Gauntlet 25 My First PCP

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    UlkaHuren
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    I recently upgraded from an Octane Elite 22 to a Gauntlet 25. Guess which 8 shot group was the Gauntlet? lol The Octane can do better, but the very heavy trigger makes it difficult. I wound up also getting a compressor setup and a 4500 PSI 3L scuba tank. Very portable and plenty of air for a couple days or more of shooting. 

    I was able to adjust the trigger to my liking and it passed my accidental discharge safety tests. Light pull with no creep. The biggest safety test I figured out is to retract the bolt fully and let it flip forward. If the trigger is too light or the sear overlap is too close, then it will fire, even with the safety on. Where I set my trigger I made sure it has a safety margin away from that. The bolt was really stiff to cycle. I racked it back strenuously maybe 3 dozen times which improved it a lot, but I’ll want to mod that at some point. 

    It really likes JSB Kings for accuracy. I chrono them at 870 FPS and 43 FPE. Quite healthy and in 8 shots got a very good SD of 2.9. As far as shot capacity, I get 28 shots before the velocity drops off. The report sounds  louder than the Octane. I measured 97dB about a foot from the muzzle. The Octane measured 92dB I think. I’m considering ordering the Hajimoto baffle stack and stripper. It looks like a good upgrade. The DonnyFL short shroud and suppressor looks pretty snazzy though. 

    I’m overall very happy with this beast. Being my Octane does 26 FPE I opted for the higher power of the Gauntlet 25. Being in suburbia I get a max of 10 yards at home. Next month some friends and I will drive out to a park range for some long range shooting. I’m the only airgunner, but I have some magnum pistols and an M1 Garand. Anyway, I’ll really be able to see what this Gauntlet will do at longer ranges then.

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    TNT19
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    Ah yes the gauntlet 25 cal. I went through and gave it a once over. I polished all the ports, upped the regulator to 2000 psi pushing 930 fps with the 25 JSB, adjusted the trigger,  added a 380 cc bottle, and ported the shroud to lessen the report, a Hajimoto mod and it is nasty out to 125 yards. I am averaging 55 shots with the new bottle and regulator pressure change. Nice gun for the cost. I will add a sling mount a little farther up to help out. I find it super accurate. 

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    UlkaHuren
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    TNT19

    Ah yes the gauntlet 25 cal. I went through and gave it a once over. I polished all the ports, upped the regulator to 2000 psi pushing 930 fps with the 25 JSB, adjusted the trigger,  added a 380 cc bottle, and ported the shroud to lessen the report, a Hajimoto mod and it is nasty out to 125 yards. I am averaging 55 shots with the new bottle and regulator pressure change. Nice gun for the cost. I will add a sling mount a little farther up to help out. I find it super accurate. 

    I have yet to do long range, but it is very accurate. Doing some polishing will come up soon on the bolt especially as well as possible spring and hammer mods. I want to do a sling stud too for a bipod. 

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    Jonnie
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    You cannot beat the Gauntlet for the price. I have the .22 cal and the .25 cal. A little touch up work on these Gauntlets is all that is required to make them a great rifle.

    Some people don't like them for various reasons, but some people don't like other more expensive rifles either.

    I'm very satisfied with both of mine.

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    UlkaHuren
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    Jonnie

    You cannot beat the Gauntlet for the price. I have the .22 cal and the .25 cal. A little touch up work on these Gauntlets is all that is required to make them a great rifle.

    Some people don't like them for various reasons, but some people don't like other more expensive rifles either.

    I'm very satisfied with both of mine.

    It is a very nice rifle considering the price. The only criticism I have about it out of the box is the hard to cycle bolt. The trigger too, but that can be adjusted. 

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    be4meliz
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    Just got word that the .25 tune kit is out(from Hajimoto)- definately recommend for .25 owners- helps smooth out a few issues & makes Hammer spring adjustable to fine tune.

     

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