Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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electrohawk wrote: April 14th, 2021, 1:25 pm This is an interesting video of a simulated Hog penetration test
Layered this way:
2 Layers denim, 3 layers cotton t-shirt, rack of ribs, bag of oranges, second rack of ribs.
Paul Harrell shots PCP too?


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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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I have purchased several PCPs from Arizona Airguns and highly recommend them.

For cost savings I use a Scuba Tank which is no longer usable for diving. I have no problem getting it filled, the scuba guys know about PCPs and will fill the tank for you. You may have to sign a release stating that the tank is not and will not be used for diving.
Used scuba tank around $50-75

PCP tank $400 - 800.
Compressor $500 - 3500
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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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Gunslinger808 wrote: April 11th, 2021, 7:52 pm No, a Benjamin Akela.
About a third the price of a Daystate, FX, or Edgun bull pup.

I did a small write up on it here...
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=11797

My Marauders...
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And this is a typical 5 shot group at 25 yards with the .22 Marauder.
Lothar/Walther barrel, 14.6 Crossman match pellet @ 850fps (23.43 foot pounds at muzzle) sitting with forend rest...
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Sweet!
Been eyeing one of these for a while, but the weight has kept me on the fence. 8.2# for bare rifle (as per website) is too heavy for me for anything but bench shooting. Any experience with the Maximus? Supposedly only 5#.
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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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Anyone have experience with big bore pcp (.35 cal)?
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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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I'm looking at getting the Umarex Gauntlet 2 in .22 caliber as soon as they're available. They seem incredible for the money since they have a 4500 psi cylinder with about double the volume of the previous model. For $450, I don't see anything else that looks like it could compete with it.

I wanted to use it for plinking and small game hunting. I seriously considered getting a .25 caliber, but I'm concerned about pellet availability. It seems like they're harder to come by and much more expensive.
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Re: Best PCP? Hunting.177 vs .22 vs .25

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And louder too if that matters.
The Gauntlet 2 seems a good choice in .22.
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