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EdGun Leshiy - my pictures & ongoing thoughts

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by PiterM, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. PiterM

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    Yeah! Arrived! The woodland gnome 'Leshiy' landed in my hands quite recently. I'm not able to tell you too many details right now, I'm still too excited. And I need to use it for a while...

    I don't have an extensive range of scopes to try on my Leshiy - so for now I can tell you, that my SWFA 1-4x24 with MilQuad reticle seems to be an awesome choice for general shooting. I'll later try also Vortex Diamondback HP 2-8x32 (but the reticle is a bit on a thick side) and last week I ordered Hawke Airmax 2-7x32 (superb reticle!) so I should be busy playing with Hawke soon. But so far SWFA works great.

    I've tried two bipods, short Harris and some kind of cheap ebay bipod. Harris is superbly stabile, but the ebay one is more compact and lighter. And last but not least (for today) - it can be carried inside virtually ANY backpack! It's small enough to be carried in Tasmanian Tiger 'Essential' which is 6 (six!) liters pack. It's very packable. Love it

    Ok, now some pics for you. More soon! I'll use this thead as an ongoing picture review of my

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    Enjoy, more within a day or two :)
     
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    That look like it means business! Is the air cylinder incorporated into the stock?
    Also whats the barrel length?


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    Its nice to be different....I reckon we'll see more and more folding stock rifles...

    thanks
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    Yes, it's 300 bar cylinder in a stock (and regulator too!). Folded (for transport only, no way to shoot) it's about 35cm long, in 'ready to fire' mode it is just below 64cm. 10 inch LW barrel, very effective silencer. Barrels are interchangeable and actual change takes just couple of minutes (.177 .222 .25 available). It's available as 12flbs of course, FAC available too. It's a serious barn hunter! Or great toy for ocasional long range plinking during weekend summer walk into the field. It's just pure fun. And built like a TANK!
     
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    That looks great - be interested to read your review once it's been used a bit more.

    Excellent images too :up:
     
  6. PiterM

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    Thanks! Yeah, I like photography a lot :)

    I'll post here every now and then so after some time this thread should be kind of ongoing review. But as you said - I need time to get used to it but also (very important) to get my excitement down a little bit, lol! I really like compact portable airguns. Check my Lelya photo thread here as well. And this one is even smaller (folded) so yeah, my kind of airgun.
     
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    Lovely looking rifle and great pictures thanks for sharing.
     
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    That looks great! Ideal work rifle. Enjoy your new toy.
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    Great looking bit of kit you have, enjoy your shooting with it, I also like the quality of your pics:up:
     
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    Ok, some more thoughts. First of all it's not a bullpup, which is quite good news for couple of reasons. First of all it shoots like a classic air rifle. The pull length is actually just like on any standard non-bullpup gun, so there is no need to squeeze the torso/arms position as it is very often the case with ultra short bullpups. But it is also not as front heavy as standard rifle, so realy easy to aim, hold & shoot off hand. Another consequence is scope selection, which is quite easy - you can slap on Leshiy any scope (of reasonable size). Personally I think 32mm objective is max for my taste on Leshiy, but if you'd like you can even put SWFA 10x42 on it. The key is again pull length, which positions head more or less 4" from a scope. Usually the eye relief on a scope stays within 3 to 4 inches, so it's just right. You can always install a scope a bit to front or back and adjust eye relief. On my favorite small bullpup (EdGun Lelya) the head position vs scope is much more restricted and a lot of scopes just don't work / look good on Lelya. IMHO the Leshiy will be much less scope-picky vs any ultra short bullpup... and still shorter, easier to carry & more mobile (folded). Here's direct comparison with my Lelya in 'ready to fire' position and when folded. BTW, I still like Lelya a lot, very accurate for the size, different handling and THAT SLIDER (very 1911 like).


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    More tomorrow :)
     
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    This looks like a great little gun, so many options already catered for too. Like the option to switch out different barrel calibres.

    Thanks for sharing and the pictures.

    Do you have a link to the sellers please?
     
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    I'd like to avoid givin direct links and by that to favor some of them. Instead I can redirect you to EdGun dealers list so you can email or call them. Seen some available in .22 yesterday (online). And also extra barrels. Since I'd like to stay within 12fpe energy I'm very tempted to get .177 barrel as a second option. But at this moment only .25 optional barrels are available. I'll ask Santa for .177 so who knows :D

    http://www.edgun.com/representativeseng.html
     
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    EdGun Leshiy - my pictures & ongoing thoughts

    Looks great for throwing in a bag as you say. I wouldn't like to have to explain if mr plod sees it though lol!


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    Well, I'm not sure about your local laws but I'd be more concerned to 'open carry' my Leshiy through the city vs. folded (unable to fire) in a backpack. Of course open carry is not a problem in certain parts of the world (most states in US, I guess) but in EU I'd avoid showing off the fact that I carry an air rifle or even a soft air replica, even by very military looking gun-bag. Or like this below - believe me, it'd be much harder to explain than carrying it inside my bag :D

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    Sorry I wasn't clear, I meant even in the field if a passerby saw it and called the police they'd automatically think firearm and you'd have some explaining to do.

    I do like how it stuffs into a normal backpack though.


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    The same Can be said about most pcps most police panic and call armed response at sight of a bolt action pcp
     
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    Lovely guns,powers that be more than likely find a reason to stop us having them as well just like the SA fiasco.
     
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    I see your point but you must admit this looks more like a gun a commando or terrorist (or even robocop) would carry rather than a hunter. You can see why some serious explaining would be required that's all.

    Not saying it's right, in fact it's downright wrong, but that's how it would be.


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    Well, I know A LOT of airguns, which are black and don't look like a classic hunting rifle. Even my HW40 pistol from 10m away looks more like .44 Deser Eagle and not .177 toy. However, I have to admit - Leshiy does look cool and kinda dangerous and that IS part of the package you buy. Actually it's one of the cooles looking full-power airguns available today (for me of course). As long as it's legal I have no problem carrying it. What's even more important it is easy to incpect and if inspected by authorities there is NO DOUBT it's nothing more than just an airgun - the barrel is clearly without actual ammo chamber.

    Speaking about the look... yeah, she's dead sexy, especially in the morning sun:

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