I can see why a consumer with no prior knowledge of the SXP may cycle the action a few times and return it to the clerk. From its four-lug rotating bolt head to the safety's positioning forward of the trigger guard and even the gun's aesthetics, the 320 is essentially a replica of the 1300. I didn’t notice how my last name and Tristar lined up. He wasn’t. 1. Both guns held up for a while then the bolt came out of the pump and soon after the semi stopped ejecting. Sadly, that’s where a lot of people think they are supposed to start. You put the gun through its paces and verified that we get a reliable fully functioning and versatile shotgun with no major flaws or shortcomings for $300. Maybe as it breaks in and we get lighter loads the recoil will improve but Im very let down on the recoil of this semi auto 20 gauge. Offered in 12ga and 20ga along with a 20ga Youth model. The sight rail is matte, and made of small checkered lines. If you’re thinking about a low-priced new turkey gun, or all-around shotgun, in my estimation the ATAC will get the job done for you without hitting you too hard in the pocketbook. NOT SPECIFIED LBS. I have a over under (over $700) provided by Tri-Star, I nor any other better shooters than me could hit anything after the barrels heated up. So now in reading this I find the author be berated for not offering a more diverse test in whether girls like the muddy girl camo. I want to check out some of the other shotguns from TriStar now. That being said I think she summed it up perfectly. Buzz, A major addition is a more customizable buttpad system that allows shooters to tailor LOP. When I pulled it out of the truck, she was confused. I used the Raptor youth to shoot some clays. Before you rush out and buy from one of the major household names, might I suggest the Blaser F3? Posted May 24, 2016 in Companies, Guns & Gear, Reviews, Shotguns by Phil White with 11 Comments Tags: clays, Setter, skeet, TriStar, turkey hunting. My son and I are always fighting over my Raptor shotgun. They also use the Berretta/ Bennilli style choke tubes so getting new tubes shouldn’t be a problem. I asked her what she thought of it. Ideal balance points are subjective in nature, but in my judgment the design affords the Weatherby a lively feel. If only Disney would give a princess a shotgun. It is ok, we are friends, and I got to reclaim my man card later on a big 45-70 lever action for another review. And lots of in-betweens. Be on the lookout for a review of TriStar's competition-grade TT-25 Trap Deluxe Double Combo 12-gauge shotgun in a future issue of the digital magazine. Its a nice gun, it cycled well and I ran a box of steel 3″ 7/8 2’s through it with no problems. Perhaps its relatively new emergence here is why it so often takes a backseat to more venerable brands. This plug is easy to remove, and allows for three more shells to be inserted. Its patents have since expired, which Stevens was more than happy to capitalize on with its Model 320. The girls this gun is designed to appeal to won’t understand a single word of what you have written. "Blaser," you say, "Isn't that a rifle maker?" TriStar offers shotgun models for the field, sporting clays, waterfowl, turkey hunting, and youth hunters, as well as 3½" monster-magnums and left-handed versions of many models. But that is what a gas operated shotgun is supposed to shoot like. One of the company's more popular shotgun lines, the Viper series, is available in a number of configurations —and each of them is put through a 5,000 round endurance test to ensure longevity. This is what I’m talking about above. This is a youth shotgun and would fit a smaller person a lot better than me. That still don’t answer my question can it kill a deer and what kind of slugs can I use in it, Do I have to buy a turkey choke or can I use the full choke. But it works very well. I think shooting a pink shotgun gives you extra man card points! Females were girlfriend,age 42. daughters age 16 and 10. two daughters friends age 15 and 11. so we have a pretty good cross section of femal opinion. So, if you buy a 12-gauge F3 and one day decide you want a 28-gauge, all you'd have to do is buy the barrels. “It shoots well, fells pretty good and it works,” she said. I just happened to be in a friends gun shop when the first VIPER showed on the rack. And remember the market. The SXP simply must be shot to be fully appreciated, and therein lies part of the problem: Off-the-rack, cycled without shells, the action feels a tad stiff, clunky even compared to the always-smooth Mossberg or Remington. MGW carries TriStar models like the Raptor, Cobra, & Viper which are ideal for defense / field shooters and available in youth models. At first she thought I had bought her a pink shotgun. This is my first and last automatic shotgun. Me being the only male. As I recall the guy behind the counter was showing one to another customer and commented that they were nice gas operated shotguns that were made in Turkey. I have a distinct philosophy on this matter, and it begs a simple comparison. The TriStar Raptor Series is our most affordable line of Semi-Automatic Shotguns. 2. Thats what I need to know. From cheap light target loads to 3 inch Winchester buckshot it kept on chugging. Like most shotguns, the Raptor comes with a magazine plug for waterfowl hunting. Adults speaking for the likes and dislikes of the little girls or young ladies this gun was made to appeal to is ridiculous. You’re saying a gun store clerk told you the gun comes with no warranty?????? He was showing him a Turkey gun, as in one for killing Turkey birds. The ducks have been falling out of the skies on a very regular basis since. Winchester Super X PumpSo often the pump-action debate simply pits Mossberg versus Remington. So there was a little female input and review. TriStar Arms has had great success with its Raptor ATAC personal defense shotgun. I'm not sure why that is—perhaps because the models 500 and 870 have been around so long and sold so well—but regardless, the Winchester Super X Pump deserves a seat at the table. 2. There you have it folks–the whole review in 9 words. But I am 6 feet tall. Other than that, I knew nothing about this company until I found myself holding on to a pink shotgun and saying some off color remarks to the editor. A good review for the adult who might be looking for a youth shotgun though. This is not a huge difference in size–I’d assume it would be appropriate for teenagers who are growing into full sized guns, or smaller framed men and women. The gas system is very easy to disassemble and clean, and even easier to understand–which is great for teaching new shooters how things work. Neither has ever failed to perform. Hard to believe, sometimes, but true. July 19, 2016 By Steve Gash. It features a highly durable molded stock and forearm, with a zero-plane stock for better feel. Well, yes, but since 2004 the German company's excellent F3 shotgun has also been available for import to the United States. I can’t vouch for their other guns, but if the Raptor model is any indication of the quality of their other lines, then these are some very well built and reliable shotguns. The fit, as described, isn’t up to the standards of Holland & Holland, but it isn’t bad either. What is not discussed, unless I missed in article is what to do or return if shotgun does not work as promised. Whether you like a forward- or rear-ward heavy shotgun—or just one with overall heft—the F3 can be tailored to your preference. My 11 year old daughter is not ready to move up to a shotgun this size or I would have let her review it. I could list further refinements—the unique, horizontal hammers, the ease with which the gun opens thanks to a patented ejector system, and more—but I'm sure my editor wants me to move on. I mean other than being a youth model, this is not a special purpose shotgun. And the wide variety of chokes available mean that new shooters can really hone their abilities and begin working on more advanced skills and hunting. If woodland pink is you thing, the Raptor is ideal. I've tested many Tristar shotguns and have yet to be disappointed. I could shoot it comfortably, although I was a little cramped and had to make sure to get my head down more than normal to keep from “peeking” over the barrel. Introduced in 2008, the SA-08's dual-valve gas system has demonstrated excellent reliability in cycling 12-gauge shells from ultra-light 7/8-ounce target loads to 3-inch magnums. Enter the Youth…, 2 Head Shots under 1 Second with No Visual. With so many options to choose from, you may have noticed the variety of features available on semiautomatic shotguns. Many varieties of the F3 are also equipped with stock and barrel balancers. I’m not talking about the press board crap you can buy for $100 in a big box retailer that also sells groceries and tires. It wasn’t. 1. Related Tags: Sure, you have to change valves to switch from low brass to high, but hey, that's a lot of versatility for the money. The plug is accessible just under the retaining cap. Its a light gun, and reviews like this saying it recoils nice for young kids is false and a big let down but the more you did, the more you find that this guns recoil will flat out scare a kid away from wanting to shoot it. No, but I challenge you to find a stronger, better-built shotgun—or a more underrated one—for $240. Ha! We weren’t aware that it came in any other colors as true to my form I read reviews after I purchase something. Tristar Viper G2Tristar Sporting Arms may not have the name recognition of Browning or Beretta, but its line of Turkish-made shotguns are quietly among the market's best value-buys. The charging handle is generously sized, and the receiver is aesthetically clean. I’ll stick to pumps, which I KNOW will work. They have some very nice looking over under with gloss blued steel and walnut stocks. I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous when tasked with writing my first gun review, but TriStar’s Viper G2 20-gauge, semi-automatic, turkey shotgun made it a pleasure. If you’re a trap shooter, this probably won’t be your ultimate shotgun. Try shooting with both eyes open for better luck hitting moving targets with a scattergun. The fit and finish may be in-line with what you’d expect form this price range, but the gun shoots as well as a lot of shotguns that cost four or five times as much. Here is what she has to say about pink guns in general:”why would I want a pink gun? They also make some more utilitarian pump guns. But the top-of-the-line semi-auto from TriStar is called the Viper G2, and it is offered in a multitude of configurations in 12, 20, 28, and a .410 bore. Thanks to careful placement of the action bars, the forend is quite slender, fostering better handling in my opinion than shotguns with robustly carved forends. The Raptor is a 3″ gas-operated shotgun. I just purchased this exact gun 20 gauge raptor youth semi for my 10 year old son but the regular camo, not pink, lol. TriStar is making that middle ground. If they work as well as this one, they are a great bargain gas operated shotgun. TRISTAR Cobra III Field - 23146. But other than looking like something a Disney Princess threw up on, the TriStar was a surprisingly nice shotgun. There is a possibility they can do something for you to make you happier. This tears me apart because he is excited about getting to actually shoot the ducks with us but I know now he is scared of the recoil. The SA-08 also weighs just 6 ½ pounds, a perfect choice for all-day upland carry. However, I consider its low-profile, monoblock receiver; ultra-crisp mechanical trigger; handling; fit and finish; and lovely yet modest styling to rival any mid-priced competition shotgun. TriStar’s warranty is five years. Tristar continues to improve upon their serious line of competition Trap shotguns with the TT-Trap. Both out of the box are absolutely flawless in function- But I have to say that the riot gun shoots Other value-packed features include an innovative drop-out trigger system for cleaning; a slick, rust-inhibiting, chrome-plated bolt; a carrier-control button and more. This TriStar fed, cycled and ejected everything I fed it without troubles. He did say he let his wife review the gun, and she said the pink needed to go, but the gun was good. The Raptors are gas operated semi auto shotguns. Next post: 2 Head Shots under 1 Second with No Visual, Previous post: Salvo 12 Shotgun Suppressor. Shotguns imported from Turkey are getting better and better and provide shooters with a real bargain. The kids get discouraged because they think what they had was a guitar. In particular, the Viper G2 semi-automatic is arguably the best auto-loading shotgun available in its retail category. TriStar. From rib to receiver to stock, the SA-08 simply flows the way a shotgun ought to, and the wood varieties feature surprisingly nice walnut. Its unique action may just be the smoothest I've tested. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2021 National Rifle Association of America, Remington Model 700 American Hunter Rifle Project, Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program. I see why your editor wanted you to review this gun. That middle ground is now made up of amazing instruments. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised by how this shotgun ran. The instruments I play aren’t the most expensive guitars made, but all of them are American made. Anyone have idea on how to lessen the recoil? However, Weatherby's small-but-mighty line of value-priced shotguns, which includes the impressive SA-08, is a winner as well.A variety of finishes and youth models are available, ranging in price from a $599 synthetic 12-gauge to the newest model in the lineup, a very well received $849 28-gauge. Did you ask any young ladies what they thought of the pink camo? I’m a guitar player. But we were searching for her a shotgun for the coming spring turkey hunt and this one fit her better than any other we found. . “Hey Sam. The butt pad is squishy, which helps convince more sensitive shooters to pull the trigger a second time. So I turned in my man card and put this little scatter gun through the paces. Stevens 320The now-discontinued Winchester Model 1300 was arguably the slickest, most underrated pump-action of its day. The recoil even made me a tad uncomftorable. TriStar captivates the market with reliable products and exceptional customer service. And what's the best double-barrel clays gun: a Beretta DT-10, Perazzi MX8 or Krieghoff K80? If I did my part, the Raptor did its. It was crap. The others liked the flat black. Tris**r reviews Tris**r it fit like it was made for me. The 20-gauge is available with Muddy Girl camouflage and a version featuring the Vista Next Micro Print pattern. That is funny. “Ehhh, other than the stupid camo that no self-respecting girl will actually like, it is a shotgun.” I asked for clarification. But Gus Bader, the man in charge of TriStar, has changed all that. Is it the smoothest-cycling pump on the market? I asked at a gun store early this year, 2014, that sells TRi-Star and was informed there is no warranty or return policy or program for Tri-Star firearms. This is exactly what a gun review should be. Possibly the most innovative aspect of the F3—and this is a highly innovative shotgun—is its modularity. All 12-gauges in the line are rated for light 1-ounce loads to 3-inch magnums without adjustment. In particular, the Viper G2 semi-automatic is arguably the best auto-loading shotgun available in its retail category. I’ve got a 20g youth raptor in all black. Thank you for the kind words. And it only weighs 6.5 pounds. The pink shotgun in this review is one of the youth model Raptors. The review shotgun is a Raptor model. So they pay $100 for a guitar and more for lessons, and the kids give up because it hurts to play the pieces of crap and they can’t figure out how to tune a guitar that won’t stay in tune, and all of that money is flushed down the proverbial drain. I've tested many Tristar shotguns and have yet to be disappointed. This feature is not unheard of, but rare at the Standard F3's price point of $7,000. I happened to have the Raptor Youth with me when my wife and I took a trip down to our cabin. It is offered in a regular camo pattern, black and the Muddy Girl like this one. That is all I ask for in a shotgun like this. They make them in 20 and 12 gauge and with different barrel lengths. TriStar even won the 2019 NRA Golden Bullseye from American Rifleman for the Shotgun of the Year (TriStar Bronze Viper G2 .410). If not, it comes in other colors. If a youthful shooter has any talent for shooting, this gun will meet those abilities. TriStar Viper G2 Shotgun Review. It’s a kid’s gun. Despite the sticker price, the G2 is smartly designed and built on a reliable action. Removable choke system that uses Beretta Mobile threads includes three choke tubes (IC, M, F), choke box and choke wrench. Often it's as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar. The empties don’t eject and the new shells don’t feed. Such a simple device. Add weight? The recoil is very mild for a 20 gauge and a shotgun that only weighs 6.5 lbs. The fit and finish on the TriStar Raptor is good. So what is the solution? Removable choke system that uses Beretta Mobile threads includes three choke tubes (IC, M, F), choke box and choke wrench. He isnt a small kid either, he just turned 10 and is 4′ 7″ and 85-90lbs. It’s a great gun for the money, and a perfect way to introduce younger and smaller humans to the sport of shotgunning without the fear of a lot of recoil. 12 GA. PUMP ACTION 5 28" BARREL. They are only made in 20 gauge. When I put it to my shoulder 3. I wouldn’t necessarily give one of these to a kids who was just learning how to play a guitar. She is a blued steel and walnut girl—yet another reason why I love her . Turned in your man card? The stock on the youth model (at 13 inches) is just over an inch shorter than the standard ones. Once I adjusted to the stock being shorter than I am used to, I was able to dust clays without fail. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. TriStar Raptor Synthetic Semi-Auto Shotgun -The Raptor is a semi-automatic shotgun that allows you to shoot light target loads to heavy waterfowl loads. Have you seen the Muddy Girl Camo? That is a price point thing. I would like to see a Tri Star Viper Sporting review with a high shell count 5 or 6 K, Pink’s Husband Gets Slammed After Posting Images of…, David Hogg Calls for a Gun Czar, Buy Back,…, CZ 712 G2 Shotgun - Best Budget Semi-Auto Hunting…, Social Media Warriors Slam Youth Baseball Team for…, Win Over $9,700 in Guns & Gear! I mentioned it was pink, right? Tristar Raptor Silver/Black/Wood 20ga 3in Semi Automatic Shotgun - 26in - 3in gas operated, semi-automatic shotgun that allows you to shoot light target loads to heavy heavy waterfowl loads. They will understand whether it is visually appealing to them, and whether it gives them a unique connection to their shotgun. Recommended to you based on your activity and what's popular • Feedback I’ve called and/or emailed the customer service departments of many companies; ammo, firearm, reloading and accessories, stores and others who deal with the shooting public, and been very pleased by how well they treated me. Departures from the 1300 include a low-cost synthetic stock, a rather Spartan recoil pad and Chinese manufacture. A small sample size to be sure, but a very mature opinion from an 11 year old girl. This shotgun has an MSRP of around $450 and the street price looks to be around the $300-350 mark. A shotgun you buy your kid or yourself once you decide you really do love trap and want to move up from a sporting or hunting gun to get more serious in the sport. This gun works incredibly well, and it doesn’t break the bank. Gun Review: Tri Star Setter Over and Under. Blaser F3So, you've saved up a few grand for that dream competition over/under. .30-06 Springfield: Is it Still the Best All-Around Big-Game Hunting Cartridge? They’re great working class guitars. It kicks alot harder than my 870 12 gauge pump. The Raptor Youth has a cool factor to it, as well. The Viper semi-auto is designed and used to take game and larger The available chokes make the Raptor even more versatile. Feature Articles, With high-brass loads, I've found that the forend cycles rearward as if under its own volition—all I had to do was return it forward to chamber the next round. I’d heard something about them once at a big box sporting goods retailer. There isn’t much else to say about this, it is a heck of a lot of shotgun for $300-350. And yes, this gun is CLEAN. In the interest of helping defray the argument I took a pole in my mostly female household. Thursday, December 11, 2014. birds so I use 3″ Mag 000 thru # 4 shot for taking dinner. This is the first TriStar I’ve reviewed. However, like the Winchester of old, the 320 features surprisingly good fit and finish, a proven action design, sturdy lockup, and quality internal parts. If anyone spends more for a shotgun they need to have a good reason. A man carrying a pink shotgun out to the range is telling the world he ain’t afraid of nothing. Trisler reviews Tristar? But low-brass, inexpensive Winchester or Federal #8 shot? Here are five underrated shotguns that warrant consideration before your next purchase. The Muddy Girl is a 40-50 buck up-charge. But after her relief that I hadn’t lost my mind, and after she pulled herself off the floor from laughing at the thought of me reviewing a pink shotgun, we took it out and ran a couple of boxes of shells through it. TriStar has further expanded the shotgun’s usefulness by adding a 3-inch chamber, allowing shooters to use both light and heavy loads. Guns, Tristar Products review from Jacksonville, Florida with 32 Comments: Purchased both the tristar pump 12 ga. shotgun and the camo 20 ga. semi. It is a good middle ground, though, between the .410 and the 12, and much more effective for kids who will actually be hunting. How do you like that fancy pink scattergun?”. I have a Tristar 20 gage automatic shotgun that has NEVER worked with “light target loads.” If I use high brass, the action cycles. It is not great but it is good. That makes them look like a toy, guns are not toys”. The gun assembled within minutes. The gas seal on rides over the magazine tube and is easy to clean and maintain. If something catastrophic happens to the gun, or if lessons of car and maintenance are slow to sink in, you aren’t going to mourn its loss the way you would with a gun with better fit and finish. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to: EmediaHunter@nrahq.org, For questions/comments about American Hunter magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org, You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Hunter, visit nramediakit.com for more information. However, a lot of gas guns have some trouble with different loads. Prices range from just $519 for a synthetic stock with grippy "Soft Touch" coating to $639 for the G2 "Silver", which features nicely upgraded Turkish walnut and an anodized aluminum receiver. This is not a fancy shotgun. TriStar Arms, Inc. is a primary importer of quality firearms in the hunting and shooting industry. Turkish auto-loaders sometimes come with a not-so-pleasant stigma attached to them. 4. Rich, when did you buy your o/u and which one is it? After getting over—well I didn’t really get over it—the pink camo, the next part that puzzled me was the brand name. I remember laughing in my head at the dumb joke. Depending on who you talk to, Turkish-made shotguns are either the bane of all scatterguns lovers' existence or are solid-performing firearms at a great price. I don’t work for any firearm manufacturer or importer but if you give Tristar a chance to help you out, you might be very surprised. They may have one now. There are a few tool marks and small blemishes in the finish but nothing too bad. I am scrupulous when it comes to gun cleaning. As a final touch, the SA-08 features a slightly muzzle-heavy balance point. Unlike most manufacturers, Blaser makes just one size F3 receiver, which accepts all barrels from 12-gauge to .410. Thanks for a good review. https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/tristar-raptor-youth-shotgun Whether the conversation occurs in a duck blind or online forum, it invariably proceeds thusly: What's the better pump-action, a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500? The Viper in dark shadow grass camo is mostly impervious to my Kodiak Alaska weather. Im hoping a 2 3/4 with smaller shot recoils less. Sad part is I shot it first before him and he was timid and only could shoot one shell through it and wanted nothing to do with it anymore. Only big shock is the recoil. The girlfriend was the only one who liked the muddy girl camo. Most intriguingly, recoil initiates the cycling process through a design that Winchester calls its "intertia-assisted action." Just bought my daughter,age ten, the raptor in flat black. The Setter, Hunter & TT-15 are great as skeet or trap guns. The deep inset lines lead the way to the front fiber optic bead. For that there are much cheaper guitars made in Japan, Korea, and Mexico that are fully functional–functionally identical, and (thanks to CNC machines and good skilled workers) great guitars. No, and that means your review fell short of being complete. Best of all, TriStar offers a 5-year warranty. If you plan to customize your semi-auto shotgun, look for models that come equipped with Picatinny rails or cantilever scope mounts that allow you to add optics and other accessories. I would just as soon paint the gun myself but daughter says no. I have two of the Tristar shotguns the first being a pump riot type and the most recent the Semi-auto VIPER! However, cost-saving measures were employed to keep the field-grade 320's sticker price strikingly low. When the Guns America editor handed me a youth shotgun in Muddy Girl, that’s the pink camo stuff that girls are supposed to like, and asked me if I would review it, I thought he was joking. TriStar develops quality tactical, hunting and target shotguns chambered in either 12ga, 16ga, 20ga, 28ga or.410 bore. Now the company has taken aim at the sporting world, offering the 12 gauge in a turkey hunting model. TriStar makes/imports a wide variety of shotguns. It would be a bit big for most kids under 10, but then again–most 20 and 12 gauges are. The stock and forend fit nice and tight with no wobble or rattle. Hard to believe it works so reliably well. Overall, the TriStar Arms Raptor ATAC Turkey gun is lightweight for easy carrying, accurate for taking the head off that big ol’ tom you called in, and versatile. Should I buy a Browning Maxus semi-auto or Benelli Super Black Eagle II? The TriStar TT-15 is a good step-up gun. Our impressive five year Warranty positions us at the front of the import market. Almost all of edges join precisely. My wife doesn’t hate pink, but it is far from her favorite. Don't make that mistake: Under recoil the SXP runs like a gem. what it was intended to shoot. by Kyle Wintersteen - For being a youth model, it isn’t ridiculously small. All of Tri-Star's firearms are backed by an exclusive 5-Year Warranty. However, I should have quoted her in this article but I failed to make the connection. They are chambered for 3 inch shells. New for 2021: Browning Maxus II Wicked Wing Vintage Tan, New for 2021: Franchi Affinity Turkey Shotgun, Mossberg Introduces International Silver Reserve Field Over-Under Shotgun, 2021 National Rifle Association of America. Weatherby SA-08If someone were to say the name "Weatherby," I suspect the first image to pop into your head would be a rifle or rifle cartridge. There are stipulations, obviously, but TriStar takes care of its customers. Its dual action bars and bolt return spring lie forward of the receiver—allowing easy cleaning—and are fueled by a ported gas piston. Sometimes they're more affordable, sometimes not—but when I see one in a hunter's hands, I know he made a smart buying decision rather than yielding to populist hype. Bill, have you given Tristar’s customer service (816-421-1400) a call about this yet? Semi-Auto Shotgun Features. The heavier the shell, the more you'll notice the inertia-assist. Straight out of the box. 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