Arrow shooting airguns have opened airgunners up to an entirely new genre. Air Archery, as it’s been coined by some, is a way to propel arrows or bolts with air, or CO2, vs a string. The benefit of Air Archery is more power with greater range and accuracy. So, when is the right time to shoot an arrow airgun? Let’s find out.
Backyard Target Practice with Arrow Guns
One of the best uses for Air Archery would be simple backyard target practice. Let’s take the Umarex Air Javelin, which is a CO2-powered, short bolt shooting airgun. Rather than full-length arrows, the Javelin shoots smaller, lighter, and shorter crossbow bolts. Field points are fun for some backyard target shooting. Shooters get a bunch of shots out of the 88gram CO2, and the arrows are reusable. If you have an HPA compressor like the Nomad II, then consider the Air Javelin Pro, which upgrades the CO2 system to a regulated HPA bottle. Now you just need high-pressure air, some arrows, and a decent backstop.
Arrow Gun Small Game Hunting
Umarex really thought things through with their Air Javelin line of arrow-slinging airguns. Not only are they ideal for shooting a target bag, but unscrew the field point and screw in a Blood Bug broadhead, and you have yourself one very fun and effective small game airgun. The Air Javelin Pro produces over 50 foot-pounds of energy and has an accurate range of 35 to 40 yards. This is certainly an entirely new way of airgun hunting for those looking for a new challenge.
Air Archery Big Game Hunting
While some airgun companies built airguns around a proprietary arrow, the Umarex Air Saber, Air Javelin, and Benjamin’s Pioneer Airbow are all good examples, Air Venturi built an Arrow that would work in any .50 caliber airgun that has a bore diameter of .495. Guns like the Seneca Dragon Claw, Eagle Claw, and others all work extremely well in delivering exceptional accuracy and power to the target.
The Air Venturi Air Bolts are available in .35, .45, and .50 caliber and deliver an option for airgunners to use their existing big bore airgun for cast slugs and arrows.
So When is the Right Time for an Arrow Airgun?
With so many big bore airgun options on the market, why would someone want to use an arrow airgun in the first place? Well, it’s really fun for one thing. And, it’s a whole new way of getting out and shooting target practice in the backyard or serious hunting applications in the field.
Perhaps the best reason is the sheer lethality that’s brought to bear when you combine a carbon fiber arrow and a nasty razor broadhead. Most big bore airguns rely on penetration, damage to vital areas, and blood loss to take down big game. Nothing does that better than a broadhead-equipped arrow. Game as large as buffalo are no match for something like the Seneca Dragon Claw matched with the Air Venturi Air Bolts. It’s lights-out for whatever’s in its path.
Let’s Wrap It Up
So whether you are new to airguns or a seasoned enthusiast, if you like to shoot, take a look at some of the new arrow airguns. This new arm of airgunning, Air Archery, is here to stay and delivers on backyard fun and hunting. If you have questions about airguns that we’ve mentioned or other airguns that may be able to sling arrows, just give us a call. We are always here to help.