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Top Airgun Training Techniques

Proper practice and training are essential to master any skill.  How do you make the most of the trigger time you have to gain the necessary muscle memory? That’s the big question.  Proper training goes way beyond grabbing your gun, throwing some rounds in it, and sending them towards the target. Consistency, operation under pressure, […]

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Qualities of a Good Hunting Air Rifle

Hunting season is coming up! It’s probably a good time to look at what makes up the perfect air rifle for hunting.  Rather than look at this from the what game are you hunting perspective, let’s look at the attributes of air rifles suitable for hunting and how they fit into the various hunting scenarios. […]

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What to Look For When Upgrading Your Bundled Scope

Many airguns today come with a bundled scope or optic, so when does it make sense to swap that out for something different or better? What do you need to be looking at when you do?  We’re going to explore those topics and more in this post. Pre-Packaged Bundled Optics So many airgun buyers ask […]

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What are Arrow Shooting Airguns?

Not too long ago there were maybe one or two options for those wanting to sling arrows from an airgun. Basically, there were the FX and a few more homemade guns here and there.  Then came the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow.  Built from the ground up to propel proprietary arrows at speeds far surpassing the average […]

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Intro to .50 Caliber Air Guns

Some folks may think that big bore airguns are a new thing and they couldn’t be more wrong.  Big bore airgunning has been around for hundreds of years and one of the biggest, most famous calibers is the venerable .50 caliber.  Not only is this the largest commercially produced airgun rifle caliber on the market, […]

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Picking the Right Airgun for Hunting

Airguns are a great way to get valuable trigger time in, but their usefulness goes way beyond just trigger time or plinking in the backyard. They are also a great way to take all kinds of game. From rabbits to bear, the right shooter with the right airgun can make the most of just about […]

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Question: Is an Air Rifle a Pellet Gun?

There is often confusion on whether an air rifle is a pellet gun or not. It all really comes down to how each individual looks at various terms. The term “rifle” denotes a long gun (not a pistol) where the barrel is rifled. Rifling is the spiralled grooves down the interior of the barrel designed […]

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Oil for Air Rifles

The matter of oiling an air gun is a touchy subject with tons of debate. We break down what you need to know about oiling your air rifle, including what to use, what not to use, and how often. Oiling is essential to the longevity and performance of your air gun so it is imperative […]

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What is the Most Powerful Airgun?

So before we even start to answer that question, let’s lay down a few ground rules.  We’re only going to consider airguns that are commercially produced and readily available.  So while there may be an exotic, custom-built airgun running hydrogen-producing 2000 FPE, if it’s not commercially produced and sitting on store shelves, it doesn’t count.  […]

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What is the Best Pellet Rifle to Buy?

Picking the best pellet rifle to buy is an incredible challenge.  Certainly not one that we will be able to cover in just one short article.  But, we can help you narrow down a few key points and provide a few great suggestions to get you started.  Modern airguns are amazingly versatile and cover a […]

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