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#1 ShooterJohn

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:10 PM

I chose a Nikon BuckMaster 6-18X with BDC reticle with side focus to see how it works out. The gun sure is light I'm not complaining. I am hoping the wind will let up and I can get a few shots out of her later tonight or first thing tomorrow. I'm a lefty but the stock could be held either way. Though I'll probably shoot it right handed as that's how I'll sight it in. Small creature be afraid be very, very afraid. :) Attached File  DSC_0005.jpg   48.06KB   35 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0007.jpg   42.72KB   29 downloadsAttached File  DSC_0008.jpg   79.32KB   33 downloads

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:18 PM

That's an incredible setup. Is that the 22? I see 28 - 30 ft lbs in the specs. Is it loud? What pellets will you use?Brant

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:25 PM

I'll be shooting the JSB Jumbo Exact's 14.3 grains. I just cleaned the barrel and fired a couple as it's breezy out and I haven't had time to sight the scope. It is very quiet. I'll get more sense of it when I set to sighting it in. Hard to bore sight something you can't see down the barrel. :)

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:33 PM

Very nice John. $$$???Woo
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:56 PM

Test fired the the Monsoon in the house and won't be doing that again according to the wife. I grabbed the wrong pellet trap and put a hole clear through it into a case of ammunition. :horse apples:

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

..and put a hole clear through it into a case of ammunition.

The ammunition storage topic is on a different thread. :horse apples:

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:09 AM

Very Very nice!!!

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:37 AM

The ammunition storage topic is on a different thread. :horse apples:

Thanks Kevin, I see that now. Really wasn't going to post about my ammo storage but it did save my oak filing cabinets. Shotgun shells are a great backstop. :1087: That gun is more powerful than I figured on. Should have used the pellet traps with the steel backs in them.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:50 AM

That gun is more powerful than I figured on.

Joking aside, the rifle sounds potent. Any idea what the energy output is?

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:57 AM

See my post #3. I think the 177 is 18-20 ft lbs. The 22 is like a CCI 22 CB cap 32 ft lbs. We shoot raccoons a lot with those.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:58 AM

They say 30 foot pounds but I need to do some calculations after I get some chrony readings. My other PCP hits 30 fpe and it never went through this pellet trap.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:52 AM

I look forward to hearing how your skunks like it!

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:47 PM

Test fired the the Monsoon in the house and won't be doing that again according to the wife. I grabbed the wrong pellet trap and put a hole clear through it into a case of ammunition. :roflmao3[1]:

Hey John, glad that sucker finally got there. Yeah, you have to be careful about the pellet trap thing. I didn't do it with my FX Monsoon, but my FX 2000 blew clear through my pellet trap indoors and put a really nice ding in our oak front door. Fortunately, the door and our cats can't talk, and I won't talk, so my wife will never know. :roflmao3[1]:
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:54 PM

It poked a pretty clean hole through the back or the trap. It's reading middle range around 951fps through the chrony right now. Already had to change the scope. If I didn't aim and just locked the gun down all pellets went into the same hole. Try to hold the gun and they wandered around. Called Nikon about the scope and they said send it back. :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:19 PM

This thing is a bit more powerful than I thought. I put a new scope on and drew a dot on a scrap piece of 5/8 in thick plywood set at 65 yards. I walked the pellets toward the dot and went to switch back over to the pellet trap with a steel plate in it to fine tune the aim. When I went to put the pellet trap on top the bucket I noticed the holes in the plywood. Those 14.3gr JSB Jumbo Exact's are flying right through that board like a hot knife through butter. :roflmao3[1]: Here is a pic of the back of the plywood. :roflmao3[1]: Attached File  test_fire.jpg   42.92KB   28 downloads

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:44 PM

That is real nice john good luck and enjoy it . I was wundering will those JSB jumbo's work well in my disco i'am due to order pellets soon and i think i'am going to get a tin of those exacts . looking foward to pic's of your first skunk , we don't have them around my way

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:52 PM

Yes those JSB's should be dynamite in your disco.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:58 PM

I have a MAC 1 tuned Discovery .22....here is my 30 shot chrony results using JSB Exact Jumbo Express 14.3 gr...1st string..1.890.5 FPS2.902.03.907.04.904.05.907.16.908.87.915.98.912.09.911.610.903.7Lo= 890.5 HI= 915.9AV= 906.3ES= 25.4SD= 6.932nd string...(Gun guage indicates about 1250 psi)1.909.42.903.63.903.34.905.75.900.96.890.27.880.28.876.29.868.210.859.4Lo= 859.4HI= 909.4AV= 889.7ES= 49.7SD= 17.43rd string...1.853.82.842.03.831.44.822.15.809.36.798.07.778.48.762.99.742.610.723.5LO= 723.5HI= 853.8AV= 796.4ES= 130.2SD= 43.6I've heard that the FX Monsoon can hit 930 FPS on full power...awesome air rifle....

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:06 PM

That disco is moving right along.My Monsoon is running over 950 fps at it's mid range and it's really quiet. The hard part is not continually pulling the trigger.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:36 PM

Thanks john and CH i will get a tin of 500 and let them rip

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:28 AM

That disco is moving right along.My Monsoon is running over 950 fps at it's mid range and it's really quiet. The hard part is not continually pulling the trigger.

I think that the FX barrel shrould design provides for plenty of volume to not only silence the Monsoon,but eliminate " gas blowback" in chamber which happens with some of the shorter shrouds attached at end of the barrel....It is for this reason I'm holding off buying a shroud to "silence" my Disco...On my 850 Magnom, I tried taping up the ports on the attached "compensator" and blew the end cap right off...so that means there is significant back pressure in some of these 6" - 12" barrel shrouds...Here is pic before I taped up the gas ports...Posted Image

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:00 AM

crazyhorse I'm sure you're right about the FX shroud. They sure make them large. Now if I could find a way to silence the bolt you wouldn't hear it at all.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:54 AM

crazyhorse I'm sure you're right about the FX shroud. They sure make them large. Now if I could find a way to silence the bolt you wouldn't hear it at all.

Use a "squirrel call" when you work the bolt...... :welcomeani:




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