Slug gun choices.

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    Keyman62421
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    Now that Ive opened the can of worms under pellets, I'll post it in the correct forum.

    Can slugs be fired thru Impact X 25 cal barrels.  Likewise Cricket 25?  If so @ what reg pressure?

    What AG would YOU purchase if you were concentrating on slug shooting?

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    blackdiesel
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    If I wanted to shoot slugs I would get a Sumatra, Career or Air Force gun that has the muscle to shoot slugs at an adequate speed and does not have a choked barrel.  Or if I had to use one the available PCPs designed to shoot pellets, I would buy a custom barrel and have it machined to fit he gun.  

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    Bob_O
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    Keyman62421

    Can slugs be fired thru Impact X 25 cal barrels. 

    For FX, slugs are not recommended in ST barrels or pellet liners.  The twist rate is too slow and the choke is too tight.

    A Slug-X liner is needed if you want good performance from slugs.  They have a faster twist rate and less aggressive choke.

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    Long_Shot
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    Blackdiesel – His advice for enough power is very important. The barrels? Well I have two after market .25 cal. barrels on my bench right now. Because I want more down range velocity for proper HP expansion and energy dump.  

    My stock Cricket .25 shoots "some" 31 gr. slugs very accurate. Better than pellets. 

    But, the power in a stock gun is just not enough power for me. JSB – 25.4gr. @ 948 FPS = Slug – 31gr. @ 865 – 885 FPS. 

    Different slugs of the same weight with a different base can have very different velocity's. As noted above. 

    FX Impact MK11 in .35 cal. (not available yet) with a machined .25 cal. no choke barrel ?????????????????

    That might work.

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    jwrabbit123
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    Hi Black diesel what is carrear gun ??? I never tried sumatra but I agree you need alot of power , the Texan is king for slugs and can shoot very accurate in .308 , my friend  has hit steel out to 1200 yards but can hit targets constantly , for a stock gun the texan .

     

    I see on 2019 alot of the industry has gone to  the  small bore calibers like .22 caliber shooting  light slugs and with higher BC makes them longer range and more retained energy down range . like the FX impact and crowns with slug liner in .22 that alot on here shoot .

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    blackdiesel
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    jwrabbit123

    Hi Black diesel what is carrear gun ??? I never tried sumatra but I agree you need alot of power , the Texan is king for slugs and can shoot very accurate in .308 , my friend  has hit steel out to 1200 yards but can hit targets constantly , for a stock gun the texan .

     

    I see on 2019 alot of the industry has gone to  the  small bore calibers like .22 caliber shooting  light slugs and with higher BC makes them longer range and more retained energy down range . like the FX impact and crowns with slug liner in .22 that alot on here shoot .

                                                                                                            LOU

    Career 707 is another Korean gun that predated the Sumatra.  The Sumatra is pretty much a copy of a Career 707.  It has an inline magazine instead of a rotary magazine, other wise they are the same.  The Air Force Escape and Condor are small bore guns and they are capable of pushing around 100 fpe in 25 cal like the Sumatra.  

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    Rambler
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    My .25 cal Condor with the new valve wide open shoots the NSA 39gr slugs at 1000 fps like a laser.

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    Technoman
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    Rambler

    My .25 cal Condor with the new valve wide open shoots the NSA 39gr slugs at 1000 fps like a laser.

    Very curious  what PSI you fill to and how many shots you get before you lose that "laser" quality. 

    Cheers

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    Matt247365
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    Does anyone know if The Taipan Veteran CZ and LW barrels are choked?

    TIA :)

    Matt

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    Dairyboy
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    Matt247365

    Does anyone know if The Taipan Veteran CZ and LW barrels are choked?

    TIA :)

    Matt

    They are, but I've had pretty decent luck with slugs out of both. 2/3" groups at 55yds. 

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    rwsmike
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    Get the new condor ss with the redesigned valve 

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    R_M_F
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    I’m with @long_shot about the FX Impact II in .25 for slugs with the 700mm barrel and other beefed up mods. Seems like the .22 slug set up with 600mm barrel works well but .25 not quite there. Been waiting to test the 600mm slug liner in the Crown just haven’t got round to it yet. 

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    T3PRanch
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    I have been testing some Mr. Hollow Point 43 grain slugs sized at .252  in my Crown .25. Preliminary testing shows good results. I have NOT shot paper nor chronographed any slugs yet. I have shot steel targets of 2" at 50+ yards and the accuracy I am seeing with those targets is similar to JSB 34 grain pellets out of the Crown with the same apparent POI at the earlier stated distance..  I have a feeling testing of the Crown will be delayed with the pending arrival of a Huben K1 Gen 5 in 25 caliber. ;)

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