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    Saltlake58
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    As I understand it, the only difference between dreamlines and Impact accuracy is basically nothing.  The Impact puts out more power these days, is the flagship, gets upgrades first, but for accuracy, there really isn't much if any difference.

    However, 

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    Saltlake58
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    while back, someone was saying that the guns with barrels like the Impact without traditional lands and grooves do well for some reason.  look at anything in those categories that is adjustable.

    Only bad thing about an Impact is the number of O-Rings.  Something like half a zillion.  Maintenance and rebuilds require lots and lots of O-Ring replacements!

    Other than that, great guns

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    Impacts are habitually in the top 3 in competitions; however, it starts at $2150.  Others include FX Crown .30 600mm barrel – 

    Dreamlines will do the job as well, but they'll cost upwards of $1700 before it'll do what you want.  If $2000 is absolute top, go with the Crown.  If you can stretch to $2200, get a base Impact.

    good luck, way too many choices.  Other brands will shoot well, just that FX is the main brand I know.

     

     

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    Also, what do you mean by 2K?  Is that just for the gun?  Gun and scope?  Gun, scope and a tank?  

    Do you want to shoot slugs or pellets?  .22, .25 or .30?  What's your preference?

    As for what works, any FX will shoot MOA groups at 100 yards.  Other brands can do the same, I just don't have experience with them.  I have a Gen 1 Impact that will shoot 1 single ragged hole at 75 yards.  Only done that once, but the gun can outshoot me any day.

    Best is subjective, so more info needed

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    Saltlake58
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    $0.98

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    Just purchased a .22 Avenger rifle.  Tried slugs, but no go.  Just not enough power to get the lightest slug over about 850 fps (FX Hybrids).  tried 4 other slugs, all slower at maxed reg and maxed hammer spring.  Curiously, the tuning guide said I should get 5.5 rotations on the hammer spring before it maxes out, but I only get 4, could there be something on the inside of the gun holding the hammer spring back?

    many thanks up front.

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    I love good wood, but, like JayJay said, I don't want to damage a nice finish.  All my guns come with synthetic stocks now, just saves me the hassle of that first scratch.

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    I use this stuff on my Impact to find leaks: Amazon.com: CRC Aerosol Leak Detector, 18 Wt Oz : Automotive

    Evaporates within seconds to minutes.  For the leak, where is it leaking from?  From the regulator vent behind the trigger = regulator job.  that's probably the worst case scenario.  I replaced my reg a couple years ago, and I think the replacement was $40 from FX.  

    Other than that, just spray away and eventually you'll find it, and then should be able to identify the proper rings to replace

    You can tell if it is a Gen 1 by the logo on the block.  The spiral representing the smooth twist barrel was only on Gen 1's if I remember correctly.

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    .177 too small, .22 – lots and lots of choices of guns and ammo, .25, I like it for the power and the heavier projectile.  I shoot both, and like both.  Last two guns were both .22.  Next will probably be another .25.  I just like the two calibers.  Strictly personal choice,  oh, and .22 is cheapest.  

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    My main criteria was something super light.  While I probably should have tried rice, the beanbag refill was lighter yet.  Only problem is I have 98% of the refill left.  I have MD, and my right arm is getting where I can barely lift things like range bags, so I've tried to lighten everything I can.  Filling the bags with the beanbag refill means they only weigh a couple ounces, tops.

    If weight is not a factor, rice, peas, cork, airsoft bb's sand, cat litter, buckwheat hulls, and just about anything granular will work. 

    I love the ideas here, we've all had the same problem and come up with different answers!

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    I have the same bags as well.  I bought the beanbag filler Amazon.com: Big Joe Bean Refill 100L : Home & Kitchen.  Haven't had a chance to try out the bags, but they are incredibly light.  Hope to try them shortly

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    If it's the dowdy seal (rubber seal in a steel ring), these blow all the time.  I've replaced my dowdy seals multiple times.  Should be two extras in the parts kit that came with your kit.  I'd pick up extras.

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    Dizzums is correct.  Lots of shops that fill tanks will fill, allow to cool, then complete filling.  

    Basic laws of thermodynamics – when you compress air it creates heat, when you release that air, things get cold.  Last time I emptied a tank by just opening the valve, it had frost on the valve by the time the tank was empty. 

     

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    Take care of your YH and it'll last.  Mine is around 3 years old now.  I've had to rebuild it and replace seals, but it just keeps going.  Great investment.

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    I have an old Bogen (now owned by Manfrotto) tripod, from a thrift store, with an antique fluid head.  From there I purchased a swiss Arca to Tripod adapter setup on Amazon.  The tripod is strong enough for me to sit on, the fluid head hasn't been available for years, it's a true antique but it works.  Total cost probably under $50,

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    All I can say is, Thank heavens for the FX Master Class series on YouTube.  Saved my bacon more than once.  Thanks FX and Earnest!

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    Nice job.  I find the regulators the easier part.  That blasted O-Ring on the inside of the gun housing is my nemesis (Gen 1 guns).  I believe the MKII guns have the same O-Ring.  Next, it's time to replace the O-Ring inside the bottle.  It's even deeper than the regulator O-Ring.

    Good on ya for getting this done.  It's a necessary maintenance item but can be daunting to many

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    Many of us have Marauders.  excellent gun!  

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    I think Biohazardman has the right idea.  Polish when needed, clean when needed, shoot always.

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    Not to be a wet blanket, but what about weight?  Typically, harder woods are heavier woods.  Example, if you can believe what I found on the Internet Lumber and Hardwood Weight Calculator – Inch Calculator says that

    ebony is around 5.5 pounds per board foot.

    Birch is about 3 pounds per board foot.

    Walnut is about 3 pounds per board foot.

    I guess I'm trying to say, if you are on the bench harder and heavier is good.  If you are field walking, maybe pick a lighter, reasonably hard wood for the stock.

    It seems that the bench, where you are least likely to dent ding or otherwise damage a stock is where the harder woods excel, while woods walking where one is most likely to dent ding or otherwise damage a stock is where a lighter, therefore softer stock would excel.  It's an oxymoron.

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