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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by Steelhead on February 10, 2019, 04:17:03 PM »
My can 'base' clamps onto the barrel with an allen tightening screw and then the suppressor gets screwed onto that. I don't care for it, but I needed one in a pinch and my choices at the time were limited. I needed sound suppression and the only alternative was a model that required barrel removal which makes it impractical for bore cleaning.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by Alan on February 10, 2019, 03:40:20 PM »
The most important issue, with respect to accuracy, when using a suppressor, is concentricity of its bore, with that of the barrel, as even a few thousands will effect the accuracy. This isn't as easy as it sounds with suppressors which are NOT screwed on. The one I sent Steve was made by Neil, and he needed to know the EXACT outer diameter of the shroud. As Steve can tell you, there is no wobble even before it is tightened down.

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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by Steelhead on February 10, 2019, 01:52:01 PM »
It makes a difference as you know. I would use mine a lot more if I was more convinced that it didn't affect accuracy. I don't know why it bothers me; it shouldn't. I used it last year with you and took a turkey at around 100 yards with it on with no problem. The 'can' style of mine causes the gun to be even MORE front heavy on an already front heavy gun. But as you know it greatly reduces the report which is great for both my ears and the game I'm hunting. The big drawback is carrying it. It's already big and doesn't sling particularly well. The HS can makes it so top heavy that it tips over, and has to be carried across the chest or one handed at the side. Maybe the weight distribution of your NC model will alleviate that.

It's a sea of variables for the Texan model guns. Air pressure, power wheel, custom stocks, cast ammo, seemingly endless options for bullet types, etc.  I know that all ag's benefit greatly from upgrades and tuning, but most do not have the capable range of the Texan's. It's not hard to outshoot a Texan with just about anything at 50 yards for groupings. But it's not made for that; it's about sending one a long ways. And once you start getting out past a certain range of about 150 to 200 yards all of those variables start kicking in.  Even with a stock configuration (no internal work done) and a couple of thousand shots I'm still figuring a lot of stuff out and I have a long ways to go to get the most out of my current platform.

I only bring this up because the suppressor was and is part of the variable puzzle that I've been trying to solve. I'm thinking that there are times I feel like something is not behaving how it should accuracy-wise and the real culprit is a slightly fouled barrel. This can take me away from or make me lose confidence in a positive adjustment. I had one of my best sessions with the Witt's muzzle break on. Then I had a session where for whatever reason I felt that it was having a negative effect. Same with the suppressor.

Didn't mean to highjack your thread. Can't wait to get out for some shooting. Definitely out for the upcoming weekend. Belated Valentine's Day. 
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 12:24:56 PM »
Quick and dirty video after refilling with air, and on about shot number 12.

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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 11:58:52 AM »
Overall length of the shroud is 16”
Complete length of rifle with shroud is 54”
Shroud adds 6” to length of Texan
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Airgun Hunting / Colorado 5yr Big Game Season Structure
« Last post by Monkeydad1969 on February 10, 2019, 08:30:46 AM »
We now have a chance to let Colorado Parks and wildlife know that we are interested in Big Game hunting in the state of Colorado.
Please go to the following link and  fill out this survey, if you would like, just skip down to line 19 for general comments; possibly you might want to fill in line 18 also. When finished click the done button.
This is important to Airgunners as a whole. Colorado has already passed hunting with airguns for small game and fur bearing animals.

https://www.research.net/r/8MQNS3F

Thanks all.

Joe
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Neil Clague Texan Shroud
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 08:02:23 AM »
Some questions:

Can the shroud be removed easily and does it need to be removed for barrel cleaning?

How much does it weigh?

How far off of the end of the barrel does it extend?

1. to remove shroud, loosen two screws, and pull the shroud off. Easy Peasy.
2. Neil's new design uses some flexible baffles, and I think it's best to remove the shroud while cleaning, as I suspect a wire brush might cause issues. I'll ask him.
3. I'll measure and weigh and holler back

Evidently it needs about five shots to clear some baffles, and so my first shot with no ammo is not a good indicator of performance. I'll try to shoot in my shop today using my steel trap, then shoot video of with and without the shroud. "Try" is the keyword here...
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Airgun Forum Feedback, Suggestions and Help / Re: Slow Loading
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 07:56:43 AM »
As I look through the statistics, I'm rather puzzled, because we don't use a lot of bandwidth, and yet, the DB is slow to respond on posting. I've gone in to phpadmin, and optimized the tables, checked for errors, and nope, no issues. Interesting.
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Airgun Forum Feedback, Suggestions and Help / Re: Slow Loading
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 07:39:31 AM »
Made a couple tweaks to which browsers were being used to test the speed and got a bit better result:

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Airgun Forum Feedback, Suggestions and Help / Re: Slow Loading
« Last post by steveoh on February 10, 2019, 07:35:29 AM »
I ran all the built in tools for optimizing the forum.  Looked at the logs, and nothing stands out.

Ran WebPageTest.org and my first run gave us a decent score other than caching.  Ran the test on GTA and AGN. AGN nation appears to be crashed and burned this morning. Yipes.

This morning, first thing we had 16 guests from all over the place. I think some are bots. The bots hit the site hard scraping all the topics and posts and index them. I've banned a lot in the past, but looks like I need to make another pass. 

More to come...
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