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#7081942 - 02/16/18 08:22 PM Air Rifle for Game Animals
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Registered: 11/11/06
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link to pellet gun click here

This air rifle fires a 550 grain slug and groups with in an inch at 50 yards.

1. Anyone on here have one?

2. How does a 550 grain slug fired from a pellet gun at 50 yards compare to a 55 grain fired from an AR?

I found a TV program called American air gunner. They killed a couple of goats. Got me to thinking.
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#7081962 - 02/16/18 08:36 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Illegal on game animals in Texas.
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#7081984 - 02/16/18 09:09 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Plan on using one on my neighborhood coyote next time I see him. 1200fps alloy pointed tip should make a statement
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#7082097 - 02/16/18 11:37 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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The air guns are gaining followers everyday. I was surprised when I shot a friends air gun, it was as accurate as the shooter. The good ones are not the old Red Ryder BB guns or the pump up rifles from our youths.
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#7082105 - 02/16/18 11:58 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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If you go on YouTube and look at Team Wild TV's videos with the Benjamin Rogue and Bulldog .357s, you'll be surprised by what an airgun can do.

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#7082126 - 02/17/18 01:15 AM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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#7082836 - 02/17/18 05:01 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8183
Loc: bastrop county
I have always like the idea, just can't justify, have to many guns I am not shooting now.
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#7082913 - 02/17/18 06:18 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Registered: 10/09/15
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Loc: Arizona
The big bore air rifles are very expensive.
We have a customer (Airguns of Arizona) who hunts big game with a pre-charged pneumatic, PCP, in US and Africa. It works but shot placement is everything, like hunting with a 45ACP.
With the PCP there is a lot of support equipment, tanks of air or other gas to recharge gun, hoses etc.

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#7083011 - 02/17/18 07:39 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 307
Loc: San Antonio
That and they are almost as loud as a regular rifle when you get into the big bores.
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#7083063 - 02/17/18 08:12 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
They sure keep the squirrels under control
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#7083076 - 02/17/18 08:33 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Loc: North Central, Tx
I think I'm getting one. A 117. On the show he was grouping within an inch at 50 and 3 or 4 at 75 yards.
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#7083096 - 02/17/18 08:59 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 11/29/07
Posts: 1706
Loc: Seclusion, tx
Good chance it will be legal on game animals next year!

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#7083931 - 02/18/18 05:38 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 78
They're legal for squirrels. Squirrels are game animals.

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#7084909 - 02/19/18 01:36 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HOF]
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 1282
Loc: Azle, TX
We need to give input on the proposed Airgun Regulation. As it is written now they are only going to limit Airguns to .30 Calibers and above. My concern is there are to many .30 caliber Target Rifle's out there that shouldn't be used to hunt Deer. There are also .257 caliber PCP air rifles that are powerful enough that could be used, but the rule as written will prevent them from being used.

I would encourage you to state your opinion on their public comment page. I posted my comment that, the restriction should be limited by bullet weight and Foot Pounds of Energy and not by caliber alone. Generally, 1.5 times body weight is a safe margin as to FPE at the muzzle for a clean kill. Here is a video of a 150+ pound hog I shot with my 180 FPE .257 caliber PCP air rifle. The hog went about 80 yards.

Here is the pic of the hog taken the next day.

My gun is 55" long for reference.

This link will take you to where you can post comments: https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/feedback...iled_deer.phtml


Edited by HornSlayer (02/20/18 07:45 AM)

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#7085228 - 02/19/18 06:12 PM Re: Air Rifle for Game Animals [Re: HornSlayer]
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Loc: Howard County
Tried twice to watch your video and gave up. Edit please.
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