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    Awesome shooting!! That is a long poke with a pellet on a tough critter!! What kind of wind did you have? 

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    Awesome work!! Really like your knives and the fact that you are diversified with blade shapes and styles is very impressive. 

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    This BM Mini Freak has been my go to edc for a while now.

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    Here are a few of mine. These are what i tend to carry. Have a number of others that are more just part of my collection but never get carried.

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    Enjoy your trip!! 

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    I do feel expansion of airgun pellets tends to be minimal. And maybe what i compare to isnt a fair comparison? I have just never seen an advantage as far as how quick and efficient a pellet kills by using a different type of pellet other than a dome. I have always felt from my experience that domes were the most accurate and accuracy was the most important because expansion of specialty pellets didnt create an advantage in my opinion. While i do agree that other types of pellets do indeed have greater expansion, but at the low energy levels of an airgun, you still are solely relying on the single wound channel a pellet typically produces to kill the animal. There is no hydrostatic shock or extreme energy transfer that aids in dispatching an animal. Hence my "killing like an arrow or ice pick" comment. Just my experience right or wrong. I use alot of explosive powder burner cartridges that tend to give me an apples to oranges comparison when I look at pellet performance. 

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    I recieved it yesterday and had to sight in at 7yards in my shop as the weather sucked and will continue cold, wind, and rain till Sunday. I did shoot some groups at 25yards in the wind and rain and got real close to 1/4" in crap conditions with the few 10gr jsb's I have on hand. I did knock off a bunch of english sparrows and starlings. The gun is an absolute joy and laser accurate. My last digit on my chrony is screwed up from a muzzleloader accident, but the es is definitely single digit on the reg and i got a ton of shots off the reg that were more than useable for pesting.

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    I have always had great luck with the jsb 25gr. For typical squirrel distances they have always performed well. The heavy jsb are also very good but i liked the flatter trajectory of the 25gr for pesting. Never had great luck with polymags in .25 but if your gun shoots them well, they would be a good choice. I use them in a .22 and they hammer squirrels and pest birds. I think accuracy is the most important and have never found that pellet design is critical to "killing" as expansion is minimal with airguns and have refered to how an airgun kills being similar to an arrow or an ice pick. 

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    I have 2 of those mounts and they work great on my 392 and 397. They hold tight, and scope zero never changes on mine. Both of my guns are newer.

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    I have done alot of different mods, bought various drop in parts, and combinations of mods and aftermarket parts. A good valve like Travis has or Hill, is probably #1 for a .25. Past that it depends on what you want out of the gun. 

     

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    I just got a new .25 and by simply changing the factory hammer spring and a few other changes, I get 24 shots at 860fps. Sure I could do alot better, but I was happy with my initial results so I didn’t push further. Most stock guns get 16 shots by simple tuning. 

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    “Skip-in-WV”Here are some unorganized ramblings. If it is a Gen 2 it has a Green Mountain barrel. They are good barrels. Mine for example, will do 1/2 inch groups at 30 yards. If I do my part. I have a mid-range scope on it. It prefers the JSB 25.4 grain pellets. With a 3000 lb charge I get 19 good shots. You didn’t mention the brand of scope you have. Over the winter you can save your pennies and then get a better scope to be determined by what type of shooting you want to do with it. Cleaning every 300 to 500 shots seems too often. You dontneed to clean it until, and if, the accuracy goes off.  You can practice standing shots at 10 yards. I want to try the Air Arms 25.4 pellets since they work better then the JSBs in my Panther. Above all, shoot it.


    Just so it doesn’t confuse anybody who may read your statement. Every .25 Mrod regardless of gen1 or gen2 has the same barrel. They have always been “green mountain”. 

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    I tried many different slugs in stock. 25 marauder barrels. Never found any that were more accurate than jsb’s unless I did alot of internal work to be able to push them at higher velocities. I did have a couple Marauders with alot of modifications and aftermarket barrels that shot slugs rather well. In a stock gun pellets have always worked best for me.

    Unless I can shoot a particular weight slug atleast 850fps, I stick with pellets. Just my opinion. When slugs performed well for me, it was at or above 850fps. 

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    I feel even more greatful after reading this thread!!

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    Awesome work Doc!!

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    I have owned more Marauders than I can count. Maybe I was just lucky, but this new one came with a test target(never got one in the past) and there seems to be some needed improvements. Trigger group now has some shims that never existed before that I used to make shims for on all my previous guns. Airtube machining quality was much better. I still honed it, but probably didn’t need it. It appeared that the gun was tuned from the factory as it produced better stock numbers than any of my previous. Trigger was set very light but I prefer single stage, so I adjusted it to single stage with a clean break at 7.5oz.

    Hopefully tomorrow I can get it zeroed in. Can’t thank Doc enough for rekindling my love of airguns!! Honestly feels good to be back on AGN!! Missed the forum and all the great airgunners here!!

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    Did some minor internal work, changed the hammer spring, and got some decent results. 3000psi fill, 857fps avg, ES 30fps, SD 8fps for 24 shots.

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    Fit was absolutely perfect!! Doc, you do amazing work!!

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    I have been away from AGN for awhile and sorry to here about your troubles. I hope you are doing better. You have always helped make AGN a great place and one of the reasons I have missed this forum and airgunning in general.

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    Hopefully our phone conversation helps get you going in the right direction!!

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