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billydjann
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I really do not understand this quest for more power out of a Talon ss 12 inch barrel …
As mention before , my stock .25 will go through a squirrel at 35 and 40 yards….  and I am running it on power setting 6…
I often considered an 18 inch barrel (But why).. This is not why I purchased the 12 inch barrel gun.

With a 12 inch barrel, I can’t believe the manufacturer really expected it to go past 40 yards….
As a reasonable hunter and not wanting to wound animals I feel 40 yards is a stretch for any 12 inch barrel… especially in the woods..
At 35 yards with my Talon I can do half inch groups all day long on a bench…. but I got the gun to hunt with… Nice and light and comes to shoulder real fast… Actually a real joy to hunt with. I actually got a squirrel Saturday at 25 yards in the front chest and could hear the pellet in the woods behind it after going though the squirrel… I need no more power than that… It does not matter if the pellet is traveling another 200 feet per second….. The squirrel dropped dead right then and there… so why more power…

If I want to do 50 yards and practice , I use my Marauder .25 or my BSA R10 (.22) .. those guns can do 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards all day long….  But again, I like using my Talon as a hunting gun, real light , very accurate and powerful enough for any squirrel at 40 yards…

Oh by the way….. My Talon will keep up with the R10 and my Marauder at 35 yards with no problem at all…. and the Talon was half the cost of my R10…