My new Fully Auto LCS Air Arms SK19

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    Lmctex
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    My new fully automatic LCS Air Arms SK 19 in .25 caliber. I took it today to a 50 yard indoor range here in Houston to sight it in. Since I primarily plan for my son and I to shoot rabbits with it I zeroed it at 25 yards. Interestingly there was no drop off at 50 yards. I was very surprised by how accurate the gun is and I say that as a shooter that has three FX rifles and has competed at Extreme Benchrest. I used JSB Diablo .25 25.39 grain pellets. For rabbits I anticipate using H&N Barracuda .25 28.24 grain pellets. I outfitted the gun with a 1-6X scope and added a picatinny extender at the bottom so that I could fit a bipod and some rail grip. Thus far very pleased with this purchase from Airguns of Arizona (a shout-out to Darren and Rich).

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    Michael
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    Use the picture button to upload photos.  Dragging & dropping is not an option.

    You should also try the Benjamin Dome pellets.  They may surprise you!

    -MW

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    Lmctex
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    Lmctex
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    Thanks Michael,

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    hawkeye69
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    I'd like to hear more about your experience with the gun. What FPS are getting with the 25.89's?  Keep us posted…

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    Lmctex
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    Didn’t take my chronograph with me today. Will next time and report back.

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    John_in_Ma
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    Any chance you can bring it to the PA Cup, I'd like to check it out. I'm shure other shooters would as well. 

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    Bobr
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    Looks good ,keeping a watch on them seeing if they cycle good and if any problems arise , thanks for sharing 

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    Lmctex
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    Unfortunately I don’t think my rifle case is large enough to hold the SK19 and my FX Crown that I will be using at the Pyramid Air Cup.

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    Michael
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    I got to shoot mine out to 50y today.  I tested 4 different pellets.  I adjusted the power wheel to shoot each pellet about 900 fps (I have not touched the regulator which says its @ about 125b).

    The JSB 34g Mk1 and the 28g Benjamin Domes shot best.  Followed by the JSB 34g Mk2 & the JSB 25g Kings.

     

    My initial impressions are:

    • Its a bit loud.  Perhaps increasing the regulator & reducing the power wheel will help?  But I'm guessing its mostly because in order to maintain a compact tacti-cool look, the barrel is on the short side. 
    • It consumes quite a bit of air when shooting the 34g pellets at 900fps
    • The trigger takes some time to get used to.  In semi-auto mode the trigger has a long first stage, and a somewhat spongy second stage break.  In full-auto mode (which i don't really plan on using) the trigger is much heavier.  There's nothing in the manual on how to adjust it, so I'll wait for someone else to tinker with it first.
    • The permanently affixed magazine is kind of a bummer
    • I haven't figured out how to clean the barrel yet.  I'd rather not remove it to clean it as that will change my POI.  Maybe I'll try using .25 caliber felt cleaning pellets?
    • Everything appears to be made very well
    • The grip is awesome 
    • Semi-auto is such a nice feature
    • I'm pleasantly surprised with its accuracy 

    Here's (6) 5 shot groups @ 50y that I rattled off pretty quickly.

    I've got to admit… the SK19 is a hoot to shoot!

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    hawkeye69
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    Nice shooting, I'll bet it's fun to shoot. I'd be curious to know how the Huben stacks up against it.

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    Hunter4life
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    hawkeye69

    Nice shooting, I'll bet it's fun to shoot. I'd be curious to know how the Huben stacks up against it.

     

    Yeah this, been looking at both of these guns also.

    I am a little hesitant In these semi ( auto ) guns , after owning a monsoon and having a lot of issues with it buying another one like it makes me think twice 

    Did anyone else happen to see the vid on YouTube of Giles shooting it at the RMAC in full auto and it malfunctioning and I believe a pellet shot out the rear of the magazine and hit his face ?  I just tried to search for it again and it didn’t come up.   

    Anyone have and info on this ? Or any other issues like it.  Looked liked it shocked him pretty good when it happened.  

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    Hunter4life-

    I have had the Huben .22 for about a month now and really enjoy it. I have owned several other autos- 3 or 4 Monsoons,  Steyr scout, and Kral. It's the most powerful, easy power adjust, and most accurate semi auto I've owned.

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    Lmctex
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    Michael, excellent review, it really is a fun and accurate gun!

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    ksfastman
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    I've had a Huben in .22 for about 4yrs…I love that rifle! I've put so many pellets thru that thing it's crazy. I've had the mold and sizing die for the slug/pellet that Gregor helped with, but haven't used it yet. I primarily shoot JSB Ultra Shocks or the Heavy Beast. I've still got about 10,000 Ultra Shocks and it likes them just fine…so it will be a while before I try casting slugs/pellets. That being said I have a deposit on an SK19 in .22.

     

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    hawkeye69

    Nice shooting, I'll bet it's fun to shoot. I'd be curious to know how the Huben stacks up against it.

     

    Yeah this, been looking at both of these guns also.

    I am a little hesitant In these semi ( auto ) guns , after owning a monsoon and having a lot of issues with it buying another one like it makes me think twice 

    Did anyone else happen to see the vid on YouTube of Giles shooting it at the RMAC in full auto and it malfunctioning and I believe a pellet shot out the rear of the magazine and hit his face ?  I just tried to search for it again and it didn’t come up.   

    Anyone have and info on this ? Or any other issues like it.  Looked liked it shocked him pretty good when it happened.  

    I was on that range-stage when it happened. It is where you went to zero, figure out a problem and where the big bores were working their guns. I had shot the same rifle just before, maybe 20 minutes earlier give or take.

    Now it was loud because of the big bores, and I was talking with others.  I saw Giles jump up and off the bench, reaching for his check as to cover it and then returning to the bench pretty darn concerned. What I thought was said was, he was hit with some type of blowback, and he was shocked. It was clear to see he was done with that rifle.

    I think if he was hit with a pellet, he would have needed some first aid at least a bandage? He left not long afterward, but, and I do not know for sure, I don't think he was hit with a pellet? 

    I would think since Airgun 101 is his, there must be a way to get a message to him. He was around all weekend and is a regular type of person, not a celebrity or something. It seems to me he would answer and be honest.

    Eamon

     

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    hawkeye69

    Nice shooting, I'll bet it's fun to shoot. I'd be curious to know how the Huben stacks up against it.

     

    Yeah this, been looking at both of these guns also.

    I am a little hesitant In these semi ( auto ) guns , after owning a monsoon and having a lot of issues with it buying another one like it makes me think twice 

    Did anyone else happen to see the vid on YouTube of Giles shooting it at the RMAC in full auto and it malfunctioning and I believe a pellet shot out the rear of the magazine and hit his face ?  I just tried to search for it again and it didn’t come up.   

    Anyone have and info on this ? Or any other issues like it.  Looked liked it shocked him pretty good when it happened.  

    I was on that range-stage when it happened. It is where you went to zero, figure out a problem and where the big bores were working their guns. I had shot the same rifle just before, maybe 20 minutes earlier give or take.

    Now it was loud because of the big bores, and I was talking with others.  I saw Giles jump up and off the bench, reaching for his check as to cover it and then returning to the bench pretty darn concerned. What I thought was said was, he was hit with some type of blowback, and he was shocked. It was clear to see he was done with that rifle.

    I think if he was hit with a pellet, he would have needed some first aid at least a bandage? He left not long afterward, but, and I do not know for sure, I don't think he was hit with a pellet? 

    I would think since Airgun 101 is his, there must be a way to get a message to him. He was around all weekend and is a regular type of person, not a celebrity or something. It seems to me he would answer and be honest.

    Eamon

     

    I was in Utah & didn't catch wind of this.  I have heard from others that when shooting full-auto ya need to keep an eye on the tank pressure.  19 shots can happen fast & if the pressure gets too low it will dump all of its air.  My regulator is set about 125b, which is the point I typically fill.

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    zx10wall
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    I’d clean the barrel with a Dewey cleaning rod (nylon coated). Carefully entering the muzzle end. 

    Looks like a fun PCP that is surprisingly accurate for a semiautomatic. 

    Thank you for sharing. 

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    Michael
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    Apparently the barrel is threaded and I've been told you simply unscrew the entire thing. I'll let you know after I try it.

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    Pacoson71
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    Any updates on any of your sk19?

    I have a .22 on order  (waiting list)

    Looking for a nice unboxing video or commentary.    

    Thoughts, regrets, comments?

    Thank You

    Jonathan

       

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