When you look at all the .177 air rifles on our site, you’ll find nearly 250 listed. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best and most popular .177 airguns we offer. We narrowed down our options to spring or gas ram airguns, pump pneumatic, and PCP airguns to limit the field a bit.
8 – Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500
It was a bit of a surprise, but the Benjamin Trail NP XL 1500 came in as one of the most popular .177 air rifles sold on our site. The Trail NP XL has been available for over a decade. It delivers a ton of power and velocity in very traditional wood and steel package. The 1500 in the name corresponds to the max velocity you may be able to get with lightweight alloy pellets. That’s certainly moving very fast, and it translates into more energy as you shoot heavier pellets.
7 – Hatsan Mod 95 Vortex QE
If traditional wood and steel appeal to you, then you’ll want to look at the Hatsan 95 Vortex QE. By today’s standards, it’s a medium-powered airgun pushing lead pellets at around 1000 feet per second. What makes the Hatsan Mod 95 stand out is the beautiful Turkish walnut stock, fully adjustable trigger, fiber optic open sights, and integrated moderator. It combines great features and performance with a great look and feel.
6 – Daisy Red Ryder 1938 BB Gun Fun Kit
The .177 BB air rifle is still a very popular item. The Red Ryder is right at the top. It’s an iconic spring-powered BB rifle that has inspired hundreds of thousands of young airgunners. The 1938 BB Gun Fun Kit ships with pellets, targets, and shooting glasses.
5 – Benjamin Marauder
The Benjamin Marauder .177 field and target may be one of the best pure plinking and small game hunting airguns on the market. It’s also easily tunable for those that like to tinker. The Marauder Field and Target operate on a 3000 psi max fill and incorporate a factory regulator. Airgunners can also special order one with a Lother Walther match barrel. Don’t let the small-caliber fool you; the Marauder F&T is designed for field target competition, making it 1″ accurate out past 50 yards.
4 – Gamo Swarm Magnum Gen II
Pushing nearly 25 foot-pounds in a .177, the Gamo Swarm Magnum Gen 2 is a multi-shot break barrel that puts lead on target with very repeatable accuracy. In addition, the ten-shot magazine makes the follow-up shots a breeze; whether you are hunting, bench shooting, or plinking in the backyard, the Gamo Swarm Magnum Gen II is a great airgun.
3 – FX Impact M3
If ultimate precision with tons of flexibility is what you are looking for, then the FX Impact M3 needs to be on your shortlist. The FX Impact airgun platform changed how many shooters saw airguns. The FX Impact is a shooting system with interchangeable barrels, not just a one-caliber airgun. The build quality and shooting experience more than justify its higher than average price point.
2 – Beeman R9
The Beeman R9 is a German-made airgun that can deliver sub-quarter-inch groups at 20 yards. The materials and build quality showcase what can be done when engineering excellence are the priority. The Beeman R9 incorporates the famous Rekord Trigger, which is often recognized as one of the best airgun triggers on the market. The Beeman R9 will deliver a lifetime of shooting.
1 – Air Arms TX200
Our number one pick for .177 airguns is the Air Arms TX200. This fixed barrel, underlever cocking airgun is extremely versatile and delivers hunting power with bench rest accuracy. Built by AirArms out of England, the TX200 is made by folks with an absolute passion for the sport of airgunning. The TX200 has more springer field target trophies under its belt than all other springers combined.
Want to know more?
With hundreds of .177 air rifles available on our site, it was very difficult to share just our top 8. So, please take some time to see what other options may be your ideal airgun, and if you have questions, please give us a call. The folks here at Airgun Depot are always happy to help.