More 2nd Gen Huben K1 target testing

More 2nd Gen Huben K1 target testing

Joined: April 19th, 2015, 2:09 am

March 19th, 2017, 6:54 pm #1

Woke up to a dead calm morning so I thought I'd play with
the Huben K1. I had been shooting H&N 21 gr Baracudas in it.
Mainly for the shot count. Internet kept saying the heavy
pellets work better and they were right. Started with 28 yards
in my backyard and JSB 34 gr Monsters. In the past I had to give
them and extra seating with a small allen. Today I just loaded
then and didn't have any cycling issues. Left the gun tethered
to a 4,000 psi filled tank so the pressure on shots should have
been consistent air tube wise

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Took it out to 50 yards same pellet and no POA adjustment needed.

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Emptied a full 19 round magazine at 50 yards with the Monsters.

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Then tried JSB 25 gr at 50 yards.

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Tried a mix of weights at 28 yards.

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The heavy hitters did the best and I left it loaded with 34 gr. It's going to be
my pot gut, ground squirrel, gun. Should be a fantastic pester with the ability
to keep targets in he scope at all times.
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Joined: February 2nd, 2005, 5:57 pm

March 19th, 2017, 8:14 pm #2

all that power and potential and Power Would BEST utilized in a .25 Cal maybe with a CZ barrel.
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Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 9:28 pm

March 20th, 2017, 1:23 pm #3

As for the .25 cal conversion, I am working on that.

As for the barrels on the Hubens sold by me, they are Lothar Walther.

CZ vs Lothar useage on bullpups, Interesting side note:
I was at the IWA show in Germany 2 weeks ago and visiting the booth of a very well known bullpup manufacturer from Eastern Europe. When I brought up the fact that their bullpups were known for their accuracy, and I attributed it to their use of CZ barrels, he pointed out to me that they will also use Lothar Walther barrels. They detected no difference in accuracy between CZ and LW.
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Joined: October 11th, 2016, 2:27 pm

March 20th, 2017, 4:24 pm #4

seem good enough for 50 yards and body cavity vitals. I'll be watching and waiting for .25 and all beta tester reviews. For a semi, shooting any out of the tin pellet (not put through a size gauge & sizer for best possible head & skirt fit) in that heavier pellet/power range; I'd be pleased. Still, I'm looking for consistent 1moa@100yrds and I believe a pellet gauge and sizer are more important than if it's a LW or a CZ straight from factory no breaking in with JB embedded bore paste, slugged, air gauged and perfect pellet fit found and picked from one large consistent batch. Hopefully a Lifetime supply.
From EVERYTHING I've ever seen. LW, CZ, BSA, are GREAT! Specialty barrels for Air Guns are coming. FX is attempting to climb that mountain. I have no doubt that all companies will most likely follow and offer a configuration of these exchangeable liners in some of their products.
If I had to pick ONE barrel for every Air Gun I own, I'd wish for customized BSA's as standard factories as it stands. FX may change my mind. Not to say LW's are not any less capable, and they are affordable. GREAT quality at a fair price.
Custom barrel, 2-3 groove BM, ST, BSA, whatever. I'll never be a competitor but my Holy Grail of Air Guns will have to show me consistency at 100 yards and at least a retained 20FTLBS. I'd be happier with a retained 40FTLBS, but I darn well know even 12 is good enough so I'd settle for 18-20FTLBS with 1MOA @ 100 yards before I'd crown it "King." Great shooting and good luck in your pursuit of accuracy. I think this rifle shows hopeful promise although I'm still an Old School traditional stock configuration type of fellow. I admit, I've never even held a Bull Pup, and semi auto maybe something I'd like in an Air Gun. I just would choose accuracy over fast follow up mediocre shots and I'm wondering if the semi action is disrupting pellet shape at all.
I can only speculate at this time, so it's useless opinion. All in all, in my eyes it shows promise for those who want a semi, powerfull, Bull Pup Air Rifle. Kudos to you Sir for shooting & posting results, Huben for being innovative, and Mr. Brancato for supplying the product to fill the desire & demand of such.

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Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 9:28 pm

March 20th, 2017, 6:27 pm #5

Woke up to a dead calm morning so I thought I'd play with
the Huben K1. I had been shooting H&N 21 gr Baracudas in it.
Mainly for the shot count. Internet kept saying the heavy
pellets work better and they were right. Started with 28 yards
in my backyard and JSB 34 gr Monsters. In the past I had to give
them and extra seating with a small allen. Today I just loaded
then and didn't have any cycling issues. Left the gun tethered
to a 4,000 psi filled tank so the pressure on shots should have
been consistent air tube wise

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Took it out to 50 yards same pellet and no POA adjustment needed.

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Emptied a full 19 round magazine at 50 yards with the Monsters.

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Then tried JSB 25 gr at 50 yards.

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Tried a mix of weights at 28 yards.

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The heavy hitters did the best and I left it loaded with 34 gr. It's going to be
my pot gut, ground squirrel, gun. Should be a fantastic pester with the ability
to keep targets in he scope at all times.
Yeah, even though the Hubens are regulated, I could see just connecting it to your airtank and letting her rip!

I was shooting one Saturday at pinecones. What a blast!

Enjoy!
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Joined: April 19th, 2015, 2:09 am

March 20th, 2017, 6:48 pm #6

The beauty of the high psi air capacity is I don't have to
worry about needing a regulated air tank. Normally for tethered
guns I use a 3,000 psi scuba set up. With the Huben anything
works.

They are fun to shoot. Low noise level and I have to wait for the
spinner to stop going around to pull the trigger again. Speaking
of triggers the 2nd gen are definitely better in the trigger area.

Really enjoying the gun. I don't know what changed in the 34 gr
pellet. They use to cause me some jamming but lately no issues.
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Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 9:28 pm

March 21st, 2017, 1:51 pm #7

seem good enough for 50 yards and body cavity vitals. I'll be watching and waiting for .25 and all beta tester reviews. For a semi, shooting any out of the tin pellet (not put through a size gauge & sizer for best possible head & skirt fit) in that heavier pellet/power range; I'd be pleased. Still, I'm looking for consistent 1moa@100yrds and I believe a pellet gauge and sizer are more important than if it's a LW or a CZ straight from factory no breaking in with JB embedded bore paste, slugged, air gauged and perfect pellet fit found and picked from one large consistent batch. Hopefully a Lifetime supply.
From EVERYTHING I've ever seen. LW, CZ, BSA, are GREAT! Specialty barrels for Air Guns are coming. FX is attempting to climb that mountain. I have no doubt that all companies will most likely follow and offer a configuration of these exchangeable liners in some of their products.
If I had to pick ONE barrel for every Air Gun I own, I'd wish for customized BSA's as standard factories as it stands. FX may change my mind. Not to say LW's are not any less capable, and they are affordable. GREAT quality at a fair price.
Custom barrel, 2-3 groove BM, ST, BSA, whatever. I'll never be a competitor but my Holy Grail of Air Guns will have to show me consistency at 100 yards and at least a retained 20FTLBS. I'd be happier with a retained 40FTLBS, but I darn well know even 12 is good enough so I'd settle for 18-20FTLBS with 1MOA @ 100 yards before I'd crown it "King." Great shooting and good luck in your pursuit of accuracy. I think this rifle shows hopeful promise although I'm still an Old School traditional stock configuration type of fellow. I admit, I've never even held a Bull Pup, and semi auto maybe something I'd like in an Air Gun. I just would choose accuracy over fast follow up mediocre shots and I'm wondering if the semi action is disrupting pellet shape at all.
I can only speculate at this time, so it's useless opinion. All in all, in my eyes it shows promise for those who want a semi, powerfull, Bull Pup Air Rifle. Kudos to you Sir for shooting & posting results, Huben for being innovative, and Mr. Brancato for supplying the product to fill the desire & demand of such.
They do awesome with any JSB, so I have been using the heaviest that I currently have in stock with excellent results! These are the .22 x 25.4 grain pellets. I have a pallet of JSB's arriving this week with the .22 x 34 grain that I can't wait to try. Brett and the others are telling me these are just as accurate, so I can't wait to try them.


Accuracy with the .22 x 25.4 grain is amazing. I have been destroying pine-cones at a little over 50 yards. I am glad that not only are these Hubens accurate, but they are a BEAST when it comes to power. 80 FPE is no problem!!!!! I have mine currently set at 960 F/S with the .22 x 25.4 grain. This comes out to 52 FPE. This will be my squirrel gun this year!!!
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Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 9:28 pm

March 21st, 2017, 1:54 pm #8

The beauty of the high psi air capacity is I don't have to
worry about needing a regulated air tank. Normally for tethered
guns I use a 3,000 psi scuba set up. With the Huben anything
works.

They are fun to shoot. Low noise level and I have to wait for the
spinner to stop going around to pull the trigger again. Speaking
of triggers the 2nd gen are definitely better in the trigger area.

Really enjoying the gun. I don't know what changed in the 34 gr
pellet. They use to cause me some jamming but lately no issues.
I pulled one out of inventory, threw on a scope and did some test firing. The Huben was shooting the .22 x 25.4 grain JSB at 958-960 for every shot. SUPER consistent. I was very pleased. Then I started massacring pine-cones at +50 yards and fell in live with the gun all over again.


I can't wait to go ground squirrel hunting!!!
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Joined: April 19th, 2015, 2:09 am

March 21st, 2017, 7:59 pm #9

I wrote the chrony speed numbers on the side of my targets
for each five shot test.
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