Watch & Discuss the Airforce Condor SS!

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    WillyG
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    Just may very well be my next AG, even though I prefer a wood stock I am starting to like the power of the Airforce guns, this one from what I have seen is very accurate even set on High Power…

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    RenoTwolf
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    Unreal how quiet it was on low and even high power! What a great price too!

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    Deja
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    so why do people like these rifles? that one look horrible? Shot gun style accuracy. Single shot, bad stock. No regulator. Most likely an air hog. Fairly expensive for what you get. 

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    Rami939
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    Excellent video and review  as always  Steve .
    Great gun , with plenty of power for mid size critters .

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    cally88
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    Excellent review!

    I absolutly love my talonP and severly miss my condor.  The airforce line is a very simple design which is extremely useful to get them shooting hard and straight.

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    tsp3355
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    All that power isn’t much good if you can only hit what you are aiming at 2 or 3 times out of 10. Clearly would benefit from a regulator and some trigger work.

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    Jonah
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    I like the price and the power level.  Would love to add it to my collection.

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    ccongleton14
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    I’ve been keeping an eye on Airforce for some time now. Obviously from the video they are very powerful. I’ve read that they can be a little finicky about finding the right power and pellet to get really accurate shots. However, as mentioned in the video once you get them dialed in they are amazing even out to 100 yards. I like the no frills approach of design; a straight shot of air right down the barrel. A couple of things not mentioned in the video is that you can purchase and replace the barrels in this gun. You can get different lengths and calibers. So, basically for a fraction of the cost you can have several guns in one. That’s what I really like about this gun you could shoot a short barrel .22 for squirrel, and a week later go .25 long barrel and shoot larger game. Plus its completely made in the U.S. and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects. I think the only real downside is it isn’t a repeater. However, that would take away from the simplistic appeal. I currently have a Benjamin Discovery. It is a good gun, but I’m looking to get a nicer PCP and hand down the Discovery to my son. I’m wanting to go .25 caliber to better allow for a farther reach. I’ve been looking at Condor and the Benjamin Marauder. Both have their appeal. Not sure what I’m gonna do yet. If I won this gun, I’d buy the .25 barrel and not look back. Thanks for the great videos!

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    Hajimoto
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    A couple of comments about the condor that jump out at me immediately. At the price of this weapon, I would expect a better grouping at both 25 and 50. While I am not sure that the pellets being used are the best for that rifle. *Reality check*, I completely realize a person can’t spend 3 days shooting 30 different types of pellets on every rifle and have time for the honey do list. Before anyone says the loose groups are the shooter, I know better than that as I have seen Steve shoot 100-yard groups with many rifles so I trust his ability. The next obvious thing for me, based on this price point, has to be the single pellet feed system on a hunting rifle. Whether hunting or target, a single feed system is a break barrel carry over that even the Gamo swarm has overcome. The build quality and components appear to be very good but I think this rifle barrel would fair better at lower velocities/less air per shot. Great piece Steve thank you for putting this one through its paces.

    Steve explains pretty clearly in the beginning of the video that the rifle is a specific use rifle.  I understand that it is specific use but that use is too limiting for my taste.

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    Willie14228
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    HajimotoA couple of comments about the condor that jump out at me immediately. At the price of this weapon, I would expect a better grouping at both 25 and 50. While I am not sure that the pellets being used are the best for that rifle. *Reality check*, I completely realize a person can’t spend 3 days shooting 30 different types of pellets on every rifle and have time for the honey do list. Before anyone says the loose groups are the shooter, I know better than that as I have seen Steve shoot 100-yard groups with many rifles so I trust his ability. The next obvious thing for me, based on this price point, has to be the single pellet feed system on a hunting rifle. Whether hunting or target, a single feed system is a break barrel carry over that even the Gamo swarm has overcome. The build quality and components appear to be very good but I think this rifle barrel would fair better at lower velocities/less air per shot. Great piece Steve thank you for putting this one through its paces.

    Steve explains pretty clearly in the beginning of the video that the rifle is a specific use rifle.  I understand that it is specific use but that use is too limiting for my taste.


    Love ya brother so don’t shoot me for saying this but have to disagree
    I have the Texan and I have the benji bulldog
    I actually like the single load system because it opens up my selection of what kind of rounds I want to use. Where a clip would limit me to use rounds that will fit it.
    Admittedly with the Texan you fire it off and miss you most likely are not going to get a chance to make a follow up shot because your target and everything within a 100 yards is going to be headed for the hills.
    Where Condor S.S you might get one.
    I can’t claim a huge amount of experience with Air Force guns and so base most of mine with my Texan
    The one trick I found shooting my Texan for very tight groups is a 2700 fill not 3000 if I shoot my groups from 2700 down to 2200 I get hole in hole groups almost every time
    To be honest my only single issue with any of the Air Force line of rifles is the fact they are naked with no furniture.
    I have taken my Texan out in freezing temps and mannnnnn that witch gets cold. My Texan is admittedly temperamental about the power curve and other Air Force Airgun owners has told me the same about theirs once I learned it and stayed in it’s favorite range I can and have headshot rabbits at 100 yards ( been eating up friends farm equipment wires and such)

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    bill_dd97
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    The noise level at 70fpe is impressive, the accuracy not so much. More shooting may be required to settle that valve system and very heavy pellets or slugs are likely required to tame the power. Reducing power on this gun just doesn’t make much sense to me as there are other offerings from Airforce for lower power.

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    T3PRanch
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    For hundreds of years guns were single shot. They still took MUCH game and killed many people. While I own repeaters I learned to shoot with a single shot and hunt with a single shot for 50+ years now. It is a matter of knowing your equipment, capabilities, skills and applying them correctly rather than relying on multiple shots to get the job done. ;)

    Thurmond

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    oldspook
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    “Willie14228”I wonder how it would do with some standard .222 lead slugs. Anyone know what the twist rate is?

     

    
The twist rate in my .25s barrel is RH 1/12.  My .20 barrel is RH 1/18.  I think the .25 barrel was a custom bullet barrel the previous owner bought.
     

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    “Pelletpushin”Seems to shoot well what are the #s on the sound meter though? Is it quiet enough to not scare game while you reload?

    
It clicks & snaps pretty good while cocking.. the dual mic sound test puts you right there with me.

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    “Rami939”Excellent video and review  as always  Steve .
    Great gun , with plenty of power for mid size critters .

    
Thanks man, nice tatas 🙂

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    Willie14228
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    “Willie14228”I wonder how it would do with some standard .222 lead slugs. Anyone know what the twist rate is?

     

    
The twist rate in my .25s barrel is RH 1/12.


    Thanks most .22 Powder burners are 1/16 , and 222 is around 1/14
    It might do really well with a longer 222 round. I would stay in the range of 40 to 50 gr
    That would 100% knock the stuffing out of a yote

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    oldspook
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    Definitely special purpose at the power levels he is shooting.  If the barrel will shoot bullets, it will likely shoot them better as the additional weight would settle the velocity into a more reasonable level.  Looks like a fine hunter.

    I like mine and it is tuned to shoot a lot lower power levels.

    Good review.

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    Jack.K
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    it would be great if regulator comes with the Condor. 

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    Waf007
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    Its such a nice gun.. Iam a big fan of the tactical look most of those still have to much bad looking things to much plastic etc. The condor doesn’t! Keep it up the good work!!

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    iowaairguns
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    I wish Steve would have talked more about the “optimal” medium setting. I think he said it was more efficient on medium power with little difference in energy. It would have been nice to show that instead of the full power setting results. I couldn’t believe how much it dropped off over the course of 10 shots – that’s a huge air reservoir and by shot 10 it needed to be refilled! It was awesome seeing a 22 cal making 70 FPE though, I think it has to be the most powerful 22 cal airgun on the market. 

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