While airguns are relatively maintenance-free compared to firearms, there are still some basic things you need to do to keep them in tip-top shape. This is the beginning of a series on airgun maintenance, and each video is about one type of powerplant.
This episode is all about penumatics — single-strokes, precharged and multi-pumps. To keep your pneumatic airguns functioning properly for years, follow the simple steps in this video and spend more time shooting and enjoying your airguns and less time having them repaired.
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.
Multi-pump pneumatic airguns are extremely versatile because they let the shooter determine how much power they use for a shot. Many multi-pumps require anywhere from 1 to 10 pumps. Some models accept no more than 8 pumps. Whether you need a hunting gun or just want to pop some targets, a multi-pump can fill the bill. Learn the basics of handling and using multi-pumps with our introductory video.