PCP air rifles have sucked up a lot of air these past few years. Maybe “consumed” a lot of air would be the better way to say it, but nevertheless, Pre Charged Pneumatic rifles, as handy as they are, are just not everyone’s cup of coffee. One distinct advantage that high pressure airguns (HPA) have had over traditional spring and gas ram piston powered pellet rifles is their bolt action activated rotary magazine. PCP shooters have been sitting in the lap of luxury only needing to work the bolt action to advance to the next round.
In all of my time working in the service department here at Umarex USA, the number one question I received regarding CO2 powered airguns was, “Can I take the CO2 out of the gun?” The questioner was really wanting to know if the CO2 remaining in a cartridge could be saved for use later. The unfortunate answer was a simple “No.” While this isn’t such a big deal when you are talking about a $0.50 12 gram cartridge, but when the subject is a $10.00 88 gram cartridge, the inner economist gets real concerned all of a sudden.
Airgunning is a surprisingly addictive behavior that can cause a disruption in your normal way of life. Yes, you too can develop a chronic dependency on all things air-powered. Stay tuned as we flesh out some signs of this tragic condition.
We're In Good Gun Company
-Thursday, February 11, 2021
For those who may not know, Arkansas is our home—the stomping grounds for those of us at Umarex USA since 2006. Yep, that means we're celebrating our 15 year anniversary in operation as the U.S. division of UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. in 2021.
Not everyone wants to use a rifle scope, but there are really few who don’t. Being able to see the target well, especially if you have poorer eyesight, is a tremendous boon to a shooter. While picking out the perfect scope is a subject for another blog, there are some things that need to be said about scope mounting. Follow along with me as I address a few things you need to keep in mind when you go to mount a scope on your air rifle or pellet rifle.
So you want a pellet rifle but a PCP gun is not for you yet. That leaves CO2 rifles, springers, and multi-pump pneumatics. You’re not a fan of CO2 and you desire more power than the typical multi-pump can generate, so now you’re down to break barrels, under levers and side levers. Which is right for you?
I’ve been excited about this rifle since I first heard its little brother chambered in .177 was announced. I’m happy to announce that the Synergis in .22 caliber is ready to go! In case you’ve been under a rock, the Synergis platform is a rotary fed underlever “springer” style airgun. Now I wrote springer in quotation marks because it is actually powered by the T.N.T Gas Piston instead of a spring. This means that pound for pound the Synergis makes better power than a traditional spring and smoother cocking effort.
A New Year and New Air Guns
-Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Thank you for beginning 2021 with us through this airgun newsletter. We enjoy writing for you and we hope that you have found a handful of our blogs helpful, informative, and/or entertaining. Lots of people started shooting airguns for the first time this past year. If you know one of them, be sure to share this newsletter with them!
While most of my reasons for hating January and February are based on the obvious- daylight savings enhanced short days, bitter wet-cold temperatures, and Murphy’s Law events that tend to happen outside on the coldest, most miserable days. There is one rather selfish reason to pine for the warmer temps, and that is shooting CO2 powered pistols and airguns. To be sure, it can be done! You just have to be strategic about it.
Top 10 Hottest Holiday Gifts
-Wednesday, December 2, 2020
You don’t want to be the parent, aunt or uncle or grandparent that gives lame-o gifts. This is one thing that is nearly unforgivable. You can make lousy stuffing, you can have poor taste in your own wardrobe, but do not give bad gifts. What makes this list HOT is that there’s not a bummer on it. In fact we’ve left out tons of great stuff in this list. What we’ve concentrated on here is a best-of-the-best list guaranteed to please and curry favor with the gift recipients.