In our last article we looked at the Top 3 Quick Access Hand Gun Safes. Today we step back and focus on Air Rifles.
When it comes to looking for the best air rifle on the market, you could have a struggle on your hands.
There are a lot of great rifles out there at the moment, so it can be hard to choose between them.
In order to make your search a little easier we have put together a list of what we think are the top 5 best air rifles available right now.
1 – The Gamo Silent Cat Air Rifle
The Gamo Silent Cat Air Rifle is being marketed as one that will change your perceptions of hunting with an air gun. This marketing ploy is one that could well be correct. With a hugely impressive velocity of 1,200 feet per second and made of black synthetic stock that can be used in all kinds of weather, this rifle is one that may just interest you.
With a dampener that’s able to reduce noise by a whopping 52%, if you don’t want to be heard, you may not be heard. The dampener is not removable, which means you won’t have to worry about leaving it behind. Ideal for pest control and small game hunting, this air rifle was made to impress, and it certainly does that.
Weighing just seven pounds, you won’t need to worry about carrying this little beauty with you as it isn’t heavy to use. The Gamo’s dimensions are as follows: 48.8 x 6 x 2.5 inches which means it’s a good size and perfect for the job in hand.
2 – Crosman Nitro Venom Air Rifle
With its classic smooth look and nice brown finish, the Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle is definitely a contender for the ‘Top 5’ list. The wide forearm and fluted muzzlebrake make this air rifle great when it comes to shooting accurately. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a huge difference, and the features combined with an artillery hold shooting position make your accuracy levels just that little bit better.
If you want to go small game hunting or you have a bit of pest control to undertake then this could well be the rifle for you.
The quick lock mounting system is ideal for easy optic mounting and with up to 21 fpe of muzzle energy, you can be sure that shooting has never been more enjoyable. The single shot capacity and rifled steel barrel give you great accuracy and the ability to shoot up to approximately 35 yards. This accurate and powerful rifle will please anyone who picks uses it for pest control or small game hunting.
3 – Ruger Blackhawk Combo Air Rifle
The Ruger Blackhawk Combo air rifle really looks the part thanks to its smooth black finish and fiber optic sight. If you want to get rid of some pesky rodents then this air rifle might be the right one for the job. With a field view of 29 feet and a 4x magnification lens, this air rifle will do the business quite nicely.
If you’re looking for a waterproof, shockproof and nitrogen-filled rifle, then you really should look no further. In addition to these features you will also find the scope to be pretty impressive and comes as 4×32 as standard. It’s also good to know that the scope is also made by Ruger, which means you know you’re getting a good quality scope to sit on top.
This well-built air rifle is perhaps one of the best on the market right now and could work wonders to help you get rid of those pesky rodents.
The Rugar Blackhawks dimensions are: 46.5 x 6.5 x 3 inches and it weighs 9 pounds. This makes the Rugar a little heavier than some but it’s still easy to use and a pleasure to own.
4 – Benjamin 392 Bolt Action Variable Pump Air Rifle (.22)
If you are looking for a Monte Carlo stock design then the Benjamin 392 Bolt action variable pump rifle could be the perfect one for you. With its adjustable sights and rifled brass barrel, you’ll be getting great value for money and a gun that will help you shoot up to 685 FPS.
You will need to pump the Benjamin rifle before each shot, but when you do you’ll have a 15 yard range so you can hit that target or those pesky rodents.
Weighing just six pounds and with the following dimensions: 39.2 x 5.1 x 2.2 inches, this is a good size air rifle that will not hold you back. Made from American Harwood, the Benjamin 392 has a great finish that any traditional gun has, and it’s one that makes you realize it means business. The single shot bolt action and the variable pump make this air rifle easy to use and ideal for those times you just want to practice.
5 – Optimus Air Rifle (.22) with Scope
With its spring powered break and light cocking force the Optimus air rifle is easy to use and it looks good too. With the ability to shoot up to 950 fps using alloy pellets this is an impressive air rifle that will not let you down.
The Centerpoint precision scope measures 4x 32 mm and finishes the look of the rifle off quite nicely. The two stage adjustable trigger gives this air rifle the edge over some other similar rifles and the micro adjustable ear sight makes the Optimus easier to use.
Surprisingly powerful, it’s no wonder this rifle has made it into our top 5. Perfect for those times you want to shoot at a target and have a bit of a kick behind your shot, this is the rifle that will make your feel like you’re meant to be behind a gun.
You can also shoot rodents with this .22 rifle too and the caliber pellets will scare them off or certainly make mincemeat out of them. The fiber optic front sight and the hardwood stock mean this rifle is perhaps one you need to seriously consider buying.
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