A hunting airgun for under $100? Yes – and it’s accurate!
By B.B. Pelletier
Many airgun hunters think airguns costing under $100 are too cheap to be powerful and accurate for hunting. They’re wrong, and I’m going to prove it with the Daisy 22SG!
Technology is the reason the 22SG costs so little
Airgun makers can’t make guns the way they did 50 years ago, and you wouldn’t want them to. Those guns had so much in material costs and so much machine time that they would cost many times more than today’s bargain airguns. By using the most modern manufacturing methods, smart manufacturers turn out a superlative product for a surprisingly small amount of money. Daisy is just such a company, and they manufacture airguns as powerful and accurate as the pneumatics of the 1950s – but affordably!
Dissecting the 22SG, piece-by-piece
What do you get for under $100?
You get a true multi-pump pneumatic capable of hunting small game, which is what the SG stands for. You also get a 4x scope with duplex reticle and the mounts to put it on the gun! That’s a lot for the price you pay. In fact, I dare you to find a quality pneumatic rifle made of wood and steel that shoots accurately and reliably – and comes with a scope and mounts – for less than $100.
If you’re on a tight budget but still want to hunt small game with an air rifle, you can’t go wrong with the 22SG!