The power adjust area. Rear brass lock,
adjust screw, internal components unseen.
The "Wedding Ring" clamp
attaching the fore stock
Detail of the muzzle - solid brass
The 15 Ball Magazine
The ghost ring integral clamp front
sight. Also showing the integral machined quick fill. Also shows
the glass beaded finish on the billet clamp.
The composite shroud system.
The integral receiver interface clamp
for the outrigger boom of the rear butt stock option.
The butt stock attached.
Shop Specs on
the Chaparral 25
I've been filling the pistol to 3,000
psi. I can then shoot about 40 shots between 16-19 fpe. That's
shooting the #3 buck shot (23.7 grains) in that 550-600 fps range.
You can run it alot hotter if you wish - easily up to 750 fps.
(which is 29.6 fpe). It's easy to find a power range and a level
plateau of shots with the power adjust. If you want to shoot slower
- you can get even more of course. It's very versatile.
The pistol is nice and quiet with the
composite shroud. I love the ball magazine. It holds 15 round
ball. I just index it with the tip of my left index finger. I
roll it counter clockwise 90 degrees, snap it back and then forward
again, then roll it back clockwise to locked position. I never
take my finger off the brass knob. Silky smooth and effortless.
I never take my right hand off the pistol grip either. Snap the
separate cocking stud back when you wish and go. It's a treat
to use and you can get rid of 15 ball pretty quickly.
Accuracy seems very good - even with
the raw bag buck shot. I made some tooling which rounds the ball
out more spherical, and that makes it even more accurate.