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AbitNutz

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To flex or not to flex
« on: August 24, 2016, 04:52:14 AM »
I am/was considering a full monte Marauder when I tripped across the WAR Flex. Yeah I know it's about twice as much but you know what they say, "Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess".

I intend to mount a ATN X-sight ii on it. It does look a bit easier to do that on a Flex compared to a Marauder.

Is there a specification list somewhere? Or is this rifle fall so much into the custom range that no two are the same?

I've been trying to find a revue on the flex...could some owners comment and/or point me at some words about the Flex?

I'm sure I'll be bugging Travis about this soonest...
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 05:03:06 AM »
Here are a few reviews:
http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=100592.0

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=107970.0

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=94941.0

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thread/1444000476/FLEX+lands

As far as I know there isn't a dedicated page of options yet for the WAR FLEX and WARP,
I'm guessing your right in that part of it is they can do a bit of custom stuff if you like,
and I'm guessing they have been a little busy to put one together?

If I remember right one thing has changed since a few of those reviews and that is I believe they all come with a two-stage trigger
now instead of the single-stage trigger they had before.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 05:20:05 AM »
Yes it is more expensive than a Mrod but what your getting is going to be way better than an Mrod. I saw your post on what you want for the Mrod and with the FLEX you'll have the bigger air cylinder, can get it regulated, very quiet, doesn't have an SSG but has a Hammer denounce, can get barrel swaps from .22-.308 and the barrels are fully tensioned which helps big time with accuracy and POI movement if one bumps the barrel. I don't have a FLEX but I have a WARP and that gun is very accurate and powerful for sucha little gun and the FLEX having a longer barrel is capable of alot more.
Yes farmerjoe99 is correct they come with timney 2 stage triggers and they are EXCELLENT! Don't think you'll be disappointed and would be a great idea to talk to Travis.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 06:01:36 AM »
Yeah, the more I think about this the more the Flex is making more sense to me. I'm looking for .25 cal because that's all I need. Of course, I'm after what everyone else is, power, accuracy, low noise and high shot count.

The one thing I really like about the Marauder, what drew me to it, was the fact the bolt could be moved to suit a left hander. As someone who, out of necessity, is left handed or more correctly, left eyed. It really helps to have the controls in their proper location. Oh well I get used to it on everything else...

The more I look at the way the Marauder mounts a scope, the more I'm sure mounting an ATN X-sight will be a nightmare. The Flex looks like the length and location of the rail are better suited to the ATN.

Every review/description I've read seems to mention the lack of an SSG. They almost seem to get defensive about it. So that begs the question, "Why doesn't the Flex have an SSG?".
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 07:21:12 AM »
WAR can make them left handed for you! Ask caniborrowsomeammo he has a lefty FLEX. And I haven't tore into my WARP yet but I believe it's cause what the have an SSG is not needed as it does the same thing as an SSG and eliminates hammer bounce.
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2016, 07:48:02 AM »
The WARP and FLEX both have anti bounce hammer devices. There is NO hammer bounce.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2016, 08:36:52 AM »
I have had a flex now for awhile, the first batch I think. It had a few very minor issues that Travis has since taken care of on all models. It is a 30 cal and beside the Daystate  303 is the most on the spot shooter.  Both shoot targets the same but the flex has an edge at yardage past 80 yds. As far as take down power the flex has it all over the other 30s I have. It carries like an AR  and I use a single point sling in the woods. The day state is to darn heavy and long to cart around the woods, Quiet wise they are on par. I have m-rods also in 25 cal and one I'm making a 30, but that is for a cabin gun in case it gets stolen, as I would not want to lose a Flex or the Daystate.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2016, 12:26:25 PM »
So I have come to my in-senses and ordered a Flex from Travis. Left hand, .25 cal, Regulator, bipod, and a couple of spare magazines.

I plan to mount an ATN X-sight ii 3-14 on it. My backyard varies between 25 and 50 yards from my deck to the woods where those evil raccoons live...

Any comments or suggestions regarding ammo, options or paraphernalia would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2016, 03:28:29 PM »
My Flex 30 likes the JSB 44 gn ammo very well. It does not like the polymags until I slow them down below 850.  Travis recommends going even slower.  I will make the assumption that the JSBs will work very well in you 25.  You may even have good luck with the polymags.  I know my BSA R10 22 will shoot either the JSBs or the polymags accurately.  Dairyboy has a 25 WARP, he can definitely give you some good info on ammo. Check out his recent posts on the Airgun Hunting thread here on the forum.
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 03:59:59 PM »
I've had great luck with JSB Kings and Polymags tuned at 880fps. Also have heard that JSB king heavies MK2 are very good in them. BigTinBoat has a .25 FLEX that's regulated and I believe he shoots the heavies with great accuracy.
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2016, 04:45:49 PM »
BigTinBoat has a .25 FLEX that's regulated and I believe he shoots the heavies with great accuracy.
Nickle size groups at 50yds.

My 1st 100yd 5 shots group.

Measured 2.02"

Couple days later.
Shot 5 with the wrong dot, then shot 5 more measuring 1.69"


Unfortunately now the woods behind my yard look like this. They talked about putting houses in there 10 years ago, then we heard nothing till about 3 weeks ago.


My 60yd range is now 25yds. Never thought I would consider getting rid of it, but with my hunting area gone and my range shrinking to 25yds the .25 is just way over kill for paper and occasional squirrel trips. The gun is just sitting in my rack. Contemplating trying to work a trade for a nice high shot count, accurate bullpup/carbine in .177. Would love to have a WARP in .177 if they were being made.
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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2016, 05:34:34 PM »
We are making FT warps in 177 very soon and testing has already began.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2016, 06:10:21 PM »
We are making FT warps in 177 very soon and testing has already began.

That sounds perfect. If I could get a .177 WARP with a regulated 480 bottle, it would make parting with the Flex .25 much easier. I don't want to get rid of it, but can't see it just sitting and not getting shot. I bet you could tune it for 12fpe and get a tin of pellet per fill.

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Re: To flex or no to flex
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2016, 11:54:16 PM »
Wow! Is all I can say about those groups. When I first looked at the pictures I was crestfallen. I thought each group was an individual shot. I didn't pick up on that they were multiple groups...Wow! Just, wow!

One thing I do with new "production" barrels is lap the new bore with JB bore paste and bore bright.

Does anyone do this or anything else as a sort of prep?

Also , out of curiosity...what other rifles are in the Flex's class? I may start a collection :)
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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2016, 05:57:49 AM »
I know rsterne does that and I've been meaning to do the same just haven't gotten around to it but I believe it helps.

Others in its class I would say American Air Arms and if you want true all out Big game power Extreme Big Bores.
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