Lelya is here! my little red devil.

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    Crank
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    A huge thanks to Brian at EDgun West! He got my new .25 Lelya to me without any fuss and just continues to be a great guy to deal with. It worked out like a charm that I have one of those unusual Leupold scopes with a 56mm objective that has a concave recess located on the underside for ultra low mounting. The other big win is it at some point in its life went through their custom shop and has a red, spatter pattern anodizing. Wasn't feeling too chipper, so I got the scope mounted and ran a couple of magazines over the chrono, with 25gr.JSB's running around 900fps. Not sure when my next run to the range will be, but it won't be soon enough.

     

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    bf1956
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    Way cool Mark !

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    intenseaty22
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    That’s a pretty sweet looking rig. Enjoy. 

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    douger
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    very slick gun 

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    Steyr
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    awesome – is brian offering laminate stocks?

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    Crank
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    Steyr,

    Not exactly. A very limited number unexpectedly wound up with laminates in this shipment. Depending on the responses by others on the wait list, these may never be listed on the site, so don't give Brian any grief over it if they all get spoken for.

    Mark

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    Hookster
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    Very nice looking piece. Perfect scope for it too.

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    davidsng
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    What a great looking gun.  I never knew there was a laminate stock! You lucky dog!  I already know I keeping mine for good and have been researching ways to do something with the stock.  If they ever come out with a salt/pepper or green laminate I will throw down some serious cash for it! 

    What is the shot count for the .25 jsb 25gr at 900fps?  

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    Crank
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    davidsng,

    Darned good question, I brought it up to over 220bar and got 3-4 magazines through it, but I think I was still around 160+ bar at that point. I was a bit fuzzy with Benadryl and a nasty headache, so I can't say for sure. I was also running shots through my R5M to sort out some regulator issues (Huma), so I was pre-occupied with that one more so. It would be nice if I can get at least 4 magazines before I fall off the reg. Not the best for bench shooting, but more than adequate for an outing when the number of shots will be minimal. The laminate concept has been mentioned in the past, but never quite got off the ground. Not even certain that they will become a regular thing, The only thing I can say is to call Brian today ! and get your name on the list, if they aren't already spoken for, you might get lucky. I've already located a laminate blank supplier and have been debating on attempting an inletting job on my milling machine for the R5M. 

    Mark

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    Dan1
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    Awesome! Love it.

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    Crank
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    Someone in another thread called the new Lelya a mini-Matador and I can tell you that is more or less the truth. The only obvious difference is the pivot point for the safety. Otherwise they are the same, I even checked to see if the stock would fit and it does (looks really weird!). I'll be itching to see how it performs.

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    WickedPlinka
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    She's a beauty

    Enjoy

    And,,, now I have Clapton lyrics stuck in my head

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    Steyr
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    crank, what scope is that? liking the way it fits perfectly with your lelya!

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    Crank
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    It's a Leupold VX-L 6.5×20, 30mm tube and a 56mm objective. A friend of mine sold it to me when he upgraded to a Zeiss. I have had it sitting around for years waiting for the right gun to put under it. It was worth the wait. Surprisingly, I was able to get a comfortable cheek weld and view through the scope using low rings. 

    Mark

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    KITROBASKIN
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    Please comment on the differences and similarities between your R5M and the Lelya. That would be great! 

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    AnimalHitman
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    Wow, Mark; I've never seen a scope like that before! That's a trip, It looks like it was dropped from a highrise!

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    Crank
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    Differences:

    – Length/weight

    – stock design

    – pivot point for manual safety is opposite.

    Similarities:

    – Everything else that I can see so far.

    From a subjective standpoint, the feel between both is unique. With the R5M feeling like an M1 Garand for a solid chunk in your hands and the Lelya like a FN P90. Each feeling right, but each individual and not something I will worry about figuring out who's best. Nobody wins those comparisons.

     

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    KITROBASKIN
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    Thank you Crank for responding, as someone who has both models under consideration. Each of us has certain needs/wants/priorities, right? No worries.

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    It's funny, I was just showing both to a friend and he just latched on to the ergonomics of the Lelya over the R5M. So a positive check mark to the Lelya. I like both for their respective qualities and still appreciate my "old school" R3M. My Leshiy is a creature unto itself and I love using it for specialized work, but it can hold its own even off a bench. They are all fascinating and I'm lucky enough to own more than one.

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    Range update! Spent several hours running the Lelya through its paces.

    DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE IF YOU ARE A LOUSY SHOT!!!

    You will not have any excuses if you miss, your friends will laugh at you and your neck will be bent holding it down in shame. It was like doing the "shoot the star" at the fair, at 50yds it just shredded a half inch hole, magazine after magazine. It shoots the 25gr just fine, but it definitely likes the 34's even better. In all, about 300+ pellets through it today.

    For those that want to know, from a 250bar fill to just about 120bar lets you put 4 magazines (36 pellets) on target. No odd behavior after topping off and it stays consistent. Definitely a solid performer.

    Mark

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