With the hundreds of different airguns on the market, we thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the top customer picks. These are all pellet rifles that customers rated five-out-of-five stars. Let’s get into it!
No. 7 – Airforce Texan
Like so many of our top airguns, the AirForce Texan is more than just the sum of its name. The Texan hit the scene many years ago as the most powerful production airgun on the market. That moniker has moved back and forth a few times, and right now, the Carbon Fiber version of the Texan .50 caliber is neck and neck for the title pushing 800+/- foot-pounds at the muzzle. Simply put, if you want American made airgun muscle, then the AirForce line is where you need to be looking.
No. 6 – Crosman Diamondback SBD
Crosman has been building airguns in all shapes and sizes for decades and decades. They continue to push the boundaries in design, features, and affordability. The new Diamondback SBD is just one example of how all this falls into place. The Diamondback is powered by the Crosman Nitro Piston, which is designed to produce more power with less effort and less felt recoil. This, along with the ergonomic design, makes the Diamondback SBD easier to shoot for airgunners new to the break barrel airgun world. Crosman pioneered the modern gas ram system in affordable break-barrel airguns and continues to push the envelope for shooters on a budget.
No. 5 – Air Arms TX200 Hunter Carbine
The most winning Spring Airgun in competitive field target is the Air Arms TX200. The stability and accuracy achieved by this underlever spring-powered airgun will rival many PCPs. The TX200 Hunter Carbine has been around for a while and has a pedigree that is undeniable. It’s available in .177 and .22 calibers, as well as both right and left-handed beech or walnut stocks; the TX200 is a show stopper. The fit and finish, woodwork, and blueing are second to none, making it an airgun work of art.
No. 4 – Benjamin Marauder
PCP for the masses. That’s what the Benjamin Discovery was all about. With that success came the Benjamin Marauder, and the rest, as they say, is history. The Benjamin Marauder (available in wood & synthetic) continues to be one of the most popular PCP airguns sold in the US. It’s very affordable, comes in .177, .22, and .25 calibers, and it is very easy to upgrade and tune. Affordability is not the only thing the M-Rod, as airgunners affectionately call it, brings to the table. The design lends itself to all manner of modifications and even some awesome new features right from Crosman, including a semi-automatic model! It’s accurate, fun, easy to service, and readily available. The M-Rod just had to be in our top 7!
No. 3 – Seneca Recluse
Small-bore airguns are built for fun in the back yard, but what if you want to take things up a notch? That’s where the Seneca Recluse comes into play. Pushing a .357 round ball, pellet, or slug, this airgun has incredible hunting and target shooting versatility. It’s not only suitable for punching paper out to 100 yards, but also taking predators, medium game, and even big game under the right circumstances. And if you want to explore big-bore airgunning further, take a look at the rest of the Seneca big-bore line. The Seneca big-bore airguns include the .45 caliber light hunter, the .50 caliber dragon claw, and two .50 caliber air shotguns. It’s no wonder why the Seneca line is so popular and why the .357 tops the list.
No. 2 – Weihrauch HW90
Are you looking for the last break barrel airgun you may ever need? Then Weihrauch as a brand may be the perfect place to look. The HW90, for example, is one of the most popular airguns on our site. It comes at a price, but it is an airgun that will last generations. How do we know this? Because it already has. The HW90 has been around for a very long time. It’s precision crafted in Germany and carries a lifetime warranty. It’s not the most powerful, but it may be one of the most accurate spring airguns ever built, at any price.
No. 1 – FX Impact MKII
The FX brand sits right at the top of the high-end airgun food chain. Their guns are premium across the board. Not only are they built exceptionally well, but they are also some of the most accurate airguns on the planet. FX introduced the Impact, and they changed airgunning forever. The bottle forward design with easily interchangeable calibers and infinitely adjustable power, makes it the one gun that covers nearly every shooting discipline. Whether you want to shoot 10-meter precision, long-range bench rest, or hunt game in the field, the FX Impact MKII can do the job.
It’s a wrap
Well, that wraps up our look at 7 of the best rifles for 2020 – pulled from our five-star customer reviews. There are hundreds of various pellet rifles available on our site. If you are looking for something different but still very awesome, just give us a call, and we will do our best to connect you with your perfect airgun!