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Here she is! Katran standard

Forums PCP Airguns PCP Airgun – Discussion Here she is! Katran standard

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    rangur1
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    Now I guess we see if it lives up to hype. 25 cal katran standard. 15 1/2" barrel , OAL 35"

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    Ranchibi
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    Congratulations! Beautiful Katran! Enjoy shooting it.

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    Ed24
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    Great looking gun! Have been very interested how they perform especially with that shorter barrel.  Looking forward to your input after you get some trigger time!!!

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    Liontracks
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    Nice looking gun!

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    rangur1
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    update , gun feels good , smooth cocking lever , 2 things jump out at me 1 – loud , even with a huggett standard moderator which came in at 115 db on my meter . 2 feet from the muzzle. with just oem setup almost looking for hearing protection. gonna look for their stackable baffles. 2 – the bipod needs to come off to fill the bottle , the fill port is located on the bottom. shoots consistantly less than 10 FPS spread with both 25.3g and 33.9g pellets 25.3 g was ave 850 FPS for 41 FPE and the 33.9g was 765 FPS for 44 FPE.

    I may go the bottle clamp route to move the bipod forward of the fill port. add a couple of stack baffles when they become available. will take it to the range tomorrow for the accuracy. 

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    6600
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    I like how close the grip is to the bore line.

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    harrymoreland
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    Donnie is (apparently) soon to release a new "fat boy", it should look and hopefully sound good on that Tasty Tactical Temptress.

     

     

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    Hobbyman2007
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    Another manufacturer who actually got the magazine location right. I simply hate magazines that stick out past the top of the receiver. Nice rifle you have there. 

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    tcarlson777
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    Love the red bits on your scope mounts. Very unique. 

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    Emu
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    765 fps will increase drastically the drop.

    Better to use the 25.4 grain.

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    L.Leon
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    Great looking PCP, looking forward to your range impressions.

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    TMH
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    I was shooting my recently acquired CB this morning.  I don't really intend to shoot it off the bench much but I'm still in the process of verifying inherent accuracy and consistency (which both seem very good).

    I was also unpleasantly surprised at the bark of this gun, especially after previously having a Katran L which was backyard friendly even without additional moderation (and was shooting a 33.95 gr pellet at almost 100 fps higher muzzle velocity then the Compact is shooting a 25.4 gr).  I really wanted to keep this gun short, so at first I tried 2 out of the 3 sections of a HUMA Mod 30, then all 3 sections.  Finally tried the long Huggett when it was still too loud with the HUMA, and the Huggett quieted it down nicely.  And made the gun a lot longer than I had intended it to be.

    These Katrans are really nicely finished, accurate and smooth running guns.  Really good value for the money being charged for them.

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    rangur1
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    L.Leon

    Great looking PCP, looking forward to your range impressions.

    had a chance to hit the range. had a bit of swirling wind on and off , not to bad. was putting together about Half dollar size group at 50 yards. Now before you jump on that , I was shooting it only with a bipod , and bracing it as best I can without a rear bag , there is no bag rider yet. did this with 34g JSB pellets as well as 34g AVS slugs .2513 cup base. The 25.3g JSB and the 34g and 35g AVS slugs dish base  .2513 were decent , but not near as good. The 25.3g pellets probably suffered from the breeze more. At 75 yards it felt more like the gun was "lobbing them in"  

    The 42 FPE of this gun is decent , better yet , it seems to have little issue with slugs , at least AVS ones anyway. But as they say , so little time , so many projectiles to try. Fortunately , utah sent the gun shooting a little bit hotter than it's advertised. My opinion so far is the standard is a ready , with additional moderation, out of the box pellet and slug gun out to 50-70 yards with minute of squirrel head accuracy in a hunting situation. The long version would get you easily an extra 30 yards. 

    NOTE – I am in no way a strong shooter , did not have ideal benchrest conditions , did not shoot from a gun vise. Any one can achieve these results , most likely better . From the 25 cal perspective , given the difference in "bark" from the long version of this gun. I read from others the bark is definitely less noticeable with the long version , from what I saw , with a suppressor on they sounded close. there was a shooter next to me with the long version and they had a donny fx mod and I had a huggett standard , both 25 cal guns and they sounded equitable in loudness , which was not bad at all. If you were going 25 cal on this gun. the long version out of the box seems to give you about 20% more power with the 4-5 " longer barrel, and is suppossedly almost as quiet without any extra  mod , as the standard version is with one. I can't vouche for that , but TMH above could.

    lastly , you can definitely double load slugs , you need to be deliberate with the cocking cycle. If you are not really paying attention , you cock the lever lightly the slug can fail to seat all the way in the barrel and you feel resistence , and when you pull back the lever again to try to seat it , second slug tries to sneak in. If slugs are your deal , bring the proper size wood dowel along to easily fix this issue if it occurs , I did it once , but after that , I was deliberate every time I cocked it and the gun was issue free. 

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    Dumb question time…

    The longer version must have more baffles in the shroud?

    I REALLY like:
    the appearance
    tube or bottle option
    anti double-feed
    magazine location
    magazine capacity
    * your excellent use of BLING

    I have to wonder if this unit will be a better or comparable value than an RTI Performance Compact but won't know unless I buy one ;) I have the latter in .22 and LOVE IT. I created baffles for my PPC and it's reasonably backyard friendly.

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    festis77
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    If you were looking for a bag rider Utah Airguns has them:

    https://utahairguns.com/airmaks-katran-monopod-bag-rider/

     

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    rangur1

    L.Leon

    Great looking PCP, looking forward to your range impressions.

    had a chance to hit the range. had a bit of swirling wind on and off , not to bad. was putting together about Half dollar size group at 50 yards. Now before you jump on that , I was shooting it only with a bipod , and bracing it as best I can without a rear bag , there is no bag rider yet. did this with 34g JSB pellets as well as 34g AVS slugs .2513 cup base. The 25.3g JSB and the 34g and 35g AVS slugs dish base  .2513 were decent , but not near as good. The 25.3g pellets probably suffered from the breeze more. At 75 yards it felt more like the gun was "lobbing them in"  

    The 42 FPE of this gun is decent , better yet , it seems to have little issue with slugs , at least AVS ones anyway. But as they say , so little time , so many projectiles to try. Fortunately , utah sent the gun shooting a little bit hotter than it's advertised. My opinion so far is the standard is a ready , with additional moderation, out of the box pellet and slug gun out to 50-70 yards with minute of squirrel head accuracy in a hunting situation. The long version would get you easily an extra 30 yards. 

    NOTE – I am in no way a strong shooter , did not have ideal benchrest conditions , did not shoot from a gun vise. Any one can achieve these results , most likely better . From the 25 cal perspective , given the difference in "bark" from the long version of this gun. I read from others the bark is definitely less noticeable with the long version , from what I saw , with a suppressor on they sounded close. there was a shooter next to me with the long version and they had a donny fx mod and I had a huggett standard , both 25 cal guns and they sounded equitable in loudness , which was not bad at all. If you were going 25 cal on this gun. the long version out of the box seems to give you about 20% more power with the 4-5 " longer barrel, and is suppossedly almost as quiet without any extra  mod , as the standard version is with one. I can't vouche for that , but TMH above could.

    lastly , you can definitely double load slugs , you need to be deliberate with the cocking cycle. If you are not really paying attention , you cock the lever lightly the slug can fail to seat all the way in the barrel and you feel resistence , and when you pull back the lever again to try to seat it , second slug tries to sneak in. If slugs are your deal , bring the proper size wood dowel along to easily fix this issue if it occurs , I did it once , but after that , I was deliberate every time I cocked it and the gun was issue free. 

    Hey Rangur1, 

    Shot Wednesday with the katran using .2513 35 grain cup base. Result were very good. One hole at 50 yards, and 1.5" at 100 yards. I haven't been able to shoot since February when it was very cold in New York. I was out with my neighbor Marc and the results were just as good in his newer Katran which tells me the barrels are still the same since my early purchase.

    I will post a video next time I go out out as I was very surprised the katran did so well with slugs. The regulator was not preforming well in the February freezing temps.

     

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    rangur1
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    cantshoot

    Is it 100yds Veteran accurate?

    The long can be not sure the standard has enough juice to it. Taipan goes to 50 FPE in standard and 60 FPE with the long. Katran standard is about 42 FPE so figure accordingly. But it definitely is at 60 yards , pellets or slugs. 

    let me add to this after thinking about it. Since the standard katran came similarly powered as my 25 taipan shorty , which I also shot. it is as accurate as the shorty at 50-75 yards , didnt do 100 yards. 

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    L.Leon
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    @rangur1, thanks for taking the time to post up your impressions.

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    L.Leon

    @rangur1, thanks for taking the time to post up your impressions.

    you got it! Hope it helps. 

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    rangur1

    cantshoot

    Is it 100yds Veteran accurate?

    The long can be not sure the standard has enough juice to it. Taipan goes to 50 FPE in standard and 60 FPE with the long. Katran standard is about 42 FPE so figure accordingly. But it definitely is at 60 yards , pellets or slugs. 

    let me add to this after thinking about it. Since the standard katran came similarly powered as my 25 taipan shorty , which I also shot. it is as accurate as the shorty at 50-75 yards , didnt do 100 yards. 

    Sorry I forgot to mention that I increased the set pressure on my KAtran regulator to 150 bar, roughly. I just did a shot string in the basement…shooting 35.1 .2513 AVS cup base at avg 884 fps or 61 FPE. 

    Stephen

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