AirForce Talon .22 Caliber Spin-loc Air Rifle
w/4-16x50 Scope, 1" High Rings and Hand Pump
AirForce brand air rifles are considered to be some of the most advanced rifles available. Using aircraft grade aluminum alloy, space age polymers and state of the art production techniques you don’t just get a typical air rifle, you get a technologically advanced piece of machinery! With outstanding power, accuracy and advanced production techniques, AirForce air rifles will not disappoint. The AirForce Talon is the original AirForce rifle that offers one of the best combination of power, weight and balance available.
The Talon uses an 18 inch Lothar Walther barrel to ensure maximum accuracy. This gives the Talon outstanding accuracy and the ability to shoot 1 inch or less groupings at 50 yards easily, once you get your iron sights or scope (both sold separately) ‘zeroed’ in. This makes it one of the most precise air rifles we have encountered here at Airgun Depot.
Being a PCP (pre-charged pneumatic) rifle, a pump or scuba refilll clamp must be purchased or you will not be able to fire your rifle. We recommend the AirForce pump to insure you get the maximum power out of your rifle with out having to lug around a Scuba tank or take it to get charged constantly after each outing when using the Scuba Refilll Clamp with Adapter. Both are excellent ways to charge your guns pneumatic system and get it ready for shooting.
The Talon has many other highlights, like the easily adjustable power reel that is located on the barrel, a two-stage adjustable trigger and automatic safety as well as the ergonomic feel and overall light weight.
Don’t forget to pick up a scope or standard optic sights for this rifle or other AirForce accessories because they are not included with this package. It is also recommended to pick up a gun case and a .22 caliber maintence kit of yoru choice to keep your rifle in excellent condition.
- Caliber: .22
- Velocity: 950 fps
- Power Adjustment: Adjustable
- Max Fill Pressure: 3000psi or 200bar
- Action: Single Shot
- Weight: 5.5lbs
- Length: 32.6 inches
- Barrel Length: 18 inches
- Trigger: Two Stage Adjustable
- Trigger Pull: 3lbs
- Sights: 4-16x50 Scope
- Scopable: 11mm Dovetail
- Accuracy: 1 inch groups at 50 yards
- Spin-Loc Air Tank Volume: 490cc
- Safety: Automatic
AirForce Talon in .22 Caliber, Spin-Loc Air Tank, AirForce 4-16x50mm Scope, 1" High Profile See Through Rings & AirForce 3-Stage Hand Pump
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- Airgun MechanismPre-charged pneumatic
- Ammo TypePellets
- Hop UpNo
- Airgun UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
- Front SightsNone
- Rear SightsNone
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage non-adjustable
- Trigger Pull3
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight5.5
- Product ConditionNew
- WarrantyLimited Lifetime
AirForce Talon Spin-Loc Air Rifle- .22 Caliber w/ Hand pump, 4-16x50 Scope & 1" High Rings
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Very Well Built Air gun with Impressive accuracy
January 23, 2014
Let me start by saying I have owned and own multiple firearms. I am a Colt Armorer, GLOCK Armorer and Remington Armorer, I have been involved with firearms my whole life and I am a police firearm trainer for the state of Oklahoma. I don't say this to try and impress anyone I say this because I have a great appreciation for well built firearms and understand what it takes to make them accurate. With all that out of the way let me continue with why I am writing this review. I bought my son a springer air rifle about a year ago. After shooting his gun several times and helping him sight it in I decided I wanted an air rifle. We live out side of town but we have neighbors and an air rifle would allow me to get in some trigger time without a trip to our range. I bought a name brand air rifle with gas piston technology. It performed okay but neither it nor the springer were capable of performing to my high expectations. After shooting Remington Rifles at 800 yards my expectations are pretty high for shooting at 25 to 50 yards. I did my research and decided to purchase an AirForce Talon in 22 caliber. The rifle was well packaged and easy to assemble. Fit and finish are outstanding. Quality control is obviously very high. The rifle looks and feels great when shouldered. It is well balanced and the weight is what I would expect from a well built rifle. I am not going to bore you with all my personal thoughts on what I like about the rifle. One thing I will point out is that it shoulders much like an AR-15. The air tank/stock fill much like the stock on an AR-15 (but larger), the carry handle/scope rail are similar the older AR-15's with the non removable carry handle. So when I got down behind the rifle it felt normal to me. I was not used to having such a high powered scope for such close shooting but it allowed me to be very precise on where I was aiming. The first 100 rounds I shot through the gun were RWS round nose super domes. I had oiled them like the recommendations that came with the rifle. The shot groups at 25 yards were not that impressive. 10 shot groups were averaging about 2 inches. I obviously expected more out of this rifle. I purchased several more pellets from Beeman and Crosman. I decided to clean the barrel of my rifle and try the pellets without oiling them. The Beeman 14.3 round nose and 14.3 hollow points were incredibly accurate. 5 shot groups from a prone rest were consistently yielding 5 shop groups I could easily cover with a dime. The weather on this day was not ideal for shooting either. The wind was swirling from 10 to 20 mph. The Crosman pellets from Walmart (cheap pellets) shot almost as good as the Beeman's. The groups were larger than a dime but much smaller than a nickle. I tried the RWS pellets without oil and found my groups were smaller but the cheap Beeman and Crossman pellets were still out performing them. I tried lightly oiled RWS pellets again and the groups opened up once again. I am not sure how the Beeman or Crosman pellets shoot with oil. I have not had time to test them. The gun is tack driving accurate and I have ordered some pellets that were highly recommended for accuracy in this gun to see how they shoot. I have not received them yet so I don't want to put out useless information. I was testing all the pellets at power settings from 6 to 10. My gun shoots dead on at power setting 10 and I like the energy produced when the pellets strike a jug of water. I wanted this gun for small game hunting and target shooting and with the adjustable power I can accomplish both of those tasks. Dial it down for back yard shooting and dial it up for reaching game at longer ranges. If you live in town or have close, nosy neighbors you might want the Talon SS. The Talon dial up to 10 is similar to a 22 short. You don't need ear protection but it would be loud enough to get your neighbor's attention. The PUMP is well built and heavy. You can tell it took an engineering feat to develop a hand pump capable of producing 3600 psi. The first time I filled my tank (from empty) it took about half an hour. Keep in mind I was learning to use the pump and didn't want to go too fast. It was a good workout but nothing to be afraid of unless you are way out of shape, light weight or just lazy. I am 6-1, 210 pounds and for my height and weight it worked really well. If you were shorter it will probably be even better because of the height of the pump at full extension. After the first fill I would shoot the gun until the tank pressure was down around 2K. BTW I noticed the pellets were shooting a little lower at this pressure. To fill the tank back up to 3K it took about 5 minutes. I had learned the pump and set up well enough now that I could easily fill the tank in 5 minutes. Probably less if I wanted to hurry a little but this was a good, smooth pace for me. The spin lock tank is really neat. I ended up buying a bipod for my rifle which is really useful when filling the tank with a hand pump. You can extend the legs and set the rifle on the ground, hook up the pump and be ready to shoot in five minutes. The scope is clear and bright. It is a $150.00 scope that met my expectations of $150.00 air rifle scope. I have shot plenty of guns with a 1000 to 1500 dollar scopes. If you want a 1000 dollar scope you are going to have to pay a 1000 dollars. Don't expect this scope to compare to them. It is a nice scope, clicks are noticeable and regardless of the setting the adjustments allow for plenty of clarity. The only thing that could be improved on the scope is not the scope but manual. If you don't have a lot of experience with scopes you may find it a little confusing but it is pretty easy to figure out if you know your way around scopes. Overall this is a very high quality gun, shoots very well with a variety of pellets and is great substitute for you 22 shooters who can't find ammo. If you think the gun is a little high priced then go ahead and buy something made in China. I personally think the price is fair considering the quality and the fact the gun is made in the America. Factor in that you are getting a gun with a lifetime warranty and you can easily change barrels if you want a different caliber. You have to be realistic when buying something like the Talon and you can't expect it to do everything. Just like traditional firearms there is no one caliber that fits all needs. But if you are looking for a good solid rifle with tons of accessories you can add to it then you will not be unhappy with this rifle.
Pros:High Quality, Very Accurate, Made in America with American craftsmanship and pride.
Cons:NONE, This gun met and or exceeded all the expectations I had for it.