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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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New Pellet Technology

With new airgun innovation, it only makes sense that we are seeing serious advancements in pellet technology and other ammo. Back in the day, airgunners had the choice of soft lead or hard lead, and maybe a handful of pellet shapes and weights. That is certainly NOT the case today.  In this article, we’ll explore […]

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How Powerful is a Pellet Gun?

This is actually a very important question and one that may take more than a single article to cover.  But, let’s give it a try.  The first thing we need to talk about is the difference between velocity and energy.  The term “powerful” is often, and incorrectly, interchanged with FPS or Feet-Per-Second which is actually […]

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Double Action & Single Action Definition

If you are new to the shooting world, specifically handguns, you’re going to get hit with a lot of terms. (This applies to both firearms and airguns) Two terms you’ll see deal with how the gun operates when you pull the trigger.   The first is “Single Action,” often identified as “SA” and the second is […]

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Top 10 Best BB Guns

Looking to add one of the best BB guns to your collection or maybe for that up and coming shooter in the family? This article is going to get you heading in the right direction with our list of the Top 10 BB Guns. BB guns are a great starting point for new shooters. They […]

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