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Hunting power and pinpoint accuracy are surprising features you'll find in a pellet gun, unless you already own one! We've been helping shooters discover the benefits of air-powered pellet guns since 1996 - from high-powered hunting rifles to precision target pistols. Browse our selection and find the perfect platform today.

Things to Consider When Buying a Pellet Gun

Pellet guns are air guns that shoot pellets or slugs, not round bb's, using pressurized air to shoot metal pellets or slugs at your target. A pellet rifle or pellet pistol will have better accuracy, power, and features than a bb gun but you'll want to consider these 2 main factors when shopping:

Choose the Correct Powerplant

The first thing to consider is the type of powerplant you need, whether a rifle or pistol. The oldest type is powered by an internal spring and doesn't require extra accessories to shoot, similar to gas rams. Some use levers or pumps on the gun to pressurize an air tube, while the most powerful ones will need a high-pressure air source to fill an on-board air reservoir (cylinder or bottle) called PCP. If you're new to air guns, spend a moment learning about the different types of air gun powerplants.

Choose the Best Caliber

The next thing to consider when picking a new pellet gun, is to determine which caliber might be best for your situation. A caliber refers to the size of the pellet or slug, and the barrel.

  • A smaller caliber, such as .177, is perfect when power is not critical or you are hunting small game
  • If you need to take care of pests or shoot longer distances, consider calibers such as .25 or .30
  • In larger calibers, .357 and up, you'll be able to take larger game such as deer or elk

Looking to get into hunting? Choosing the right caliber when hunting with a air rifle is critical since you'll want to have enough power to humanely take game.

Advantages of Pellet Guns

A pellet gun offers better accuracy and higher impact power than bb guns, but they are not as dangerous as a firearm. Some high-powered pellet rifles have sufficient energy to hunt any game found in North America, including game as large as black bears.

Technology improves all the time, and people who are unfamiliar with these guns or who haven't experienced one in a while are often surprised at their power and versatility. If you're looking for an accurate pellet gun at a reasonable price, you'll find it at Pyramyd AIR.

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