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    zx10wall

    For those interested, you can buy the power plenum from Ernest here:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Taipan-Vetern-Reg-Tube-Exterson/23341931000

     

    Are these still available..looks like the listing has expired? 

    Looked on Ernest's website but didn't see them either…

     

     

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    Thx.  That’s what I needed to know.  

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     Cool video 👍

     

    Did something similar a year ago.  6 shots.  One shot per week for six weeks.  Edgun.30.  3 JSB 44.75 and 3 PolyMags.  Distance was 20yds.  
     

     

    Brilliant minds think alike.  😉

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    If your Edgun is the STD length, you could order a Marauder barrel from Crosman.  They’re 20” and you could have someone cut and thread as required.  Not a LW but…

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    I could be mistaken but I think the .177 and .22 had CZ and the .25 came with LW barrels. 

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    If you added a power plenum, wouldn’t that expose the fill port?

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    I’ve seen something similar.  There are white herons like you see around ponds, but in the park back our house they’ve learned that gophers are a tasty treat.  Kinda cool to watch.  They stand super still..then zap..skewered gopher.   A short wait to make sure it’s expired, the a quick flip an down the hatch.  
     

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    Airguns: like a specific pellet at a specific power setting. 

    Archery: bows like a specific arrow spine at a specific draw weight.

    Airguns: can make adjustments to get a pellet/slug to fly at a specific FPS via regulator or hammer spring adjustments.

    Archery: bow draw weight can be adjusted (via limb bolts) to change the arrow FPS. 

    Airguns: changing pellet weight changes velocity and noise signature.   

    Archery: adding arrow weight makes the bow more efficient..IE more energy is transferred to the arrow leaving less energy to cause vibration (noise) in the bow.

    Airgun: scope must be mounted so reticle vertically aligns with the axis of the bore.

    Archery: The frame that holds the sight/scope/pins must be aligned so the sight/scope/pins are over the arrow center line. 

    Airguns:  you can use the scope reticle mil/moa hash marks for different distances.. dial the scope vertical turret to a specific distance..or attach a yardage tape to the turret.

    Archery; you can use a multi-pin sight each set at a different range.. dial a target sight to a specific distance..or attach a sight tape the frame of a moveable pin sight.

     

    Lots of similarities…

     

    And yep..Frankenbows rock. 😉

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    Waiting sucks but it could've been the color you selected?   Gold might not be as popular as silver, red or black so there are more parts IDK.  

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    LOL…since they pellets could be sold in Kali, I'm suprised the label doesn't mention not to eat them or that they're a possible choking hazard.

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    @jack.K

    OK I was looking at the part the wrong way.  I see how it would go.  Doh!

    @joer

    I purchased my R5 used on the AGN classifieds so it had a battery installed.  Not sure if the previous owner swapped it out.  For me it lasted around 8 months.  We'll see how long the Energizer goes.  As soon as I popped the battery in, the EDMU went thru its startup routine.  I guess the loose part wasn't critical..yet.

     

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    Jack.K

    The little black plastic thing was glued to the circuit board to protect the 4 wires. 

    Thx Jack.  It does look like something to hold or separate wires, though my part looks slightly different than the one in your pic.  

    @heavy-impact and mtnGhost

    Yep.  The Maxell pictured is the battery that died.  Replacement is an Energizer.  

    I'll hang on to the part and glue it back on when the Energizer goes bad.   Kind of a pain to blow the cover off with compressed air…that's probably what knocked the part loose in the first place.  Must be an easier way to get the cover off and gain access to the circuit board.   

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    From a legal standpoint, whether you can shoot airguns in a specific town/city depends on the ordinances they have in place.  Airguns are NOT firearms, so an ordinance must be written specifically to prohibit airgun use.  

    A police officer cannot legally enforce a law or ordinance unless they have personally witnessed that law or ordinance being broken.  They cannot operate on hearsay.  If a neighbor complains about your airgun use and a police officer arrives to question you, ask if there is a specific ordinance that may have been broken.  Ask the officer if he witnessed or heard something that lead him to believe you broke a law. Be polite!  You aren't under any obligation to answer questions that may incriminate you.  Again, be polite and just decline to answer if need be.

    If you have neighbors that are "members", be discreet and don't shoot a loud airgun or use a backstop that creates noise.  Most towns have noise ordinances, but there is usually a distance limit..IE it's only considered objectionable if it can be heard at further than X feet.  Know the rules and how play within them.  If you have a neighbor that complains, shoot when they aren't at home.  They can't complain about what they cannot hear or see.  

    That said, I usually have to drive to a friend's place or to National Forest. 

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    I haven't seen any videos for getting the valve out. I want to get in there soon, am I right in thinking that the first step is removing the snap ring on the air cylinder side?

    watched this and the 2nd video he has  not sure it's what you need  

    unfortunately not English 

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    Your find is similar to the trend in 3D archery…faster faster faster..lighter arrows more draw weight more velocity.  But faster doesn't necessarily translate to better groups.  Very cool find and nice group.  Hope the new tune works out.  

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    When I was out shooting last Sunday, I was zeroing in my standard and shorty. I shot ~4 mags in the Vet and 2 in the Mutant. I refilled the Vet and reloaded the magazines. I cocked the lever back and inserted the magazine, closed the catch, and as I started closing the lever the rifle goes off.

    No idea what the root cause was with the veteran's engagement failures. The Taipan manual states these rifles should not be operated under 5C, and it was 4C that afternoon at 2700' ASL – I was technically operating the rifle outside of the manufacturer's guidelines.

    Interesting that both airguns seemed to function OK for a certain amount of time in the cold, then had issues.  Kind of points to a design flaw..IDK?  I guess when you think about it, it makes sense.  The guns went from your warm house to a warm car, then to a bench(?) out in ~39F degrees (4C).  The receiver is aluminum, the set screws are one type of steel, the linkage and sears are another type of hardened steel; all having different expansion/contraction ratios.  Another issue could be condensation.  When warm metal cools, it sometimes get condensation buildup.  The combination of contraction and condensation could make for some interesting interactions.

    Seems kind of coincidental the the manufacturer set the min temp at 5C and you experienced issues at 4C.

    The online pic of the Veteran mechanism show the linkage pretty well.  Not so much how the cocking lever linkage interacts or moves relative to the trigger mechanism.  Could be the contraction of the receiver pulled part of the cocking linkage close enough to the trigger linkage to “bump” the sear?  Speculation.  Seems like the clearances would have to extremely tight for that to occur.

    I’d be really interested to hear what, if anything you discover about your Taipans.

    I believe the R5M and Lelya both have a direct hammer block safety. Another reason I love me some Edguns.

    Actually, the Edguns can have issues when you set the triggers really light and then try to set the safety.  A friend and I were tuning and adjusting our R5s and we had the pant-loading experience of a R5 .30 set for 80fpe discharge in his shop.  Fortunately not loaded…but the loudness of that volume of compressed air escaping in a closed shop is pretty exciting.  It did blow some chit off his work bench though.  

    Long story short, our triggers are now set to ~2.5lbs and neither of us use the safety when hunting.  He decocks when there’s a round in chamber and I just don’t load until I intend to shoot.  That said, at the 2.5lb weight we’ve never had setting the safety cause a discharge. 

    This isn't meant as a dig on the Edguns..love mine and will probably never sell..but every brand is going to have its own idiosyncrasies..hopefully we find them and let others know about them and remain safe in the process.

    Merry Christmas all!

     

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    What is the twist rate in the bbl from your RS?  Do you know how it compares with the TJ twist rate?

    Pretty impressive group.  

    If I remember from your other post, the RS bbl is 19.5" and unchoked..correct?

     

     

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    There's a lot of farming and ranching south of Carson City.  Near where the 50 coming down from Lake Tahoe meets the 395.  The further south you go the more you'll see.  Short drive from Tahoe except in snow.  

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    You sure that's not Igor from Young Frankenstein?

     

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    Chairgun has generic reticles you can pick..you just need to know whether the reticle is Mil or MOA. 

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