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Thread: Regulated .20 FAC options?

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    Default Regulated .20 FAC options?

    Just saw Lloyd ( http://www.airgunfanatix.co.za ) advertising Theobens. Before you click the Products link you know it's going be pricey but damn, still caused me to almost choke on my coffee. Considering UK price, the exchange rates,'nall, I think the pricing is still pretty fair. I want one but bliksem....

    Which leads to the above subject, what really is available?
    Factory fitted .20:
    Theoben
    Daystate
    (FAC Airwolves can be fitted with .20 by special order at special price, but nobody importing to SA)
    Steyr?
    Guido mentioned something about new HP's being fitted in .20 too. Am I correct?

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    Weihrauch FAC
    Daystate
    Steyr


    Also new-price wise which will be cheaper than these Theobens? No importer for Daystate, which leaves HW and Steyr. What are their new prices like? So far Theobens seem to be the better (price/performance) option in this small niche of airguns.
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    Almost forgot....

    Lloyd,

    What's the status of the WL 11?
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    The Steyr .20 is regulated and is good for around 25 ft\lbs...Rapids can go higher...to around 30 ft\lbs.
    Remember though at 30 ft\lbs the Rapids are fast flowed and NOT regulated

    Trigger on the Steyr is better than on the Theobens, trigger blade is fully adjustable and more comfortable.

    Filling method is far easier on the Steyr unless you fit an aftermarket quickfill on the Theoben [you loose the regulator though]

    Scope mounting much simpler on the Steyr without that ridiculous Theoben mounting system..

    Rapids have the multishot capability....Steyrs are single shot.
    In single shot mode the Rapids are a bit finicky to load.

    Steyr is a lot more compact.

    Steyr is easy to swap barrels on and machine new barrels to fit.

    Stay away from Daystates in this country since they have no local backup yet...
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    Thanks Guido. I think .20 is perfect at 24-25fpe (Jsb at about 900fps) max. Even at 18fpe (jsb at about 760) it is still very pleasant and practical to shoot.

    Ballpark. How much are the new Steyr HP's and just to confirm, are they being factory fitted in .20 or is a mod still needed?
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    Blankster,
    Congratulations on your lottery winnings...
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    Steyr HPs come in .20 cal now..
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    The Rapids are a tough reliable platform that is well suited to FAC power levels. However given the cost of them in SA I would be inclined to go with Guido's favourite of the Steyr, having a single shot is not a massive disadvantage.

    In SA I would steer well clear of the Airwolf because if the electronics go wrong then its back to the UK for repair. The Air Ranger being a mechanical design would be a better bet if you fancy Daystate.
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    I agree - I thought the pricing on the Theobens was very reasonable. Well done to Airgunfanatix and please keep it up, they offer the Theobens at 30% CHEAPER than the official Theoben agent does!!!
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    what are the latest Theoben prices form Twinbore Ambuscher?
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    And what are the lead times from twinbore ...
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    well Theobens have a half life of 20000 years so it should be OK...
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    Quote Originally Posted by guido View Post
    Steyr HPs come in .20 cal now..
    Nice, but the question remains...roughly how much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
    And what are the lead times from twinbore ...
    I ordered my Rapid and payed a R10 000-00 deposit from Twinbore 28 November 2007. I was told that I'll have it in 6 weeks. Six and half months later and I am still waiting ......
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    Ammion that sounds about right from Twinbore...I have waited 4-5 months for some HWs I ordered form them...4+ months for a Theoben...and often they get the order wrong too...
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    Guido I was told more than a month ago that it was in the country at customs. Then 3 weeks later they realised that it was at customs in England with a permit problem. How can it take anybody 3 weeks to figure that out......
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