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What to do when you get your new airgun? – Part 2

There are some common mistakes made by new airgunners that cause them some real headaches as they first start out. The biggest misconception is that spring / gas ram airguns shoot just like, or take less skill and technique to shoot, than traditional firearms. Nothing could be further from the truth. …

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What to do when you get your new airgun? – Part 1

This is a very common question that I get all the time. What do you need to do when you get your new airgun? There are some who would say that you need to completely dismantle it and rebuild it. Others will say that you need to take it out and immediately put 200 pellets through it. Well, over the years …

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RWS Rifles

If I had it to do all over again.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If I could go back and change my airgun purchasing path, would I? Well, I probably would not, because I may not be where I am today if I did. But, not many folks have the passion and the patience to keep beating their heads against the wall trying to make a living shooting …

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Airgun Hunting Medium and Large game

Buying your first Airgun – Part 6

I know I left you all hanging splitting things right in the middle of the Medium Game section, so I hope that this final segment pulls it all together and makes the wait worth it. While most of the “off the shelf” airguns are just not suitable for medium game, there are some spring guns that can get …

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Buying your first Airgun – Part 5

These next two articles should wrap things up for this series. We’ve been over a lot of topics and we certainly didn’t hit all the options, but I hope that it’s been useful to help folks narrow down their choices when looking for a new airgun. In this final segment, I’ll go over some basic requirements …

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Gamo "Knock Down" field target squirrel

Buying your first Airgun – Part 4

Please allow me to bring everyone up to speed. In part 1 we looked at FPS marketing claims and how they can be misleading when choosing your first airgun. In part 2 we looked at how a single airgun class can be utilized to fill many different roles depending on caliber and pellet choices. In part 3 we …

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Umarex Steel Force CO2 BB Gun .177 Cal BB Machine Gun

Buying your first Airgun – Part 3

In part 1 of “Buying your first airgun” I laid out how FPS alone is not a good measure for whether or not an airgun meets muster. It can certainly help identify the potential energy that a particular model can produce, but it’s not the definitive measure. In part 2 I looked at how a single airgun power …

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H&N Baracuda Match, .177 Cal, 10.65 Grains, Round Nose 500ct

Buying Your First Airgun – Part 2

I’ve talked quite a bit about how judging an airgun based strictly on the FPS claims on the box can lead you down the wrong path. Let me try and further explain how this all works as I believe I’ve finally come up with a good way to describe it. Same engine, different results… A little over a …

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Gamo Fusion Whisper IGT

Buying your first Airgun – Part 1

Are you new to airguns? Are you confused as to what may be the best choice for your needs? Here are some things you want to consider when working through the various options. FPS is NOT what determines a rifle’s effectiveness These days, manufacturers “sell” their airguns based on how fast they …

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BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Video Review

Overall Reviewer Rating Accuracy Ergonomics Quietness Power Trigger Video Transcript Like a lot of gun owners I’m a fan of beautiful wood stocks with a nicely blued gun sitting in them. When I opened up the box on the BSA GRT Lightning XL SEI started …

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