Hunting News: Big Bore Airgun Now Legal In Texas

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has passed new rules at their August 23rd meeting that will become effective in late September for the 2018 hunting season.

The big bore, pre-charged pneumatic airgun will be a legal means of harvesting big game, turkey, alligator, and furbearers with the following stipulations:

For Big Game, Turkey, and Alligator – .30 caliber minimum shooting either a minimum of 150 grain bullet at 800 fps at the muzzle or any combination of projectile weight and speed that produces at least 215 foot/pounds of energy at the muzzle.

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For Furbearers – A Minimum of .30 caliber is required.

A complete explanation of TPWD’s new regulations can be found at:

Texas now officially joins the growing list of states to allow AirForce’s Texan rifles to be used during hunting season. Tennessee, Michigan, Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia all currently allow Texan rifles to be used for big game hunting. The Texan has also been popular for taking non-game animals and predators such as feral hogs and coyotes in multiple states, including Texas.


The AirForce Airguns family of Texan big bore, pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles have consistently set the standard for power and accuracy. The Texan in .457 caliber is currently the most powerful production air rifle available on the market producing over 500-foot pounds of muzzle energy. The Texan line of air rifles in .30, .35, and .457 all exceed the new TPWD requirements for big game hunting and are available now at retailer’s nationwide.

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