Anyone shot a 22 Nova Freedom or Seneca Aspen? Feedback wanted please…

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    WaltherV
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    Hello again everybody!

    I have my sights on a 22 caliber Nova Freedom or Seneca Aspen which are supposedly the same gun?

    I have read raving reviews about the 177 version but I want a 22 and am wondering what kind of accuracy

    any of you are getting with yours? Any type of tuning needing to be done to these? I have seen video reviews

    about the 22 caliber which to me does not look too good in the accuracy department for being a PCP and all.

    What is really compelling me to want to buy one is that I have read posts about how simple it really is to pump

    it up to 3000psi when compared to a PCP hand pump. I will no longer buy any more springers if this is the case

    with the Nova Freedom or Seneca Aspen and would think it would be the probably the last gun I would want

    to buy if so and the accuracy is as good as a 22 PCP figuring at least consistently less than an inch at 50 yards

    or prefer better than that.

    TIA

     

    Walt
     

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    oldmanblue
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    Tom Gaylord is reviewing it right now on his blog, you may want to give it a read. He's impressed with it so far.

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    WaltherV
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    I noticed there are variances and bugs from the early on guns and am wondering if anyone has a current one?

    Probably won't keep it pumped up past 3000psi since I would think the seals would be overly stressed.

    I would also guess that the sweet spot would be starting from around 3000psi anyway.

    I would plan on pumping between shots much like a springer.

    Accuracy would be the utmost importance then reliability.

    Also wondering how difficult it would be to repair it if needed.

    I would hate to have to send an accurate one in for warranty

    and receive a brand new replacement that doesn't shoot as good.

    Keep them coming thanks.

     

    Walt

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    kmd1984
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    Coldair
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    All I can say is it is ridiculously easy to pump. Can't personally say anything about the accuracy for the 22 caliber and I too am wondering how accurate they are in that caliber. I have the 177 and it is a laser for which I can certainly give a high recommendation on. I would like to own one in 22 as well if they are capable of long distance accuracy. I really believe it is a game changer which other manufacturers should really pay close attention and act upon.

     

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    Roachcreek
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    That rifle with a jars valve to get around the valve lock would be the ticket.

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    Roachcreek
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    That rifle with a jars valve to get around the valve lock would be the ticket.  My bulldog just got such a valve and it is a game changer,, The Aspen if it would open at the top listed pressure would br phenomenal, as it is anything above 2500 psi or so is evidently a waste of fine.

     

    Roachcreek

     

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    E30_S50
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    I have one in .22 and I would say it is pretty darn accurate. About 1- 1.5" at 50yds. Mine seems to like the cphp pellets and the barracuda power pellets.  I definitely don't have any complaints about accuracy.  

     

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    Jonnie
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    Go for it! I have the.22 and haven't had any problems.

    One thing you will need to do is remove the fore gripes and check every screw to make sure they are tight. I found some that were loose.

    Also check the 3 screws that hold the barrel in place.

    The one I have is a tack driver at 25 yards.

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    WaltherV
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    Keep them suggestions and comments coming thanks much appreciated!

     

    Walt

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    Coldair
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    This suspense is just KILLING ME. You should just buy one already and let us know how it goes and what you think so I can buy mine in 22 next.

    All I can tell you that you will be shocked by how easy it is to pump.

    After doing further research, I would suggest getting the Nova Freedom version because it comes with open sights which the other Seneca Aspen does not which instead, comes with a throw in package scope bundle which is probably a typical junker which you would probably toss out and put your own better choice of glass anyway. It just may end up being your GO-TO gun so you should at least put quality glass on it.

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    heavy-impact
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    Who has the Nova freedom .22 in stock ?

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    Imold
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    heavy-impact

    Who has the Nova freedom .22 in stock ?

    Does AOA have any left.

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    Jonnie
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    heavy-impact

    Who has the Nova freedom .22 in stock ?

    AMERICAN TACTICAL

     

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    E30_S50
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    I did some tinkering with mine today just to see what kind of power it could make. I managed to get 39fpe… .22 JSB 25.4 grain pellet at 832fps.  Air pressure at about 3000psi and hammer spring screw backed out 1.5 turns from fully in. 

    I also tried the 30grain piledrivers and 25grain rabbit magnums (both resized down to .215) but they both made slightly less energy than the JSB monsters. 

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    Papy_Yosh
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    I own the Nova Freedom. I received it just a week before the Aspen cam out. I haven't had any issues with mine and shoots sub inch at 50 yards out of a bag with JSB .22 18.13 gr. Now for me to achieve that, I need to keep my pressure at 2500-2000. That gives me 5 shots. I haven't plaid with the hammer spring yet as we just received our chrono. But just did a power curb throughout 3500 to 1000 psi on paper targets. Pumping the pressure in the 2500 range is a breeze and even my 14 years old son can handle it.

    My son love his and hunting with that baby is no problem. You do not have to worry about air and you can shoot anything in the 50 yards with a precise killer hit.

    I hesitated to buy it first, but I would buy it again without a doubt now that I have used it

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    Butch
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    I have the Nova Freedom .22. Between e30_s50 and myself if you ever have a problem with the gun just ask and I’m sure one of use will be able to help you out. I have many Airgun’s much more expensive and still grab this gun every time I open the gun cabinet. If I every lost this one I would buy another. The gun is very accurate and is fun to shoot. 

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    paul67
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    I can’t wait to get my Seneca Aspen in .22 hopefully by the middle of January 

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    Papy_Yosh
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    Good day everyone,

    I am not sure if anyone is in search of a storage option for their mags on my Nova Freedom, but I am working on a support that keeps the mags on the gun and avoid having to dig in your pockets.
    Nova Freedom, Seneca Aspen, (Benjamin Marauder) magazines holder

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