What's up with Steyr's ProX ???

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    steve123
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    I have seen a few reviews on youtube, mostly from that one guy, and some in languages I don't understand. They seem positive.

    But we here at AGN don't see hardly anything about the rifle??? 

    It's the only PCP AG at this point that I can get excited about. 

    BTW I have other Steyr PCP's which I absolutely love!

    I like/want a high quality semi auto, like the removable 10 round mag system, the size of the scout version and how it looks, that supposedly it's reliable?? and has the wonderful trigger of a Steyr. I also desire a .177 cal, 12fpe version, to get a high-ish shot count, because my intent will be for plinking on steel at close to medium distances.

    If anybody that owns one would comment on the subject I'd appreciate it!

     

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    bucketboy
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    I tuned one for a mate of mine a few months ago, ridiculously accurate and consistent, soooooo much fun to shoot but it’s not cheap, also you will quickly realise you need about 10 mags just to keep shooting. There is no difference between the 40 and 16 Jule version other than the way the belville washers are stacked and a slight adjustment on hammer preload.

    the only gripes I have with it are. The supplied case won’t accommodate a scope, it doesn’t come with a threaded barrel so you need an adaptor and the stock is made from the dullest looking wood ever grown.

     

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    bowwild
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    I have also been interested in this rifle. I have two other Steyrs (Hunter Scout auto-5 and LP 50 HP) which are also semi-autos.  The high price of this one is a bit bothersome though. About $600-700 more than I paid for the aforementioned pair. 

    I've had my first issue with my auto-5 but it is my fault. I tried to increase the power and screwed the hammer spring too tight. The spring is now deformed. But, I have 4 springs (2 each from two sources) coming. I'll set it back to factory specs and just enjoy it. 

    I do know someone who had one for a month, when they first came out. I've trusted his advice about other rifles and he wasn't happy enough to keep the Pro X.  Maybe the problem has been solved?

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    steve123
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    Thanks for replying Bb, that's what I wanted to know.

    Bow, would you please talk about that one problem?! 

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    bowwild
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    I'll leave the person who shared this with me anonymous.  I have not owned the Pro X.

    I was provided the following in a PM:

    "I had the Pro X Scout for a brief time. Mine came with malfunction from the beginning.

    1. The last shot in every clip averaged about 50 fps below the rest.

    2. Within the first tin of pellets the semi-auto started to malfunction.

    3. Within a week (not two tins though the gun) the gun would not cycle at all.

    I sent it back for a full refund. Mine were one of the very first guns out of the factory, don't know if mine were a lemon or if other guns had problems too."

    I'm certainly not even close to an expert on anything to do with air rifles (bowwild writing), but these issues sound like magazine indexing problems. 

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    bucketboy
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    steve123

    Thanks for replying Bb, that's what I wanted to know.

     

    Your welcome, if my memory is correct, the fastest  10 shots I managed was 2.4sec.  Expect to get through 1000 pellets in an afternoon, more if you are having fun  😀 

     

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    ctshooter
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    Don't know where the thread is buried, but I was asking about the ProX a few weeks back and one person replied that they had the gun for about 7 months with 20,000+ pellets through it with zero issues. I'd like to think with the brand and cost it's a quality piece. Besides Styer has been doing semi-auto for a while now so I would think their process is more refined.

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    bowwild

    I'll leave the person who shared this with me anonymous.  I have not owned the Pro X.

    I was provided the following in a PM:

    "I had the Pro X Scout for a brief time. Mine came with malfunction from the beginning.

    1. The last shot in every clip averaged about 50 fps below the rest.

    2. Within the first tin of pellets the semi-auto started to malfunction.

    3. Within a week (not two tins though the gun) the gun would not cycle at all.

    I sent it back for a full refund. Mine were one of the very first guns out of the factory, don't know if mine were a lemon or if other guns had problems too."

    I'm certainly not even close to an expert on anything to do with air rifles (bowwild writing), but these issues sound like magazine indexing problems. 

    OUCH! That would be disappointing, thanks for the info.

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    bowwild
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    To be clear, I have a high regard for Steyr. I wouu y l would trust this rifle.

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    ctshooter
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    Of the current lineup of semi airguns I think the Styer would have a huge US market if they only cared to market their products to the US.

    I've been lusting for the ProX for some time now, but the price tag is steep. The removable magazine feature is a key feature for me for both ease of loading and the additional level of safety it affords. 

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    steve123
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    My nearly 20 year old LP5 semi auto has been super reliable, well except for the air cylinders which need a rebuild. I'm sure the pistol could use new orings but I haven't gotten around to sending it off.

    My LGB1 Biathlon trainer also has been wonderful! It's my favorite plinking rifle on my little round steels, ranging in size from .6", 1", 1.25", 1.5", 2", 2.25" and 2.5". I set them on sawhorses with the 2.5" as far as 60Y. Fun, fun, fun!!! None of these are easy in the wind with 6fps. I use the LP5 on the same steel, and the Crosman 600.

    What got me hooked on airguns to begin with was shooting that first tin can off a saw horse at 7 years old!!! It still gives me that same feeling, lol.

    I really love these Steyr's! 

    I've almost bought the H5 I don't know how many times but 5 rounds held me back, so I was happy when the ProX came out.

     

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    sillymike
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    Speaking of the Pro-X, anybody knows if there's a simple way to go from 7.5J (for indoor fun) to lets say 16J (for backyard fun) ?

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