I had a chance to try IJís new Logun Singleshot(?) on Sunday and a very nice gun it is to.
Potential a true winner.- Yes really it could be.
Itís a good looking gun, the brass bits give it a touch of Bling and there donít seem to be any plastic bits A well shaped, well proportioned, Ambi stock, a good trigger and as accurate as you would expect in a PCP. It was even quiet with the supplied silencer and handily it has probe filling. Itís based on the reliable FX action so there should be no problems there; it comes for true working stock.
IJ tells me the FPE variation over its working number of shots (≈ 70 in 0.22) is a creditable 7 FPE.
The price is just £30 over the S200 it looks almost too good to be true.
Itís the loading port, there is NO loading tray and there isnít enough distance between the end of the bolt probe and the throat of the barrel to let you load it (like a TX) with your thumb. So you have to point the gun down, well down, and drop a pellet directly into the breach.
Itís no trouble to load if you are standing, but how many shots do you take in that position? Kneeling and sitting seem more common positions and prone you would struggle just to load the gun and what do you do at night?
Let me be clear its not very difficult to load just fiddly when compare to loading a S200/400, Falcon, Hornet and so on.
Talk about ďspoiling the ship for a hapennce of tar!!Ē a loading tray even in luxury quality ABS shouldnít have cost more than £1 a gun. Shot at least one toe off..
Would I buy one Ė Maybe once the 0.177 arrives, it truly is a goodín but the first thing I would do, would be sort it a loading tray.
[I]Iím baffled, puzzled and bemused as to why Logun would handicap their own product but making it more difficult to load than itís direct competitors.
Somebody, anybody please, please tell my why they did it.
I had a few shots with the same gun on Sunday and I was just as impressed as Ora. This rifle is a serious rival for the S200.
The build quality is indeed remarkably good, one feature that I particularly like is that you can lock the bolt back in the open position with no chance of it creeping forward, demonstrating to anyone around you that the bolt is open and the rifle safe.
The loading problem is a drawback though, even more so for me as I have fingers like bananas.
True, you quickly get the hang of pointing the muzzle down and dropping the pellet into the breech, but as Ora says it's not the most practical of methods.
It wouldn't stop me buying one though.
Have they ever built anything right first time???(Wait a while and get the Mk6)Originally Posted by ora8i
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try putting a silencer on it and watch the barrel vibrate wildly. it needs a clamp at the front end imho.
I hear what you are saying with regards to the loading and also agree that the loading is a little difficult, what I would like to say is we have expressed concern to our Swedish manufacturer about this and he has responded as usual with speed and efficiency, as of the beginning of the new year anybody that has a Logun Solo and has either filled in the warranty card or even called us we will send one out completly free of charge, also all rifles sold in 2005 onwards will have one in as standard and ifit does not please call.
Tel. 01902 722 144
All the best, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to every one on the BBS.
Alan you miss-understood me. I meant the max variation between individual shots was 7 f.p.s. From a 200 bar fill you get 70 'good' shots with 130 (approx) Bar remaining. First shot 562 f.p.s. - 70th shot 562 f.p.s. Highest 574 f.p.s. (40th shot). M.E. spread over 70 shots .5 ft.lbs according to my figures. After the 70th shot the power starts to drop off rapidly. Pellets A.A. Field. (Pass me my anorak.)Originally Posted by ora8i
Barrel comes with a standard (1/2 UNF thread) to fit (& remove at will) a silencer of YOUR choice. Well pleased with its accuracy and handling but the loading is a nack that comes with practice. I dont think I will bother with the loading tray afterthought unless they do it for lefties (I'm a sucker for gadgets.)
Last edited by I. J.; 20-12-2004 at 04:12 PM.
You'll have to get one for when Alan and I use it !Originally Posted by I. J.
Bob - youv'e got fingers like 5 pounds of badly wrapped sausages. Only a shovel not a s.s. adaptor could help you.
Alan - you will have 'moved it on' before you've learnt to load it.
I shall continue to amaze you both if not with my marksmanship by my dexterity.
Tonyís comment about the barrel is interesting.
But as the same arrangement seems to be use on a range of FX guns both Logun + RWS it very unlikely that it doesnít work. Iíve not heard anybody say the Galdi8tor or Dominators are inaccurate Ė Ugly maybe but thatís a matter of preference.
Just for you Bob (and your Prime Porky Workies ). Ive been in contact with Logun and they have promised to send me a (ambi) single shot tray when they receive them.
Alan will have his own Solo by then
Nice one Logun and thank you.
I would like to point out that we already sell a 4.5mm (.177cal) Logun Solo rifle, it was actually launched at the same time as the 5.5mm (.22cal) I hope this is of some use.
All the best,
Simon how's about .25 for those with fat fingers
Ive noticed that the barrel looks like its held into the receiver by two grub screws. I wouldn't have thought it beyond the possibility of an engineer to turn down one end of a suitable length barrel of whatever calibre you like and modify the bolt (if necessary).Originally Posted by norca
I thought I read somewhere (so I probably imagined it) that there was a retro multishot widget-thingy planned for the Solo.
Anybody care to shoot this rumour down in flames?!