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Does Anyone Have A Taipan Veteran Rifle??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by bigjohn, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. bigjohn

    bigjohn Engaging Member

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    I have been watching some of the more recent airgun gear show videos on YouTube and came across the taipan veteran it looks really nice!!
    Does anyone know if there is a uk version out yet and also a uk supplier for these? Tia..
     
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    Don't know of any suppliers in the UK as yet, but to my knowledge you can order from the likes of Balistas in the Czech Republic (see https://www.balistas.com/?fx=filtr&category=filtr&data=YToxOntzOjY6Im9iZWNuZSI7YToyOntzOjQ6Im1lbnUiO3M6MjoiMTEiO3M6ODoicG9kc2VrY2UiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MzoiMTg0Ijt9fX0=). Saw one on Freeads some time ago, but it was big money ... though they look interesting, IMO there are better options out there for less money with proven performance and spares back-up from UK based providers.
     
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    Looks similar to the p15
     
  4. ibo7

    ibo7 Keyboard Hero

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    Any owners of the Veteran out there? I'm tempted, it's between Cricket and Veteran for me right now
     
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    Marky-Boy Just The One + 1

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    Not me but had a google Sexy!!! me Likey!
     
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    Better quality obviously but look very muck like a diana skyhawk (posh P15)
     
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    32:1 Theoben user

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    I see those a while back but the lack of info and price put me off, Ive a bullpup itch and found the Cometa offering and quite like it

    Chris

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    Balistas were doing a 5-10% special last week. I would buy before you know bre...
     
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    Personally I would go for the raptor 3.
    Basically same gun but with an ergonomically better stock.

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  10. shadowryder

    shadowryder Shootin' the Breeze!!

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    FUGLY as Fug!!!!
     
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    I wished they made the Raptors in .22...!
    I really like the huge variety of options -- both colors (black or wood), any length, any power/ shot count. Very cool!

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    Nah I rejected the Raptor as it seems to be using a spring driven/wound up magazine, more like a cp2 - I do not like that. The Taipan should be more like a hw100 in proper BP format

    bigjohn did you get it? I am waiting for mine, the die is cast but it will be a while. Was hoping to get a shorty. But went for the more stock choice option: the standard.

    The bummer is they don’t come with CZ barrels anymore... will see what size groups the LW barrel will print!

     
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    I was on the brink of ordering one of these from Balistas earlier on in the year they get pretty good reviews in the states and are very well engineered
    Went for the Preist 2 in .25 instead once I found out the ones they stocked didn’t have the cz barrels as standard don’t regret it.
     
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    I was speaking to the technician and he swore by LW, will find out.

    That is a good choice too I read someone else shot the rti target /lane during the USA competition so they lost pointotherwise RTI would have won overall.
    CIA at work lol
     
  15. gasman

    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    20 moa rail too? Why?
     
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    So you don’t have to overadjust the elevation turret that’s why lol
    Without you would have to make the erector tube point downwards in the front so the line of sight actually crosses the pellet trajectory.

    Helps with extra range if you are dialing and zeroing too.
     
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    How you getting on with the Priest 2? Loving the look of these but seems not many have them over here
     
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    Great ibo7 had the Priest 2 abt 8 months now extremely accurate also have a larger carbon bottle fitted with adjustable reg and sak mod very capable hunting rifle not had any issues on my 5th tin of jsb’s now so put a fair rew pellets through it.
    I only hunt rats/rabbits at night not into targets apart from checking zero
     
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    gasman Ex-Head of sales smartfit uk, IQ -8

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    I know why, why on a air rifle?
     
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    The 20moa rail plays its part when Priest is used to its full potential fac way less holdover needed at decent distances
     

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