XP Airguns Ranger 45

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XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby roachcreek on Sun May 06, 2012 11:43 pm

I bought this rifle 13 months ago, it took two months at the time to get it, and was $1200.00 for the base model with a 28 inch barrel and a walnut stock.

I have a Leupold 3x9 with the long range duplex reticle mounted and a Stony Point target turrent for the elevation adjustment knob.

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The Ranger can be filled to 4300 PSI and has three power levels that are to be used with different bullet weights, low for .452 pistol bullets such as used for the 45 ACP and the 45 LC, medium to be used for 300 grain bullets such as used in the Casull 454 magnum. and the high power setting for bullets ranging from 350 grains to 420 grains and giving up to 600 FPE of energy.

I am a bullet caster and had a bullet designed for me by Accurate molds for a .452 408 to 420 grain bullets, weight dependent on alloy used. The Ranger 45 can launch these in the 800 to 810 FPS velocity range to give me 600 FPE of energy. Accuracy is astonishing giving under an inch groups at 100 yards and 2 shot groups that are often touching at 100 yards. 2 shot groups may sound strange, but in the hunting field, two shots is all you get with a full 4300 PSI fill on high power.

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I also cast for the 240 grain maxiball bullet, on low power it gives me a veleocity of 900 FPS with is equivilant to a full bore 45 Long Colt cartridge.
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I have been a big game hunter all my life and I am hoping to take my 51st elk with this rifle if I draw a tag this year.

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Re: XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby Zero4k on Tue May 08, 2012 4:33 pm

That is an incredible rifle you have there - kind of puts things into a different scale and perspective compared to the uk.

Good luck with the elk buddy
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Re: XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby roachcreek on Wed May 09, 2012 10:34 pm

Do you mean they would get upset with you only being 50 X over the 12 FPE limit at 600 FPE in the UK? ;)

Another option with the Ranger 45 is that since it is made on CNC machines and the parts are interchangable, is that you can buy additonal upper reciever/barrel units.

You can buy a 58 csaliber or a 72/12 guage rifle barrel and put it on in a manner of just 15 minutes with 4 allen wrenches. In addition you can get the a muzzleloader reciever in either 45, 58 or 72 caliber for area's where a muzzle loader is required.

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Re: XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby Zero4k on Thu May 10, 2012 1:19 am

Upset? .... yeah, I guess that's one way of describing it :lol:, you are dealing with a very different mindset compared to the USA.

That Ranger 45 looks like the Rolls Royce of high power air rifles, I didn't realise it was so versatile either , I checked them out on https://xp-airguns.com - it's times like this I wish I lived over there just to have the choice you guys have, problem is I'd end up with too many guns and too many cars :D.
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Re: XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby PolarWolf on Thu May 10, 2012 8:19 am

I've seen the Ranger XPs and other bigbore stuff coming out of the USA. Even shot a few, too!

They're fun :)
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Re: XP Airguns Ranger 45

Postby roachcreek on Sat May 12, 2012 2:02 am

The Ranger 45 gives new meaning to the term "air hog".

Today I shot at 100 and 150 yards. I was using a tethered 44 cf tank with 4200 PSI in it, at the end of 36 shots, I had 3200 PSI left. If I had been filling and bleeding the line and disconnecting each shot, the air usage would have been much more.

But you do get a lot of power with that usage. I was shooting 415 grain bullets at a little over 800 FPS, at 150 yards they were denting my 3x4 foot target backstop which is a 3/16 inch steel sheet with the 523 FPE residual energy.
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