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    The Dreamline is an excellent rifle for performance and features with the ability to change calibers if desired. Since you mentioned mainly wanting to shoot off the bench I would spend an extra $100 or so and get the Dreamline in the Saber Tactical Chassis. That will give you an adjustable butt stock, cheek piece and the arca/picatinny rail giving you a much longer base for stability while using a bi-pod. Now as for caliber the .22 is economical to shoot but in windy conditions will be pushed around quite a bit by the wind at 75 to 100 yards. You could shoot the NSA slugs which off a much better b.c. . The Dreamline power level should allow to shoot the lighter weight NSA slugs at decent fps. The cost of the NSA slugs for the lighter weights is not much more than the JSB 18's. Now if you really want to buck the wind and just have a round that seems to just shoot accurately all the time I would go with the 30 caliber. The increase in cost is quite a bit which is the trade off to consider. Bill

    https://utahairguns.com/fx-dreamline-saber-tactical-chassis-airgun/

    https://nielsenspecialtyammo.com/collections/22-caliber

    PS I don't know if you considered the air filling requirements of the rifle too. Either a light weight portable compressor or carbon fiber 4500 psi bottle that you would take to a scuba shop to fill.

    https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Benjamin_Traveler_Gen_2_4500_PSI_Portable_Compressor/9720

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    Max I switched from an older and heavy ATN to the Pard NV008 lrf. You will love its light weight and it really has a super clear NV sight picture. The 18650 batteries it uses are fairly cheap and rechargeable are much more cheaper to use in the long run than AA lithium batteries. I don't know how safe your shooting angles are but remember you don't need a lot of fpe to kill rats. If you can turn down the power it will be safer and you will get more shots per fill. Bill

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    Got to love the way FX keeps on improving its rifles and technology. I know with the rapid changes those buying the latest models may feel left out but they still have great performing rifles. I know I would rather have a company that keeps on innovating rather than being satisfied with what they offer and I think we do see that most companies are updating their rifles. Now I will echo what the other left hand shooters have said about the magazine position. FX will you be offering a magazine and cheek piece for lefties. Or maybe our fellow lefty brother Fredrik can make a short video of him shooting the new Maverick. Bill

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    Would be great to win this electronically controlled rifle package. $1954.24

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    I've had my Omega Supercharger compressor for around a year, but with only 26 hours, it began to get balky on starting up … fan on, water on, but no start …. but an hour or a day or two later, and it runs as normal!  Finally, a couple months go by and now I really NEED to charge my tank(s), and no start three days in a row!   I contacted AOA, my seller, and was referred to their main compressor repair guy Todd.

    I called Todd last night, described my problem, and he said he was sure I could fix it myself easy!   And he was RIGHT!  I couple taps in the right place thru the perforated shielding and presto, it now runs fine!  Apparently, there is a small check valve/sensor exiting the water tank with a ball that sometimes gets sticky and a couple taps set it right.

    Four hours running after the fix without a hitch.

    Thank you  Mr Todd Brown!

     

    Thanks for sharing that information. Bill

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    Hey Bob nice to see you out getting some pesting done. Hope to see some coyote action too. Bill

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    I am curious what kind of spring is used to hold and move the pellets into position. The FX magazines use a spring that orients vertically and has tail pieces on each end with one pointing down and the other sideways. I could never find a source of those to make my own FX style magazines. Bill

     

    This is the spring, actually is not a spring (not really know how to call it) but it's the internal of a retractable badge, those I use for work. I'm getting excellent results with it, and the design I did ensures 100% that the spring is not going to get lose while in use, the lid will secure everything in place.

    Regarding the STL, I don't think so, I'm planning to sell them at a good price. I'll post them on the classified section, $25 each plus shipping, if you order more than 3 then I pay shipping.

     

    Thanks for the info Orion I think you would call that a main spring. That is what I am using too. I harvested some from some cheap wind up toys I bought. Bill

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for all the messages! I'm glad you like those. I can't patent this, it's a simple marauder style magazine LOL

    I am curious what kind of spring is used to hold and move the pellets into position. The FX magazines use a spring that orients vertically and has tail pieces on each end with one pointing down and the other sideways. I could never find a source of those to make my own FX style magazines. Bill

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    Wow Bob you were really popping those birds big time. Either you have great sound recording or the slugs you are using are really doing a number. Details needed. Bill

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    Bob_O

    70yds……crop damage permit for Sandhill Cranes.

    30gr Varmintknockers slug, 22cal at 900fps.  Straight in the back.    He flew about 50 yds before giving up and falling like a rock.

    The seven I shot prior were with my centerfire at 200+ yds.

     

    Hey Bob I guess you never know what type of critter will be next on the pest list. Anytime you can help out the farmers who work their butts off is a good thing. Bill

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    Calbarry

    I'm not familiar with this type of light.  If you don't see a crosshair, how are you aiming?

    I should have been more clear in that I see the crosshairs when shooting but they do not record on the video. Bill

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    I will only shoot the light ones 125yds max.  Anything farther and I use 30gr……out to 200yds.  Out to 300yds I use 34gr.

    The only other slugs I will consider trying are the new Javelin slugs.

    Bob good to see  your slug recovery and performance. I think like you limiting the lighter slug to shorter distance is a good idea for retained energy and performance.  I too am looking forward to trying some of the Javelin slugs for expansion and the price per 200 ct looks like a good value. Right now for me I am having so much fun shooting the 30 cal. Impact with the Varmint Knockers for groundhogs that the .22 cal Impact is seeing less action. Bill

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    Great shooting.  Love how quiet that rifle sounds too. Interesting that I see no crosshairs in this video.  First one from the PARD I've seen without them.

    Thanks Dingfelder. As far as having no crosshairs in the video I do not know what is going on. I could not find any owners manual to show me how to activate that feature. And the one person on Youtube said how to do it did not work. Wish I could figure it out. Bill

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    Beautiful rifle there. I have a Dream Pup and some other rifles that I use for general pesting but for high volume shooting the FX Compact would be ideal. Bill

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    My experience is that they do a lot more damage than the regular domes. I have seen where people complain that the Hades do not mushroom but I don't think they were ever intended to mushroom. The head when encounters flesh and bone gets miss-mashed around and cuts and rips flesh most of the ones that I have recovered have had bits of meat and bone stuck in the grooves. And I have recovered a few that tumbled and they really make a mess. As far as accuracy goes they shoot almost as good as the JSB 15.89 and 18.1 grain pellets out to fifty yards past that the domes do shoot better at least in my .22's. My .25 Veteran shoots both the Hades and the 25.4 grain JSB very well out to 100 yards with very little difference in the drop and accuracy.

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    I am with you on why the Hades do the damage they do and not by mushrooming. In the past I was using clay to judge penetration and expansion which is not as good as using the Clear Ballistics brand of gel. While with the clay you might be able to use it for comparing the relative penetration of different pellet it is not good for judging actual expansion. All I know is the Hades have much better take down power compared to domes for body shoots on birds and small critters. Now if you are doing head shots stick with domes for the better b.c. penetration and long range accuracy. Bill

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    Yes the Terminators do a good job out to say 50 yards but with a b.c. of 0.0214 vs 0.0310 for the Hades.

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    AirgunBill,

    Great post, great video. I recently discovered your channel on Youtube, and now I find you here. 👍🏼

     

    I'm very interested in BC numbers. 

    Would you share where these numbers come from? 😊 

     

    Like if it is from a published list, or a test someone or even a test you yourself? (For a test it would be very interesting with what equipment, at what range, and with what muzzle velocity… — and whether the ballistic calculator was used the airpressure and temperature of the test.)

     

    Matthias

    Matthias at the time I believe I was just using the same b.c. of the JSB Exacts which was the wrong thing to do. I see Roelf did a technical review of the Hades and used a Lab Radar to get a b.c. of 0.023. Bill

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    Nice shooting! I did the holes also.. not sure if a pellet or slug could penetrate the metal.. keep up the good work..

    Just to let you know those holes are from many years ago from frustrated farmers trying to shoot the pigeons. Bill

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    In my testing into ballistic gel and dead pigeons you will not get expansion with the Hades. I think what makes them more effective for body shots on small game and birds is that the cross hatch nose design slows down the penetration into game which allows more energy to be transferred into the target. Now if you are only taking head shots then the domes will perform just as well with better penetration and better b.c. for longer range accuracy. Bill

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    In my opinion column x show the total distance covered in the arc of the pellet, while the forth column show the horizontal distance the pellet traveled. This is the important one to use to see if it will reach surrounding people or buildings. Bill

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    Now all you got to do is find a critter with flesh the density of clay to get that kind of expansion. The point is clay does not give a true test of expansion. Bill

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