October 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm #22933
I bought the Texan .308/Hawke scope combo back in July. I have put about 600 shots through it with varying results. I’m new to high-end PCP’s and so the learning curve has been steep. 90% of the time I’m bench shooting here at the ranch. Here are some of my concerns/questions. Please feel to comment if yo have some advice for me. Thanks in advance. My gun is bone stock.
I don’t know what the tuning wheel does or how to use it properly. Owners manual was vague at best. Can someone explain the principles of using the wheel? More does what, less does what, should I mess with it at all, etc.
Would a shroud help with accuracy? I don’t care about the noise, but I have heard rumblings about the barrel of the .308 Texan being somewhat less stable than the .45 or .357. I really don’t want to add length, but if it helps with groupings so be it.
Would a muzzle break have any effect at all or would it just be for cosmetics?
At some point I would like to add a stock. Any feedback or opinions on what has worked for you?
That’s all I can think of off of the top of my head. Thanks in advance. No one of us knows more than all of us.
KevinOctober 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm #272060rrdstarrParticipant
power wheel is just that, to tune for more power. It allows you to control the speed/fps of the bullet.
No Shroud nor muzzle break improve accuracy!
A MadDog stock is a great addition. It stiffens the platform(more rigid of a rifle).
You’ll have to experiment with different cast bullets to see what is most accurate for your Texan. Just like .22lr’s, they are all a little different.
RickOctober 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm #272066
Thank you Rick. The noise of the gun doesn’t bother me and I really don’t want to add length to an already long gun if it won’t help grouping. Your feedback on the stock is just what I needed; stiffening up this gun is needed and I’d rather allocate my money towards what ‘will’ make a difference instead of what ‘might’ make a difference.
KevinOctober 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm #272067rrdstarrParticipant
Which Hawke scope do you have?
I always spend an equal amount on the scope as the rifle(air or PB).October 31, 2017 at 9:27 pm #272175caboose212Participant
I’m going to be getting a Texan in .357 within the next six months or so. I’m going to actually be shortening the barrel down to 24″ or so, and having a new barrel from TJ’s machined to fit. It should be much more accurate. TJ’s barrels and certain bullet/pellet combinations are, for the most part, proven combinations. Like the TJ’s airgun .30 barrel. TJ’s 1-10 and 1-14 twist .257 barrels (depending on what weight/length of bullet you’re shooting). Proven barrels, across multiple platforms.
If the accuracy isn’t up to snuff for you, perhaps you could look into changing the barrel? It’ll be expensive though.November 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm #272182
I resolved my main accuracy issue. My barrel was so lead fouled that it took 1.5 hours of cleaning just to pass a jag through it. I also have a Mad Dog stock on the way (both for comfort and performance)November 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm #272184caboose212Participantquote Steelhead:
Holy shit!! That’s a lot of lead fouling! I’m glad you solved your accuracy issues!
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