XISICO Model XS46U

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    MOSINMARINE
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    Does anyone own this rifle and if so how do you like it? Did you have it tuned by flying dragon?

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    Bullettooth
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    I do not own this rifle but I am curious like you also. I have almost purchased it a few times but I have always changed my mind at the last second. I do regret not having purchased it though. It comes tested and documented so you can’t go wrong. Now the next time I am ready to purchase another pellet rifle I need to not change my mind.

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    MOSINMARINE
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    Same exact boat at you Bullettooth. I am on the fence about buying it. On another forum a few guys said they loved it when they had it. I just am the type who second guesses my purchases all the time, and i like lots of input before i buy.

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    Evergreenair
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    I was going to buy as well but went with a gamo accu in .22. I like the gamo but for the same price I could have got the xs46u with a power tune which would have worked a little better for me. Don’tget me wrong the gamo accu is a great gun it’s just not as powerful as I would like it it to be, it’s only a 14 fpe gun.

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    LIVIT
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    I now have a fully tuned XS46U in .177 being setup for FT and really glad I went with it instead of the Gamo.  I have a Gamo .22 Mach 1 that I paid more for than my XS. The XS is a much better quality rifle than the Gamo. My Gamo .22 is getting sold and I am going to get an XS in .22. I have heard good things on the Accu, there is a guy in SC who is supposedly the guru on those Gamo’s and he can do a tune for ya. If you want his contact info let me know….. 
    Mos, brother go with the XS. I am so impressed with mine. Mine shoots a 8.4gr pellet at 916fps which is plenty.

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    I have one, and I love it. It’s not too pellet sensitive, HOWEVER, it is hold sensitive. Light pellets (7.33 gr JSB) have a shorter lock time than heavier ones (10.44 gr JSB). The shorter the lock time, the less spring torque there is, and the less hold sensitive the rifle is.

    With heavier pellets, which I use due to the generally windy conditions here, my experience is that the off hand needs to be light and just ahead of the trigger guard. Trigger hand needs to be light, but you need to seat the palm swell firmly on the heel of your hand to keep the gun from torquing as the spring unwinds. I pull my gun onto my collarbone just a bit for the same reason.

    A Melick delrin top hat is a big help in reducing torque … shrink wrap over the (cheesy) rear spring guide smooths out the shot cycle. Honda moly grease has enough conventional petroleum grease in it to provide fuel for combustion without dieseling/detonation.

    I had to make a trip to my “barrel tweaking tree” to get the POI centered in the scope, but my XS 46U will shoot 1″ groups at 52 yards all day, except in a hard, gusty wind.

    My $.02/YMMV

     

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    LIVIT
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    I got to chrono mine with my new Caldwell G5 today and SpudGunner is dead on. The RS 7.33 averages 932fps and the 5 shot groups at 25yds are one enlarged hole. Mine also shoots the H&N FTT 8.64g well they averaged 870fps as long as I used head sizes 4.51 & 4.52mm. I am shooting off a Caldwell field pod and when I shot the Crosman mag 10.5g I could fell the difference in gun movement and my groups were more open.

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    cobalt327
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    Anyone know what a  basic or a full tune by Melick costs on this gun?

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    LIVIT
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    cobalt327
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    Link’s broken? But thanks just the same. I see on the “Services” page, tuning is mentioned but all there is for prices is: ” Most basic lube/tunes start at $40.00 and go up from there for additional services, modifications and upgrades.”

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    LIVIT
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    Link worked for me but no biggie, full tune is $100 gun is $135 and its worth it.

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    Mike Melick is a prince to deal with. He’s honest, smart, and very competent. I have 4 guns from Mike, and they’re all a blast to shoot. He gives great instructions to DIYers like me, and knows how to shoot what he sells.

    I’m “gushing” … sorry.

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    cobalt327
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    That’s good to hear. Prices are reasonable, that’s about what a ‘Shadow’ turbo tune was costing a while back.

    Don’t know what’s up w/my browser (dang ie11):

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    LIVIT
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    Got to shoot my XS more this weekend in between unpacking (just moved) . The more I shoot and test this rifle the more impressed I am.  Mike at Dragon is obviously a “Wizard” of airguns.  H&N FTT 8.64gr 4.52mm @ 35yds is giving me a 10 shot group less than a dime in size. I am shooting off a Caldwell field pod and only making enough contact on gun to lightly hold in place and get good sight pic in scope.  I have moved gun to different support points in with field pod and the gun don’t care, shoots same poi. Change to 10.5gr pellet and everything changes, gun does become hold sensitive and poi changes if you change support point. Not by a lot, but enough to notice.

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    Mike Melick at Flying Dragon Air Rifles us the real deal …

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    cobalt327
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    @SpudGunner What guns did he do for you?

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    MOSINMARINE
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    “SpudGunner”I have one, and I love it. It’s not too pellet sensitive, HOWEVER, it is hold sensitive. Light pellets (7.33 gr JSB) have a shorter lock time than heavier ones (10.44 gr JSB). The shorter the lock time, the less spring torque there is, and the less hold sensitive the rifle is.

    With heavier pellets, which I use due to the generally windy conditions here, my experience is that the off hand needs to be light and just ahead of the trigger guard. Trigger hand needs to be light, but you need to seat the palm swell firmly on the heel of your hand to keep the gun from torquing as the spring unwinds. I pull my gun onto my collarbone just a bit for the same reason.

    A Melick delrin top hat is a big help in reducing torque … shrink wrap over the (cheesy) rear spring guide smooths out the shot cycle. Honda moly grease has enough conventional petroleum grease in it to provide fuel for combustion without dieseling/detonation.

    I had to make a trip to my “barrel tweaking tree” to get the POI centered in the scope, but my XS 46U will shoot 1″ groups at 52 yards all day, except in a hard, gusty wind.

    My $.02/YMMV

     

    
Seems like a very reasonable gun then for the price, i have always wanted a tx 200 and this seems like the closest option for me. 

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    Mike Melick told me the B40 was a beautiful copy of the TX200, right down to the trigger, which might even be superior to the original. Trouble is, they’re long gone, unless you can find a good used one.

     I think you’re correct that the XS46U is the next closest model that is readily available.  In terms of performance only, I would put a fully-tuned MM XS46U against a TX 200 or HW97.

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    LIVIT
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    Mos, you and I both were on the fence for a good while trying to decide which underlever to buy. I almost bought a TX200 and I am now glad that I bought the XS46U. The more I shoot it the more I am impressed. For $235 fully tuned and shipped, you cannot beat it !! The accuracy of the XS is better than I can shoot and thats saying alot for me with my background in firearms. The shot cycle is very smooth. Just put a decent air gun scope on it and like Spud said I would put it up against any other underlever for accuracy.

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    MOSINMARINE
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    “LIVIT”Mos, you and I both were on the fence for a good while trying to decide which underlever to buy. I almost bought a TX200 and I am now glad that I bought the XS46U. The more I shoot it the more I am impressed. For $235 fully tuned and shipped, you cannot beat it !! The accuracy of the XS is better than I can shoot and thats saying alot for me with my background in firearms. The shot cycle is very smooth. Just put a decent air gun scope on it and like Spud said I would put it up against any other underlever for accuracy.

    
I may have to pick one of these up here soon.

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