Raptor Mini .22 is here!

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    CampFussell
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    Hot diggity on getting the mini. I support family business over corporations any time I can, especially the farmers. Wish you the best with the farm.

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    Dairyboy
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    Thanks Jimmy! 

    So update kinda. Haven't shot the gun really all that much. I pulled the barrel to check the barrel port which was at .165". I opened it to .175x.190. Put it back together and still feeds pellets nicely. I have the reg set at 150bar. Will hopefully test tomorrow to see what it can do. Was thinking about doing it tonight but it's 15 degrees lol. Yeah I'm staying warm inside. Also changed out the scope to my 4.5-18×44 Discovery VT-2. 

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    orion
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    Dillon, do you think the gun will lose zero if the barrel is lean in a tree for example? There's a post at this moment about this and I had a bad experience with a gun I was using and that happened to me. Just wondering if this could happen to a Raptor.

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    Dairyboy
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    Orion, I don't think it will lose zero with the tensioned barrel system. I haven't shot it much at all but from here on out I will be shooting it so I will see. My WARP had a similar barrel setup and never had to resight it in.

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    orion
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    This is great news because I never have to worry about that with my Taipan and I was really frustrated this past weekend when this other gun was zeroed and just a 5 mins driving I lost the zero, because the gun was on my back seat outside of the gun case. Uff I'm glad you think it won't lose zero because that would have been a big issue for me.

    Thanks for replying buddy!

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    Franklink
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    orion

    Dillon, do you think the gun will lose zero if the barrel is lean in a tree for example? There's a post at this moment about this and I had a bad experience with a gun I was using and that happened to me. Just wondering if this could happen to a Raptor.

    My full-size can go into and out of the gun cabinet (leaning against the inside) and even into and out of a hard case and still maintain it's poi. I've even had those accidental moderator bumps on the door jam and such and thought to myself surely that was enough to bump it out of alignment, nope-still shoots to the same place. 

    When I shot it at 102 yards a few weeks back I actually did exactly what you described, laid the Raptor on the seat. Bumped a few miles outa town, really rough dirt "road". It shot dead-on where it was supposed to, even after the bumping. 

    That being said, differences in how tight the barrel tensioning is done can and do change the poi. But so far, bumps and simple everyday use hasn't messed up the poi. 

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    orion
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    This is a relief, I’m just realizing for a lot of owners of this brand, don’t want to name it, it is pretty normal to lose your zero and rezero the rifle again, I’m not used to that, and I’m not shooting pigeons, I cannot rezero when I arrive at my location, I open that gate and iguanas need to start dropping like rocks! 

    Thanks Franklink for giving me peace of mind! 

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    Franklink
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    Orion, 

    Mine has the thimble so only has two set screws holding the barrel to the breech (other than the barrel tensioning system). The standard configuration has three set screws holding the barrel to the breech so should, theoretically, be even more solid than mine. (My third screw holds the thimble.)

    Big blocky breeches and thick barrels,  like 16mm LW barrels and 1/2 inch TJs,  (read, NOT soda straws) have, in my experience been a good recipe for maintaining very consistent and reliable point of impacts. And I'm not just talking about the Raptor here. In my specific experience I'm talking about a USFT, but the same formula is seen in RAW guns and Thomas guns. Basically, high quality guns that are very commonly seen and used in the benchrest and field target crowds (both of which are guys that really value not having to rezero their guns all the times). 

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    Dairyboy

    … I pulled the barrel to check the barrel port which was at .165". I opened it to .175x.190

     

    Wow, that's pretty extreme for a new and newly designed rifle!   Can't wait to hear how/if it changes behavior. 

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    Dairyboy

     I pulled the barrel to check the barrel port which was at .165". I opened it to .175x.190.

    Dillon, was wondering if you did that because the transfer port was larger than the barrel port? Thanks,

    Mike

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    Dairyboy
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    The TP on these guns all are .250. The barrel port is the smallest restriction. My main goal with this gun is to shoot 23gr+ slugs out of it and possibly the RD monsters. And with only a 17" barrel I figured alittle more room to breathe would help.

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    ctshooter
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    I hope you don't mind me throwing in a slightly novice question here. I understand about transfer port and tp widening as I added a Hill one to my Prod. What I'm not clear on is the barrel port sizing. How (or why) exactly does the barrel port size differ from that of the tp? What effects would this have?

    I'm feeling confusion here as many of the threads I've read talk about the transfer port can't be too big or else the pellet will fall into it. There's never a mention of barrel port, so it seems like it might be the tp/bp combo most just refer to as tp widening?

    As I've got a .257 Raptor on order, anytime I hear someone mention restrictions I get a raised eyebrow. As the barrels are interchangeable I could see how all guns would have the same TP, but I would think the bp is appropriate for the caliber. Are you hinting that the TP could be restrictive on the larger calibers?

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    Dairyboy
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    The barrel port is just the last passage the air has to go through before it's at the pellet. Basically the hole in the barrel where the air comes through. The problem is with opening the barrel ports too large width wise pellets can fall into the port and get chewed up. For your .257 I'm sure you'll have full bore porting as that's a slug shooter so it shouldn't be an issue.

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    Dairyboy
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    I got to shoot it this afternoon for about 10 min at 25yds. Was going to tune it but my chrony battery was dead. Shot some 23gr NSAs which didn't do hot, RD monsters which were pretty good but the 18gr were the best at where it's tuned right now. Also I did test the tensioned barrel system out on trying to get it to change poi but the smacking I did and moving the barrel in every way possible still hit dead center the next shot. So I can have full faith in it keeping it's zero.

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