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Goodies from Tony arrived…

…and it transformed my Condor. I got a new hammer (contest prize) and a 24″ .25 barrel (ordered before the contest). Tony tossed in some 90 durometer o-rings for the breech, and 3 tins of pellets.
A while back I sent Tony some carbon tubes to play with, and the pellets came with a little note “Thanks for the CF”. Your’e welcome Tony. 8)

Anyway, I just installed the barrel and was able to fire the first few shots across the chrony. Its dark outside, so I shot into my shed at 10 yards.

I shot into the same 1.5″ thick slab of modeling clay I tested some .22 cal pellets with a few weeks ago.

85gram hammer, PW at 8, first Kodiak went 958fps, 2nd Kodiak went 959fps. Shot a domed EJ at 927fps, and the pointed one at 889fps.

All pellets went thru the clay, and put a big dent into the plywood backing plate, 3 of them then came back out the slab of clay. I only found 2 of them. Entrance holes were almost .50 caliber, and the backside of the slab shows the shock radiated from the wound channel about .5″ There is a ring around the exit hole about the size of a nickel.

The 4th pellet went through one of the holes in the clay, and then blew thru 1.5″ of hard plywood, and thru the metal door of a freezer I use as a storage cabinet. All I could say was “Holy shit…”

None of the .22 caliber pellets penetrated past 1″ into the same block of clay, all at higher velocities.

Considering I have a stock Condor valve, and a medium weight hammer and no other mods, I think the results are pretty good. I’m sure I can break 1000fps with Kodiaks no problem, but 958 ain’t shabby.

All I have to do is make a new endcap for the shroud for .25’s, this son-of-a-bitch is loud!!!

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Very funny Voltar,,,,,,,ROFLMAO,,,, I may wind up shooting it,,,So far it likes every pellet I don’t and not the ones I do…..

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quote j3magnum:

Oh Rob I shot my discovery today…….. 😀

Sorry to hear that. Where did you hit it? Can it be repaired? 🙂

if you are near a fly over zone using a turkey decoy or a barn owl is great also..Useing a call to get them started in the general direction helps a little too…..

quote AKULA:

My problem is a lack of crows. I’ve dispached all around here. I need the help of my bretheren to suppy me with targets. AKULA

I can’t tell if you are speaking tongue in cheek or not, however, if you’re short of crows, call some up. Crows come to calls better than any other animal I have called. The cheapest setup, one that I used for a long time while shotgunning them was to play a crow calling cassette in my truck with the windows open and hide 50 yards downwind. More finesse is required for airgun hunting, and the call should be placed near a suitable perch. Remote calls work really well for this. I never could get the hang of the mouth calls, they are hard to modulate. Good luck

RiffRaff, thanks for posting that Info. it sounds great!!!!! 😀

quote j3magnum:

Oh Rob I shot my discovery today…….. 😀

Sorry to hear that. Where did you hit it? Can it be repaired? 🙂

quote ronaldpdq:

RiffRaff, I’m confused, you say it’s loud but you said later on you have a shroud? Are you saying that the shroud doesn’t even quieten it?

Ronald, sorry to mislead you. When I first shot the new barrel, it was without the shroud because the hole in the endcap and washers were sized for shooting .22 caliber.

So I built a new shroud, and with it the gun is nice and quiet. I may have a bit of work to do to it, as it seems just a tad louder in .25 but I attribute that to using less washers with bigger holes in them.

Still quiet enough that finch’s sit in the bird feeder while I’m target shooting and pay no attention to me. Of course they are used to me filling the feeder too. LOL

Sounds like you got a hell of a canon there RiffRaff, congrats, it must be sweet, Tony really seems to be the man!

On the subject of crows… it’s strange, I see many of them here where I live, but always from far away, flying very high altitudes in bunches sometimes, I know they have to land somewhere, but it sure isn’t anywhere close enough for me. But then if I had a gun like RiffRaff’s… hmmm….

My problem is a lack of crows. I’ve dispached all around here. I need the help of my bretheren to suppy me with targets. AKULA

Oh Rob I shot my discovery today…….. 😀

I’ll have to say .25’s rule….I managed to take A crow over the weekend at 50yds..I was really suprised at the wack those kodiaks make on impact.. I actualy think I have my 25 quiter than my tss 24″ .22. .25 has condor tank and tss is on standard..

Great going, Riff…

I was on the fence for a long while on one of Tony’s .25 barrels…. glad I finally took the plunge. That .25 hits like a Mack Truck…

I missed a crow the other day with mine at 90+ yards, but it was through some cover… I’ll get the bastard the next time….. 😈

How Sweet it is.
Whacking crows is is soul satisfying, at 72 yards, sublime. Especially first shot out of the box, and calculating holdover.
I’m happy for you.
I had been developing this rural subdivision in phases for several years, during which I tried to figgure out how to shoot these brazen crows that inhabited it. Finaly got a Condor and placed a caller under a dead oak tree, hid about 60 yards away (hid from the crows, and from the people in the subdivision) and killed seven or eight at that one setup. I suspect that I was about as happy as you were. There’se just something special about whacking crows.

RiffRaff, I’m confused, you say it’s loud but you said later on you have a shroud? Are you saying that the shroud doesn’t even quieten it?

Great shooting Riff. I have NO DOUBT that you’ll be extremely happy with that .25 setup. I regularly sight in 100 yards down the street on the light pole in front of one of my neighbors house. It’s a city light pole, so I don’t feel to bad about putting dents in it. And I mean dents. The pole is made of spun aluminum and is really damn hard. At 100 yards, I’m putting .25 caliber dents in it and it sounds like a dang gong when it hits. My neighbor heard it inside his house and came out looking around like, “What the hell was that?” All I could do was duck inside my garage and try to keep from laughing to hard. 😆

Happy doesn’t say it Tony. Try Elated. 😀

Thanks for making it, it is superb!

RR

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