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    ShootinBlind
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    Hi All,
    The proud daddy of a Taipan Veteran in .22 and .25 – lucky guy – I am looking for Taipan complaints aside from stock wanking.  
    I have zero complaints.  Don’t even know which I love the most.   They are both great.  What a challenge.

    For some reason, my .22 trigger is very very slightly better.  But both are magnificent.

    Anyone out there with Taipan complaints.  I won’t mention my Fx WC that started leaking air after year two.  But otherwise is OK,but no where as slick as that snakey thing.  The Taipan.

    Oh, one complaint.  I don’t always hit squrirels at 107 yards or so.  And guesstiimate holdover.  But that’s about it. Everything else, it is brilliant.
    At 45-66 yards, squirrels better be sprinting.  

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    Kaan
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    I have a few pre sales complaints.

    I’m located in Bulgaria, EU.
    I have found no place to buy a veteran in .25, i have found no price info and as such i have no hope of support if i ever find a way to buy one (import from US?).
    I have found no european forums with discussions about it. Its like a Taipan black hole here.
    My google-fu might be lacking, but it seems that it is impossible for me to get even the most basic info unless i go to american sources.

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    luke
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    I have heard that the cocking  lever should be moved forward,there is no cheek rest, they need to make a .177, and a carbine or rifle model.

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    EMrider
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    I bought a Veteran short .22 a few months ago and have put close to 1000 pellets through the gun thus far.  Thus far, gun has lived up the the hype.  Incredibly accurate and quiet with easily adjustable power.  It quickly became my favorite hunting rig.  

    It isn’t my favorite setup for target shooting off a rest, but that is function of the bullpup design, not the Veteran specifically.  

    Too early to say anything durability.  My guns get dirty and occasionally banged around when hunting so I’m hopeful the Veteran can handle some rough treatment.  

    I guess my only complaint is the relative lack of information online about how to strip down and service the Veteran.  At some point, I’ll need to go inside to replace o-rings and today I wouldn’t know where to start.

    R

     

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    KyPop
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    I have a .22 Mutant and a .25 Veteran. Love both but the Veteran has the upper hand with the “no double load” feature and the Mutant has the upper hand with the trigger. In fairness, I have never touched the trigger on the .25 so that point could be moot. Both are accurate. My only complaint is … uhm … oh yeah… no … oh well I guess I don’t really have a complaint. Sorry.

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    ShootinBlind
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    Totally agree there should be an “owners manual” online.  Maybe Ernest Rowe would step in and write one.  When it comes to being banged around, I will never say what happened to mine, but it is just the same as it came from the original owner – laser accurate.  The trigger is sublime.  

    OK, so a forward cocking lever might be nice, but really, so long as one has good range of motion and no pre-existing shoulder injuries, I find it no problem to reach back and cycle the action.  A cheek piece would be nice.  I hear motorhead made some sort of fabric thing with velcro – and likely has upgraded by now.  It could use a spare mag hanger, but I still have my watch pocket on my jeans that works OK.  But that’s about it.
    The no double feed is so reassuring when I’ve been forgetful.  Nice.
    When firing, the internals are very quiet compared to my WildCat, amazingly quiet.

    So in my Taipan dreams, the improvements would be.
    –Online pdf manual including parts schematic
    — Spare mag holder
    — Slimmer, lighter stock
    — Maybe .177 version (but I do love my .22

    Hmmm…. Not a lot to complain about ….
     

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    Calbarry
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    If all you need the cheek piece for it too keep the cold metal off of your face, get some bow string silencer felt. It has adhesive backing. It took me 5 minutes to measure, cut and install. 

    https://www.3riversarchery.com/bow-silencer-felt.html

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    Gunnertrones
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    “Kaan”I have a few pre sales complaints.

    I’m located in Bulgaria, EU.
    I have found no place to buy a veteran in .25, i have found no price info and as such i have no hope of support if i ever find a way to buy one (import from US?).
    I have found no european forums with discussions about it. Its like a Taipan black hole here.
    My google-fu might be lacking, but it seems that it is impossible for me to get even the most basic info unless i go to american sources.

    
Have not used this company myself, and it is not located i Bulgaria, but much closer than USA, and they do have the veteran I suppose? 
    http://www.balistas.com/
     

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    jp003
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    I’ve a .22 Taipan Veteran standard.  It’s the most fun gun to shot with. I wish it can come with a higher capacity magazine and a picatanny rail installed for a bipod.

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    Kaan
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    “Gunnertrones”

    “Kaan”I have a few pre sales complaints.

    I’m located in Bulgaria, EU.
    I have found no place to buy a veteran in .25, i have found no price info and as such i have no hope of support if i ever find a way to buy one (import from US?).
    I have found no european forums with discussions about it. Its like a Taipan black hole here.
    My google-fu might be lacking, but it seems that it is impossible for me to get even the most basic info unless i go to american sources.

    
Have not used this company myself, and it is not located i Bulgaria, but much closer than USA, and they do have the veteran I suppose? 
    http://www.balistas.com/
     

    
Nice find, Thanks.
    Nice to see them anywhere in EU.

    This have a few problems though. They are .22 cal and limited to 16 Joule energy.
    Does anyone know how the energy limitation work? Is it just a matter of adjusting the regulator to FAC levels?

    Anyway, ill send them an email to hear if the sell the .25

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    LDM
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    I’ve owned a number of good PCP’s and currently have a .22 Wildcat and a .22 Taipan Mutant Shorty, both great guns, but I just love the Taipan Mutant. So fun to shoot, flawless cycling (other than being able to double load), and so accurate. 

     

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    scubajeeper
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    My apologies for digging up an old thread but I have a complaint concerning Taipans, YOU CAN'T FIND ONE! There are only two retailers in the US, and neither one has them in stock. There are a couple of .25's but no .22's. Consider yourself lucky if you have one.

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    Paul_R
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    I have not been offered a free one. What's up with that?

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    Before buying my veteran .25 I had a few other high end airguns in mind. What sold me on the veteran was the lack of complaints. Nothing will ever be perfect but some things are very close. I love shooting mine and no complaints here. 

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    Steyr
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    i have a mutant .22. Ballistas is the only place in the EU that I have come across that sells these guns – they bring in about 20 pieces at a time about once a year. best contact them to reserve your gun because they go quick!

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    Jlacouturec
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    i have the .22 veteran short…. love that little thing…. the trigger is fully easy adjustable….built like a tank… quiet… accurate….powerfull (its a 13.5" barrel)….good number of shots….. i tune mine to shoot jsb´s 18.1gr at 820 fps…. only adjusting hammer spring…. 45 regulated shots from 235bar to 115bar…..

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    Beach-gunner
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    I Love my Taipan 22 shawty.  Check out this YouTube channel for taking gun apart if ever needed. 

    YouTube for:  Dmitriy Tamaun 

    also mag holders available at [email protected]

    Beachgunner-Dennis

     

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    Beach-gunner
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    The favorite thing Ilike to do with my Veteran Shawty

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    kabukicrack
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    Shorty's a silent killing machine w/ Strelok Pro & DonnyFL Tanto…

    Watch "Death hanging…" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/pAqTeRc0HVQ

    Watch "Miss Chester Squirrel…" on YouTube

    Watch "92 yard big nutt…" on YouTube

    Watch "Neck ache…" on YouTube

    Watch "Bending over backwards for me…" on YouTube

    Watch "Stuck like a muthaf…" on YouTube

    Watch "Dont turn your back to me…" on YouTube

    Watch "70 yards back of the head tap" on YouTube

    Watch "57 yard double lunger" on YouTube

     

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    kabukicrack
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    & a couple more…

    Watch "Another holy one…" on YouTube

    Watch "360 jitterbug shake…" on YouTube

    Watch "Rooftop drop…" on YouTube

    Watch "Beautiful soccer header…" on YouTube

    Watch "Falling starling…" on YouTube

    Watch "Bulging eye…" on YouTube

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