Now that this series about selecting the right airgun is coming to a close, you won’t every look at airguns the same way! From power to caliber to type of powerplant…everything impacts your choice for plinking, hunting, target shooting and more. Watch this video to make sure you have every last bit of info about picking the right gun.
Choosing the right airgun is hard enough with all the different brands, models and calibers. We’ll help you sort through it all to find the perfect gun for your needs.
Hunting is one of the top reasons people buy air rifles. They’re safer than firearms because the projectiles don’t travel as far as those from a firearm, and they’re also not as loud as most firearms. That makes them ideal for suburban areas, where small game such as possums, raccoons and woodchucks often invade. Watch the video to find out how much power and energy you’ll need in order to humanely dispatch small game. Accuracy is important, too, so be sure you select an air rifle that can put 5 out of 5 shots in a 1″ circle. If your airgun can’t do that, you should select another gun that can. Below are the guns mentioned in this video.
Read more about airgun hunting in this article on Pyramyd Air’s website.
Benjamin Trail Nitro Piston Hardwood air rifle has a thumbhole stock and includes a CenterPoint 3-9x40AO scope & Weaver rings.
RWS Diana 34P Striker air rifle combo includes an RWS Lock-Down mount and Leapers 4x32AO scope.
Beeman RX-2 Elite Series air rifle comes with a Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12x40AO scope. Instead of a metal spring, the RX-2 has a gas spring. You can also get the Beeman RX-2 air rifle without the scope.
Hunting…and specifically pest control…is one of the top reasons people buy air rifles. This is the first episode in a series that helps you find the right airgun for your needs. Episode 21 provides specifics about how to find the right rifle for humane pest control. Below are the guns mentioned in this episode.
Additionally, spring-piston guns require the artillery hold. Click to see how it will help your accuracy.
If you need some info about multi-pump pneumatic airguns, click to watch episode 3.
Need to know more about pellets? Click to see episode 4.
Airgun scope bases are different than firearm scope bases, although they share similarities. Airguns are more difficult to mount scopes, and the scope bases do all the work. Learn about the different types of scope bases and when they’re used.
Airguns are different than firearms in many ways, but one of the most surprising is that airguns can be much harder on scopes and scope mounts than firearms. It’s not the power, it’s the two-recoil delivered by spring-piston airguns. Therefore, you need a scope stop for your spring guns, especially the powerful springers. Learn all about scope stops and scope-stop pins in this instructional video.
What type of scope base is on your gun? What type of mount do you need? Weaver, Picatinny, 3/8″ or 11mm? Do you need 2-pc mounts or a 1-pc mount? 30mm or 1″? Lots to think about and lots to know. This is part 1 in a series on scope mounts that will help you figure out all of it.
Learn how to measure the cocking effort of your spring-piston rifle. It’s important for you to know this, and we show you how to do it.
Underlever spring guns have become very popular in recent years. While use of these air rifles is pretty straightforward, there are some things you need to know. Watch the video to get spun up!
If your scope isn’t properly adjusted to your eye and the distances you shoot, you won’t hit what you’re aiming at. Learn how to properly adjust your scope. Just as important, we tell you what NOT to do.