Hi Andy and Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your reviews - after every new video I'm changing my mind, ha ha. I have a question about unregulated PCP rifles and how they feel.
I would like to purchase a PCP rifle with about everything I like: bullpup, walnut stock with thumbhole, adjustable cheek-piece, with bipod-rail - or enough space for it, in caliber .20 or .22 and a shotcount of min. 150... here in Austria I would chose a FAC version (currently I have an eye on the Webley Mastiff, Hatsan Bullboss, Kral Puncher Breaker and Gamo Boxer/Furia).
Now, for a maximum of €600,- without scope or bipod, the possibilities are still many. But for that money, most come without regulator (or don't offer the above characteristics).
What I really, really hate is, when the power starts noticeably dropping. It gives me the impression, the weapon is weak, sick, unreliable. I had CO2 rifles and pistols before - and as soon as the pellets drop, I have no more fun with it, just firing empty to release the left-over pressure. I could live with a bigger spread of feet/s due to being unregulated - but not with losing power already after 2/3 of the working pressure.
>>> So my question is: How "bad" is it really?
Do I already have to aim higher and higher after two thirds of the shots, or is the 'felt' power-drop more sudden?
Does it actually affect my aim (40 - 60 meters), or is the powercurve more a pure chronograph's problem.
My question is not about the statistics... the linked video already shows the horrible looking powercurve before regulation. The question is really about "the feel" and your personal experience and opinion.
Thank you very much for any responses, suggestions or links
and have pleasant days!