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“roxspyder”OldTimer. The JKHan’s  DO NOT have a six or seven pound trigger pull. Mine breaks at 1.4 pounds with zero creep from the factory. I am writing up a review for Airguns Air Rifles and Pistols website. I just got back from doing some testing on the Krosa. Here is the best 5 shot group at 75 yards. Done with H&N Baracuda Hunter Extremes in 25 cal. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp70o2ocga12uwt/5%20shot%20group.jpg?dl=0

Right ?……where do this people get their info ?

than they print it on forums like if it gospel,..missinformation at his best.

Never had a Jkhan but I’ve only read good stuff so far bout them 

 


I agree and I can’t find any evidence of Jkhan and Evanix being connected either. It wouldn’t be an issue for me of they were because Evanix make awesome air guns. I believe that they both use the same contract manufacturer but this is a fairly common practice these days. Contract manufacturers make products to the specific clients specifications so there is no reason why the quality of one brand should reflect on another.

If you take an air gun, give it a completely different stock, breach, hammer, barrel, air cylinder, magazine and brand name, could you say it is the same rifle? There is not much left. How many parts are actually interchangeable with an Evanix Rainstorm? None of the ones that matter.

The Koreans make great hunting air rifles at prices that look like bargains compared to Europe and Russia. They’ve been making high power and large caliber air guns for a lot longer than most others too.

It seems like some people might run into problems when they try to use them like the European guns. The wrong pellet choice seems common. JKhan (not surprisingly ) suggest the use of Jkahn pellets which are rebadged Eun Jin 35g (for the .25). They are made to shoot heavier pellets so this problem of them “shooting too hot” is from using pellets that are too light. My Career 707 is the same. I only use it with 43g Eun Jin pellets or 51g hollow points. If I used the JSBs I use for my Cricket I’d hit the moon. I would always try a few different pellets before modifying an air rifle…. The Jkhan mags function better with heavier pellets too.

If you are into target shooting or you are one of those people who take more pleasure putting 40 pellets in the same hole than you do from knocking squirrels out of trees, Korean guns aren’t for you. For hunting, they are as good as anyone else. There is certainly a defensible logic to front-loading most of the power into the first 10-15 shots because these are the most useful when hunting and shot 30 is rarely fired.

Still the fact that you can add a regulator for $75 just makes the Jkhan bullpup and even more attractive and versatile option. 

I must admit that I chose a 25 cal Cricket over the Jkhan bullpup but I’m not convinced the extra cash got me anything extra. The Cricket has a more efficient valve and a cylinder that can be filled to 300 bar so it needs filling less often but, it doesn’t have a safety and Kalibrgun guns are not exactly known to be problem free… Mine stopped indexing after less than 3 months… My career 707 is 20 years old and still works flawlessly. 

My Cricket stopped indexing due to a common problem of the indexing pins bending upwards after what Kalibrgun describe as prolonged use  which was 2 and half months for me. It’s hard to argue they are made of better metal when key parts bend from normal use….

We all want to believe (myself included) that our $1500 guns are twice as good as the $800 ones but that is rarely true (if ever). Frankly, if the Jkhan had a Daystate badge, many people here would happily pay $1500 for it without blinking. The walnut of the Jkahn I held was far nicer than the wood on the Cricket or Vulcan. 

We we need a few people who own both to do some side by side groups to shatter some of these myths. It’s about time that some of these manufacturers either start improving their designs or lower their prices to Jkahn levels. Everyone has a nice walnut stock and a LW barrel these days….