Impact on the way, what next?

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    Cpt.Cannon
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    I set out to buy a Crown and have ordered a .25 700mm Impact instead.  I'm new to pcp and have alot of other gear Ill need and have no idea what Im really doing.  I have a nitrogen tank waiting to be picked up and have a regulator that will hopefully work without having to spend more money there.  I'll need optics and will likely go with a Hawke sidewinder because that seems pretty popular even though a Athlon Helos caught my eye.  It seems the fx scope rings are a safe choice. I was told the side-shot magazine is good and seems so from what Ive read. 

    Ill need a chronograph so any recommendations there?

    What about the bipod?  Does anyone like or dislike the lower rail extensions?  The rail extension might seem like a good idea with the longer barrel?

    What about a Donnyfl Ronin moderator?  Would that make the longer barrel too un-wieldy?

    Im sure theres more that Im missing

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    Tominco
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    Try this link

    And this link.

    Both have TONS of information that you'l find useful. Congratulations! 

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    Peskadot671
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    For optics, check out SWFA. They're having an Independence Day sale on their own line of SWFA scopes. Great optics and savings. I wish I could jump on this but I'm broke. 

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    Peskadot671
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    Also, for a chronograph, look at Competition Electronics ProChrono Digital. For a bipod, take a look at B&T Atlas Bipod. Get the DonnyFL Ronin in the .30cal version which you could also use for your .25 barrel and if you decide to get a .30 barrel, you will have it covered.

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    Cpt.Cannon
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    Thanks for the info!  What about cleaning kit?  Is using fishing line and cleaning patches the norm or are there kits specific for airguns?  I have some Ballistol products coming.

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    Keyman62421
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    You started right.  Saved yourself enough on not having to rebuy that you can afford what ever add ons you desire.  I'd go athlon FFP over hawke (IMHO)  But, there are alot of good scopes.  Buy to fit you!  Side shot mag.  Dont buy OE!  I forgot.   FX no limit scope mts are a must.  Sports match also have similar.

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    Quoddy
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    What about a Donnyfl Ronin moderator?  Would that make the longer barrel too un-wieldy?

     

    I have a DonnyFL shroud and Ronin on my .30. The Donny shroud knocks off almost 1.5" from the FX version, so the overall length is increased by only around 5". It's an extra expense, but for the better quality it'a worth it… to me at least. 

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    toku58
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    Why are you looking to pick up a Nitrogen tank?  You can get a Yong Heng compressor and fill direct to the gun.(Just make sure you get a moisture filter)

     

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    Quoddy

    What about a Donnyfl Ronin moderator?  Would that make the longer barrel too un-wieldy?

     

    I have a DonnyFL shroud and Ronin on my .30. The Donny shroud knocks off almost 1.5" from the FX version, so the overall length is increased by only around 5". It's an extra expense, but for the better quality it'a worth it… to me at least. 

    Does the Ronin make a audible difference?  From what Ive seen on videos the difference Isnt much in "volume" more of a lower "tone".  Ill be taking care of some ground squirrels in between paper punching so quieter the better either way is what Im looking for.

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    Why are you looking to pick up a Nitrogen tank?  You can get a Yong Heng compressor and fill direct to the gun.(Just make sure you get a moisture filter)

     

    I wont have to worry about water in the system with nitrogen.  The cost for the lifetime lease and hardware(regulator, gauges) is about 1.7 times a nantong yongyiheng from my local shop, and only $26 a fill…and I get half the lease money back if I return the tank. I may also have a regulator that will work so that lessens my initial cost greatly.  Seems like the small compressors are hit and miss at best as to whether they work out of the box, without even considering longevity.

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    Cpt.Cannon

    I wont have to worry about water in the system with nitrogen.  The cost for the lifetime lease and hardware(regulator, gauges) is about 1.7 times a nantong yongyiheng from my local shop, and only $26 a fill…and I get half the lease money back if I return the tank. I may also have a regulator that will work so that lessens my initial cost greatly.  Seems like the small compressors are hit and miss at best as to whether they work out of the box, without even considering longevity.

    Very Nice let us know how the nitrogen works? I can see the advantages of nitrogen being more stable than air.
     

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    toku58

    Why are you looking to pick up a Nitrogen tank?  You can get a Yong Heng compressor and fill direct to the gun.(Just make sure you get a moisture filter)

    +1…Keep it cooled and change oil often and you'll be happy.

     

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    spysir
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    Fishing line or such will work but the low cost " crown saver" I purchased in 2000 is still severing me well and I find it much easier to use.

    a forum post showing one used:

    Which cleaning kit do you use for your air rifles?

     

     Got plenty of small targets handy?

     

    John

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    Renegade_626
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    As far as scopes go

    – Athlon optics are great and offer lifetime warranty, Athlon Argos awesome 

    – Hawke Sidewinders also really good and affordable 

    – SWFA's are incredible for the price, built like tanks and very clear

    – Vortex Viper Gen 2 PST and Vortex Razor HD Gen 2 ( Pricey but worth it ) also included lifetime VIP warranty 

    – MTC optics, Viper Pro really good but need to register for a 5yr warranty 

    – Nightforce SHV, have it in MOA, Center illumination reticle……..amazing scope

    These are my recommendations, hope this helps 

     

    Mark R

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    Hynzie
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    hi get yourself a patchworm kit $12 it has all the sizes everything u need to clean a barell,,,do not just start turning knobs you can break stuff read the directions if the gun is cocked and you try to adjust forget about it  broken and theres a couple other ways to break it by turning knobs when pressurized      join DVOR shooting supplies takes a minute and free best scope prices going just had a sale all sidewinders hawke were like $350

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    FukoChan
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    I suggest you Look it over very carefully for leaks+cosmetics, shoot it for groups, record your starting positions on all the adjustments, and begin your tuning adventure. 

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    MonsterMaxx
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    I have a .30 impact and it's fan-freekin-tastic in my humble opinion.

     

    I've got 2x of the Sideshot mags which are truly awesome

     

    Also put an Athlon Helos on it with Vortex precision rings.

     

    Got the cheap knockoff bipod and it works fine.

     

    The thing is an absolute tack driver.  It's by far my favorite of all my weapons.

     

     

     

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    Cpt.Cannon
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    MonsterMaxx

    I have a .30 impact and it's fan-freekin-tastic in my humble opinion.

     

    I've got 2x of the Sideshot mags which are truly awesome

     

    Also put an Athlon Helos on it with Vortex precision rings.

     

    Got the cheap knockoff bipod and it works fine.

     

    The thing is an absolute tack driver.  It's by far my favorite of all my weapons.

     

     

     How do you like the helos? Do the cross hairs seem blurry or too big at any magnification? Thats the scope Ive had my "eye on" …nevermind airguns, Im going into comedy.  Why did you choose the vortex rings instead of the fx no-limit ones?

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    kmd1984
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    What next? Unpack it, throw the packaging in the recycle bin and go shoot. : )

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