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Spring Fatigue – Fact or Fiction? Part 1

I promised some controversy didn’t I! I’m going to put all my cards on the table right up front. I was an early adopter of the Gas Ram / Nitro Piston technology. I have a special edition Gamo Whisper Camo .22 with a Nitro Piston upgrade, GRTIII trigger and awesome BSA Scope. I don’t think I’ll ever get …

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Gamo G2 Shot Test with H&N FTT 10 yards & Open Sights

Is it me or is it my gun?

Alright everyone. Get your steeled toe boots on, this one might sting a little. More and more rimfire and center fire folks are finding out what we airgunners have known for years. Shooting airguns is a lot of fun and it’s great practice for next time you pull the trigger on your powder burner. But, …

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Gamo Hunter Extreme Velocity Claimes on the Barrel.

FPS or FPE what’s the difference?

First of all, please forgive me if over the course of time, I tend to repeat myself here and there. When writing over 100 articles per year for this blog, it’s bound to happen! Also, there are going to be topics that simply warrant repetition, and this, in my opinion, is certainly one of them. 1650 …

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Making the Switch

The idea of switching to, or at least incorporating, airguns into a person’s shooting repertoire, was a topic of many discussions at SHOT SHOW this year. In fact, I’ve been taking several calls each week from folks that are rimfire and center fire shooters asking me; “what’s the best airgun to use …

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How to Sight an Airgun

Before you shoot your new gun for the first time, you must align its sights with the flight path of the BB or pellet. Even though your gun is brand new and fresh from its box, it is very likely that things are not lined up as they should be the same holds true for that new scope that your air gun …

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Airguns for Self-Defense – A Good Idea?

Are airguns a viable option for self-defense or home protection? The short and sweet answer is no. Ive decided to address this issue because its one of the most commonly asked questions Ive been asked over the years. Now some may want to argue the point on a philosophical level, which …

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Velocity is the most important factor right?

If you are new to airguns, and you’re anything like I used to be, then you’re looking at that box, staring at 1200 FPS on the side. Obviously this means the airgun is better than the one next to it that says 1000 FPS. I mean, doesn’t it make sense that bigger is better? If only it were that simple. …

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Basic Airgun Types

There are many different types of airguns on the market. One of the first categorizations will be simply rifle versus pistol. As we start this blog Im going to focus primarily on rifles at this time. We will, most certainly, get to airgun pistols down the road. When I think of different types of …

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How to Get a Springer to Shoot Straight

For many of us, the draw to the spring air gun lies in the challenge in getting it to shoot straight. Plainly put, they can be fussy and temperamental. But like any challenge, once mastered, will leave you feeling well accomplished. I proudly display my “springers” like trophies on a mantle… each one …

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