Airforce Airguns: World’s Most Powerful Air Guns Add New Calibers — SHOT Show 2016


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Last year, Airforce Airguns changed the rules with the introduction of their most powerful air gun: the Texan. This beast launches a 45 caliber projectile at over 1000 ft./s and generates energy levels of over 500 foot-pounds. This clearly put the Texan at the top of the heap as the world’s most powerful production air rifle. Most people would’ve called it a day and said I’m going to Disneyland but not Airforce Airguns.

These aren't backyard guns, but air rifles designed for hunting.

These aren’t backyard guns, but air rifles designed for hunting.

New for 2016 the good folks at Airforce Airguns are introducing to new calibers of the Texan. They are adding a.357 and .308 calibers to the lineup. This will offer huge flexibility for hunters of predators, varmints and pretty much any small to medium-sized North American game. These two new options are offering over 300 foot-pounds of energy in the.357 and are approaching 300 foot-pounds in the .308.

The Airforce guns are powerful, and make a statement.

The Airforce guns are powerful, and make a statement.

The team at Airforce Airguns are driven by their own passion for hunting and shooting. They also have a keen sense of listening to the customer. I can testify that after spending only a few minutes is obvious that they love what they do with this combination it’s easy to see why they keep raising the bar.

In addition to new caliber offerings they have also introduced a new tilt bipod feature with an innovative new friction lock lever that is designed to mount to either the top or the bottom of the rifle via standardized mounting. This allows for precise placement of the bipod to assure optimal shooting height, position and comfort. The new friction lock lever provides the added benefit of being one of the quickest to change bipod’s in the industry while allowing for rock solid mount every time.

The new friction lock bi-pod.

The new friction lock bipod.

 

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  • Smoke Hill Farm February 5, 2016, 2:24 am

    I have always been surprised that so few people have turned to high-quality airguns for so many purposes — predator control, small game hunting, and even serious prepping. I discovered them more by accident almost 30 yrs ago when we rescued a dog that was totally gun-shy and, at the sound of even .22-cal gunfire, would panic to the point that he was a danger to himself by chewing thru a leash or breaking it & running away. There are techniques, I know now, to fix this problem (usually), but since we used a .22 for predator control on the farm, and a shotgun for keeping the population of trash birds down, in desperation I bought a .22-caliber target airgun — a Diana/RWS model 34, which had excellent ratings from everyone. To my relief (and surprise) I found it to be very easy to use, amazingly accurate and having very little maintenance compared to regular firearms. Because of its caliber and high FPS, it could kill small game (coon, possum, skunk) at 40-50 yards and do serious damage to larger animals (fox, coyote) at the same range. With a scope, I suspect it would do better, though even un-scoped it was more than adequate for my needs on a small farm & kennel. And the gun-shy dog was nowhere near as spooked by the noise.

    Birds were a tougher shot, of course, because of their size, but I found I could reliably kill starlings, crows & grackles at around 50 to 60 feet, and get about 50% up to around 100 feet or more. Again, probably a scope would have raised my kill rate considerably. And my ammo budget dropped like a rock … not surprising considering the cost of pellets compared to shotgun shells (even reloads) and decent-quality .22 or .22 magnum ammo. I keep many thousands of pellets (of various types) around since this ammo basically has a “forever” shelf life and, should we ever get into a SHTF environment, this airgun should enable us to save our regular .22 ammo for something requiring more “punch.” The relatively quiet “report” of the airgun may also be a real advantage in many SHTF situations.

    I bought the Diana/RWS around 1989 or so, and 27 years later I am still enthusiastic about its quality. We have probably put a couple of thousand pellets through it with zero repairs or problems. We do regularly run the cleaning pellets through it, and are moderately careful to keep the rifle out of the rain, etc.

    These higher-power airguns by AirForce seem to have some tremendous advantages, and I’m definitely going to look at them.

  • Robert Dougherty February 5, 2016, 1:35 am

    I love air guns. Never had one of this brand, but the larger calibre is of interest. The steel storm, various others, nice to shoot with accuracy, and not have to do much “cleaning.” Home builds, it is NOT that difficult, to build an air gun. At $1000, for this product, heck, how hard to build something better for $100 in parts? As for buh (previous comment)
    “I hope they are exporting these to europe. Air guns is all most can buy over there because of gun laws, and they cant keep bb guns on the shelf right now as many are “arming” themselves for the refugees who are raping and stealing and bringing disease’s to the region”
    Would you really think to go on ISIS terrorists, with a BB Gun? They are funded, millions of dollars, from Saudi. I know about the rapes, terror, in Europe. I am sorry for that, it is despicable. You cannot even defend your loved ones, and family, due to Draconian gun laws. The world is changing. You best investigate unconventional defense items.
    As for this product, I think it is GREAT! But…for a thousand dollars, I could probably buy 3 .303 Mark whatever British Enfield rifles. A Remington….I realise, that is not the point, this is an air rifle forum! And if you weigh in at 300 plus pounds, and kill coyotes, I have nothing but curses for you. Grow up.

  • KMacK February 4, 2016, 1:33 pm

    Great development! There are a number of people who for various reasons can’t own real firearms; now there is an alternative other than the bow and arrows.
    While a max of 300 ft/lbs isn’t great, it is sufficient for most thin skinned game at a moderate distance. Additionally, air guns are less noisy than firearms but just as accurate. Great idea, AirForce, and great guns!

  • buh February 4, 2016, 11:30 am

    I hope they are exporting these to europe. Air guns is all most can buy over there because of gun laws, and they cant keep bb guns on the shelf right now as many are “arming” themselves for the refugees who are raping and stealing and bringing disease’s to the region

    • Archangel February 4, 2016, 5:07 pm

      In some countries in Europe, they have air gun FPS and energy restrictions, or it is considered the same as a firearm.

  • Denis February 4, 2016, 10:18 am

    What about the Dragon Claw Dual Tank Air Rifle air rifle which uses .50 caliber pellets? Also, where is the grain comparison?! I’ve never seen a mention of air guns without mentioning grains.

  • Vrf Sistemleri February 4, 2016, 8:15 am

    Can I found any other information about this subject in other languages?

  • Steve K February 4, 2016, 7:31 am

    Somebody’s gotta be the BIGGEST. Might as well be a TEXAN.

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