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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Steelhead on November 13, 2018, 07:38:15 PM »
The entry level/first airgun concept is close to home for me, because my .308 is the first PCP I bought. Added two more since (sold one), but it was the Texan that got me into the hobby deep. It was extremely frustrating and the learning curve was much steeper (I'm only at base camp now) than I had thought. But I persevered and have a fairly good shooting gun with room to improve.

The cool thing is that shooting big bore gave me a real appreciation for small bore. The pinpoint accuracy, regulated power, no recoil, quiet, lightweight, and limited air usage are all things that either don't exist or aren't a given in a big bore. A lot of the things I see and do in the airgunning hobby are firsts. I've only been messing with it for about a year and a half. I say this because I like what you were saying about appealing to newcomers. There's a lot of good and bad info out there, and folks with a vested interest in whether you purchase a product or not. I get it; I build and sell shooting chairs and I'm not shy about dropping my info here or there. But it's a lot to wade through for someone just dipping their toe. It's good that we keep the newcomers in mind along with all of the high tech minutia that we obsess over. Keep up the good work.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Evanix .30 rainstorm modification
« Last post by oneshot61 on November 13, 2018, 07:03:59 PM »
It was very heavy when I received it. It was making it hard for me to get good groups. I lightened it up and it really transformed the gun. It’s easy to lighten too much though and not have the safety work or be able to cock it.
 I must say, I’m a real fan of your videos. Lives in nw Florida for many years, lots of great hunting opportunities there. Nice to have the capability now to take more game with an Airgun.
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Evanix .30 rainstorm modification
« Last post by Bullfrog on November 13, 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
The DonnyFLs are nice. I have 2, a Shogun on my .30 Flex Carbine and an Emperor on my long Flex.

How's your trigger? Several years ago I had a bad experience with a Rainstorm bullpup. Loved the inner design of the gun but hated some of the internal parts (soft metal) and also hated the trigger until I reshaped the sear. Is your trigger heavy out of the box?
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Bullfrog on November 13, 2018, 04:07:16 PM »
Very cool video...nicely done. It's good to know that my gun can shoot pellets if needed. Your use of the Texan is different than most who post. Most (me included) are focused on long range, however you're main deal seems to be 50 yards or a little further. The other thing is that you are centered on hunting, not just paper punching. A fresh dose of reality is sometimes needed when talking about long range airguns and their practical purpose. Just because the gun can group at long range, that doesn't mean that it's practical to take game EASILY and ETHICALLY at long range. There's not always time to pull the range finder, refer to the dope chart, find the perfect rest, etc.to make a long shot. I believe you said you were looking at 75 yards as a max range and that should eliminate any need for holdovers.

Looking at your groupings I'm somewhat relieved to see that I get similar results (with slugs...never shot pellets)  Granted it's been a while since I've shot at 50 yards. I would love to see your results at 100 yards. That FOR ME is somewhat of the standard with which I've been basing my accuracy on. It's unreasonable to expect pellets to perform well at that distance (although they might), but I'm interested to see how it groups slugs.

Thank you for taking the time to make the video. It's good for me to see what the gun can do when not obsessed with long range accuracy. Lower power/shorter distance is not something that really applies to me here in CA as we cannot big game with AG's. Since versatility isn't an issue (I use my .25 Streamline for squirrels/turkeys) I don't need the filed options of high/low power.

 As a side note, have you shot 44 gr. round balls through it yet? At the shorter ranges that you're implementing (and lower power settings) I'm curious how they perform. I had some success with sub-100 yards but I was shooting them too fast and cracking. They may shoot as good or better than pellets.

I did have a 100 yard range set up from my shooting table, but it requires I shoot over a drain (a creek) that covers from about 60 to 75 yards out down my range. No big deal, except this summer it was so wet I couldn't mow that drain and the wire grass closed off my shooting range. I may open it back up with a weed eater this weekend and shoot some groups on my 100 yard gong.

My main target for the information I'm putting out there are first time big bore airgun hunters. Many Florida hunters with lots of hunting experience but no airgun experience beyond their childhood pellet guns are looking hard at big bore airguns for the first time. The common theme I keep seeing is the desire to get one gun that can do most of what they'd want to do with the gun, which generally covers small game hunting, coon and hog control, and deer hunting, as well as having fun hitting targets in the back yard (which here, back yards are usually rural enough to accommodate extensive shooting). They want a utility gun that can also be a fun toy, in other words. Something that's practical enough for them to justify the $1500 or more they're going to spend to get into the hobby. That's why a .30 pellet/.308 bullet hybrid gun excites me so. Its also what I've wanted for many years, an all purpose hunter. Its just that now I have enough airguns myself I don't really "need" one gun that does it all. But still the possibility of finding such a gun is exciting.

I also think this hybrid aspect of the .308 SS is completely a happy accident that Airforce wasn't even aware of. When I was having the issue with my tank being loose and it unknowingly throwing off my accuracy, I was hosting a deer hunt for Brian (airgunner.usa) with his .308 Slayer (the gun that won Extreme Bench Rest in its category this year). When the gun was spraying he texted someone at Airforce and Airforce's response was that we probably ought to use heavy ammo as that's what the gun was designed for. After we figured out the issue was the loose tank my groups tightened back up. So I don't think Airforce is even aware they have a decent pellet shooter on their hands.
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by steveoh on November 13, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Can also use Chrome and let it translate. Works for me!

A webstore is another big thing to maintain, and adds greatly to the complexity. I say that, and I'm web software guy.

I was admiring that target on the pellets page for the .58 pellet, and impressed.

I have not gotten your package yet, but I do have an email notice that something gets delivered today.  :) Can't wait to give the pellets a go.

If any of the bullets I have molds for look interesting, holler and I'll packup some samples and send to you.

Blue Dots - I have molds for, as well as the two .575 labeled in the case. I have two other .457-9 bullet molds I've not cast from yet also.

Sorry for the Thread HiJack Travis....  :o

The englisch site is not up to date.
Will have to work about it.

Reason is simple.
We dont have a web store.
Site was build by a shooting mate ( so now we have a extra job to maintain it. ).

About accuracy.
A slug accurate @100 meter.
Will be accurate @50 as well.
To hunt you have to hit.

Do not have a opinion about hunting with air.
Not my cup f tea.
Otherwise why not (when legal off corse).

By the way pellets in da house steve?
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Nicesurprice on November 13, 2018, 10:46:25 AM »
The englisch site is not up to date.
Will have to work about it.

Reason is simple.
We dont have a web store.
Site was build by a shooting mate ( so now we have a extra job to maintain it. ).

About accuracy.
A slug accurate @100 meter.
Will be accurate @50 as well.
To hunt you have to hit.

Do not have a opinion about hunting with air.
Not my cup f tea.
Otherwise why not (when legal off corse).

By the way pellets in da house steve?
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by steveoh on November 13, 2018, 09:18:24 AM »
Between the two of you guys, you could, if you have the time and gumption, write up an Airforce .308 Texan FAQ. That would help many others continuing down that path.  :)

I started a information page on my side w while ago.
Everly time the same questions will pass.

We had very good resulte with a 160 grain Semi point slug.
You have to think sub moa at 100m.

Grts

Just in case folks don't know where your website is: http://rpsolutions.nl/    And there's a handy dandy switch to English link.

Good Grief look at the super lead sled.  http://rpsolutions.nl/images/outlaw_4.jpg
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Re: Calling all pumpers!!!
« Last post by Frank in Fairfield on November 13, 2018, 07:27:52 AM »
I always wanted one when growing up in Baltimore but the Daisy Model 25 filled the bill just fine.
I did get one from Cabela’s when passing through Nebraska back in 2002:
It has one of Timmy Mac’s bolt o-rings and a Williams peep.
Deadly...and BTW...I have two boxes (500 per) of the original ashcan pellets...


The ones in the green tin that had the white material on them?

No. They are in the yellow plastic box...
Here are the differences from old and new:
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Steelhead on November 13, 2018, 06:58:39 AM »
Very cool video...nicely done. It's good to know that my gun can shoot pellets if needed. Your use of the Texan is different than most who post. Most (me included) are focused on long range, however you're main deal seems to be 50 yards or a little further. The other thing is that you are centered on hunting, not just paper punching. A fresh dose of reality is sometimes needed when talking about long range airguns and their practical purpose. Just because the gun can group at long range, that doesn't mean that it's practical to take game EASILY and ETHICALLY at long range. There's not always time to pull the range finder, refer to the dope chart, find the perfect rest, etc.to make a long shot. I believe you said you were looking at 75 yards as a max range and that should eliminate any need for holdovers.

Looking at your groupings I'm somewhat relieved to see that I get similar results (with slugs...never shot pellets)  Granted it's been a while since I've shot at 50 yards. I would love to see your results at 100 yards. That FOR ME is somewhat of the standard with which I've been basing my accuracy on. It's unreasonable to expect pellets to perform well at that distance (although they might), but I'm interested to see how it groups slugs.

Thank you for taking the time to make the video. It's good for me to see what the gun can do when not obsessed with long range accuracy. Lower power/shorter distance is not something that really applies to me here in CA as we cannot big game with AG's. Since versatility isn't an issue (I use my .25 Streamline for squirrels/turkeys) I don't need the filed options of high/low power.

 As a side note, have you shot 44 gr. round balls through it yet? At the shorter ranges that you're implementing (and lower power settings) I'm curious how they perform. I had some success with sub-100 yards but I was shooting them too fast and cracking. They may shoot as good or better than pellets.
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: Got a new favorite
« Last post by Nicesurprice on November 13, 2018, 04:36:28 AM »
Between the two of you guys, you could, if you have the time and gumption, write up an Airforce .308 Texan FAQ. That would help many others continuing down that path.  :)

I started a information page on my side w while ago.
Everly time the same questions will pass.

We had very good resulte with a 160 grain Semi point slug.
You have to think sub moa at 100m.

Grts
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