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Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:42:00 PM »
Weighed the Texan .257 this afternoon and it Rios’s the scales at 12.4 pounds with scope.

The new Citrus (for lack of proper name) is 11.8 pounds with scope.

Does the next airgun Revolution or Evolution include using more exotic materials to save weight?

Titanium?

Carbon Fiber?

Aluminum in place of steel?



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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 08:48:36 PM »
Already happening.... Aluminum or Titanium reservoirs, carbon sleeves on barrels.... Easy to save 2-3 lbs.... or at least get the performance that extra weight would buy you without adding the lbs....

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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 05:08:17 AM »
I want a carbon fiber stock as rigid as the aluminum one on my Cobra. That alone would save over 2 pounds. I'd also like to see lighter weight scopes. The Hammers that I like, weighs 33 ounces.

One thing you won't see (no naming of names) is one post I read on a competing site: Why don't airgun makers offer an air tank capable of holding 10,000 pounds? Think about this? You'd easily double the number shots between fills!

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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 08:03:29 AM »
Actually, I guess he might be related to Boyle.... since his law only works for ideal gasses, and air is not, particularly over 3000 psi.... VanDerWaals is the guy who got it right....

but point taken....

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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:16:21 AM »
For hunting i see use.
For benchrest its a gimmic.
See lot of titanium.
And after that they use a heavy stock so the rifle is more stable on the bench. 
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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 10:36:00 AM »
For benchrest, IMO, the place for the weight is in an all steel bull barrel.... If you want weight, make the barrel rigid at the same time....

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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 02:58:05 PM »
I wanted so bad to use Ti on my .308 build. I just couldn't  find the right size at the right price.
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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 05:31:06 PM »
I think a titanium tube would be just what my Flexes need. I've got a JSAR aluminum tube for my .177 Marauder and I was able to snag the last Gen1 tube for my .25 as well. I'm going to rebuild Uglrod into its bullpup configuration but hopefully 2-3 pounds lighter.

Light weight guns are really something else.

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Re: Heavy Airguns - Titanium Next Revolution?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 05:35:49 PM »
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