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    BeachGunner
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    You sir, may have a problem…😂

    Wow, what a collection. And congratulations on having a wife that will let you collect like that. I have to hide mine, and tell her that the UPS man just brought another "section of pipe" to repair something under the house. 

    I continue to admire those Mutants from afar. Came very close to getting a Veteran in .22, but chickened out. I have to sell some of mine first. 

    Thanks for posting the pics. It's nice to see I'm not the only one with an issue…

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    Nice looking rig. 

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    Wow! Appropriately named thread. Some incredible air power on display. I hope some day I can make a EBR event. 

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    I wish you much luck in your venture. I will keep you in mind when shopping for my next set of targets. 

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    1213.62

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    "This raccoon is a straight up dick". I can't stop laughing!

     

    Up on your roof….at night….with an air rifle and the night vision gear……You sir, are my hero!!!

    Love it. Keep em' coming. 

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    JimNM

    Welcome to the hotel California…. You can check out any time but you can never leave.

    Still laughing…..

    God, so true.

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    @zx10wall, Thanks very much for the information

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    Is it difficult to adjust the set pressure of the regulator? I know there is no external adjustment, but once you take the reg out, how do you adjust/test the pressure? 

    Thanks

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    BeachGunner
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    That's a compelling offering…

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    Well done. 

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    Well, that is certainly something that the great majority of us could not do, but great job. Very resourceful. 

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    BeachGunner
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    Very nice haul there, and a very nice rifle indeed. 

    What Vulcan do you have? 

    From one BeachGunner to another Beach-gunner :)

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    I think you are like many others out there. I started in air rifles with a springer, several. My favorite was/is the HW95. I then moved onto PCP's with the misconception that they are more accurate than springers. Four PCP's later, which I also love, I now realize that all air guns, heck ALL guns, have their idiosyncrasies that must be overcome/mastered to be "accurate". 

    The thing about springers though, is it is a self-contained unit. No external air needed. That is a huge plus in my eyes. Take the rifle, go plinking, go hunting, do whatever and you are free to do so. Analogous to powder burners in that if you have ammo, you have fun. 

    PCP's can reach out further due to their higher velocities, but I do most of my shooting with air guns under 40 yards anyway, so it's a moot point. Most guys I know who get into PCP's end up tuning the gun to lower velocities anyway to get the best accuracy. 

    They are both great fun, but I'll always have a soft spot for springers, and I'll always keep a good one around. 

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    Nice shooting. 

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    ChuckHunter

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    I purchased the Great White package from Brancato last year. He sells good quality fittings and gear (he manufactures nothing, but sources and puts stuff together for resale), but keep in mind you will pay top $ for it. He will charge you from 1-3% regardless of how you pay, so work that into the price when you are shopping. I had a friend buy an Air Hog around the same time, and he was not happy with the quality of the fittings and gauge. He ended up buying a Great White. 

    Jimmy is right about the size if you plan on getting a compressor. There are also lots of used tanks with several years life and pressure testing on eBay and other sites. The Great White setup was almost $900 for the carrying strap, feet, etc. So, you could buy 4 or 5 used Scott SCBA fireman's tanks on eBay with a couple of years left for the price of his new tank. 

    Just depends on what you want to do and how much money you want to spend. 

    Good luck. 

    If I buy the air tank I want it to be new so I'm good to go for the next 15 years except for hydro tests of course.  How many fill are getting from the great white? Joe talks about how efficient his set up is compared to a lot of other fill valves…

    James from Michigan, 

     

    I use my tank to fill multiple air guns to various pressures, so I really don't know how many fills I get for each gun. I get a good many when filling the various PCP's I have though. Not sure what Joe means about his valve being more efficient in the fill process?? You open the valve, you fill the gun, you close the valve. Not sure how that could be different from tank to tank. Air volume is air volume going through a microbore hose.Maybe I just don't know enough. 

    I agree with @crittahitta, get the Air Venturi 98 cu.ft. Nearly $200 less than Brancato and they work just fine. He goes on and on about fittings and valves, etc., but at the end of the day, the Air Venturi or the Air Hog is going to work just as well and be just as safe as Joe's stuff. If not, don't you think we'd hear about it? That's the thing about these forums, which is great. If something goes wrong with a product, the news spreads quickly. 

    Remember, Joe is just an assembler of parts. He's not making anything. Yes, part A can be better than part B from another manufacturer, but we're really talking preferences now. It all works just fine. 

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    heavy-impact

    If he needs a 300 Win Mag for white-tailed deer he's gonna need at least a .243 for squirrels, maybe a 25-06.

    Lol..

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    Primos Trigger Stix. Pricey, but worth it. 

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    Just link him to the Squirrel Hunter Channel on YouTube. Those guys kill hundreds of squirrels each year using a variety of PCP's, and a good many of them are sub-12 ft.lb. .177's. 

    The Brits have no problem at all. As you well know (and your friend will too) it's all about shot placement, not power. 

    Hope it works out for him. From what I hear, those S200's are crazy accurate air rifles. CZ barrels will do that. 

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    That is interesting. One thing to keep in mind, is that different moderators dampen sounds at different frequency/pitch depending on their design and materials. Our ears interpret these sounds at the same output (dB) as either louder or not. I know with some powder burners, I have been fooled by the decrease in perceived loudness from can to can based on that theory. 

    I guess you'll be getting your money's worth with the Hugett!

    Here's to happy and stealthy shooting 

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