Date: 11/12/2018 5:30
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Customers Q&A on AirForce Texan Big Bore Air Rifle

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  • Craig from USA asked:

    .257 how many usable shots to 100 yds. while on zero ?

    • london from USA asked:

      Whats the lowest power turn downed to in 357 Texan in foot pounds??

      • Mike from USA asked:

        I am very curious to see a side by side comparison performed between the air arms 357 slayer and the air force texan 357. I have seen the individual stats on both, but someone like Steve Schiely or Tyler Patner doing a shoot out at 50 and 100 yards would be very informative. My curiosity is picqued because: one is $2000, the other is $1000. Both are made in the U.S. Soooo!?

        • mark from USA asked:

          can 50 caliber air rifle shoot same ammo as 50 caliber black powder

          • Tyler from USA:

            That depends on the exact diameter of the ammo. Some .50 cal air rifles are .495, while others are true .50

        • Julien from Canada asked:

          How come there's no FPS difference between the calibers? (.357 &.45 both 1000 fps)

          • Tyler from USA:

            Because they are both capable of it with lightweight roundballs

        • Dale from USA asked:

          I'm seriously looking into getting the texan.45 but I've heard about some people are experiencing inconsistent shot placement does anyone have that problem and howdid you fix it?

          • Jeremy from USA:

            After day 1 of shooting my 45 carbine, shot placement is not a problem. The limitation is with the shooter, not the gun!

          • Tyler from USA:

            It's all about finding the right ammo

        • Brian from USA asked:

          anyone got a prefered scope for this? and i would need 1" rings correct?

          • Charles from USA asked:

            can the big bore accept smaller caliber barrels to switch calibers and are they available to order from pyramid

            • Tyler from USA:

              You'd have to call Airforce and see which barrels may use the same valve on the cylinder. Last I was told, they cannot be switched. Though I know the .257 uses the same bottle/valve as the .308, so those two should swap no problem

          • Allan from USA asked:

            Since the .257 is out, why does it have the lowest fps at muzzle? The .45 says 1,000fps, the .35/357 says 1,000fps and the .30 says 1,100fps, but the .257 says 960fps. Should it not be at least 1,100fps like the .30?

            • Tyler from USA:

              That's what airforce lists with 87 grain ammo. It is likely capable of more than that by adjusting the power wheel or using lighter ammo.

          • Hokki from Indonesia asked:

            Does this can ship to indonesian? If can i want to buy afc 357cal... Thanks...

            • Steven from USA asked:

              Looking for quiet (key word), effective air gun ,to shoot coyotes on private property I have permission to hunt on.After listening to the video on the texan ss, I was hoping for something quieter. Any chance there is an aftermarket suppressor for .30 or .357. Looking to hunting nights after i develop some proficiency as far as accuracy

            • P.vinay from USA asked:

              I don't have a rifle club membership can airforce texan shipped to india

              • Moses from India asked:

                Does this ship to India?

                • Gavin from USA asked:

                  Whats the over all length

                  • Gavin from USA asked:

                    Does the .45 come set up in one peace or do you have to set it up

                    • Tyler from USA:

                      Just like all Texan's, you need to put the bottle onto the gun, that is the only set up required.

                  • Mark from USA asked:

                    Would a .309 cal. slug work in a .308 Texan without getting stuck!

                    • Chris from USA:

                      The.308 texan is not a 500 foot pound gun the 45 cal texan is

                    • Luis from USA:

                      You're talking about a thousandth of an inch and a 500 ft-lb gun. I would think other than a miniscule loss of velocity and some light leading of the barrel, the projectile in question should fire fine. That being said, one should always strive to use the proper ammunition for their rifle, whether powered by compressed air or powder. You can always resize the larger slugs.

                  • Mick from USA asked:

                    alot of 357 358 35 30 cal .knock down best ammo to use for top preformnce ,humanly taking white tail ,105 hollow pints 357 were my choice , open to sug.

                    • Kerry from USA asked:

                      explain the tuneing lever on side of barrell how don you set it

                      • James from USA asked:

                        Anyone shot any cast bullets in the .458 - .459 diameter. I have several molds for my black powder .45 cal. Most are .452 but some are .458. Any problems if you have? I can run them through a sizing die and make them .457.

                        • Alton from USA asked:

                          Where can I find detail Schematics for Airforce Texan .457 & Sam Yang Dragon Claw.

                          • Kevin from USA asked:

                            What is the handle on the right in photo 5? Is that how the thing is cocked? Just asking because one large for an air rifle seems idiotic to me.

                            • Jeremy from USA:

                              What is the twist rate on the LW .357 barrel?

                            • Tyler from USA:

                              Yes, that is the cocking lever. It is probably the easiest big bore to cock on the market right now.

                          • Katherine from USA asked:

                            I have a Texan and am trying to fill it the first time of use with an air tank. I have the air tank connected to the valve on the cylinder of the rifle and all the air is going out the barrel. How can I fix this

                            • Jeremy from USA:

                              I had the same issue with mine. My solution was to open the cocking lever. It took the pressure off the bottle and started filling fine.

                            • Tyler from USA:

                              Try cocking the gun. May not help though. The valve may be sticking, you can try to quickly open the valve on your tank to give the valve a quick but strong shot of air might knock it open and solve the issue.

                          • Brian from Denmark asked:

                            Hi, Is it possible to change the barrel from 0.45 to .357 as it is with the AirForce Condor (.177 to .22)? Thanks in advance. Regards Brian Timm

                            • Tyler from USA:

                              Sadly, no

                          • Michael from USA asked:

                            I'm looking for a case (preferably soft) for a Texan .45. It is the Irac version, that makes it 13" tall & 52" long. Do you guys sell anything that will work?

                            • eric from USA asked:

                              After 50 shots, my Texan .45 needs to be cleaned of lead. Could I reduce leading by lubing the bullets with SPG black powder lube? It contains no petroleum.

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                You certainly can try it. No harm in that

                            • Ryan from USA asked:

                              What pellet is the best for hunting big game

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                That depends on the caliber and your intended game, but in terms of energy, heavier is usually a bit more effective.

                            • Ben from USA asked:

                              Does this shoot .30 pellets with any decent accuracy or just slugs?

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                When I tested I was surprised at the accuracy of the JSB pellets at 45 yards. Not sure how consistent those results would be but in our testing they produced about a 1" group at 45 yards.

                            • Kevin from USA asked:

                              Any guidance yet on the right diameter slug for the .308 yet?

                              • Richard from USA:

                                All of hunters supply 308 works well from 79 grain to 156 I size mine to 308 for uniformity and accuracy

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                .308 slugs are what you want. Pyramyd will have some soon. Have tested Hunter Supply ammo and it preformed pretty well also.

                            • John from USA asked:

                              Can I get a 357 ss

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                At this point, the SS has only been announced in the .45

                            • Joey from USA asked:

                              when I load the 405 flat nose bullets r they suppose to go all the way in or just part way my 250 goes all the way in but the 405 don't

                              • Tyler from USA:

                                Because of their length, they don't go in all the way. My experience, the back half of the slug will stick out.

                            • manoj from USA asked:

                              I purchased air .45 texan . When i fill the air in cylinder. Its leaking from front nozzle of cylinder . Wot to do as i m in india. I cant send it back to company pls help

                              • Richard from USA:

                                Try dry firing it a few times and if that doesn't work call the company in the US they are extremely helpful

                            • Joey from USA asked:

                              I just purchased a Air Force Texan......as instructed I put the air tank on hand tight and NOW I can not get it off.....Any suggestion or help Please

                              • Airborne Doc from USA:

                                make sure its fired then if necessary you can use a strap wrench on the tank.

                            • Corey from USA asked:

                              I have an air Venturi G-6 pump will will this pump work without any modifications for both my Benjamin Armada and the Texan

                              • Stanley from USA:

                                Yes.

                            • howard from USA asked:

                              Not a q just a note about rl,s shroud could not believe how quite

                              • Garrett from USA asked:

                                I'm looking at the .357. What is the OD of barrel? Learned that it's a 1:16 twist so will definitely need to rebarrel or reline it. Why do big bore air gun makers make that mistake time and time again? The Bull dog is 1:14!?! This caliber at what would shoot well requires a 1:20 or 1:22 twist period.

                                • Garrett from USA:

                                  0.640 inch OD barrel.

                              • JoeCow from USA asked:

                                max shots per fill is really the same in all calibers? Just looked at the specs dose not make sense. how many shots with can I get and stay over 100 ft-lbs of energy in .357 cal?

                                • Garrett from USA:

                                  It is not the same for all weights of slugs. Here are a few shot strings posted in GTA forum with .357 and no power wheel adjustment (as shipped): JSB 81 grain pellet 932, 1010,1020, 1045,1059,1066 - 204.47 FPE. 1064,1056,1044,1037, 1019,1012,992; 170 grain FP- 869 - 285.1 FPE, 852,826,810,787,767. There is a power wheel to adjust hammer spring to each pellet, slug used for optimum performance.

                              • Jimmy from USA asked:

                                What pellet is suitable for hunting deer at 100 yards with the .45 Texan?

                                • Albert from USA:

                                  I get excellent 5-shot groups @100 yards with the 340gr and the 405gr Lee Precision bullets made at home. My most favorite is the 330gr Lyman HP bullet also made at home as it also provides much better expansion. all 3 bullets give me about 2-3.5 inch groups at 100 yards.

                                • Garrett from USA:

                                  Due to the relatively fast twist rate, 1:20, it takes long ammo for best accuracy at 100 yards. 370 ish grains is shooting best out of the Texan at long range. Lighter slugs will be less accurate and it's up to you what your comfortable shooting accuracy wise.

                              • L. khang from USA asked:

                                Is there anyone who makes pressure regulators for these texan? Don't want to keep refilling after 2 or 3 shot, and this gun is good for 6.

                                • andy from USA asked:

                                  Has anyone considered double balling the Texan like we use to a traditional style muzzleloader??

                                  • Michael from USA:

                                    It does work KEVIN. I got 2" groups at 70yds.

                                  • Mike from USA:

                                    YES it will !!! I done it today and it shoots both of them and I got a 2in. group at 50 yards !! So YES IT WILL WORK !!!!!

                                  • andy from USA:

                                    Well I've done it & I get 2 balls in a 2" group on 1 shot at 60 yrds

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    NO, you can not double ball in a Texan since it requires the projectile to be in contact with the barrel to make the seal so the air will not go around the projectile, in plain words, NO it ain't gonna work.

                                • Michael from USA asked:

                                  Is refilling this thing a pain in the butt?

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    not really, as long as you have a 4500 psi bottle with you, it's a cinch

                                  • Stanley from USA:

                                    If you call filling every 5 to 10 shots then i would say yes. If you have a bottle and compressor it might be easier.

                                • Steven from USA asked:

                                  What grain/range was the 9mm specs determined with?

                                  • Garrett from USA:

                                    Round ball or pellet for max feet per second, 81grain JSB has a nice long string with top of curve five shots around 1060 fps. For max energy they would have used a slug over 200 grains that is moving well under 800 fps. It's unpractical to use that large excepting short range. The twist rate is 1:16 so long slugs will shoot best accuracy long range but with one heck of a rainbow. Sad they messed up the twist rate.

                                • Billy from USA asked:

                                  Has anybody used the 357cal 145gr Nos/Ben round out of the Texan 357 and if so how is the accuracy what is the velocity.

                                  • Garrett from USA:

                                    Accurcy is an issue. The holes touching was not consistent. Groups are all over and 3 inches in 50 yards. Same results as pyramyds video review. Still figuring this gun out.

                                  • Garrett from USA:

                                    The Nosler will group hole touching hole at 50 yards. Not seen any data for longer range. Theory says they will open up quite a bit at range due to the twist rate. 81 grain JSB were doing 1060 fps and 170 grain slug (unsized to barrel) 870 fps so I'd say the Nosler will be in the 920-940 fps range.

                                • Bobby from USA asked:

                                  Can a 45 Cal Black Powder Sabot Bullet be fired from the Texan Big Bore ?

                                  • andy from USA:

                                    Yes just not real accutate

                                • Ratgetter from USA asked:

                                  When is Air Force going to start making multi-shot magazines for their rifles?? The Texan would a GREAT rifle with a 6 round magazine!

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    they already are, it's called your hand mag, holds as many rounds as you carry, HA HA HA, no really the design just won't work with a magazine since there is no bolt.

                                • pete from USA asked:

                                  Does anyone know the magic pellet for this gun? I'm talking accuracy. I tried 250 grain n 310 grain with horrible groups. Now I'm trying 411 grain that's more consistent but still not as accurate as my 357 bulldog.. I'm shooting coyote with it n Im hoping to find something accurate out at 100 yards .

                                  • Albert from USA:

                                    All three of these give me great results up to a 100 yards with 5 shot groups under 3.5 inches with rare flyers: Lyman #457122 (330gr), Lee 457-340-F (340gr) and Lee 457-405-F (405gr).

                                  • dave from USA:

                                    You will want to go with lighter rounds. I also started out with 400+gn and have tried every weight and shape I could get my hands on. Best groups at 100+ yards were from accurate molds #46-175A, and from the lyman collar button 150gn, both group superbly at long range, accuracy is good enough to pulverize field mice at 100 yards.

                                • Chris from USA asked:

                                  Why can't airforce seem to keep up with demand for these rifles?

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    Because everybody wants them........

                                • VITO from USA asked:

                                  Can be exchanged to barrel, for example; one cal.0.25 ..? I can use the air tank Condor ..?

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    No, they are not interchangeable

                                • Eddie from USA asked:

                                  Shipping to Canada, is Customs gonna have a bird?

                                  • Kevin from USA:

                                    Call them and find out.....

                                • gary from USA asked:

                                  will the bullets made for reloading powdered ammo work in this air gun ?or like the 22 be a few thousandths off ?

                                  • Garrett from USA:

                                    Yes they do work and the barrel ID is .457.

                                  • dave from USA:

                                    try the lyman collar button, sized to .454 or .457

                                • oneil from USA asked:

                                  will you be carrying Airforce Texan .45 cal Aftermarket Noise Suppressor in the future ?

                                  • StridinSpider from USA:

                                    R&L can help.

                                  • skylar from USA:

                                    I hella hope so

                                • VITO from USA asked:

                                  Hey Guys... Whats outer diameter (mm) the barrel ..?

                                  • Garrett from USA:

                                    The .357 is 0.640 inch OD. I think 16 mm is a less accurate measure and now am curious if that's also the .457 barrel OD.

                                  • Stanley from USA:

                                    16mm.

                                • jeff from USA asked:

                                  how many cubic inches is the tanks volume?

                                  • Stanley from USA:

                                    490 cc tank .

                                • John from USA asked:

                                  is the .30/7.62 a real .300 or is it .308 need to know for casting bullets for this gun. thank you

                                • Dan from USA asked:

                                  BULLET INFORMATION!!! I have been casting and shooting (with my Texan) for some time now. I have GREAT news. I have cast the following loads: RCBS .457 143gr. Round Ball, Lyman .457 .143 gr Round Ball, Lee 143 gr. .457 Round ball, Lee .456 220 gr. Conical, Lee .457 340 gr. Conical, Saeco Redding .452 200 gr. Conical, Lyman .458 145gr. Collar Button. The RCBS is the best round ball mold as it leaves no sprue and is the tightest fitting .457 of the three. The tighter the load the better the velocity. The Best of the Best of all these loads is by far the Lyman .458/.459 145 gr. Collar Button. This load was designed for the 45-70, over 100 years ago, and was known as the "plinker" or "pellet" round for this caliber. It is still available through many online sights. I am getting as much velocity as the round ball loads. Also getting jagged hole groups at 50 meters and 5 shot groups less than 2 inches at 100 meters! I am sizing this CB with a Lee .459 sizing tool. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The actual Lyman numbers for this Lyman Collar Button are: Lyman 145 Grain, item # 2660130, 457130, 2-cavity RN. All the people coming from the firearms side of this hobby are searching for the giant accurate load. I have been shooting air rifles for over 30 years and understand the energy and take down power of a 145 grain projectile. This is my main load for my Texan and the 909 Light Hunter. Sizing the Texan load to .459 and the 909 to .457 both with the Lee brand Sizing Tool. This Collar Button gets nearly 1000 fps with the Texan (and I have not yet adjusted the Texan efficiency wheel) and approaching 800fps with the 909.

                                  • dave from USA:

                                    I agree, the Lyman Collar Button performs perfectly. It also may be the closest thing to a diabolo that you can get in 45. The only difference for me is that I get about three more shots per fill and about 50-75 more fps if I size down to .454. Having said that, the darn things are dead accurate with .457 or .454, the numbers just look better with .454.

                                • Kirk from USA asked:

                                  one more comment,for this fine rifle, , with a .457 bullet in my barrel (big bore haley .457 barrel). loaded with bolt open, one can see light around the bullet from muzzle, which would translate to lost power. The .458 don't do this, & the saboted bullets give absolutely the best seal & best velocity. (for no lead states). Also, I shot non lubed bullets once to start and it took an hour to get all the lead out of the barrel. Use lubed bullets! (Get a Hawkeye Bore scope & prove it to yourself with all your rifles). I think Saboted are by far the best performance accuracy, and velocity by far. I typoed below, my fill pressure is 3200psi. Hard cast lead is still not hard compared to the steel barrel, & i get no lead to clean out with the lubed meister's. I dropped a big doe the other day with base of the neck shot like i hoped would work. I hope Air Force will build a "bull pup" design big bore. Every PCP i own are just too big & cumbersome in traditional stocks. My bet is Air force will develop a better valve to release more air & even better performance in the future. The current in line design is state of the art however, so as far as i'm concerned, you are looking at the best big bore on the market right now, especially for the price! Kudo's to Air Force from a serious rimfire/centerfire & now pcp shooter. I'll own one of these soon as the holiday's are over! Kirk (former national nbrsa rimfire champion & many time national archery champion) Big Bore's are addictive!

                                  • The Dude from USA:

                                    I was thinking the exact same on a " bullpup " designed Airforce big bore.. If you move the barrel back to the shoulder that would bring the muzzle back to make room for sound suppression and not have such a ridiculously long gun out in front of you.. Then add a repeater operated by the left thumb.. You would not have to take your eyes out of the scope for 7 shots.. WOW

                                • Kirk from USA asked:

                                  comment, I shoot Meister 300 grain 45/70 bullets (.458) diameter out of my haley better than anything i've tried except one. (these are $49.99/250so hard to beat) i get 1/2 inch 50yd groups around 800fps. the absolute best for accuracy arePrecision Rifle's "Dead Center" saboted 175 grain pills.with velocity much closer to 1000fps & they shoot clusters @ 50 yds. . (if fill 3500psi). The problem with deer is getting a good blood trail, i killed 2 last yr & this low velocity don't leave a good exit hole. the 175's stay in the deer, I'm going to try base of the neck shot with the 300 grain in a couple days . which should drop em in the tracks if it will break the bones. remember the ballistics on these are like a lite load in a 45 long colt. (last years double lung shots were dead deer but they ran entirely 2 far, a broadhead bleeds em out much quicker & leaves a trail).. If you hunt big game be prepared for a good tracking job if it don't drop. The barrel on the Texan can't be beat (Walther 20 twist .457). I think a little slower would be better, I have 22 on mine but 28 wouldn't be too slow. Kirk Ethridge

                                  • Tou from USA asked:

                                    Can the tank be screw off and replace with another backup tank?

                                    • Stanley from USA:

                                      Yes it is the spin-loc design.

                                  • jim from USA asked:

                                    what grain bullet will achieve 1000 fps.

                                    • Kevin from USA:

                                      143 Air Venturi round ball gave me 1030 fps.

                                    • roxspyder from USA:

                                      142 grain speer ball ammo is giving me 1076 fps

                                  • jim from USA asked:

                                    is it ok to fill the Texan with helium

                                    • roxspyder from USA:

                                      Yes, but you really have to know what you are doing. I have successfully used helium in my Texan with impressive results.

                                  • jim from USA asked:

                                    is it ok to use helium instead of air.

                                    • George from USA:

                                      Not really... The gun and valve are designed to use a maximum 3000PSI fill of air, NOT helium.

                                  • Clay from USA asked:

                                    What's the deal with the 34 in. barrel? Why not 22-24?

                                    • Big Shady from USA:

                                      2 ways of raising a guns power for the increased weight and drag on a slug/large pellet. #1 make the barrel longer #2 Bigger valve opening release more air Release more air less shots per fill and a longer barrel is more accurate along with increased power

                                    • Mark from USA:

                                      to get the power that it does

                                  • Big Shady from USA asked:

                                    Does it come in Blue?

                                    • Mark from USA:

                                      no plans from AirForce

                                  • Bob from USA asked:

                                    Can any brand of 457 or 458 lead ammo be used in this gun? Hoping to be able to buy local and use slugs made for reloading conventional ammo.

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      I have shot a 458 led bullet made for my 4570 gvt rifle, and it shot good, also Ive fired the round balls used for 45 caliber muzl load guns, shot good, But I am using 457 air gun pellets bought from Hunters Supply. Rifle shoots good. I've never tried the 451 pellets. I'll use the ones mentined in my 45 Texan.The gun is a Beast.

                                    • Val from USA:

                                      needs to be soft lead, other than that should be ok

                                  • jim from USA asked:

                                    is it ok to shoot 451 in the Texan air rifle

                                    • skylar from USA:

                                      You save the day sir thank you very much I've been wondering about just that ammunition I saw it in the store for about 56 bucks and it comes with 500 rounds and I was wondering if it would work in my rifle if it does you just save the day

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      I just went to the range and took some 451 bullets made for the cowboy 45 colt, 250 grains, it shoots good and is very accurate. I keep forgetting to take the chrono with me, but I crono'd one of the 143 round balls in the yard and it went 1055 FPS..

                                  • pepegraves from USA asked:

                                    Hi Has anyone successfully created a moderator for this beast?

                                    • The Dude from USA:

                                      I saw a picture of it.. It looks absurdly long..

                                    • roxspyder from USA:

                                      Rlairguns has a shroud in stock. I put a RL shroud on mine and it is real quiet.

                                    • Stanley from USA:

                                      I hear a an SS Model is in the works?

                                  • jim from USA asked:

                                    does the Texan come in blue

                                    • Val from USA:

                                      no

                                  • daniel from USA asked:

                                    Are these ever going to hit shelves???????

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      They are already out!

                                    • Val from USA:

                                      yes, by August 15

                                  • Shane from USA asked:

                                    has anyone shot a muzzle loader 45 sabot out of this and what kind of Velocities out of it.

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      2'nd test with the round ball shot 1055 FPS,

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      My gun is new and I tried the Sabbots I it and it shot good and held a good group, but the balls shot as good and the 160 grain flat nose shot about the same group. I am now using th regular airgun pellets bought from Hunters supply, gun shoots the round ball at 1022FPS making over 300 FPDS and a good TKO.

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      You don't have to rely on sabots to get optimum performance out of this finely engineered rifle. The rifle is capable of 1.5 inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

                                  • Nichole Arnett from USA asked:

                                    can I put a bigger tank on there

                                    • Kevin from USA:

                                      you don't want to..... it's hard enough to see through the scope with high rings now.

                                  • Nichole Arnett from USA asked:

                                    what is the most foot pounds of energy this gun will produce

                                    • Val from USA:

                                      500 ft/lbs at the muzzle

                                  • david from USA asked:

                                    Hi when will you guys make a video showing accuracy and velocities of the gun ?

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      Some fine videos already exist on youtube, at airgundepot.com, and the Airforce airguns website.

                                  • Orlo from USA asked:

                                    Does anyone know the overall length with the tank removed? (Basically how long of a case do you need for this).

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      Because of the size of this thing, the length of a case is the most predictable feature. When you start adding on features (ie. scope, night vision, flashlight, etc.) it will be the width that will dictate the case. Add ons are too numerous to mention, so I'd advise you to obtain the gun and then look around to find the case for you.

                                    • boyd from USA:

                                      48" WITH TANK

                                  • lucas from Argentina asked:

                                    what "factory" bullet shoots ?

                                    • boyd from USA:

                                      .457 OR .458 .457 ROUND SWAGED LEAD BALLS WORK GREAT

                                    • anthony from USA:

                                      .45 cal

                                  • Raghuveer from India asked:

                                    is it able to hunt a big bore ? if yes max at what distance

                                    • Ray from USA:

                                      Look at Quackenbush web page for big game hunting information. One of his rifles has similar performance but different concept.

                                  • Ray from USA asked:

                                    Why do they not have 4500 psi tank for gun that will use so much air? Is it an issue of tank weight/weapon balance or cost of carbon fiber tank?

                                    • George from USA:

                                      The performance of the gun at, and below 3000PSI is astounding, and one of it's best selling points. A 4500PSI tank has to be filled from a 4500PSI tank, and after that it's less than 4500PSI, no more 4500PSI fills. At 3000PSi fill for the gun, you will obtain many refills from a 4500PSI tank.

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      I'm sure that weapon design and weight would suffer. From a practical standpoint, only the very largest weight slugs drain the tank enough to require another fill after 2 or 3 shots. The lesser weight slugs get 6 or 7 good shots before requiring a fill. Since this is a gun made for hunting, those numbers are quite effective. Most high powered hunting rifles hold 5 rounds in their magazine, then have to be reloaded!

                                    • anthony from USA:

                                      the biggest problem with that I think would be the cost associated with a carbon fiber tank.

                                    • Doug from USA:

                                      They do now jdsairman.com has one I just bought it you have to use his regulators to adapt it but at least it's available no

                                  • Ray from USA asked:

                                    Suggestion--might want to do comparison with Quackenbush 45cal.

                                    • Cell from USA:

                                      Since Quackenbush site has not taken orders since last November and updated a week ago that has no intention of opening up for new orders anytime soon I would elsewhere

                                  • nick from USA asked:

                                    can it use the other cal. barrels as well

                                    • George from USA:

                                      No No, it was not designed to have an interchangeable barrel

                                  • ed from USA asked:

                                    can I buy extra cylinders/reservoirs, prefill them and change them in the field?

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      You should buy a portable carbon fiber tank, fill it, and take it with you into the field, then you can refill the non removable weapon tank very easily. The use of a hand pump would be extremely tiring for this beast.

                                  • anthony from USA asked:

                                    can a .458 bullet be used safely with this diameter of .457 for the AirForce Texan?

                                    • Garrett from USA:

                                      Barrels can vary gun to gun. Slug the barrel and measure the slug after. Size ammo to be exact to 0.0005 over bore for best results from air. Powder burners can be well oversizeded but it will greatly reduce fps in air rifle.

                                    • boyd from USA:

                                      As long as the slug is soft lead either size .457 or .458 will work, some say .456 are working also. trial and error will determine what works for you.

                                    • Cell from USA:

                                      Airforce recommends a .457 sized bullet

                                    • roxspyder from USA:

                                      Lands and grooves. A .457 barrel needs a .458 slug for the rifling to properly grip the bullet

                                  • William from USA asked:

                                    Does this airgun use the standard hi-flow spin lock tank already for sale?

                                    • Bruno from USA:

                                      No. According to to Airforce site, the Texan has its own unique tank and valve system.

                                  • Guillermo from USA asked:

                                    Some one know how many shoots from one fill

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      It get various shots depending on th pellet used, a 405 grain pellet will only get 2 good accurate shots, the 146 round balls can get as many as 3 accurate shots,, no use going above 3000 pounds of air cause the first shot wont be very fast.

                                    • Cell from USA:

                                      Mine shoots too strong on first shot if I fill to 3000 psi, get 3 consistent shots if I fill to about 2800. This is with a 380 grain bullet.

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • joe wilson from USA asked:

                                    power looks good needs scope lowered needs to be repeter.think they will ever fix it

                                    • Garrett from USA:

                                      There are many lower power repeaters out there and they serve a function for target and smaller game (larger bag limit). This gun is designed to hunt larger game where a single shot is all you need as that's your season limit typically.

                                    • Cory from USA:

                                      Like most Air Force guns it will have the most ergonomic scope mounting with high rings. It is designed to be a single shot only.

                                  • Eric from USA asked:

                                    Will this allow for swapping barrels/calibers like other airforce guns?

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      Not by existing design.

                                  • Brian from USA asked:

                                    Will they ever include a clip? I can't load a pellet at a time. What if you have to make a follow up shot? I can't see hunting with only one pellet at a time.

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      On this gun, you need to manually seat the bullet into the bore making contact with the rifling, then close the breach. A magazine doesn't perform that function. A hunter must know his limitations, of which you appear to have many! You should become a fisherman.

                                    • Colin from USA:

                                      I expect they don't include a magazine because magazines restrict the ammo you can use. Many magazines won't allow round balls, and length of the ammo is often a problem. With a single and generous loading port, you don't have these restrictions.

                                    • michel from USA:

                                      buy a different gun and stop crying

                                    • michel from USA:

                                      best answer!!! just like he said above, make your shot count or go get a semi auto firearm

                                    • ted from USA:

                                      Does NASA launch 3 shuttles at a time hoping 1 of them will hit the moon ? You need to make your first shot count

                                  • william from USA asked:

                                    How many shots per fill on full power.

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • Edward from USA asked:

                                    They are making a hunting gun with a star track idea, any change to this/ anyone knows

                                    • jeff from USA:

                                      no . it would be a phaser then. not an air rifle.

                                    • Jim from USA:

                                      That's Star Trek not Star Track. just sayin'.

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      The Texan as you see it is how it will be produced unless you are referring to some other gun.

                                  • Edward from USA asked:

                                    anyone know if AF will ever change their gun style to a more traditional rifle, just asking

                                    • JON from USA:

                                      Since air rifles tend to be long, I have always thought that if the stock and furniture looked more like a Kentuck, that would be great. Or perhaps more airguns could be designed to look like the Girondoni 10 shot .46 caliber air rifle that Lewis and Clark brought with them when they set out on their mission of discovery and discovered that it rains in Oregon. You know, it's just a thought.

                                    • jeff from USA:

                                      order a custom stock from maddogstocks, it will look more traditional, the new raptor is a new design.

                                    • The Dude from USA:

                                      It looks more like a Ferrari than a Buick if that's what you call ugly..

                                    • Jim from USA:

                                      It is ugly just as all their rifles are. If they would design one more along the conventional rifle lines they would have a total winner I believe.

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      It is very ugly, isn't it? That was my opinion when I placed my order for one! Other than quality engineering, materials, functionality and accuracy, it's U-G-L-Y!

                                    • Erika from U.S. Virgin Islands:

                                      Probably not

                                  • clifton from USA asked:

                                    What do the groups look like @ 50 and 100 yards?

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      At 50 yards you'll have about an inch to maybe 2 inches pattern, As far as hunting medium game myself I'd keep it there on the 50 yard range. It's better predictable on windy days and various conditions. It's a good gun ,,

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      I shot a pre-production model at 100 yards and was able to put 3 shots in a roughly 2.5" group. More than accurate enough for just about any game hunting you may be doing at that distance.

                                  • Raghuveer from India asked:

                                    how many yard can we down a hug with this rifle

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      The shot will most likely go right through any animal you might shoot at 50-100 yards, so be careful of what's behind the target animal. This gun kills by bleed out (same as the arrow kills), not necessarily by shock, as so many other lesser velocity, lower energy guns rely on.

                                    • Cell from USA:

                                      With a 50 yard zero out 380 pellet was 3.5 mil dots on Hawke 6.5-20 at 20 power for 100 yards. According to Chairgun, the power was still way above 350 fpe so 100 yards is still more powerful than a Sam Yang 909 at the muzzle.

                                    • Edward from USA:

                                      Looking at the stats you should be able to take down a good size hog easily at 50 yds or more

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      At 100 yards you would still have roughly 150 FPE left over with a 400 grain slug, so assuming you could take an accurate shot at that distance, 100 yards would be doable.

                                  • Bernice from USA asked:

                                    How many full power shots before refill

                                    • Edward from USA:

                                      you can get 6 usable shots with a 215 grain 370fpe using pelletier's numbers

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      Realistically, 3-5.

                                  • paul from USA asked:

                                    what is the rate of twist in this 45 barrel? and who builds it?

                                    • Cell from USA:

                                      It is a 20 twist by LW

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      I believe they are still nailing down the supplier, although I have heard it will be LW. Not sure on Twist at this time

                                  • brian from USA asked:

                                    Who makes this barrel? Is it button cut rifling or hammer forged? What is the twist rate and is it choked? What does the caliber actually slug out to?

                                    • roxspyder from USA:

                                      Airforce is still waiting for the shipment of barrels coming from Germany, they are LW barrels.

                                    • Bruno from USA:

                                      Twist rate is listed as 1:20 on the Airforce site.

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      I have heard LW. All the other details we will not know until we actually get the guns, unless you contact Airforce and ask them directly.

                                  • Michael from USA asked:

                                    Can this model be baffled?

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      This gun is not baffled! It is L-O-U-D - much like a centerfire rifle! When you shoot, game animals and people will hear it!

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      Currently, there is no way to do so.

                                  • Neil from USA asked:

                                    How many shots per fill? How consistent is the velocity? Lothar walther barrel?

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5, the pre-production model I shot was not chronographed while shooting. But I achieved a 2.5" three shot group at 100 yards before the shots began to show significant drop. Should be an LW, not certain yet.

                                  • Joe from USA asked:

                                    Wonder how many shots per fill it gets ?

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • John from USA asked:

                                    How many shots per fill?

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • Gerald R from USA asked:

                                    How many good shots per fill

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • Gordon from Canada asked:

                                    How many shots at high power?

                                    • deerflyguy from USA:

                                      Depending on bullet weight, you should get from 2-6 good shots before needing a fill up.

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      3-5

                                  • Robert from USA asked:

                                    how many shots can you get from a full fill

                                    • Val from USA:

                                      5-6 shots

                                  • Martin from USA asked:

                                    How many shots at useful distance? What does the side lever do?

                                    • Tyler from USA:

                                      Depends on what you consider useful. 3-5 shots should be feasible though. The side lever is the cocking mechanism.

                                  • Curtis from USA asked:

                                    What cal best fits bore? .454, .457, .451, etc?

                                    • shaggy24740 from USA:

                                      I ordered a sizer to uniform my 458 bullets to 457. I also use the 457 airgun pellets from Hunters supply, I think Pyrmid air has as good of a price on the pellets as Hunters supply. They just have a better selection at Hunter supply, be sure and ask for air gun pellets ..

                                    • michel from USA:

                                      I spoke with a rep from airforce today 2/5/2015. she said the actual caliber will be .457

                                    • Joshua from USA:

                                      .458

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