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Steelhead

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Added a new mare to the stable
« on: December 31, 2020, 05:41:48 PM »
I did some horse tradin' with Steveoh and I have his Sam Yang 909 .45 caliber and he has my FX Streamline .25 caliber. Both guns filled a need the other didn't have and both of us are happy.

I'm very impressed with the 909's accuracy and consistency; better than I thought. I posted some groups below of both the Impact and the 909. I beat up the 100 yard target too much to get a pic of the groups but the 909 is right around 2.5" to 3" in a shifting wind. Plenty good.

First pic is the 909 at 35 yards. Group to the right is round ball, and the three shot group is a custom bullet of 158 gr. The red dot is the Impact 'speed shooting'

Second pic is 5 shots at 50 yards with the FX Impact .25

Third pic is 5 shots at 75 yards with the Impact

Fourth pic is 5 shots at 100 yards with the Impact

Best groups are with the Hades pellets and currently at 880 fps

« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 04:22:35 AM by Steelhead »


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Re: Added a new mare to the stable
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 08:12:13 AM »
I’m happy as a clam!

I absolutely love the refined FX Streamline. In comparison the Marauder is way heavier,  feels like the stock is huge and clunky, the cocking mechanism is just plain notchy.

The Streamline has a synthetic stock that just plain feels grippy, perfectly narrow and  ergonomic. That lever cocking is so awesome. Don’t have to take my eye from the scope to cock.

Oh life is good.

Was so great to visit Kevin in his amazing abode out in the hills and valleys of Petaluma. Fields are turning green finally and the air was sweet. I was so hankering to get out and shoot.

Took the Citrus out and spent some time with it. Unfortunately I was unable to use the regulator as I continued my fight with Chinese 8mm connectors and had a leak somewhere. I will get all those Chinese connectors marked and relegated to the stack of stuff I hate. If I had a furnace I’d melt them down. I still like this Citrus though it’s a country mile long and heavy as hell. It is a two shot rifle.

I’d added a Clague moderator to this thing, and it helped tame the report, but of course did nothing to lessen the mechanical bits slamming hard against the hammer,  spring and Valve stem. Going from the refinement of the Fx to the Citrus was shocking to say the least. But I’ve always been attracted to noisy beasts and have a history of adoring rough and tumble v-twin MotoGuzzi’ LeMans set up for racing, various Thumpers, and that hopped up mechanical torque monster of a 12 valve Cummins.  Oh the racket, oh the happy smile on my face!

The Citrus did happily hold air for well over a month, but my task was to find the sweet spot of air pressure to give me groups. But those damn Chinese connectors!

Many thanks to Kevin for a fantastic day.

My holder chart for Fx Streamline and SWFA SS 10x using the numbers my sometimes goofy rangefinder gives me. Kevin ran a tape and proves that what the range finder says and reality are often at odds +- a hair. Was a pleasant experience just shooting to figure out the hold overs.

I think I could retire and spend the rest of my time futzing around with all my beasties and just be happy. Yup.

Need ten acres out the country though. :)




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Re: Added a new mare to the stable
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 03:31:48 PM »
Oh, and sorry about the feathers...

Sparrow landed in the tree 10 yards from us, and I took a guesstimated aim with the .257 Citrus loaded with a 72 grain Ford Light Blue bullet, and well, made a mess.  ;D

Yes, I cackled, and Kevin spit out feathers. hahahahahahahahahahah.

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Re: Added a new mare to the stable
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 03:44:11 PM »
Don't you just love the "splot"?
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Re: Added a new mare to the stable
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 04:21:58 PM »
Poor bird was hit by a FORD...lol 

Sounds like a pretty nice trade for both shooters.
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Re: Added a new mare to the stable
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 04:40:13 AM »
Loren, does being hit by a Chevrolet sound different? Say frappé?
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I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).