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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Anyone own an FX Streamline?
« Last post by Alan on Today at 05:26:03 AM »
I don't own one, but... I have an issue with ANY make or model with the fill gauge mounted on (at) the front of the air reservoir.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Anyone own an FX Streamline?
« Last post by Steelhead on Today at 04:17:11 AM »
I'm on the cusp of buying a new piece and I'm curious if any Guild members own an FX Streamline. I've had the pleasure of shooting a couple of FX guns and in my experience they are the most accurate, smoothest operating airguns I've ever used. Two of my shooting buddies have them; one a Crown that's about 4-5 years old and the other a new Impact, both in .25. The Impact is amazing, but the cost at 2K plus is out of my league. The same with the Crown.

I like my .25 Armada, but it's a little heavy to carry and I badly want an internally regulated gun. I also don't like tinkering with the guts of my guns. Many shooters don't like FX's because they are hard or impossible to work on. That may be true, but for me I want something I don't HAVE to work on. I want to stick within my budget and I have a lot of faith and confidence in FX since I've used them first hand.

If you have one these, I'd be grateful for your feedback. Everything I've gleaned has been positive so far but the term 'entry level' spooks me when I'm spending over a grand. And as FX's go, the Streamline can be considered entry level.
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Blacktail down
« Last post by Steelhead on August 14, 2018, 06:32:48 PM »
Thanks Steve. For perspective, Saturday night I took a shot from the road where we turn off to shoot airguns on Lynch. Spotted the deer when we were done hunting and driving off. Had just enough light to shoot but not stalk any closer. 350 to 400 yards - shot just over his back. He crossed the property line and joined two other bigger forks at the ridgeline. I had been watching those two other bucks when mine walked out but they were a) 600+ yards and b) about 25 yards in on the adjoining property.

Last night I cut the distance in half and set up the chair in some thistles on a fence line. Once I put on put on my poor man's ghillie suit (burlap cut into a poncho and spotted with camo spray paint) I was invisible...even in the chair. One of the ranch workers was within about 50' of me moving a manure irrigation pipe. He walked right past and when I said 'Hi' and he about shit himself. Pretty funny.

As much as I like the recoil reduction of the Witt's muzzle brake on my .308 Remington, I might have to remove it for the noise factor. My ear is seriously ringing still and I can't afford to lose any more of my hearing, which is already horrific. I'm either going to remove the brake or I'm wearing ear plugs. Even one shot is too much. Interesting that the .308 Texan's volume doesn't seem to increase with the brake; at least not noticeably. Guess that's just the difference between the powder burner and the airgun.

Here is a pic below of my stepmom's nephew's buck that he killed last week with a bow about an hour north. Now THAT'S a Columbian Blacktail!
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Blacktail down
« Last post by steveoh on August 14, 2018, 04:57:03 PM »
Cool! Good shooting Kevin. One day I hope we'll be able to hunt blacktails with airguns. One day!
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Blacktail down
« Last post by Alan on August 14, 2018, 02:13:04 PM »
My problem is, I've out-lived all of my hunting partners! The last one to pass was nearly 20 years younger than myself (78+ here)! This fact is one of the reasons I stay close to home.
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Airgun Ammo / New NOE Pellet Moulds in .22, .25, .30 and .35 cal
« Last post by rsterne on August 14, 2018, 01:50:18 PM »
I just got off the phone with Al Nelson of NOE, and he has decided to tool up for the following pellets.... He will not be running Group Buys, so as soon as the tooling is done and they have time on the mill, these moulds will be available in the NOE Store.... I will let you know of course when that happens....









The .22 cal is of similar weight to the JSB Monsters, and the same LOA, to fit all known .22 cal mags.... The .25 cal is in between the JSB Kings and Heavies, and will fit all known .25 cal mags.... The .30 cal is similar in weight to the JSB pellets, and is short enough to fit the FX mag., and of course all other known mags.... The .35 cal starts at the weight of the JSBs and goes up from there, and should fit all known mags....

Bob
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Blacktail down
« Last post by Steelhead on August 14, 2018, 12:00:37 PM »
This particular permission that I hunt on is a working dairy farm with a lot of activity of farm equipment, people moving, etc.  The deer are definitely wild, but accustomed to noise, movement, etc.  Typical of blacktails they are very nocturnal and the last hour of daylight is without question the time for them pop out. Mornings are virtually useless unless you are walking or doing a drive.

Basically this small buck is considered cannon fodder. The big boys rarely make an appearance until the middle of September. With the activity on my home areas being working ranches the deer don't take chances. Over the generations the bucks have learned to stay low and only move at night. Since there's no rut during the season the bucks bachelor up and are very difficult to hunt.

With one tag left to fill I'm content to sit and wait for a PB buck. That's not hard for me because I've never taken a truly nice blacktail. Maybe this will be the year. I also share two of the three properties I hunt with three other guys. One hunts with me exclusively and the other two hunt together. We all exchange info to make our hunts better and also so that we don't hunt at the same time. It's not a lot of land, but we make it work and we all have fun.
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Airgun Hunting / Re: Blacktail down
« Last post by Alan on August 14, 2018, 11:19:39 AM »
On the same acreage where I usually hunt EU doves, jacks, rabbits, and squirrels, there are about 10 deer, including one six point buck. I've been close enough to the buck, to stab him with a hunting knife! Crazy things have no fear at all.
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Airgun Hunting / Blacktail down
« Last post by Steelhead on August 14, 2018, 09:52:59 AM »
Unfortunately not able to use my Texan due to California laws, but a deer is a deer. I missed this little bugger Saturday night at long range. I set up last night with the shooting chair in some thistles at a better vantage point all camo'd up. Didn't take more than an hour and he started making his way into range. Took him at around 170 yards with a perfect chest shot. Now that I have meat hanging I've got the next four weeks to be patient for a big one to make a mistake and show himself.
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Dana's Webb / Re: Varmint Hunting In Extreme Heat (written pictorial)
« Last post by Crosman999 on August 13, 2018, 09:25:03 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words, plenty of Ground Squirrels here, some places overrun with them. I have spent a ton of time in the field and have studied Jackrabbits habits, habitat and have never seen one kill a rattlesnake. I have seen a rattlesnake kill a Jackrabbit though, when Jackrabbits are in distress they will thump hind legs on ground and kick. Usually when they get attacked by predators or birds of prey they will kick back legs up. I have seen coyotes get seriously injured by this as those sharp rear claws cut like a razor. Some don't prefer the taste of the meat but I have found nothing wrong with them, backstraps are my favorite. Some of the larger hares during winter months have good amount of meat, much more than a Cottontail. They taste great in stew and sometime I want to try making some jerky. Jackrabbit Jerky lol
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