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09-24-2011, 07:44 PM
Has anyone shot the new Stoeger ! Did it sound anything like the video on The Stoeger Web site ? I bought one the other day , was sent
Home with the model below the suppressed rifle ,and loved everything
About it , except the loud POP.I took it back ,and paid $20 more for a
Rifle , that when I opened ,was smaller ,lighter , did not have as nice a scope as the other model and worst of all , it sounded almost as loud
As the first one .I am thinking of exchanging it for the first model . It had the 4-9 x 40 scope ,fully adjustable red and green front and rear
Sites , and felt like a standard rifle ,that was what I was looking for for practice when I could not get to the range ,
Can anyone tell me That I am wrong ? That I had a defective model
And that the smaller scope and lighter rifle is really better.
Thank you , Oso .
09-24-2011, 08:42 PM
All of the new air rifles "Diesel" until the excess oil is burned out of them. Mine took over 100 rounds to quiet down.
What happens is that the oil is compressed and released with such force that it actually ignites. The same way diesel fuel is combusted in a diesel engine.
It will quiet down eventually.
09-24-2011, 09:43 PM
Nice to hear . After I wrote the post , I noticed that I forgot to mention that I was talking about the new XL20SS suppressed
Model. If you have seen the video of the rifle on Stoegers web page , they show it being shot in the field ,as well as at a
Sound stage (F-4 ),who rated it as being the quietest ,suppressed air rifle in the industry .Stoegers spec page list's it as having a 3-9 x 40 scope , but if you look at the picture you will see that it has a smaller ( 4 x 32 ) scope . The scope has the red and green illumination , but I found that unless it is night or dark on the range , you can not see the dot's.The rifle is also liter and I believe shorter ( although the spec page say's that it's barrel is longer ,but that it is not as heavy). They also have taken away the standard sites ( green in the back and red up on the barrel with full adjustability )that the standard XL20 has.
I was thinking of exchanging it back again for the standard ,non suppressed model because the only reason I went to it was the suppression,but I feel like I am giving up a lot to get something that might get quieter .I have put 50 shots through it , but it is still loud.You said because of the oil it will take about 100 rounds before it gets quiet ,but when it does , will it be as quiet as the video on Stoegers web page. The video makes it sound like a beer bottle being popped open .If you or anyone has seen the video , DOES IT GET THAT QUIET?
Thank's Oso .
09-25-2011, 05:22 AM
I have the suppressed .177 model.
It's quiet, but I read somewhere that the .22 is the quietest.
I hear the spring mechanism more so than the muzzle report.
09-25-2011, 03:44 PM
Tucker301. Do you own the XL20 suppressed ? If not , does that mean that the XL20 combo, the air rifle that I first took home ,will get quieter ?And does that apply to any of the Stoeger air rifles ? If you own the Stoeger XL20 S suppressed , is it as quiet after a 100 rounds as the video on their web page shows ? After taking home the XL20 Combo and then the XL20S suppressed model , I found them both to be about the same in sound , but I did find the XL20 Combo ,to feel more like a standard bolt rifle in weight and size and feel ,as well as I found the 4-9 x 40 scope to be a nicer scope than the 4 x 32 illuminated scope on the suppressed model .Not only was it not as clear , but the illuminated dots were not visible in the light , it had to be fairly dark to see the green or red dot , have you found the same ? I would really appreciate any comments .
Thank's Oso .
09-25-2011, 05:58 PM
I own the XL20 Suppressed.
Yes. They will all diesel when new.
I bought a Leupold 3-9 x 40 for mine, but have installed it yet.
The 4X factory scope is OK, but nothing great.
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