My new arrivals!!!

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    Tominco
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    1st there was the car…

    I’m sure some of you know how difficult buying a new car can be. I got this one for a great price and then had work done to freshen it up mechanically even though it wasn’t necessarily required. Call it “preventative maintenance” if you will. Now, it’s a year round(awd), reliable commuter car (27mpg) which was bought to be a safe ride for the new 7lb 0oz air gunner that was brought into this world on the 27th. Introducing Ms. Rowan Elise…

    She’s 8 days old today so, there’s not much to talk about other than poop, pee, vomit, sore mommy, sleepless nights, and the way she seems to have farted on everyone who has held her! lol! 
    The tubing is because she’s on Oxygen. All babies born at this altitude (9500ft) end up on oxygen for at least the first few weeks. 

    Then, a week later, my brown Santa showed up!

    Double boxed, of course…

    Now, bear with me, the lighting is terrible for taking pictures of my brand new tuned and regulated FX 400 with grade 2 walnut stock. 


    I wanted to get my Athlon scope (also brand new!) mounted up to it and get it sighted in. So, I grabbed whatever mounts I had, which ended up being a hassle because I had to steal them off another rifle. (Apparently, I overlooked that part of the build!) But, here’s a pic of that setup outside, which highlights the wood stock better. 

    But wait… there’s more! 
    The same day, I also received a package in the mail which contained my new Eaglevisioncam.com Infinity adjustable scope mount FAE-S50! What perfect timing! :)

    I got the accessory level with it and wanted to give it a test. Never trust a level to be level until you’ve tested its level against others levels! So, I compared it against 2 other levels. 

    1st pic = slight tilt. 2nd pic = level.

    One possible downside might be when I go to fit it inside a case. That level might stick out too far and could be susceptible to quite a bit of strain. But, other than that, It’s a nice use of space and is very easy to see when you’re behind the scope.
    I also wanted to see what the max tilt looked like,


    The saw is unplugged and the blade is all the way down. 
    By this time it was too dark outside to shoot. And now… I’m stuck at work for about 36 more hours. So, all my new arrivals sit at home waiting for me to return and give them my attention. Also, no shot groups to show you guys. But, they were looking very good at 50yds shooting in the wind. 
    Happy Shooting!
    Tom

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    ajshoots
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    Congrats on all the new additions to the family. Especially the little one!!

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    NMshooter
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    Congrats on the new addition…… and I’m talking about the baby! She is amazing! If you get too busy with the baby, let me know, I am available to help break the new rifle in. LOL. Looks like you are on top of the world.
    Happy for you!
    NM

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    wll2506
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    WOW, you have had a busy last few weeks….now if you won the lottery too, that would make it one heck of a month !!!

    wll2506

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    Tominco
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    “wll2506”WOW, you have had a busy last few weeks….now if you won the lottery too, that would make it one heck of a month !!!

    wll2506

    
ROFL! I actually DID win the lottery! There were so many “7”s involved in her birth that I went out and bought 7 lottery tickets. One of them paid off a whole $4. LOL! :) First time I ever won the lottery. DOUBLE DOWN! HAHA! 

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    iride
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    Congrats on the baby, I just ordered the scope mounts you got in today,
    Mike

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    Jack.K
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    Tom, Congrats on your new addition especially the one in pink!  If you think time flys before the it’s only going to go faster with the little one. Soon you will be out showing her how to use you toys. 

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    Kitplanenut
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    Congrats on the little one Tom. Family is everything. Dang nice gun also. Looking forward to seeing it at EBR

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    mubhaur
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    Please share some groups at 50 and 75 yards

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    Michael
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    Wow, you must be on overload.

    Congrats Tom. Beautiful everything!

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    Strikey
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    Like the car, Subaru fan myself,  nice timber on the Royale but that little girl is gorgeous, congratulations Tominco😀

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    Verve
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    Congratulations Tom on the arrival of your daughter. Best health and happiness to you all.

    And congrats on other stuff too :)

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    Cliff_Allen
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    Congrats on the new additions to the family Tom! Can’t wait to see how the Royale performs. I’m curious, though. Reading your posts it sounds like you’ve had your fair share of different air rifles that you’ve tried, including a Royale 500 if I’m not mistaken. What made you go back and get what amounts to the same gun you’ve already had before?

    I’m mostly curious because I did the same thing with the same gun. I sold my Royale 500, tried several others and ended up buying another Royale. I’m just interested to hear your own reasoning. Anyway, congrats again, I’m sure you’ve got your hands full right now! Can’t wait to see some groups!

    Regards,
    Cliff

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    TheLakeRat
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    You’re a blessed man. Congrats brother!

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    jking
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    Wow Tom, congrats on everything especially the one from God. I’ve been thinking about a set of FX No Limits for my 500 but it looks like your mounts would do the same with the benefit of the top weaver mounts. It looks like the set up on your gun set the scope really high looking at the gap between the top of the magazine and the bottom of the scope. Is it shouldering ok where it is now? I’m running mine much lower to get a better feeling cheek weld and eye alignment. Maybe a difference in the stock and receiver configuration as well. 
    Jimmy

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    Fuji
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    Congrats on new arrival! I am a recently new father myself…”poop, pee, vomit, sleep”… & repeat, & repeat, & repeat…..

    Great gun, beautiful healthy child, life couldn’t be better.

    Cheers!

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    Sam63
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    Congratulations to you and your wife Tom. Rowan Elise is truly beautiful for a new born. Enjoy her and when you get time enjoy your new toys.

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    airborne
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    Congratulations . Having a child is still a miracle to me. It was the high point in  my life seeing my children born. I always thought I was a man prior to having children, but until you have one then you become a man. Maybe not everyone but for me it was a big turn around and life change. Enjoy now. before you know you will be looking around and scratching your head and saying what the hell happened, as you experience the empty nest…………………AB

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    Tominco
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    Thanks everyone!

    Cliff, I had a 500 for a short time – only a month or two. I traded out my Bobcat to get it and try it out. Then, the Wildcat was going to be released and I needed some $$. So, I sold the 500 right back to the guy it came from. He missed it so much that he actually contacted me right when I made the decision to sell it (note to self). I noticed immediately how much I got used that thumb rest on the 500 stock (note to self). Time went on and the Wildcat proved to be a keeper. Then EBR came around and changed a lot of things for me. Enter the Impact, youtube, new friends… I saw some 4/500’s competing as usual. I always notice them because it feels like this “void space” ever since I sold the 500 (note to self). Ted had a nice laminate he was using for the speed silo and I also noticed some other really wild and beautiful stocked ones there. A few months later I ended up having a long conversation with a guy that has been around for a long time, knows his stuff, shoots very well, competes, but mostly hunts, and this guy shoots everything – I mean he has shot just about every rifle sold. We were just chatting it up and the 4/500 came up. I told my story and he told his. One of the key points he said was how the Royale is the most solid platform FX has ever come out with (note to self) So, I skipped on in to AoA while I was down in AZ for a BR competition in Feb. Yup, saw another 4/500 at that competition (note to self). I held a few including a very light one that looked to be a carbine model or something. Well, then they bring out this one with grade2 stock that was having oil rubbed into the stock. Oh man, my jaw hit the floor! 
    So, I thought it over on my 900 mile drive home. They’ve been around for a while, this guy I trust tells me it’s the most solid platform they’ve ever released, I miss mine, I see them at competitions and they’re competitive, I see one in Ted’s hands, I see one in Fredrik’s hands (I mean, if they guy that owns the company and makes the rifles is shooting one….), they look nice, feel nice, I could go on and on. Another thing that comes up is that they are steady. What I mean by that is, they get talked about on the forum but it’s usually about tuning, tweaking, etc. Seems like it’s all the stuff that comes up after a rifle has proven itself to a shooter. I’ve said time and time again how I believe consistency is they key to successful shooting both in the rifle and the shooter. Well, this takes it up to a different level – consistency in the manufacturing of a rifle over time. I guess it’s time to put my money where my mouth is and get a rifle that’s not the newest release but an old tried and true model. The decision was made and I got to think about it for the other 895 miles home! :) 
    Tom

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    Tominco
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    “jking”Wow Tom, congrats on everything especially the one from God. I’ve been thinking about a set of FX No Limits for my 500 but it looks like your mounts would do the same with the benefit of the top weaver mounts. It looks like the set up on your gun set the scope really high looking at the gap between the top of the magazine and the bottom of the scope. Is it shouldering ok where it is now? I’m running mine much lower to get a better feeling cheek weld and eye alignment. Maybe a difference in the stock and receiver configuration as well. 
    Jimmy

    
There are actually side weavers available too. Click the link and look for the accessories section. They screw on where the level is. It looks so high because it’s tilted way up. I’ll try to remember to snap a pic of it once I get the final location. Generally, I like to run my scopes as low as possible. 
    Tom

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