Big bore airgun hunting ?
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07-04-2011, 12:32 AM #1
Big bore airgun hunting ?
Does any PH out there have any experience of this on African game?
[airgun = no licence required???]
Quackenbush Air Guns
07-04-2011, 07:19 AM #2
You will see just how quickly they amend the Fire Arms Bill to make permits compulsory for airguns in RSA as well - or at least above .177 cal
Very interesting though - i honestly never knew you get such huge airgun calibersFHM3006
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07-04-2011, 10:12 AM #3
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I am not sure any PH will want to take you very soon with the air rifle for big game...
I found that the smaller .490 balls shot okay, but nothing to get excited about. They produced 1.8-inch groups at 30 yards - good enough to blast a pop can, but not what Dennis had lead me to believe his gun could do. They ranged around 755 to 760 f.p.s. for the first shot on an 84-degree day. Since they weigh about 175 grains, that's about 223 ft.-lbs., which is nothing to sneeze at, but not up to spec for a Bandit.
The .495 Speer swaged balls worked like a charm! They loaded just as easily as the .490s, so the bolt leverage and rifling taper is obviously right.
Being a trifle larger, these balls weigh an average of 182-and-a-fraction grains. At 3,200 psi, the first shot moved out at 801 f.p.s., for a muzzle energy of 259.35 foot-pounds. Quackenbush rates his Bandit at 250 foot-pounds, but the truth is, with use, the gun loosens up and may well go just a bit faster than advertised. You can help this along with lubrication of the heavy hammer.
The LA Outlaw shoots a 430gr bullet at 732fps, which is 509fpe. This rifle will produce two powerful shots from its reservoir on one fill. It doesn’t need to be line fed from a scuba bottle, it doesn’t have the dependency of life support from a remote air source.
The LA Outlaw rifle operates on high pressure air, 3,000 psi. It can be filled from a scuba tank, airgun hand pump, or high pressure (3,000 psi) compressor.James Grage - New Mexico
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07-05-2011, 09:01 AM #4
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I just don't see any use of these kind of guns for myself. I like archery gear and my gun powder too much.
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