Lediglich für Jäger / Only for sportsman

Most of you know myself as just another spring-piston guy focused on Field Target.

But that will became pretty much the single monitor ONLY after I moved to a reasonable höhe.

For most associated with my early airgunning history I actually lived near Mexico City (8, 000 FASL), and hunted within the surrounding mountains (10, 000 FASL). A spring-piston guy I WANTED to become, but couldn’t.

Therefore , between 2001 and 2010, I actually developed several interesting PCP’s; through hunting Steyr’s (bases for the afterwards “HP” models), to highly advanced Talon SS’s.
One system provides the exquisite precision of Austrian gunmaking, the other provides a superbly easy device with huge potential within proper understanding of the in-line control device so seldom encountered in industrial airguns.
It also helped which i had, and have, personal connections towards the CEO’s and Inventors of each guns, LOL!

In any case, the usual disclaimer:

Adjustments made to the gun in this weblog entry were made by knowledgeable specialists, do NOT attempt to replicate. They demonstrated safe in the specific gun involved.
NO WARRANTIES, expressed or even implied are given with this publication, in case you modify your gun, you are accountable for the modifications and their outcomes.
No “fit for purpose” guarantees are made and the responsibility associated with proper function remains with the producers and importers of the specific items herein reviewed.

Therefore , with that out of the way, let’s get to the device:

The Rifle

In 2002 I got my first Talon, I put a trip to Arkansas, to visit our good friend Tom Anderson (R. We. P. ) at the Buzzard’s Stone cold bluff for the airgun show at Small Rock, and I had it shipped there.
After some time using it within an OEM configuration, I started adding/deleting things; from baffles to a “High-Flow” valve, to the infamous, and totally useless, safety.
When a buddy asked for a custom build in order to yield 50 shots at thirty-five ft-lbs with a single 20 BAR’s fill, was when I discovered the real potential of the in-line valve. And after that the Mid-Flow valve came into being.

A valve that was designed to NEAR ITSELF upon reaching a specific circulation rate.

Now ¿ Just what is a “Flow Rate”?

Well, the definition we use here is best exemplified in this plan:

As you can see from the drawing: Typical V (V with a dash upon top), is the velocity of the liquid; A is the area of the conduit, deb is the distance traveled by the liquid in a certain amount of time t.

In essence, a valve that shuts itself upon reaching a defined Circulation Rate (Q) means that the control device closes when the speed of the liquid (air in this case) through the channel reaches a certain point.
And thus, if you have the same speed of the surroundings flowing into the barrel behind the particular pellet, it stands to reason that the speed of the pellet at the exit from the barrel also has to be the same each time.

In reality, there is nothing ideal, but this simple arrangement can be quite close. There are no moving components, no regulator, the pressure by itself behind the air in the reservoir may be the main closing force (the control device uses a very weak “starting” springtime for the closure), but the true power of closure comes from the stress in the tank. More pressure produces a quick closure, less opening period, but because the whole thing is brought on by the flow rate, it is very constant in the MV. Standard deviation with regard to 10 and 30 shot guitar strings at 850’ish fps was 3 or more fps.

AND, to enhance on things, the Power Wheel within the rifle ACTUALLY becomes a working manage.

To give you a few good examples:
With a 12″ L-W barrel or clip in 0. 22″ cal, the particular short rifle yields:
thirty four ft-lbs with the Power Wheel on 4: 3 and   Baracuda Match (21. 1 grs. pellets)
At 6: several, the gun yields 36 ½ ft-lbs with still a good photo count.
Using JSB Creatures (25. 4 grs), with the PW at 4: 3 it produces 34½ ft-lbs
At six: 3, it yields 37¼ ft-lbs
At 8: 8, this yields 39½ ft-lbs. And then this settles into the strongly diminishing results section.

We decided to settle on 853 fps typical MV, getting 55 perfect pictures at ± 3 fps associated with standard deviation. The gun utilizes 26. 2 cc-BAR / Ft-lb so it’s not extremely efficient, however it is not a bad number for the energy level.

The forend was taken from an old Benjamin, as well as the pistol grip was carved with a friend in Argentina. What you discover strapped to the front section will be the remote control for the laser rangefiding range. Yes, that “small” scope is really a laser rangefinding scope with very impressive capabilities, but more on that will later.

Accuracy sensible, the gun seems to perform much better with the H& N Baracuda Suit, this being a typical test focus on:

Groupings 1-5 are different tests and intents to get a grip on the wind move. Some groups are 5 photo groups, one group is a ten shot group, and the important #6 group is a 3 shot team after a 20 minutes rest, coping with he wind blowing between a few and 15 mph.
​ In the old days, the barrel liked a lot the 18 grs Jumbo, yet I am out of those for the second.

Not bad in any way for a 33″ carbine with a 12″ barrel that weighs in at 7# ten oz WITH the laser rangefinding range and the remote control.

The scope

In a searching airgun, the scope is as essential, if not more than the rifle itself, as soon as certain minima for energy, precision and precision have been met. This particular scope was an interesting find on the 2019 IWA show, but it had not been until now that I have had the chance to place it through its paces.

Range is made by Opteck, a company located in Canada, and the scope is an odd unit.
Laser rangefinder is certainly specced to provide readings between ten and 750 meters, which makes it perfect for airgunners. It also is a relatively simple gadget because it does NOT have neither elevation neither windage adjustments.
In order to keep every thing simple and as weather proof as can end up being (scope is rated IPX6), you will find as little external perforations as possible. Therefore , how do you manage?
Answer is based on the smart base. The BASE is adjustable meant for windage (60 MOA) and height (90 MOA).
Now, EACH adjustment dials are on the edges. AND they follow the Central European technique of stating where the impact IS, not really where you want the impact to advance TO. But , once that is grasped, adjustments are just like any other device.

Scope is 10X32, set, with controls for reticle concentrate and for parallax/image focus. Powered with a single CR123 battery, it is not hard to keep fed.
An auto-shut-off after 15 minutes works like a charm, as well as the remote control uses a CR2032 battery.

The display is also exclusive:

Do note that at the top of the seeing window we have:
Distance towards the target (the small tree using the white flowers in the picture), position of the shot (to the right), rifle cant (the two outlines appear and disappear as the gun is canted one way or the other).
Simple, but effective, information for the long range shooter.

Now, what about the gradation within the reticle? Well, our friends in Opteck put this diagram within IPHY (Inches per Hundred Yards), or “shooters MOA”), but in truth those divisions are metric and so are in mrads and halves associated with mrads:

In other words, this:

This particular scope would be interesting at nearly every price.
No other scope may boast of the same rangefiding capabilities.
No other scope can boast of exactly the same IP rating
It mixes three ADDITIONAL things that are critical towards the long range shooter (and within airguns that is anything beyond forty yards/36 meters): Slope meter, degree, and rangefinder.
Reticle is apparent and not too complicated. Personally, I would really prefer a more “informative” reticle, but with the particular laser rangefinder, that is almost overkill.
Glass is clear and even from 10X, it is not overly dark for the relatively small package.
In fact it is a lightweight device (under seventeen Oz . ), when you compare it towards the scopes I am used to for FEET.

Since I am going to declare battle on a band of depredating deer (the little tree with the white-colored flowers is the only one remaining associated with three that were sown some time ago). I am sure this system will be an important component.

; -)

Keep well and shoot directly!

​ HM

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