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    WorriedMan
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    FishHawk,

        Celebrated a year membership in April, this forum has spared me much aggravation.  With limited experience, I offer help as I can, that's all anyone expects. Treat fellow members with respect and kindness and try not to take things too seriously, was some good advice given a year back.  Best to You and Yours, WM   

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    Fishhawk,

      It's just what FX seems to do.  I never knew of a 25-round re-design until seen on this forum.  Was lost as to the reason for the mis-feeds with my FX .25 M3, but FX-USA, upon notification, gladly sent a 25-round re-design, under warranty, after receiving copy of original receipt.  According to what I've read on this forum, FX will replace any mis-feeding 28-round .25 magazines, with the 25-round re-designs, but won't replace 28-rounders that are functioning.  Use your 25-rounder until if, or when, you ever come up against the problem that caused a further re-design to a 23-rounder, then contact FX-USA.  Best of Luck, WM

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      The internal gunk I witnessed, caused by moisture, was green and slimy, guess it would eventually have changed to rust color.  Thanks for posting, nice reminder for everyone, pumping moisture into any PCP, entry level to top shelf, is a bad idea. WM 

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      Not a slug shooter either, my 28-round OEM .25 FX magazine mis-fed badly, FX replaced with 25-round re-design, under warranty.  Replaced 28-round OEM wheel with Orion 25-round wheel, both 25-round mags work flawlessly.  My guess is new 23-round re-design might be for more effective slug feeding.  WM

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    Professor,

        That was a great review of one cool gun.  I'd buy one, without question, if they made them again.  My PCPs and Yong Heng have spoiled me for hand pumpers, but, in this case, I'd make an exception!  Thanks for close-ups and operational instructions, it really helps to understand the gun better.  Power, accuracy, cool looks and ease of repair, can't ask for much more.  I think all your videos belong in the Library of Congress, who is ever going to be around to remember all you've shared?  WM

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    peebrainz,

        Look for a recent thread regarding a HILL MK5 hand pump problem, I've posted a pic of my Yong Heng set-up.  The coalescing filter is the copper-colored one by the wall.  The thread is active and can be found on the same page as yours in the General Discussion forum section.  WM

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    peebrainz,

        Go to eBay and search PCP Compressor filter.  Best one I've found is a coalescing filter ($125) isn't really a filter, no media, just a multi-chambered tube that takes in air at top, directs to bottom, then clean, dry air exits, at top, leaving heavier oil and water molecules on the bottom to be vented.  Amazed at how good a job mine does with Yong Heng.  WM

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    Dawg,

       Filters are pretty common for PCP compressor use.  Copper-colored coalescing filter (eBay) is around $125.  Not really a filter, has no media, just internal chambers that direct air down, then back up to exit, trapping heavier oil and water molecules at the bottom.  Small black "cotton-insert" filter came with Yong Heng, long gold filter (eBay) has plastic three-media canister insert and burst disc, around $90.  Blue "cotton-insert" filter (eBay) was bought for hand pump, now serving on Yong Heng.  Head to eBay and search PCP compressor filters and check them out.  Pretty sure you'll recognize them.  

    LeadandAirFun,

       Don't know fun until you fire up one of these set-ups and fill your PCP!  My shooting practice is similar, my concern was damaging my expensive PCP collection with introduced moisture.  I've seen the green, slimy gunk and the corrosion it causes, don't ever want to see it again.  WM   

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    Dawg,

         First started into PCPs with a $50 Chinese handpump and a $310 Umarex Gauntlet.  Even with an extra "cotton-insert" inline filter, still managed to add moisture to the gun.  Next PCP was an FX Wildcat MK3, a strenuous handpump workout and fears of moisture damage, led to a $272 investment in a Yong Heng.  I've six PCPs now and all are fed the most filtered, driest air I can manage.  Here's my set-up, the filters are as follows; copper-colored coalescing, black "cotton-insert," gold "three-media insert," and blue "cotton-insert."  I fill guns on higher shelf to make it harder for moisture to reach, however, frequent checks of cotton insert in black filter, so far, reveals only a dry and clean condition.  WM      

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    Professor,

        As far as the coolness factor, the Precise Minuteman ranks right up there.  I was shocked by the accuracy, as well, my guess is a rifled barrel.  Your gunsmithing skills came in handy, that rear sight looks factory fresh. Like to see it with a scope, possible follow-up video with outdoor range shooting?  That nicely finished stock makes the whole package just pop.  Thanks for another great look back, WM

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    Patrol881,

      Thank you, sir, credit belongs to Biohazardman, mine is just a modification of his set-up.  That's my Uragan, on the blanket, shelf above the Yong Heng, best to keep items for filling up high, hardest for moisture to reach.  A 10 " box fan, tied with shoelace to rubber feet of Yong Heng, keeps compressor amazingly cool.  Used velcro to fasten digital temperature display to shelf, impossible to see, otherwise.  (Temp display normally snaps in top of compressor.)  The copper-colored coalescing filter and long gold filter are resting on lip of shelf, cable ties just hold to posts.  Had to use pipe insulating foam between post and gold filter to make room for bottom black filter and upper blue one to install without being forced against post.  Used 3/4" plywood base, cut to fit, helps to stabilize the compressor vibrations.  Not a permanent water system, after use I set bucket by washing machine and dump in on wash day.  (No small children in my household, so no drowning hazard.)  Funny shaped black thing stuck on side of Yong Heng is vibration-activated hour meter.  Sticks on with double-sided tape, no screws or wiring, has three-year battery, $20 something on eBay.  My pleasure to share these ideas, hope they help, WM

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    Nick,

          Double check the choke on the .22 700mm, I was under the impression only the .30 700mm was unchoked in the V3.  WM

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    Birddog,

        Certainly agree, it's your money, spend as you feel best.  My "hobby" dollars are limited, so, have to watch carefully.  Krales won't charge tax and shipping is very reasonable, agreed, the Import Duty is $66, but, the couple hundred in savings could go towards a scope, air compressor or a host of other "essentials."  Best of Luck, WM 

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    Birddog,

         Charlie Frear's (Georgia Airguns) "Overstock Clearance" thread is currently on page two of General Discussion section, states all guns are $1,500 each.  Just checked Krales (Netherlands) website, there are no Synthetic-stock Uragan Compacts available, but standard size synthetics are.  Walnut-stocked Uragans are also for sale but higher price than synthetics.  Standard synthetic-stock Uragans are $1,258.  WM

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    Satchel,

         My Gen One Gauntlet .25, shooting the JSB Exact King Heavy (33.95 grain,) at a paltry 739 fps, is one of the most accurate shooters I own.  Doesn't care for JSB Exact King (25 grain) or any H&N, but at 50 yards the consistant accuracy of the King Heavies is just amazing.  If this gun wasn't 47 inches long and 10 pounds (scoped,) I'd never have had the need for another.  WM   

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    TexasRed,

          Plus One in Accuracy points for not just grabbing any Allen wrench and "making" it fit to tighten bolt.  A wise man gets the correct tool for the job, even if it means waiting a little.  Well done, WM

     

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    Birddog,

         This is a hobby, as well as an addiction, a slippery slope, for sure.  Having enjoyed shooting my whole life, this hobby allows for precision backyard target work, that doesn't upset neighbors, as well as accurate, long range pest control.  Starting in January 2021, I now have, and completely enjoy, the following; Gen One Umarex Gauntlet .25, FX Wildcat MK3 .30 Sniper, FX Impact M3 .25 Bronze Sniper, Taipan Veterans in standard .22 and Long .25 and an AGT Uragan Standard .25.  I keep all aired up with a Yong Heng compressor, having started by hand-pumping the Gauntlet.  Along with fellow enthusiasts on AGN, I find this hobby rewarding and fulfilling, kind of think you might, too. WM

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    phm14,

        Be very careful with those Veterans, they're like potato chips, you can't just have one!  WM 

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    Willy,

       Good for you, off to a strong start.  Here's my setup in a humid Florida garage.  The green ice bottles cool down water and running water pump a few minutes, before starting compressor, cools down head.  Once water pump is active I leave it on until all compressor work is complete, for the day, and the compressor has cooled.  I use an assortment of filters to ensure only the cleanest, driest air goes into my PCPs. WM

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    Birddog,

        If you decide to go with an AGN Technology product (Uragan,) do yourself a favor and price check Krales Company (Netherlands.)  I recently purchased a .25 Uragan Standard and saved $230 over Talon Tunes pricing, even after shipping and $66 import duty fee.  Head to website, click USA customer in upper right corner, then check pricing.  Krales is offering .25 Uragan Standard for less than $1,300.  Georgia Airguns is offering same for $1500.  Searching "Krales," utilizing the AGN SEARCH section, will prove helpful in using Krales.  WM

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