1st .30 cal experience

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    dirtbikerick
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    So I bought a used .30 bobcat mk1 from one of our members, got it today, raced home after work trying to beat the light, banzai mounted a scope, juiced it up, got 3 clips thru it, what a monster!, gonna be a long wait until next weekend. Thanks again dpeterman.

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    Hynzie
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    i got a raw 30 and a drawer stuffed with 44 and jsb 51s   cant wait for the new h @n 30 cal pellets to come to usa  my rifle with the polymags hits like a hammer ,,congrats on ur purchase     pat

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    dirtbikerick
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    Yeah I’m stoked, been wanting a .30 for a bit now, glad I got a compressor to keep up with this things air use.

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    Joekrooz
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    Once you go .30 you’ll be hooked!  Stock up on pellets, just sayin.

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    DeutschKSK
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    New HN pellets look nice.. .30 is amazing! I had an FX boss now waiting on a war flex in .30. Can’t wait to get back into .30 again! 

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    Brian.in.MI
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    Welcome to the Three-Oh. Mine never fails to impress me after almost a year. Apples to apples (.25 raw vs .30 raw) the .30 gets almost the same # of shots with 30% more power. And it’s like driving tacks with a framing hammer, haha. 

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    dirtbikerick
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    Nice, really looking forward to next weekend, getting out the chrony and playing with some different lead.

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    Dairyboy
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    .30 is a totally different animal! I love it! Congrats on your first .30 man. I no longer like .25 cause the .30 just rocks! 

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    dirtbikerick
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    I definitely was impressed, i didn’t even have time to put up a Target or deal with scope adjustment cause it was getting dark fast, I just aimed at a knot on my sawhorse at 40 yrds and got to it, nice cloverleaf and blew through both sides, need to get a set of no limits mounted.

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    Siscakidd
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    Yeah the .30 is a lot of fun,it is devastating if it hits near any vital organ,down side is you can go through a tin in no time at all .

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    Centercut
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    Yeah, the thing I like best about the .30, compared to the .25 or even .22 is the amount of energy that gets carried to the target, and deposited in or on the target, especially at longer ranges.  While you may say that the .25 or even .22 can reach out to 110 or 125 yards, shot placement is much more crucial than with the .30.  At shots of over 100 yards, I’ve had numerous shots that had I been shooting a .25 would more than likely have only wounded the animal (in this case, ground squirrel).  You may say a .25 at 60 fpe is very close to a .30 at 80 fpe, but the ENERGY DEPOSITED into the target is significantly more, and the damage is significantly more due to the diameter of the .30 pellet.  Whereas a .25 may pass through the neck or body of a GS for example, without a kill, the .30 will deposit significantly more energy, cause more damage, and could result in a kill of the GS with the same shot placement.  I know this may cause a storm of dissent from all the .25 aficionados, but if you think about it objectively it makes total sense…  Plus, when you get right down to it, the .30 is just more bad-ass… ;)

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    Dairyboy
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    “Centercut”Yeah, the thing I like best about the .30, compared to the .25 or even .22 is the amount of energy that gets carried to the target, and deposited in or on the target, especially at longer ranges.  While you may say that the .25 or even .22 can reach out to 110 or 125 yards, shot placement is much more crucial than with the .30.  At shots of over 100 yards, I’ve had numerous shots that had I been shooting a .25 would more than likely have only wounded the animal (in this case, ground squirrel).  You may say a .25 at 60 fpe is very close to a .30 at 80 fpe, but the ENERGY DEPOSITED into the target is significantly more, and the damage is significantly more due to the diameter of the .30 pellet.  Whereas a .25 may pass through the neck or body of a GS for example, without a kill, the .30 will deposit significantly more energy, cause more damage, and could result in a kill of the GS with the same shot placement.  I know this may cause a storm of dissent from all the .25 aficionados, but if you think about it objectively it makes total sense…  Plus, when you get right down to it, the .30 is just more bad-ass… ;)

    Lol I agree completely :)
     

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    LSS152
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    I love the .30 as well. It takes more air but it is a beast in hunting situations

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    blackdiesel
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    I have a Hatsan Hercules in 30 cal.  It is a beast, 30 + shots over 100 FPE and accurate as any PCP I have ever shot.  I’ve stretched it out to 200 yards and a shooting buddy was able to hit a can at 240 yards on the 3rd shot.  

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    DeutschKSK
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    Which pellets did you use at 100 ftlbs?

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    blackdiesel
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    “DeutschKSK”Which pellets did you use at 100 ftlbs?

    
Any 30 cal pellets.  The 44 gr peaks at 1033 and the 51 gr peaks at 1010 fps.  Believe it or not the 44 gr pellets are more accurate even though they shoot faster.  Even at very long range no spiraling at all.

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    DeutschKSK
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    That’s pretty good then. The war flex I have on order can reach those numbers pretty easily.. I’ll have to see how they perform at higher speeds. 

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    blackdiesel
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    Bullfrog did an in depth review of the Flex.  It has some great information on it.  I think he found that with pellets the Flex performed best at around 70-75 fpe.  He showed a very good 100 yard group. The Hercules is nowhere near as adjustable as the Flex so I have to shoot it at high velocity.  Luckily, it shoots great at those high speeds.  Hunterone posted videos of kill shots with polymags at over 1000 fps in his 30 cal Hercules and have zapped squirrels at over 100 yards.  Most people though polymags were only good at short ranges.   

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    rrdstarr
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    Have had a .300 barrel for my Talon that works great.  I tether while on the bench so don’t have to worry about tanking up.

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    DeutschKSK
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    War rifles have changed since his review, which I enjoyed watching. Time will tell with mine. 

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