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I've heard a lot of good things about the Challenger

April 16 2017 at 1:59 PM
Ron Robinson  (Login compressive)
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And it sounds like a rifle equivalent to the 1720T pistol; that being a SOLID platform from which to extract world-beating potentials.

I'm often asked by pistol FT-curious newbies what pistol to get, and my reply is always, "Unless you're willing to spend over a thousand bucks, the 1720T is the ONLY choice; and it is no handicap to any air pistol at ANY price!" I've probably sold close to a dozen 1720T's for Crosman... so far!

Matter of fact I finally picked up a used 1720T for myself, drilled out the transfer port, and set it up to shoot RIFLE field target (as a pistol). Only got to use it in one rifle match before my fall from "grace", but got third place (of 6-8 Hunter rifles, as I recall). It had a two-pound trigger-break at the time, but it became (immediately) obvious that a lighter trigger was necessary to expect better results. So in spite of advice that I couldn't expect to achieve any lighter trigger from a 1720T, I monkeyed it down to a near-telepathic six-ounce break. She's now a fully Hunter Rifle capable pistol.

BTW, after drilling-out the T.P. she's getting 840 FPS/13.2 FP with 8.4 JSBs, and averages sub-3/4" groups at 50 yards. She gets 16 competition-worthy shots from a 2900 PSI charge.

 
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