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Bud-sc
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Joined: 1 year ago
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2018-08-31 13:57:05  

I am looking either the Nova Freedom or the Umarex Gauntlet. Which of the 2 is the quietest?? The one I get will be 22 Cal and only punching paper. Nothing special yet until my funds get better. Thanks Bud-sc.....


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pluric
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2018-08-31 14:42:31  

You don't mention if you have a fill set up. If you go with the Gauntlet. That could be a big deciding factor. I have a Freedom and it is more accurate than I would have initially thought. Just to mess you up I just bought a Hatsan Flash. I have not shot a Gauntlet but have been very pleased with the trigger and accuracy of the Flash.

The Freedom can be tethered with a probe for target shooting but the probe hole is in a really odd spot under the pump handle. I don't shoot it much more than 10 shots before pumping it again so punching paper could get tiresome using only the on board pump. It is back yard friendly and I did a few additional easy noise reduction mods to it as well.

Just a Flash teaser. 😉 

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Nova Freedom at 25 yards...

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caninesinaction
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2018-08-31 15:52:33  

I will add a positive endorsement also for the Hatsan Flash. For $300 it is a steal. Very pleased with accuracy (mine is .22, using JSB 15.89). I zeroed at 65 yards, 3/4" pattern after some 50 shots. Trigger is very good, gun very light, backyard friendly. 😀 


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Bud-sc
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Joined: 1 year ago
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2018-08-31 19:25:45  

I will be using a foot pump for a while till I can get a compressor. OH yeah I use to be heavy into the airgun thing. That was until I bitten hard my the beach metal detecting thing. I had some every nice guns too many to list. But unfortunately my beach detecting hobby is or will be done for a while because of beach renourishment which kills this hobby. So I will be slowly getting into the airgun hobby. I been scanning Youtube checking out what's out there. I like the Nova Freedom because I use to have a FX Independence so that's why I mentioned that rifle. I like the Umarex Gauntlet because the fact it is regulated. Its going to cost me a lot of $$$$$ to get back into this hobby!!!! I got Benjamin hand pump cheap found it at a local pawn shop for $40!!!!


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scout
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Joined: 2 years ago
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2018-09-06 15:38:43  

I have both. I've had my umarex for about 6 months it shoots as the video on you tube. as for quite there about the same. the groups on targets. the freedom wins hands down. I got the freedom 3 days ago. I shot it yesterday at twenty five yards used 18. 1 jsb I pumped it to 3000 psi first 2 shots were about 738 fps touching, the next two were close to 800 fps about 3/8" higher touching, . when I got down to 2200 psi it was shooting 848 to 851 by shooting 1 pellet then pumping 5 pumps between shots. rarely was it more than 1/4" group. for about 50 shots. I just got back today shooting it at 50 yards keeping it 2000-to 2100 psi it was shooting between 838 fps and 846, I shot 14 five shot groups, worst group at fifty yards was 1" best was about 3/8 most of the groups were 1/2 to 5/8 I was amazed that it shot that many small groups. by pumping between shots it shoots as a regulated gun. and I can't believe how easy it is to pump. I have some nice and higher dollar guns that are more accurate and some high dollar guns that aren't. this gun can shoot more 1/2" than not at fifty yards. the gauntlet is a very good buy, and shoots good. the freedom shoots very good and about 33% more power and is self contained air. and by pumping 5 between shots I think  it is dryer air than most filtered compressors being so few pumps required not building any heat.


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JiminPGH
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2018-09-06 16:06:11  

I too would like to learn more about the Nova Freedom.  I've never owned a pcp, but I've shot plenty.  This gun intrigues me because I wouldn't need a tank or filling apparatus.   Having seen all the videos, if I were to buy one, I would opt for a .177, and mostly shoot on low power.  I'm not interested in high power, and favor consistency over ultimate FPS/FPE.  My questions are these: 1) How does it deal with moisture accumulation, or is that even a concern?  and 2): How many actual pumps does it take to say bring it up from 2000 psi to 3500 psi?


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pluric
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2018-09-06 21:19:46  
Posted by: JiminPGH

I too would like to learn more about the Nova Freedom.  I've never owned a pcp, but I've shot plenty.  This gun intrigues me because I wouldn't need a tank or filling apparatus.   Having seen all the videos, if I were to buy one, I would opt for a .177, and mostly shoot on low power.  I'm not interested in high power, and favor consistency over ultimate FPS/FPE.  My questions are these: 1) How does it deal with moisture accumulation, or is that even a concern?  and 2): How many actual pumps does it take to say bring it up from 2000 psi to 3500 psi?

Here is a link to a review I did on mine. Nate with Airgun Channel borrowed it and did some video on it as well.

https://airgunwarriors.com/airgun-talk/nova-freedom-pcp-rifle-with-on-board-pump/

It's about 40 pumps to bring it back up to pressure if you shoot a full magazine. I normally pump it back up before getting that low. Also I found mine shot better around 1800-2000 psi. I think it may have had some slight hammer lock at the higher pressure.

After shooting it more I'd still give it a high recommendation. Accuracy is very acceptable and low noise level. I'd rather pump it than a hand pump.


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dcw
 dcw
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2018-09-07 20:56:15  

don't know much about either gun you mention choosing...i do know a proper compressor will "Lighten the load" dramatically...


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