SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

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SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

Post by Basu » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:43 pm



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Note: This is part -1 , part -2 is awaited
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Re: SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

Post by russianshooter3 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:12 pm

its 4,5 mm 7 j rifle?

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Post by Basu » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:21 pm

Probably you meant 4.5 mm caliber or not ?
Yes it is 4.5 mm.
7 j.......if you meant 7 jules...no...it is max 20 jules version .

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Re: SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

Post by Bishop » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Nice detailed review of the Xena air rifle.Hopefully we will get to see accuracy test in the next part.

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Post by Vishnu2017 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:58 pm

Great, superb review, thanks Basu sir,
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Post by dalvipravin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:44 pm

Great review !! Would like to see groupings at 20 yards .

As always I guess JSB is favourite in SDB barrels

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Post by pm40909 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Veerabhadra ji, waiting for accuracy report from your side. Comparison with NX200 is also in mind. Regards

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Post by goodburner » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:32 pm

I am just curious why people are willing to put 10k into a springer when you can get a Nitro Piston at the same price from Precihole.
I am not in anyway saying Xena is inferior, but according to what I have researched, Springers lose their power after 1000-2000 shots while Nitro Pistons stay good for 5000 or more.
If you want something for long term use, wouldn't you want to use a Nitro?

Please correct me if I am wrong here.

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Post by sam 47 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:14 am

Because the gun being discussed here is installed with Typhhon spring , which will easily last 3-5 thousand shots. Secondly nitro-pistons too lose power, they function but not at full power, and a replacement nitro piston costs Rs3000. A replacement spring costs Rs250. I can buy 12 springs for the cost of one nitro piston, giving me the independence to change springs even if there is slight loss in power. For long term use you have to open and service your gun sooner or later .
Then there are the personal preferences of tuning spring guns , nitros are sealed units. Nitros have harder cocking and snappier shot cycle.
And lastly why wouldn't someone buy a true second stage trigger over the same single stage trigger of PH?
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Re: SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

Post by guru050 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:20 pm

sam 47 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:14 am
Because the gun being discussed here is installed with Typhhon spring , which will easily last 3-5 thousand shots. Secondly nitro-pistons too lose power, they function but not at full power, and a replacement nitro piston costs Rs3000. A replacement spring costs Rs250. I can buy 12 springs for the cost of one nitro piston, giving me the independence to change springs even if there is slight loss in power. For long term use you have to open and service your gun sooner or later .
Then there are the personal preferences of tuning spring guns , nitros are sealed units. Nitros have harder cocking and snappier shot cycle.
And lastly why wouldn't someone buy a true second stage trigger over the same single stage trigger of PH?
Hi Sam.

your points are valid, same thing happened to my friend who using precihole nitro and two times we sent it to factory for install the new nitro piston, it is costly and time taking process. Now we have converted it to springer with the help of gunsmith and now it shoots good and cheaper too :D

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Post by goodburner » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:45 pm

Thank you for the response, that's exactly what I was looking for, I do not know how to open up a gun but the springer is looking like a much more appealing buy for me.

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Re: SDB Xena Video review by Veerbhadra Part - 1

Post by Big Daddy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 am

To add to Sam 47,'s comment, the spring decline (fatigue) of a springer is gradual, but a nitro piston is sudden. With all due respect to a NP, springers are more fun to shoot.

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