GTN brings you a round-up of leading airgun brands and the pellets to keep them shooting
The aircraft-grade aluminium and space-age polymer combination of this airgun gives a classy dressing to a high-performance action made using state-of-the art techniques.
The Stealth PCP can give over 500 shots per fill at 12ft/lb in .22 calibre, using an EU-certified cylinder that can be inexpensively filled from a standard scuba tank or from a high-pressure stirrup pump.
The Stealth also comes with the unique versatile GunPower “multi-mount” system featuring three dovetail mounting rails for accessories. The firing system is ergonomically designed with an automatic safety and easily accessible safety release, two stage trigger, an oversized cocking knob, a large pellet loading port and a burst disc to prevent over filling on the tank.
This PCP, single and multi-shot air rifle is designed with a wooden bullpup stock, measuring just 31in and giving it its ‘Shorty’ title.
With a bolt action and rotary mag, it also has a two-stage adjustable trigger suited for .177 (4.5mm) and ..22 (5.5mm) ideal for targets and plinking.
The P10 Shorty also features a dovetail rail for scope and a comfortable thumbhole for ease of handing with a sleek finish.
Diana P1000 TH
Made by German gunmaker Diana, a name recognised for producing reliable air rifles with outstanding accuracy, the P1000 TH pre-charged pneumatic air rifle boasts a beautiful two-piece wooden hunting stock with an ergonomic thumbhole design, 14-shot magazine and single-shot adapter making it ideal for hunting or field target shooting situations.
With an impressive 300 bar steel cylinder, T06 adjustable metal trigger, automatic safety and 11mm top rail, this air rifle offers a max output of 960fps. Available in .22 calibre, weighing only 8.2lb.
SRP: From £683
The AirForceOne ‘Mosin Nagant’ M1944 CO2 steel ‘BB’ rifle is described as a “great tribute to a Russian legend.”
This AirForceOne version of a Soviet classic is a 16-round repeater offering velocity up to 400 fps. The M1944 is equipped with a metal barrel, slide, beautifully engineered bolt mechanism and magazine.
It also has an integral folding bayonet with a cruciform blade attached to the barrel and adjustable front and rear sights. Weighing 8lb, the M1944 is powered by a 12-gram CO2 capsule which returns over 40 shots A reproduction canvas and leather strap is included.
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Walther LGU Master Pro
Renowned as one of the best out-of-the-box air rifles on the market, the LGU Master Pro features Walther’s Super Silent Technology and Vibration Reduction System, which means that the whole cocking and firing cycle is super-smooth and efficient – exactly what you would expect from the ‘Made in Germany’ badge.
The barrel is threaded to accept a standard ½” UNF moderator. The wooden stock is suited to either the thumb up or thumb down shooting position, and the butt pad is adjustable.
The Defiant features BSA’s first side lever cocking system enabling the marksman to maintain shooting position whilst loading the next follow up shot.
With a shot count of 120x shots in .22 and 110x shots in .177. enthusiasts will have three different high-grade stock options to choose from courtesy of Italian stock makers Minelli.
These variants are walnut, black soft touch and a laminated version in BSA black pepper. As an added extra the PCP bull pup comes with two 10-shot magazines and hard-bodied synthetic lockable carry case.
SRP – Black Pepper: £1,099
Walnut & Black Soft touch: £1,049
Brocock Bantam 2
The flagship of Brocock’s innovative semi-bullpup range, the Bantam 2 in the new Sniper HR version incorporates a highly-advanced regulator system, developed in partnership with the internationally renowned Dutch regulator specialist, Huma-Air.
This technologically advanced ‘reg’ precisely meters the air release to totally eradicate the usual ‘power curve’ that unregulated PCPs suffer from, providing consistent velocities – and therefore accuracy – even as the reservoir starts to deplete.
Other features of the Bantam Sniper HR are an on-the-fly Hi-Lo power adjuster, removable 10-shot magazine, choked barrel with integral shrouded silencer and match-like adjustable trigger. Plus, the gun can be configured with a variety of bottle, stock and power options across three calibres.
The Webley En4cer is a very versatile, bottle PCP powered 14 shot air rifle. A functional and highly effective hunting rifle, it is available in .177 and .22 calibres and has an adjustable ambidextrous tactical stock in black polymer.
The En4cer has a fully adjustable two-stage trigger, is supplied with two self-indexing magazines – 14 shot .177 / 12 shot .22 and a fully charged bottle provides around 200 shots in .22 and 180 in .177.
Add to this it’s manual safety, side lever cocking, integrated picatinny rail, precision machined rifled barrel and fitted quantum silencer, the En4cer represents extended practicality, ideal for vermin control at an affordable price.
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