was going to buy an fx impact but????

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    zebra
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    If it’s just for target shooting then I would say that the BM500 is a fine choice if you have the money.

    There are a number of accurate and reliable guns but if that is the one you like then I can’t think of any reason not to get one. For target shooting from a bench, I would choose it over the Impact any day.

    The BM500 has that large wide forearm that will be a super stable platform for accurate and consistent shots.

    Also, RAW has replacement parts available to order online so, in the event that you have an issue, getting it fixed will be a relatively painless process. It drives me mad that it is such a mission to get parts for some of my guns. I think RAW deserves your business just for that.

    I actually had the chance to try a RAW gun recently. It was a different model but it left a very good impression with me. The metal work was top notch. The balance was spot on and it just felt good to use. If they ever make a gun that fit my needs then I wouldn’t hesitate. 

     

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    aa_limited
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    I would love to have an impact. I lusted for it last year.
    just turns me off that its the one gun that has the worst reviews out of any high priced gun out there.
    ​seems the raw has the best reviews and the best customer service.
    ​and the man who builds it will talk to on the phone and make yr gun the way you want it.
    what more could better?

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    Ginuwine1969
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    I’ve got the Impact in .25 Cal and had some growing pains when i first got it, but I still love it.  Its shooting pretty good right now and only going to get better.  I love the weight (a lot lighter than my Tactic), I love the looks, it just screams sexy to me, and I love the performance, its on par if not better than my other three guns.  I love the fact that its easy for a non-tuner to mess around and tweak stuff to best suite there own personal needs.  I’ve already sent two guns to the Great Ernest for a Tune / tweak now i can do it myself on this one.  Hi cap mags, must scream faster follow up if need and more shots between reloading pellets.  Oh and did a say SEXY.

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    Cliff_Allen
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    As someone mentioned previously, you’ve done a lot of reading and research. Based on all of that research you’ve made it clear, over and over again, that you’re not willing to take a chance on the impact if it’s so problematic. You can keep saying the same thing post after post if you want but that isn’t going to change anything and you’re not going to know until you buck up and buy one of them to try for yourself. Just pull the trigger on the RAW already and send us lots and lots of pics when you get it. 

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    aa_limited
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    I’m here now looking at aeac the vidoes and giving it all a once over to made a deciosion on the fine deatails.
    ​like what barrel I want and at what fps I want and what stock coulor I want. these are hard decisions that  are takeing me a while to settle on as well as a custom cut barrel martin offers or just get the plain lothar whalther barrels.  so many little decisions and as well what barrel length

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    BeemanR7
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    “aa_limited”that was last year and am not set to buy my first raw a bm500 in stead of the fx impact I was going to buy last year.
    ​I think the quality of the impact clearly sucks. almost ever where I turn or read impact owners having trouple with guns breaking and or not working right.
    raw is one company I keep hearing great things about and I will be placing my order for my raw any day now.
    ​and I like having to wait for my gun to be made.. it makes it more special when you have a custom air gun made for you.
    so what do you think guys. do you think I’m making the right choice by getting a raw bm500 over the fx impact

    
You’re getting the gun you want. THAT’S the right choice. Congratulations!

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    weatherby
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    Can’t go wrong with a RAW, I had a walnut vertical target in 30cal CF bottle, converted to .25 with a BSA blank fitted. Great gun, but I could sell it for a good price, which I did.
    I think you made the right choice. Have fun with it :)
     

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    aa_limited
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    weatherby any reason why you converted your 30 raw barrel to a bsa .25?

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    “aa_limited”weatherby any reason why you converted your 30 raw barrel to a bsa .25?

    My local air gun club has a limit of .25 cal at 80 joules max.
    I actually had never shot the .30 barrel set, I coverted it to .25 cal on the first day ☺
    Good quality .30 airgun barrels are hard to get here in EU, hence my choice for the 30cal.


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    weathery.

    you sold you gun did you?
    ​ and how did you find your vertical target stock for bench shooting?
    ​how was the rear hand. the pistol grip did you find it comfortable?
    ​and what do you think is a better overall stocl. the lrt stock or the vertical grip STOCK?

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    “aa_limited”weathery.

    you sold you gun did you?
    ​ and how did you find your vertical target stock for bench shooting?
    ​how was the rear hand. the pistol grip did you find it comfortable?
    ​and what do you think is a better overall stocl. the lrt stock or the vertical grip STOCK?

    If you are righthanded, I can recommend the vertical target stock, as the grip is a bit more ergonomic.

    The LRT is ambidextrous, with a more simple pistol grip.
    However, for bench shooting, the LRT can be a better choice, because the fore end and butt stock are almost parallel, which makes it better suited for free recoil shooting.
    It then can slide back in a straight line.


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    aa_limited
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    they make that stock now in left handed as well  in vertical grip.
    wow what a beautiful gun,.
    I will mostly be doing prone position in the forest where I do my shooting.
    ​my shooting will be mostly on a bipod and not a bench. so I think the lrt sock or a vertical grip stock wont matter as much don’t you think?

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    The LRT stock was available shortly after I bought mine. When you’re shooting off a bipod, stock form is less important. The advantage of an ambi stock is that it is easier to resell.
    However, the grip of the VT stock is a bit nicer to me, it fitted my hand perfectly.
    I’d go for the VT stock again if I had to do it all over, I have shot it many times using a front rest, and it worked just fine.

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    LusitanoPT
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    The Impact is so terrible yet they are in backorder everywhere in Europe. Thats amazing ambiguity. I wonder how many Impact’s have been sold since the beginning. It’s highly customizable and that can be an issue if you don’t know what you’re doing.

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    aa_limited
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    the impact is a great gun but seems lot of things to go rong and gauges not working and the right pressure not showing. I do want one thou down the road.
    my raw is paid for and the order is being placed this week

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