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    i purchased my first "adult" airgun, a Beeman RX1, in 1989-90 and it's been off and running since then.

    i live rurally and can shoot my 22 RF's if i do it sparingly so as not to annoy neighbors but they have no objections to airguns.

    the ownership and use of firearms here in the state of California is rapidly becoming very difficult LEGALLY and airguns are not as heavily condemned and regulated as of yet. the use of lead bullets is not allowed in the state of California, to hunt with, but lead pellets are still OK, so far. 

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    my favorite caliber is 22 but i do have a 25 cal PCP that is extremely accurate and hard hitting.

    most likely, my next purchase will be another 25 cal PCP.

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    I like to shoot…air guns afford me the opportunity to do so in my own yard.(I do live rurally, I might add)

    the state of California is NOT firearm friendly

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    front sight blade touching 6 o'clock. 

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    I use the Williams on my HW90 and RWS52 and 54 with excellent results at air rifle ranges. 

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    it took nearly 3 weeks for delivery of my last order.

    I think the blame lies with FedEx, though, as I received email stating my order was shipped the next day after ordering.

    can't vouch for UPS or USPS.

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    state legislatures need to fund what they want to spend…how else but to raise/initiate taxes? 

    states like California are desperate.they want to/are giving illegal immigrants free health care, drivers licenses and a stimulus check and are demanding the taxpayers pay for it.

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    I have only one 25 cal PCP…if I ever purchase another air rifle it will be a 25 cal PCP.

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    well done…👍

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    I had a daisy red ryder…

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    you might try some heavier pellets…H&N Barracuda Match 21.14. 

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    i think of my dad every day since we lost him in 1998.

    he was born in 1913…enlisted in the U.S. Army Cavalry in 1932, went to banana wars, WWII and Korea.

    it's truly sad when we lose someone as dear to us. we can never replace these men we call "Dad" they molded us into who we are now.

    we owe them a debt of gratitude.

    thanks for sharing…👍

     

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    dried horse manure "apples"…😄

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    Flintsack

    That is truly a big huge gnarly question.

    others are going to have much more technical answers than I will.

    if you look at firearm benchrest shooting, In the olden days it was thought that a longer barrel was better. All of the different divisions have weight limits, except unlimited. What they have found is that a shorter fatter barrel, allows the shooter to shoot smaller groups. I firmly believe a big part of this is lock- time. Which I am defining as the time it takes for the bullet to exit the bore after the trigger is pulled. A longer barrel, means a longer lock time. Which means any errors you make in your trigger pull and follow through are going to be magnified by the longer barrel. It is also believed by many that a shorter stouter barrel is stiffer. And I’m not talking about a 5 inch barrel, I’m talking about an 18 to 20 inch barrel versus a 25 to 27 inch barrel.  
     

    take a look at spring piston air guns. They used to have very long barrels. Now they all have shorter barrels. Why? Less weight, shorter lock time, and with a spring piston rifle the same velocity.  
     

    obviously, FX Put long barrels on their impact, to get more velocity. I believe if you could accomplish the same velocity with a shorter barrel they would use it.

    My 2 cents. 
     

    mike

    they also use the long(er) barrel to ease cocking. I'd love to have  shorter barrels on my RX and HW90 but  I probably wouldn't' be able to cock them…😕

    one must also take into account, in regard to PB vs. air gun,  PB has combustion that continues to expand the length of the tube; an air gun does NOT have expanding gas/air.

     

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    I think the QUALITY of the product should play a part in deciding what is purchased.

    as an example. Harley Davidson used to advertise "made in the U.S.A."…really?

    I am not aware of any American made springer that's as well made as HW, Diana/RWS or AA.

    we are living in a "global" economy whether, or not, we like it. it would be extremely difficult to change that into a "Made in America" only economy.

    no, china is NOT our friend, or ally, but it is a symbiotic relationship now that will, most likely, take generations to change.

    😒

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    I use divers silicon lube.

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    I understand the concept and application of regulators.

    with a concerted effort, can't most 'adjustable' air guns be adjusted for max power/accuracy/shot count levels without the installation of a regulator? isn't that "adjustable" feature the same as a regulator?

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    I don't know…maybe a new FX Impact in 25?   😁

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    I have two PCP's…a 22 cal Airforce Talon and a 25 cal Benjamin Marauder Gen I. both I purchased new.

    I'm currently eyeing an FX Impact. why? just because I like the physical appearance. do I "Need" it? no…I really don't. the two PCP's I currently possess are capable of accuracy beyond that of which I normally shoot them with. would I shoot a new FX more? I don't know. I also have a Remington 700 BDL that is an absolute "tack driver" but do I "Need" a Kimber or Weatherby too?

    I have made some mods to each…but have not re-engineered/re-designed/re-built them. as an example; I converted the Talon into a 'Talondor' by purchasing and installing factory Airforce parts.

    in the end…it's each to his own…

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    I, personally, am dubious of claims, even when allegedly confirmed, of shots of such great accuracy involving air guns at ranges such as that.

    even with very high powered scopes, it's difficult to attain accuracy from well supported positions at those ranges let alone from the "Awful hand" position.

    JMO… 

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