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    Count me in and thank you. 

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    Have you tried the importer? One in CA and Georgia according to Ziabeam’s earlier post on this same thread.

     “California importer indicated there may a minimum order, but that regional distributors would likely sell individual gauges. In my case the closest one is in Georgia (eastern time zone)… closed at the moment. The California rep said they are budget friendly parts, and more than likely on the shelf in Georgia. If there turns out to be a minimum-order-limit perhaps we could organize a group buy. Will cross that bridge if/when it appears.

    • Specify brass or chrome
    • Specify “Hi” pressure version
    • Specify G1/8B threads
    • Part number 111.12.027 ([i]references in other posts left out the “zero”)[/i]

    They may ask the diameter. It is 27mm
    The pdf file indicates the “Hi” pressure version reads 0-400 bar… ignore that. It reads 0-315 bar.
    Will let you know how the ordering process goes.
    The Georgia based WIKA distributor’s number is 888 945-2872
    Hope this helps.”  
    Hat tip- Ziabeam 

    You might well try (need to do) the same group buy if that’s affordable but you should have no trouble unloading those even for a profit if you choose given all the Impacts out there. 

    Just a thought. 

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    Guys, you might want to re-check with Ernest on his video adjusting for the play(slop) in the power wheel assembly.  I think I recall him correcting us on a subsequent post that this was advisable for the .30 Cal only.
    I’d love to be proven wrong since it would be nice to have this consistent across different calibers. 

    Rock 

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    Outstanding, Jim! Well reasoned, informative, entertaining and hits all the high notes very, very well. But don’t sell this short. Even the seasoned air gun hunter can benefit by taking stock of their own so called tried and true techniques and revisit them in the context of your presentation. 

    Thanks for sharing and all the hard work this most certainly took. 

    Rock 

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    “bowwild”I have both the Pro Chrony and the Caldwell G2.  I’ve had the Pro for 5-6 years and have had it fall off its storage shelf twice.  I’ve had the G2 for about 6 months.  I may be doing something wrong with the Caldwell but the Pro is much better.  They both are within 1-2 FPS in readings but the Pro will document 19-20 out 20 shots and the Caldwell will record no reading for at least 1/3 of the shots.  Very surprised and disappointed in the Caldwell because I paid more for it. 

     

    
I have to wonder if your G2 might be defective? I have had both Caldwell models and the G2 has been the most reliable Chrony i have ever owned. Love, love the blue tooth! Great range with that too. 

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    My understanding is they are just re-branded JSBs in a prettier package so yes, they should work just fine. I sold my Daystate .303 and never tried the Emperors in that rifle but my Impact .30 barrel and magazine handles the JSB 50.15 grain diablos without a hitch.  I would be wholly surprised if the BC for Emperors were any different.   

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    “sniperlabyo”I can send you a thicker delrine seal for the reg side so the body don’t bottom out if you like ?

    anybody else???

    
Ernest, My WiKi gauges from this batch should be here later today. I’m sure I will need the delrine seal to achieve better alignment. Can I purchase two from you?   I Will PM you. 

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    My understanding is that it does have bluetooth incorporated within the current models already. It’s just not being utilized yet.   

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    No experience personally with this yet, but I had one with all the needed accessories on on backorder. Yes, they have a special mike setup for airguns and bows that you’ll need. Some other financial demands arose back then, so I canceled the order. But I still very much want one and can well afford it now.  So what’s the problem? 

    Like you, I have a Caldwell but the newer G2 system. It’s much more robust, easier set up and fully wireless now. It’s a pure joy to use. And with that is the Caldwell App which couldn’t be easier to use! Seamless really on my phone, iPad or computer. Before I invest that kind of money in a LabRadar, I want a similar cross-platform software package incorporated utilizing the LabRadar’s bluetooth capability,which to my knowledge, no one has touched yet. Yes, you can down load the raw data in a crude file to a spreadsheet  cabled over but over time I would end up using my G2 just for simplicity and convenience.

    Wish I could be more helpful but I would encourage you to call the US LabRadar distributer/ representative. I think they are in KS. They are very helpful and will take the time to really go over details with you.  

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    “Ginuwine1969”i wonder if you can put the STX barrel on the FX Impact 🙂

    
You read my mind. 

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    Ah, yes, indeed… Chris does have some mean culinary skills!  I do remember your handle and I am sure we’ve met. Just hard for me to put a face to that. The vicissitudes of an aging mind. 🙂

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    “KzooRichie”Thanks for the name check Rock :).

    The Pneumatics are on a mission to promote this sport and make our shoots worth the drive.  I’m proud to be part of something that folks are willing to drive so far to participate in. Luckily, I’m blessed to be just a few miles away.  I’m completely spoiled.

    I make most shoots unless my kids or family stuff (we’re off grid a bit during summers) preeminent.  I imagine we’ve meet?  

    
I’m sure we most certainly did, but it’s been a couple years and I met so many there my last outing with everyone in attendance. You aren’t also known as .20cal elsewhere, are you?  

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    Great news, Ziabeam Perfect fits are my kind of DIY fix-it projects. Can’t wait to mount mine. 

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    Turn around is pretty quick unless they need to check for leaks and not bad even then. Really depends on what they are doing. About 3-4 weeks including ship times for me in troubleshooting leaks in two guns at different times. I’m in Indiana so its about 5 days shipping to and from AZ ground. They will email you when the gun ships back with a tracking # and an enclosed invoice with the gun stating what was done. They can be a bit cryptic in deciphering some of the repairs or really lacking in details and I sometimes have to call for clarification on what the invoice states..  You can always call for a progress report, but give the some time to realistically get the work done. I have been very satisfied with what little warranty work  I have needed. 

    **Hint** to others here. Make sure when you call for warranty service you are really CLEAR  and DETAILED with the intake person you are speaking with and get them to read that back to you. Sending in letters with the guns outlining desired work are ignored by the Air Smiths. For good reason too.. Some folks unrealistically ask for the moon and back with several pages of requests which can border on the ridiculous  So, they only go by what the intake person writes down as to what is problematic and needed. 

    I guess you must have needed more than them simply shipping you a new magazine under warranty. That’s a shame but I’m sure you will likely be pleased with the results. 

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    Even though I live in Indianapolis metro area, I joined the Southern Michigan Gun Club’s Pneumatics (SMGC). I have a sister in Kalamazoo, but I don’t get up there as often as I would like, but folks even you are anywhere near this area, please make the drive and try it out! It’s A FIRST CLASS facility that will have your jaws dropping at the accommodations there and the wonderful members and folks that run it. Self-run really by it’s own volunteers so it’s unbelievably cheap $$ to join. Bring your powderburners and bows for other parts of the club to enjoy as well.

    The airgun show is fabulous, too! Look to Dennis for great deals and refurbishing. He did amazing work on an old beat up Sheridan Blue Streak for a $ong. I was shocked at how well it turned out and getting that back in the mail in a very timely way.  

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    If you’re even halfway serious about air gunning then a Chrony is simply a must have. After researching awhile back, I went with the Caldwell premium kit. An outstanding price, reliable and most importantly the free cross platform user friendly software readily available. I just don’t want to have to bother with data entry on some spread sheet program and the Caldwell App does most of the hard work already. Be it on my phone, iPad or computer. I’s a joy to use.

    That said, I was excited about the BC calculation potential and ease of use with newly released LabRadar and ordered one several months ago only to cancel. I had some unexpected expenses that delayed the purchase a month or two, but in the interim, I decided it’s not yet ready for prime time, at least not for this poor sod. What little software it has and that others have done is clunky and PC only. The LabRadar is even bluetooth ready, but no one is even utlizing that yet. All in all, it would still require hand doing the data entry and for a system that pricey, I want well written cross platform software available. I knew over time the novelty of the LabRadar would wear thin with the fallback Caldwell doing most of the hard work far easier. 

    I just recently purchased Caldwell G2 kit only becuase I wanted wireless. Again, a joy to use and no need for a cord now. Easier setup with an even beefier housing, built-in rechargeable battery pack and sporting even more robust light panels.  Love it!!  

    If LabRadar or a third party software developer gets their act together  I would still love to give them my money. The ability to get accurate readings at differing distances  with any lighting conditions with EACH SHOT would be amazing. 

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    “Mark_Walt”Let me know how yours end up turning out. I would be interested in buying 2 or maybe placing another order and selling them out like you did. 

    
Will know soon, they arrived Saturday and soon as I get mine fitted and the remainder shipped out I’ll update any useful findings.

    
That’s great news and appreciate the heads up. Take all the time you need to fit them out properly if necessary.  Glad I got my order in with you early. PM sent. 

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    Love mine using it with my iPhone 6 with zero issues, so much so, I recently bought the Caldwell G2 model. I simply wanted to go wireless. I need to put the older but pristine kit on the classifieds.  

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    Novel problem I certainly had never considerd or encountered with any gun to date, but I am aware they are a real issue for aviation.

    Hat tip: Wikipedia ( Just a few published incidents here. There are many more

    “Involvement in Florida Commuter Airlines accident[edit]
    On September 12, 1980, Florida Commuter Airlines flight 65 crashed en route to Freeport, Bahamas killing all 34 passengers and crew. The cause was determined to be due in part to a malfunctioning air speed indicator caused by mud dauber nests that were improperly cleared from the aircraft’s pitot tubes.

    Involvement in Birgenair Flight 301 accident[edit]
    On February 6, 1996, Birgenair Flight 301, a 757 jet flying from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. All 13 crew members and 176 passengers were killed. A key part of the accident was a blocked pitot tube, a component which measures outside air pressure through small tubes on the outside of the aircraft and displays this as the plane’s speed. Although the tubes were never recovered from the ocean floor, it was discovered that the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for almost 3 weeks with the pitot tubes not covered as they should have been. Investigators believe a black and yellow mud dauber got into the tube and built its cylindrical nest inside, causing faulty air speed readings that were a large part of the crash.

    Involvement in Gulfstream Incident[edit]
    On April 10, 2015, about 1845 eastern daylight time, a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV, N450KK, was substantially damaged during a cabin over-pressurization event over the Caribbean Sea while en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FXE). An initial examination of the fuselage revealed that the outflow valve safety port, located on the outer fuselage, was completely plugged with a foreign material resembling dried dirt from a mud dauber.[4] “

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