The specs show that the Pro-Sport has a 9.5" Lothar Walther barrel. We've had a number of customers email us that this is a mistake. It is not. The barrel really is only 9.5" long. The gun has a shroud over the barrel, and the shroud is longer than the barrel. It gives the illusion that the barrel is longer than 9.5 inches. It isn't! The barrel is the rifled portion. The Air Arms Pro-Sport has earned a faithful following among field target shooters because it's remarkably accurate and easy to shoot. However, you don't have to shoot field target to appreciate this gun. In fact, you might want to get the .22 for hunting rats, mice, rabbits and squirrels. It's super-quiet because it has a barrel shroud that helps deaden the sound. The Monte Carlo stock and raised cheekpiece are just a couple of the gun's ergonomic features. Air Arms has increased the amount of area that is checkered on the grip and forearm. If you've ever had sweaty palms while hunting or during a match, you'll appreciate the extra gripping power! The Pro-Sport has a 12-groove Lothar Walther barrel and comes to you in a tuned state. That means you won't have to spend hours or days fiddling with the gun to make it shoot perfectly. The weight given in the specifications section at left says 9.03 lbs., but that's for the walnut stock. The beech stock is only 8.60 lbs. This rifle does not come with a scope or sights, so remember to pick up a scope when ordering!
I bought this as a quality plinker and hunter. It shoots everything I've fed it well. I've been experimenting with synthetic pellets with dome shapes and they up the velocity and flatten the trajectory making this a more versatile rifle
ProsBeautiful, accurate, quit rifle
ConsThe underside of the for-end needs to be more rounded for the fore-grip.
Air Arms Pro-Sport, Walnut, .177 cal
December 18, 2017
I am 64 years old and and when I retire, I hope to enjoy the Hunter Field Target class competitions, as I know of one club in New York State, in Dutchess County, that holds these gatherings. I purchased this rifle in .177 and since I'm 64, I decided to treat myself to a walnut model. Although the rifle does not have the extremely figured wood that one sees in adds run on the internet, it is a beautiful stock none the less and the metal is blued as deeply as can be done on any rifle, airgun or custom powder burner. The trigger is excellent and the gun shoots all .177 pellets that I have purchased accurately and that includes the inexpensive Walmart purchased,7.9 gr Crosman hollow points. I hope to compete using the Air Arms and JSB 8.4 grain domed pellets.