Custom Big bores from my friend Mike Kobel

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    be4meliz
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    A pair of .58 cal. rifles that he built for husband & wife that run pig hunts. And two others.He does amazing valve work & designs these to be as effcient as possible.Contact Mike @ 352-418-2069 . Currently building me a .308.He is no nonsense & can answer all questions you might have..

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    Prices? Specs? Calibers? Website? Email address? The poor guy probably doesn't want/doesn't have time to field an identical series of "whose on first" questions from everyone on this forum who might be interested in a big bore. 

    Just a thought. :) 

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    STO-email is [email protected]– working on specs & calibers- know he has worked/built guns for.257/.308/9mm./.45/ & .58- his website was citrusairguns.com.Prices vary based on what you want to achieve-He has done things with valve work that people say can't be done LOL-check for utube videos; theres a few(one of which was my Marauder). Ask him about Crosman Bulldog he did up-

     

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    Oh, he used to super tune the P-rod and M-rods right?  I only know because when I sold a p-rod quite some time ago the buyer said they were sending it straight to citrus airguns to make some sort of mini marauder carbine with it.

     

    Those big bores are beautiful, I wish I needed one lol.

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    Some rough cuts of the .308 ( so markings etc)- Just put the gun together to check internals( o-rings holding pressure, etc.) Using marauder trigger block( that's awesome) Can't wait to see velocity & groups.

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    In talking to mike, he has figured out proper hammer spring & adjuster- currently shooting @ 850 Fps. on 3000 psi fill with 132 gr. for 213 ft.lbs- Going for [email protected]~ 260 ft.lbs., then dial  back for shot count- shooting for 10 shots on 3000 fill. Next will be groups. Getting exciting.

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    bigdaves40
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    Congratulations, very nice!!!!

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    ChuckHunter
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    I used to live just a couple miles from Mike and have been to his shop a few times.

    The man definitely knows his stuff and builds some awesome power house valves most of his own design! No special models just builds exactly what your needs are for what ever your hunting….he's not cheap but custom never is!

    James from Michigan, 

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    be4meliz
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    Chuck-He's a great friend of mine & has been VERY patient with my learning curve- Very keen mind & gets frustrated with certain types(build perfect gun to specs/ requirements only to have customer F**K things up with no knowledge tinkering LOL) – trying to get him acknowleged in this sport. What did he build for you? He started with the Marauder platform(one of his few u-tube videos had mine featured) but has since gone to custom big bore- and is doing well between surgeries(car wreck) but we talk weekly.Always delivers & usually better than whats expected- his valve work with big-bore takes it to next level

     

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    " trying to get him acknowleged in this sport "

    Most folks who have been around a while remember citrusair.

     

    John

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    Almost finished- waiting on targets & chrony- shooting 132 gr. probably hi-800'sNow got to expand my range to 200 yds. & wait for springtime LOL

     

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    My .308 finally arrived & all I can say is"Wow" Took awhile to zero( shooting from inside basement with chrony sitting in snow), But getting some nice 3 shot gr. @ 50 yds. Chronied @ low 800's with 132 gr. & mid 800's with 115 gr.. & 13 deg. Getting 5-6 good shots, but will test further once I'm not freezing balls but build was perfect! And this with a 24" barrel & 4500 aluminum tube, so great woods gun! Look out Yotes!

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    3 shots(132 gr.) after site-in @ 50 yds.1" circle- need to lose the snow in order to get real groups- just a quick test

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    Watching this thread, as I recently purchased a .257 Custom Rifle that Mike Kobel built. 

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    Steveoh- Mike is my best friend & has taught me an incredible amount about air rifles-This .308 is gonna be fun- his valve work & attention to detail is A+ He can be a little short  at times but that is due to the BS he has to put up with LOL- Very precise in his knowledge  & has issues when someone orders a gun to specs, he builds it,And then they tinker with it & screw it up.He stands behind his builds, so you should be very happy with your purchase & any issues, give him a call.Post a pic of what you got from him, so I can see.He did great things with the Marauder platform( My M-rod is featured in one of his early Citrus Airgun video's) & 4-5 years later, is still a Laser.

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    Steveoh- Mike is my best friend & has taught me an incredible amount about air rifles-This .308 is gonna be fun- his valve work & attention to detail is A+ He can be a little short  at times but that is due to the BS he has to put up with LOL- Very precise in his knowledge  & has issues when someone orders a gun to specs, he builds it,And then they tinker with it & screw it up.He stands behind his builds, so you should be very happy with your purchase & any issues, give him a call.Post a pic of what you got from him, so I can see.He did great things with the Marauder platform( My M-rod is featured in one of his early Citrus Airgun video's) & 4-5 years later, is still a Laser.

    It's due in on Monday.  When I get it, I'll do a photoshoot, fill it, and see if I can get some crony results. Going to be too loud for my backyard, so it may have to wait till a trip to the range, or an airgun shoot with my buddy.  I have to admit, I'm holding my breath on this one. 

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    Steveoh- Got your message on GTA- Post pics & original owner &  Will get hold of him- he's been down with the flu for a week. You were looking for o-ring sizes? if I recall?

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    After trying my dovetail -picatinny adapter, I figured it was loose- it was!(accuracy just not there @ 40 yds).,I shimmed mount (where it clamps to picatinny)& was able to secure. Now getting 1/4 -1/2" @ 40 yds with 132 gr. @ 790 fps.Need to get straight mounts & snow to melt so I can stretch it out to 100.Getting 5 good shots as is, and this thing weighs ~5 1/2 lbs.Only has 24" barrel, so losing some Fps, but for the price(free) what can I say? My Buddy does exceptional work- Has metering screw & stroke adjuster built in, but like where I'm at & getting to know rifle before changing anything + I totally trust his tuning to  get the best efficincy

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    Here she is. Really quite striking with John Bowman ‘s  Walnut Stock.

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    That is sweet. Now I want one.

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