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Great power doesn't always come with a great price. This time it does! The Ruger Air Magnum delivers pounding power at a price that most magnum spring-piston air rifles can't touch. Mount the included 4x32 scope or use the fiber optic sights to home in on your target. The all-weather stock is ambidextrous, with textured forearm and pistol grip. Ruger has a great reputation in firearms. Now, they have a great rep in airguns.

Ruger Air Magnum Air Rifle Features
  • Spring-piston
  • Breakbarrel
  • All-weather synthetic stock
  • Ambi Monte Carlo stock
  • Rubber recoil pad
  • 2-stage adjustable trigger
  • Fiber optic sights (fully adj. rear)
  • Weaver scope rail
  • 42 lbs. cocking effort
  • 14.25" length of pull
  • 3.5 lbs. trigger-pull
  • 9.5 lbs.
  • Incl. 4x32 airgun scope & rings

The spring piston break-barrel rifle is durable with its built in all weather composite stock. The high fps that is attained is high for this class of spring piston break-barrel rifle. The AirMagnum features a blued barrel and receiver and a rifled all steel barrel. The adjustable fiber optic rear sight allows for easy sighting adjustments and the fixed fiber optic front sight allows for quick focusing on the intended target. An automatic safety, rubber recoil pad for comfort, and adjustable trigger are all features of this quality gun.
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Ruger Air Magnum
136 Reviews
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25% (34)
2% (3)
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74% Recommend this product (101 of 136 responses)
By Thomas
Ruger Air Magnum 22 Cal
January 22, 2018
What a Monster @ 25 yds with CPHP 14.3 Blew a hole clean thru an old school folding metal chair back !!!
way to loud for a back yard plinker !!! Love it great rifle
Hits hard
ProsGreat Powerful Rifle Surprized by the Power it has !!!
ConsNot a Backyard Plinker !!!
By mike h.
Very good
September 22, 2017
i have had the gun for about three mounts and love it. this gun is very powerful and i hit what i aim at. i think it is the best rifle they have. With the Alloy pellets and some oil on the back i'm getting about 1800 fps
By Andy
New Hampshire
Love It!
June 21, 2017
This thing is amazing! I use it to protect my garden from rabbits, and feed my belly with them. Usually shoot out to 25-35 yards and this thing knocks them down, couldn't be happier!
By Brian
Accurate and powerful
April 18, 2017
Tight lockup with ball bearing. Barrel pivot (once tightened) is very good. I also like the beveled breach. I also appreciate the automatic safety and the ability to decock without having to fire a pellet. It seems to handle lots of different pellets although some are definitely more accurate than others. Doesn't care all that much how I hold it as long as I'm consistent, the gun is too. It is heavy, fairly stout to cock and pretty loud, but hits like a truck. 3/4" groups consistently at 40yds. I only have a 6 power scope on it, and I wonder if I could do better, but like the setup and rarely try to take game any further, usually closer. H&N baracuda hunters are both accurate and lethal. Sounds like the crack off of a baseball bat when the pellet hits a critter's head- devastating. Don't have Chrono so I'm sorry that I can't tell you fps or ft lbs but I can tell you that possums almost spin 90degrees and are instantly dead when hit in the head with this setup. One mil dot if really close or past about 35yds when sighted in at 15yds. Otherwise I'm always within a 1/4 inch of POA at any distance 10-30. Love this gun.
ProsComfortable synthetic stock. Best trigger there is on budget guns. Power and accuracy. Built in picatinny rail. Precise lockup and barrel pivot for consistency. Automatic safety and ability to decock.
ConsSome of these are not really cons, they are just fact when dealing with air rifles. It is not a plinker, it is a hunter. It is big long and heavy. It takes some effort to cock, not outrageous, just more than you want to do a hundred times sitting on the back porch. It has tremendous kick, which means you will have to lock tight the screws and make sure the scope can handle it. Make sure you clean it and understand that the oils they use so that you don't receive a rusty gun will detonate or at least diesel, just try to limit that and it will settle fairly quickly. My breach seal was a little flat and needed one shin under it.
By Devin
, Kirbyville, MO
Ruger air mag .22
September 25, 2016
This rifle is extremely accurate and very powerful!
At seven yards, (using Benjamin Premier hollow Point pellets), an improvised penetration test consistently punched through a 2x4 and 3/4 through another. This equates to 2.125" of penetration in soft pine!
When fired off the bench at 20 yards, I was able to hold a .625" 4 shot group, ( fifth shot is always off the target with a pellet and cleaning pellet combo ).
ProsAccuracy and power.
ConsBarrel breaking is rough on an old, arthritic guy.
By Death a.
My go-to varmint gun
September 23, 2016
If the entire point of pulling the trigger is the hit your target, then look no further. At 75 yards this weapon platform puts rounds On Target and keep a group of less than 2 inches. Firing in 18 grain pellet at this range tears through tin cans and still has enough Force tosink the pellet entirely into 1 inch marine plywood. And at 25 yards using a Crosman PowerPoint pellet this lethal platform puts holes in LP canisters. Small game hunting doesn't just kill a squirrel it tears it off the branch. Until I bought this air rifle my 22 Remington was my favorite.
ProsIf you're a parent and are concerned about jr. Messing with this air gun, the strength required to load the spring is an extra safety.
ConsWhat supplied scope could be better, but you're not buying this weapon for the scope. Put your own on! Remember it at least 200 rounds before you get the weapon system broken in.
By Ron
Dallas, TX
Ruger Air Magnum .22 Air Rifle
September 12, 2016
I own several air rifles - Gamo, Feinwerkbau, Diana, and cheaper ones but this has got to be the best buy for the money - extremely accurate - pellet on pellet at 75 yards, beastly powerful, and love the feel of the power. Many complain on the kick but that is power and not a weakness. I love the gun and it is now my favorite next to my Diana. Only issue is "Get a good scope." It will tear up any that can not withstand the two direction kick.
ProsBest buy for the money, very powerful, and accurate
ConsGet a good scope.
By Don
Oil City, PA 16301
Nice gun
January 27, 2016
The gun shoots straight and hits hard. The scope is trash though. If you need optics, there are many quality scopes out there made for air guns, such as Leapers and Hawke.
ProsVery powerful for a spring piston rifle. Pretty accurate as well.
ConsA bit on the heavy side. The scope is horrible and won't hold a zero.
By desertguns
Meltingballs, AZ
Great gun for the price
November 5, 2015
Not bad for a "magnum" break barrel. Based on the RWS 350, but I think it's slightly harder to cock. Mine has great blueing & no blemishes on the stock. Have not ran it over the Chrony yet. Darn near new condition.
ProsLots of power if you learn the correct hold.
ConsBarrel to spring connector is loose, similar to Chinese Beemans. Needs better fitment but does not effect shot cycle. Just a little annoying
By Sébastien
Considered a firearm in Canada
October 26, 2015
I purchased this .22mm rifle for small game hunting and general hunting conditions shooting training. I did like it is said on the paper joined with the gun and cleaned the barrel the best I could. I shot the first 5 pellets (Diabolo 18g) inside my basement, about three meters away from a pellet trap and into a piece of Ikea plasticized veneer press wood. Loud bangs and smoke still! Clean holes on one side, big open chunks on the exit, pellets going far into the folded blanket behind... This gun is long, heavy, powerful and kicks a lot. I started to think it would be impossible to shoot off-hand with any precision.

I took it out to the country. Cleaned the barrel again, which is better done with the barrel broken, thus cocking the spring, and went outside in the early night to shoot a pellet and release the spring/piston (Never shoot this rifle empty). Well... Ka-BANG! That one went super sonic for sure, this was as loud as a firearm of sizeable caliber. No way you could shoot this thing around houses... But it does tame down after a few dozen shots.

Over the next days, I took it out to the field, carrying the gun and shooting off-hands with open sights. I could see it is possible to get very good results as I was able to get bulls-eyes at 20 meters, standing or kneeling position. It will take practice, and the fact is that it is a very heavy gun. I have proceeded to attach a home-made sling (zip-tied and tape!) And that will help, but a full day carrying this beast will be testing.

I will now move on the calibrate and zero the rudimentary telescope, but I am confident that it will bring this powerful gun's realistic kill capacity to a 30-40 meters (under 50 yards) but that is just me; not going to shoot unless positively certain of stopping the game.

I would not recommend hunting with any thing lighter than 14.5 grs. To quote other comments: it sure packs a punch. With the right pellets, you will go through a strong bone.
ProsHunting power, low price, precision capable once properly trained. Open sights ( a must really) Lots of things can be said, but in the end weight, length, noise level is to be expected of a magnum break-barrel air gun. You can't have your cake and eat it too...
ConsNo sling nor sling swivels or anything close to any sort of help to carry this hefty rifle. A magnum spring-piston kicks hard.
By Gary
Very Hard Hitting
October 10, 2015
I love my ruger .22 air mag. I have taken lots of small game with it. On 10-09-15 I killed a 250 wild sow with one shot to the forehead using crosman premier hollow point pellets. The hog shot at 20yds and dropped in her tracks.. I am using the scope that came with the gun but I did change the scope mounts. If anybody is looking for a Great .22 air rifle to hunt with this is the one for you.
ProsGreat gun for the price, Super accurate and Very hard hitting.
By Cigamrm
Milton, TN
Nice rifle!
September 3, 2015
Forget everything you knew about single pump break barrel pellet rifles. This gun shoots hard and is very accurate to at least 65 yards which is the longest targeting I've done so far, the scope isn't much. Didn't even waste my time trying to mount it, bought an 8-32 x 50 and put it on. Laser bore sighted it and started shooting. Love it! It shoots harder than my 22 rifle.
ProsVery powerful, and accurate
ConsA little heavy, but not too bad. Scope was cheap and useless. It is loud if your looking for stealth, this isn't it. As loud as a 23 cartridge rifle.
By Stan
Indian Land, SC
Powerful but Loud
September 3, 2015
At 50' I was able to hit the X ring and the pellet passed through a 1" piece of plywood. Have not had time to take it to a range to give it a real tryout.
ProsPowerful not a toy or for use in a subdivision. Would make a great varmint removal weapon.
ConsLoud and very heavy.
By Guy
A new friend, helping me regain some pleasant old memories.
September 1, 2015
A few decades ago, I qualified as an Expert Marksman during the Air Force Basic Training course. I learned how to shoot in my youth, using a, slide-pump, Daisy Mod.# 25. BB gun, a far cry from the M1 carbine they gave us to qualify with during Basic. I've not touched any guns since then, due to life's circumstances, etc.

So, I recently retired at 72 years and remembered how much fun shooting used to be.

My next step was to purchase a new Daisy Mod. # 25 and a bunch of targets, this didn't satisfy me --- I decided I needed a pellet gun. So,enter the Ruger Air Magnum .22 cal.

What a beauty. My only con, is its weight --- it weights more than my M1 carbine rifle.

The power and accuracy are more than I hoped for. Pretty soon I'll be popping those bull's eyes just like my younger years.
By Oliver
Southeast Georgia, USA
Powerful rifle, but inaccurate with factory sights
July 21, 2015
In trying to get a basic zero, using 25gr Monster pellets, I shot 200 rounds and never came close to getting anything within 6 inches apart. The factory provided cheap Chinese piece of junk scope broke down within the first 10 shots from the powerful recoil factors, and the elevation level could not be reduced, it stuck on shooting 10 inches higher than my zero point. After the scope failed, I removed it and sacrificed it to the river. I then tried to zero the rifle using the open sights, and the rear sight elevation nob broke down within the first 50 shots. The front sight fiber optic kept falling out while cocking the rifle. I gave up trying to get a basic zero soon after.
I still have hopes in the basic rifle. But, I will have to find a quality scope to withstand the heavy recoil. I feel that Ruger should provide more quality control over their Chinese minion manufacturers if they want to remain competitive in the air-gun business.
ProsGood basic rifle. It has a great deal of potential.
ConsCompletely sorry sighting system. Ruger needs to correct this.
By Steve k.
Mumford ny.
Great rifle
July 14, 2015
Throw away the scope that it arrives with. I put on a shock proof scope. Dead on accurate at 50 yards. Take your time and sight in your scope properly and you will enjoy this rifle. It's a break barrel, with a 45 lb pull so consider this when buying, my 15 year old daughter can do it with some strain. If you have any arm problems stay away from break barrels.
ProsAccuracy. Shoots straight every time. I've been through two 250 CT tins of super h point... still dead on accutate. One shot one kill, my chipmunk infestation is getting smaller. The iron sights are good if you take the test and patience to do a proper sighting. Not too loud... about a 4 on a 1-10 scale for sound.
ConsJust the scope it arrives with. Otherwise the rifle itself is worth the money . This could be a con... there is a slight kick so you gotta lean into it when you shoot.
By Matt
Southern New Jersey
The beast.
July 10, 2015
I received this Ruger and was surprised at how heavy it was. It has the weight of a real battle rifle. Then I tried to cock it, it is a bear to cock. If you shoot this rifle you will not need to go to the gym. When you cock this rifle it automatically puts the safety on. What a great feature. The safety is right by my thumb on the back of the receiver, so you can switch it off without losing you aim. The safety is very user friendly. Next squeeze the trigger ,, smooth then bam ,great trigger really nice you can't even feel it drop off , just squeeze and bam, what a beast. This gun is an absolute blast to shoot. It hits so hard! I shot a kitchen aid steel fry pan with a extra thick steel plate on the bottom that is for heat dispersion, at 25 feet the pellet shattered and it made a dent that protruded only slightly but still made a bump on the back of the pan. Wow that is the best $100 ever spent. The scope on the other hand is not so good I can't seem to get it to focus. But I have been shooting with open sights which is my preference for my type of shooting.
ProsBAM! Great trigger.
ConsNot for the weak. Scope was really bad , maybe I is just a bad one.
Not bad for the price
July 8, 2015
By armandog07
Ruger Magnum
July 6, 2015
High power unit with a good punch
Proswell built, ruggeed construction and good finish
Conssomewhat heavy
By Wilie C.
Park Hills, KY
Coyotes are in trouble now
July 3, 2015
This thing hits like a hammer. I've run about 200 rounds through to sight in the scope and see what pellets it likes. Got a sampler from H&N they were actually too large to fit. Seems to like Predator Mag, Crossman Premier and the Senko New Boy 28 grain (for the coyotes). Blasts through a 2x4 at 30 yards.
ProsBeastly load delivery, a hell of a pick up for $99. For the price buy this now. I have no doubt this will be a tack driver once I drop a 'real' scope on her.
ConsIt is heavy. My wife can barely cock it. I'm 6 foot 4 and 220 lbs - no issues on my end cocking the piston. Also a strong kick but not insurmountable to learn how to keep it on point. As some YouTube videos have stated some pellets want to sit cock eyed in the chamber. Hell for $100, find the pellets it likes to shoot and enjoy yourself. Scope is turd sauce, throw it in the trash and get a leapers.
By Bill S.
Gonzales, Texas
I'm impressed!
July 3, 2015
Bought this rifle wanting a little more knock down power for the varmits that invade my in town yard. Took about 15 shots to get it zeroed at 100 ft. Packs a wallop! Only issue I have with it is weight. But a good set of shooting sticks solves that. Great gun at a great price.
Prosflat shooting, acceptable noise level, well constructed.
Consa little heavy
By Ken
Gonzales, TX
Minus One Skunk
June 12, 2015
I recently ordered a refurbished Ruger Air Magnum .22 caliber from Airgun Depot. It arrived two days ago. I had planned to take it to the range this weekend to sight it in. Last night I received a call that a friends dogs had just had a close encounter with a skunk. I strapped on my .22 magnum revolver as a backup and loaded my un-tried Ruger into the truck along with a can of JSB Monster pellets. I assumed that a refurbished rifle would have been test fired. I assumed that they would have looked through the sights when it was test fired. Thank God they did. Great job guys. I am happy to report a quick and humane one shot kill with my very first shot from my refurbished Ruger.

Ken Mosher, II
Gonzales, TX
ProsAccurate with plenty of power.
ConsVery large and heavy, 48" and 9 lbs, unfortunately this is probably unavoidable at this power level.
ask the dead cridders
April 19, 2015
well say what you want about this pellet gun. I just say ask the 4 skunks the 3 raccoons and one possum that will testify that this gun is a one shot one kill unit. this is definately not a toy. i put a different scope on it and sited it in, at 10 meters it will put 3 shot groups all touching when i shoot good. this fires better groups than i shoot it now. with time and many more rounds down rage i feel this gun will be very dependable. i find that the power is excellent, it likes rws superdome 15.43 pellets i have sever different types but the rws were the most percise it became my standard to set range card for other ammo. hope that helps.
will be doing utube video on mounting sling at madmodifier some other mods to for the unit. go look some mods real kool or i think so---lol
ProsGREAT power, good price excellent accuracy
Conspiss pore scope, replace assap!!! FOR SERIOUS SHOOTING
By Matthew
So. Dartmouth, MA
Grows on you.
March 7, 2015
At first glance and feel, wasn't to impressed, but as I began to clean and handle this gun, I found the quality quite good. It has a good mechanical design, and I liked the way the action fit into the stock. Took it outside for some night shots in the woods. WOW fire from the muzzle. First time I saw that. Must have been some residue from cleaning, cleared after 3rd shot. Next morning sighted in at 50" dime shots when I held her rite. Still learning to hold this heavy weight. Very happy with this purchase and it's price. As for the scope that comes with it it's a throw away, never even mounted it, RIGHT INTO THE PARTS BOX thus the 4 stars....
ProsBuild quality, accuracy so far, no twang from such a heavy spring, and fair price.
ConsCould've had better sights instead of junk scope.
By michael
Ruger air magnum .22
February 24, 2015
this shoots straight and is very accurate, it could use a better scope though. Overall it is a good gun and isn,t a bad gun to get into shooting with.
By Yoels
New york
Good rifle but....
February 20, 2015
The rifle itself is well built besides the sights they seem to be made of plastic and cheap. At the begining i was especticng it to be hard to cock but i realized its easier than everybody in here says. It is little heavy on the front since the stock is hollow plastic even when they said is not. Even when the sight are plastic the rifle was easy to zeroid i took mi about 15 shots and maybe other 15 for the scope. The scope is still in place after around 100/125 shots. Something true is that this thing is loud at the first 5 shots it sounds like a real one.
ProsThe feel of it in your hands. Easy to cock.
ConsThe sigths are plastic. The stock is hollow and plastic.
By Dan
East/Central Ohio
Can be made into a good shooter
January 2, 2015
Airgun Depot is first class. Chinese clone of the Diana 350. I expected minor problems and accept that for the price. Found nicked piston seal upon receipt of AG. Even so, 850FPS CPHP 14.3 tins 1" @ 25yds after clean and Moly lube. Cocking effort slightly more than Air Hawk, about the same as Crosman NP. Much easier to shoot accurately than expected. Would recommend (I am) to friends/family
ProsPower. Potential accuracy. Best of the Chinese imports. Scope is better than expected. Scope mount is an innovative way use Weaver type rings on an eleven mm grooved receiver. Looks like it will last just fine.
ConsI wish 2 more seconds were taken upon assembly to prevent nicking the piston seal.
By John
January 2, 2015
the ruger air magnum is a copy of the R.W.S. three fifty magnum so close a copy that the parts are interchangeable. So close a copy that I'm surprised Umerex isn't being sued.I have them both. At twenty five yards they shoot the same. Same accuracy and the same damage. At fifty yards the R.W.S. is a little better but only by a fraction of an inch and neither gun is great at that distance. For the ruger to have the t05 trigger is unbelievable a two and a half pound pull on a gun under two hundred bucks awesome For a five hundred dollar gun to come with a cheap plastic trigger is a rip off. and they both come with the exact same trigger. as far as how long they last only time will tell I have owned them both for years and many thousand pellets. I have had no problem with either one The R.W.S. is a beautiful gun. If you want a gun to look at this is the one. If you want a great hunting rifle buy the Ruger. .
Prosawesome rifle at a great price
By Rich
Muncy, PA
Powerful, Hard Hitting Rifle
December 23, 2014
This is a well made rifle. It is powerful and as loud as a 22 caliber rifle. I shot a 2x4 board and it nearly went all the way through. It was actually sticking out of the backside of the board. The scope screws keep loosing from the impact of shooting and should be locktited. I never did receive the "free" tin of pellets, as promised. I guess it's no big deal since they were supposed to be free anyway. It appears to be very accurate but I haven't had the time to bench shoot it yet.
ProsHeavy duty quality inexpensive rifle that shoots accurately.
Cons13 pound weight.
By Clint
The Beast !
November 21, 2014
Ladies and children should avoid this one because of the pull required to load it. You big boys grab this one before they run out. I've been shooting pine cones out of trees at 100 yards. The Hawke 4-12 X 50 is required to get the full potential of the Ruger Air Magnum Combo. HOOAA !
By Billy
North Carolina
October 31, 2014
This review is for the .22 caliber version. If I needed to dispatch a racoon or fox sized animal out to 30 yards, I would feel confident in doing so, using this rifle.
ProsThis rifle is extremely hard hitting and accurate. Consistantly shoots 1/4 inch groups at 20 yards of a bench with upgraded mounts and 3-9x50 UTG scope. I have tried many brands and types of pellets in mine, it seems to shoot inexpensive Crosman Hollow Points the best.
ConsIt's big, very big, heavy, hard to cock, long, not fun to shoot all day. This is a top notch hunting rifle, not a target rifle and not for all day plinking.
By Tyler
Cresco, PA
Good Gun! Powerful and Accurate!
May 25, 2014
I bought this rifle about a year ago and to this day it still shoots like a champ. I can hit cans from from 30 yards away without the scope. However, the scope that comes along with the rifle is trash. After about 5 shot while trying to zero the rifle the wind-age turret broke and I could no longer sight the rifle. Also a couple of the screws on my rifle would come loose from the tremendous recoil that comes along with this gun resulting in the stock and receiver coming loose. Overall the performance of this air rifle is outstanding!
ProsPowerful and Accurate
ConsScrews come loose and the scope is trash....
By Carl
Hemphill, Tx
Mine is a piece of JUNK
May 14, 2014
I bought this gun because of the brand name of Ruger. But to my disappointment it is made by Umarex USA under the Ruger logo. Powerful? Yes! Like other reviews the scope shouldn't even be called a scope. I tried 3 different pellet weights and after using up all 3 tins of pellets still could not get it to sight in to a 4 inch plate at 25 yards. A few times the gun sounded like it would shoot nice and clean then BANG everything would go haywire all over the 4X8 sheet of plywood again. Between 4 shot groups everything was checked for tightness. Same results with or without the scope. I have tried numerous times through phone/fax/e-mail to contact the company to no avail. Had to result in contacting Ruger headquarters informing them of the way Umarex USA treats its' customers and I have never had that problem dealing with other Ruger firearms. I did not purchase it from Airgun Depot but my next one will as they have been helpful in trying to find a pellet weight that will work. Thanks Airgun Depot: Carl
ConsUmarex USA customer support and everything else about the gun, Very hard to cock even after a couple hundred pellet. Scope.
By jake
houston texas
May 12, 2014
it shoots very fast with PBA pellets
By Supob
May 7, 2014
This rifle scared me. I took my first shot in my back yard and was shock how loud this rifle is! I immediately ran into my house, fearing my neighbors would call the cops. It wasn't hard at all to cock this rifle....I find it pretty easy to do and effortless.
ConsDon't know yet....haven't zero in the rifle.
By Hank
Bowdon, ND
Great Rifle <> Very Accurate
May 4, 2014
For Less than 200 Bucks, this gun is phenomenal, But, The scope that comes with it is a injustice to the Rifle, it is the lowest of the low end scopes, buy a decent scope when you buy the rifle, the scope mount rail system is number one for this gun, no problems with scope slide with this this one, the gun is very accurate, the quality is good, but could be better, trigger system has a good feel, trigger is plastic, metal would be better, stock is not very solid at the end where the barrel breaks, its kinda flimsy, and the trigger guard is molded in the stock, looks ok but speaks low quality, iron sights are good, the cocking linkage is not the best for a rifle that is as hard to cock (40 pounds of force), But it sends a lead pellet .22 cal. down the line at over a 1000 FPS with great accuracy, for the money its a good gun.
Prosaccurate, good balance, good weight, feels good to shoot, very powerful, good looks and feel
Consscope is very low end, stock could be better but is ok, all in all a good gun
By jonathan
Miami, FL
March 14, 2014
I love this rifle it goes straight through 2x4's the only complaint is allot of recoil but its just to show how much power it has.
By i h.
good gun
March 6, 2014
I have had this gun for about a year now and it is outstanding!!! I found this gun to be very accurate (once sighted in to your desired range) the scope was great but personally i like using my front and rear sight. I also noticed the loudness, this gun is loud! the first shots I ever fired with this gun were so loud my neighbors thought it was shooting a 22. (I would not recommend this gun to any one who thinks the neighbors might complain) and another thing is the gun is heavy! I would recommend shooting at a rested position until you get used to it. one last thing is being used to the Gamo big cat I found the draw back to be a little troublesome at first, but after getting used to it I well I got used to it. overall a good gun for any purpose.
oh and don't get me wrong the Gamo big cat is still a very good gun but if your looking for more power air magnum is the way to go:)
Prosvery accurate and powerful sights work amazing
Consa little on the heavy side and at first the draw back was a little shocking (I was used to the Gamo big cat)
By adan
Walnut Grove, CA
January 22, 2014
This air rifle is the best one I have ever had. It has no problem taking down small game. It shoots very fast and is very loud. Not the best scope but its ok. I would recommend this gun to anybody looking to buy it.
Prosshoots fast,has fiber optic sights,good price,automatic safety,
Consa bit heavy, lousy scope
By Kevin
La Mirada, CA
Drill'in Bulls Eyes in .177...
January 20, 2014
I bought the Ruger Air Mag just for the magnum power. I use heavier lead pellets, which I recommend as it makes a big difference quieting the shot report. The heavier pellets bring the velocity down below the sound barrier which help accuracy and noise reduction. Plus a heavier pellet hits harder and penetrates deeper. As for the alloy pellets I feel they're for bragging rights about velocity, but they don't penetrate anywhere near as good. The rifle when brand new held accuracy about 1 inch groups at 45 feet. But as it broke in, after about 100 to 150 shots or so, it quieted down and the groups tightened up nicely to about 1/2 an inch and even less. This rifle loves the heavier pellets. I shoot the Crow Magnums & Baracuda Hunter from H&N. These type pellets Hit Very Hard with a loud THWAP and the Crow Mags really mushroom out nicely driven at magnum velocities... (See Photos for both Crow Mag & Baracuda Hunter rounds) This Ruger Air Mag rifle is a killer, I can't wait to take it out for some longer distance shots to check bullet drop at different ranges... It's cool to set up different small targets and drill each one with a single shot. A warning to all though,, best have a good back stop as the heavier pellets with the magnum velocity penetrate rather well... Also with the Picatinny/Weaver scope mount it completely solves the slippage problem common on many high powered air rifles with just a dove tail. On the Ruger Air Mag there are four notches on the top of the receiver that the screws on the picatinny rail go through preventing movement. I would however suggest when getting this rifle that you degrease all screws and apply blue lock tight as the recoil on this bad boy is strong & you'll build some muscle cocking it. It does get easier as it breaks in. Once you figure out the technique it makes it easier. Once you break the barrel I use the weight of the gun to help cock it. But if you want Serious Raw Power it has to come from somewhere... And the Ruger Air Mag has Plenty of Power... One last thing, invest in a good scope that's shockproof. I can not comment on the scope in the combo package as I mounted my own scope. I like high magnification on my scope when shooting because I believe in shot placement big time... You shoot an animal in the rear and its going to run off crippled and suffer... You shoot it in the heart or head and it's dead... No More Said...
ProsThis rifle is Smoken Hot ! ! ! It's Very Accurate & Hard Hitting, Especially with the Crow Magnums & Baracuda Hunter Pellets from H&N I've been using....
ConsLong and heavy rifle,, but it help tame recoil...
By Geno
Burlingame Ca
Great good with an awful scope
January 15, 2014
This gun has quite the horsepower and quite the bang for the buck. The scope it comes with is terrible.
As soon as I changed the scope it became a shooting machine and extremely accurate along with really fun to shoot now
its loud and a bit heavy, the pull is a little stiff at first but it loosens up
Its not for the timid
ProsGreat Power Great price
ConsLoud so not good for a residential neighborhood and its heavier than expected The stock scope it comes with needs to be thrown away and you need to buy a real one
By Dave
Great gun for the price
January 9, 2014
This gun has great potential. Straight out of the box it was fairly easy to sight in and after 50 shots is holding strong. The first 5 to 10 shots were quite loud and were definitely not appropriate for residential areas, but it did quiet down after 50 shots or so. This gun doesn't have a silencer like other models so it is going to be louder for certain. As with any air rifle purchase I removed the screws that might come loose one at a time and put non-permanent thread locker on them, but they all seemed to be properly installed from the factory.

My only complaint with this gun is that the trigger and safety are both plastic which may cause premature failure down the road. Otherwise I would give this rifle a four star. Especially for the price it's accuracy and power is right up there alongside rifles twice the price as this one.
By Artyom
Charlotte, NC
Good for the price, but handle with care.
December 26, 2013
This gun performed well in the short time I owned it. Main problems I have with it are the lack of protection on the sights and the near worthless scope. the scope wasn't much of a problem, as you can buy a cheap 20-30 dollar rifle scope and be fine, and as long as you treat this gun nicely, the sights won't be a problem either. The biggest danger in buying this gun for me was accidentally dry firing. My buddy (kinda stupidly) fired the gun without any pellets and that one shot was all it took to permanently damage my rifle to the point where I cannot cock it.
ProsDecent accuracy, fair price, easy to adjust sights.
Conshard to cock (~40lbs), bad scope, vulnerable sights, easy to break.
By nicholas
very nice
December 5, 2013
I have had this gun for about a year now and it works well and is a very nice pellet gun but i do recommend you buy a better PELLET GUN SCOPE it has to be a pellet gun scope and make sure you get good pellets the cheap ones suck in hing powered pellet guns here are the ones i use: RWS super dome .177.
Prosvery well built, kills stuff easily.
Consthe scope is bad buy who cares its a free be :)
By John
Red Creek, New York
Ruger air magnum
November 18, 2013
This gun is a very hard-hitting pellet gun that shoots nice and it is accurate but, the 4 x 32 that comes with it is a piece of junk save yourself a lot of time and headache and get rid of the scope . Either use the very nice fiber optic site or buy a new 3-9 x 40 mm scope and you can put dimes size groups up to 30 yards.
I tried the RWS hyper velocity pellets and they did not shoot very well in my gun, they were not tight in the chamber like the lead is.
I shot several dime size groups at twenty yards consistently with Gamo tomahawks hunting pellets and two squirrels 1) @ 15 yards and 1) @ 20 yards. They didn't go anywhere.
It is very loud though, sounds just like a .22 long rifle. Approximately 112 db
I would definitely recommend this gun to anyone interested in hunting any small game animal.
ProsVery accurate Hard hitting with lead pellets Shoots through 1" pine boards at 20 yards.
ConsVery heavy with scope. Sounds like a .22 so don't use this in your back yard unles your neighbors are ok with it.
By Brant
Suffolk, VA
November 13, 2013
I have owned this item for about 3 years now and the gun did fine but the scope was a piece of junk and the gun is now falling apart
ProsPowerful Great for Birds and squirrels
ConsLoud Hard to cock (41 Ibs) Plastic falls apart after a year Scope is terrible
By Jared
milford, MA
great bang for the buck...yea, that was cheesy.
September 29, 2013
After the several hundred round break in period (not too bad). I'm getting sub dime sized groups at 25 yards with CPHP's. I tried synthetic pellets just curious to see if it breaks the sound barrier and it does, showing the gun gets close to its advertised velocity claim of 1200 FPS . After about six hundred rounds, my centerpoint adventure class 4-16x40 scope literally developed a stress crack on the tube and broke in half, proving this gun has plenty of power. To sum things up, for the price, this is a great RWS 350 P close for considerably less money. definitely a good value.
ProsEasy break in period, easy to cock despite what others have said. Great accuracy considering its a twitchy, hold sensitive magnum springer. Good solution for someone looking for a poor mans RWS 350P.
ConsI'm assuming the bundled scope? Not sure because I didn't try it. I think if this was available with a wood stock, they would fly off the shelf.
By Vincent
great rifle for the price
September 11, 2013
At 170.00 dollars you can't beat the price for the accuracy and power. You get in the magnum. Very lound though, using pellets under 8 gr. Even shoots my 16.3 gr. Pellets with ease
ProsLots of power great looking rifle
ConsHeavy, and very loud about the sound of a 22.
By Will
Coarsegold, California
I recomend to everyone
July 3, 2013
I got it in the mail in 5 days and I was pretty skeptical at first. Everything was protected in paper and plastic with minimal foam, and there were a few scratches on the stock. First thing I did was put on a 3-9/40 Simmons scope. The rings and bases went on nicely and I went on to sight it in. It took me 4 shots to dial it in. After that I put 3 shots in the bullseye. It has great power and accuracy. The trigger is very nice and light. GREAT AIR GUN!
ProsWeaver rail, rings, accuracy, power, trigger, safety
ConsHard to load at first then it gets easier as you shoot, and it's very heavy
By To
greer s.c
June 27, 2013
I have targets hanging at 20ft,50ft.70ft.and 90ft.They are cans hanging on strings.When I first shot the 20ft and 50ft they hardly moved.That is when you can tell a springer is strong. The 14.3 CHP went through so fast they hardly moved the cans and blew out large holes in the back.I have had to make better targets because this beast destroys them. First squirrel was a head shot and only 1/3 of his head remained. A couple times a week I take my air guns through the four distance cycle with open sites to keep sharp and this is the strongest critter gitter I have. I have large open area behind my targets. Make sure you have a good backing on targets. I believe this could go through some fences. It is close to a rimfire in power.
ProsGreat gun for price. I like open sites and these are good. The power is as good as you can buy for under $200. I use RWS usually and pretty accurate. I also use CHP and they are almost as good. I only tried hyper velocity a few times and was afraid I might ruin spring (those hypers might still be flying)
ConsI don't like scopes too much as they are too hard to see target with shadows. I sited in this scope and was making bullseye holes in paper. I use a lift gun ,point and shoot method to hit targets amd so I took scope off. I believe the recoil of this gun would mess up the scope. I am 61 and it is no problem to cock this springer, but I an also 6ft 3, 220. My grandson is 6ft 2 and kind of thin although he is a HS baseball pitcher he couldn't cock this magnum.
By Gene
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Very Impressed With Quality & Performance
May 9, 2013
Let me start by saying that I spent way too much time researching air-rifles and came to the conclusion that if you are not trying to qualify for the Olympics, or rely on your shooting ability to support your family, you do not need to spend more than $170 for any air rifle.

I looked at nearly every rifle out there based on price, components, performance, customer feedback, and hands on inspection, and am completely satisfied with this rifle. It is definitely not a toy for children. This rifle is designed for adult use. The workmanship is over the top. The scope is a much better quality than others out there and for the distance you should be shooting, this gun has all the power you need.

Now I must stress this gun is loud. It does sound like a .22 long rifle. Perhaps it will wear in overtime because I have only shot it 20 times so far, but just letting you know it may surprise your neighbors.

Overall don't get caught up in the hype of feeling you need to spend over $200 for a "pellet" gun. This is all you need.

I own several rim and center fire Rugers but can't afford to buy or use up my ammo so I am staying in the sport for a whole lot less. Think about it...for the price of 3 boxes of .22 shells you get a new gun and you can buy 500 pellets for $10 !!! Oh yes...I want to review the RWS pellets too...good stuff.

Buy quality, cry once, but you will have a lifetime of satisfaction with this gun.
ProsWorkmanship. Price. Reputation. Performance.
By John
I'd pass on this
May 4, 2013
Found that the gun comes with a defective scope that doesn't adjust beyond a certain point - I took a scope off another gun and used that one. Powerful, but not accurate beyond 15-17 yards with a 12 grain pointed pellet; I am going to buy some heavier ones to see if there is any improvement.

My friend and I went through about 200 pellets to sight it in.
ProsVery powerful - At 15 yards the pellet consistently went through a 1/2 inch piece of wood.
Conssee above
By Roger
Santa Ynez CA
Excellent powerful accurate
April 22, 2013
I love the Ruger air magnum. I own both 1.77 and .22 caliber. They are very powerful rifles and great for pest control because they hit really hard. I guarantee the rifle won't be disappoint!
ConsLittle Heavy
By Mike
Orlando, Florida
Powerful gun
April 10, 2013
Best Air Rifle I have ever seen for the price. I would give it more stars if I could.
ConsIt is a little bit too loud to fire in a residential area. This gun is very hard to cock in the beginning, You have to pull the safety out very far and slap behind the muzzle to cock it easily.
By G B.
Ruger Air Magnum Combo Air Rifle- 1400 FPS
April 1, 2013
It is a good gun. H&N barracuda match pellet are the best. FPS is only 1020.
Consfps is not 1400 it is 1150 with led Scope is not good will need new one to get the most from the gun
By King D.
long island new york
Great gun
March 29, 2013
Definitely a great gun. A little loud but hey what do u expect it's 1400 fps. The sights are great and the shot lines up nice with where you're aiming. The scope is great if u know how to adjust and zero it in for different distances.
By Anthony
Lemont, IL
Best gun for the buck
March 25, 2013
Gun is built with extreme durability! VERY ACCURATE! The fps of this gun is the highest for its price range! The scope isn't to bad maybe upgrade as you gain comfort with the gun!
Consscope I would rate 6.5/10
By Lyle
Metairie, Louisiana
Great gun
March 19, 2013
Bought a .177 refurbished one for 99 bucks. Definitely a steal. Lots of power and accuracy. Changed the scope to a Centerfire 3-9x40 making it easier to take out any pesky varmints on my property.
ProsPower and accuracy shoots like a real rifle.
ConsThe rear adjustable sight but doesn't matter when using a scope.
By Thorleif S.
Ruger Air Magnum Combo
March 19, 2013
Stilig, slank og passe tung. Masse kraft og fornuftig pris prenovert. Jeg vil anbefale denne til en venn.

ProsAbsolutt det meste, har ingen negative ting sette fingeren p. Eneste var at den var litt for lang til passe i vpenfuteralet, men det gjr ingen negativ ting, fordi Big Cat passet bra.
ConsIngen ting utsette p denne
By jimmy
knox tn
very strong gun at any price!
March 16, 2013
I only shot it once. Mine is hard to cock. By far the hardest gun I ever cocked. I've had bows that has 80lb draw, so it's not easy. I went out the back door, put a pellet in and shut the barrel. Point the gun at the base of a berm, push safety in, and pulled the trigger. It let off a real loud crack, the whole hood heard it. I was shocked! It kicked hard! Don't know if it kicks hard as my 12 gauge pump, but it's a strong kick. It's not a toy for sure! Just shoot it, you will give it respective. I had BB and pellet guns before. They where toys, this one is not!
ProsThe Ruger name Power and price A lot of kids couldn't cock it Looks good
Consmade in china
By Roger
Santa Inez CA
Pretty good rifle very powerful
March 16, 2013
Real big rifle. Very heavy loud, especially if you use light weight pellets. It hits hard, really hard. Very accurate.
ProsEverything is perfect, strong, accurate, and powerful.
By Roger
Santa Inez CA
If you are serous shooter get this rifle
March 14, 2013
Wow this rifle is very powerful. Excellent, well built, very large rifle. For an adult, it is a little hard to cock, but probably because of the power of the rifle. I didn't have any problem with the scope, but I changed for the Simmons 3-9x40. This gun is pretty loud. I don't recommend it for back yards. First, clean your rifle. Give it a little tune up before you start shooting. Be very careful that you follow the safety instructions. Enjoy.
ProsPower Accuracy Very long rifle Feels like a real fire rifle Everything
By nick
virginia beach, va
February 23, 2013
I received my air rifle and put a tasco 3-9x40 scope on it. It's on within 3 cm. I've taken out squirrels, raccoons, and birds with it. Overall, it's a great gun and I enjoy it.
ProsPlenty of take down power Great for hunting Very accurate
ConsScrews come loose Front sight was cockeyed Truglo strips come out after shootin it a few times Heavy
By Richard
Great rifle
February 19, 2013
I mounted the scope and had it dialed in in a few shots. Shoots fast and hits hard, very nice. It is a lot louder than expected but no big deal. Heavier than I would like for son to shoot but overall great rifle for a great price. Might have to buy another.
ProsShoots good Nice scope for what it is Nice price
ConsHeavy Loud
By Sharon
Sebring, FL
Great Gun-Bad Scope
February 15, 2013
This rifle is really nice, powerful,a bit heavy, solid, and great shooter. I have nothing bad to say about it. The scope and sights on the other hand need a lot of work. I shot it first with the iron sights and could not adjust it down far enough at 25' to center my shots. The adjustment screw for elevation ran out of adjustment. I put the scope on it and was planning on using it anyway. After about five shots, the scope fell off the rifle! My attempts to remount it failed, and I found one of the screws was stripped, not by me, but from the factory. I finally said "the Heck with it" and went and bought another set of rings and mounted them directly to the gun. We'll see how that works out with the recoil of this gun. My advice to anyone getting this gun would be to plan on getting another mounting system. The scope itself isn't that bad for a cheap scope and it was adjusting in well until it falls off the gun. Time will tell if it can hold up to the battering of this magnum. Other points it takes some effort to cock this gun, it's not for children or the weak. It's heavy and you can't hold it up for a long time. It's also long, a tad over four feet! Let me conclude by saying that I really like the gun despite the sighting problems it has. It's a power house and fun to shoot. My gun looked like a new one when it arrived and it's performed flawlessly. If you have problems with it don't expect help. I called and was told to call the factory, they gave me the number. I called there and was told it had no warranty, but if I wanted they would send an adjustment screw for the iron sights. Although it would be the same, no help there. If I sent it back, they would fix it. That wasn't feasible, I just did it myself. Good gun, bad sights.
ProsPowerful Big gun feel Fun to shoot Accurate-from limited experience so far
ConsSights are terrible Man-up to cock it ! A tad heavy
By Greg L.
Jackson Springs Nc
Very inacurate and inconsistant
February 15, 2013
I am a huge pellet gun hunter. I have always preferred a scope on my gun and my range is 35 yards. It took me 4 hours, I'm not exaggerating, to get this thing to shoot 7 inch patterns at 20 yards. It is pitiful. Another bad thing is the kick on this gun is more then most rifles I own. It is as loud as a 22 rimfire. I bought a 65 dollar refurbished gun from this website and it is no doubt better. The scope that comes with this gun is useless and I had to mount another 80 dollar scope on it and it still wouldn't be accurate.
ConsKick Noise Inconsistent Inaccurate Bad scope Hard to load Pellet falls out The list goes on and on...
By Joe R.
East Tennessee
I love this air rifle!
February 14, 2013
A really nice high powered air rifle.
ProsAccurate, on target, and deadly!
ConsHefty, but I guess that's just the nature of the beast.
By Norman
Mansfield, MO
Ruger Air Magnum Combo .177 cal Air Rifle
January 30, 2013
The Ruger Air Magnum Combo .177 cal Air Rifle is far better than I expected. Well worth the money. Lots of power and very accurate. Airgun Depot you have done it again. Shoots hard. Shoots fast.
ProsEverything Good Trigger!!!!!
ConsToo heavy
By Dean
Ozark Mts.
Shot great out of box
January 27, 2013
Put the scope on and it only required a couple clicks to be dead on. I turned the focus thing that's located on the eye piece end, and the scope was in perfect clarity.
It is heavy but fun to shoot. I say for the money, it's a good buy. As far as cocking, I'm 62 and from what I've read I was going to need help getting it loaded. Ha, it was not a problem at all, using the right technique shown in the instructions. Only negative thing is that it is a large gun. I suppose it needs to be to get its power.
ProsPower Accurate Loud Scope
ConsOverall Size
By Jason
Rome, GA
Great Rifle
January 21, 2013
This rifle is solid, hard hitting, and flat shooting. It is a little heavy and hard to cock but so what! I will change the scope down the road but it's alright for now. I am very happy with this great rifle.
ProsDurable Accurate Very Powerful
ConsVery Heavy
By Tim
Powerful rifle!
January 16, 2013
This rifle is good quality, powerful, and accurate. The scope that is matched with it has a hard time with the recoil from this powerful a spring piston gun. It tends to loose zero and eventually break. I have heard you should break the gun in with 100 rounds before mounting the scope.
ProsRifle Power Accuracy
By suk
Norman, OK
air magnum .177
January 12, 2013
It is a reasonable price. It is very powerful and it makes good groupings.
ProsPower and reasonable price. I am waiting to buy RUGER AIR MAGNUM .25 CAL. (Not in the market yet but I hope they will make it soon???)
By Will C.
Sonoma, CA
Perfection achieved by Ruger
January 11, 2013
I received my new Air Magnum 3 weeks ago and waited to write this review until I had put about 300 pellets through it for break in purposes. Turns out that this wait was unnecessary as about the only change I have noted is that the rifle quieted down after about 50 shots. Right out of the box, it has been a hard hitting and very accurate shooter that appears indifferent with regard to pellet profiles. I removed the scope during the break in period and as you can see from the attached target the rifle leaves little to be desired even when shooting with it's barrel mounted open sights. I was making 2 inch groups at 50 yards on open sights.
Should you decide to purchase one of these air cannons I strongly recommend applying loc-tite blue on everything accessible that has threads as this rifle packs a screw loosening punch with every pull of the trigger. I am going to mount a BSA Majestic 4X24 scope to this rifle to take it to it's full potential. I suppose if one were going to limit shooting to 25 or so yards the scope that comes with the rifle would suffice but with this rifle's capability, shooting it with a 4X scope is an injustice.
ProsPrice, power, accuracy, and consistency.
ConsCame out of the box with loose mounting (stock to receiver/barrel) screws.
By Thomas
Jewett City, Connecticut
My Favorite in my collection
January 3, 2013
This was the last rifle I had bought, and I have to say it is amazing. I can shoot tight groups with this gun. How tight? How about 20 shouts in the size of a penny. The only down side to this gun is cocking it. You have to somewhat strong to cock it.
ProsIt shoots true.
ConsIt can be hard to cock.
By Scott
Mankato, Minnesota
Excellent value
December 26, 2012
This is an excellent Chinese rifle. Yes, it's Ruger, but made in China. However, you cannot really tell the difference after you do some much needed maintenance to this gun when you get it. The very first thing before you put any pellets through it is to run a bore snake or brush down the barrel as there is almost always junk from the manufacturer in there. Make sure you use loctite on the 2 stock screws and the screw underneath by the trigger guard as they will rattle loose when you shoot. This gun is tons of fun to shoot and it has a massive recoil. You'll be wanting to replace the scope that comes with it. While it may be a "OK" scope, on this gun it just does not hold a good zero point, between shooting sessions it would move an enormous amount, sometimes up to an inch. It just did not stay put. I recommend putting on a nicer Leapers or a good 3-9x40 mil dot scope. These guns are strong, it will go supersonic with light pellets and that is NOT what you want. Mine likes H&N Baracuda Power 10.19 grain pellets. I can put out groups of less than .25 inch at 30 yards.
ProsAccurate Powerful
ConsHeavy No sling options Bad scope bundled
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Ruger Air Magnum
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 1400 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
    Mag Capacity Single Shot
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1200 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
    Mag Capacity 1
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 1400 fps
    Mag Capacity Single Shot
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1200 fps
    Mag Capacity 1
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