Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 rifle: Part 4

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Fusion 2
Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 repeater.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

This report covers:

  • The test
  • Scoped
  • JSB Exact RS
  • Air Arms Falcon
  • Magazine problems
  • RWS Meisterkugeln Rifle
  • H&N Baracuda Match 4.50mm heads
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Today we look at the accuracy of the Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 rifle.

The test

I shot the rifle from a rest at 10 meters. I wanted to give the rifle and scope an easy test, as I was actually looking for the most accurate pellets, in case I move back to shoot at 25 yards. I shot 9-shot groups with each pellet because the magazine holds 9 pellets.

Scoped

The Fusion 2 doesn’t have open sights so I scoped it. I mounted a UTG 2-7X44 Scout SWAT scope. I mounted it quickly for today’s test with the intention of shimming it at the rear for a longer range test if the Fusion 2 was accurate. read more


Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 rifle: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Fusion 2
Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 repeater.

Part 1
Part 2

This report covers:

  • A dime spacer
  • It worked!
  • Velocity
  • No feeding problems
  • Trigger pull
  • One final tip
  • Where we stand
  • Summary

Today we look at velocity of the Umarex Fusion 2 repeating air rifle again. After Part 2 I considered all the remarks carefully. I wanted to test the rifle’s accuracy but not before knowing how many shots I could count on.

A dime spacer

Reader EricfromSC said he used a dime as a spacer between the two CO2 cartridges and it worked. He also mentioned that he had the same magazine feeding issues I encountered and that by holding the rifle level when working the bolt they were resolved. When I test velocity I often cock the rifle with the muzzle up, so this time I was careful to hold it level. read more


Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 rifle: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Fusion 2
Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 repeater.

Part 1

This report covers:

  • A 2-cartridge CO2 reservoir
  • The test
  • RWS Hobby
  • JSB Exact RS
  • Didn’t work
  • The Umarex 12-gram adaptor?
  • Back to the original 12-gram cartridge adaptor
  • RWS Hobbys a second time
  • JSB Exact RS a second time
  • H&N Baracuda Match
  • Magazine troubles
  • Summary

Today we look at the velocity of the Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 rifle. I read the customer reviews before testing the rifle, which I usually don’t do. I did it to see if there was anything I should watch for. Well they were all over the place, with the most common complaints being about the 12-gram CO2 adaptor and a loose magazine that flops around. I will disregard the comments about CO2 costing too much. Guys — this rifle runs on CO2! What are you thinking?

But two comments mentioned the CO2 cartridges were hard to pierce, or they leaked down too fast. That I will watch for. read more


TAC-4.5 BB gun: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2

TAC 4.5 BB gun
The TAC-4.5 from ASG is a 21-shot BB repeater.

This report covers:

    • Accuracy day
    • Air Venturi zinc BBs
    • Daisy BBs
    • ASG Blaster BBs
    • Air Venturi copper BBs
    • The 2015 Texas Airgun Show
    • Door prize
    • Big bore match
    • Raffle prizes
    • Action pistol competition
    • A firearm show — too
    • Reception

    Accuracy day

    Today we learn whether the TAC-4.5 BB gun from ASG can shoot. We already know it is quiet, has a nice trigger and is very conservative with gas. Accuracy is the cherry on the sundae. The distance was 5 meters.

    Air Venturi zinc BBs

    The first BB tested was an Air Venturi silver (zinc-plated) BB. Seven of them went into an incredible 0.727 inches at 5 meters. The other 3 BBs opened the group to 1.877 inches. I think those 3 shots were caused by aiming errors, because the front sight has an red fiberoptic bead that is larger than the entire bull on a 10-meter rifle target.

    TAC 4.5 BB gun Air Venturi BBs
    Ten Air Venturi silver BBs went into 1.877 inches at 5 meters, but 7 of them went into just 0.727 inches.

    I shot the gun off an MTM shooting bench, using the bipod that came with the gun. If that hadn’t been as stable as I liked I would also have shot it off a UTG Monopod. But the bipod that’s packed with the gun is very stable.

    Daisy BBs

    Daisy Premium Grade BBs were loaded next. Ten went into 1.486 inches. These BBs were the most variable in size in Part 2 when I measured them, but they did okay on paper.

    TAC 4.5 BB gun Daisy BBs
    Ten Daisy BBs went into 1.486 inches at 5 meters.

    ASG Blaster BBs

    Next in line were ASG’s own Blaster steel BBs. Ten of them went into 1.716 inches, but one of them was a flier. Nine are in a tight 1.025 inches. As I said before, that front bead is so large that I’m sure there was a large error from aiming.

    TAC 4.5 BB gun Blaster BBs
    Ten ASG Blaster BBs went into 1.716 inches inches at 5 meters, but 9 of them are 1.025 inches. read more


TAC-4.5 BB gun: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

TAC 4.5 BB gun
The TAC-4.5 from ASG is a 21-shot BB repeater.

This report covers:

  • ASG Blaster BBs
  • Daisy BBs
  • Air Venturi BBs — silver
  • Air Venturi BB container is the best!
  • Air Venturi BBs — copper
  • ASG velocity for the TAC-4.5
  • This BB gun is quiet!
  • Shot count
  • Trigger pull
  • Overall evaluation
  • read more


    Crosman 1077 CO2 rifle: Part 4

    by Tom Gaylord, The Godfather of Airguns™
    Writing as B.B. Pelletier

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    1077 rifle
    Crosman’s 1077 RepeatAir is a classic.

    This report covers:

    • Crosman Premier Lite pellets
    • Air Arms Falcon pellets
    • Ran out of gas
    • JSB Exact RS pellets
    • RWS Superdome pellets
    • Final evaluation

    Today, I’ll back up to 25 yards and see what the Crosman 1077 CO2 rifle can do at that distance. I used a vintage Tasco Pro Point dot sight because, when I mounted the Tech Force 90 dot sight, it was angled too far to the right. So, the shots landed too far left. The Tasco was similarly skewed, but it wasn’t as pronounced, and I was able to adjust the impact point back to where I wanted it.

    Crosman Premier Lite pellets read more


    Crosman 1077 CO2 rifle: Part 3

    by Tom Gaylord, The Godfather of Airguns™
    Writing as B.B. Pelletier

    Part 1
    Part 2

    1077 rifle
    Crosman’s 1077 RepeatAir is a classic.

    This report covers:

    • Some old business — trigger-pull
    • Today’s test
    • First up — Crosman Premier lite pellets
    • Air Arms Falcon pellets
    • H&N Finale Match Pistol pellets
    • Evaluation so far

    Today we’ll look at the accuracy of

    Crosman’s 1077 CO2 rifle read more