The ground squirrels will be going underground soon, the temp is supposed to be above 100 the next few days.  There won't be too much to hunt.

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Sold Items / FS: 30 Cal Flex SOLD. SOLD.
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:23:07 AM »
Have for sale a Wicked Air Rifles Flex in 30 caliber. Comes with an upgraded Magpul stock and two magazines abd a single shot tray. I have a new (still in the box) Plano Weather Tite hard case for it. The scope in the pictures is a Optisan Viper 6-24. Shoots JSB 50s at about 880 fps and JSB 44s at about 920 fps. Not regulated but gets between 25 - 30 good shots before POI shift.

Reason for selling: Just got a FX Impact with 22 and 30 cal barrels. Don't need two 30 cal guns.

Rifle $1400 (packed in padded box)
Rifle and Plano case $1450
Rifle and scope $1650
Rifle, scope and case $1700
Scope $300 (no box as it was on the rifle when I got it)

All prices shipped in Conus. I prefer paypal.

ncrary47 at gmail dot com






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Airgun Hunting / No Pics, but........
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:35:12 PM »
I know you guys like to see body count recorded, but I did not get pictures today.  Last week I was talking with a local farmer who is inundated with squirrels and he has agreed to let me shoot on his land.  When I talked with him last week his cows had chewed the pasture down to nubbins and you could see squirrels all over  the place.  I let him shoot my Wildcat and he got six very quickly.  He moved his cows to another field to let this one grow back.  Took the new Impact over today and in about an hour I got 40, or so.  I lost count.   Today, the grass was 6-8 inches tall and the squirrels were there, but not very easy to see.  I suspect the next time I go over seeing them varmints will be near to impossible.  Oh well, there is always after the next grazing.

This impact and the Wildcat are most accurate guns I have ever owned in 22.  In 30, the Impact and the Flex are even as far as my ability can determine.

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Airgun Hunting / Wildcat VS Sage Rats
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
So, after going to the range and sighting in the new scope on Monday, and doing some chronograph work on Tuesday, I went out to baptize the gun today.  I know that if there isn't photo evidence it didn't happen, so here is the photo:



This gun is laser accurate.  They range from about 15 to 75 yards.  Most of these are head shots.  I shot at least this many more but was unable to recover them.  The 22 just doesn't seem to immobilize them.  Even with head shots a number flop and twitch their way down into the holes where they cannot be recovered.  I did not have that problem with the 30 Flex.  ;D  But it is way overkill for sage rats.  I am thinking that the 25 caliber may be a good compromise.

One thing I am having problems with, is the concept to HOLD OVER on the short shots.  That is so counter-intuitive.  Once I got that through my head, I was hitting the closer ones.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / New Gun and Scope
« on: May 03, 2017, 04:16:13 PM »
Got a Wildcat in .22 off the Yellow last week and today the SWFA 10X40 scope I ordered came.  The bad part is, I won't be able to get to the range to get it sighted in until Monday.  I will take some pics and post them then.  Been doing a lot of reading and this is the bullpup I went with.  Hope it lives up to all my expectations.  Time will tell.

So far, after mounting the cope and looking through it, I really like it.  The cross hairs are thin and the marking are clear and crisp.  It is smaller and lighter than my Hawke.  It looks good on the Wildcat.  The Hawke really overwhelmed the gun. 

Thanks to Dairyboy for making me curious about the SWFA brand and singe magnification scopes.

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Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Carette Compressor
« on: May 03, 2017, 04:08:48 PM »
Anyone have one of these or know of someone who does.  The in-depth report from Guy Kuo makes it look like a good option.  JoeB is the US distributor.  However, I cannot find any other reviews or reports.

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Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Air Venturi Compressor
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:45:25 PM »
I ordered an Air Venturi Compressor through PA, but it is on back order.  Now Having done more research, I am wondering if I might now cancel that order and get the Air Charger.  So far a lot of good posts on the Omega, but not a lot of info on the Air Venturi.  Any comments or advice?  I have about a week before I have to make up my mind.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / COBRA
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:34:33 PM »
How about some information on the Cobra?  I am ready to get a new gun and before I spend a bunch of bucks on another high end gun, I would like some info about the Cobra to see if it might be worth waiting for.  C'mon Travis, give us something.

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Airgun Hunting / 30 Cal VS Ground Squirrel
« on: April 18, 2017, 05:46:59 PM »
took the Flex out sqirreling today.  Very impressive - no flopping and crawling down holes to die.  They pretty much die with impact.

Tried the Polymags.  All I have to say is WOW!!!!.  Most did not die where they were hit, they died in the air as they were being flipped.  Unlike the domes that passed through, the Polys blew them apart.  Literally, they were disemboweled.  I am hoping the 25 caliber will be in between the 22 and the 30.  The 30 is way overkill on squirrels.

These squirrels are also known as voles, and are pretty small.  They just had their young and there are millions of them now.

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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Smooth Twist Barrels
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:25:54 AM »
Sorry if this is beating a dead horse, but a search did not bring up an answer to my question.

I was doing some research on exactly what a smooth twist barrel is and I could not really determine what makes it different from a choked barrel, other than the transition from smooth bore to rifling is "smoother" in one than the other?  From the explanations I was able to find, it seems like they both have hollow tubes for most of the barrel then have the rifling at the end.  So, what is the real difference?

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Airgun Hunting / I never thought to ask
« on: April 01, 2017, 03:52:35 PM »
I have been shooting ground squirrels now for about 10 years.  Most of the time in my or a neighbor's yard.  This year due to my prowess as a hunter, I had to find other hunting grounds.  So I have been hunting along the railroad tracks about a mile from the house and have found a target-rich environment.  I got 19 yesterday.  Then, later yesterday, I was on the web and stumbled across a post that talked about shooting "unregulated" animals, pests in Washington State.  IT said there was no season or bag limit, but a small game hunting license was required.  So I went and got one.  Unless things have changed, I don't remember being in a state that required a hunting license to shoot pests.

So I guess the lesson here is don't take anything for granted.  I am lucky I wasn't cited for hunting without a license.

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Sold Items / Gen 1 Marauder .22 Cal. SOLD
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:48:04 PM »
This is a Gen 1 Marauder in .22 caliber with an SSG mod and a DIY de-pinger.  Comes with rings, 4 magazines, single shot tray, degassing tool, and 5 tins of assorted pellets.  Shot many squirrels out to 50 yards.  Haven't shot it since I got my BSA R10 and the Flex.  Need to make room for something else, probably a Wildcat or maybe even a Cobra.

Asking $400 shipped to the lower 48 with a Bushnell Banner 6-24 scope.  Will take paypal.
Asking $300 shipped to the lower 48 with a Centerpoint 3-9 scope.




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Sold Items / SOLD Airforce Condor .22 Cal New Price
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:35:55 PM »
Airforce Condor from R&L Airguns with a 24 inch barrel and the R&L 24 inch shroud.  Comes with a 3-12 Nikon Monarch scope, 4 tins of heavy pellets. Shoots nice and hard, good accuracy, but not my cup of cider.  Probably use the money for a Wildcat or maybe a Cobra.

Asking $650 shipped to  the lower 48.  Will take paypal.   Located in Kennewick, Wa if you want to look at it.



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