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Oops I Did It Again! Gun Ownership Formulae N+1 +1 ?

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by rbov, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. rbov

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    Hi All,

    Last Saturday, Sep 28th, I picked up my new Edgun Matador R5M .22 (RFD transfer from Graham Denney (Edgun UK)) and it’s a belter, fantastic build quality, built like the proverbial Russian Tank. I was given the choice of stock by Graham, he sent me a couple of photos showing the two Matadors he had and I was able to choose. Have to say great service from Graham, gun was setup to my specification, eg 11.68 FPE or thereabouts using JSB Exact Jumbo 15.89 grn. Very helpful chap.

    Then, during the past week I watched and read far too many YouTube videos and forum posts on the Steyr Pro X. The result of which saw me chatting to Dan at Braces of Bristol about the Pro X Scout in .22 he had in stock. Great bloke is Dan, answered all my emails promptly and with great service. Well yesterday I picked up the Pro X scout from Northampton Gun Co, yes you guessed it “ great chaps”. I had it RFD transferred from Braces as I couldn’t manage the trip to Bristol, shame I would’ve liked to meet Dan and ask him what he said to Giles in the Steyr YouTube video. The package was the Steyr Pro X Scout in .22, the thread adapter and the DonnyFL Tatsu moderator which incidentally is back garden friendly. I was fortunate enough to be sent a gun with a decent walnut stock, it has some feature to it unlike some of the samples I’ve seen. The Steyr speaks for itself I guess, superb materials, fit and finish, great engineering in a solid package. It’s party trick and pièce de résistance is it’s self indexing capability and it’s a {add expletive here} hoot to shoot! Like those before me have said, gonna need a lot more pellets.

    And finally, thanks for reading my rhetoric, I felt compelled to get it off my chest! Why am I writing this now I hear you cry and not sending lots of lead down range? Well that’s simple to answer! It’s chucking it down here!


    All the best, thanks for reading!
     
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    Vangard Busy Member

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    Your gun in the first two photo's has a fantastic stock mate.
    Nice pair of gun. :thumb:
     
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    I love the grain on the first one!
     
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    Oh, just to add, since the AirgunGearShow YouTube video was produced it appears Steyr are now supplying a carry case that does hold the gun with a scope, here’s mine with the ATN 4K Pro on it.

    Secondly, I was unable to refill the air reservoir on the Pro X until it had dropped down to around 60 bar. My first attempt to fill from my divers bottle at 90 bar failed as presumably the valve in the reservoir wouldn’t allow any air into the gun due to the remaining pressure? If anyone has any issues filling up their Steyr’s try shooting the gun until your down to nearer 60 bar. This advise was from Dan at Braces of Bristol where the gun was purchased from. Worked for me.
     
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    The rain has stopped so out with the Steyr.

    Here’s some rapid fire clips and a still photo of the cardboard I shot at. Range is 19 yards btw
    Just noticed I need to re set the correct date on the ATN, footage taken 6th Oct 2019

     
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    Wow that Edgun is stunning. Enjoy both of them. Thanks for sharing
     
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    WOW :thumb::thumb:
     
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    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Wow some very serious kit there, enjoy :thumb:
     
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    Love the stock on that Matador! Gorgeous! P155es on the Steyr wood doesn't it?

    Nevermind though as you will now know it's easy to forgive the aesthetics of the Pro X stock as it more than makes up for it in every other way (and then some!).

    Btw I have had no issues whatsoever filling mine from any pressure. I have topped it up from 100 to 200 as well as shooting it down until off reg. Warren and I both agree that the gauges on our guns appear to under read by around 10 bar and on the .177 the reg is most likely set at 85 bar.

    I saw an obvious POI Vertical drop as it came off reg.

    Enjoy bud you have a couple of crackers there - I just hope you still want to use the Matador after trying the Pro X!
     
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    Thanks every one, yeah the Matador is a fine looking girl.

    thanks for the info on your experience filling the air reservoir on your Pro X, and you’re right about the stock on these Steyr’s. After all their efforts they could have sourced some decent walnut for the stocks. Plus a threaded barrel should have been done. Hey ho, it more than makes up for it elsewhere, not least the handling and shooting.

    Ta
     
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    Thats an awful problem you have now - which one to shoot.

    Very nice indeed.
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    First dibs.....:D

    Very nice matey
     
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    So today I cut an inch or so off the new Steyr lower rail adapter I purchased from
    Krale and fitted the airforce one top mount bipod. I felt the taller weaver rail that comes with my Scout was too high for me but the lower rail wouldn’t allow the bipod to be fitted so I shortened it and voila!

     
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    Awesome set ups !

    So ... nearly a week later , which ones had more fun time :D
     
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    Thanks mate, so despite the wet weekends I’ve managed to get out for a bit today between the showers. I have been a very considerate owner and had a 60/40 split of use between the two. Goes without saying the Steyr won out though.
     
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    Have to defend the R5M, it shoots like a laser beam using the ATN, very impressed. The Scout X is also very impressive groups, though I haven’t stretched either of them yet, My range at home is 19 yards but that works well for my Squirrel feeding station on my permission which is 20 yards from the hide

    Both are achieving pellet on pellet holes taking my time, the Steyr a ragged one hole group until I let rip that is. It kinda opens up a bit in rapid fire lol
     
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    I spoke too soon on the filling thing! Yesterday I had exactly the same thing - tried to top up from just under 90 Bar and it would not take air even with 250Bar in the fill line. Dry fired down 20 or so shots and it filled.

    Not right I think. Certainly not for guns at this end of the market. Never had any other PCP behave like this. Means I can't quickly top up before a jaunt down the woods if the gun is still half full. :down:

    Think I will be contacting Steyr UK. :(
     
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    rbov Well-Known Member

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    hi no country members,

    did you contact Steyr UK regarding the top up of the air reservoir?
     
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    Yes I did.
     

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