AirForce Talon / SS Pre-charged Pneumatic air rifle – Video Manual, [Music] welcome to our program on the Tallinn air rifle from Air Force I’m Tom Gaylord and today I’m going to cover the many features in this exciting new air arrival the Talon is a compressed air rifle or what some people call pre-charged it has an enormous volume of air that frees you up from the need to carry support equipment or cock a powerful spring the Talon is also lightweight portable powerful and you can adjust that power it’s extremely accurate and it has the ability to accept many accessories in this program we’re going to cover safety both general shooting safety and the specific safety features of the Talon I won’t leave anything out I’ll also cover every aspect of operations from how do you charge the air reservoir to how do you attach it to the gun once we’ve got it on the gun I’ll show you how to load it how to shoot it and if you want to I’ll show you how to unload the gun safely when we’re done shooting there’s maintenance to be considered the Talon is made of modern materials so the maintenance requirements aren’t very great but I’ll cover each and every one of them for you and then what about long-term maintenance storage can you store the rifle with air or not I’ll cover that and finally there’s an aspect that very few air rifles offer today the owner can change the barrel and that means you can change the caliber of the Talon you can take your 177 barrel off and install a 22 caliber barrel in a matter of minutes couple that with the adjustable power and the accessories and the Talon isn’t just a wonderful air rifle it’s an entire shooting system that the owner can customize modify and do anything they want to suit their air gunning needs finally we’ll talk about the accessories this program isn’t long enough to show them all but I will talk about them and I’ll show you some of the more common ones like the bipod the scope and some of the other things that most owners will want and speaking of the scope in this program I’ll show you how to mount a scope and how to site in this rifle the easiest way and I’ve saved the best for last the talent is made in America it’s made right in Fort Worth Texas so parts service literature accessories anything you need for this gun they’re all available most part now let’s talk about safety there are three safety concerns that I want to cover with you today one is general shooting safety the second is safety with high-pressure air and the third are the specific safety features incorporated into the talon air rifle first general shooting safety never point a gun at anything you don’t want to shoot if you think about it that way you’ll always be conscious of where that muzzle is pointed and that’ll be safe also along with where you point it always assume that the gun is loaded whether you know it is or know it isn’t if you handle the gun as though it were loaded you’ll never point that muzzle at something it should not be pointed at always check your target the talon is extremely powerful and it can penetrate some soft targets what’s on the other side of the target are you shooting safely and while we’re talking about what’s on the other side of the target let’s talk about backstops for a moment with some guns like BB guns and low powered air guns you can get away with wadded up newspapers in a cardboard box some people shoot at rolled-up carpet but with the Talon you really need a good bullet trap our recommendation is to use a 22 caliber rimfire bullet trap that way you know that you can’t over penetrate always be conscious of children and animals in the shooting area not just in front of the gun but to the sides as well when these pellets strike their target sometimes they fragment and throw off pieces of lead at high speed or there could be a ricochet and speaking of ricochets let’s talk about them don’t be shooting at hard targets like trees rocks or even water at a at a shallow angle you can get a ricochet off of that make sure that your pellet is going to end up where you want it to always insist that everyone in the shooting area has eye protection like these shooting glasses now I always wear a safety glasses for my regular eyesight so I don’t have to worry about that but if I didn’t I would wear safety glasses and if you have people who have normal glasses make sure they put safety glasses over them finally always be sure to use the correct lead pellet ammunition this was made for the gun and it’ll work just fine never use steel bb’s make sure that only the correct lead pellets of the correct caliber are loaded in your gun don’t use bb’s steel bb’s will ruin the barrel of the gun it’s a finely rifled steel barrel don’t use darts and don’t use any homemade ammunition only use lead pellets of the correct caliber and if you do your talent air rifle will operate flawlessly for a very long time let’s take a look at some safety considerations for operation with high pressure air high pressure air is a wonderful power source for the Talon it gives you the ability to shoot dozens up to hundreds of shots depending on the power level you set but there are some considerations you should be aware of one of them is built right into the rifle in the mouth of the air reservoir is this safety burst disc this is the only air rifle on the market to have this if the air pressure in the reservoir exceeds 3,000 pounds per square inch this disc is designed to rupture and release all the air and the disc is factory maintainable another consideration with high-pressure air is your hoses and fittings inspect them periodically make sure they don’t have any cracks any corrosion or in the case of rubber hoses that there aren’t any swellings on the hoe that might indicate some sort of a failure make sure that you always bleed your connections before disconnecting if you don’t you’re going to get a surprise when the air rushes out and we’ll cover that when I show you how to pressurize the air reservoir of the talent and finally and this is very important only charge the gun with air the seals and o-rings in this gun have been selected to work with air and nothing else so make sure you only fill it with breathing air and I’ll show you in an upcoming segment how we do that the rifle has an automatic safety that comes on when it’s cocked the rifles cocked by pushing forward on the sliding cocking knob until the sear catches that also sets this automatic safety a little red knob in the front of the trigger guard if I loaded the rifle right now and closed the sliding cover the gun would not be ready to fire because this safety has been set to take the safety off you push forward until it clicks like that what if you want to reset the safety how do you do that can you pull back on the knob well no you can’t it’s too small to get hold of and it doesn’t work that way here’s how you reset the safety slide the cocking nob forward a second time and push until you see the safety click on and you can reset the safety as many times as you want what if you want to take a pill it out without shooting it here’s the procedure you can use that’s very safe first I’m going to load the gun now the safety went on the gun is now loaded and unsafe but I don’t want to shoot it I want to take the pellet out some other way step one is to remove the source of power I’m unscrewing the reservoir without the reservoir the talent cannot shoot a pellet even though this gun is cocked there’s no way I can shoot a pellet out of it there’s nothing to push the pellet in the back through the cocking cover and I push the pellet down the muzzle down the barrel rather and out the Muslim and there’s the color this is the way your talent comes packaged there’s the rifle with the firing assembly and all the parts plus the barrel and then the reservoir is separate and over here we have the standard scuba filling adapter let’s take the gun out of the box and put it together not too difficult there’s only two parts I find its easiest to cock the rifle first we know how to do that just push the cocking handle all the way forward until it catches the reason for that is the sliding cocking cover puts pressure on the reservoir as you’re threading at home and sometimes it doesn’t let it go all the way all you have to do now is connect the two parts and screw them together very easy and the guns together except for one thing look at where the butt plate is you don’t want it like that but with the talent you don’t have to worry it’s designed to swivel into any direction you want just grab it swivel it and now the guns ready to shoot let’s look at all the parts on the gun starting with the butt we’ve already seen the butt plate and how it swivels but it also has two holes for mounting sling swivels and a very special accessory that I’ll cover later in the program the head of the butt of course is the reservoir and this is the pistol grip that’s where you grab the gun but it’s also an anchor port point for one of the accessories this is the trigger and the safety this is the cocking knob and it moves this sliding cover forward when we cock the gun at the back of the slot that the knob slides in there’s another slot that runs sideways let me explain the purpose of that after you’ve loaded the gun with a pellet in the breech you close the cover now it might look like the covers closed but at this point it’s not I have to push this knob back until I hear this click and then the breech is completely closed so I’ll know that I’ve pushed it all the way the manufacturer has put this sideways slot when I push the knob back I rotate it either right or left depending on which hand I use to cock the gun and that way I know the breech is closed completely this is a handle and also the top accessory rail it’s for mounting scopes and you can use it to carry the gun it is designed for that purpose moving forward this is the handguard and this is a very special feature this is the adjustable power wheel with this wheel the owner can adjust the power from very high to very low now it’s not just the wheel but also this sliding gauge it runs from very very low power to very high power with 13 complete turns of this wheel that gives you an almost infinite variety of velocities with your air rifle moving forward we have the upper accessory rail now that’s not the same as the handle or top accessory rail that’s a different accessory rail and below we have the lower accessory rail the Talon SS model comes with this very special muzzle cap you notice you can’t see the end of the barrel that’s because it’s tucked inside the receiver about four inches from this muzzle cap that forms a chamber in this area and that chamber allows the air to expand after the pellet comes out of the gun that makes the gun much more pleasant to shoot from a noise standpoint throughout this film we’ve been looking at the Talon SS the SS has an extended receiver it may look like a barrel but the true barrel of the gun stops about 4 inches short the chamber right here absorbs the air when the pellet leaves the muzzle and you get a much smoother and slightly quieter sound but there’s also a long barrel version in the long barrel version you’ve got an 18 inch barrel and the receiver doesn’t extend out as far with this one you get a little extra power so you choose the one you like and later on in the segment I’ll show you that you can change barrels this is the filler adapter for the talent it adapts your air reservoir to a standard scuba tank cave but it’s much more than that it also has this accessory that comes with it that allows you to connect your reservoir to a manual high-pressure air pump on this end of the accessory adapter there’s a large rubber o-ring to keep the seal for that o-ring we use overing lubricant or what’s known as diver silicon or high grade silicon one of the big problems with other compressed air guns today are that there’s a lot of confusion about which adapters to use with them and even when you buy the gun from a dealer they may not give you the right adaptor to connect to your air source with the Talon you get a unit that adapts to almost any air source so you can start right out of the box all you have to do is make sure you get one of these let’s take a look at filling the reservoir from a scuba tank I’ve got the standard filling adapter here and I’m going to attach it to a 80 cubic foot aluminum scuba tank this is the K valve that I mentioned before so I’m going to put the filler adaptor over the valve and use the thumb screw to tighten it up and then I’m going to take a reservoir and screw it into the reservoir adapter I recommend pivoting this vertical because it’s a little bit heavy we don’t want to put stress on the joint here before I fill this tank I’m going to close this screw which is the bleed screw that closes all of the air off in the filler device and allows this big tank to fill this little tank slowly open the valve and air moves from the big tank into the little tank and you can see that on this gauge you can see the move the needle moving very slowly this is what we recommend that you allow a full minute for this tank to fill from zero to 3,000 pounds per square inch or if you’re reading in bar that’d be 200 bar there now the big tank valve is closed and the little tank has air in it but there’s also air in the filler device before we disconnect either one of these we want to empty this high-pressure air out and that’s done with this screw it’s called the bleeder screw you’ll hear a hiss when I open the screw now we have a filled tank we can put it on the gun and start shooting another way to fill the reservoir is with the adapter for the manual pump if you remember the adapter comes off of the standard talon fill device we can set that part aside this adapter screws on the base of this manual pump now it’s the same adapter that we used before so the reservoir attaches just like it did before the difference here is the manual pump has its own built-in pressure gauge and bleed valve so I want to make sure the bleed valve is closed on the manual pump before I start cuz I don’t want to be pumping a bunch of air that’s going nowhere it’s all set up now so let me fill it up we’re going to have to pump the pump about 15 strokes to pressurize the fill device once we do that air will begin to flow into the tank now if the tank had no air in it already at all it would begin to fill at the beginning okay here’s going in now and you know how I know that the needle on the valve is reflecting with each pump and it’s not rising very much people ask how many pump strokes do I have to make to fill one of these tanks well you don’t have to fill a tank from empty because we never empty the tank a rule of thumb is it takes anywhere from twelve to fourteen pump strokes to fill this tank 100 pounds of pressure notice how I’m not pumping this real fast the way this pump works you have to allow time for air to get inside the mechanism this is a two-stage pump and you’re pumping air or compressing it with both strokes it’s the pause at the bottom and at the top these are it this way and you can do it all day long try to pump this reservoir like it’s a bicycle tire though you’ll wear out your arms to no purpose the last step when you’re using the pump is to bleed the connection the pump has a bleeder valve at its base so all I’m going to do is open that bleeder valve and there’ll be a hiss of air out the side of the pump block it’s just a little hiss and once that’s done I can remove the tank just like I did before with the scuba tank and I’m ready to shoot the gun let’s load the gun first we cock it by pushing the sliding cover forward until it clicks and also puts on the automatic safety now we load a pellet into the breech push it all the way in so it’s flush with the back of the barrel the last step is to close the sliding cover and remember that last step is a click like that and then rotate the cover the gun is now loaded and ready to shoot the rifle is loaded now let’s shoot all we have to do is release the automatic safety sight then put our finger on the trigger squeeze and the rifle fires [Music] that’s all there is to it there aren’t a lot of maintenance procedures that you have to follow with the talent but there’s a few and let’s go over them now first about barrel cleaning the Talon is an air rifle therefore the barrel never gets any of the combustibles in it that a firearm would so you really don’t have to clean the barrel and we recommend that you shoot oiled pellets if you do that this barrel will last a very long time however if you do want to clean the barrel only use patches and when you’re done with the barrel it’s cleaned put a oily patch through it to protect the metal the gun can be wiped down after you go to the field if you get it dirty clean the dirt off but you really don’t have to use any preservatives on it it has all high-tech finishes and should last a very long time about the only place that will get dirty and retain dirt is the foam padding on the reservoir this is where your face contacts the rifle on the butt you may have to use a little soapy water on that make sure you dry the gun down thoroughly after you’ve taken it to the field and put it away the big question that everybody wants to know the answer to is the reservoir do I have to empty my gun after shooting and the answer is absolutely not you not only don’t have to empty your gun don’t empty your gun the way you keep the seals fresh in the valve of this gun is to keep the reservoir under pressure you can leave it pumped up all the way to 3,000 pounds or you can leave a small maintenance charge of a thousand to 1,500 pounds and how do you know how much that is when you’re done shooting and the gun still has air in it that’s fine but if you ran all the air out of this tank then the airborne dirt could get in and get on the seals and you may have to have the seals replay so leave your gun full of air you can leave it full of air for years those seals will not dry out they won’t take a set they’re built to take that kind of treatment you can leave the reservoir I’m or off it doesn’t make any difference cover your optics you know this is an obvious thing and you’d think well everybody does I can’t tell you how many people including myself have left optics uncovered for months at a time and when you do that you’ve got a cleaning job ahead of you if you do decide to clean the barrel let’s do it the right way first we’ll take off the air cylinder always remove the source of power from the gun and the gun can’t do anything now I have great access to the breech of the barrel which is where you should clean the gun stay away from the muzzle if you can and work from the breech the talent is one of the few air guns that allows such great access and there’s one last thing that I want to tell you about we know that the Talon has two o-rings in the sliding cover we’re going to maintain these o-rings by using just a dab of oring lubricant or a diver silicon on a toothpick the gun is cocked and I’ll put the sliding cover to the rear I’ve got a little bit of divers silicon on the tip of this toothpick and I’m going to reach through the cocking slot and apply the silicon to the barrel just the outside of the barrel as I cock and uncock the gun that silicon will be transferred to the front o ring I’ll get the rear o-rings by applying diver silicon on the front of the valve stem on the reservoir as the gun is cocked and fired this silicon will transfer to the rear o ring and that’s about all you have to do to maintain the time one of the really neat features about the Talon is its ability to take accessories the rifles been designed for it we can’t show you everything that you can put on your gun but we are going to show you a couple of the most popular accessories that a lot of shooters are going to want let’s start with the bipod now we’ve removed the reservoir for all accessory mounting and we want you to do the same thing because without the reservoir the gun cannot fire the bipod slides onto the lower accessory rail it’s a dovetail mount and it slides all the way to the back and then you tighten the thumbscrew you can finish tightening it with a quarter or a very large screwdriver in the slot it’s that easy you can also adjust the legs for height to extend the leg simply loosen the thumb screw allow the leg to come up to the height you want and tighten the screw again adjust the other leg to the height you want your talent is now on a rock-solid shooting platter now the sling swivel mounting studs are another important accessory not only do they allow you to put a sling on the rifle but they also interface with a couple of other accessories that you’re probably going to want I’ll show you how to mount the studs right now we’ll start with the reservoir which is also the butt of the rifle there are two holes one at the top and one below the reservoir you can mount the stud in either of these two holes I’m going to use the one on the bottom for mounting another accessory that I’ll show you in a minute all you have to do is stick the base of the stud into the hole move to the other side and install the Eclipse in its slot it’s pushed down with a screwdriver and it slips right in I’m ready now to mount the front sling swivel stud that has a sliding dovetail and goes on the lower accessory rail just like the bipod and like the bipod and many other accessories it has a large knurled thumb screw so it’s very easy to tighten down once it’s in position you can tighten the knurled nut [Music] the first step is to install the front we’ll take the hook and insert it in the pistol grip slot and hook it around the pin that’s inside that slot once we have it securely hooked around we’ll tighten the thumb screw to lock it down now that I have the front secured I’m going to put the reservoir on the rifle and attach the rear of the bar and this is why we mounted the lower sling swivel stud because this accessory rail ties into it and the way it mounts the stud actually puts tension on the accessory rail so you may have to loosen the front thumb screw when you have the rear of the accessory bar lined up with the lower stud you can push the clevis or what some people call the hitch pin through the accessory bar and through the stud like this the last step is to move back to the front of the bar and retighten the thumb screw in the pistol grip this puts tension in the accessory bar the accessory bar has these oval slots cut in it for the attachment of all kinds of accessories some under development are a monopod for the rear of the rifle pellet containers and who knows what the future could bring there’s also another sling swivel stud mounting hole on the accessory bar so that you can keep your sling on the bottom of the rifle while the bar is mounted besides providing a great place for accessories the bar also turns the rifle into a thumb hole configuration and provides added support to the butt late once the accessory bar is mounted how hard is it to get the reservoir on and off the gun it’s no problem at all just remove the rear clevis loosen the front thumb screw and slide the bar forward and you can now remove the reservoir as easily as ever that’s all there is to it open sites are an accessory for the Talon their fiber-optic just like you find on the most modern firearms the front sight slides on the upper accessory rail the rear sight slides on the top accessory rail or what I have referred to as the handle of the gun and we recommend that you slide the rear sight all the way to the front of the handle that gives you maximum eye relief for a better sight picture the rear sight adjusts for both windage and elevation you loosen the screws and slide the rear sight element from one side to the other if the rifle shooting too far to the right you slide the rear sight to the left you then tighten down the screws for elevation you slide the rear sight forward notice that we’ve provided quite a bit of elevation that’s because some people may have different head positions when shooting this rifle the Talon front sight is also exceptional it’s a fiber optic sight – but it adjusts throughout a wide range of elevation this isn’t two sight in on a target as much as it is to change the entire sight picture of the rifle up or down to suit how you hold the rifle to your face the two sights work together adjusting up and down to raise and lower the sighting plane and the rear sight works also to change the point of impact this makes the open sights on the talent very adaptable for different shooting styles the most popular accessory of all is a scope now I’m going to show you how to mount a scope on the Talon and then the easiest way to sight in the rifle in a matter of minutes you can have this gun up and running we’ll begin with the mount base I’m going to slide it on the top accessory rail and tighten the screws with my wrench along with the scope I’m going to install this scope level with this on the rifle I’ll always know that the rifle is level and everything else I do with the scope will refer to this bubble level it’s an inexpensive accessory and I strongly recommend that if you’re going to put a scope on your rifle you put one of these on as well I’m installing the level on the upper accessory rail starting at the muzzle and sliding down the dovetail to come to a stop in front of the handle once again with this level I can establish the vertical reference for the scope I can keep the scope exactly vertical and horizontal and that’s important when I want to adjust the reticle as I shoot at different ranges so this is a handy accessory you don’t have to have one but it keeps you from canting the rifle and the scope and your point of aim and like all accessories the level comes with a handy knurled thumb screw to tighten down i’ve selected these rings for my talent normally you’d use high rings which would be a little higher than these because of the straight line of the talons stock but I’ve already installed a base on the top accessory rail so putting these rings on the top of that base instead of directly to the rail will get me all the height I need the Rings go on the base with the standard dovetails and tighten with the thumb screws we’ve talked about nuts it’s important for you to understand that the Talon does not recoil when you shoot unlike some air rifles so we don’t need to torque these rings down real tight once I get them finger tight I’ll come back with a quarter in the slot and I’ll tighten them with that and that’s about all I have to do that scope will stay mounted with the Rings in place I can put this open now and I’ll just lay it in the base of the Rings and I’ll put the back strap on first doesn’t matter whether you go back or front this is just what I picked this particular ring has four screws per strap so I’ll line those up with the holes and tighten them down now it’s not real important to tighten these screws down at this point because I’m gonna want to rotate the scope back and forth to get the reticles aligned so I’m not going to torque them down I want to have some movement in the scope at this point we’re not going to make a specific scope recommendation today we don’t know what kind of shooting you want to do and there’s all kinds of good scopes on the market we’ve selected a variable power scope but there is one thing to consider some air guns shooting is done at close range so you’ll want a scope that focuses down as close as you can get it generally speaking that’s about 10 yards we’ve got that on this scope let’s get the scope lined up don’t need that bipod anymore this is where the level comes in handy what I’m doing is peering through the scope with both eyes open one eyes on the bubble level one eyes on the crosshairs and I’m going to align the crosshair so that the vertical line or reticle is straight up and down when the bubbles level and I’ve got it right now with my reticles aligned I can finish tightening the scope screws and that’ll get everything the way I wanted again the talent doesn’t have any recoil so you don’t need to over tighten these screws just make this the scope secure and that’s as far as you have to go the scope mount I’ve selected has one additional feature I’d like to point out this wheel at the rear of the base allows me to adjust the rear of the base up or down and with that I can adjust the alignment of the whole scope that lets me line up the axis of the scope with the axis of the bore and I don’t use up all of my elevation adjustment in the scope later on when I want to adjust from one target to another at different distances in the field I can use the scopes adjustments and there’s plenty for me here’s the simple sighting procedure i promissed scopes mounted securely and I’ve got a target downrange 10 feet that’s right 10 feet the only point of this is to get my pellet on paper I’m not trying to shoot a group I just want to get on paper with a shot [Music] okay that’s a little bit to the left I’m gonna have to make an adjustment I’m not counting the clicks I’m so close to the target I got to move it I’m just going to move it okay take another shot that was good it came over but it didn’t come quite far enough that ought to do it great I now have my pellets in line with the center of the ball and you know something at 10 feet I can’t even see that Bowl real clearly I’m just putting the crosshairs in the center of what I know the ball is it’s very fuzzy but it doesn’t matter I’ve got my pellets lined up left to right but they’re about three inches below the center of the bowl and I knew they would be because the center of my scope is about three inches above my barrel I’ll fix that when I move the target out to ten yards the second step is to move the target back to ten yards or thirty feet I’ve done that so now I’m going to see where my pellets strike is because of the way the scope and the bore are aligned the pellet will appear to rise to the line of sight in truth I’ve got the scope looking down just a little bit so at ten yards the pellet strike will actually be a little higher on the paper than it was at ten feet well that was good but not good enough I’m still gonna have to bring it up a little bit at 10 yards the scope knobs start to affect the reticle a little bit more so I’ve got to be careful how I do this that’s beautiful that’s where I want to be the strike of my round is now one inch below my point of aim at ten yards what that means is this rifle will be sited in if I use high-power anywhere from 20 to 35 yards but I’m going to shoot another pellet just to make sure well it wasn’t in the same hole but it’s a pretty good shot I’m satisfied now that this rifle is sited in of course I will go out to the longer ranges and confirm this zero but this procedure is so easy I invite everybody to give it a try we’re gonna change the barrel and in so doing we’re gonna change the caliber of the gun first we’re going to remove the source of power as we always do whenever we’re working on the gun like always we take off the reservoir and set it aside now I’ll release the safety and D cocks are done flip it on its back and I’m gonna use a 1/8 allen screw driver to remove the handguard there’s only one screw and it’s got short threads pops right off the handguard however is molded very closely to the outline of the rifle and it comes off rather firm that off I’m going to change my allen screw bit to a 3/32 there are only three more screws for this procedure the first one is going to remove the muzzle cap this is the short screw just a couple of turns and it’s out of there there we go now I can take off the muzzle cap the muzzle cap is a little bit not stiff but certainly secure because it has an o-ring around it to keep it from vibrating that also helps in the noise reduction that leaves just two screws to get out the barrel one here and one here and they’re both three thirty-seconds these are longer screws they go through the tubular receiver of the gun and they mate into two bushings that are around the barrel and they actually pass through those bushings into small machined surfaces in the steel of the barrel these bushings are the secret to why this procedure is possible with the talon and no other air rifle i can not only remove and replace the barrel but when i do because of these bushings i know that any barrel i put in here that’s factory made is going to go in the exact right place front to back side to side i’ll have to recite the rifle of course because I’m changing calibers or I’m changing barrel lengths and therefore velocity but the barrel will be just like the factory installed it there’s the last screw out and that’s all there is to it there’s the barrel and I bet it didn’t take me three minutes start to finish and I was talking okay we got the barrel out alright let’s see if we can get it in actually I have another barrel here the one I took out was 22 caliber this one’s 177 and that means I can change calibers whenever I want I slide the barrel in the tubular receiver with the narrower or breech end first and when I get to the first barrel bushing I’m careful to line up the screw hole in the bushing with a screw hole in the tubular receiver I want to keep those holes aligned because I’m going to put screws through them the last bushing I line up with a hole in the muzzle cap and then I push the barrel in as far as I can with my finger can’t go any further so I have a special tool just a plain ordinary piece of plastic pipe get it at any hardware store now before I push in any further I’m going to take the rear barrel screw and I’m going to start it in its threads I’m not gonna thread it too deep because it’ll bind up on the mechanism inside all I want to do is get it there so it’s ready when I get things aligned all right now I’m ready to continue pushing in with my special tool and the barrel came to a stop just before it got to where I wanted it stopped so I’m going to go back to the breech cover and I’m going to wiggle it just a little bit and push the barrel past the stop and there it went and now the bushing is lined up it’s not perfectly lined though so I have another special tool I have a paperclip and I’ve bent one of the legs straight I’m gonna reach down through the hole and it’s real easy to align the screw hole in the front bushing now if the front bushing is aligned the rear bushing is aligned and I can screw in the rear screw as I’m doing right now I’m gonna screw it all the way down until it stops I’m not going to put 50 pounds of torque on it or twist until my hands get bloody I just one stop snugly against the steel indentation that’s been machined on the barrel now I’m starting the front screw and I’ll do the same thing these two screws are the secret of the talons accuracy because the barrel regardless of which barrel or which caliber or length whatever barrel you put in the gun if you tighten the screws not too tight the way the factory has designed it that barrel will line up perfectly the front barrel screw is now tight take out my special tool I’m ready to put in the muzzle cap just line up the hole remember there’s an o-ring so the cap slides on a little hard it’s nice thing that the barrel screws and the muzzle cap screw are all the same size 3/32 that makes this procedure so easy and like the barrel screws I tighten the muzzle cap screw just till it tightens up and no extra now all I have to do is put on the handguard to do that I’m going to look through the screw hole and line up with the hole in the tubular receiver and one tap on the handguard and I’d have to change bits this is a 1/8 inch allen screw I don’t know if you caught that or not but I jiggle the handguard around a little bit there until it lined up but it’s not any harder than that folks the talent is assembled I’ve got a different caliber barrel on if I want to go shooting all I have to do is put on the reservoir and I’m ready to go now a reminder this procedure is so simple it’s like changing the batteries in a flashlight but you will have to recite the rifle in for each barrel that you put on that’s not a function of how the barrel registers in the gun but rather a function of the different calibers and the different lengths of barrel one of the really unique features about the Talon is the adjustable power wheel located on the left outside of the gun it enables the shooter to dial the gun down for indoor target shooting or up for heavy hunting use the wheel is actually two parts the wheel itself has numbers from 1 to 16 one complete turn of the wheel goes through those numbers and starts all over again with the number 1 but there’s also a scale here numbered from 1 to 13 a complete turn of this wheel advances this scale by one so you have 13 complete turns of this wheel and that gives you an extremely wide variation of power settings what you do is you find the pellet that you like at the power setting you like and you write it down and you can end up with dozens of good combinations for your talent and if I want to talk a little bit about pellets and how do you find the best pellet for the talent there’s a couple of things you need to keep in mind at low speeds you probably hit the best results from wadcutter pellets and they certainly cut nice holes in paper if you’re shooting at targets at higher speeds you probably want to use a round nosed pellet pointed pellets and wide cutters have a place but they don’t really shoot as accurately as round those pellets but you know the only way to know for sure is to try each pellet in your gun and shoot it for groups and of course you’ll have to try it at several power settings too so you’ve got a lot of fun ahead of you there now there is one other recommendation I want to make about pellets we recommend and this is a maintenance procedure that you oil your pellets it’s real easy to do take a pellet tin and take a piece of soft foam this happens to be foam out of a cross fin premier box and it works great lay the foam over the box cut a circle with scissors and just drop the foam down into the box then take some kind of good preservative oil this is break free but you could use anything sheath works good any kind of good oil drop about 30 drops on top of the foam and then pour in one layer of pellets cover the box and just carry it around the pellets will get oily from the contact with the foam when you shoot oiled pellets the oil transfers to the inside of the barrel and it keeps it from rusting it keeps it clean it helps each pellet push out the crud that might have been deposited by the pellet in front of it you never have to clean jalen barrel I’m here with a couple of guns in my hands I’m holding a very popular spring air rifle it weighs about nine and a half pounds takes 50 pounds of effort to cut the spring and when it shoots it has not quite the power of the talent people say that rifles like this free you up from a lot of worry and trouble it’s a powerful gun the talent on the other hand weighs five pounds cocks as easy as that and produces more power than the big gun in my book that makes a better air rifle let’s go over some of the more outstanding features of the talent it’s a lightweight air rifle as a matter of fact for its power it’s the lightest air rifle around at only 5 pounds and the accessories don’t add much it’s highly portable as you’ve seen and it’s extremely accurate we haven’t spent a lot of time on that but talons have been known to shoot through wedding rings of 35 yards so if you do your part the gun will also hang in with it the Talon is rugged it’s reliable and it’s been designed for low maintenance each talent starts out as a billet of aircraft aluminum like this one which has been machined cleaned up smooth down prepared and finally coated with high-tech finishes so you’ll have very little maintenance problems this is why the Talon is such a long-lasting gun and requires so little in the way of maintenance one of the big features of this gun is adjustable power very few air guns have it and the talons adjustments are easier than any on the left side of the gun the owner can dial the screw down and shoot at very low velocity and quiet in the basement or you can take the rifle out dial up to high-power and go hunting or find a spot in the middle where you enjoy shooting it and just leave it there and along with your power wheel comes the largest air reservoir on the market of course it depends on what power setting you use but you can get hundreds of shots from the Talon you’ve seen that it’s easy to fill and I filled it for you both with a scuba tank and a hand pump yes hand pump takes a little longer but it frees you from having to go back to fill again and if you want you can buy a separate reservoir and carry a spare into the field and you never have to fill another great feature this gun is the owner can change the barrel and there aren’t many air guns where you can do that and what that means is you can change the length of the barrel you can also change the caliber so the talent isn’t just an air rifle it’s an entire shooting system and with the accessories that you can put on it you can customize it any way you want we’ve shown you some but there’s so many more you might want to take a look at the brochure the gun is easy to load it’s easy to shoot it’s very straightforward just a little bit of work with it will soon become second nature and I’ve saved the best for last the Talon is made right here in the USA in Fort Worth Texas to be exact so if you ever have a question or you need technical support or information or if you just want to find out what the latest accessories are go on their website 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My glamorous mom says this plugin is very elegant! I haven’t seen this posted anywhere, and it deserves to be. This is the instruction manual for the AirForce Talon and Talon SS PCP rifle. Presented for instructional purposes for owners of the AirForce Talon and Talon SS model air rifles.
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