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New airgun itch? Is it slug time?

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    JDShapp
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    Its been awhile since I've considered getting, or even saving up for a new air rifle. In fact my last purchase was a .25 Wildcat. It's worked terrific for me, but I want something that can reach out reliably a little further with a little more of a 'whack' to it. So far I've narrowed it down to 3 rifles. A Dreamline with a bottle, a crown continuum, or going for the ultimate purchase of an Impact?

    I'm interested to know others experiences with each using slugs, and which would give me the best bang for the buck.

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    sonny
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    I'm thinking that new Impact .35 is going to be the next best thing and possibly a .22 barrel to swap to for back yard and smaller game not to mention the hybrid 22grs reaching out over 100+. 

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    Yo
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    All I can say is that the Impact and Crown Continuum have the potential to be 100+ yard tack drivers especially the Impact if they work as they should have worked  consistently but I wouldn't classify either as a best bang for your buck. I can't comment on the Dreamline because I have never owned one yet. My Streamline has been so far reliable and no issues what so ever which I think is simplicity at its best being the entry level 1k FX at its time. Worst case scenario I think the Dreamline would be a good bang for your buck based on cost because you won't be as bummed spending 1k compared to 2k+ heavens forbid if you get a rare uncommon temperamental one that will throw a flier or have a poi shift on a very rare once on a lifetime occasion.  For around 2k give or take I would put my money in a RAW HM1000x or a Daystate Pulsar HP because I really don't like having to tinker with a brand new gun especially a $2000+ one nor have any surprises because I really like boring guns that keep on chugging every day without any drama or surprises.  I would really like to see honest videos that are not are not paid or donated by sponsors. They really do make you want to go out and buy.  I would really like to see what goes on behind the scenes. YO!

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    biohazardman
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    Have an Impact from the early days that I have continually modded since the purchase.  I have been modest with the power upgrades so only shooting a bit over 80fpe in .25.  Had a problem with a bad regulator rod early on but it only popped up every few hundred shots so it was not a huge deal. With a Michal plenum enlarged ports, 700mm slug barrel and a small spring washer/weight I go to the range and plink spray paint cans at 200+ yards and it's a blast.  The other FX guns are NOT made to be equal to the Impact in power.  The Impact is Not made to be the most powerful airgun around.  Still next to the Crosman 22xx guns I modified I added more aftermarket parts and modifications to the Impact than any other gun I have and that has been fun as well. Although there are other guns out there this one was my choice due to the multitude of changes and adjustments that can easily be made to it.

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    JamesD.
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    Airgun barrels & power potential of given platform aren’t always suited to slugs. I’ve tested quite a bit, and feedback from slug manufacturers is invaluable. 
      First let me say you can reach out way more than 100 yards easily with .22 or .25 slugs. How’s 300 yards hitting 12oz cans? It’s easy for slugs.
      You’d need FX No Limit rings and a scope w/ a lot of elevation. Or shoot on minimal magnification. 

      I’ll tell you now, NO factory produced airguns can send slugs like a HP Condor, Sumatra, EDgun Supermagnum, or A RAW w/ the right barrel & blast chamber milled out. 
      Heck my stock Gen 2 Marauder can send certain slugs extremely well. 

    These TC base HP’s from Griffin are 19 grains .217” and that base is forgiving from a choked barrel. They come much lighter, or heavier up to 33 grains. Are you gonna be hunting varmints/pests or just targets? Because if hunting, yes slugs need to hit hard to expand. Unless you get the LDC w/Delrin sphere that acts as a piston. It also displaces weight. These slugs explode on bone like a solid RBT does when it hits a brick backstop. 
     

      I don’t know what caliber, distances or targets/game you’re interested in.

      I know I’m having fun with .22 & .25’s but a very special .257 will be my main slug rifle. 
      (2) 0.750” OD Lilja barrels on a Scandalous action. A 28” 1:14 sending 86 grain RBT’s 1K+fps & a 32” 1:10 for heavier ULD .257’s.

      He makes a .338 that carries over 900ftlbs to 300 yards if you’re interested in bigger game. I don’t think I need that. My State probably won’t ever legalize air for anything but Varmints & Small Game. I’m mainly a long range cow pie plinker anyway. 
      

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    mtnGhost
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    Get a .30cal capable of pushing slugs weighing 60 grains or more at decent velocity. The "whack" from the impact of those from my R5 and Raptor are unique to say the least 😂 

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    JDShapp
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    I mainly stick to night pests like possums and raccoons, but I know there are coyotes in the area. The main reason for the sudden jump is we had a new home built on the rural property we own that I do all my shooting at. So I need something I can quickly grab and shoot with enough power on standby to do the job. My .45 Texan has plenty of power for it, but with it's shroud it's almost as long as I am tall so I figure it's be a real chore to get it setup in time to get a coyote from one of the bedroom windows.

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    davidsng
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    Dreamline will work for hybrids and they are extremely accurate and work with the ST liner.

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