Looking for a 25 cal pcp for hunting…..

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    johnp
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    I just got rid of a 25 cal air ranger and I’m kicking myself bigtime!
    So I’m looking to buy another 25 caliber without having to buy the same gun again.

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    Check out @echochap‘s latest video in the hunting section with the Kral Puncher Breaker Silent bullpup in .25…

    There are a couple of airsmiths who will go through the gun to make them quieter, polish the crown and lap the barrel, deburr, etc.

    With that said, also MRod in .25. What’s your budget? Do you prefer a traditional rifle or bullpup?
     

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    Oregun
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    So many choices …  as ballistic points out.

    Here’s  the .25 guns that I currently own, and would recommend:
    => FX Wildcat – light weight, easy to load mag, extremely accurate
    => Airforce Condor – powerhouse, very accurate, power adjustment
    => Airforce Talondor (tricked out Talon) – smaller than the Condor
    => Sumatra – crazy power, under lever action, easy load mag, accurate, power adjustment

    Hope this helps!
     

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    Tominco
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    I’d recommend a Wildcat .25. 
    Good price, good shot count, easy to load, can reload while shooting (infinite magazine), comfortable, light (especially synthetic)….
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    Well, i looked at the wildcat and the impact last week . I liked the wildcat but i wasnt crazy about the impact, but i like the more traditional style gun, i think the FX royal 500 synthetic may be the one , very light and has good reviews , not going to jump on it yet though just want to see what my options are first.

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    dr_beretta
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    I’m not sure what your budget is. I would recommend the Kalibrgun Cricket in 0.25. No other gun has put a big a smile on my face or surprised me as much as that gun. 
    I own many PCP’s from Daystate, BSA, Brocock, Air Arms, Airforce, and Walther. The Kalibrgun is my go to “long range sniper”. In fact, the majority of my 50+ yard shots are taken with that gun. 
    Just dropped three pest squirrels this morning around my feeder from between 55 and 70 yards. So much confidence in shot placement and accuracy that I just have to make sure my ranging is accurate and my trigger pull is consistent. The gun does the rest. 
    Bullpup, lightweight, regulated, quiet, high shot count, and delivers over 50 ft lbs at the muzzle. Can’t ask for anything more. 

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    Deja
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    The Vulcan is fairly solid to if you want something light.

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    bowwild
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    I’ve owned only two .25s.  

    One was Daystate Airwolf Extreme.  Just too long for me.

    I kept the FX Wildcat .25.  I own it only for squirrel hunting for the pot, they aren’t pests where I live. 

    I like the looks of the Kalibrgun Cricket carbine.

    If I were to buy another .25 and wanted a full size rifle, it would be a RAW, as light and short as practical without taking the FPE below 45.

    I have no experience with the FX 500 but I’ve sure seen a lot here that like em and the folks at AoA are high on them as well.

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    zachary
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    fx crown if you want to wait. streamline is very good. im not impressed with my .22 wildcat just not accurate at long ranges. Hatsan at44 then buy a reg for it and they become tack drivers. i would not of said that 2 months ago. fx 500 is to long for my tastes. cricket is a better bullpup than the wildcat. i really like the carbine. EDguns are great and with the price of 1300 shipped i would do that over the wildcat. mine is old reliable and can tread a needle at a 100y. hope this helps
     

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    ncstan
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    The Fx royale 500 has served me well for the last few years.I am a hunter and it is a very accurate rifle and I have not had any issues.Plently of power for small game out to 75 yards.Other rifles have come and gone but the 500 has a home.

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    ebigham1
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    What are you hunting? if you need more power and an affordable gun that you wouldn’t mind if it were to get abused a little I would second the airforce choice. If you don’t I would say get an FX. Just a better gun. I just cant handle spending a lot of money and getting it scratched up in the woods. I would cry. With that said I think they are great guns as would many people here. 

     

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    johnp
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    “ebigham1”What are you hunting? if you need more power and an affordable gun that you wouldn’t mind if it were to get abused a little I would second the airforce choice. If you don’t I would say get an FX. Just a better gun. I just cant handle spending a lot of money and getting it scratched up in the woods. I would cry. With that said I think they are great guns as would many people here. 

     

    
that’s a big reason why I got rid of the daystate, it was really heavy and I didn’t want to scratch it the FX Royal synthetic 500 is really light. And if you install the carbon fiber bottle that takes another pound off it. I already have an Air Force talon and 25 and for some reason I just don’t like the gun. BTW  the gun will be for opossum,  woodchuck  and squirrel. 

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    “ebigham1”What are you hunting? if you need more power and an affordable gun that you wouldn’t mind if it were to get abused a little I would second the airforce choice. If you don’t I would say get an FX. Just a better gun. I just cant handle spending a lot of money and getting it scratched up in the woods. I would cry. With that said I think they are great guns as would many people here. 

     

    
that’s a big reason why I got rid of the daystate, it was really heavy and I didn’t want to scratch it the FX Royal synthetic 500 is really light. And if you install the carbon fiber bottle that takes another pound off it. I already have an Air Force talon and 25 and for some reason I just don’t like the gun. BTW  the gun will be for opossum,  woodchuck  and squirrel. 

    Hatsan AT44-10 QE? 
Not exactly a lightweight either but has a good reputation for hunting/pesting that type of quarry..

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    “johnp”

    “ebigham1”What are you hunting? if you need more power and an affordable gun that you wouldn’t mind if it were to get abused a little I would second the airforce choice. If you don’t I would say get an FX. Just a better gun. I just cant handle spending a lot of money and getting it scratched up in the woods. I would cry. With that said I think they are great guns as would many people here. 

     

    
that’s a big reason why I got rid of the daystate, it was really heavy and I didn’t want to scratch it the FX Royal synthetic 500 is really light. And if you install the carbon fiber bottle that takes another pound off it. I already have an Air Force talon and 25 and for some reason I just don’t like the gun. BTW  the gun will be for opossum,  woodchuck  and squirrel. 

    
FX light? I am getting old. I have an Airforce Escape ss and it is no more than 7 lbs with scope, light bi pod and strap. Lol my arms would scream with 9 or 10. For opossum, woodchuck almost any gun would have enough power. If you don’t mind the money get the FX. I would. 

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    Alan
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    What is the matter with a .25 caliber Benjamin Marauder? 

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    Sam63
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    The 25 Sumatra was built for hunting, PA has refurbs evey once in a while for $550 – $575. The Sumatra Carbine is 35″ long. Will Piatt tunes Sumatra’s, when hes done they are close to 100 fpe. If I were buying a 25 and its main purpose was going to be for hunting it would be a Will Piatt tuned Sumatra Carbine.
    https://sites.google.com/site/saddlemountaingunsmith/home/sumatra-20-22-25

    HUNTING WITH THE .22 SUMATRA CARBINE

    25 Cricket for hunting and long range target shooting is what I bought last summer. Georgia AG power tuned it for $200. If you can swing $1600 I highly recommend a PT 25 Cricket. Mine is pushing the 34 grain JSB 920 – 925 fps. 

    75 yards groups last week with the 25 Cricket . 

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    N2AirJun
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    So far I’m lovin the Benjamin Armada .25 which I got just to trick out the m-loc furniture. Surprisingly accurate.

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    pepegraves
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    SUMATRA.

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    fz1yamaha
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    I- Bought The r500 synthetic-I’m really enjoying it, Got it to do everything I bought it for,installed a 30 cal reg.shoots the heavy pellet like I’d hoped -put the c/f bottle on, scared me at first ,almost to lite feeling, so I started  leaving  the bi-pod on 24-7,if i need more weight I can add a light , rigged up a 3-point sling for hunting….Only gun made me look back once ,is the new Crown…Hope you enjoy ! your decision ,as much as I’ve been enjoying mine

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    SaltH2OSlick
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    For lighweight yet power and good shot count, it’s hard to beat a Vulcan 25. I use mine to keep the sparrows and starlings at bay in my back yard where I have some martin houses. I can take head shots on the birds sitting on the boxes at 55 yards away. I’ve killed a bunch of coons, squirrels and rabbits with it. For a little more power, I have a .25 Cricket. I’ve killed hogs DRT at 40 yards with it shooting 25.4 gr. JSB’s… Both guns are tack drivers. The edge for  accuracy at distance would have to go to the Cricket… My longest shot to date with it is 139 yards. Head shot on a turtle in my pond. It’s  bit heavy, but it’s a serious hunting gun. Right now, I have night vision on it for night time coon and hog hunting. It’s deadly on both when sitting in a blind. for spot and stalk hunting, I use my Vulcan. 

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