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AirForce Texan Big Bore Air Rifle

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  • 0.257 (6.5mm)

    Caliber: 0.257 (6.5mm), Stock: Synthetic, Handle: Ambi, AirForce Texan: Go big or go home! The world's most powerful production air rifle.

  • 0.30" (7.62mm)
  • 0.357 /9mm
  • 0.45"

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  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Customer reviews
  • Q & A: 88 answered questions
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  • Made in the.
    Made in the USA, with German match barrels.
  • Airforce Texan air rifle
  • Precharged pneumatic
  • Single-shot
  • Sidelever
  • 11mm dovetail
  • 34" barrel
  • 2-stage trigger (adj. for position only)
  • 2.06-lb. trigger-pull
  • Automatic safety
  • Textured grip
  • 490cc tank
  • Pressure-relief device
  • 3000 psi (200 bar) max fill pressure
  • Adjustable power
  • Extended optics rail
  • 7.65 lbs. (without scope & mount)
  • No baffles/is not silenced
  • 13.875" to 15" length of pull
  • Buttplate can be rotated right and left for some cast-on and cast-off adjustability
  • Made in USA


AirForce Airguns recommends using only lead projectiles.
Does not include the scope, rings and bipod shown in some of the images.



The AirForce Texan is the world's most powerful production air rifle: .45-caliber bullets going up to 1,000 fps and getting 500+ ft-lbs.

Easily load a projectile, cock the gun, take aim, squeeze the trigger and deliver jaw-dropping power. Because the gun doesn't come with open sights, you'll need to mount a scope.

An entire world of hunting opportunities has just opened up to you!

Airgun writer Tom Gaylord did some testing of the Texan, and you can see a chart of his velocity results by clicking the thumbnail images.

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Caliber0.257 (6.5mm)
Max Velocity960 fpsMeasured with 87 ammo
Muzzle Energy175 ft/lbsMeasured with 87 ammo
Loudness5-High
Barrel Length34.0"
Overall Length48.0"
Shot Capacity1
BarrelRifled
Front Sightnone
Rear Sightnone
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage non-adjustable
ButtplateAdjustable
Suggested forHunting
Trigger Pull2.06 lbs
ActionSidelever
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantPre-charged pneumatic
FunctionSingle-shot
Max Shots per Fill10
Body TypeRifle
Fixed/adj. powerMultiple settings
Weight7.65 lbs
Cylinder Size490 cc
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By robert from USA on 2019-01-04
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Things I liked: Well built , things in pictures I thought would b plastic are metal , and I was worried the gun would b rather large but it is actually compact in size !

Things I would have changed: AR style weaver rails everywhere like the Benjamin armada would be super nice in a perfect world but Oh well !

What others should know: Wear ear plugs , it is loud , and expect a little kick ,

 

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By Abdullah from USA on 2018-12-08
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Things I liked: this gun is the very best gun made;

Things I would have changed: nothing;

What others should know: The Texan .457 is really a very accurate gun. And if tuned right, it is amazing. Setting your ammo to the proper setting when you dial it in on the rifle may take a few rounds to set, but once it;s there the gun will react exactly as it should. This gun is a crafted piece of equipment that's far above most other rifles. and if you check out most of the other reviews and videos by people on U-Tube, you can get a sense of just how much you can do with this gun. But one thing I will say for everyone that owns this gun is that you should get your self a deresonator which will take the vibration out of the barrel when you shoot. You can get them at Hunter Supply,and also, if you want your gun to be very quiet, like mouse farts, then you should get the Texan Short Shroud .457, it's so silent that you can't even hear the crack of the rifle. It's at Hunters Supply too.I use both because I shoot indoors when weather is nasty or too cold, or wet, I have a little over 10 meters indoors.

 

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By chris from USA on 2018-11-02
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Things I liked: Outstanding power and lots of available ammo and other aftermarket stuff for it. After trying ammo from many different sources I have settled on Nielsen Specialty for the most accurate ammo for it.

Things I would have changed: I have never been a fan of the appearance of the AirForce design, however the more I use this the less I mind the Star Wars blaster appearance.

What others should know: If you are looking for a high quality hunting air rifle for large game this is completely adequate. It is big, loud and has tons of power. Tuning and zeroing your Texan takes some time and attention (and a lot of air). Buy several different weights and types of ammo from different sources to find what your Texan prefers as you would any other air rifle. Fine tune with the power wheel starting at the lowest power level and work your way up slowly.

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  • Craig from USA asked:

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

    • iif from USA:

      Depends on the weight of the slug.

  • 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!?

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      Item Description

      AFU20257 [PY-3575-8988]
      AirForce Texan: Go big or go home! The world's most powerful production air rifle.
      Caliber0.257 (6.5mm)
      Max Velocity960 fpsMeasured with 87 ammo
      Muzzle Energy175 ft/lbsMeasured with 87 ammo
      StockSynthetic
      GripAmbi
      ColorBlack

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