Good question. At approximately 3 1/2" longer than a FX 800mm barrel, it's good to know what it can do but I believe for most potential customers showing something in the 500-700mm range might be more beneficial. Granted Skout is still working with their "MULE Test Unit" and as such they should test the outer limits to see just what the platform will take for punishment. Better to find the weak spots in testing than in the Customers hands, as seems to happen frequently with some well known BrandsBIG power.
What interests me most about the SKOUT concept is their advancements in valving and firing mechanisms and their subsequent effect on the perceived shot cycle. For me, shot cycles can make or break the shooting experience, even (and maybe ESPECIALLY) on a PCP. I watched the vid hoping to see how much the gun was moving to try to determine what kind of "recoil" (not quite the right word for an airgun but conveys the concept) we'll be seeing from the SKOUT.
Looks like they've got it pretty strapped down with the bottle-restraining front rest, so unfortunately not much can be determined from the vid, regarding shot cycle.
On a side note.....the SHOT show vid with owner interview talked about using lower regulated PSIs (or maybe it was just lower operating pressures?) than most of the airgun industry is trending to. As a low psi, USFT aficionado and somebody who truly appreciates getting more gun fills out of a air supply tank rather than fewer, I LOVE that idea!!! Have you guys been able to stick to the low regulated psi in all your testing and still get the fpe you were hoping? In other words, what kind of operating and/or reg pressures are we talking about to produce what was shown in this vid?