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JSAR Raptor Review
« on: September 02, 2019, 08:42:52 PM »
I received my .22 Raptor on Saturday afternoon, but I was attending a baseball game at the time so I didn't get to see it until Sunday morning. Waking up like a child on Christmas morning, I got into the box and started mulling over the beautiful piece. I hastily installed a BSA scope that I had set aside for the break in and set up the chair for a sight in. After a few clips I had it shooting hole-in-hole at 25 yards.

     I had a previously planned dove hunt with Steveoh and I was intending on using my FX Streamline .25. After the arrival/sight in of the Raptor I decided to go with it instead. What better way to break in a new gun than with some field use? Steveoh wasn't arriving until noon so I had a window of opportunity to get the Raptor up and running.

    Since Steveoh posted a great report on the hunt, I'll just skip to the particulars on the Raptor. The shot count/magazine capacity is awesome. Very quiet gun and ergonomically really nice. One thing I noticed was how the accuracy got better and better the more pellets I shot. As expected, the break in period is highly important. I will be doing more range work in the coming days/weeks as time allows; I have a fairly full schedule work-wise and it's also getting into the last couple of weeks of blacktail deer season so I'm a little focused on that.

    Jefferson State Air Rifles sales staff and Travis (oldpro) Whitney's customer service has been exemplary. I know that new product launches are tough and heavily reliant on vendors meeting deadlines with quality product (usually for the first time)  I'm pleased to see the JSAR purposely withheld some shipments (mine included) until some further testing/inspection could be done. As a consumer I appreciate this.

     Thank you Travis and crew for the great gun. It's all I was hoping for and more. Can't wait to learn more about it and see what it's capable of. I will post more results as I get them. This is an amazingly versatile package (able to change calibers easily allowing for one gun to perform multiple duties) that I'm sure is going to be a hit with AG community. I'm sure glad that I got my name in early and scored mine.


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Re: JSAR Raptor Review
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 09:46:13 PM »
Something that I forgot to add is the DonnyFL 'Tatso' moderator on the Raptor. The only true moderator I've ever had is the old version of the AAO model for the Texan. The Tatso is the perfect compliment for the .22 caliber. Admittedly I have not shot a lot of different types of ag's and/or moderators, but I'm plenty happy with the noise level. More than anything I don't even know it's there. I realized that I was shooting offhand while walking a lot and the gun handles great and the balance (to me) is spot on.
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Re: JSAR Raptor Review
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 11:52:51 AM »
I received my .22 Raptor on Saturday afternoon, but I was attending a baseball game at the time so I didn't get to see it until Sunday morning. Waking up like a child on Christmas morning, I got into the box and started mulling over the beautiful piece. I hastily installed a BSA scope that I had set aside for the break in and set up the chair for a sight in. After a few clips I had it shooting hole-in-hole at 25 yards.

     I had a previously planned dove hunt with Steveoh and I was intending on using my FX Streamline .25. After the arrival/sight in of the Raptor I decided to go with it instead. What better way to break in a new gun than with some field use? Steveoh wasn't arriving until noon so I had a window of opportunity to get the Raptor up and running.

    Since Steveoh posted a great report on the hunt, I'll just skip to the particulars on the Raptor. The shot count/magazine capacity is awesome. Very quiet gun and ergonomically really nice. One thing I noticed was how the accuracy got better and better the more pellets I shot. As expected, the break in period is highly important. I will be doing more range work in the coming days/weeks as time allows; I have a fairly full schedule work-wise and it's also getting into the last couple of weeks of blacktail deer season so I'm a little focused on that.

    Jefferson State Air Rifles sales staff and Travis (oldpro) Whitney's customer service has been exemplary. I know that new product launches are tough and heavily reliant on vendors meeting deadlines with quality product (usually for the first time)  I'm pleased to see the JSAR purposely withheld some shipments (mine included) until some further testing/inspection could be done. As a consumer I appreciate this.

     Thank you Travis and crew for the great gun. It's all I was hoping for and more. Can't wait to learn more about it and see what it's capable of. I will post more results as I get them. This is an amazingly versatile package (able to change calibers easily allowing for one gun to perform multiple duties) that I'm sure is going to be a hit with AG community. I'm sure glad that I got my name in early and scored mine.

Any updates on the JSAR Raptor? :)
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Re: JSAR Raptor Review
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 08:26:50 PM »
Between relocating and an insane work load it's been the least amount of shooting time I've had in a few years. I haven't had the Raptor out in a while (nor any of my ag's)  I had a couple of small issues with it but JSAR took care of them. My gun was one of the first ones made and as such I understood that there may be some needed tweaks or upgrades. Part of being 'first'. New businesses need customers and if I like that business I will make a leap of faith. I loved the gun when I first saw it at the Pacific Airgun Expo and I liked the style of JSAR. They have been spot on with the customer service and communication.

Now that I'm moved into my new digs I'm starting to get settled slowly but surely. I will enjoy getting back to tinkering when I can get my life out of totes!
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Airforce Texan .308
Benjamin Armada .25 (sold)
Benjamin Discovery .22
Benjamin Prowler .177
FX Streamline .25
JSA Raptor .177,.22,.25,.30 cal (different barrels)

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Re: JSAR Raptor Review
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 05:52:49 PM »
I have a EZ Edition .25 Raptor Mini arriving next Tuesday.  I'll add my initial impressions once I have it.  Looks like they are starting to move out the door at JSAR, so there should be more reviews and comments coming soon.
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