The gun you like the most and why.

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    manabeknives
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    “John_in_Ma”

    
I would imagine the value, not only to you but in resale has gone up as well.  Good job on that stock it is a beauty :)

    
Thanks John,
    Couldn’t imagine selling her and hope I never have to. 
    Mike

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    mark404
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    That’s a hard to answer question … at least for me.
    My most favorite over all is my Daystate Gray Shadow, If I could only pick one to keep that would be it.
    At the moment though I am enjoying my AZ tuned FWB P-70, but who know what tomorrow brings…
    I am really looking forward to the FX Impact, to me it seems to be the best of everything, from being able to change caliber to external adjustment of everything, and lets not forget the carbon fiber bottle for a large shot count…. bonus is I love the look of it. 

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    “Michael”
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    “Reaperdeuce”My p-12

    made a 80 yard headshot on a starling with it ;)

    Reaper, you forgot to mention that you made that shot without the stock, just by holding the bare action,
    btw wasn’t
 that 72 yards just a few months ago ?
     
    and you need tell the forum dwellers how your P-12 goes from being a 30 FPE gun with JSB to a 60+ FPE gun just by using .22 LR ammo,….no wander it’s your favorite That’s a magical gun ;)

    Oh hi manny how’s life been treating you

    heard your a FX fanboy now? Tell the forum dwellers how you use to rip on them all the time ;)
    C’mon guys, lets keep it clean. Patrick if you’ve got a .22 caliber P-12 shooting 60+FPE I’m sure some other member would like to hear what you did to accomplish this. 

    
It was more like 70fpe. The usual suspects gave me a hard time about it. http://talonairgun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=30966 it was all true and actual chorny numbers. 
    
Alright, that’s enough. The link you provided certainly didn’t prove a damn thing…except that it’s disgusting how you talk to people. Patrick you certainly have made a name for yourself on the other forums. Be warned that you are on our radar, tread lightly if you want to stick around.

    I don’t want to see any more comments to or from Patrick regarding his .22 caliber 70FPE P12 in this thread.

     
    
I disgust you ? Why because I was ripping on your broke back bush wookie brother ?

    Congratulations Patrick! You just bought yourself a one way ticket off this forum. We will not tolerate abusive language.

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    Lawrence
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    “manabeknives”The Rifle that I like the most is one that I purchased as an ugly duckling and changed it into a Swan.  The rifle is a FX400 Sporter.  I first saw this rifle in the used gun section on the Airguns of Arizona Website.  The ad said that the rifle stock had been hydro-dipped in the American flag, and that the bottle and barrel were done in carbon fiber graphics.  The action was like new and the price was incredibly cheap.  So I thought to myself, there must be something really wrong with the gun for it to be selling for nearly 1/2 off.  I called the people at AoA and asked them why it was so cheap?  They told me that the graphics were not to everyone’s liking and there is a high chance that I would hate it.  When I ask them what kind of wood was underneath the hydro-dipped graphics….the response was Walnut.
    I figured I could strip whatever graphics were on the rifle down to the walnut, and then recondition the stock.
    I boought it….and when it arrived, I could immediately see what the boys at AoA were trying to tell me!!
    This is what I received

    I went to work right away and stripped off all the graphics on the stock, but left the carbon fiber on the bottle and the barrel.
    After a few weeks worth of sanding and oiling the stock.
     My hard effort paid off and I was left with this;

    Because of all the work I put into her,…She is my Favorite Rifle

     A beautiful job…from ugly duckling to a swan of beauty.  Good job.
     

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    Lawrence
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    “mark404”That’s a hard to answer question … at least for me.
    My most favorite over all is my Daystate Gray Shadow, If I could only pick one to keep that would be it.
    At the moment though I am enjoying my AZ tuned FWB P-70, but who know what tomorrow brings…
    I am really looking forward to the FX Impact, to me it seems to be the best of everything, from being able to change caliber to external adjustment of everything, and lets not forget the carbon fiber bottle for a large shot count…. bonus is I love the look of it. 

    Mark, I’m like you…the FX Impact has caught my eye.  Now if I can just scrape the bucks together…
     

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    airandpowder
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    As many of you have already pointed out, It´s a really hard question.
    But if I had to choose, It would be my FX Indy .30 cal. Mostly because of the trouble I went through to get it. 

    Airguns over 10 Joule is considered firearms in my country.
    I Spent 8 months waiting for the police to approve my “permission to purchase”. 
    (A gunstore won´t order a “hard to sell gun” if you can’t provide evidence of your ability to finalize the purchase.)
    Then i spent some time waiting for the gun to arrive at my gunstore, so they could tell what serial number should go on my FAC application.

    All in all i waited the best part of 10 months! So I´m going to enjoy the crap out of my Indy:)


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    Tominco
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    Well, you didn’t specify if we had to have owned the rifle, coming soon, or dreaming about having it. So, I’ll cover a few of those

    I’d have to say my AA-S510 F.A.C is my favorite in my current collection (which is stripped down and sold off due to the new FX’s coming out). I like it the most because it’s a traditional style, easy to use, accurate, well balanced, quiet, standard PCP platform. It is currently my “go to” rifle. 

    The Fx Verminator Extreme MkII is a close second (I also own it). It is the most accurate rifle I currently own. I like it very much due to its innovation while retaining high quality and accuracy. Going from accurate pellets to accurate arrows in a take down rifle is great! Even better is the ability to switch between the two, or be able to disassemble the rifle and put it back into its case, then reassemble it and not come off zero. I’ve tested it, and it’s true! Why isn’t it my #1? I feel that it handles a bit awkward for me. I find that it’s just a bit heavy in odd places. It’s also a bit on the long side with everything (LDC) attached. Maybe it just seems that way having the barrel extending way out in front. But that’s just the way I feel about it. Others may feel it has great feel and fit.
    Apparently my Vermy isn’t very photogenic. This is the only pic I’ve got of it.

    Wish list – Daystate Airwolf MCT. I think there’s something to be said for the way Daystate has blended technology and beauty. I think their rifles are among some of the prettiest available. I’d love to experience what an electronic regulator can do! I think this is a step in the right direction for achieving the ultimate in consistency between shots. 

    I’m very excited for the release of the FX Impact! I hope that it lives up to what we all want it to be. I’ve got an idea for it (that I’ll have to pass on to Frederick at some point). That will take it up another notch. I hope that it has the same ability to hold zero that I’m getting from my Vermy. 

    I’m still convinced that a combination of the FX ST barrel with Daystates electronic regulator and a few other consistency related items would make the ultimate platform. Just my opinion. 

    Thanks for starting this thread, it’s a good one! Happy Shooting!
     

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    REAPER0D
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    i think its about due time i stand up for myself. not once have i or had i posted on this website before untill today in reguards to alligations i had been banned from this website in leu of the current situation with some banhammering that has been done. i never once nor had i ever registered on here untill today as my profile shows. so no REAPERDEUCE was not in fact PATRICK which is I, it was infact a impersonator claiming to be me, i have a funny feeling who it was already.

    so to address this, This is my first post, and probably my last folling a heavy banhammer and thats fine, but i do have the right to stand up for myself and say NO, it wasnt me.

    to answer questions, my favorite air rifle is not in fact my p12, though a good gun my favorite gun happened to be my first.  a crosman multi pump. much like ted, to my surprise as a gift it was given to me (more like loaned on a permanent basis) by my step father as my mother didnt feel i was ready to “own” my first gun, but i could use it whenever.

    i never got the ability or chance to hunt with it so it was a bb only can puncher in my backyard.

    a close second is actually my daisy 880s, i find it more fun to pump and reload then burn through lead and anybody thats known me on the yellow has heard about my 880 and know this is actually me now.

    whoever it was that posted on my behalf, thanks bro. but your attempt failed and any admin/mod here can verify through a mod from the yellow this is the email i was banned on from there and my current contact email ive always used. neil clague has record of it as does a few other and can also verify my FACT over alligations.

    ban me if you wish, but this reaperdeuce is a prick and needs to shut up and stop harrassing and impersonating me

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    ajshoots
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    How is the P12 and 880 Patrick? Any new mods or new guns?

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    REAPER0D
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    p12 is great as is the 880. i blew out part of the endcap on my home made ldc for the daisy and havent fixed it yet.

    i havent gotten a chance to shoot much, with allergen exposure treatments in the summer i wasnt able to be outside much and then tearing my ACL in october has ended my shooting season till next fall sometime.

    as for mods, no except a baffle pack system i made for the p12 nothings new. and some fine polishing and things on my hammer to reduce some friction but nothing out of the norm or ordinary.

    im trying to get money for a vulcan. might sell the p12

    my last group i shot with the p12 is here. bottom right is 3 shots at 50Y all inside a 1/2 inch, its not sighted in as i was aiming at the dot however i have found my scope is bad from this excercise and am working to get it replaced again and upgrade to etched glass. untill then im stuck with what i got.

    stay frosty boys, and stay safe

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    SDellinger
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    I have two FX500 Royals that have never given me a moments trouble with 46,000 rounds through them. Have fun, Scott

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    Rchr
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    My favorite AirGun was an old Benjamin Pump gun that A friend & I bought together back around 1980.  I was an absolute terror & deadly accurate with that thing. I killed so many grackles, sparrows and other critters that I don’t think I will ever equal it. I don’t own it anymore, I bought a new 1 for my son a couple of Christmas’ ago but it doesn’t compare. They r absolute garbage compared to the old ones. 

    My new love is my Daystate Huntsman XL. It is beautiful, incredibly accurate & has a great shot count (about 90 shots per fill). I debated for about a year between the huntsman, AA 410, 510 & the HW100. I got the Daystate Huntsman & I’m really glad I did. 

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    Todd_Bobcat
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    At this moment its my Bobcat in .25. Topped with a Hawke Sidewinder 30 6.5-20 x 42. I got the Bobcat in .30 cal. Topped with a Hawke 8-32×56 SF scope for Christmas, but due to weather conditions here I haven’t been able to stretch her legs out yet. :D

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    GBGUNNER
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    My favorite .25 is my FX Impact in silver and black.  The engineering and foresightedness of the quick & easy load and cock lever, magazine fed, 30″ bull pup in  4 caliber plus arrows with the ease and reliability of changing barrels in a few minutes,  It’s accuracy, power, and versatility with the power adjustment wheel and valve,  shot counts, shroud, and pica tinny rails.  Targets and any game I’m interesting in taking from mice to raccoons and possible coyote with the .30 and careful shooting. It handles well and I’ve decked it out with a Hawke Eclipse scope, 30mm tube 4-16 x 56mm,(2nd hand) good day or night with a mounted light.  Wishing for .22 & .30  barrels with probes, shrouds,and mags.   My favorite .22 is my FX Bobcat in .22 with a 24″ barrel and 470cc air cylinder & Hawke 2-7 Air Max AO (2nd hand).  I have a .25 barrel, probe, 2 mags, shroud and the tools to make the switch on the Bobcat.  Closest to my heart is my Diana mdl. 36 checked wood (walnut?) stock in .22 still using  original iron sights .  It was my 1st REAL air rifle, capable of harvesting squirrels, pigeons, doves, starlings and even raccoons ect. with head lamp & careful shooting. Even today it sits by the door, a pellet in the barrel waiting to be cocked and take another squirrel (last was yesterday)  I started at eight with friends daisy air guns then bought my first a daisy springer air pistol. It was easy to keep hidden. ( dad was firm about NO guns after his time in WWII). It was air pistols till 18 then power burners till 35 years ago, back to air rifles for pests and vermin. Hard to imagine improving on the concepts Axel incorporated into the Impact.  I much admire his ability to daydream, engineer,and bank roll the Impact into reality, I’m very curious as to what may wait in the future. And I dread the possibility of regulation like England and Canada.  Please always know your target AND your back stop should the pellet fail to strike your intended target.

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    spinj
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    Hello everyone!  I’m a new member here as I joined just today.  I hope to have a positive experience, exchange helpful information and ideas, and just basically have a great time on this forum.

    Anyway, to contribute to this thread, of the airguns I currently own, I have to say that one gun I like the most is my Air Arms TX200 spring-piston rifle.  Aside from the fact that I don’t need any charging equipment to get it to shoot, the main reason why I like it is that it taught me how to really shoot and develop discipline in shooting.  When I first started shooting the rifle some several years back, I had problems doing so accurately.  I was so frustrated at the time I surmised that it was the barrel (after ruling out the other parts of the gun) that caused the problem of puzzling and inconsistent POI from a variety of pellets I tried.  I did everything to try to get it to shoot well; I swapped scopes and I tore into the gun many, many times in an attempt to diagnose the issue and try to make it the most smooth-shooting springer I could.  I even jammed a cleaning rod from the muzzle end out of desperation on more than a couple of occasions.  Heck, I even thought I damaged the crown at that time.  But I tell you, I was so disappointed in the gun.  It wasn’t until I really began to pay attention to my shooting technique and the mistakes I was making.  I practiced and practiced until I learned to develop a consistent and proper method of shooting my TX.  And then one day, it all clicked.  Not long after, I was shooting pellet on top of pellet with it. 
     
    My TX has been through hell with me, and if it had any emotion back then, it probably would’ve been crying because of what I was doing to it.  It was this gun that had taught me how to really stack pellets and account for everything that goes into a perfect shot.  To this day, whether it is shooting it, my Cricket, or Air Arms S410, I implement the same shooting technique that I had developed from the training I had gone through with it.  It is simply what I’ve gotten out of my time spent on learning how to effectively shoot my TX why I will never let it go.  It became like the one teacher I had in my middle school years whom I was very displeased with from the beginning to the middle part of the school year but later developed a huge respect and admiration for because of the important lessons I had learned from him.

    I cannot give the recognition which I have given to my TX200 to my Cricket, S410, or the Airforce Condor I used to have even though they all are also able to stack pellets.  My TX200 is the only one that deserves it.  It has remained stock all the way — no Vortek, V-Mach, or Maccari parts in it (except for longer-lasting tough-core breech O-rings).  It has gone through a total of four mainsprings and five piston seals. I think that’s a testament to how much I shoot it. :)

    Personally, I’d say that if one really wants to learn how to shoot an air rifle (or even a firearm), he or she should do so with a springer especially because of the strict shooting discipline it demands.  Bar none!  A spring-piston gun will humble a shooter who claims that it’s primarily the gun and not the person pulling the trigger.  In fact, I am more impressed with a shooter who can shoot a springer with precision at 30 yards than a shooter who can shoot a PCP accurately at 50 yards.

    Here is a photo of a 25-shot group done not too long ago with my TX200 at 27 yards with Beeman Kodiak 21-grain pellets. 

    And here’s my TX pictured alongside my other current PCPs.
     

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    CORKY
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    My “made in England”  Phoenix Mk 2. It has outlasted offerings from Air Arms, Airgun Technology, Daystate , Logun, and FX. Why?,  because it has been accurate, reliable, different, and good looking. Accuracy in it’s .22 calibre speaks for itself. Different… well the air bottle is totally hidden in the walnut stock, no visible gauge, no visible fill port to detract from the good looks. The 10 shot magazine clearly shows the shot count , and is cycled by what looks like the trigger guard, a sort of Winchester action. In addition,  the good looks and favourable features include a magazine that slots into the side of the action, without sticking up above the top of the action, like a cobbled together afterthought on a single shot rifle, and does not interfere with ‘scope clearance.  It’s ambidextrous stock, complimented by a safety catch operable from either side. It has a full length proper barrel, none of your shrouded nonsense held on with a couple of grubscrews.. I like that it is mainly made and assembled inhouse in  London, unlike many “manufacturers”, who “assemble” parts from elsewhere. So, what of the future?, I fancy a carbine, HW100KT is looking good, but Phoenix make a carbine too…..

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    Ridgeline
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    Air Arms S510 and HW100. Great quality and price for what you actually get.

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    kyler2643
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    Daystate wolverine .22 all the way. Daystate KILLS fx. I’ve had nothing but bad luck with fx products. I’m glad that with the daystate products you get what you pay for.

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    jps2486
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    All of them!
     

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    Lewis
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    I am happy to own an AZ tuned RAW 1000x in.25. it is far and away my most expensive and most accurate, still my favorite has to be my San Rafael marked left handed HW77 in .20. I purchased it used directly from Robert Beeman himself in Santa Rosa many many years ago. It has lost some of it’s original power and shows 30 years of use, but will never lose a special place in my heart. It was my first “Real” airgun and I had no idea who Dr. Beeman was at the time. That gun has been passed around to many of my friends over the years and got several of them to rethink our little pellet gun hobby.
     

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