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Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Re: $13.50 for a Refill now
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:53:06 PM »
I have two close-by air sources, but they both had 'issues'. I didn't have the proper fitting for the dive shop and the paintball place is a clusterbleep for a variety of reasons. It would take me 45 minutes of standing around and then they started charging $20.00 for a fill. At any rate, I have over six hours on my AV compressor now with zero issues. Since I can shoot right outside of my garage I fill the tank to exactly what I need and then shoot tethered. Because of the convenience of shooting where my compressor is located I really don't need to worry about a regulator. When my pressure falls a little I just bump it back up.

Alan was right...getting into big bore without a compressor is difficult. That being said, everyone's shooting scenarios are different. I shoot a lot and often since I don't to go anywhere to do it. Others are more sporadic. It's a price hit for sure, but after chasing air all over the place it's money well spent.

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ok...here's mine. My new (and first) grandson's birthday - 21.18

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Dana's Webb / Re: Airgun Guild members
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:45:08 PM »
I just got a couple of tshirts from MSA...they have some cool ones!

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Contests, Give aways and more. / Re: Benjamin Fortitude Contest!
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:47:25 PM »
teaser alert...click bait!  ;D

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I figured it was probably a check valve related issue. I loaned it to my brother to kill a skunk family (he's up to four and counting) that have taken residence under his house. He brought it back for a refill and that's when I noticed it. I gave him my Prowler so he could keep on de-stinkifying his place until I get the .25 fixed.

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My Armada is losing air when I fill the gun off of my tank. The pressure drop varies...one time it drops to 1200, the next to 900. The air is being lost from the tank valve when I bleed off the pressure to disconnect my hose; it just keeps going. Not sure what causes this...any thoughts?

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OFF TOPIC / Re: Pot
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »
As a Northern Californian at the edge of the Emerald Triangle and who was raised on a dairy farm, that joke is little close to home.  :) :o 8)

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So we're just a little more than a month out for our fun shoot. I just wanted to check and see if all that confirmed (SteveO, Int3man, Caniborrowesomeammo, oldpro, shifty, and Mike the target maker are still planning on it. I'm going to make arrangements for a an alternate nearby location in case weather is an issue...hopefully where we can shoot out of a barn if needed because of rain. But before I do that I just want to make sure that everyone is still in.

Kevin

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Very nice. That makes one use the equipment with confidence.

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Airgun News from the Wire Services / Re: AirForce and RAW merge!
« on: January 24, 2018, 07:54:34 AM »
As a an Airforce owner I'm curious what effect, if any, this will have on service, quality, engineering, etc..  There are a lot of guns out there that I've never seen or know anything about, and RAW is one of them. What's your opinion as a gun owner/prospective customer of each business; is this positive, negative, or we'll see?

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Sorry...I was a little out of it last night. Cold medicine and lack of sleep. I was only using the example of what the stock-internals Texan is capable of. That accuracy and energy at distance is hard to match with other airguns. Didn't mean to high jack your thread! ;)

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Here is a group that I just shot this afternoon. My phone was ringing and lost count (hence six shots), but this is pretty typical for me NOW. It took a lot of bullets, tears, frustration, etc. to even get the slightest bit of consistency. The wind came up just a bit today and I'm no expert marksman so I'll take this group. The first two were on the lower right of the bull and the next four all in a row. Maybe wind, slightly different hold, whatever.

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Nicely done, Alan

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The Texan isn't quiet. When shrouded it's a little better, but if that is a deal breaker stay away from it. I think asking for a powerful big bore and super quiet is like asking a funny car to go fast but be fuel efficient. Range is great however with 200 yards being no problem at all with practice and knowing how to use your scope. The Texan is a high maintenance gun, so be warned. It's prone to lead fouling, having a fickle personality with tuning, and is cumbersome. I use mine as a recreational bench shooter and for that it's fun. It should be noted that my coking lever has now broken twice on it as well (at roughly the same shot count...fatigue issue?)

Maybe a suppressed 30 cal. pellet shooter for coyotes at night, but that won't hold muster for deer. If you seek quiet for night and power for seer IMO you are looking at two different guns.

The one that comes to mind that might fill the need for both is the Benjamin Bulldog. It's suppressed so its pretty quiet for a .357, easy to shoot/carry, and has a lot of pic rail for night accessories.

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The Garage / Re: .177 Regulated Rifle Build
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:25:31 PM »
uhhh...wow. That's beautiful

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