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    The MP40 came today.  I tried the dust devil BBs first on semi auto and they are pretty much a no go unless you only put 8-10 in the mag.  They choke up the neck as they aren't smooth and since the mag double stacks, they bind up.  The gun was confused that it had bbs when it didn't so it kept firing CO2 air shots with no bbs coming out.  I cleaned out what was left and loaded hornady blacks and burned about 1.5 mags before I ran out of gas.  I opened it up to discover that I had only punched through one CO2 cartridge but the other was really really close but not quite punctured.  On the second attempt, I continued tightening the co2 plug screw until I felt it bottom out and then just snugged it and that did the trick.  I ran 3 full mags on full auto and tore the center out of a target at 7 yards (that's all I've got indoors) into a metal trap.

      

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    I went ahead and ordered an MP40 using the 10% off coupon for air gun depot.  I got some hornady black BBs and some dust devils.  I've read they ARE magnetic so theoretically they should feed.  I use a teflon dry lubricant for my reloading equipment… I'll be checking for burrs or rough edges on the magazine and sand/buff them out and then wet it down good with the teflon lube, let it dry completely, then I'll give the dust devils a go.  The magazine in the MP40 appears to be the biggest of the lot other than the steel storm which I don't like the looks of at all and, of course, the $600+ option.    I decided the 179 route wasn't as risky.  We'll see.

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    I bought a 2300s by crosman.  You can get it direct and use the agnation discount code to get it pretty cheap.  It's super accurate and the velocity is pretty good.  It's on the higher end of plinkers for sure.

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    Fully autto bb guns look like So Much Fun!
    One that always caught my eye – no longer sold in the US is the Drozd Blackbird..

    Every once in a while, they'll pop up on eBay – One of these days, one will be mine..  haha

    There's a member here that had one up for grabs, and posted in the classifieds:  =) 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/wts-new-in-box-drozd-2-blackbird-400-rd-e-hopper-rare/
     

    I have a Drozd Blackbird I will post on classifieds someday, if you are interested message me.  It’s used but in great condition.  These guns are tons of fun. 

    Very cool! 
    Right now [winter in NY] I'm limited to shooting indoors, so no fully-auto toys for me just yet..
    It's bad enough trying to find and clean up all of the pellets in the room where my targets are..
    I couldn't imagine having to clean up after emptying the hopper on a fully auto.  hahaha
    Thanks for the heads up!  If/when the time comes,  I'll have to pester you.
    Glad to hear that you've been enjoying it!  They really do look like they'd be a blast to shoot!

    Sam –

    That thing is wicked.  I found a company selling these new online with the full auto mod and the barrel shroud.  $600 is the going rate new.  If you google search it you can find it.  Their return policy is a bit strict but they at least state they will repair.  That said, moving into the "high end" should include the Air Ordnance SMG .22 Pellet Belt Fed system.  I wouldn't call a system that involves spending $600 for the firearm plus hundreds more for a tank and accessories to load/shoot/power it as "fun" any more.  With a coupon code, the first two I mentioned (Crosman SBR and the MP40) are under $200 with a coupon code as are most others mentioned in this thread.

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    Fully autto bb guns look like So Much Fun!
    One that always caught my eye – no longer sold in the US is the Drozd Blackbird..

    Every once in a while, they'll pop up on eBay – One of these days, one will be mine..  haha

    There's a member here that had one up for grabs, and posted in the classifieds:  =) 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/wts-new-in-box-drozd-2-blackbird-400-rd-e-hopper-rare/
     

    I have a Drozd Blackbird I will post on classifieds someday, if you are interested message me.  It’s used but in great condition.  These guns are tons of fun. 

    Very cool! 
    Right now [winter in NY] I'm limited to shooting indoors, so no fully-auto toys for me just yet..
    It's bad enough trying to find and clean up all of the pellets in the room where my targets are..
    I couldn't imagine having to clean up after emptying the hopper on a fully auto.  hahaha
    Thanks for the heads up!  If/when the time comes,  I'll have to pester you.
    Glad to hear that you've been enjoying it!  They really do look like they'd be a blast to shoot!

    Sam –

    That thing is wicked.  I found a company selling these new online with the full auto mod and the barrel shroud.  $600 is the going rate new.  If you google search it you can find it.  Their return policy is a bit strict but they at least state they will repair.

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    Thanks for all the responses!  To sum it up, I'm not wedded to a rifle or pistol but I'd like the following in no particular order:

    • High capacity so that a burst lasts longer than a second
    • Decent accuracy so I can hit targets reasonably well at 10 yards and under
    • Reliability
    • Ideally would shoot frangibles as I have a bunch of metal targets that spin, collapse, tree, etc. and I'd like to be able to assault them in full auto for grins
    • decent "simulation"
    • relatively easy to load the mag quickly when the mag holds the CO2

     

    I have quite a number of powder burners in all shapes and sizes so I don't need to replicate that.  I just want to have a bit of fun.

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    spysir

    There are no 1st gen marauders with an LW barrel from the factory. 

    You would want to check for yourself but I do believe all crosman warranties  are fully transferable so you should have several years factory warranty buying any of the regulated models.

     

    John

    They specifically state in their warranty that it is only for the original purchaser – both the standard and purchased lifetime warranty.  It is crystal clear in their documentation.  I'm looking at the 2nd gen with the cheek riser.  It's 629 but with the airgun nation 25% crosman code, it comes down to about 475.  That's the newer crosman barrel, is it not?  I've read the newer barrel, while not LW, is still really good… 

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    Thanks for the feedback… I think I'll lean toward a new field and target with the 25% off since it has their newer barrel.  Crosman has it for $629 and 25% off brings it down to $471.  As far as .177 vs .22 vs .25, I'm just going to shoot paper and spinning targets.  I have a 2300S and I will shoot that, too and I don't want to damage the spinners and other reactive targets so I need to be careful on FPE for the range fun.  I'm on 5 acres and will eventually have a bunch of targets under a cover to protect them from rain and a couple of shooting positions for pistol and rifle.

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    I'm still out there shopping.  I got a nice christmas bonus so I'm going to get what I want.  After tons and tons of research, it just doesn't seem a true big bore can be quieted down to a neighbor friendly level.  That said, I'm on 5 acres and my closest are at least 200 yards.  I think at this point I'm going to go back to my original plan…. Airforce Texan SS.  I know I'll get 4 or 5 shots right on target if I'm going to eliminate a predator or feral hog.  I'll get a 4500 carbon fiber tank and an inline regulator so I can target practice without charging over and over.

    Looking around it seems like the "demolition ranch" setup is about the best price possible and I get pretty much everything I need.  I have a local scuba shop that will fill for free (brother) but I haven't yet verified if they can do 4500.  If not, I'll have to get 3442 HP steel tanks and get a couple of them instead.  They'll fill about 10 times and if I have 2, I'll have about the same number of refills and he can take one back and forth while I'm using the other.

    Is there a forum vendor that will match/beat the demo ranch setup that can be found online?  I'd prefer to support forum vendors…

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    Seth0764

    Take a good look at Ataman 11 shots on the regulator 7 round magazine for pellets get a single shot tray from pit bull airguns and some tomahawks .355 from Aeromagmun. Mine is very accurate. I think its everything thing you are looking for.

    Thank you Setho… That looks like a great solution.  I watched a couple of videos and wow, first 9 or 10 shots are right at 908 FPS or so with almost no variation.  How far off from POI are the tomahawks from the Exacts when you shoot?  I'll be adding a DonnyFL moderator to it as well so there's that.  I have a family member that works at a scuba shop and can fill SCBA tanks to 4500 so I'll be looking for two of those that are newer date stamp so I have have one to fill and one to use… 

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    Feral only – hog and coyote.  I won't be shooting deer on the property…  I was unaware of the 215FPE requirement.  Perhaps I need to look at the .452 calibers.  I want to keep it subsonic and suppressed so that I don't have a "crack".  The reason for the built-in regulator is that I will shoot a lot of paper.  Primary role will just be target and fun.  Secondary will be hogs/coyote.  The problem is that it MUST perform the hog/coyote job well.  It can't be an afterthought or "maybe".  The idea behind a regulator is to be able to keep POI from shot to shot target-like.  I'm a pretty good shot with my current rifles and have no trouble putting a bullet in an earhole at 150 yards as long as the rifle/ammo combo is capable of that kind of accuracy.  I'd like to have that same level of accuracy out to 100 if possible.  I know with subsonic it's an artillery lob but with a properly zeroed bullet drop reticle I'm fine doing the required hold under/over.

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