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    mtnGhost
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    Never owned one before. So I bought two to play with:

    1. Mutant Shorty (black) .22 CZ barrel (from another AGN member)
    2. Veteran Standard (grey laminate) .22 LW (from TalonTunes)

    Questions – I have a 1/2" thread adapter coming from Donny, and opted for a Tatsu for the Mutant. Is that going to be enough?

    For the Vet standard – how much bark does it have? 

    Should I get Huma regs for them? I saw a video of the factory regs, they don't look fun to tweak.

    I got one if Ernest's air tube extenders and I'm looking at getting a plenum extension to test out in one or both, but I might just leave the shorty alone for backyard pesting.

    What else do these things need? 

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    Calbarry
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    Get LOTS of pellets, you're going to enjoy shooting these guns

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    Centercut
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    The stock regs. are pretty good, no need to get a Huma unless you don't know how to test and adjust the reg. and/or want a Huma to make it easier.  The Taipan regs. are good, about the same as a Huma, but not as good as an AGT or Cricket reg… Get a biathlon cocking lever and cheek piece from @papy_yosh here on AGN.  

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    Centercut

    The stock regs. are pretty good, no need to get a Huma unless you don't know how to test and adjust the reg. and/or want a Huma to make it easier.  The Taipan regs. are good, about the same as a Huma, but not as good as an AGT or Cricket reg… Get a biathlon cocking lever and cheek piece from @papy_yosh here on AGN.  

    Yeah the cheek piece might be a good idea. Are his padded? If so, are they durable? I'll pass on the lever though – I'd prefer the sleeker factory setup, the biathlon style levers get caught in my hunting packs.

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    likkitysplyt
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    Darn … I didn't know you could put a biathlon lever on a Taipan, if I had known that I would have got one a long time ago … do you have to modify anything to put it on???

    Agree about the AGT and Cricket regulators, they are spot on!

    I've always heard that the Taipans were one of the quietest guns out there so may not even need a moderator. ☝️

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    Calbarry
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    Centercut

    The stock regs. are pretty good, no need to get a Huma unless you don't know how to test and adjust the reg. and/or want a Huma to make it easier.  The Taipan regs. are good, about the same as a Huma, but not as good as an AGT or Cricket reg… Get a biathlon cocking lever and cheek piece from @papy_yosh here on AGN.  

    get some mags holders from him too

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    Tatsu is pretty effective on my two shorties takes the snap out but I have at emporer 2 as well now that makes the comically funny quiet I have my shorty 25 running 34g monsters at 835fps. FWIW the .22 is the only gun I own able to shoot jsb rs 13gr accurately. Both of mine are cz barrels

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    Calbarry
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    Darn … I didn't know you could put a biathlon lever on a Taipan, if I had known that I would have got one a long time ago … do you have to modify anything to put it on???

    Agree about the AGT and Cricket regulators, they are spot on!

    I've always heard that the Taipans were one of the quietest guns out there so may not even need a moderator. ☝

    Shalom

    John

    The biathlon lever just snaps on over the OEM lever

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    Dairyboy
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    In my experience with multiple Taipans the regs are just as good as the crickets and agt guns. I've had 4 different ones. When tuned correctly they were amazing regs. Also some of the quietest out the box guns for there power output period.

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    my taipan reg has very tight shot string ,I have a 22 std , Mine std gun was louder then others in the 35fpe range , Now when I cranked it to 52fpe the tatsu  helped tame it  .My taipan veteran with CZ barrel shoots nsa slugs , mp slugs and most pellets out there it is not fussy with ammo ,  trigger is best I own in a airgun

     

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    I have a Veteran, .22 Standard. It is yard friendly out of the box. I have a Donny Sumo on it, and it's the quietest air rifle I have ever shot (also accurate, simple, robust, great trigger).  I realize this will be blasphemous, but unless you are engaged in a very specialized competition, it's the only air rifle you need. 

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    Bander124
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    Anybody try slugs in the shorties? Once I deplete most of my pellet stock I’m wanting to go the slug rout 

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    intenseaty22
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    Bander124

    Anybody try slugs in the shorties? Once I deplete most of my pellet stock I’m wanting to go the slug rout 

    The new FX Hybrids shoot lights out out of my Shorty at 30 yards, 3 shot group inside my pinky nail.

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    Anybody try slugs in the shorties? Once I deplete most of my pellet stock I’m wanting to go the slug rout 

    The new FX Hybrids shoot lights out out of my Shorty at 30 yards, 3 shot group inside my pinky nail.

    What velocity are you seeing with those?

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    Bander124
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    Will give them a try for sure

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    Bander124

    Anybody try slugs in the shorties? Once I deplete most of my pellet stock I’m wanting to go the slug rout 

    Uhmmm… yah. .25 NSA's and VK's shoot very well from my shorty… only one it doesnt seem to like are the 29gr 

    See link 

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/nsa/

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    my taipan reg has very tight shot string ,I have a 22 std , Mine std gun was louder then others in the 35fpe range , Now when I cranked it to 52fpe the tatsu  helped tame it  .My taipan veteran with CZ barrel shoots nsa slugs , mp slugs and most pellets out there it is not fussy with ammo ,  trigger is best I own in a airgun

     

    Truth… the trigger must be experienced to be truly appreciated. PERFECT. 

    I'm shooting 40 ft lbs and the Tatsu makes it very quiet… I forget the power it shoots at, because the report is like… "meh".

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    NoLandBeyond
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    I had the Tatsu on the Mutant I sold you and it was stupid quiet. Perfect for that gun. You won’t be disappointed. 

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    Calbarry

    Get LOTS of pellets, you're going to enjoy shooting these guns

    That's great advice right there!👆

     

    I have 2 Vet shortys in .22 cal.

    JSB 18s are my fav in these guns but other pellets shoot well too.

    At the moment I have shorty #2 shooting JSB 14.3s at 870 for about 75 shots per fill.

     

    Keeping things compact and light I have Tatsus on all three (yes 3) of my Veteran shortys. I also have a .25 shorty.

    Hello my name is Matt and I am a Veteran shorty addict  LoL 😂

     

    I mean you could definitely go with a larger mod but unless you need maximum silence the Tatsu is perfect IMO 👍

     

    Let us know how you like the triggers on those Taipans.

     

    Matt

     

     

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    intenseaty22

    Bander124

    Anybody try slugs in the shorties? Once I deplete most of my pellet stock I’m wanting to go the slug rout 

    The new FX Hybrids shoot lights out out of my Shorty at 30 yards, 3 shot group inside my pinky nail.

    What velocity are you seeing with those?

    Mid 700s if I recall correctly. The gun will shoot 18gr JSBs high 800s or low 900s. But these fit a bit tight, and are a bit heavier. 

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