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    Blackpaw

    I have a chance to get a pretty good deal on a new Taipan Veteran Compact / Short , originally I was going for .22 cal and they won’t be in stock for a while.  So the shop offered me a discount on what they do have in stock, a 25 cal version Taipan Compact / Short and it is brand new.  

    if you think it is worth getting.

    Well..if you decide not to go through with the purchase, could you please PM me the name and phone number of the dealer that has it in stock?

    Yep..definitely worth getting.

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    Not faulting the poster of the video, but the visuals in this are absolutely awful.  They perpetuate the 1960 Outdoor Life depictions of rifle trajectory.  A bullet never “rises” above the line-of-bore (LOB)..ever.  

    LOB constitutes the launch angle of the projectile.  Under normal shooting conditions, a projectile begins dropping immediately upon leaving the barrel.

    The line-of-sight (LOS) is normally above the LOB.   LOS must be set at a downward angle relative to LOB so that the LOS intersectS the projectile trajectory at some point..or points.  How you set the LOS determines whether you have one or two intersections.   

    With the Field Target method described by Tom, you are locating the single point LOS intersects the trajectory.  Not sure what this single point is called in rifle shooting, but in archery it is referred to as your “High Pin” (HP) distance.  HP can be calculated from sight geometry..peep height above arrow and peep or eye distance to your front pin At full draw..and the velocity/trajectory of the arrow.  There’s no reason the single zero distance could not be calculated for an airgun.  

    When you have a near zero and a far zero..two points of LOS on the trajectory, the near zero distance always has a far zero distance that intersects the LOS.  The mid-points between the near/far zeros are always above..impact higher..than point of aim.  The advantage to a near/far zero for hunting is that you can pick a near zero that optimizes the mid-points that are within a “hit-window”..plus or minus an amount..say 0.5”..from your LOS.  Chairgun has a tool that helps you pick the optimal near zero base on a target size you specify.  

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    Cow Bird Anatomy 101…the Cliff Notes version.  😉

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    R5 .30 Edguns waiting for ground squirrels at 194 yards. 

    And yes, with accurate holdover and wind doping calls, connecting at that distance is possible.  😁 

    I made the ranging and wind calls and my buddy, Scott, connected on shot 2.  

    Great memories.

     

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    A double lung shot always results in a dead animal.  I read a study that said a deer sized animal on average expires in 18 seconds when a double lung shot occurs with a firearm.  The animal is essentially stunned from the energy dump then dies from asphyxiation.  Similar thing happens when a deer is double lunged with an arrow but there is no energy transfer..just cutting.  .My experience is that the arrow takes less than 18 seconds because there is a lot of hemorrhaging that causes the animal to pass out prior to it running out of air.  How an animal reacts to a double lung pellet hit depends on the pellet design and how much energy is transferred.
     

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    Something I noticed this summer..on CA ground squirrels

    I previously used a  .22 P-Rod at around 10FPE shooting 16gr JSB. Every single squirrel whether a head or heart/lung shot was DRT. No radical floppy stuff with the head shots either just PFFFT plop flop.  None moved more than a couple inches.

    i just switched to a Leshiy in .25 shooting 25.4 JSBs at around 29FPE.  Regardless of shot location head or heart/lung there has not been a single DRT event.  All shots hit vitals and were pass throughs. They all died but managed to move 5 to 30 feet prior to expiring. The head shots resulted in the classic flip flop and tail helicoptering.  

    My take on these observations is that the .22 expended most of it’s energy inside the squirrel versus the .25 leaving most of it’s energy in the backstop. 
     

    Maybe an HP or PolyMag in .25 would have different results..IDK

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    Check to make sure you didn’t accidentally toggle fro yards to meters.

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    Thanks folks.  I was looking for an inexpensive replacement for a Leshiy barrel.  I measured the one I have at 12mm/0.470".  

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    I have an R5 Standard .30. As has been mentioned, easy to work on, reliable, accurate. It is my “squirrel hammer”.  I can let it sit for weeks at a time and it will shoot to the same POI.  I did a “six week group”..1 shot per week over a 6 week period..and it was a single hole at 20 yards.  That was mixing PolyMags and JSBs.

     The only negative for me has been a micro-leak in the EDMU gauge…an o-ring that can’t be reached without a special tool. For some the placement of the bolt handle is an issue..It isn’t for me..depends on how you shoulder the gun. The R5M doesn’t have this issue. 

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    Very Good Scope for the price point..

    Vortex Diamondback Tactical 6-24×50 w/EBR2 MRAD reticle

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    The sorting machines being decommissioned are for 1st class mail.  The reason is simple.  Since 2001, 1st class mail volume has decreased nearly 50%.  If you don't have something to sort there is no reason to keep more machines than are required.  By cutting machines, you can also cut the technician jobs of the people that do the machine servicing.  The job cuts piss off union members that belong to one of the five unions the USPS has.

    Over-time is not being cut..check on Snopes.

    The budget has been set and is established by the House "D" and the budget in place goes through 2021.  Any complaints about being underfunded land in the lap of who controls the House, as they define spending.

    The USPS has been losing money at the rate of ~3 billion per quarter..mostly because they are not allowed to increase rates unless allowed by the Postal Commission and are required to pre-fund future retirees' health benefits.

    The United States Postal Regulatory Commission is run by political appointees that serve for 6 year terms.  Based on the term expirations of the current PRC board, it has only been "R" controlled for the last 2 years.

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    Well…I understand now why they need an extra 25 billion.  They need to purchase bigger crushing..I mean “sorting”..machines.  😉

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    Assuming your scope height is similar to what my Veteran was with medium rings..about2.4”.. when you zero at such a close distance, it’s the same as if you were to zero for a really long distance..like 85 yards. 

    If you take the advice above to zero at 20 yards that will put you really close to a good spot   
     

    If you sight in to be about 1” low at 10 yards, you will be within -0.3 at 15 yards and +0.3 at 33 yards and -0.3 again at 46 yards so your “hit window” of 0.6” covers roughly 30 yards

     

     

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    Probably the same agency logic that in California says you need a hunting license for "non-game animals".  IDK.  Seriously you'd think there would be no season or bag limit for invasives. 

    Unless of course, the native red tree squirrels might have a genetic mutation that sometimes makes them "gray".

     

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    kaylaindy

    Hi,

        Just got a used R5. …in addition to the safety being stuck in the fire position

    I think the safety will only operate when the gun is cocked.

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    dc8cappie

    Not to change the subject, but, my ChairGun pro tape length does not match turret diameter after print, to short. I can’t find out where the error is. I did the math and came up with the ratio needed to correct the printing error. Checked the printer profile and can’t see anything causing the problem. Can anyone help or suggest places to look?

    It could be something as simple as the printer DPI not matching what the Chairgun output format is.

    If Chairgun has the option to print/save to a PDF format, "print" the tape to a .PDF file, and then print the .PDF file.  

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    Thanks all!   Ordered some from McMaster-Carr.

     

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    Update on the DHL shipping..   Supposed to arrive Monday August 3rd.

    Well..it arrived today..LOL!!!

    So it was ordered July 28th and arrived July 31st.   From Canada to SoCal. Just jaw dropping.

    Something to keep in mind when other shops are complaining about the difficulties of COVID.

    A big THANK YOU to Wes @ Airgun & Archery Fun!!

     

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    kelly1

    Carm makes a grip extension and brown makes two grips fyi

     

    Will have to give that a look.

    Dairyboy

    Yeah you can get 3d printed AR style grips for the Leshiy but there not AK grips either

    Thx.  I might just break out the Sherline mill I have and make an adapter.  Probably be easier than hacking on the FAB I just bought.

    Well…I needed a diversion.  LOL.

     

     

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    JadedC

    I’m pretty sure the original leshiy has a custom grip that isn’t ar/ak.

    Yep.  That would make sense.  I probably have a Gen1 Classic Leshiy. 

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