Top 4 Reasons You Need A Pellet Airgun In Your Survival Plan
In a dire situation of survival, it is essential to have a high-powered air rifle to accompany your bug-out bag. These aren't your grandfather's airguns, most can sling a lead pellet at 1000 fps or more, making them a great option in many survival situations where small game puts food on the table.
Traditional firearm ammo can be hard to come by, especially in a state of panic. Airgun ammo, no matter the caliber, is very cost effective, even on a budget. You can buy 100s high-performance RWS lead pellets for just a few dollars. Unlike firearm ammunition, pellet rifle ammo has a shelf life of pretty much forever; no need to worry about powder or primers.
.177 caliber pellet guns make excellent small game hunters. In most survival situations one would most often be hunting squirrel, rabbit and birds. As an added bonus, airguns are lightweight and have a lot more versatility while trekking through the woods. .22 & .25 caliber air guns are great for medium to small game.
Pellet rifles are not very loud, especially those equipped with our Umarex® SilencAir Noise Dampening System. After a short break-in period pellet guns settle down. The noise level comes down Heavier pellets help the sound of an airgun too as slower-moving pellets still generate knock-down power and help to quiet the pellet rifle's power.
Airguns are powered by air, a natural resource that is never out of stock. Break-barrels and the multi-shot Umarex Synergis under-lever are great options for producing your own power. Another option that gives you high-performance handling and shooting is a PCP air rifle, but these require a high-pressure air Hand Pump or HPA compressor but are still a solid option for your survival plans.