Advice if I go w/ a Condor, high flow valve, 32" .257 barrel

August 11 2017 at 4:59 AM
James Dingle  (Login JamesDingle777)

Noise is not an issue and I highly doubt any shroud & LDC combo will get it hammer strike quiet letting you hear the slug or .25 pellet hit.

They recommend hand lapping. I'd try the various .257's from 68 to 86 grains, then buy a mold, slug the barrel, JB Bore paste it with a patch, 20 passes at a time at first, clean, recheck accuracy, repeat if necessary using less strokes as I go.

Can these rifles now have an external regulator on tank? Can/should a regulator even be used with the high flow valve?

Will I need a heavier hammer, spring? Will any of this stress the internals?

I figure base of this all around $1500-$2000 at absolute most.

I can also go with a .257 or .357 RAW and I'm pretty sure I'd have a better feeling, quality, almost everything.

Any pros or cons one has over the other? I don't mind single shot so no big deal. The RAW .357 comes with a magazine and I'm assuming a somewhat effective mod. RAW will install the .257 barrel I provide, or of course so could AZ and I know he won't ship it until it's doing the best it possibly can.

Ultimate goal here is a 200 yard Groundhog rifle. This is not a "Now" thing. It'd be quite awhile. I'm just wondering if I should go with piecing a .257 Condor together over time. The 32" .257 barrel is only $250 w/ 2 bushings. Any .22 with a high flow valve will do according to a site. Any advice on these questions?

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