I find myself answering questions quite a bit on my setup, so while I love to chat with folks about the EDgun Leshiy, it's a bit redundant, and I always seem to forget a key detail. I'm going to break this up into sections... breakdown of the EDgun Leshiy, Scope, all the extra add-on's, and tune info.
For those that just want access to the summary, and links where to get them, I'll start with a quick summary. If you're a details guy/gal (girls shoot too!) then the rest of the article is for you.
Summary of my EDgun Leshiy full setupGun:
EDgun Leshiy in both .25 and .177 (find a dealer in your region
Shoots basically anything, but primarily I shoot JSB 25gr Kings
and 26gr PolymagsRegulator:
Hybrid HUMA setup... HUMA Sub 12ft/lb Kit
Plenum, Valve, Valve spring, and hammer spring. Then I use the standard high-power HUMA regulator. Why? Sounds like you're a details person... scroll down, and get your fill.Moderator: DonnyFL Emperor V3 and the the RONIN.
I use the Emperor for backyard, and the RONIN for more pack friendly trip to the woods.Scope: ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x
Quick Release Mount
: ATN Quick ReleaseIR Light: Streamlight TLR-1 IRBipod: AtlasRail Extension: Lion Gears 12 Slots 0.5" Low Profile Picatinny Rail Custom Grip:
You need to join the EDgun Owners Facebook group.
Simply search for custom grip, and you'll find Steven Brown. He's your man.Tune:
105bar on the reg, and then turned HST up to get to the following... JSB .25 Kings
@ 545fps (16ft/lbs) and the Polymags
@ 520fps (15ft/lbs)
Ok, let's dive in a bit...Let's start with the gun itself
. While mine looks a little different, it's still a .25 cal EDgun Leshiy at heart. I did some drastic things with mine... basically cut it in half and threaded a shortened 350mm barrel so I could spin on a moderator... 1) to make it even more quiet, but 2) I think it looks badass. It's called "Silent Overkill". I won't go into detail here, but you can read the full details about it here: The Making of Silent Overkill... the quieted EDgun Leshiy in the world
The key part for this article is that it's a 280mm barrel, and it's CRAZY quiet. I have a longer one that's 290mm that I had done specifically for the DonnyFL Emperor V2, but I pretty much just use the 280's as it works with any of the moderators I have from DonnyFL. The threaded section goes into the moderator's first baffle section. These are all a little different, but the RONIN and Emperor V2 and V3 are each have an inch or more of space within that first baffle. I did this to allow for extra barrel length without making it too long. I have both .25 and .177 barrels, and I'll go into more detail about the tune below, but I'm in LOVE with the .25 shooting either the JSB 25gr Kings or 26gr Polymags. Both are lights out. The .177 will have it's day soon I'm sure though.
Inside the Leshiy I have the HUMA Reg... I'm actually running a hybrid version. I have the Sub 12ft/lb plenum, hammer spring, valve, and valve return spring. I then use the standard, high-power regulator. You can read the details on why here: Defending the low power tune of the EDgun Leshiy,
but I want to run low power a) to keep noise down, b) because it's all that's needed in backyard, and c) it's awesome. To accomplish this in .177 or even .22 is a no brainer... just ask any EDgun Leshiy owner in the UK! However, I really wanted to do this with the .25. I've found this caliber to be extremely effective for pest control. It's accurate, forgiving, and packs a devastating punch... even at low power! If you don't believe me... check out exhibit A, B, C, etc... WARNING... Squirrels get whacked in slow motion... not your jam? Skip ahead and just trust me on the low power tune putting the smack down on backyard critters from Skunks on down. Raccoons... you need some more, but that's why I have the Matador R5M! ;)The scope
is the ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 3-14x. It's a digital day/night scope, and shoots video in HD using the 4K sensor (i.e. super clear!). The scope comes with different mount options. These get beat-up a bit in the forums and FB pages for being poor quality, but 100% of those folks are shooting some pretty heavy caliber firearms. With an airgun, you'll have zero issues. They include an offset mount for the rear, and I think it's pretty ideal for the leshiy. I swap this scope pretty regularly between the EDgun Leshiy and EDgun Matador R5M. The scope has the ability to setup multiple profiles, so that part is super easy... but moving the mounts was a pain. I ended up snapping a bolt actually. I got an email announcing the ATN quick release mount, and I snatched it right up. I was concerned with how well it would hold zero, but was pleasantly surprised. It holds what I'd call "pesting zero". If I was shooting benchrest, I'd probably re-zero it each time, but it's within .25in for me every-time I've moved it back and forth (knock wood). One of the biggest cons for this scope is specific to airguns. If you shoot a lot of different distances, you may struggle as the recital options are not big enough for holdovers required beyond lets say 60-70 yards. 40 yards and in pesting / hunting though... this thing is perfect. There is a great little hack though using the profile feature. You can use the app on the phone to very quickly change between them. So you could setup 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc profiles, and just simply choose the one you need, and hold crosshairs. Honestly, once you've done it a couple times, I think it's similar in effort/time to moving a turret. The phone app makes it super fast to change, but even the menu within the scope it pretty easy to navigate.
An important factor with all Night Vision scopes in a quality IR. In my backyard I have a dedicated IR setup with cameras and other crazy stuff. If you want to see that full setup, check it out here: https://www.edgunleshiy.com/blog/2018/8/3/edgun-leshiy-night-pesting-kit/
I also mounted the Streamlight TLR-1 IR pistol light. I love this one because of it's compact size. It works well for 60-70 yards, but if you're going to push around or beyond that, I would suggest looking at something a little bigger like the Coyote Reaper XXL
The final 2 pieces are pretty critical in my opinion to accuracy... the custom grip and bipod. The OEM grip on the Leshiy is really small. You can totally get use to it, but for a gun named Silent Overkill... there's no compromise! The grips are handmade by a gentleman in the UK, and made to order where you can make a few choices in color and shape. Join the EDgun Leshiy Facebook group
, and you'll get access to Steven Brown... he's your guy when it comes to grips.
The bipod offers me a ton of flexibility for various scenarios. The Atlas is expensive, but totally worth it in my opinion. The cant feature is really helpful when shooting in the woods off uneven rests, and the multiple angle options offer additional stability. The overall build quality puts it in the lifetime type category... just like the EDgun Leshiy.
I think that covers it... if you have future questions, hit me up in the comments.