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    I have found that in life there is a scale and on one side is cost the other is your involvement in the process. Typically when we spend more we are paying for the luxury associated with not needing to be involved in the subject matter. That said every time I saved money it required me to be more involved in the subject matter. This cost savings exercise in most cases, in the end, exceeds the cost of what seems to be more expensive initially.

    Take any topic, Insurance, Raw building supplies, Produce, Fuel. Every single one of them can be purchased as a complete and usable product but as soon as we say "I can do that and save money" we start down that road of being more involved. That involvement can be as simple as needing to disassemble and clean out all hoses and connectors every 3 hours of run time or as complex as what it takes to collect, contain, and manufacturer our own biodiesel fuel. The secondary and actually more beneficial value of this journey is experience, wisdom, and the knowledge gained.

    Its posts like these that are priceless because the effort, dedication and time invested by one is openly and freely shared with others in the hopes that reader can be transported in the future to see what is involved or what can transpire to help reduce the loss of time, money and in some extreme cases, one's physical wellness.

    I applaud the dedication applied in writing this experience as even this sharing of information comes with its own set of considerations including vulnerabilities and judgments.

    Excellent read, thank you so much for sharing

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    Very nice read and now I'm trying to make room on my gun wall………..Thanks 😒

     

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    nccarl

    Thanks. Great video.  I just ordered the kit.  Do you have or know of a trigger tune kit?

    I do not know of a trigger tune kit sorry for the delay

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    Awesome story and a fine example of publically acknowledging those that always give freely to our sport. All is well that ends well 👍

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    Nice video man. I really enjoyed seeing the "behind the scenes" walkthrough of your shop and studio. Very very cool hidden door feature. I would like to applaud your repurposing of materials, it makes for so much more character in the finished items, less sterile or cookie cutter, kudos my man. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your next video.

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    Nice work!
    Kudos on the enginuity.

     

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    I have a HAWK .22 and when I did my review of the rifle is it was a straight out of the box, clean the barrel check the basic mechanical function and shoot it with as many different projectiles as I could to allow a fair representation of what one could expect again, straight out of the box.

    It was determined that the barrels lead in had some issues and was doing bad things to projectiles being chambered. The JSAR boys contacting the factory and got things in motion to correct the issues. JSAR made the decision to remove all the barrels of there stack at the time and chuck them up and to run their high end ream in the barrels to clean up the issue. Early testing was performed and the barrels were shoot much more consistent so there were discussion on how best to move forward. I was not necessarily a part of those discussions but I know there were talks of correct barrels that were already in the hands of HAWK owners.

    I leave the public relations work to the folks at JSAR but I know that I am going to be releasing an update to the HAWK demonstrating the performance post JSAR corrections. I can say that the mechanics and functionality of the HAWK afford it a huge fute as it relates to customising it to be whatever the shooter wants it to be. Besides the lead in issue, the rifle is a super solid platform that will be able to produce incredible energy reliability.

    Thanks,

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    Kudos! Looking forward to your first prototype and video result.

     

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    Currently, the best lens option readily available are from the boys at EagleVision Cam each of the photos is hyperlinks to the product page associated with them.

     

    Customised GOPRO 5-6-7 lens 12MP M12 12MM

    £89.00 ($115.85 USD)

     

     

    GOPRO 5-6-7 lens 4K M12 1/2.3” 12MM

    £34.99 ($45.55 USD)

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    I own ten (10) Discovery scopes and have had issues with two (2) that had intermittent side illumination switch issues. All the rest have been great performers. In my collection, I also have many Hawke, Athlon, Aztec, Bushnell, Nikon and UTG of all of them the brand that I have had to send back to be fixed more than any other has not been Discovery but it is one of the top three I've listed.

    The biggest take away I can give anyone as it relates to purchasing anything, is the dealer, rep or supplier. They make the difference in any purchase which when it comes to Discovery scopes, Airgun Optics Plus (Charlie Sexton) is the man. He is based in the US, he handles things correctly and truly earns your business. I'm not saying that the scopes that Charlie reps are somehow devoid of manufacturer issues, I'm saying that his initial review of the product eliminates 90% of the issues that exist in a warehouse parts picker type scenario. If you do have an issue, he handles it as you would handle it, he handles it.

    All manufacturers have their production issues but it is how those issues are addressed that make or break my allegiance with the product. I am the type of guy who supports good people doing good things even if it means I not part of the in-crowd doing the in-crowd thing. 

     

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    In doing this video I wanted to show the rifle as it shot out of the box with nothing being tweaked or modified other than thoroughly cleaning the barrel. I have since taken the barrel out and inspected the crown and the lead-in. While the crown did not look too bad, the lead-in was horrible. I will be working this lead-in and I am also waiting on some additional 218 sized slugs and will see what I get.  There are some photos of the stock crown and lead in below.

    Hey, guys, I will try and answer the questions posed and offer some additional information:

    @jimnm – It looks like the platform has a ton of potential.
    Hajimoto – I agree and that was my biggest takeaway with the Hawk.

    @redick – That thing doesn't like slugs at all and very picky on pellets.  Great review! maybe a different barrel would be beneficial.
    Hajimoto – It stacked those H&N 218 21gr slugs. 4 out of 5 in the same hole practically.

    @motorhead What came to mind immediately was the CHRONY attached to barrel/shroud.
    Hajimoto – I shot the rifle without the shroud, I used the stand for the radar which allowed for an independently supported arrangement and the same group results.

    @jwrabbit123 – nice review, I guess it is not ammo friendly, Maybe polishing barrel and checking crown would do it wonders.
    Hajimoto – I agree with you 100%, I plan on doing some serious barrel clean up and will be focusing on larger sized ammo.

     

    I will share my results once I attack this bad boy.

     

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    biohazardman

    Nice! But maybe too much fun?😉

    Is there such a thing?? LOL 😃

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    That is one hella nice looking Raptor!

    Congratulations!

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    Smooth hit!  Nice shooting! Great scope cam capture.

    Keep em coming ;)

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    Keep at it Knife! I have life all up in my way keeping me from play :(

     

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    Nice rat smack video! Keep em coming

     

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    Thebanker4

    Hey Haji, I noticed that as you increase the magnification the image gets significantly darker. How does this scope compare to the Discovery Vtt 6-24? I really like the reticle. How does the image look at 27x overall the scope seems great at that price point.

    Hey man, Scotchmo nailed it my dude. The reason i stopped at 24x is that is where I think the optical fade is at its limit.

    I would say it is on par with the VTT but I love the wider FOV offered by the 4.5.  So think of it as a 4.5-24×50 FFP. I will be talking about it as I put the Raptor through its paces at the range and during my review.

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    knifemaker

    for those that wonder, I may have over stepped  my bounds posting here in Haj's post. I did not intend to thread hijack, I simply wanted to wet some appetites while anxiously awaiting Haj's test and Vid's. I in no way do anywhere as nice a job of really showing the true virtues of an airgun the Haj. Does. He is a master at what he does.

    Haj. is a real Engineer, while I am just an  Air gun Loving Hack! ! ;<)

     

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    Brother Knife, you ain't hijacked sh!t
    You should know by now, that you are of the very limited group of cats that has no has no limits to what you say or do in my posts, conversation or otherwise.

    You are working a Raptor and this post was nothing more than my introduction to my Raptor mini. I intended this thread to be a thread that folks may ask questions which any and all Raptor information holders can contribute to, especially you.

    Its all love baby!  Besides we are all talking about keeping it real and I live that life.
    So if we are keeping it real, It will be years before I learn what you have forgotten bro

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    I spoke with Travis of JSAR as well as read the following Travis post on another forum.

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    @hoytwon – I have a lot to cover on this bad boy.
    @redick – The review is going to take a while but JSAR has placed a moratorium on orders as of 1/27/2020 so you'll have time.
    @centercut – Thank you sir.
    @campfussell – Me too! ;)
    @mercado – All I can say is the sooner the better as this will not disappoint.
    @molder – I know Knifemaker is going to be a .250 slinger so watch his posts as there are few that dig as deep as Knife.
    @knifemaker – Thanks Knife, I like the way she came out. You have covered a lot of ground with yours so far Knife and you are going to places that only design engineers visit  😉.
    @papy_yosh – A thing of beauty for sure. Working on the review and dodging the winter weather patterns here in the North East is certainly making for a demanding shooting schedule.
    @queequeg – Me too bud, me too.
    @lessmundane – I will be doing a lot of things with this sucka and capturing as much as I can on video while I do it. You will be there soon enough, hang in there.
    @loren – Yeah the parts were placed in different videos and photos like the easter eggs in Marvel films
    @zx10wall – Thank you and I am enjoying it so far.
    @steve123 – I completely understand your frustration with the too much information provided by some designers.
    @bobgm3 – Thanks I love the way it all came together in support of my Hajimoto Productions color scheme. Yes, slugs and pellets.
    @joekool – I agree, it really is Kool. The feature list offered for the price point of the Raptor mini is pretty hard to beat.
    @scotchmo – The cheat sheet says 10 click = 1 MOA but I have not physically confirmed that myself yet.

     

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