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sonnysan
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2020-03-15 16:46:17  

This is an old school 500cc Air Ranger with the upswept stock.  Attached is a .25 Huggett thingy with a Mil-dot 6-24x40 B&L 4200 on BKL mounts.  I thought it would be impossible with a Marauder pump, but I filled this gun up twice to 230 BAR.  Pumping wasn't that bad.  Will post chrony numbers and decibel level readings in weeks to come. 

Tried JSB Jumbo Heavy 18gr. pellets at 25 yards (longest range I have to date), and they did not group well.  Then I tried the JSB Hades, and the last six shots are what you see.  The pellets definitely hit with authority with a loud thud.  My plans were to group the gun with JSB 25gr. monsters.  Hard to justify that now.  Maybe if I keep missing at long distances then I'll try those out.  Never had any luck with Crow Magnum pellets in the past.  The modern pellets have really impressed me.    

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Johnny366
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2020-03-16 03:39:59  

I have one of these also. It chronied around 1050 with the JSB 18 grain pellets but due to the velocity they were not that accurate. I tried multiple brands and weights with the same results. On a whim while ordering pellets I ordered one tin of the JSB "redesigned" Exact jumbo Monter 25.39 grain pellets, and was I ever pleased. They chronined around 950 and shot on top of each other off the bench at 25 yards. The longest range I have shot a squirrel was a measured with a range finder 77 yards with a complete pass thru. I have yet to sit down at the bench at 100 yards to test it but no doubt it will shot MOA or less. Try some of the redisgned JSB Exact Jumbo Monster pellets and I bet your group size will shrink!!!!!!!!


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scratchit
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2020-03-17 16:21:23  

We’re some of the air rangers barreled with .223 rim fire barrels ? An 80 ft.lb. model?


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Johnny366
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2020-03-18 02:56:23  

I've heard rumors about this for the last several years, but I have never actually seen or heard of one with a rim fire barrel. I think it was just that, a rumor.


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Rob in NC
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2020-03-18 08:16:02  
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We’re some of the air rangers barreled with .223 rim fire barrels ? An 80 ft.lb. model?

I distinctly remember a .223 version sold by AoA back in the day.  I dont know what barrel they used, though.

 


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kdhope1
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2020-03-18 12:29:30  

I still have mine, theses were the Air Ranger Extreme,23 inch barrel heavy reciever.

They deffinetly had a barrel for 22 lr. bullets...the original slug gun!

Mine shot 18 gr jsb at 1140fps (peak of bell curve) really well ,recently I machined 3/8 inch off the nylon preload spacer and brought the velocity down 100 fps ,now there are other pellets it groups well.

A little while ago I bought Rob Lanes regulater ,with no other changes it flattened the shot curve and I get 950 fps with 18 gr for about 40 shots fyi..

Never had to re seal this one just a rock solid platform,kelly


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