Dot sights are a wonderful addition to any gun that has dovetails or a mounting rail. They’re easy to use and have a rheostat to make the dot larger or smaller, which also makes the dot brighter and dimmer, respectively. Unlike scopes, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re putting your dot sight on an air pistol or air rifle. The same sight will work perfectly on either type of airgun.
Some dot sights have only a red dot, while others come with the option of green or blue dots. Most dot sights do not have any magnification. Those that are magnified usually have only 2x or 3x power.
Watch our video and learn about a great optical sight option that you may not have considered before.
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.
The Benjamin 392 and Benjamin 397 are multi-pump pneumatics — .22 caliber & .177 caliber, respectively.
A precharged pneumatic, the Benjamin Discovery air rifle runs on high-pressure air. You can buy the Benjamin Discovery with a hand pump or you can get the Discovery without a hand pump.
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.