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Thread: Typhoon F-12 MAXI. Quick Review.

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    Typhoon F-12 MAXI. Quick Review.

    For those that may be interested.

    I have had the shotgun just over a week now and have put around 400 rounds down the tube so far, mixture of trap loads, slugs and buck.
    Build quality, fit and finish is top notch. Main upper and lower are machined from solid billet aluminium so itís not the lightest but does have some heft.
    I prefer the Maxi (longer hand guard) as it allows me to get my hand out further which I prefer
    The gear supplied with the shotgun is comprehensive. Ĺ an hour of tinkering and I had fitted the E cat parts (Yes its E Cat), choke and comp and my Holosun red dot (Fantastic sight).
    After adjusting the gas system to suit my ammo (Gun City Trap Loads) she ran like a champ and shot buck and solids well.
    I am shooting super 28s currently but long term will likely go to supreme 28s which are slightly warmer.

    Modifications and other thoughts:
    I swapped out the supplied E Cat stock for a FAB Shock Absorbing Buttstock which deadens the recoil to almost nothing. The one thatís supplied is fine.
    I removed the safety on the RH side as it dug into my trigger finger under recoil.
    I put a drop of blue lock tight on the choke and comp. They undo after 50 rounds even when done up farmer tight otherwise.
    The hand guard gets really hot on a sunny day if you dump 100 rounds in quick succession. Under normal shooting conditions its fine.
    Mags donít drop out freely. I need to look as to whatís holding them up.
    Mags can be a challenge to load up to max. Leaving them loaded for a few days seem to soften the springs.
    The shotgun shoots flat, fast and tracks really well from target to target.

    Overall I like it a lot

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    I had a strum on one last Saturday. Fantastic.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Update.
    Just when I was about to start using it for competitions the bolt carrier has parted company.
    Looks to be a a weld size issue. Interested to see what the replacement looks like when it finally turns up.
    Round count was only about 500 rounds mostly skeet loads so very average.
    Been waiting for most of the week for the replacement part to arrive but nothing yet.

    GUNSNZ when is my replacement part arriving??
    Hope this is not a lemon.

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    get someone to weld it back up

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    Shit that'll is not good.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Sounds like you allowing for a lot of design faults been chucked back at them if me bynow
    "This is my Flag... Ill only have the one ..

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    You would expect a little better than that for the money spent. I am sort of tempt by the Turkish Saiga's Reloaders is doing now

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    This is why i waited for a vepr-12 to show up before i went down the open shotgun path. Have faith, they will sort it.

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    I am sure it will get fixed as well.
    Going to be a fine weekend so was hoping the replacement part would have arrived so I can run it through its paces once more.
    Certainty not going to be a safe queen.

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    only Turkish shotguns to buy are Huglu

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    Similar thing happened to my semi (turkish ege) after years of magnum loads. Took the bits to an engineering shop as stick welding wouldnt do and mines a bit rough anyhow. $40 and its been fine since.
    Huglu do some bloody nice guns all right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Update.
    Just when I was about to start using it for competitions the bolt carrier has parted company.
    Looks to be a a weld size issue. Interested to see what the replacement looks like when it finally turns up.
    Round count was only about 500 rounds mostly skeet loads so very average.
    Been waiting for most of the week for the replacement part to arrive but nothing yet.

    GUNSNZ when is my replacement part arriving??
    Hope this is not a lemon.

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    No very reassuring if a mob of zombies is chasing you though aye lol
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    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Had a rapid fire sequence on my mates F12 today. Great fun.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    So it took 3 weeks to get the replacement part.
    NOT HAPPY. If it could go wrong it did. Not GUNNZ best work.
    Replacement carrier has the same size weld as the original so not holding my breath as to how long it will last.
    150 odd rounds down the tube today so time will tell how it will stand up to normal use.
    Jams on Winchester buck shot one every 10 shots. Runs all day on Federal buck shot and groups a shit load better as well.
    Cheap Gun City Trap loads run like a champ.
    Certainly a blast to shot.
    Great fun.

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    do you have the old part or did they take it back for warranty purposes?
    I'd go find a local engineering shop that does good tig welding and get them to do it. than at least you'd have a spare.
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