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General Category => Long Range Shooting with Airguns => Topic started by: dreuf on August 06, 2017, 01:46:56 AM

Title: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: dreuf on August 06, 2017, 01:46:56 AM
I am looking for an air rifle to shoot at my 300m to 400m range.
Right now living in europe my options are:
- beaumont or drummen sinner -> very expensive air rifles 
- texan .308 with 120 to 150 grains bullets.

If i lived in the us I would go for a tuned .257 condor.

I tried to get feedback from 308 texan owners about long range accuracy but i get no answers...

The only information available is coming from David but i would like to get several opinions before spending money for an inaccurate toy.

Any advice is more than welcome.

Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: nielsenammo on August 06, 2017, 05:44:02 AM
They shoot OK on a tether terrible on the bottle.  I have friend with one.  I own both a 45 and 357 Texan.  The 45 is the most accurate followed by 357.

Gun has major harmonic issues.  David, who I would be very skeptical of, has a sorta fix using two limb savers to combat the harmonic problem.  Typically you need to shoot the same bullet once you get those figured out because the harmonic changes with different weights so they need to be adjusted.

If you plan to shoot on a bench, tethered and shoot one bullet then this limb saver trick may work out.  If you plan to shoot different bullets or off the bottle I would look at something else.

You would be much better off buying a Slayer .308 which shoots good out the box, no harmonic issue and no fiddling to get it to work.  Or if you really want a Texan, then go to the 45 cal which is a much better shooter than the .308 Texan but still does not hold a candle to a Slayer.
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: Steelhead on August 06, 2017, 07:18:15 AM
I tend to agree with the above response. While I have no experience with the slayer, I will say the Texan .308 is inconsistent out-of-the-box at distance. I think your analogy of a 'fun toy' is somewhat accurate as a description of the Texan. While I love mine, it's still new to me and I haven't figured out how to fiddle with it enough to achieve consistent accuracy at 100 yards and beyond. I like the uniqueness, the power, everything being American made, and I enjoy the 'puzzle' of fine tuning it using the air pressure/bullet styles. I would also agree that it shoots like crap off of the bottle. From my limited experience you need to do a lot of practice and find the correct balance and then only count on one or two good shots before refilling to the exact same amount. Tethered is the way to go.

I'm new to PCP's and I don't have enough exposure to give pros vs. cons on big bores like many others here. Just giving my feedback since I have a .308 Texan. Good luck!!
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: nielsenammo on August 06, 2017, 03:24:36 PM
Try adding the RL shroud to it.  That shroud made the accuracy quite a bit better.  Still shoots better from the bottle but you will see huge accuracy improvement with it.  I am sure any shroud will work but that one is priced very good.

My 99 grain swage ammo shot the best out of the gun from everything we have tried.  I swaged a lot of ammo for that gun trying to find the magic bullet and that one shoots good out of it. 
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: dreuf on August 08, 2017, 03:04:40 AM
Many thanks for your feedaback. It definitely kills the 308 Texan option.
The only available big bore here are airforce texan and evanix rex in my price range.

The slayer is not imported.

So I will have to wait for my budget to increase to get a beaumont or DZ.
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: nielsenammo on August 08, 2017, 01:01:46 PM
Slayer exports outside the country.  I would contact them because their guns are best on the market.
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: oldpro on August 08, 2017, 01:08:32 PM
Slayer exports outside the country.  I would contact them because their guns are best on the market.
Tom at AAA makes one hell of a fine rifle. Defiantly give him a ring!
Title: Re: 308 stock texan long range accuracy?
Post by: dreuf on September 08, 2017, 07:24:56 AM
I droped them 2 messages on their website whithout any feedback so...

So i am looking for other option to get an accurate long range airgun.
Oldpro I pmed you about your balanced valve   ;)