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Septicdeath
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2020-01-14 15:18:06  

Magnum break barrel rifles are usually heavy hold sensitive, hard to cock. But fun to shoot and hunt with. Learning and shooting from a military stance is critical. Iron sights the best. You will destroy scopes or never keep them zero.  But after you figure out your rifle the satisfaction you get from hitting your target or critters at 50 yards is great. 

Here's a few of my Magnum rifles, 

Show everyone your Magnum break barrels. ( No PCP please )

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Bill S.
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2020-01-15 14:58:45  
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.25 cal UK Webley Tomahawk with Simmons 44 mag scope. 


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Septicdeath
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2020-01-15 15:05:26  
@tripleguy

Nice Tomahawk (Hatsan) very pretty.


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Bill S.
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2020-01-15 17:15:36  
@septicdeath

UK - NOT Hatsan! Birmingham England.


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Septicdeath
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2020-01-17 21:38:28  

I added another Magnum to my collection. I couldn't pass up this rifle for $169 new. Had a chance to shoot it a few times after work. It's a beast. Torpedo 150 sniper vortex in .22 it's built on the same platform as the 135 except it a underlever.

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Bill S.
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2020-01-18 15:32:55  

I guess magnum can mean different things. Caliber, age, power level can vary. I have a Diana 35 that was considered high power back in the day. So with that, here is a Hunnington Beach Beeman R10 on top with a San Rafael R1 on the bottom. Both wear Beeman Blue Ribbon glass.

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Bill S.
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2020-01-18 15:34:11  

Here is a Walther Falcon (Turkish Turd) with a heavy custom stock. 

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straitflite
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2020-01-18 16:01:12  

Bill,

the R10 & R1 look like they are straight out of the catalog...Nice! Is that an SS2 the R10 is wearing?

 


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Bill S.
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2020-01-18 16:29:45  
Posted by: @straitflite

Bill,

the R10 & R1 look like they are straight out of the catalog...Nice! Is that an SS2 the R10 is wearing?

 

Yes. It's a 3x SS2 scope. Thanks!

 


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Septicdeath
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2020-01-24 22:23:08  

Here is a shot string of the Torpedo 150 sniper vortex .22
I am doing a video and will be posting it as soon as I have it edited. The rifle is as much maybe more than I expected. it is powerful and accurate at 40 yards. I shoot and hunt with open iron sights so test my rifles at this distance, mostly because most animals are taken at 50 yards or less.

I will post the video asap.

Velocity (fps)

970

968

973

973

971

975

Using H&N Barracuda Weight (grains)
21.14

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Septicdeath
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2020-01-25 02:10:41  


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Bill S.
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2020-01-25 11:21:30  

I like the pellet loading. With that much spring it would take your finger off if it had a bear trap. Doesn't seem to kick too bad. Lots of power. 


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RedFeather
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2020-01-26 18:08:21  

The progression of "magnum" springers has been a long one. I guess the first true magnum might have been the R1. Something that topped 900 fps or so with standard weight .177's. There's also the Diana 48/52/54 guns. After that point things really took off as shooters became infected, rightly or wrongly, with Magnumitis. I prefer to call guns in this category "ubermagnums", those with 50# and up cocking effort. Even I have succumbed to it, with a couple hell-for-stout kickers in my inventory.


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Gratewhitehuntr
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2020-01-26 18:26:49  

My scoped 135 drew blood, scope was fine, that's what the guy gets for being a musician!

They do kick some!


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Septicdeath
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2020-01-26 22:51:58  
Posted by: @gratewhitehuntr

My scoped 135 drew blood, scope was fine, that's what the guy gets for being a musician!

They do kick some!

My 135 carnivore destroyed the scope I had on it after about 100 shots. 


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MDriskill
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2020-01-27 06:11:39  

As Bill S said, “magnum” is a moniker whose meaning has progressed over time. The postwar Diana 35 was the first production springer to exceed 700 fps in .177. It was criticized by the British press at the time as having excessive power that would just “ice pick” game!

A few years later the 750 fps-ish HW 35 and BSF 55/60/70 series were the magnums of the day, then the FWB 124 and Webley Vulcan pushed things up to 800 fps or so, then came the R1 and it was all uphill after that, LOL...

I have an HW 35 and once owned a Diana 48, but generally don’t have much interest in the genre.


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dbowling
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2020-01-27 21:06:41  

Ive got 2 mod 48 in .22 and 1 .177 caliber, a Mod 54 in .177 and a Turkish Tomahawk in .22 that have never lost zero in thousands of shots on a each except Tomahawk it has maybe 600. They are all tuned and not hold sensitive except for the Tomahawk a little bit.


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