Taipan Mutant

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    RickM
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    After reading a lot of good things I ordered and just received my black Mutant short. So got to it and mounted the scope and went thru a very painless job of sighting it in. First 12 shot string starting as it came at 230 bar…High 827, Low 820, Avg. 823 with an ES of 7.
    Cocking is butter smooth and the trigger is as good as everyone says. At this point I felt it was so good I’m not seeing any need to adjust it. The stock in black paint  looks like a synthetic, it fits good and I like the flat chunky forend, probably won’t win any awards but very functional. Metal work looks top notch as others have pointed out.

    And as others have shown this thing is quiet, it really surprised me being the short version how little noise it makes, no ping.
    Now for accuracy this gun has taken all the challenge away. So far I’ve only had a chance to try the JSB Exact 15.89 and it’s been hitting paintballs at 30 yards 100%, makes it so easy.
    I’ve been using the single shot tray and I’m finding it to work out better than I thought, gives a little pause between shots.

    Sorry for the lack of pics as I don’t have a photo bucket to upload from. All in all very impressed and easy to see why it’s making a big hit lately,especially now that they got the barrel issues worked out.

     

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    kmd1984
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    Congratulations.

    Sounds great. Thanks for sharing…

     

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    amoxom
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    👍 excellent! Welcome to the mutant world. They truly are incredibly built, quality Airguns.
    shame the barrel issues and the naysayers got all spun up. Anyway, that should all be water under the bridge
    by now.

    I was glad I took a leap of faith and got a standard version. It is a tack driver for sure.

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    Muskrat.
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    what was the barrel issue? 

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    iride
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    Just wait until its good and broken in about 500 shots,
    You will not even have to load the gun, 
    It will still hit the target, The Mutant is that good,
    Yes I am joking.
    Mike
     

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    plinker
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    “Muskrat.”what was the barrel issue? 


    Best explanation I’ve heard.

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    iride
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    “plinker   I own that gun that was in the review.”

    “Muskrat.”what was the barrel issue? 


    Best explanation I’ve heard.

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    Erik
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    You don’t need photobucket for pics

    Go to postimage.org and upload there, if you only take One pic it is the “direct link”

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    RickM
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    Thanks I’ll try that.

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    Steyr
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    the mutant really is real deal – i have the standard in black (mine has very slight purple tinge which I like) and its very very quiet, cocking/trigger sublime. shame rear cocking and the chunky stock but this is excellent bullpup.

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    sniperlabyo
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    Miss my standard, I wanted her back–but new owner said NO😁

    But shorty with power adjuster will do for now.

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    plinker
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    Nice mutation. 
    That stock looks good stripped sniperlabyo. It looks like it would be fairly simple to carve a stock with an extended butt to make a carbine. That would place the cocking lever in a better position, though the length would increase some. The good thing is it starts off short so the overall length wouldn’t be too bad. 

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    Erik
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    That would move the trigger forward as well as the cocking lever

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    plinker
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    “Tony.R”That would move the trigger forward as well as the cocking lever

    
Good point. The gun is so small though. I think the length of pull is so short at present that it could be done. I don’t have one to measure, but I bet the length of pull would still be acceptable as a carbine. That is if you didn’t mind a bit more overall length. 10″ would still be about 34 total I imagine. It would put the lever part of the way back like a bobcat or Indy but not over the trigger like a wildcat. 

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    zebra
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    I think, with Ernest’s skill, he could find another way of moving the cocking lever forward. Having seen some of his metal work, an extended lever would be a piece of cake.

    Those rear side levers aren’t too bad if you shoot right handed. 

    The Blackhawk under-lever mod shown on those Marauder bullpup / Steyr AUG stocks would be perfect for the Mutant. 

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    elmerfudd
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    You can transform the Mutant into a carbine by getting a different woodstock made however I wouldn’t mess with relocating the cocking lever.  It works so seamlessly now, why mess with it?  The rail/barrel band/trigger assembly can be relocated and slide more towards the rear if you need to adjust the length of pull.  All you need to do is trim the metal rod for the trigger linkage.  I don’t think moving the trigger assembly towards the rear should have much ill effect on accuracy.  The barrel would still be clamped in two locations and still have a breech set screw.  It would be interesting to see how this turns out but I still wouldn’t mess with the cocking lever.

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    BigTinBoat
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    “zebra”

    Those rear side levers aren’t too bad if you shoot right handed. 

     

    
On the Mutant you can switch the lever to the other side, but being left handed I’m kinda liking how I can keep my left hand on the grip and hold the gun more firm (then I can with the forearm) and activate the lever with my right hand. Sure on the bench it would be easier to do with the “strong” (trigger) hand, but while hunting and shooting off-hand I think I like mine as is.

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    mrjohns
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    The barrel issue was that when they first came out the barrels were not  well made,  but they changed to CZ barrels down the road, and they are accurate.  I have a couple of CZ 452 and they are very accurate and well made guns. I believe their barrels are hammer forged.

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    RickM
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    Here’s a couple pics

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    Cliff_Allen
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    “sniperlabyo”
     

    
Ernest, that stock looks amazing! Is that the stock that came with the gun and you just sanded the factory finish off of it?

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