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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Baseball caps with logo
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:23:06 AM »
I’d do one that was camo or subdued earth colors. There is a camo option on the we site and it doesn’t seem to clash with the green.

Airgun Hunting / Re: Oh Limpy, how I’ll miss you.
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:12:54 PM »
Ok. That could actually be an option for me. If I can figure out how to daisy chain my wi-fi across the farm, I don't see why I couldn't set up surveillance cameras and control them from my home computer.

Starting in Fall 2018, Whitetail Deer in Florida can be taken with any PCP so long as it is .30 or larger. The airgun must be a PCP. No .30 break barrels permitted.

Airgun Hunting / Re: Oh Limpy, how I’ll miss you.
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:39:18 PM »
I'm sorry if I overlooked it. What are you using to film with? Is that a trail camera? If so, what make and model? I've got to get a batch of new cameras for the farm.

BULLFROGS BACKWOODS / Re: New Florida Airgun hunting laws
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:36:47 PM »
I might have played a small role.

But yeah, I'm as excited as can be.

Airgun Hunting / Re: PCPs now legal for deer and turkey in Florida!
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:35:17 PM »
Regulation passed today. .30 minimum for deer. .20 mimimum for turkey. PCPs only. Starting Fall 2018.

Oh, goody! Next time I'm visiting FLA I'll come up your way, and I'm sure you'll want to take me deer and turkey hunting. :)

Let's see, Quackenbush .58 rifle, or Sam Yang 909s, or both?  (happy dance)

I can and I will. I've got deer out the wazoo in my yard.

Airgun Hunting / PCPs now legal for deer and turkey in Florida!
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:23:08 PM »
Regulation passed today. .30 minimum for deer. .20 mimimum for turkey. PCPs only. Starting Fall 2018.

Big Bore Airguns / Re: Texan tuning and possible mods
« on: October 26, 2017, 08:06:47 PM »
I can't help you with the .308 specifically, but my brother and I have been learning his .45 Texan. It loves both Neilsen's ammo and .457 Hornady roundballs. You might look for a .308 equivalent roundball and try.

As you've found, the barrel needs to be cleaned often. Every 50-100 shots. Seems to be a constant across those big bores I've owned and shot. They foul faster than small bores.

The Texan's valve is an odd thing. It does somehow regulate itself to match the weight of the projectile. I'm sure it has something to do with the backpressure of the projectile. A heavy bullet will allow the gun to start a curve around 3000psi. A light bullet or round ball will start the curve around 2600psi and will cause valve lock at 3000psi. Spinning the wheel towards the breech will raise your fill pressure starting point and overall power, spinning the wheel towards the crown of the barrel will lower your pressure start point. I think my brother leaves his around 2/3rd in towards the breech but can't remember what line that amount to if you count the lines from the crown to the breech.

The .45 can do ragged hole groups at 50 yards with the round balls and hit water bottles every shot at 100 yards. Surely there must be something somewhere that can give you acceptable groups in the .308. You'll just have to do a lot of experimenting.

The R&L shroud is nice. Quiets the .45 down quite a bit.

Wicked Air Rifles (WAR) / Re: Cobra Reg video
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:20:47 PM »
I concur, turn it s-l-o-w.

BULLFROGS BACKWOODS / Re: .30 Flex Video Review
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:28:03 PM »
Here is my 3 part review of the .30 WAR Flex (mostly 1st Gen).

BULLFROGS BACKWOODS / .30 Flex Video Review
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:39:09 PM »
I got a video review coming for the .30 Flex. I've owned the gun for over a year now, so I know its ins and outs. I'll get the video edited and posted ASAP. Until then, here's what the gun regularly does at 100 yards:

BULLFROGS BACKWOODS / Bullfrog's Paradise!
« on: September 16, 2017, 04:35:27 PM »
It took the better part of the summer, but Mrs. Bullfrog and I got settled into our new farm. Here's some videos from the homestead:

General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Why Airguns?
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:50:12 PM »
I wrote an article about what airguns mean to me up in my subgate (yes, I know its time for more videos!)

When I got into PCPs, they were and are about quiet hunting and I felt like they gave me an advantage against animals and (to some degree) other hunters. Florida used to have a loophole in its night hunting regulations that allowed all non-game animals to be hunted at night with any weapon of one's chosing so long as one did not use a light. Enter my first .25 Marauder and a digital night scope. I intended that rig to be used for quiet control of hogs, coons, and coyotes on my deer hunting properties. I then got hooked. To this day I've killed few hogs with an airgun and no coyotes (still kill a lot of coyotes with powderburners because that's usually what's in my hand when I see one), but I've had a heck of a time blasting pest coons with my Mrod and now my Flex. To the point I've come to love ambushing coons more than any other kind of hunting I do. If only Florida allowed deer and turkey hunting with an airgun, an airgun would be all I'd use outside of archery season.

So at some point I've come to enjoy airguns as a more satisfying way to hunt, not just a more efficient way.

I'm not that into plinking. Its fun, and I like to set up in my yard (now that I have a lot of space to safely shoot on). But its always more about getting out there and popping off some prey with it. More recently I have come to enjoy 100 yard shooting with both my .25 Mrod and .30 Flex.

I did find a lot of fulfillment in modifying my Mrod for high power. I learned a lot about how airguns work and the principles of tuning. But at the end of the day, when I rebuilt Uglrod this year, I ended up setting my Mrod back up at a regulated 40fpe for several clips on a stock tank and regulating my Flex down to 74fpe for near 60 shots on a 3600psi fill. I've learned that efficiency and quietness please me more than uber power on most of my setups, and that the uber power doesn't kill any better on many animals than 75% or so of that power. So I'm not into modding anymore as a hobby to itself. I do have the confidence that if one of my guns breaks down, I can do what I need to fix it given the right parts. But otherwise I'm content to set my guns up and then leave them be once I come to a power, efficiency, and quietness level I'm content with.

I'm several years into the hobby, and so far its not getting old with me. In fact I'm finding that my friends and family are getting the airgun bug after they play with mine and there's a joy in spreading my addiction to others. My brother and I recently spent a great Saturday plinking with his Texan and my Flex and Mrod. We had matching Benjamin pumpers as kids, and I think those childhood memories of those very fun times with our pumpers tie into the joy we get with airgunning now.

I also recommend the R&L. Makes the gun super quiet, and the way its built it seems like it adds stability to the barrel, or at least adds some tension.

Do check the barrel set screws. There should be 8 on the gun. On my brother's .45 Texan they come loose every so often.

OFF TOPIC / Re: Aside from airguns, what are your other hobbies?
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:29:52 AM »
I used to be pretty hard core into aquariums, both fresh and salt water. I broke my tanks down about 10 years ago after a move and gave away my livestock and never got back into it. I still have my two largest tanks. I've been thinking about setting them up in my workshop 

Airgunning for me has always been a means to the end of quiet hunting. Although hunting for me is more of a lifestyle than a hobby.

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