And so it begins…

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    redcrow
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    Back at the beginning of April, I made up my mind that I wanted an RAW TM1000. Unfortunately, I found I couldn’t place the order or pay my deposit on their web site. Something about not being able to access their shipping data base. So I got in touch with Martin R via email and then Rachel by phone, and between the 3 of us we got my order clarified and my deposit paid. Then, yesterday, I go the order confirmation from Sandra dated 4/11/2018, and all is well.

    Now comes the hard part, waiting. I thought about asking Sandra if she could give me an approximate build time, but I figured if you have to ask, you’re probably not patient enough. In any case, my ‘rifle of a lifetime’ is in the works. Hopefully it’ll arrive before the winter weather kicks in.

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    Hynzie
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    TALKED TO SANDRA LAST NIGHT MY HM100X SHIPPED YESTERDAY ORDERED AROUND TURKEY DAY. Rachel has been plenty helpful.  Congrats on ur gun order im sure u will love it pat

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    redcrow
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    Per Sandra via Rachel, wait times are running about 20 weeks. It isn’ going to be easy to wait that long, but it’ll be worth it. Meantime, I do have my AA S520 Xtra FAC to play with, and it’s no slouch.

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    Uglyjohn
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    I also have an order placed for a TM1000 (.17 LH TH) thru Salticon. The order was dated mid April. I don’t expect to get the “ready to ship, send money” email until sometime around Christmas. Sure glad that the AirForce acquisition has sped up the process.   Uj

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    redcrow
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    Little bit of irony there, John?
     

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    chasdicapua
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    Red Crow, I have a TM100 and without a doubt, it’s worth the wait!  20 weeks sounds about right. What stock did you get? What will you be using it for? BR? FT?

    Chas

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    I went with the vertical target stock. I’ve never been comfortable with thumb hole stocks.Call it a character flaw :)

    The hope is to participate in local benchrest and field target events. I suspect I’ll gravitate to the BR side as advancing years make position shooting more challenging. And of course a lot of just for the sweet fun of it shooting. I’m lucky to have a nearby range that’s supported by a coalition of clubs, and the one I belong to has a pretty active airgun group.

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    Uglyjohn
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    Yah sometimes I post a reply here then read it later and think – wow that was a little coarse. I have a couple of RAW guns now and I agree that they are absolutely worth the wait. I am going to try field target this weekend with another gun. Hopefully using a bucket and bipod (Hunter class) will make it doable for an old fat guy with arthritic knees. It’s good to have someone else here who’s looking at a long wait to commiserate with. Makes the months pass more rapidly and adds some joy to the whole process.    Uj

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    chasdicapua
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    I have the thumbhole stock. Both have the accessory rail underneath. Get yourself a three inch base plate to put on the rail and get a front rest bag that’s also three inches and it will shoot fantastic for bench rest. 

    Here’s the one I use      https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1006555059/whidden-gunworks-track-plate-european-and-american-rails

    Which caliber and barrel?

    Chas

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    redcrow
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    So you already have a couple RAW’s? You are a fortunate man. Just getting my order place and acknowledged was a bit of a ‘process’. There’s some sort of tech issue with the RAW web site that made it impossible to pay the deposit despite having it in my ‘cart’. So I emailed Martin, and after a bit of back and forth about what I wanted (HM vs TM vs.BM, etc.) I settled on my TM1000. I had a couple small remaining questions about the gun, but about that time, Martin stopped responding. I understand he’s a busy man, so I called, talked to Rachel, got some answers, gave my payment info, and placed the order. A couple weeks later, I noticed my CC hadn’t been charged for the deposit and I hadn’t received an order confirmation either. A couple phone calls to Sandra got things straightened out, and I got my order confirmation and receipt for the deposit on Monday, a month after I’d started the process in early April. I don’t know if this is going to be representative of how things are going at Airforce/RAW, but I’m settled in for a good long wait. No worries though. It’ll give me time to beef up my play money fund. So yeah, somewhere around Thanksgiving or Christmas sounds about right. It’ll give me a bit extra to celebrate. And you’re right. Misery does love company :)

    I fall into the FOG (fat old guy) class myself. And my Doc calls me her ‘jigsaw’ man. It’s a long story, but let’s just say I’ve seen my share of traumatic events. So getting down to sitting  or kneeling positions isn’t too big a deal, but getting back up… different story completely. So I agree Hunter class is the way to go for FT shooting. Right now, my club isn’t hosting any BR matches, but there is significant interest. I’m going to see if I can get something going there.

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    redcrow
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    “chasdicapua”I have the thumbhole stock. Both have the accessory rail underneath. Get yourself a three inch base plate to put on the rail and get a front rest bag that’s also three inches and it will shoot fantastic for bench rest. 
    Here’s the one I use      https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1006555059/whidden-gunworks-track-plate-european-and-american-rails
    Which caliber and barrel?
    Chas

    
Chas,
    I’ve asked for the CF shroud on a .177 match barrel. Sinclair makes a BR plate very similar to the one you linked, and I’ve got one on my AA S510. Works very nicely in a standard Edgewood 3″ BR front bag on a Sinclair windage rest.

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    crgabel
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    Redcrow,

    The wait is definitely worth it. I’ll be at 18 -20 weeks on my .22 which will be here a very short time as it is going out this week or next week to Ken (Salticon) for some extra work. Fortunately I ordered the .30 one month later so the .22 will keep me occupied until I have them both.

    The quality and accuracy of my HM1000X .25 is very satisfying.
    Craig

     

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