First Time Gun Purchase - Adler or Pardus

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First Time Gun Purchase - Adler or Pardus

Post by ThumbNT » 16 May 2018, 9:50 am

Yes i know this topic has been beaten to death (been lurking for a while now) and i am fully aware that many Pardus LAX12's have been sent back under warranty due to issue with them and the Adler seems to be the overall winner.

So quick questions, are there any other 16.5/18.5 lever actions in the market? not a particularly tall man standing at 5"11 and the longer barrel doesn't tickle my fancy. Also being able to lock the safety but still cycle the action/clear the tube is particularly attractive to me and is only the LAX12.

Also, any reports of the QC from Pardus? has it since been improved?

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Post by Bigjobss » 16 May 2018, 2:55 pm

My mates adler was great for the first 500-600 shells then it went to crap, I was almost a convert but at the end of the day you have to accept its a $700 shotgun, when you think that entry level bouble barrel shotguns worth buying are over $1k, and the adler has more moving parts...they just fall apart after a while.

You need browning or winchester start making them, but that wont happen.
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Post by ponkychonk » 16 May 2018, 6:08 pm

I've got a Pardus LAX12. After 100 shells through it it loosened up. If you try cycle it slowly or without a decent amount of force behind it the shells wont eject. If you treat it like you are trying to break it, it works perfectly. Also looks great.

Although - new Impala spring assisted straight pull shotguns look absolutely fantastic and have heard their quality is much, much higher then adler/pardus. Maybe check those out.
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Post by Daddybang » 16 May 2018, 6:23 pm

When ever an adler is sold an antie muther f@#ker sh@ts themselves!! :lol: :drinks:
This hard living ain't as easy as it used to be!!!
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Post by Bigjobss » 16 May 2018, 6:43 pm

bentaz wrote:Winchester have been making lever action shotguns since 1887


Yes I have heard that well worn fact to counter the antis.
Im talking about today, no one serious has invested in the modern market for lever actions shotgun as there is no market, Australia is nothing when the rest of the world will buy pump actions.
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Post by ThumbNT » 17 May 2018, 9:20 am

ponkychonk wrote:I've got a Pardus LAX12. After 100 shells through it it loosened up. If you try cycle it slowly or without a decent amount of force behind it the shells wont eject. If you treat it like you are trying to break it, it works perfectly. Also looks great.

Although - new Impala spring assisted straight pull shotguns look absolutely fantastic and have heard their quality is much, much higher then adler/pardus. Maybe check those out.


dont be a b!tch with it, gotcha.

Looks very smart indeed, the walnut looks really nice (but i assume its cheap)
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Post by pete1 » 17 May 2018, 10:24 am

I own a Pardus LAX12, I only get occasional ejection issue, but its more down to which brand of ammo i use, they are all pretty clunky in the leaver action department. Personally i prefer a double barrel its like having a semi automatic, and you can load pretty fast if you want.
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Post by ThumbNT » 17 May 2018, 10:47 am

pete1 wrote:I own a Pardus LAX12, I only get occasional ejection issue, but its more down to which brand of ammo i use, they are all pretty clunky in the leaver action department. Personally i prefer a double barrel its like having a semi automatic, and you can load pretty fast if you want.


having that second shot ready is super appealing, i must admit.

how does the Pardus kick? does it carry on much because the misses will be using it too and shes got no mass behind her.
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Post by pete1 » 17 May 2018, 10:59 am

i have 20 inch walnut LAX12 and kicks more then Alder, as Adler has more padding on stock, can put a butt pad on the back to solve it.
I've done 100 shells through mine and it took a couple of boxes to wear in. it prob plays up 1 in 15 but you can flick it out with your finger.
Pardus you have to crank down pretty hard to eject and load next shell, Alder is alot smother.
never used a straight pull, heard there better.
I just want a pump action to be honest, but the d*ckheads at be are retarded.
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Post by Wombat » 17 May 2018, 6:13 pm

Daddybang wrote:When ever an adler is sold an antie muther f@#ker sh@ts themselves!! :lol: :drinks:

Which is the reason I bought mine. A 12g Double is a much better walk around proposition, and you could run sub caliber inserts for the Missus if needed. :allegedly:
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Post by ThumbNT » 18 May 2018, 1:49 pm

thanks for all the help fellas with the question.

Might risk it and go with the pardus and keep you updated on the news, good or bad with it. Might have ti get a buckmark contour .22 too, very nice looking bit of kit.
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Post by southwest shooter » 18 May 2018, 6:46 pm

If you reall want to buy a piece of s@#t buy an Adler .
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Post by pete1 » 18 May 2018, 7:25 pm

https://youtu.be/FgPr6DKrXNI

hears some more info
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Post by scoobs » 19 May 2018, 8:53 pm

i own an adler and its been awesome...



















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Post by aimz » 02 Jun 2018, 9:42 am

i was hoping the pardus straight pull might be better at ejecting.

if they allow the verney carron into aus, its a lil pricey. same with the cmore (would buy, but not legal in NSW because it looks scary)... its expenno too.

any other options?
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Post by aimz » 02 Jun 2018, 11:28 am

is the verney junk too? obviously more to go wrong than a straight pull i guess...
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Post by ponkychonk » 02 Jun 2018, 5:53 pm

aimz wrote:i was hoping the pardus straight pull might be better at ejecting.

if they allow the verney carron into aus, its a lil pricey. same with the cmore (would buy, but not legal in NSW because it looks scary)... its expenno too.

any other options?


Impala straight pull. Just arrived and they are much, much better then the Pardus/Adler
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Post by aimz » 10 Jun 2018, 7:08 am

yeah ive seen a couple of shops advertising the impala, they all say its a big improvement. ill wait for some reviews to hit youtube.
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