Posts Tagged ‘airguns’
Continuing our series on airgun maintenance, this video tells you more about the ins and outs, the pluses and minuses, and the pros and cons of barrel cleaning. Sometimes, a barrel that appears dirty really isn’t! Stay tuned for another lesson in keeping your air gun in top condition
Continuing with our series about how to properly clean airgun barrels, part 2 builds on what you saw in part 1.
We’ll take you through the paces of how to clean an air gun, which cleaners to use, the types of tools and when you’ll know your barrel is clean. Replay this as many times as needed to make sure you’ve got the basics before starting on your guns.
You already know that air guns are different than firearms. But did you know that airguns have different cleaning and maintenance requirements than firearms?
This is part 1 of a series about cleaning airguns. This episode tells you which airguns are most likely to need frequent cleaning and which ones will probably never need cleaning.
If you think lasers are just for military use, you need to watch this video! Lasers can really help you drill your target or quarry. Unlike scopes, lasers can easily be fitted on most air rifles and air pistols. Because lasers don’t have parallax or the same limitations as magnifying optics, they can be used on just about anything that shoots a projectile.
In this video, we tell you about the different laser beam colors, which color is best for your use, and some important points about safe and legal use. Whether lasers are used with other optical devices or in conjunction with them, you’ll notice increased accuracy when you use them.
There’s one correction we have to make to the video that could not be made post-production (and we didn’t catch during production). Almost 5 minutes into the video, we show you a row of screws that are labeled as adjustment screws for the laser. In fact, these are NOT the laser adjustment screws. They’re the screws that tighten the laser’s mount.
While your airgun may have a manual or automatic safety, that’s not we’re going to address in this video. YOU are the safety for any gun you use. Mechanical safeties can fail. You are in charge of the gun, and it’s up to you to practice the highest level of safety you can. This doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. In fact, it means you CAN have fun because you can enjoy the shooting sports without endangering yourself or others. Watch this video, remember the safety points, practice them, internalize them and make them second nature when handling any gun…airsoft gun, airgun or firearm.
How do you know which caliber is best for what you want to do? If you hunt, do you want .177 or .22? What about .25 caliber? Is .20 caliber an optimal selection? What about target shooting? Or just plain plinking? If you have more questions than answers, then sit back and listen as we tell you some basic differences between the calibers and why you’ll want to pick one over another.
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 3-9×40AO scope & Weaver rings.
RWS Diana 34P Striker air rifle combo includes an RWS Lock-Down mount and Leapers 4×32AO scope.
Beeman RX-2 Elite Series air rifle comes with a Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12×40AO 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.