ideal airrifle - good air guns don't have to break the bank
Selecting your ideal airrifle can take some time. Everyone looks for
different things in air guns, and must select his or her rifle or
pistol accordingly. Not only do you have to decide what caliber you
would ideally like, but you also have to decide for what purpose you
will use your airrifle. air guns meant for hunting are different from
those meant for target shooting or plinking.
of thought should go into selecting the caliber of your airrifle. Air
guns usually vary in caliber from .175 to .25. If you are hunting,
it's ideal to use a .22 caliber gun that produces a muzzle velocity of
at least 800 fps (feet per second). For target shooting, a lower
caliber is suitable.
airrifle you choose doesn't have to be the cream of the air guns crop
you decide what caliber you are looking for in an airrifle, you then
have to select a brand and a model that will fit your budget. Remember
to set money aside for ammunition, a scope, a sling, shooting glasses,
and other items if you want to accessorize. Air guns can be given many
special add-on features, but they can cost you.
Some affordable starter airrifles include the Crosman 760 Pumpmaster
and the Beeman Sportsman S500. The
Pumpmaster has always been a great value (about $40),
while the Beeman rifle gives you a top-of-the-line brand for only
around $50. The Crosman airrifle
features a pump-action cocking apparatus that charges the firing
mechanism with compressed air. The Sportsman S500 is easier to
prepare for firing, using a break barrel cocking mechanism that loads
a large metal spring, which propels the pellet. It only requires
one cock to be ready to go.
A high quality airrifle usually weighs more, but at
the very top end the reverse is actually true. Superior, professional
grade air guns are often very lightweight.
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