Matt's FX Streamline review

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    sgergen
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    Matt at AirArmsHuntingSA does a full review on the FX Streamline.

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    zebra
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    Shocker… Matt loves another gun. 

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    oscarnunez
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    let’s be honest not trying to bash anyone but when you are getting that sweet discount or maybe free guns to review something that more likely you like such as FX guns (cause they are amazing i have 2 of them) is hard not to get a few of them and still enjoy the crap out them

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    zebra
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    I wish these reviewers would wait a little longer before putting up these reviews. To do it right, you need to spend some real time with the gun, see how it lasts or if there are some parts that break after a few weeks. How is it holding zero and holding air after a month or three. Taking it into the field on a hunting trip or two.

    I’d also like them to provide some more useful insights to help with buying decisions. I.e. Don’t just tell me you like it, I want to now if, for the money, I should buy this gun, the Daystate Huntsman or the BSA R10 mk2 etc.

    You have three rifles there for a similar price going after the same market. We already know they are all good because they never give bad reviews.

    Just one man’s opinion but for me, if you’ve seen one of his reviews, you’ve seen them all. 

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    Sheharyar
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    Haven’t watched it but I can guess that it is accurate and durable .lol like every other gun.

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    BenSeager
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    Well he has had that gun since the AOA extreme benchrest. 

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    Cliff_Allen
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    I’d also like them to provide some more useful insights to help with buying decisions. I.e. Don’t just tell me you like it, I want to now if, for the money, I should buy this gun, the Daystate Huntsman or the BSA R10 mk2 etc.

    
For the money, buy the Streamline. The Streamline and the BSA will likely be as accurate as each other. The Huntsman, is going to be the sexiest gun of them all, bar none. Daystate seems to put a lot of their manufacturing effort into making what I would call “heirloom” guns that are incredibly good looking and certainly well made, but that seems to be at the expense of other attributes. For example, not being regulated the Huntsman will be the least efficient with air and will likely be less consistent, especially out at longer distances when you would have to pay extra attention to where you are in the power curve of the gun. 

    In my experience, the BSA and FX are basically on par with each other when it comes to accuracy. The BSA and FX are both regulated and have proven barrel technology. The FX has a little better trigger. Easier to adjust and can be adjusted lighter if desired. The FX also has the ability to adjust the power. Lastly, while the BSA is a cracking accurate gun, and I certainly don’t want to part with mine any time soon, it has a fairly noisy hammer system that is exaggerated when you have your cheek on the stock and pull the trigger. In short it is a less friendly shot cycle. I depends on what you want most.

    I’d say Daystate is the best looking with the least amenities, probably not the most accurate at distance without a regulator.

    FX is the opposite, not the best looking, but has the most amenities. Regulated, very accurate, adjustable power.

    BSA is in between. Pretty good looking, Regulated, very accurate, no adjustable power, slightly heavier trigger, and louder shot cycle. 

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    DellaDog
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    The Daystate Huntsman Regal .22 is definitely accurate. 

    Zeroed at 25 yards then shot two 10 shot groups at 50 yards with a 1 mil holdover. 
    These are 1″ squares. 

    And here’s 100 yards, with 5 mil holdover. 

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    And I’m just an average backyard shooter. 
     

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    BeachGunner
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    “DellaDog”The Daystate Huntsman Regal .22 is definitely accurate. 

    Zeroed at 25 yards then shot two 10 shot groups at 50 yards with a 1 mil holdover. 
    These are 1″ squares. 

    And here’s 100 yards, with 5 mil holdover. 

    View post on imgur.com

    And I’m just an average backyard shooter. 
     

    
That’s some very accurate shooting. Do you hunt with your Regal XL as well? 

    I’m in the market for my first PCP. It comes down to the BSA R10, the Regal XL, and the Streamline. Tough call. 

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    BeachGunner
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    “zebra”I wish these reviewers would wait a little longer before putting up these reviews. To do it right, you need to spend some real time with the gun, see how it lasts or if there are some parts that break after a few weeks. How is it holding zero and holding air after a month or three. Taking it into the field on a hunting trip or two.

    I’d also like them to provide some more useful insights to help with buying decisions. I.e. Don’t just tell me you like it, I want to now if, for the money, I should buy this gun, the Daystate Huntsman or the BSA R10 mk2 etc.

    You have three rifles there for a similar price going after the same market. We already know they are all good because they never give bad reviews.

    Just one man’s opinion but for me, if you’ve seen one of his reviews, you’ve seen them all. 

    
You and I are in the same boat my friend. Those 3 rifles are my short list. I’m really twitching to pull the trigger on one, but every time I think I have made my mind up, I hesitate for some reason or another about the other 2. 
    The Regal XL is the best looking, no doubt. Does it being unregulated really matter? It seems that everyone that has one says it is accurate, and they get 40-50 shots before loss of velocity effects accuracy. That seems pretty good to me for an unregulated rifle. 
    The Streamline seems like a typical FX; very efficient and accurate. Doesn’t do anything for me as far as looks go, but I can live with it. 
    The R10; beautiful stock even though I don’t really like the looks of a bottle gun. Regulated, but I am seeing more people taking out the BSA factory regulator and put in a Huma. That just sorta bothers me. You spend $1,100 for an air rifle and yet you STILL have to add a part to make it efficient?? BSA should fix that. 
    I guess the good news is I can’t go wrong with any of them. 

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    Birdo
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    Add this one to your list.  Brocock Bantam, it has a huge cf tank for double the shot count of those others, and is more ergonomic too.  It includes a nice moderator and the Daystate style magazine which I think is superior.  At least that’s what I bought.  No regulator to break.

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    BeachGunner
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    The Compatto/Bantam are interesting rifles. I’m not a big fan of the look of semi-bull pup’s, but there is no doubt they have fans like yourself. If I were using it mostly afield, I would agree that this type of design is superior to a standard sporting rifle setup. How’s the accuracy/consistency? 

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    Birdo
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    I had a loose scope so initial accuracy was bad, but now it seems very good.  I need to take it the range for more testing, and need to check consistency.  I can say the shot count in 177 is around 150 shots on a mix of low and medium powered shots.

     It reminds me a lot of my first FX cyclone in regards to accuracy and handling.  The plan was to get a walnut streamline but they were back ordered, and the regals are right hand only.

    the main goal was shot count so I can take one or maybe two rifles to the range without filling equipment.

    thanks
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    BeachGunner
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    Thanks for the feedback John. Sounds like a nice PCP to own. 

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