If you thought dropping a pellet into an airgun was all that was needed, watch this video! How deeply you insert a pellet into your air rifle or air pistol can often make the difference between a dead-ringer and wall-hanger.
Pellet pens have been around for some time, and they make it easier to insert pellets into breakbarrel air guns. Because pellets are small, they can sometimes fall out of place due to an oversized loading port or just because it’s hard to handle small items.
By sliding pellets into the barrel of a pellet pen, you don’t have to worry about proper placement. Just click the pellet pen when it’s at the loading port, and a pellet is properly inserted into your airgun.
But pellet pens with pellet seaters have been shown to make a noticeable difference in accuracy. After the pellet pen has inserted the pellet in the rifle, you use the pellet seater to push the pellet further into the barrel. Watch this video and learn more about pellet pens, pellet seaters and how they can improve your accuracy and help you hit the 10-ring!
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.
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.