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Well another stick of that black gold they call ebony arrived and i got started on stock making.

Roughed out a couple of blanks from the slab of GMC laminate.



Mortise and tenon for pinning the ebony forearm cap


Dry fitting the cap.


Got the two blanks fitted and glued with the ebony forearm caps.



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Big Bore Airguns / Re: What do you consider big game?
« Last post by Alan on Today at 04:35:29 PM »
I agree with this Kevinism!

As a fellow airgun hunter I think it's an important topic that can help newcomers decide the platform that best suits their preferred game and shooting conditions.


One of the issues I'm dealing with, in moving from pellets to slugs, is the much better BC (in my case, .038 vs. .088), and higher retained velocity. This relates to almost twice the carry (max) distance. Previously, those out buildings 600 yards away weren't an issue, but now they are! This directly relates to Kevin's comment.
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: What do you consider big game?
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 03:38:41 PM »
There was a dude over on AGN I believe who was talking about grouse and squirrel hunting, and then started asking about a .457 big bore, and I think more than one person said, wut? Now I will admit desiring to use the .257 on Rats, just because, but .457 on grouse and squirrels? hahahahahaha.
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: What do you consider big game?
« Last post by Steelhead on Today at 03:30:45 PM »
An interesting angle that's unique to airguns is that all calibers are not the same. Not to get into finite minutia, but in firearms a .308 is generally a .308 (Remington, Savage, Ruger, Winchester, etc.)  What separates them is small things like machining and craftsmanship but those are ACCURACY related, not necessarily POWER related.

On the flip side, .30, .357 and .45 caliber airguns (as we know) are not even close to being the same across the board power-wise. An FX Impact .35 is not going to be delivering the same smackdown as a .357 Texan. That of course is just one of many, many examples but I emphasize the fact that the GUN ITSELF and the FPE being generated is far more important then with a powder burner. I have a .308 Texan and HAD a .30 Raptor. I never considered them even close to being equal and they are far from it. One was built to be a pellet shooter (in my opinion) and the other strictly a bullet shooter. But both .30 caliber.

As a fellow airgun hunter I think it's an important topic that can help newcomers decide the platform that best suits their preferred game and shooting conditions.
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Big Bore Airguns / Re: What do you consider big game?
« Last post by Chickenthief on Today at 01:44:16 PM »
It depends!

I once shot a tree rat (squrrel) with a Weirauch HV97 in 5.5mm at no more than 20m with a clean through and through body shot. That little fart dropped 30feet easy hitting branches on the way down. Him and blod hitting the ice below. My thought was to bag that critter later, my bad. Not 3 min later that little fart had gained enough to crawl to the nearest tree and had vanished way up there.

Had a fellow hunter shoot the front leg bones of a roedeer clean of, that monster still managed to run just shy of half a mile on the broken stumbs.

Sometimes reality just wont stick to the rules and will defy common scense by a country mile.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Pishtov New Airgun Company
« Last post by Loren on Today at 01:14:41 PM »
I looked at them and not really much to write home about. 

As far as improvements, it will probably be a slow crawl from here on out.  Look at John Browning's 1911.   Any major pistol leaps after that?

Daystate and their electronic guns are probably the latest and greatest with the Delta Wolf which sounds like they are basically using a PID loop to home in on a set velocity with having a speed sensor in the barrel and software to use it for feedback to valve timing.  Clever, but is there anything really new in the basic mechanics of driving a projectile down the tube with air?

My guess for best ways to improve, is looking at the details of air flow, thus the reason for Airforce guns being power kings.  Making the air do 90 degree and 180 degree turns is a killer to speed, efficiency....etc.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Pishtov New Airgun Company
« Last post by Alan on Today at 09:10:23 AM »
Well, the price seems to be in line considering it is a copy of several others.

As I have said before... Really new designs are not forthcoming, or so it seems. There are only three designs which stand out; The Ed-Gun Leshiy, FX Impact, and all of AirForce's line with axial air flow. If there are others, I'd like to know what they are?

Oh! And then there are those "new" models with bottles, replacing the steel tubes. But what the heck? They're new to some?
 
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Boo Hoo!
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 08:16:20 AM »
Last night it was 60 degrees and some of my neighbors had their fireplaces going.

After a late summer of nonstop fires, you’d think folks would appreciate a little fresh air.
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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Pishtov New Airgun Company
« Last post by steveoh on Today at 08:14:10 AM »
https://www.pishtov.us/

Nothing new, just another Turkish Airgun company with no new technology.

But who knows? Cheap accuracy?

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Big Bore Airguns / Re: What do you consider big game?
« Last post by Alan on Today at 04:38:08 AM »
I'm not so sure about pigs. Turns out, the front of their skulls are rather thin. While I don't condone it, several large pigs (≈100 lbs.) have been taken with a .22 caliber break barrel (per YouTube videos).

Let me add this:

Countless deer have been taken in years past with a (black powder) 32-20 Winchester, and early loading of the venerable series of Winchester lever actions. Modern airguns are as powerful.
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