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Air Venturi HaleStorm – Part 2

by B.B. Pelletier Part 1 The Air Venturi HaleStorm is a good-looking PCP repeater that is also testing very well. We may have a major winner in this rifle! Today, we’ll look at the performance of the Air Venturi HaleStorm. When I did the velocity testing of the Hammerli Pneuma, I got energy levels from … Read more

Which is better – .22 or .25? – Part 2

by B.B.Pelletier Part 1 Today, the prosecution begins presenting evidence in its case, contending that the .22 caliber pellet is superior to the .25 caliber pellet. Point 1John Whiscombe, the man who hand-built spring-piston air rifles of such excellence that most authorities agree they are among the finest, if not the absolute finest, springers to … Read more

Crosman’s new Nitro Piston Short Stroke – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier Well, nobody can say that moss grows on the Crosman Corporation! In two years, they’ve set the pneumatic world on edge with their price-busting Benjamin Discovery and their feature-loaded Benjamin Marauder. But they haven’t put all their eggs in the pneumatic basket, either. While the airgun world was watching them break ground … Read more

Air Venturi HaleStorm – Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier The Air Venturi HaleStorm is a good-looking PCP repeater. I’ve had a sample Air Venturi HaleStorm on hand for a couple months, awaiting their arrival at Pyramyd Air so I could report on them. I want the things I cover to be in stock, or at least for them to be due … Read more

Diana 27 – Part 9

by B.B. Pelletier Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8 Before I begin today’s report, here’s some news for those awaiting a Benjamin Marauder from Pyramyd Air. Pyramyd Air has sold out its initial allotment of guns. If you placed your order by May 7, you’re supposed to receive one of the initial … Read more

The need for speed

by B.B.Pelletier Announcement: I already mentioned this in the comments section of yesterday’s blog, but it’s worth saying again. Crosman has sold the first 100 Benjamin Marauders, so Pyramyd Air will soon receive their shipment of guns. This is the time to put in your order so you can get a rifle from the first … Read more