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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: .25 armada journey
« Last post by oneshot61 on Today at 07:27:37 PM »
I just put a jsar depinger in mine. With the mds hammer it’s really quiet. I’ve got an ldc , just one I got from eBay, but not using it at the moment. I need to run some sound test when I turn it down.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: .25 armada journey
« Last post by mobilemail on Today at 07:19:40 PM »
You know that's right!  With the Clague, the hammer striking the valve was as louder than the noise at the muzzle!  (At least, as heard from the shooter's position...)
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: .25 armada journey
« Last post by oneshot61 on Today at 07:17:05 PM »
That is a great looking gun! Nicely done! It’s amazing the game that can be taken at that power and that’s a lot of shots. The marauder air tube doesn’t lend itself to a lot of high power shots. That’s why in making it down some. Those jsb your shooting are crazy accurate out of the marauder. I’ll bet as a .22 with the Clague is whisper quiet.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: .25 armada journey
« Last post by mobilemail on Today at 06:42:45 PM »
I have a gen 1 Marauder I nicknamed the Tactirod.  It was built on a "Teryx Chassis", a completely aluminum stock with AR type stock and grip.  The whole pic rail along the bottom is machined aluminum integrated into the stock, it is not a bolt on part.  The hydrographics were well done on the aluminum stock and airtube. 

I actually bought this rifle used as a .22, but I recently converted it to a .25 and regged it while also working on another Marauder project.  It isn't currently configured as a hammer, providing 40 shots on reg @37fpe, or just over 800fps with 25.4gr pellets. This means I don't get to use the Clague device shown in the photo.  :-[

Gun as pictured weighs in at 10-1/4 pounds. Balances and points well when offhand shooting, but it wears on you in the field.



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Airgun Hunting / Re: Nutria in California
« Last post by Steelhead on Today at 06:19:59 PM »
Case in point...whenever I've called Caltip (anti-poaching hotline) Nobody ever shows up. I've called on deer (trespassing and out of season), steelhead (snagging in closed waters) and stripers (buckets full of short fish) and all to no avail.
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Nutria in California
« Last post by caniborrowsomeammo on Today at 05:16:20 PM »
Methinks Fish and Foul are "funny" like that when there isn't any revenue to be made until something becomes a Huge problem. Bunch of little Plutocrats IMO. Corruption has infiltrated them if you ask me.
So Nutria get a stronghold here, then they can get a reason to make sure you have a hunting license to "hunt" them. Like as the Chinese Proverb says "Follow the Money".
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: DAQ .575 Carbine 20" Barrel
« Last post by tkerrigan on Today at 09:10:03 AM »
The diffusers are explosion proof on mine, I used it with the .73 Quigley I used to have at 4500psi two feet and they never blew off.  I did have to put a weight on the close leg of the tripod though.  Regards, Tom
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: DAQ .575 Carbine 20" Barrel
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 08:53:01 AM »
Just got one of these last night.  Shooting 277gr balls I get two shots averaging 450fpe and gun is empty of air from 3200psi.  Has anybody found a hammer spring that isn't quite as stout, maybe 5 each 750fps shots or so?  And it is very hard to cock.  But talk about a blast, it blew the front cover off of my competition electronics chronograph.  If the barrel is the same as the 14" pistol barrel, I will see how the 20" does on the pistol that I use as a carbine anyway.  Regards, Tom

I had to move my Chrony about 10-12 feet away to keep from blowing the diffusers off.

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I've learned a lot about big bores the past couple years. First thing is an airgun like a Quackenbush is a 2, maybe 3 shot gun. This makes fill pressure accuracy extremely important if you are seeking any reasonable accuracy. I had been religiously sticking to 3,000 fill pressure on all three of my DAQs only to find the two rifles were dumping all the air on the second shot. Talked to Dennis and he approves of filling to 3100 to 3200 to allow for remaining air on the 2nd shot.

The DAQ .575 Short Rifle likes round balls. Period. I've blown some bucks on trying other bullets but round ball it is.

The DAQ .458? I'm still figuring out what it likes.  I cast two new bullets this weekend to try out. I'm steadily going up in weight and length, and am now at 330 and 340 grains. Looking at a 405 grain bullet next if it doesn't like the two new bullets.

A really good source of big bore information is Bog Vogel, aka Mr. Hollowpoint. He's owned a ton of big bores, and makes great ammo, and videos, and knows the ins and outs.  Me? I'm just a hack having fun.
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Welcome aboard. And, you've come to the right place. You might want to peruse Bob Sterne's posts, as there are a lot of gems to be garnered from them.

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