AEAC reviews the Western Big Bores Bushbuck .45

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    Michael
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    Dirte
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    That packs a wallop! It didn’t look like you were wearing hearing protection. Possible I missed it…..How loud is it?

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    DetailKY
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    Awesome video as always. Now I gotta convince my lady I need one. It was hard enough to get my .357 through the door but she’s been liking it since it started putting deer in the freezer. I’ll tell her with that much power I can shoot two at a time! Think she’ll understand? Time to go insulate the dog house just in case. 

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    Tominco
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    I’ve shot it… It’s loud! I’d certainly recommend hearing protection. It’s also incredibly fun to feel the kickback from a “pellet gun”. 
    Pull trigger, fire “air cannon” = INSTANT SMILE, coupled with giggles of delight. :D LOL
    Tom

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    Deja
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    yea where was that sound meter in this review?

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    Willie14228
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    I don’t know but I would almost bet Steve will have one of those in his closet
    Loved the grin when knocked the steel target for a loop and when he blew that gallon jug up.

    Hey Steve you know you can get 10% off and be able to add one more to the closet right? ;)

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    Willie14228
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    Yikes 2 grand………
    it would take something A Lot! More than a ring as a preemptive strike to keep my wife from going ballistic on that toy purchase.

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    Deja, if you’re curious about the sound meter, this rifle isn’t a good fit for ya, lol

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    No Willie, I do the have one.  Florida game isn’t large enough for that monstrosity, haha

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    Michael
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    So many airguns, so little time. Boy that could certainly take down a pig or two!

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    Willie14228
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    MichaelSo many airguns, so little time. Boy that could certainly take down a pig or two!

    Me and you are on the same page…. come to papa Mr Pigzilla

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    Willie14228
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    DetailKYAwesome video as always. Now I gotta convince my lady I need one. It was hard enough to get my .357 through the door but she’s been liking it since it started putting deer in the freezer. I’ll tell her with that much power I can shoot two at a time! Think she’ll understand? Time to go insulate the dog house just in case. 


    refer to this idea it might at least reduce the dog house time
    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/pre-emptive-bribery/

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    Willie14228
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    All joke’s aside the bushbuck looks great, and I like the crony numbers. Big bores is all I own so I hope you don’t mind me asking you some questions.
    Steve you refilled after every shot right?, what was the pressure drop for each of the slugs?
    did you try to run a three shot string on high power without a refill if so what was the P.O.I drop for each one
    Also did you zero in at 50 yards? If so what was the drop at 100 and 150
    At 100 yards how many mil dots did you need to hold over.

    ******I don’t remember you mentioning a safety does it have one? Was it a auto safety or manual**** big deal for that big gun
    What was the breech space “How long of a slug will it accept?

    Thanks sorry for the long list

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    Wepop
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    That rifle looks a lot like my Ranger. Made by XP airguns that I purchased back in.
    2013. It is a beast also.  It has low and high power. It is a 452 cal.also.  
    mine has a threaded muzzle. 
    Anyway I enjoy all of your videos Steve. You do a great job. Please keep
    Them coming.

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    rwsmike
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    Steve,  another great review pal….where did you work law enforcement ?  I work for DHS

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    ncstan
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    Steve one of Your best reviews.I have been wanting a big bore and that review added another coal to the fire 

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    Man Willie, you’re makin’ me repeat stuff… grrrr. Refer to “shooter’s notes,” for the drop info, as mentioned in the vid, it consumes 700 lbs of air per shot. No safety. Didn’t measure breech, sorry.

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    RSMIke,

    Lakeland PD, NLO/Cops Officer. Be safe out there brother.

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    Thanks for all the words of encouragement guys… feel like I found a good home here at AGN.

    ..will get the Streamline done next week. The Hatsan Bullmaster arrived today. AA Galahad and Pioneer Airbow are already here, and the Brocock Bantam ships Monday.

    Lots of good ahead for us.

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    Willie14228
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    Man, I hate to do this. Steve,  Michael,  I know this is not what AGN and AEAC had in mind when you joined forces but please understand this is not an attempt to in anyway undermine the relationship
    No Safety, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hair Trigger adjustability !!!!!!!!!!!
    This is not a hunting rifle it is a fatal hunting accident waiting to happen
    This gun should NOT in my opinion even be allowed to be sold!  And in the United States for those few states that allows Air Rifles to be used may even be illegal to be used as a hunting device. Reference The Texas Crossbow Regulations http://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/general-regulations/means-and-methods Note that the device must have a mechanical safety. True this is a crossbow however many of the states that are allowing air guns to become a hunting tool has had the crossbow and black powder guns used as an example platform as to why it should be allowed. therefore will most likely use it as an example when writing in the minimum requirements, I don’t know this for sure but I believe there is an actual law on the classification of a hunting rifle that says they must have a mechanical safety and have it in my head that I have read somewhere in the hunting regulations that for it to be a legal hunting method it must have one
     This is a hunting platform and as such I will 100% guarantee it will be carried into the field loaded and ready to fire. With so many states still riding the fence on allowing Air Guns to be used to hunt with. Any air rifle that is being promoted as a hunting platform that does not have hunters safety as the first and foremost concern in design and engineering should be completely shunned by ALL air gunners.
    I don’t know how many times I have heard AGN members stress concern over the government scrutiny on air rifles as a whole, Michael you yourself posted a remark with concerns about it yourself.  What kind of scrutiny do you think it will get if an Air Gun that is being marketed as a hunting platform is brought to the lime light due to an fatal accidental hunting shooting due to the fact that it does not have a safety catch. And as both a Black Powder and Air Gun hunter that has used soft lead bullets to take game. I will 100% attest to the lethality and devastation a 350 grain hollow point will do in a mammal. My first dear had an exit wound the size a fist could fit through.
    Steve As a Police Officer for more than a few years I am sure you have answered accidental shooting calls, Can you Sir actually condone such a careless design engineering flaw. Add that to the fact that the trigger can be adjusted to a “hair trigger” and it is a death trap waiting to happen.
    As I have stated All I own in the Air Rifle category are Big Bore Air Rifles and I hunt with one just about every weekend I am passionate about seeing our great state of Texas start allowing Air Rifles to be used to take game animals.
    Not only is the Bushbuck as it stands right now one of the worst examples of any air rifle hunting platform, it could be used as an example as to why big bore air rifles or any air rifle start being governed and regulated by ATF and like authorities.
    The only way we as an air gun community is going to curtail government oversight is through self regulation and as such we as an Air Gun Nation have a responsibility to do so.

    Steve,  Michael  as someone who is connected to AOA and perhaps some feedback pull I beg you to contact them and try to get this changed before someone is killed.  And don’t let it be only Steve and Michael that contacts them about this We are after all on a forum called Air Gun Nation and as such we should act as one, Please other members do the same!
    As a Big Game Africa Safari gun or maybe a high fence hunt where you can walk up on the animal talking and carrying on about how big this or that bull is and have time to load and cock the weapon with out spooking the game. Maybe, but in the normal world the first time a hunter cocks that weapon only to watch a trophy buck dart off will be last time.
    Thank You
    Willie
     

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