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Taipan Veteran .22 Long impressions?  


Joined: 2 months ago
Posts: 15
April 21, 2019 09:33  

I'm curious if you Veteran .22 Long owners could voice your opinions on your rifle.  Talon Tunes had posted a chrono chart on JSB 18 gr that looks very impressive.  I  was wondering what type of chrono chart might look like shooting the JSB redesigned 25 gr .22 pellets.  How's the accuracy?

Thanks for your time,

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Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 67
April 21, 2019 12:11  

My Veteran Long in .25 caliber is very quiet.  I assume that's because the shroud is so long.  I'm using it now without a moderator and all I can hear is the ping from the hammer/valve impact.

Accuracy is absolutely not an issue.  Hole in hole is standard for this gun...I don't feel it is possible for anyone to out-shoot the accuracy on this gun.

The only thing I don't like is the rear cocking lever.  I'd love to have a mid-pup biathlon lever on this gun!  Pappy_yost on another forum makes a 3-D printed snap on biathlon lever for the rear cocking lever which helps a lot.

I can't find any faults with this gun.  It's a keeper.  Shooting at up to 67 fpe if you want.  I've backed mine down to 920 fps with 31 gr Barracudas.  I can't count above 40, so I don't know what the max shot per fill is on this gun.





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Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 549
April 21, 2019 12:25  

Never had any issues with accuracy with any of my Taipan guns. Never had any zero shift nor unwelcomed unexplained fliers either.  Even if they have been sitting unused for a long period of time, I can just grab one and still spot on and hits whatever aimed at. I would confidentally state that they are one of the most accurate and reliable (non problematic non frustrating) guns to own.

I think they are worth more than what they are being sold for.

The Veterans have a droop compensated rail and an anti double feed which is a big plus in my book.

The manufacturer has a good head on his (or her) shoulder.

Have to add that their triggers are FANTASTIC!



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Joined: 2 months ago
Posts: 15
April 23, 2019 08:32  

Thanks for the input fellas.  Have either of you tied slugs in your Veterans?

I do have the standard length .25 Vet and like it very much for all the reason you enumerated.  My guess is that with the .22 Long, a person could get close to 45 ft/lbs with the 25 grain pellets or slugs.  It would be very versatile, given the adjustable hammer spring and pellet selection



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