Hey guys. Gun came in the mail a couple weeks ago...spent a lot of time with it...and the verdict is finally in! Its nearly perfect. Here's the summary:
I purchased this gun for three main reasons. 1. I wanted a super accurate long range pump...hunting gun in .25 cal. 2. It was dang cool looking and lighter that my Matador (if you include the weight of a mini omega bottle in my pack for extended trips). 3. I wanted the freedom I have with my old Sheridan .20 Blue Streak.
My setup: FX Indy .25 Cal bullpup. Vortex Viper HS LR 6-24X50. Atlas bipod, Claw sling with Blackhawk rail mount adapter. JSB exact kings. Right out of the box and went to work.
What I love: Super accurate (stacking pellets at close range, 1/2" @50 yds, 3/4" @75 yds no problem! Confident those will tighten if I used my lead sled instead of just the bipod on a picnic table against my shoulder) Great looking. nice feel to the stock. Shoulders well. Shorter than the rifle (independence) so when the sling is on my shoulder the barrel is even with the top of my head for navigating brush. Seems tough and rugged. I've yanked it off the shelf by the scope, the stock, the sling in a rush to get a starling. Still holding its POI. 7 pumps between shots to keep it right at my preferred 2700 psi. Pumps smooth and firm. Absolutely love it. .25 cal is the perfect knock down power for me and my area. (Starlings, skunks, pigeons, raccoons...and the occasional target). Love the scope and the reticle. Perfect focus at close range too...love the MOA refs.
What I would change: The rail on the front of the stock. Won't allow proper bite. A known issue from Tedsholdover, but still a bummer. Milled the slots with a dremel in about 20 minutes of careful grinding. It was easy and now all attachments fit nicely.
Still need to chrony...try different pellets...all that jazz. Will try to make time for photos and more detail down the road when my chores are done. Stay tuned. All my other guns have become dusty since I got this!