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AbitNutz

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Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« on: September 09, 2016, 05:17:06 PM »
So I'm new to air rifles. I've been into firearms for years but decided to try a couple of air rifles to practice in the backyard with and ring some raccoons bells.

I got one of the rifles today and fired it at a 2x4. Yeah, it went right through it...it was a 25 caliber, 34gr JSB. After this, I can't think of any reason why I would even consider breaking out my 17-HMR for less than a 100 yard shot...and the woods vary between 50 and 75 yards from my deck.

I'm topping this with an ATN X-sight ii. Besides being so heavy it may need wheels, this thing is going to be devastating.


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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 05:26:02 PM »
Heh... I said the same thing after shooting my Sumatra .25 the first time at full power. Right through a 2x4, and oh gawd the noise.

So I'm new to air rifles. I've been into firearms for years but decided to try a couple of air rifles to practice in the backyard with and ring some raccoons bells.

I got one of the rifles today and fired it at a 2x4. Yeah, it went right through it...it was a 25 caliber, 34gr JSB. After this, I can't think of any reason why I would even consider breaking out my 17-HMR for less than a 100 yard shot...and the woods vary between 50 and 75 yards from my deck.

I'm topping this with an ATN X-sight ii. Besides being so heavy it may need wheels, this thing is going to be devastating.
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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 08:26:14 PM »
I guess I seem pretty lame pointing out the obvious to you folks. The incredible sophistication of these rifles is just amazing.

I am disappointed in a couple of aspects of this thing. It has no indicator light to show that it is arm and the battery is up. It should also have a charge indicator. I also don't like the idea that the only way to actually disconnect the battery is to take two screws out, remove the hatch and pull the connection on two wires.

I think I'm going to put in a toggle switch with one of those cool covers red covers that you see on aircraft and nuclear weapons. I have a couple laying around here somewhere...

Putting in charge indicator is a little more difficult...I have to think about that one.
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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 08:33:34 PM »
I am curious, what gun did you get that has a battery?  Your description has me wondering.  I, too, am looking at getting the ATN X Sight.  The more I learn about it, the more I am talking myself into spending the bucks.
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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 04:13:02 AM »
Nutz, read my comments about the X-Sight II in the Optics section. Questions? Email or PM me.

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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 12:15:13 PM »
I've got an Evanix Max Bullpup. It's an amazing rifle to be sure but it has several goofy aspects to it. I had Will Piatt put a full auto fun switch on it. It's a feakin' riot to shoot.

The safety works backwards from every other rifle on earth. You push it forward to put on safe...This has been hard on my brain. I learned on an M14 and my own M1A that is backwards.

There are no battery or power indicators at all! You can't tell if you have juice. There is an on/off rocker and that's it. No charge condition indicator, no LED power light...I think I'm going to try and wire in one of those safety switches that has the cool red cover on it and an LED in the stem of the switch. At least it will show when it is on or off and when it's in the off position the battery will be disconnected. Otherwise you have to take two screws out and physically disconnect the wires.

The power is ridiculous...so is the noise. It's going back to Will Piatt for a much needed suppressor installation. Will says the suppressor he fashions make a night and day difference.

The weight of this thing with the ATN sight requires a man and two small boys to lift it. I think it might be the worlds first crew served air rifle. I'm also asking Will to see what can be done regarding some sort of Bipod.

The look of this machine would not be out of place in the latest Star Trek movie.  Once I have the accessories installed I'm going to see how sensitive those nocturnal raccoons are to lead poisoning.

In order to terminate the pests it's going to require some after dark shooting. This rifle, silenced, night sight, semi or full auto should be akin to a death ray.
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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 08:25:38 AM »
Now all it needs is tracers. 
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Re: Stunned at the power of a 25 cal
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 10:38:24 AM »
Naw...just a little hot sauce maybe.
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