Long-range airguns are a fun topic. It was only a few years ago that airgunners were happy with one-inch groups at 50 yards. Well, times have certainly changed. Now, shooters want SUB MOA results at 100+ yards. However, wanting and getting are two different things. In this article, we’ll talk about some airguns that have the potential to deliver exceptional long-range accuracy, maybe even SUB-MOA results, if you do your part. Let’s get started.
FX Impact M3
The FX Impact M3 incorporates all the tools needed to dial-in long-range accuracy. It features dual regulators, dual hammer spring adjustments, a rigid chassis, and excellent ergonomics. Additionally, shooters can change calibers and barrels to suit their particular needs. There’s a lot that you’ll need to learn to make this gun meet its potential, but if you’re willing to put in the time and have the cash to spend, this could be the last airgun platform you’ll ever need to buy.
AirForce Texan .257 / .308
So this may seem like an unusual pick, but having witnessed 1000-yard shots delivered on steel targets from a .308 Texan, we can say with certainty that this gun can deliver long-range results. If you want to go really long, like 300+ yards, then we recommend the .257 or the .308 options. There are so many good slugs on the market that you should be able to find one that delivers the results you are looking for. However, it may not be an instant success. Shooters need to come to the table understanding that airguns are NOT firearms, and it takes a different skillset to get really good results at extreme ranges like this.
FX Panthera .30
You’re going to see FX in this article a few times simply because they’ve been the market leader in long-range airgunning for some time. The Panthera is the latest in their march to airgunning perfection. Simplistic on the outside but an engineering masterpiece on the inside, the Panthera pushes .30 cal past 1000 fps, which means you have a lot of room to play, dialing in the best velocity for your needs. If there’s a gun on the list that gets shooters very close to that out-of-the-box long-range SUB-MOA goal, the new FX Panthera is the one.
FX Dreamline .25 / .30
We are still with FX, but we are dropping into the more affordable range as well as moving away from the tactical to the more traditional. The FX Dreamline Walnut with Donny FL Moderator sports traditional metal and wood with all the modern features like an externally adjustable regulator, smooth-twist barrel, two stage adjustable trigger, and a large capacity magazine. For shooters who want performance with a more traditional feel and at a more affordable price, this is it.
Air Venturi Avenge-X platform
We are going to wrap up this article by looking at the brand-new Avenge-X from Air Venturi. Capitalizing on the amazing success of the original Avenger, the Avenge-X delivers an entirely new shooting experience. Air Venturi has taken a page from other airgun makers, delivering a fully adjustable and totally customizable airgun. Not only can you swap calibers in a matter of minutes, but you can also change from a standard stock to a bullpup stock and even change from an air cylinder to a high-capacity carbon fiber across all stock styles.
The Avenge-X is not just one airgun; it’s more than two dozen airguns in one platform. The motto for the Avenge-X is “Your airgun your way,” and it makes sense. But all that doesn’t matter if it can’t hit the target. Well, that’s not going to be a problem. From .177 to .25, the Avenge-X delivers accuracy for modern airgunners. Whether you are shooting pellets or slugs, you can dial in the Avenge-X to get the most from its potential. The best news is that the Avenge-X is the most affordable airgun on the list. We can’t wait to see all that the Avenge-X can do.
That’s a Wrap.
There’s a lot that goes into shooting long-range. Your choice of airgun is just the beginning. Ammo, optics, and other accessories all play a role. If you need help pulling together the perfect long-range airgun package, let us know, and we’ll be happy to help.