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General Category => Big Bore Airguns => Topic started by: steveoh on February 25, 2019, 09:58:03 AM

Title: 257 AirForce Texan with and without Clague shroud
Post by: steveoh on February 25, 2019, 09:58:03 AM
Fun shoot with Kevin yesterday.  I exclusively shot the .257 Airforce Texan as I am making that my Turkey gun, and am working on making a cheat sheet of distances and scope mil-dots for hold over and hold under. I'm getting there. Up next will be to take the rifle off the bench and walk around and shoot at targets, of course relying on a range finder. I want to be able to consistently hit an are of a turkey head from 25-100 yards and maybe more.

In the meantime I got a chance to shoot the Texan with and without the Neil Clague shroud to video record for evidence of what I think is an awesome sound reducer.


Wear good quality headphones to really appreciate the sound difference.
Title: Re: 257 AirForce Texan with and without Clague shroud
Post by: Steelhead on February 25, 2019, 01:12:54 PM
The shroud on Steve's is a lot more effective than the can on my gun, both for ergonomics and suppression. Since the Neil Clague one also shrouds the barrel it seems to distribute the weight better.

Not only did I get to witness what the Clague shroud sounded like on and off, I got to witness it on and off on the same shot. That definitely made a different sound; one was the bullet hitting the steel and the other was the shroud hitting the ground about 15' in front of the gun. The only thing missing was the sound of a slide whistle!  :o ;D ;D ;D

Next time we shoot we'll be mobile and set up some targets at random distances. We can also scout the turkey grounds for good sniping vantage points and range them.
Title: Re: 257 AirForce Texan with and without Clague shroud
Post by: steveoh on February 25, 2019, 01:54:55 PM
The shroud on Steve's is a lot more effective than the can on my gun, both for ergonomics and suppression. Since the Neil Clague one also shrouds the barrel it seems to distribute the weight better.

Not only did I get to witness what the Clague shroud sounded like on and off, I got to witness it on and off on the same shot. That definitely made a different sound; one was the bullet hitting the steel and the other was the shroud hitting the ground about 15' in front of the gun. The only thing missing was the sound of a slide whistle!  :o ;D ;D ;D

Next time we shoot we'll be mobile and set up some targets at random distances. We can also scout the turkey grounds for good sniping vantage points and range them.

hahahahahahah, you got me. That was pretty impressive how far that shroud flew.

I'm ready to shoot again... well after I fix my Yong Heng that just blew a gasket, errrrr Dowty Seal.