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Hog taken with air rifle

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My hog taken with my custom high power .457cal air rifle.
Shot with a 405gr hollow point at 40yrds. Dropped it in it's tracks.
Hog weighed in at 225lbs
Next hunt will be with my custom .58 cal air rifle.
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   bt4264
Dude, You're a beast!!! That's awesome...
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A .45 caliber air rifle launching 405 grains of lead? Sounds like a baddddddd dude
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405 grains, sounds awful heavy for 45 cal. What is the reason for such a long bullet? Does it have something to do with air instead of the powder?
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Who makes the one your using? I've been reading up on the model Dennis Quackenbush makes and he has several reasonably price models in .308 and 50 caliber. Congrats, how did it feel to take him with an air gun?
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I build the rifles. I'm one of approx 4 in the US thats building the Bigbore air rifles and the only one in the South.

We use a heavier bullet because of the slower velocities and still retain the FPE to make a clean kill.

These guns will produce from 300 to 800 FPE depending on bullet weight.

It's a exspensive hobby to get into but it's a hoot to shoot and nothing like the feeling you get when you drop a 400lb hog or deer with one.

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That's awesome CC. Do you use a patched ball in the .58? What kind of velocity do you get? Is the report anything like a low velocity cartridge load? Man, I'd love to stop by one day and see those guns.
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...I think it's the coming thing for intelligent stealth...using short and fatal shots...the sales should be high within the ranks of advanced seasoned hunters...cheers to 'ya
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All bullet for these rifles are cast from soft lead.

The '58 has a 580 bore so it's hard to get the correct bullet. I use a Lee mold with a 578 dia. and it works quite well.
The 456gr pushes around 850 fps and pass thru a 400lb hog

The .457 will shoot any lead 45-70 you get off the shelf.
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   Guy L
Sounds pretty cool. How is the air system set up? CO2 cartridge or other compressed air system? Can't imagine how many pumps you would need to get that much lead goin that fast!
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How loud is that thing? It could come in handy if it is quiet......Public land secrets!!!!!
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is delivered by high pressure air using scuba or carbon fiber tanks.

fill pressure is 3200 to 3800psi and rifles will get 3 to 4 shots per fill. Plenty shots for hunting as mostly you only get 1 shot and you make that one count and possibly a 2nd finish shot
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   10_foe
3800 PSI. Wow!
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