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AEA Zeus carbine…..ready to rock! —Updated with a harvest😁

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    airkrazy
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    I’ve had her now for about 3 weeks. I decided to keep it light and simple, I went with a sig sauer whiskey3 2x7x32. I just got some 440, 460 and 530 grain pills from Mr. Hollowpoint and plan on getting out with in the next 2 weeks or so. I have to admit the 16 inch barrel looks mean and all business. It’s very pointable at this length with the gun being 36 inches total length and I believe AEA say it’s good for 850fpe wth a 500gr slug. Should more than enough to put the smack down on a deer within 70 yards. Stay tuned.

    By any chance any one have any info on any molds yet. This could get expensive. Lol


    a pic next to the Leshiy classic backpack companion 

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    willy
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    Man" thats got to shake up the neiborhood" bad ass for sure'be careful"

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    airimpact1550
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    Looks like a very powerful setup.

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    Chickenthief
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    Most of Mr HP's moulds are from http://www.accuratemolds.com and then he sendes them to http://www.hollowpointmold.com/

    I do not believe you need an expanding bullet when the through and through wound channel measures 3/4" in diameter. Any animal will bleed ferociously with such a wound and be dead in seconds.

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    6600
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    Love the shorty, it looks fantastic great proportions….that would be the one I would get if I was to get one.

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    Picard
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    Oh love this size, is the stock also shorter?

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    airkrazy
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    Picard

    Oh love this size, is the stock also shorter?

    Stock is the same size as the long one. This size in the blind and tree stand should be killer.

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    porschephile
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    Congrats!

    Have you shot it yet? If so which of the weights shot best?

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    6600
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    With that short tube you get 1 – 2 shots worth in reality ?

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    Chickenthief
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    I would venture a guess here and say slightly over or around 4000psi fill and get 2 good tight shots.

    It will fill to 5000psi but the power curve is like a cliff from there.

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    airkrazy
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    6600

    With that short tube you get 1 – 2 shots worth in reality ?

    AEA emailed and said I will get 3 goods with it. The tube is 300cc of air.

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    porschephile

    Congrats!

    Have you shot it yet? If so which of the weights shot best?

    I hope to get out in the next couple of days and get it on paper. I'll post when I find out which ones shoot better.

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    6600
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    Looking forward to read of your findings,

     

    So many AEA models that are very interesting to me.

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    porschephile
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    airkrazy

    porschephile

    Congrats!

    Have you shot it yet? If so which of the weights shot best?

    I hope to get out in the next couple of days and get it on paper. I'll post when I find out which ones shoot better.

    I have the 32 in. version and tried 630g, 760g, and 1082g from MrHollowPoint and 925g from Pro Slugs (sample with gun). For my needs the 630g seemed best compromise of accuracy, flatter trajectory, and energy.  I am anxious to hear how you like the short barrel.

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    AncientSword
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    That looks great, interested to see the results once you shoot it.

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    woogie_man
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    So anything more on this yet?   Love the looks of the smaller barrel, for the wooded areas I hunt, it looks like a good match.

     

    Any kind of accuracy reports or anything like that?

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    6600
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    They should make the same model in .50 and .45 too

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    Kevo1288
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    6600

    They should make the same model in .50 and .45 too

    Bin told me they are working on making a .58 version…

    As far as .72 go… I am trying to order a 16" .72 zeus myself right now

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    airkrazy
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    Ok I apologize for the long delay, work and getting to the range made things difficult. Settled with Mr Hollowpoints 530. I can tell you the first shot was unlike any big bore I’ve shot before even on helium. How they’re able to achieve what other haven’t done on air is amazing. I haven’t choreographed yet but I don’t see a need. At 50 yards it was a cloverleaf with some through the same hole. I’m  confident to take a shot 75yrd with no issues. I have a couple of other lighter one’s to test later. I decided to give ol Zeus a try opening day. I had a doe come in at about 35-38 yards, I patiently waited for good vital shot. The shot I took was slightly quartering away, I squeezed the trigger and this doe dropped like a bolt from Zeus himself. Very reminiscent of my 450 bushmaster. Sorry I didn’t take more detailed pick of slug entry but it passed right behind the shoulder and destroyed the lungs no tracking required. The entry hole was massive and I did not see a exit. I had no luck finding the slug this time around. This 16inch version is very handy in the blind and balances good for off hand shooting. I can imagine how the long one must weigh a ton in comparison. 

    (Slug pictured is the 530gr to 330gr .45)

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    airkrazy
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    More to come as I plan on going out Monday.

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