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    An Airbow is an airgun.... Bob

    An Airbow is an airgun....

    Bob
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    14,000 / 700 = 20 hrs., not 200.... just...

    14,000 / 700 = 20 hrs., not 200.... just sayin'....

    Bob
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    A 2% total ES in pellet weight would cause only a...

    A 2% total ES in pellet weight would cause only a 1% velocity change.... At 50 yards, the trajectory difference will be about a 0.1" difference in the POI.... If you are seeing flyers, I think you...
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    I use 40:1, ie 2.5% tin.... Wheel weights are...

    I use 40:1, ie 2.5% tin.... Wheel weights are generally too hard for airgun use, you want either pure lead, or a small amount of tin, and keep the BHN under 10....

    Bob
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    Anyone who can get 1" groups at 100 yards with an...

    Anyone who can get 1" groups at 100 yards with an airgun deserves your respect, they are few and far between.... Over on the Gateway To Airguns, we have a club called NUAH, which stands for "Nuttin'...
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    Huge difference between a .25 cal Condor and a...

    Huge difference between a .25 cal Condor and a .257 Texan.... just sayin'....

    Bob
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    I only have experience with one gas-spring...

    I only have experience with one gas-spring airgun, and it broke two supposedly springer rated scopes.... It was harder to cock than the same gun with a coil spring, but did deliver a bit more...
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    I know quite a few airgunners use 10 Wt Silicone...

    I know quite a few airgunners use 10 Wt Silicone R/C Shock Oil to sparingly lube their slugs.... I believe a few drops in a baggie, add the slugs and work them around is the technique....

    Bob
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    Cast the bullets in pure tin, the weight will be...

    Cast the bullets in pure tin, the weight will be 65% of what they would be in lead.... Run that in your calculator and see what you get.... I checked out the Bison Ballistics calculator, and the Sg...
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    100 yards in wind is very difficult with pellets,...

    100 yards in wind is very difficult with pellets, but OK with slugs.... Further than that, you must allow significant drop, but I have seen sub MOA groups achieved with slugs at 200 yards in calm...
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    If you scale down a 180 gr. bullet from 0.308" to...

    If you scale down a 180 gr. bullet from 0.308" to 0.284" it will weigh about 141 gr.... just so you know....

    If you only change the diameter, but leave the length the same (and every point in...
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    This is a common method for increasing the...

    This is a common method for increasing the stiffness of airgun barrels.... Here is a photo of my .257 Condor barrel sleeved with a 26mm OD carbon sleeve over the 16mm barrel, compared to the original...
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    A .224 round ball would be too large for airgun...

    A .224 round ball would be too large for airgun barrels.... It would be very likely to get stuck, or at the minimum provide low velocity compared to its ~ 16 gr. weight.... Airgun barrels run...
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    If you had a frontal shot on that 'coon and she...

    If you had a frontal shot on that 'coon and she was looking straight at you, the pellet likely glanced off her skull.... To make that shot work, she would have to have her head down, to make the...
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    Looks from the drawing that Meplat is a lot...

    Looks from the drawing that Meplat is a lot smaller than 0.30".... just sayin'....

    Bob
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    Target too big?.... move further back.... Bob

    Target too big?.... move further back....

    Bob
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    I haven't tried it yet, but the next time I have...

    I haven't tried it yet, but the next time I have a 20 lb. Propane tank that is out of date, I am going to cut the round bottom off, level with the bottom of the parallel sides.... I am then going to...
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    24X is certainly too much magnification for a...

    24X is certainly too much magnification for a 40mm objective, you will notice darkening of the image past about 16X.... I use a 3-12X for hunting gophers out to 100 yd.... The only time I use more...
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    Accurate cannot do anything smaller than...

    Accurate cannot do anything smaller than 0.28"....

    Bob
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    I've never tried it, but those who have find they...

    I've never tried it, but those who have find they lose a lot of velocity, because by the time they size it small enough to not jam in the bore, they get too much blowby.... The jacket material is...
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    Interestingly, gas-check style bullets, without...

    Interestingly, gas-check style bullets, without the gas check fitted, tend to be very accurate in airguns.... often more so than the same design in a flat base.... It could be the slight difference...
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    I do, and I get a LOT of fills, when I am filling...

    I do, and I get a LOT of fills, when I am filling to 2000 psi.... Don't discount what you can do with that pressure, my Grouse gun has killed hundreds over the past decade.... Having said that, if...
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    I have done only limited testing with the .30 cal...

    I have done only limited testing with the .30 cal "Magnum" pellet from NOE, in a 26" twist TJ's barrel.... It shot well at close range, but was subject to spiralling at longer ranges.... I did not...
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    The 68 gr. BBT made by NOE has a calculated...

    The 68 gr. BBT made by NOE has a calculated minimum twist rate of 27".... I does, in fact, work great from the TJ's 26" twist barrel.... I designed it to work with that.... It is 0.375" long, and the...
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    The chamber on the Texan is very short, machined...

    The chamber on the Texan is very short, machined for pellets, not slugs, which is rather silly, considering the .308 is a slug shooter.... I designed some slugs for Texans for NOE, with a smaller...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check