Become an AGN forum member to be included in our multi-thousand dollar Monthly Airgun Giveaways! Winning is as easy as picking a number, no strings attached! This is our way of thanking you for being a part of the worlds biggest airgun forum. Yours truly, Michael Wendt - Owner.
Join HERE

AGN & AEAC – Share n' Compare the AirMaks CAiMAN & CAiMAN X

Forums PCP Airguns PCP Airgun – Discussion AGN & AEAC – Share n' Compare the AirMaks CAiMAN & CAiMAN X

  • Views : 1619
  • Link

    Michael
    Keymaster
    Keymaster

    Hey everyone!  Steve just started reviewing the AirMaks CAiMAN X and I just happen to have the AirMaks CAiMAN in house.  So I thought it would be neat if we did a little comparison between the two models.  This should be fun!

    Both of our Caiman's came from Utah Airguns.  Thanks UA!  👏

     

    Steve got the full size Caiman X in a black stock

     

    While I got the Caiman compact in a laminate stock

     

    Both models have some really nice features such as a two piece stock that encapsulates the entire action

     

    A 300 bar fill

     

    An accessory rail (UIT?)

     

    An OEM stackable baffle set.  The baffles do a decent job, but there's lots of room for improvement 💭

     

    A true ambidextrous forward cocking lever

     

    2 flush fitting magazines & a probe with a standard foster fitting milled right in

     

    So far Steve and I agree that the AirMaks CAiMAN is a welcome addition to the airgun world!

    Stay tuned for pellet culling and shot strings!

     

    *Steve's day-to-day discovery pics can be seen on his IG page hookedonair

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks ago by Michael.
    Link

    Ranin
    Participant
    Member
    Is it silent as it comes out of the box?
    Link

    Michael
    Keymaster
    Keymaster

    Ranin

    Is it silent as it comes out of the box?

    I wouldn’t feel comfortable shooting the compact model without a moderator.  

    Here's what Steve had to say about the CAiMAN X "the Caiman X's OEM moderator actually works well to squash the 31 fpe this .22 is making outta da box… but there's also room for significant improvement. I ran all 3 of these .25 Donnys at 31 fpe and the bigger the moderator got, the quieter the Caiman got. I'm goin' with the Ronin on this one. Looks good, makes 31 fpe stupid-quiet and settles the gun down nicely ".

    Link

    harrymoreland
    Participant
    Member

    Please research and share the hammer spring adjusters effects.

    thank you.

    Link

    kaylaindy
    Participant
    Member

    I would say I prefer the black stock. Look at that Bad Boy!

     

     

    Link

    kaylaindy
    Participant
    Member

    Bondo? I know they shoot great though.

    I just sold my Caiman X to buy an Airmaks KATRAN. My favorite new company.

    Top tier accuracy. Better accuracy than some $1800 guns I have purchased recently. 

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by kaylaindy.
    Link

    bambino709
    Participant
    Member

    Very nice informative short review got me interested how much are they going for 

    Link

    bambino709
    Participant
    Member

    I prefer the full size in black it is a unique pcp 🤠 would be a nice addition for sure

    Link

    Mike_Lenardon
    Participant
    Member

    I was checking out the AGT Vixen. Looks as tho they have the same mag. 

    I am in the matket for a new gun these look attractive

    Link

    AEAC
    Affiliate
    Affiliate

    Ranin

    Is it silent as it comes out of the box?

    the X model's moderator does well quieting its 31 fpe but the Donnys make it quite a bit quieter

    Steve

    Link

    AEAC
    Affiliate
    Affiliate

    harrymoreland

    Please research and share the hammer spring adjusters effects.

    thank you.

    as shared on my Instagram page, I dialed it from 750 to 940 with an 18gr successfully but don't know that the regulator will get along with these settings

    Steve

    Link

    AEAC
    Affiliate
    Affiliate

    kaylaindy

    Bondo? I know they shoot great though.

    I just sold my Caiman X to buy an Airmaks KATRAN. My favorite new company.

    Top tier accuracy. Better accuracy than some $1800 guns I have purchased recently. 

    yeah, lots of that lumpy filler on my tester… not sure what that's all about cuz the rest of the gun seems legit.

    Steve

    Link

    Nutcracker
    Participant
    Member

    bambino709

    I prefer the full size in black it is a unique pcp 🤠 would be a nice addition for sure

    I would prefer Black in the small one, then have it camo hydro dipped.  👍..  I don't know why , but I  never liked that laminated look from the first time I seen i years ago on powder burners.  Plus, usually weighs more.  

    Link

    harrymoreland
    Participant
    Member

    Thanks Steve,

    So around 22 to 35, that's a decent range of power adjustment.

    looking forward to the full AEAC videos.

    ps sorry but Instagram is a step to far for me.

    Link

    MikeVV
    Participant
    Member

    Most know how jittery cats are…

    I have two, that just sit there, one about 3ft. and the other about 6ft. away when I shoot my Caiman.  Normally, they don't even wake up !  Some other guns, they give me a dirty look, then get up and go into the bedroom.  So, yeah, really not that loud.  You want loud…try shooting one without…the factory silencer..!

    Mike

    Link

    L.Leon
    Participant
    Member

    Loving the look of the Caiman X. Seems like it would handle sweetly. Looking forward to the full review.

    Link

    PumaCarl
    Participant
    Member

    I will just say that it kills me, when designing new guns from the ground up, new sheet of paper, to design different magazines for their two models, of the same caliber. I was really warming up to the Caiman X and then I saw that in .22 it only has a 10 shot magazine, whereas their Katran in .22 has a 16 shot. This choice to have two production lines for the same caliber, in a really small new company, just doesn't make any sense to me. Of course I had read about the Katran first and I thought, wow, now that is a contender, and it has a decent shot count magazine. Then, liking bullpups, I start reading about the Caiman X and really like it and then they show the 10 round magazine and I'm like. seriously? I really don't think that it's not a big deal either. Obviously FX agrees with me as their Wildcat shot count doubled going to the MkIII. I will wait for more reviews on the stoutness of the Katran's shroud, but it is looking pretty good to me. JMO

    Link

    qball
    Participant
    Member

    The black synthetic stock looks soooo much better!!! 

    Link

    Blackpaw
    Participant
    Member

    @qball I believe it is just a wood stock painted black.  When I held the gun two weeks ago the stock felt too heavy for a synthetic and like wood.  I think in one of the photos above you can see the wood grain.

    @aeac, when do you expect to have the review completed for the Caimen X and on YouTube?

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by Blackpaw.
    Link

    Blackpaw
    Participant
    Member

    @L.Leon, something just “draws” me to the Caimens, and I too look forward to a more in depth review by Steve.

Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 35 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.