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Offline twigstoy

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Evanix Rainstorm
« on: December 12, 2011, 12:43:05 AM »
I have decided to turn to the dark side... I am looking at the Evanix Rainstorm. My question is.. 1) Can I use a pump with this rifle to start out with? 2) Which pump? 3) Is this a decent rifle for $659.00? 4) Any better suggestions for this price range? I am looking for a good hunting rifle..

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 12:45:26 AM »
Yes you can pump the rifle up.  I would get one of the higher end pumps like the Hill.  It's a GREAT rifle for the price range and you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer looking or shooting gun for that price
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 05:14:36 AM »
Fantastic Rifle,...get a Hill pump, you'll love both :)
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 07:44:08 AM »
Excellent gun. Handles so much better than the Marauder it replaced. I hand pump, and use a Benji and a FX 4 stage and the FX does a better job, so the extra expense will equal an easier experience.
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 07:58:58 AM »
I love my Rainstorm.  Hard hitter and very accurate with the heavier pellets.
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 08:09:06 AM »
Can't go wrong with that rifle

As for pumps since it will require A LOT of pumping id go for the fx 4 stage pump.. you can select 3 or 4 stages with that pump.. 3 stage will fill faster but require more effort in pumping as the psi increases.. 4 stage will take more pumps then 3 stages but the pumping will require less effort at the same psi as when its set to 3 stages..

A hill pump is 3 stages and is a darn good pump..I'm not 100% but I think hill makes the fx pumps..
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 08:36:47 AM »
I purchased my Rainstorm, sent it to Will Piatt to be tuned it https://sites.google.com/site/saddlemountaingunsmith/home and I just love it.The Rainstorm has great accuracy, very powerfull and handles very nicely. Sold my MRod and do not miss it at all.
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 12:06:24 PM »
Does the Hill Or FX pump clamp right on, or do I need to buy an adapter? Anything else I need?

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 12:08:17 PM »
The Probe that comes with the rifle screws into the pump, nothing else needed
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 12:27:23 PM »
you will need plenty of pellets and time to launch them. ;D
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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 12:55:50 PM »
Haha.. You can bet your sweet bootie I will be letting them fly!!! It is hunting season here in the hill of Tennessee..

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 03:22:03 PM »
Btw, What is the baffle mod I hear everyone talking about?

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 03:54:35 PM »
Btw, What is the baffle mod I hear everyone talking about?

Don't know if its the same that you are hearing, but Will Piatt improves the stock baffles. 
I also sent my gun to Will, and am very glad I did.  That guy does great work.

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 03:49:15 PM »
Thanks for the helpful replies... One other question.... Does it matter if I get the long or short version? I am ready to pull the TRIGGER!!!

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2011, 03:51:32 PM »
On the Rainstorm there's only one official version, however they have being coming out with shorter and longer shrouds, the longer obiously will be more quiet

pull that trigger, I sure miss my Rainstorm, if I get extra cash I'll get one again :)
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Evanix StormPup  II    .25 "Tuned"
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Evanix Blizzard             .22 "Tuned"

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 04:23:18 PM »
Ok, I have seen where some companies have one they call the long version.. Just double checking so I don't make a mistake.. That's alot of coins.

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Re: Evanix Rainstorm
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2011, 04:47:16 PM »
I know that PA has the short carbine version, which is what I got. I love mine and it is deadly accurate. The long version has a longer shroud to make it quieter. Mine after being tuned by Will Piatt to 47 FPE is a bit loud but still neighbor friendly. Wanting to make it quieter I added a TKO to it.
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