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Old 06-30-2020, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default AirForce Texan Carbine .457 earns it keep first time out.


I picked up a Texan Carbine .457 about 2 weeks ago determined to make it my night hunting rig. I contacted DonnyFl and told him I wanted to keep it short but quiet. He sent me a invoice and I paid it, not 100% sure what I was getting. The gun showed up on a Saturday and by Sunday evening had my Wraith, bipod, and sling mounted. The DonnyFl package showed up the middle of the week. Got it installed that weekend and decided to sight it in and hunt the same night. I shot a decent 55yd group with some extra 290 grain HP slugs from V.I.P. So I headed to the stand. First group came in right at dark but would not come all the way. They turned and walked off. About 10 minutes later my camera is sending pics that they went to my other feeder. Waited all night til about 5:30am the next morning. Heard squealing and grunting And another group came in. Watched them thru the scope for a bit trying to figure out which one needed to go. A big sow busted in and looked like she was about to pop. She won, I lined up on her and waited for the right shot. She made the mistake of giving me that shot. First shot she dropped and pigs scattered. One ran almost all the way to my blind, fatal mistake 2 nd shot and second pig down. Reloaded and seen another pig stop and look back towards the corn, another fatal mistake. 3rd shot hit just behind the last rib on the left side and exited at the right shoulder. That one made it into the trees about 25 yds. I reloaded again and put anchoring shots on the first 2 pigs. All was quite again. Waited til daylight to go check everything and to see if I could find the 3rd pig. I knew then this will be my only nite hunting rig for awhile.
I have everything on video and will post it when I get it all edited. All said and done I fired 5 rounds and all 5 hit the mark. The work begin then.

AirForce Texan Carbine .457

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V.I.P. Slugs 290 gr HP

Long write up, but I cannot express on how well this gun preformed the first time out. Canít wait to get out again this 4th of July weekend.



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Old 06-30-2020, 01:44 PM   #2
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Very nice looks like you have a serious addiction
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:28 PM   #3
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Wow! Nice work Chris!
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:35 PM   #4
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Not bad, sounds like fun. I still want one of those Airforce Texans myself, probably in .457, also.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:59 PM   #5
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Nice rig buddy


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Old 06-30-2020, 09:21 PM   #6
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Cool gun. I looked it up, around $1200 for the gun. How much was the package deal?
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:31 PM   #7
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That's what I am talking about. Nice shooting, making that single shot move fast.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:39 AM   #8
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Not bad, sounds like fun. I still want one of those Airforce Texans myself, probably in .457, also.
I will be listing a Texan LSS .457 in about a week for sale.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:42 AM   #9
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Cool gun. I looked it up, around $1200 for the gun. How much was the package deal?
How I have mine set up, you are looking at under $2k. Great thing is no paperwork on it or keeping quiet.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:44 AM   #10
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That's what I am talking about. Nice shooting, making that single shot move fast.
Action on this gun is very smooth and with 4 of these Texans, I have spent a lot of time behind them.
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:46 AM   #11
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Very nice looks like you have a serious addiction
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Wow! Nice work Chris!
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:43 AM   #12
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Awesome Chris
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:01 AM   #13
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:29 PM   #14
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Great job Buddy! Sounds like a blast.
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Old 07-04-2020, 03:25 AM   #15
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Great job Buddy! Sounds like a blast.
It has been a blast!!!

Got another boar down tonight. Will get pics in the morning.
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:00 AM   #16
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Old 07-04-2020, 04:19 AM   #17
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how many shots are you getting on s fill up ive got a hatsan 6.8 l tank i always kep in the vehicle for refills and a compressor. considered getting one myself right now im using .25 calibers
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:40 AM   #18
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Great job Buddy! Sounds like a blast.
Yea of HP AIR!!!!Been on the want For 1 also...
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:44 AM   #19
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how many shots are you getting on s fill up ive got a hatsan 6.8 l tank i always kep in the vehicle for refills and a compressor. considered getting one myself right now im using .25 calibers
Normally I refill after 4 shots. I get 2-3 shots with no real change on impact and 4th shot will be a little low. I keep a tank in my truck just in case I need it.
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Old 07-04-2020, 08:28 PM   #20
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Got this one Friday night about midnight. 168# on a scale. Should have had him Thursday night but my IR light went out when I was waiting for him to turn just right. One shot and he was down without even a kick. Back in the blind tonight (Saturday) waiting on his buddies to show back up.


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Old 07-05-2020, 09:21 AM   #21
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Went back out last night. Sounded like a war zone with all the fireworks going off. Stayed all night waiting on these guys to come in. This was the running buddy of the boar I shot Friday night. Plus got a meat pig for a buddy when he came right back in looking for daddy.






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Old 07-05-2020, 10:45 AM   #22
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Went back out last night. Sounded like a war zone with all the fireworks going off. Stayed all night waiting on these guys to come in. This was the running buddy of the boar I shot Friday night. Plus got a meat pig for a buddy when he came right back in looking for daddy.






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Old 07-05-2020, 11:01 AM   #23
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What is the range on these shots?
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:35 PM   #24
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Whackin and stackin

Need some videos
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:46 PM   #25
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Your cleaning house Chris!
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:47 PM   #26
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Nice. Just saw a replica of the Lewis and Clark air rifle they used.
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Old 07-05-2020, 02:20 PM   #27
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Cleaning them up!!!! Nicely done buddy!
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:48 PM   #28
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That sounds like a GREAT time!
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:33 PM   #29
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What is the range on these shots?
All these were shot from 12yds out to about 40yds. I have this gun sighted in at 55yds. This gun is only being used for night hunting.

My other 2 Texans ( .457 and .257 ) are both sighted in for 100yds .
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:35 PM   #30
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Whackin and stackin

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Everything is on video, just trying to work my way thru them.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:36 PM   #31
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That thing is bad A!
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:26 PM   #32
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I gotta quit opening your threads.

I was drinking and shopping last week. Good thing when I checked it said sold out
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:52 AM   #33
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I gotta quit opening your threads.

I was drinking and shopping last week. Good thing when I checked it said sold out
I can take care of that. Fixing to list a Texan LSS .457, nothing wrong with it. I bought it from a local guy that said it was leaking and I got that fixed. Just to long for me.

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