They really make a nice rifle. If they ever build the .308 high power rifle Iím in. Looking forward to your review and tuning.
Quote from: oneshot61 on December 09, 2018, 10:17:01 PMThey really make a nice rifle. If they ever build the .308 high power rifle Iím in. Looking forward to your review and tuning.Yes, the rifles do look really nice, but not available currently. When they do become available, I'd say they will go quick. In my conversation with Tom, I do remember him saying that he was making some moves to help with build times. These are basically custom built CNC machined guns that are of the highest quality and they do take time to build and make. I really do like that they are American made.I have been checking the Slayer platform out in a little more detail and can tell you the build quality in this platform is of really high quality. It's very easy to hold off hand and shoot. It is short, light, and is super easy to cock with about a 3lb cocking force. The cocking lever is so smooth it falls forward all on its own when no slug is being seated. The mags are all metal and work very smoothly. They also lock into place with two slots/pins so there's no guess work there.The balanced valve is externally adjustable for dwell timing, and the hammer spring is externally adjustable for fine tuning. The trigger is also externally adjustable for both the 1st and 2nd stages along with the trigger over travel. There is an adjustment for the trigger position, but that is not externally adjustable. The Slayer has a pull system for the trigger connecting rod instead of a push system like many bull pups with creeping triggers that I've read about. I'm no expert but can say the trigger is very smooth with a crisp clean break. I may need to adjust mine a little because it is very light on the 2nd stage for a hunter with this much power.I really like that is has a very stout/rigid cantilever scope mount which makes the entire barrel and shroud free floated from everything else. The TJ barrel is tensioned so no set screws holding the barrel in place. The shroud and barrel are very rigid. It has a solid backbone running all the way across the bottom that supports everything above it. It's hard to believe it has a 400cc titanium tank in there but it does. A very well designed gun.If you ever decide to get a bull pup, you wont believe just how light and well balanced they are not to mention the power they have. It has a five position butt stock for a custom fit that I really like. My Marauder is a tank compared to the way the Slayer feels shouldered even though it weighs the same as my Synrod. I thought the Slayer would have a lot more recoil, and it does have some but nothing like what I was thinking for the power it has.
I can't think of a better built gun then the AmericanAirArms is offering.
I was able to get the Slayer sited in today and am very impressed with my first ever 5 shot group. My backyard range is limited to 50 yards currently, but this does give me a good idea of its accuracy. I only ran one 5 shot group on one full mag. Not bad being the first time I have shot a group with this gun. It basically drilled a single ragged hole I asked my wife if she could hear me shooting out on the deck and she said no. It's kinda backyard friendly if you ask me and really not that overly loud when adding the DonnyFL Emperor pickle.Here is the 6 shot string. Although I probably will only shoot it once or twice during a hunt, I do like the 3 shot bell curve with a 0.85% ES. I'm pretty sure I can take it up to the max fill of 3800psi and get more shots within the 2.3% ES at shot #4. Looking at the group, I didn't see any drop in POI with the 6th shot. Maybe out at 100 yards I might have seen a small drop?Here is the 5 shot group at 50 yards with one site in shot above to equal the six shot mag I emptied:
I use a large box filled to the top with rubber mulch, it will stop the slayer at 3 yards at 250 fpe. Happy hunting.
I haven't had any luck with rubber mulch. My box is basically filled with it and some tightly rolled up rags. I finally got it good enough for my 56 FPE Marauder so I could tune it in my man cave/shed. It's the fine stuff so maybe there is a better type to use.