The Logun MK II is a British made PCP. Unfortunately, they were discontinued a few years ago. If you ever come across a used one, it would be worth a look. They are very nice airguns. The only regret I have is that when I bought it new, I didn't get it in .22 instead of .20 cal.
It's a repeater, but instead of a removable magazine, it has an inline magazine that is machined as part of the receiver. I actually like that feature a lot. Instead of changing out a magazine every 10 shots, I just pull back the follower and drop in a few more pellets when I need to add more ammo.
The above picture shows a close up of the inline mag. You can see the pellets sitting head to skirt, head to skirt, with the spring tensioned follower holding them in place. When you rack the bolt back to cock the rifle, a shuttle slides over and picks up a pellet. When you close the bolt, the shuttle carries the pellet over and lines it up with the bore. The final action of pushing the bolt forward and down, chambers the pellet into the barrel. The operation of the bolt, and cam system that drives the shuttle, is butter smooth.
I was hoping that the gun would shoot non-lead tin pellets, for use in California on ground squirrels, but no such luck. When it comes to .20 caliber non-lead tin pellets, there is only one, and that is the DYNAMIC SPC-5. Most of my guns shoot tin really well, but not this one. A couple of inches at 50 yards, is about as good as this rifle will do with them, and that's just not good enough for my application.
I decided to switch back to shooting lead pellets in her, and checking my notes found that she shoots the .20 cal JSB Exacts really well. She launches the 13.6 grain JSB's at an average of 930 fps, and generates 26 fpe at the muzzle. I sighted her in a half inch high at 50 yards, and we headed out into the forest for a ground squirrel hunt.
The very first shot opportunity I had with her, I had to make a decision. There was a ground squirrel sitting on a stump at 43 yards, and right next to it on a rock, at the same distance, was a chipper. I opted to take the squirrel.
I caught the shot on video, and it is included in the clips that accompany this story. At about 9 ounces, these ground squirrels are quite small, and at 3 ounces the chippers are even smaller. Both critters make for challenging targets.
Unlike California Ground Squirrels, who many times will colonize an area, and you can sometimes set up in one place and shoot from the same spot for quite awhile, these guys are more scattered. I rarely find two in the same den area. They get together for mating, but after that, are pretty much loners.
There are plenty of them out there in the forest, but you have to get out, put some boot leather on the ground, and hunt them individually. Much like hunting tree squirrels in these same forests.
The areas of the forest that I hunt are also loaded with chipmunks. I probably see five times more chippers than I do ground squirrels. I don't head out targeting them specifically, because I am primarily focused on hunting the ground squirrels. However, I do consider them a bonus critter that inhabits the same habitat that the ground squirrels do. They are much smaller than the ground squirrels, and are a much tougher target to hit at long range, especially in the wind. I walk up on a lot of them at 20 or 30 yards, and those get a free pass, but if I find a specific shot opportunity particularly interesting, or challenging distance wise, I will take the chippers as well.
Here's a pair that I took at 37 and 48 yards respectively. When the shot broke on the chipper at 37 yards, another behind it, and out at 48 yards ran up on a log. I quickly racked the bolt and dropped that one also. Those are the kinds of chipper shots that I find challenging and interesting.
Hunting with this gun is a ton of fun. The action is butter smooth, the trigger is flawless, and the accuracy is excellent, which is a must have for taking these small critters out to 60 plus yards.
The following, are some of the video clips that I shot while hunting. They run about 4 minutes and 40 seconds, and depending upon the speed of your system, may take 20 to 30 seconds to load. Thanks for watching.