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 Post subject: Airforce Talon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Hi guys, I like to know if anybody can tell me what the Airforce Talon is like.
I've been interested in this gun for a while now. If anyone have any specifics about this gun please let me know
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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:24 am 
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have you looked at pyramid air,s "Airgun Reporter with Paul Cappello" episode #9 ?

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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I'm a HUGE fan. Ultra-reliable, accurate and beautifully simple. It also fits me like a glove, which is important. I was initially put off by it's paramilitary looks because I'm a conservative old-school hunter, but it now looks real purdy to me!

It's become my go-to gun. The platform is also modular, and extremely versatile.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Since this is in the field target section, is field target the intended use of the gun? I have not seen one used in FT, which is not to say it cannot be used, but here are probably better choices that would even be cheaper. The new Hatsuns come to mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:55 pm 
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It's a great hunter/plinker, but I would not use it for FT. Your S200 is a better bet for FT. But if you "need" another gun (who doesn't :wink: ) it would make a fine addition to your collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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just wondering why the talon is not good for field target shooting?

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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joe hickey wrote:
just wondering why the talon is not good for field target shooting?


I had a Condor and it was a Ft/Lb issue. I bought a Co2 adaptor to reduce the ft/lb energy but never got involved due to the distance I have to drive to a match.

Also past experience with my Condor was it was grip and hold sensitive so FT accuracy was hard to achieve consistently.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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joe hickey wrote:
just wondering why the talon is not good for field target shooting?

I had a Talon and just could not get comfortable holding it in FT position. If someone was shooting hunter class from a mono-pod, while sitting on a stool, it may be more appropriate.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Again, my two cents worth and I don't know what I'm talking about in FT. However, I've heard enough about the Talon being "non-ergonomic" that it must be true and I accept that. I personally find it extremely comfortable, but I'm sure that's because I have short arms and stock-crawl. I have a 24" draw with a compound bow, and have to lop off anywhere from 1 to 2 inches off any stock I get on a rifle so I can shoot comfortably.

I don't, however, find it hold sensitive - much less so than any other airgun I've ever shot. But not having shot an AirArms or other upper level FT gun, I'll not say anything categorical here.

I've heard from many guys who shoot FT that it's the fit thing that is the drawback to the Talon in field. However, it certainly is a star in other areas - I can think of no other gun I'd rather carry in the field.


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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Ok guys, I'm looking for a PCP Air rifle with a synthetic stock due to the wonderful weather we have hear on the West Coast. So any advice. I though the Talon would be a good choice because you have a variable speed selection that you can turn down to 600fps. That was the biggest reason, I looked at it. The only other gun that I though will do is the Hamerli Pneuma Elite. If any one can advise me to a sub 1000fps or over 600fps synthetic gun that is really good; Please let me know

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Biagio26 wrote:
Ok guys, I'm looking for a PCP Air rifle with a synthetic stock due to the wonderful weather we have hear on the West Coast. So any advice. I though the Talon would be a good choice because you have a variable speed selection that you can turn down to 600fps. That was the biggest reason, I looked at it. The only other gun that I though will do is the Hamerli Pneuma Elite. If any one can advise me to a sub 1000fps or over 600fps synthetic gun that is really good; Please let me know

Thanks guys appreciate all the help


Whats your budget for the gun? and whats your budget for everything you will need? scope, fill clamp, rings etc,etc...

Second what is your intended use(s) for the gun? I am guessing you would like to be able to use it in FT?


It will come down to what you want to spend...you could go with a FX Royale 400 in Synthetic stock $1295
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Or a Walther Dominator $699
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Or as you stated a Hammerli Pneuma Elite 10 $379
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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Hi
Thank you
I was thinking about the Pneuma, because it is fairly inexpensive. Scopes, and all other accessories is no problem for me. I was just thinking of a lighter rifle that I can shoot in our rainy weather here on the West Coast and do not worry about my stock getting ruined.

I think the Pneuma is a fair value for the price. I have looked at some of it's review and I must say I like the gun. Please advise anyone with experience with this gun.
I'm fairly new in FT and i'm not 100% sure what to expect in shooting different air rifles.

Myself I only have 2 air rifles, the AA S200 sporter and a Diana model 48.


Thanks alot for all the help
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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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I own a .177 cal Pneuma and I must say it is great value for the money. As for field target use it is heavy especially scoped. They require some polishing and deburring, but are fine from the factory until you gain enough nerve to take it apart. As with any pcp the refill gear is quite an added expense. Plus they are not power adjustable. And personally I like the single shot rather than the 10 shot repeater. Easier on pellet,s and air.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Biaggio, also look at the Hammerli AR20 FT, if you want a purpose built FT rifle.

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 Post subject: Re: Airforce Talon
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Thanks Old Van
I looked at the Hamerli AR20, it looks like a grat rifle; the only thing is, it is a little pricy. Remember, mt most expensive air rifle I own is a AA S200

I still think there must be a rifle out there for me that is reasonably priced that is synthetic and is accurate.

Thanks for all the help guys
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