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    I’d like to put in my vote for the Gladius.22 That was my first new buy and It is an awesome little rifle. I can sit on my back porch sipping a beverage and shoot at power level 1 with enough power to kill a sparrow but yet not enough to go through the plastic Purple Martin house. Or I can easily switch to 2 for dove or starling.
    At those power levels my neighbor cannot hear anything at all. Then i can go all the way up to 4 for a backyard coon and still be very quite. at level 5 and 6 it starts to get loud enough that someone outside next door MIGHT hear it, but i have taken rabbit at 90 to 100yrds with it.

    Whatever you pick, i would like to congratulate you. Have fun!

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    You’re a blessed man. Congrats brother!

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    Yes AJ 81gr JSB.

    JD, thanks again. My buddy is a happy guy.

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    I totally agree that something needs to be done to protect the site from scammers,…
    That being said, just a couple weeks ago a post was deleted because it sure seemed to good to be true.  But lucky for me i managed to get the guys phone and e-mail before it got deleted.
    I now own 2 blackbirds with $400 worth of accessories for only $800.

    My point is, that sometimes people need to unload something at a discount price.  Some of the responsibility should be on the buyer to make sure the seller isn’t about to give him a prostate exam with shovel.

    Just my opinion!

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    I’m one of the guys in the post that tkerrigan posted a link to.
    Mine is consistently putting out around 230’# of energy. And my best / most accurate bullet so far is Mr hollowpoint 140g.
    I tried some 81g JSBs today but I had to tune it way down to make them fly straight. Where is the fun in that?
    I have some Aeromagnum test ammo on the way and I’m very hopeful about it.
    Until just recently I was getting 1″ groups at 50yrds. Lately that had gone to about a 2.5″ group. I’m sure it’s just a dirty barrel or loose scope mount or something.
    But it will put the smack down on varmits and rabbits and hogs. It’s one hell of a gun.

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    Done!

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    Baxter, I’ve made a deal and waiting a PayPal address.
    But I might send it to you for a tune if you’re interested.

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    pm sent on bt65

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    Good Luck!

    I wish there was a club or events close to me so that i had someone to learn tips and tricks from but i’m out here in BFE.

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    I own one and i love it. I have the 22 long with a Huma Regulator set at about 140 bar. I can sit in my back yard and shoot starlings and pests at power level 2 which pushes a 16g diablo at 551 fps or i can go rabbit hunting and shoot at level 6 which throws the same pellet at 912. Ithink i will tune it up a little to get the power level 1 to where power level 2 is now and see what happens.
    At 20 yards (as far as i can shoot across my yard) it keeps one ragged hole.

    It weighs just a little more than i thought it would but it is very balanced and shoulders very nice. I am getting a bit older and can’t hold as steady as i could as a younger man but the weight helps steady that and i have taken several birds off hand.
     

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    Thanks for the warning Stoeger but I’m way beyond any warranty compliance. But I was thinking more along the lines of a different gun possibly a custom 6.5mm with a bullet that has a very high BC.

    Again, this is all speculative for now.

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    Nice explication T.O. That is an explanation that i can understand  Please understand that all on my experiences are with powder burners, but with those type of barrels there is lots of work done on throats, distance of bullets to lands etc.
    If i really wanted to delve deep into this I would have questions about possibly seating the bullet up against the lands so that it caused the pressure to build in the barrel before the bullet started down the barrel. that might help overcome some of the issues you mentioned but i’m not going to get that deep into it yet.
    I do have some jacketed .357 and 9mm bullets for my pistols so i might give those a try just as an experiment.

    On the same line of thinking, my 357 has a pretty aggressive lip where the lands start. I wonder if tapering that throat a little bit would improve the soft lead bullets travel down the barrel?

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    So lets say my 357 cal bullpup was to receive a new high quality barrel that was just as good as any powder burner, would it be ok then?

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    Thanks for the reception Thurman.
    by looking at the map i feel like i’m all alone out here. If you every want to come down this way and shoot, just let me know.

    Bull, I think you’ll like it here, everyone seems nice and helpful. I‘m not a target shooter, but i too was surprised at the accuracy of the new PCP’s.
    Oh and Thank you for your service.

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    I bought a Hatsan AT44 QE long with my 20% discount, but when it came in it had a bent barrel shroud and the regulator had not been installed. They were happy to send me another one, and I liked the gun, but I took it as an omen that it wasn’t the gun for me. So I had them send me the new Gladius instead. Absolutely love it!

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    Howdy folks my name is Matt, I’m a small business owner in San Angelo Texas. Or at least that’s who I act like I am on TV.
    I’m a former Marine, lucky husband, proud father of 5 and avid shooter.
    I’ve been shooting for about 39 years, but only into high power air rifles for about 4 months now. My first purchase was a Benjamin Bulldog .357 (if you don’t count my Ruger break barrel I’ve had for years).
    I had so much fun with that, I had to get one I could shoot in the back yard. So now I have a Hatsan Gladius .22 too.
    I like to do my own gunsmithing, as most of Marine shootist brothers do. So if you will see ask unorthodox questions from time to time it’s because I like to push the limits.

    PLEASE!!! tell me of I’m doing something stupid! I might not listen to you, but it’s worth a try.

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