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Offline sailorgriz

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Got mine ordered!
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2009, 02:02:46 PM »
Mine should get here the end of the week or early the following week:

.177 Condor, CO2, tri-rail, high one piece rings.  I'll put the 3-9X40 I got for my CFX on it (don't like it on the CFX, should be pretty nice on the Condor).

Does this make me an "official" Dark Sider?  Or does Officialdom not start until it gets here?  :>)
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RE: Got mine ordered!
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2009, 03:13:01 PM »
Bill most of these guys say it did not happen with out a picture . But congratulations any way . Don't know any thing about the co 2 . But I sure like mine on air . Please post so chrony readings on co 2 when it gets here .Marvin

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RE: Got mine ordered!
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2009, 02:08:18 AM »
Congrats on the new Condor,,,,, you are gonna love it.....  As for the "official" dark sider membership,,,, Marvin is correct,,,,, not official until you post a pic of you and the Condor  :)

AGain, congrats.  I am eagerly looking forward to your report and figures on the CO2 aspect as I have decided since I now have my .22 Condor to hunt with I'm gonna convert my 18 " Talon to CO2 since I have the CO2 adaptor that came with the Condor..... My plan is to turn it into my CO2 duck farm starling rifle.  I'm just wondering if I should keep the .22 barrel on it now for use on the birds or get a .177.  

Anyway, I'm off track,,, sorry,   Have fun with the new gun, lookin forward to your numbers....


Jeff
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RE: Got mine ordered!
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2009, 02:12:04 AM »
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longislandhunter - 3/1/2009  7:08 AM

Congrats on the new Condor,,,,, you are gonna love it.....  As for the "official" dark sider membership,,,, Marvin is correct,,,,, not official until you post a pic of you and the Condor  :)

AGain, congrats.  I am eagerly looking forward to your report and figures on the CO2 aspect as I have decided since I now have my .22 Condor to hunt with I'm gonna convert my 18 " Talon to CO2 since I have the CO2 adaptor that came with the Condor..... My plan is to turn it into my CO2 duck farm starling rifle.  I'm just wondering if I should keep the .22 barrel on it now for use on the birds or get a .177.  

Anyway, I'm off track,,, sorry,   Have fun with the new gun, lookin forward to your numbers....


Jeff
Doggone it!!! All this time I thought I was "official". Come to find out I'm "illigite" until I post a pic!??!?!!?!?!? Lol.
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RE: Got mine ordered!
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2009, 02:14:15 AM »
Not good enough....we need tangible prove like a sales receipt, photos of the gun and the black eye your better half gave you. heh heh Big Congratulations on your purchase.....I think you'll really like the Condor....don't have one myself but have only read good things about them.
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« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2009, 02:17:45 AM »
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gamo2hammerli - 3/1/2009  7:14 AM

Not good enough....we need tangible prove like a sales receipt, photos of the gun and the black eye your better half gave you.  heh heh   Big Congratulations on your purchase.....I think you'll really like the Condor....don't have one myself but have only read good things about them.
I'll have to get a good pic of me,my slayer and a wasculey wabbit.
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Re: My new and first Condor.
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2009, 03:07:55 AM »
WOW!  You guys are TOUGH!  But, pictures will be forthcoming.  Assuming, of course, that this tech-challenged old geezer can figure out how to post 'em!

Right now the chrony is on top of the fridge waiting for a battery and some means to protect it from stray pellets.  But I'll post a string once I get set up.  I've read elsewhere that it might be possible to squeak a little more speed out of CO2 with some adjustments; I'll have to find the details and then I'll try it--and post any interesting results I get.

I've heard about trigger mods that are useful.  Anyone have a link to an appropriate thread?  

Although the reality is that if I can consistently send about 8 grains of hollow point down range at 800+ fpm, with a nice tight group, I'll be very happy with the rifle just as it is.

Yeah.  Right.  Like I've EVER been happy with anything just as it is!  Maybe next year it'll get a regulated 4500 psi carbon fiber tank and heavier lead.  heehee.
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Re: My new and first Condor.
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2009, 03:57:34 AM »
Thanks Marvin!  I'll use that info once the rifle gets here.  :>)
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Pins and Needles
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2009, 01:21:48 AM »
UPS called last night.  I had to stay home from work today so I could sign for the package:  .177 Condor on CO2, couple of scope mounts, tri-rail.  It's gonna be a LONG morning waiting for the driver!
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« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2009, 08:50:05 AM »
I,m not realy a fan of that style of gun, tend to go
for the more classic look. But out of all the
starwars guns the Condor is the best looking one.
Could I be tempted?  Don't know.

Hey and whats that long barrel atachment?
Thought they were illegal over there? or is
it not what I think it is?
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Does this make it "Official?"
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2009, 12:16:53 PM »
Condor came today!  After about 30 minutes of mounting the scope I took it out and put a couple hundred rounds of CPHP's down the pipe.  Let's just say the rifle accuracy puts me to shame!  Shooting off of a block of wood for rest the best I could do was about a 3/4 inch pattern at 25 yards.  Not bad, but not good enough.

Once it was well sighted and I got tired of shooting paper I started shooting my flip up targets.  The hit area is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and it was not an issue to hit and flip time after time after time.

Until I stood up and tried it offhand, no support.  Ouch.  Of course, I immediately realized that the pull length was way to short and the end of the CO2 tank needed to just about sit on top of my shoulder.  Not a good situation.

By then I was tired so I went in and took a nap.  And then took the standup bipod out and tried the flippers again.  I think I missed 3 out of close to 60 shots, standing with a bipod.  I'm a happy camper.  The tank still bit as a stock.  

So I made a "quick and dirty" stock for it.  My appologies to the woodworkers on the forum!  I think this will work until I get around to making a nice laminated one piece stock.  It's kind of ugly, but it is functional.

BTW, it was in 40's outside today so I taped 3 hand warmer chem packs to the tank and then put 2 wool socks over it.  Temp by the "calibrated hand" method stayed very nearly the same after being outside for over an hour.  Again, I'm a happy camper!

Anyway, I was told I had to post a pix to be an Official DarkSider.  Does this do the trick?  I'll take out the chrony one of these days and see what I get--and post the results.

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RE: Does this make it "Official?"
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2009, 12:37:19 PM »
No not till you start your own thread with the picture in it . Rules are rules and we make them up as we go L O L . I am glade to hear all is ok and I am waiting for some chrony readings . Here is a link that might give you some ideas on the butt pad if you search through it .Marvin
http://talonairgun.com/forum/

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RE: Does this make it "Official?"
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2009, 12:50:28 PM »
You're "almost" official......  You need to be in the pic  :)

BTW..... congrats and have fun....

Jeff
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Re: My new and first Condor.
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2009, 02:03:33 PM »
For me.....you're "Officially a Darksider"....congrats on your new Condor and shooting.  That temporary wood stock looks good too.
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