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Offline Carl

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Evanix Windy City
« on: September 02, 2010, 12:31:48 AM »
I received my new Evanix Windy City from PA a couple of days ago.  She was double boxed and had egg foam inside along with 2 mags one fill adapter and a manual.  First look, the metal work is nice as is the lumber.


As you can see I put a Leapers 6x24 56 AO with side wheel on it, and later a caldwell bi-pod.
Went out to sight her in at 2yds and the first shots were about 6" low and 3" right. I adjusted the rear scope mount up 1.5 turns and that brought me in close to the vert zero and just a few clicks to get the horizontal zero.

With the Chrony I got.
H&N Barracudas
Low-954 High -974 Avg- 963 Avg FPE- 43.46
The barracudas were passing through a 19" thick archery target a loose hanging carpet scrap and buried in to 5/8th particle board. The few that didn't make it into the board were pretty much unharmed and showed deep rifling marks on the head and skirt. Below is a picture of the back of the archery target, the stringers hanging out are the exit points for the barracudas.

Predators
Low - 1000 High - 1031 Avg - 1016 Avg FPE - 36.68
The Predator Poly mags POI was slightly higher than the Barracudas. They shot in a slightly larger grouping than the barracudas. When I removed the target, the entry for the predators was much larger than the barracudas. I did not recharge the bottle after shooting the barracudas so the FPS is a little low but still smoken.
H&N Crow Mag
Low - 980 High - 1021 Avg - 1002 Avg FPE - 40.36
The Crow Mags were a 1.75" group with 10 shots, but I was just shooting for the Chrony so maybe they could be better
JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy
Low - 976 High - 1019 Avg - 1000 Avg FPE - 39.98
The Jumbo Heavy was a one holer with 10 shots, maybe .75" but again I was shooting for the chrony.

The lightest pellet I would shoot with this is the 16 gn predator. I have lighter pellets but going supersonic is not what I am after. When I figure out how to tune her down a little I will try some of the lighter pellets.

I was able to compare her with some of the higher end pellets rifles today and yes there is a quality difference. Where I would not hesitate to carry the windy city into the woods or across the fields. I would with the ones I saw today. 
As compaired to the FX Royale the royale has a much nicer stock. The side lever action is butter smooth and just a very nice gun. The mag is spring loaded plastic which I think is why the side lever is smoother. The windy city side lever indexed the magizine as well as loaded the pellet.
I also got to shoot a Daystate Air Wolf today and well, that was just a pleasure. It was a rear bolt action and very very smooth.
I did not have a chance to compair grouping or power or shot count. That would be a all day affair and I just didn't have the time. Hopefully I will get another chance to shoot these fine weapons again.
Compairing the Windy City to the Mrod. The WC has a much smoother action, nicer thumbhole stock, better machining, better accuracy.(I did use the same pellets in both). I also like the magazines better as well. I believe that the WC is just a better built weapon. It is twice the price of the Mrod and it shows. Yes you can make the mrod shoot as good but, well why would you?
Okay, now for the things that I don't digg. Magazine consistency, one mag was tight the other the pellets almost fell out. I spent a little time with a dremel tool working on that. I am now wondering if it was ment for a larger pellet. Hmmmmm.
Another thing is I did a lot of searching and there are is not much support factory or aftermarket such as tuning info etc.
The manual is a basic operators manual and that is it. Use the safety that kinda stuff.

Yes I would buy this again.

Please if you have questions ask. I may have missed something.
Thank You
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 05:17:46 PM »
the windy city is one heck of a great ag i had the opportunity to fire one about a week abo, and it was just amazing. congrats on owning one. someday i will be able to afford an air rifle of that quality lol
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 08:08:44 PM »
They are a nice gun..but why ever
would Evanix to call it "Windy City"

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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 08:29:22 PM »
Not sure about why the call it the Windy City, but it seems like there rifles are named after the weather. Blizzard, Rainstorm, Windy City maybe it is a cultural thing. You have to admit the weather is one of natures most powerful weapons. A Zen thing I guess.
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 10:15:36 PM »
 Great review on a beautiful rifle.  J
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 08:02:44 PM »
Okay, some updates.
first the ugly
1. I had a bearing pop out, it is the one that indexes the magizine, it is at 12 o'clock on the back of the mag well. I replaced it with a BB out of a .22 gamo rocket.
2. The indexing pawl was a little sloppy and didn't index all of my mags properly. It was slipping off of the tooth on the mag. I removed the side plate from the action and shimmed it in closer to the action. No problems since.
3. The hair curler baffles look like it is melting on the end. It is the end closest to the barrel. I want to try something different there anyway so no big deal.

Now for the Goooody
1. She is more accurate than I am.
2. I love being able to adjust the power, and well just love the power.
3. She balances like a dream. Very quick to the shoulder and weld.

things I'd like to see
1. Parts availability, I don't want to send it in for repair. I would like to keep it and fix it myself.
2. Quicker access to the power adjustment, it would be nice not to have to remove the action from the stock.
3. Better documentation and parts diagram/list

Overall, I like the gun. I would not buy one again at the current price due to the the few hiccups that I have had.
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 01:06:22 AM »
Beautiful air rifle and great review on her.  Too bad you have to remove the stock to get at the power adjuster.  For such an expensive weapon....they should modify it so just an external knob or lever can adjust the power level.....like the Air Arms and FX PCPs.

Is it quiet?  My Air Arms S410 SL carbine (I had read that the regular length barrel is quieter) is louder than my BSA Scorpion T-10 and FX Cyclone.

And do you need to remove the air reservior to fill it?
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Re: Evanix Windy City
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 07:31:01 AM »
There is a quick connect fitting for the fill. It is louder than the M-Rod and FX. But it is pushing more power as well.
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