Raw HM1000X .357, .30 and .25 In Walnut Thumbhole stocks

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    timskie
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    Lovely Rifles let us know how they shoot. Have fun.

    Regards Tim

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    tsp3355
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    I own a .25 Thumbhole and it is regulated, but you can order with or without the regulator.  

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    30cal
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    Hi guys. These guns can be ordered in many configurations that are not shown on RAW’s website. They can build just about any combination you want. I recommend  calling Martin and discussing your needs and desires and let him help you. If weight is important and you can give up a bit of power the HM1000 line is about a pound lighter than the HM1000x line. And if you opt for the carbon fiber bottle and walnut stock you can get a gun under 8 lbs. There are many options for stocks as well. Laminates in different colors, bench rest style, target style, thumb hole or standard, left or right hand, adjustable cheek rest or not but you do have to call to find out what all can be done. Look through all the theads here to see examples of many of the options.
    As far as I know the standard barrels in the HM1000 and HM1000x lines are L.W. Some of the target and bench rest models can be fitted with even better grade (though secret brand) barrels. I don’t even know all the options. He can even do custom work as well. Some folks have had the barrels made shorter. There are not many companies that will do the custom stuff that Rapid Air Weapons will. The down side is that you will likely wait a good while to get your gun.  

    I’m thinking of sending my stock back to have the adjustable cheek rest added and they will be happy to do it.
    Cheers.

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    yari88
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    I ordered a custom 30 cal hm1000x thumbhole in red laminate stock. Adjustable butt&cheekpad, carbon fiber bottle and carbon fiber barrel wrap. Been waiting 4 months and 1 week.. The waiting time is killing me. Recieved an email from my supplier stating that RAW has some production issues with specific parts and that Martin decided not to assemble the guns until new part(s) are made. I am all for a quality gun so I understand the delay. Estimated delivery time is 3-4 extra weeks. Hope i have some fingernails left by then 😉

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    30cal
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    Wow that’s going to be a sweet gun yari88! You have to post photos for us. Believe me I do understand how hard the wait is. I waited 14 weeks for my HM1000x .25. It will be worth it.

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    Gunnertrones
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    Yes, picture will be very welcome yari!

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    spysir
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     Nice collection, darn.
    I have the .30 HM1000x with cf bottle and LRT stock  which I believe is the lightest way to go. 
    It does seem some people still don’t grasp all the option of what is a custom ( tailored maybe is a better word?) options Martin offers.
    If you will be happy with an “off the shelf” model ( and they ARE fine rifles) just order from a stocking dealer.
    If you want a 13″ lop, extra large full CF shroud, … , … , ….,  call Martin and get it your way.
    The .30 barrel ( I believe) is a proprietary made for RAW barrel. In .177 you can get the standard LW match barrel – all are hand lapped by Martin- the LW polygon barrel, Lilja,
    on and on. All cal. have just about too many options ( love it) , Regulator or not, left hand action, ambi stock, excellent butt hook or mormal adjustable butt pad.  Other.

    John

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    tsp3355
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    30 Cal and Spysir are correct.  I went with the standard HM vs the X because it’s a little lighter and a little quieter than the X and 40 ft/lbs is more than enough for what I use it for.  It was also a little longer than I wanted it to be, so Martin shortened it by 2 inches.  Walnut is definitely lighter than laminate.  I am not positive, but I believe the standard barrels are LWs except for the .357 which I think is a Korean manufacturer, but I don’t know who it is.  The benchmark barrel that I believe Hunter has on his .22 cal is only available in .22 cal.  When I ordered mine about a year ago, there was only one barrel option in the 25 cal.  I haven’t been able to stretch mine beyond 75 yards yet, but it will shoot sub MOA groups at 75 with the standard barrel at 40 FPE.  I waited 17 weeks to get exactly what I wanted, and while the wait was painful it was worth every second. :)

    BTW, Hunter, it was one of your original posts on the other forum that got me started thinking about ordering the RAW.  I was going to order a Wolverine, but your posts made me reconsider my decision and I went with the RAW instead, so thank you and congrats on your fantastic collection!

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    bowwild
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    Less than two months ago I was also trying to decide RAW, FX Royal 500, Air Wolf MCT Extreme, and the Wolverine B Hi-Lite.  I went with the Wolverine and have had it about 10 days.  I like my Wolverine but I have a strong feeling I won’t be completely satisfied until I visit RAW in TN to see and hopefully handle one of those rifles.

    I new I wanted .25 and I wanted the gun to be 45+ FPE, under 45″ and under 8 pounds.  The Wolverine is all these things.  (I wanted .25 not because the squirrel requires that size pellet but because I already have 2, .22 — AA S410 FAC and Daystate Regal XL.)

    I’m pretty new to all this (3 years).  I think some of my parameters are an over shoot.  My interest is squirrel hunting with shots 50 yards or less (mostly half that distance in eastern woods here in KY).   I’m sure I could live with a 40FPE rifle to get the weight and length down for hiking in the woods on my squirrel hunts. 

    I read above about some interested in unregulated instead of regulated. I really like the idea of a high shot count (40+) with a small standard deviation in FPS/FPE.  I don’t see why anyone would want an unregulated rifle? Can someone enlighten me?  I understand the regulation might increase cost?  Does the regulation process (I don’t even know the mechanics of it) add maintenance, reduce durability, or some other down side?

    I’d probably sell my AA to make the RAW a bit easier to swallow after my recent buying spree,  but I don’t relish losing $400+ on the rifle.

    Thanks

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    30cal
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    Its my understanding that the unregulated ones are no slouches in the consistency department. But the regulated versions are outstanding. Regulators do add another level of complexity and more opportunity for problem of course and will at some point require seal replacement. There is a small weight penalty as well. However I feel that consistency is the MAIN reason I bought this gun. Here is some interesting info. Read through all the stuff on this page. This is where I got mine. Great outfit to deal with. http://www.straightshooters.com/rapid-air-hm1000x-.25-regulated-walnut-right-hand-with-quick-fill-and-gauge.html

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    tsp3355
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    Must be some really big and really tough squirrels in KY if 40 FPE won’t get the job done :)  

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