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Ruger Air Hawk Review

You already know that Ruger makes of the best quality guns in the world. Ruger name has been a recognized brand and this is no let down. The Air Hawk is the imitation of Diana RWS 34 but with a cheaper price tag. It has received lots of raving reviews and stands at the top of the best 5 air rifles under $100. Let’s find out if this air rifle is overrated in this review.

Gun Type

Ruger Air Hawk is a spring piston gun. As the name suggests, there are a coiled spring and a piston inside the chamber. When you cock the gun, you make the spring compress until the little hook of the rear of the piston engages into the sear. When you pull the trigger, you release the hook and make the spring decompress. The decompressed spring moves forward and applies pressure on the air inside. As a result, the pellet is pushed out of the barrel due to the propellant force from compressed air. Spring piston guns tend to be simple to use, self-contained, and have impressive accuracy. You can read more about spring piston gun’s pros and cons in this post.
Ruger Air Hawk is a break barrel gun which means that you have to cock it each time you want to shoot. Break barrel gun is easy to load pellets because the breech is exposed when it breaks open. Furthermore, it gives you unlimited shooting capacity and the convenience to repair because it is the simple mechanism. Finally, a break barrel gun is easy to clean because you have direct access to the bore.

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Ruger Black Hawk Review

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The Ruger Black Hawk is not a Canadian version of this gun with a pathetic 450 FPS limit and a double price ripoff, this one is one heck of a beast that promises to deliver up to 1000 FPS. Besides, it is imitation of Diana RWS 34 with a much cheaper price tag. Let’s find out why it’s one of the best 5 air rifles under $100 in this detailed review.

Gun Type

Ruger Black Hawk is a spring-piston gun. As the name suggests, there is a coiled spring and a piston inside the chamber. When you cock the gun, you make the spring compress until the little hook of the rear of the piston engages into the sear. When you pull the trigger, you release the hook and make the spring decompress. The decompressed spring move forward and apply the pressure on the air inside. As a result, the pellet is pushed out of the barrel due to the propellant force form the compressed air. Spring piston gun is simple to use, self-contained and have impressive accuracy. You can read more about spring piston gun’s pros and cons in this post.
Ruger Black Hawk is a break barrel gun which means that you to cock it every time you want to shoot. Break barrel gun is the easiest of all air guns to load because the breach is exposed when it is opened. Besides, it gives you the unlimited shooting capacity and is easy to repair because it is simple mechanism. Finally, a break barrel gun is easy to clean since you have a direct access to the barrel.

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Diana RWS 34 T06 Trigger Review

Here we go, the most popular air rifle sold by RWS – the Diana RWS 34. This gun has decades of good reputation and air gunners all over the world simply love it when they witness it awesomeness with their own eyes. Although RWS 34 doesn’t have some fancy features like modern guns in the market today, it still stays on top of the best-selling lists in air rifle retailer stores in the USA.

Fun fact: A few years ago, the New York State Field Championship (target distance at 55 yards), was won with a RWS 34. And we are talking about shooting against more powerful and expensive air rifles that cost thousands of dollars and the RWS 34 still manages to beat them all. So even if your son is not gonna compete in this year championship, you will love this gun for its superb accuracy and mind-blowing power.

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Crosman Optimus .22 with Scope Review

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If you have a pest problem in your backyards and are looking for an inexpensive air gun at 100$ range to solve the problem, you have to dig very deep in the vast sea of information on the net because there is only a small number of quality guns that pack a heavy punch at this price range.

And Crosman Optimus .22 is one of them.

This economical rifle has solid quality beyond its cheap price tag, and you will find out why in this review.

Gun Type

Crosman Optimus .22 is a spring piston gun. As the name suggests, there are a coiled spring and a piston inside the chamber. When you cock the gun, you make the spring compress until the little hook of the rear of the piston engages into the sear. When you pull the trigger, you release the hook and make the spring decompress. The decompressed spring moves forward and applies pressure on the air inside. As a result, the pellet is pushed out of the barrel due to the propellant force from compressed air. Spring piston guns are simple to use, self- contained and have impressive accuracy. You can read more about spring piston gun’s pros and cons, and how spring powered gun compares to other types of air gun in this post.

Crosman Optimus .22 is a break barrel gun which means that you have to cock it each time you want to shoot. Break barrel gun is the easiest of all air guns to load because the breech is exposed when it breaks open. Besides, it gives you unlimited shooting capacity and easy to repair because it is simple mechanism. And finally, a break barrel gun is easy to clean since you have direct access to the barrel.

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Winchester 1400CS Mossy Oak Review

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As soon as I saw the Winchester 1400CS, I’m attracted to it. It’s simply beautiful and unique. I don’t want to “judge the book by its cover” but hey, you have to admit that it’s one of the most gorgeous looking rifle in the market today.

But is it good as its beauty? Let’s find out in this detailed Winchester 1400CS review.

Gun Type

The Winchester 1400CS is spring-piston air rifle which means that it gets power from coiled spring and a piston inside the chamber. The spring is compressed when you cock the gun so the small hook of the rear of the piston engages into the sear. When you pull the trigger, you release the hook, causing the spring to decompress. The released spring makes the piston move forward and causes the air to compress inside. As the result, the pellet is driven out of the barrel. Springer is cheap, simple to use, self-contained and consistent on performance. It’s one of 5 types of air gun you need to know before buying,

Winchester 1400CS has a caliber (the internal diameter of the bore, measured in inches) of .177 (4.5 millimeter). It’s a break barrel, single shot gun so you can only shoot 1 shot at a time. After the first shot, you have to reload the pellet manually to prepare for the second shot. Single-shot gun makes you a discipline shooter: you know you have to make your shot counts because you have only one chance to hit target before reloading.

The barrel is rifled with helical grooves inside the bore to make bullet spin. Spin stabilize the projectile, improve accuracy and enhance shooting range. Moreover, this air rifle has the muzzle-mounted sound suppressor at the end of the barrel that cut the sound of your shot by 50%. It allow multiple shot at animal without scaring them away and is perfect choice for shooter who want to enjoy pest elimination without worrying about bothering the nearby neighbors.

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Stock

The stock is made of composite material which stands up against all kind of weather and impervious to water. Furthermore, it is designed in a beautiful Mossy Oak break-up Infinity Camo style so it conceals effectively your presence in the hunting field. Besides, it allows some movement for shooter without startling their preys. This type of stock is best suit for picky shooters who demand absolute stealth on the hunting trip.

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WellFire APS SR-2 Sniper Rifle Review

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Not all air rifles are created equal.

Some are better than others.

Air guns for kids are no exception.

Some are fun to shoot and children-friendly while others are more or less than cheap toys.

Let’s find out if the WellFire APS SR-2 sniper rifle is the good, the bad, or the ugly in this review.

Gun Type

WellFire APS SR-2 is spring action airsoft gun. As the name suggests, spring airsoft rifles use a spring to fire a projectile out of the barrel. They work on mechanical power, meaning that the user must cock the gun after every round is fired. Spring-powered gun is straightforward, simple to use and can be very fun to shoot.

This gun is a bolt-action gun. The bolt is surprisingly easy to operate but there is one small problem with the bolt: should you pull it backward with your fingers holding the bolt’s top, you will cause the bolt’s handle to fall of when you yank it back. To prevent this from happening make sure you slide your fingers undereath the bolt’s outer piece, then you can pull it back without the threat of handle coming off.

The Wellfire APS SR-2 has full metal, tight bore barrel so it can deliver longrange shooting and last for years to come. It features small orange tip at the end to differentiate airsoft gun with the real firearm.

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Hatsan 95 Walnut Air Rifle Review

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“The champ is here”

I always feel amusing every time I watch John Cena cries aloud his favorite sentence and stirs the crowd’s blood, while listening to his upbeat theme song.

And when I reviewed Hatsan 95, that famous saying echoed in my head:

It’s here.

The champ of spring piston air rifle.

No fancy names, no buzz around its launch date. The excellent quality makes every shooter who has touched it know that they have found the best.

And if you don’t know about this gun yet, read this full review and decide if you want to be the first among your friends to own a world-class air rifle you have longed for.

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Daisy Red Ryder Model 1938 75th Anniversary Special Edition air rifle | Daisy Red Ryder Model 1938 75th Anniversary Special Edition air rifle review

An American classic

You shoot one.

Your dad shoots one.

Your grandfather shoots one.

For 75 years, generations after generations have enjoyed the fun the Daisy Red Ryder brings. For most of them, this BB gun has become part of their childhood that goes with unforgettable memories. A part of  the American history has integrated into the good, old Red Ryder rifle.

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black ops tactical sniper spring piston combo air rifle| black ops tactical sniper spring piston combo air rifle review

Ever feel like this?

You look at Amazon listings of air rifle.

You see 2 items with similiar names: One is Black Ops Tactical Sniper and the other is Black Ops Tactical Sniper Spring Piston.

They both look almost identical.

And one item is $40 cheaper than the other.

Confused, huh?

Don’t worry. I’m here to help you. There are two guns with the same name, except that one is powered by spring piston and the other uses gas strut as its powerplant.

And this review is about the cheaper one: Black Ops Tactical Sniper Spring piston air gun.

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 crosman optimus .177 with scope |  crosman optimus .177 with scope review

The Crosman Optimus .177 air rifle is presented publicly first time in 2011. Since its first introduction, it has quickly become the most popular and sought-after air gun in the market. It is not overstated to say that Crosman Optimus .177 has given its manufacturer (Crosman Corporation) more profit, bigger market share and more loyal customers. You will find all reasons behind it in the end of this Crosman Optimus .177 review.

Gun Type

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The Crosman Optimus .177 Caliber air rifle is a spring powered air gun. As the name suggests, there are a coiled spring and a piston inside the chamber. When you cock the gun, you make the spring compress until the small hook of the rear of the piston engages into the sear. When you pull the trigger, you release the hook, causing the spring to decompress. The decompressed spring makes the piston move forward and causes the air to compress inside. As a result, the bullet is propelled out of the barrel.

Spring air guns are known for their consistentcy in shot-to-shot basic, high power and for their impressive accuracy.

The barrel of this air gun is a rifled barrel (or spiral barrel) with grooves inside. This is designed to make the bullet spin before it leaves the barrel. Spin increases the bullet’s stability, improves accuracy and enhances shooting range.

crosman optimus .177 with scopeThe Crosman Optimus .177 is single-shot, break barrel air gun. It means that you can only shoot 1 bullet at a time. Besides, you have to break the barrel after each shot. In order to cock it, you have to hold the gun close to your body, firmly slap the muzzle, pivot it toward the end of the gun, insert the pellet (with the pellet’s skirt toward you and the pellet’s nose forward of the barrel), and swing it back into its original position. This may take some practice at first but when you get used to it, it will become second nature.

This air rifle has .177 caliber . It means that the internal diameter of the barrel is .177 inches. The .177 caliber is the most common caliber in the air gun world. The .177 caliber is truly popular and is a top choice of consumers for cost effective plinking/shooting since the ammo it uses (.177 pellet ) is very cheap.

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