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Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle Field Test Review

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I had a lot of outdoor fun just playing around with the Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle but a real Field Test Shooting review had to be done, maybe not as fun as my outdoor video but I still had a great time shooting the Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle none the less.

So how did the Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle do? Unfortunately my Chrony Chronograph bit the dust, even though it I just bought it well I guess we are going back 2 years ago but still my luck with the Chrony Chronographs has not been good :( I thought it was perhaps the battery but when I switched it out for a new one I still got the same gibberish on screen!

So I resorted to using my Airsoft Chronograph which is not ideal for testing our steel BB's and or Lead Pellets. I did get some results which gave me a three shot average of 437 feet per second, this was after shooting off a full magazine and I was having some slight CO2 leakage with my Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle? Perhaps a bad valve or seal?

When I was playing around with m y Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle outside shooting clay pigeons at a variety of distances I found it to be pretty accurate finding my targets most of the time even out to 50 feet or more. So was not too surprised when I shot a nice 1 inch 10 round grouping using a mounted red dot scope to help a little bit.

All in all the Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle is a pretty slick Replica Rifle to own, I will be comparing it to the Crosman DPMS SBR now that one has arrived, they both have pros and cons so it will be interesting to see which one is going to be my favorite at the end of the day but I can say if you can own both then go for it! And don't forget to watch my Table Top Review for the Air Venturi HellBoy M4 CO2 BB Rifle where I go into some more detail and show you around up close.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Field Test, Review, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: HellBoy, AirVenturi, M4 Carbine, Crosman

KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle Table Top Review

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Type: Airsoft Rifle.
Manufacturer: KJWorks.
Model: M700P.
Materials: Metal with textured synthetic stock.
Weight: 7.8 pounds (3600 grams).
Barrel: Smooth bore barrel.
Propulsion: Gas operated (Green Gas or propane).
Action: Bolt..
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 10-11 round metal magazine.
FPS: Up to 550fps.

Trigger Pull: the trigger on the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle is what you would expect from a bolt action style hunting/sniper rifle. The working of the bolt does most of the work for your trigger finger so all that is required is the release of the firing pin from a very short and light tigger.

Accuracy: Checkout my full field test shooting video for the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle to see how it performed in detail. I did only shoot it inside the Sea Can shooting range since the weather outside this time of year is not favorable especially for gas guns so I was limited to ab out 30 feet, perhaps I can retest the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle outdoors at longer ranges when the weather is better. That said the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle did shot about a 1.5 inch shot grouping and averaged about 400 fps using .20 gram Airsoft BB's.

Build Quality: The KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle is well built all around and the fit and finish feel good. all the mechanical parts functioned without any problems and I do like the textured stock and nice rubber butt pad. I did notice a couple of spots on the textured stock where it there where cosmetic imperfections, perhaps this is form the moulding of it?

Realism: The KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle is based around the Remington 700 platform which looks like your standard high powered hunting rifle. The Airsoft version looks and functions just like the real deal since we are using Green Gas rather than a spring making the bolt easy and smooth to operate.
Available From: The Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • Bolt is super easy to use compared to a Spring style bolt action Airsoft rifle.

  • Textured stock feels great.

  • Lots of sight option with the built in scope rail and removable adjustable iron sights.

  • Ready for Bipod or sling.

  • Full size drop out metal magazine that holds the Gas and Airsoft BB’s.

  • Easy to adjust Hop-up screw.

Cons:

  • FPS was a little bit lower than expected.

  • Was not able to get 11 rounds into the magazine.

  • Some imperfections on the textured stock.

Comments:
I have revised a couple of spring bolt action Airsoft rifles in the past and although it's nice that all you need is a bag of Airsoft BB's and your ready to shoot, having the Gas operation makes the bolt so  much easier to operate allowing for much quicker follow up shoots. The more time you have to acquire your next target and make the shot can make all the difference when your enemy is closing in. The KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle is a nice ready to shoot out of the box Airsoft rifle that if you want to can be customized pretty easy with a bipod or scope which I would recommend since not only will this make the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle look a lot better but also way more practical.

My YouTube Table Top Review Video for the KJWorks M700P Gas Bolt Action Airsoft Rifle:

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Gas, Review, Rifle, Scope, YouTube Video, Single Shot Tags: KJWorks, M700P

John Wayne Lil Duke Lever Action BB Rifle Preview

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First I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hopefully you get all the toys you have been wanting! Maybe we can help you out a little with that over on our Online Canada and US Replica Airgun Stores.

I also have a new Red Ryder Type BB Rifle to show off, this one is John Wayne licensed and called the John Wayne Lil Duke. At first glace it looks a lot like a Red Ryder but it has the large loop styled lever which is designed for easier use when wearing gloves, perfect for our Canadian weather ;) The John Wayne Lil Duke Lever Action BB Rifle has a really nice fit and finish, perhaps even a bit better than the classic Red Ryder BB Gun. I really like the real wood stock finish.

Another nice touch is that the John Wayne Lil Duke Lever Action BB Rifle comes with a lasso scope rail that you can attach just behind the rear iron sight to accommodate dove tail scope mounts. Just make sure to really tighten down the rear screw as it comes loose super easy due to the spring vibration. I would even recommend adding a bit of lock tight to the screw to be sure.

Here are some of the main specifications for the John Wayne Lil Duke Lever Action BB Rifle: 4.5mm Steel BB's, leaver action spring piston, 350 fps, 550 round magazine, 2.5 pounds, smooth bore 9.5 inch barrel, adjustable rear sight for elevation, included scope mount for 11mm dovetail rings, metal and wood build.

Look forward to a head to head showdown between the John Wayne Lil Duke Lever Action BB Rifle, the Classic Red Ryder BB Gun and the Marlin Cowboy BB Rifle.

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Review, Rifle, Scope, Spring Piston, YouTube Video Tags: John Wayne Lil Duke, Red Ryder

Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle Table Top Review

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Type: Multi-pump Pellet-BB rifle.
Manufacturer: Umarex USA.
Model: NXG APX.
Materials: Metal and polymer parts.
Weight: 3.4 pounds (1.54 kg).
Barrel: 20 inches, rifled.
Propulsion: Multi-pump.
Action: Single shot pellets/repeater BB's.
Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets & 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 75 BB's in hopper.
FPS: up to 490.

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is not too bad, I would not say it's overly light but not on the heavy side either. Essentially it has a single action trigger since you need to pre-charge the bolt to engage the trigger. There is a little bit of take-up and then a fairly noticeable break point where you will feel the most trigger weight right before it releases.

Accuracy: So far I have not performed my Field Test Shooting review for the Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle so I do not have any velocity or accuracy information to share at this point. I do plan on making that Shooting video Review this week so stay posted for that one.

Build Quality: The Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is not going to be one of your highest quality airguns but it does get the job done and feels solid enough with all the working parts feeling tight and secure. Most of the Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is plastic, even the bolt and trigger but you will find more metal inside where it counts like the inner steel barrel and the outer steel barrel shroud. The stock is plastic and that's OK, I do like the addition of the rubber butt pad and cheek rest as they work well and help to make the Umarex Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle feel comfortable to hold in position and shoot.

Realism: Since the Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is not a replica, realism is not really a factor here but it does look like a gun so treat it as if it was a real gun since most people will not know the difference. Always transport and store any airgun safely and discreetly.

Pros:

  • Low cost air rifle with a lot of features.

  • Iron sights actually look really usable with the fiber optic red dot up front.

  • Comes with an 4x15 optical sight which should help with accuracy at longer ranges.

  • Super easy to pump even when getting close to the 10 pump max.

  • Built in auto safety.

  • Stock and cheek rest position feel really good.

  • Choice of shooting pellets or BB’s.

  • Trigger feels pretty good, not too heavy.

  • Mostly an ambidextrous design so good for lefties too.

  • Has a rifled barrel.

  • Overall a good looking air rifle.

Cons:

  • Mostly plastic, not the highest quality build.

  • Included 4x15 scope is super low budget but will work till you can upgrade it down the road.

Comments:
I really hope the Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle shoots well as it is kind of a cool air rifle with a lot of features at a low price tag and would make a great little target and maybe even small pest air rifle if it turns out to be accurate and hit that near 500 fps mark with pellets. The Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is not going to win any quality or design awards but from a usability stand point it works well and feels good to hold and shoot, the rear stock and cheek rest are in a perfect piston for me and this is a pretty small airgun overal. Personally I would invest in an upgraded scope, something like the Walther 4x32 would be perfect and not too expensive.

The Umarex NXG APX Multi-pump Pellet-BB Rifle is available in both the Stand Alone Air Rifle and Kit Version that comes with the addition of safety glasses, targets and ammo.

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Multi-pump, Pellet, Repeater, Review, Rifle, Scope, Single Shot, YouTube Video Tags: Umarex, NXG APX

Why is an Air Rifle Better for Pest Control Than an Air Pistol?

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Power:
Generally speaking a longer barrel is going to allow for more power. If you compare most CO2 pellet pistols to CO2 Pellet Rifles, you will find that the CO2 Pellet Pistol will generally shoot about 300-400 fps using a standard lead Pellet. On the other hand many CO2 Pellet Rifles can get up to as high as 600 fps which is much better speed for humanly shooting some smaller pests.

If you are talking about Springer or Variable Pump Air Pistols versus their Air Rifle counterparts, again the Air rifles will generally shoot with much more power. I have seen some none CO2 Air Pistols shoot up into the 500-600 fps range but again compered to none CO2 Air Rifles, they can even double these numbers.

Some of you may ask about Steel BB Pistols and Rifles. I personally would never really sue this type of ammunition for pest control simply because most BB Rifles have much less raw power than Pellet Rifles and steel BB’s will not be as accurate at any type of longer distance.

Stability:
When holding any rifle from the shoulder, you have three point of contact with your body spread out in a much longer distance than a two handed pistol grip. Holding steady even without a rested position is much easier using a rifle. Even when using a rested position, the rifle will more stable.

Accuracy:
A big factor in accuracy is stability but there are also other factors to consider. Barrel length its self does not make the gun more accurate, you only need a few inches of barrel length to get constant accurate results from a gun. What makes longer barreled guns more accurate is the distance between the rear and front sight. The closer the sights are together, the more margin for error there is, the longer you spread out the sights from each other, the more accurate the sighting system becomes.

Overall More Humain:
When you consider Air Rifles tend to have higher power, better accuracy and overall more consistency than shorter barreled Air Pistols. The logical choice for humanly shooting a Pest is to use the Air Rifle. The last thing you want to do is make any animal suffer, even if it has been causing a lot of havoc around your home or farm or place of business.

Categories: .20 cal, .22 cal, 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Break Barrel, Bulk Air, CO2, Comparison, Non Airguns, PCP, Pellet, Pistol, Revolver, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, Single Shot, Spring Piston, YouTube Video Tags:

KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine

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Type: Airsoft Rifle.

Manufacturer: KJWorks

Model:KP-02 Version 2

Materials: Metal and Nylon Fiber build.

Weight: 5.84 Pounds (2650 Grams).

Barrel: 13 inch metalnon-rifled smooth bore.

Propulsion: Green gas or 12 Gram CO2 dependant on magazine used.

Action: Blowback,Single action only.

Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 29 rounds.

FPS: 410-440 fps

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine is pretty much exactly like a real Ruger 10/22, nice and short, not to light or heavy, crisp and single action only. If you already have a Ruger 10/22 and want to pickup this Airsoft version for some anytime shooting then you will not be disappointed in the trigger since it is already what you are used to.

Accuracy: I decided to setup my paper target a little further out than my standard 30 feet, so I took it back to around 50 feet and put around 24 shots into it in a fairly quick succession from a rested position. The KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine grouped continently and well centred on target getting around a 3 inch grouping. This was using a red dot scope but with the out of the box hop-up setting in place. I was a little bit surprised by my fps results as my Chronograph recorded an impressive 445 average 5 shot fps using the lower powered green gas magazine. All shot where within only a few fps of each other too! I can only imagine how hard this gun would shoot using the alternative CO2 Magazine. Blowback action was just enough to give some feedback and of course allowed for the bolt to cycle giving the KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine a true single action trigger pull.

Build Quality: The build quality for all KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine is very good with a nice weight and feel to it, It really does feel like I am holding a real Ruger 10/22 and it is one of the most popular semi auto 22LR rifles out there for a reason. Mechanically this Ryger 10/22 copy works great, super consistent and very responsive. The fit and finish as with all KJWorks guns is top notch.

Realism: The KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine is for all intents and purposes simple an Airsoft version of the Ruger 10/22 and even though I have no way to confirm this, I would imagine many 10/22 after market accessories may actually work with the KJWork 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine. Everything works just like it would on a real 10/22 without the loud noise and ejecting shells.

Available in the:Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • Built on the very popular 10/22 platform so lots of people are going to be very familiar with this rifle and may want an Airsoft version they can shoot just about any time they feel like it.
  • Good weight and feel to it.
  • Blowback semi auto action with true single action trigger.
  • Lots of rail access points for tons of add on accessories.
  • Pop-up fully adjustable sights stay out of the way but are ready to go when needed.
  • Easy to adjust Hop-up.
  • Available magazines in both CO2 and Green Gas.
  • Adjustable AR styled rear stock with AR pistol grips.
  • Sling mounts included.
  • Works with standard Airsoft screw on flash hider or suppressors.
  • Awesome FPS and consistency.
  • Very accurate even at 50 feet, around a 3 inch 25 shot grouping.

Cons:

  • No full auto mode.
  • Higher capacity mag would have been nice.
  • Would be nice to have a higher capacity magazine for it.

Comments:

I am really impressed with the KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine! It feel and shoots a lot like the real steel version but with less noise and recoil. For back yard shooting fun and practice you can not find a cheaper gun out there to simulate shooting your real 10/22 and of course this rifle used on an Airsoft field would be a perfect fir for almost any shooting environment since it is light, compact, accurate and powerful. I think I found my newest favorite Blowback Airsoft Rifle :)

My YouTube Table Top  Review of the KJWork KC-02 Version 2 10/22 Gas Blowback Airsoft Carbine:

 
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, GBB, Gas, Review, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: KC-02 Version 2, KJWorks, Ruger 10/22

SHOT Show 2016 - ASG Airbow Interview

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In this 2016 SHOT Show Interview I talk with Chip Hunnucutt from Crosman Corporation. Chip was eager to show off Crosman's new Airbow which is a essentially a hybrid PCP Air Rifles combined with a Crossbow. SO take away the bow and replace the power source with a 3000 PSI compressed air system that is capable of shooting standard archery arrows at 450 fps with 160 foot pounds of energy using 375 grain arrows.

The Crosman Airbow on a full 3000 PSI charge can deliver 8 consecutive shots @ the regulated 450 fps. The Airbow also weighs in at 7 pounds and being that it is a Bullpup design it is only 33.5 inches long so nice and compact for an arrow shooter.

Since the power is generated by the PCP compressed air system there is no heavy cocking rope so a simple lift of the ambidextrous cocking bolt is all that is needed to charge the Crosman Airbow. The Airbow also comes standard with a CenterPoint® 6x40 mm scope specially designed with the Airbow in mind.

Since the Crosman Airbow is technically an under 500 fps airgun, it should be considered an uncontrolled firearm here in Canada which means no PAL license will be required to buy and own the Crosman Airbow in Canada. In terms of using the Airbow for hunting as it is not a bow but rather an Airgun, that is yet to be determined here in Canada.

Categories: Airgun News, Airsoft News, Crossbow, Non Airguns, PCP, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Scope, Single Shot, YouTube Video Tags: Airbow, Crosman, SHOT Show

SHOT Show 2016 - Sig Sauer Interview

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In this 2016 SHOT Show Interview I talk with Dani Navickas from the Airgun division of Sig Sauer. Dani and I discuss Sig's new line of CO2 Blowback Pellet rifles and pistols. Dani talks about some of the behind the scenes information that went into the development and manufacturing of Sig's new line of CO2 Airguns.

Sig CO2 P226 and P250 Air Pistols along with their Sig MPX and MCX Air Rifles have been developed in house by Sig.Sig has been working very closely with a Japanese manufacturer to make sure that every stage of development is to Sig's high standards. The new Sig CO2 Blowback rifles and pistols are made to match the real steal version in almost every way including dimension, weight, functionality, materials used and even trigger pull.

Sig's new Sig MPX and Sig MCX Pellet Rifles have a brand new patented belt fed 30 round pellet magazine that is indexed via the internal blowback action of these rifles smoothing out the trigger action. The Sig P226 and Sig P250 pistols use a double ended 16 round pellet magazine similar to what you would find on Umarex's PX4 Strom blowback pellet pistol.

Look for Sig's new line of CO2 Blowback Pellet Airguns coming out shortly.

Categories: .22 cal, 4.5mm / .177 cal, Airgun News, Blowback, CO2, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: SHOT Show, Sig MCX, Sig MPX, Sig Sauer, Sig Sauer P226, Sig Sauer P250

SHOT Show 2016 Teaser Video

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This is my SHOT Show 2016 Teaser Video! You will get to see some new gun highlights from companies like Umarex, ASG, Crosman, Sig Sauer, KWA and ISC. I will be following up this video with some interview videos very soon so do make sure to check back for those uploads. All I can say about the show is it’s huge! So much to see, so much walking and too much to take in…

ASG:
As always, ASG had some new products this year. The all new Dan Wesson 715 357 Magnum shell loading Revolver! This gun feels absolutely amazing in the hand and will be available in Steel BB, Airsfot and even Pellet shooting versions. Also new are the CZ P-09 and CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow Full Blowback BB and Airsoft Pistols.

Crosman:
Big at Crosman this year was their PCP Airbow, Crosman put a lot of focus on this product and even had a lot of crossbows on display to go with their new PCP Airbow. Crosman also introduced their low cost entry level Benjamin Maximus PCP rifle in .177 and .22 calibers offerings. Not really much in the way of replica pistols from Crosman this year, but then again last year was kind of the same?

Sig Sauer:
I finally made it to the Sig Sauer Booth this year to checkout their new CO2 Pellet gun line. All new Sig Airguns are made true to size and weight with similar trigger actions as their real steel versions. The Sig MPX is their more compact (shorter barreled) pellet shooting CO2 rifle with internal blowback and belt fed 30 round magazine. The Sig MCX is the longer barreled rifle version but built much the same as the MPX. Sig also introduced two new pellet shooting CO2 Blowback Pistols, the P226 and the P250. Both use similar double ended rotary magazines as the Umarex PX4.

Umarex:
Umarex always seems to have some new exciting Airguns products to offer at SHOT Show. The PPK is back with a few updates including no more ugly CO2 tab sticking out of the bottom! And yes the Beretta Model 92A1 will finally be shipping soon, I believe in February! My favorite product this year from Umarex would have to be the Full Blowback, Full size drop out magazine S&W M&P 40 CO2 BB Pistol. Umarex released yet another 1911 on the market, this version does come with a stick mag and sports pretty high fps and more shots per CO2 then the KWC based 1911’s. The super popular Colt SAA Revolver is now available in a pellet shooting version with a rifled barrel :) Umarex had on display another low cost revolver, the ultra futuristic looking Brodax CO2 BB Revolver.

KWA:
KWA always has really nice high quality products to showoff at there booth each year, we may even start carrying some of KWA's products this year, fingers crossed on that one… New to the KWA line are some AEG rifles with simulated blowback action, I really liked the Blowback AEG AK they had on display. KWA also released a new Airsoft shell loading revolvers that had some of the nicest looking brass and aluminum shells. On display under a glass cover was a very solid Gas Blowback Thompson Machine-gun with real wood stock, it was absolutely gorgeous!

ISC:
ISC known for their top quality AEG internals, had their full line of high quality Airsoft rifles on display. And new this year to ICS was their first ever Airsoft pistol, the blowback BLE Alpha. The BLE should be out mid year and looked and felt really nice. The trigger on it was super short and light.

I have some really awesome Interview videos I’m working on, I will be uploading them shortly so stay tuned for those…

Categories: .22 cal, 4.5mm / .177 cal, 6mm, AEG, Accessory, Airgun News, Airsoft, Airsoft News, BB, Blowback, Break Barrel, Bulk Air, CO2, Crossbow, Full Auto, GBB, PCP, Pellet, Pistol, Replica Airguns News, Revolver, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, Single Shot, Spring Piston, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, Crosman, ISC, KWA, SHOT Show, Sig Sauer, Umarex

Browning - Ruger - Daisy Spring Piston Air Rifle Preview

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I don't often review target and or hunting rifles since for the most part Replica Airguns is all about well... replica airguns :) I have reviewed some of my own personal spring piston and pump rifles since I have them and there is a cross over in folks that like both the replica airguns and airguns meant for target and or hunting purposes.

We do have a small selection of spring piston rifles in our Replica Airguns Canada store suitable for target and small game so I thought I would point some of them out in this preview video.

Daisy 1938 Red Ryder BB Rifle

  • Type:BB rifle
  • Manufacturer: Daisy
  • Model: Red Ryder.
  • Materials: Stained solid wood stock and forearm, leather saddle thong.
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds.
  • Barrel: 10.85 inches, smooth bore.
  • Propulsion: Spring.
  • Action: Lever Action.
  • Ammunition Type: 4.5mm Steel BB's.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 650 rounds
  • FPS: 350.

Ruger Explorer Youth Air Pellet Rifle

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Ruger
  • Model: Explorer.
  • Materials: All-weather composite black stock, metal.
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds.
  • Barrel: 15 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.

Ruger Air Hawk Combo Pellet Rifle with 4x32 Scope

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Ruger
  • Model: Air Hawk.
  • Materials: Wood, metal.
  • Weight: 8.16 pounds.
  • Barrel: 18.7 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.

Browning Leverage Pellet Rifle with 3-9x40 Scope

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Browning
  • Model: Leverage.
  • Materials: Wood, metal.
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds.
  • Barrel: 18.9 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Under lever.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 490.

Browning Gold Series Synthetic Pellet Rifle with 3x9x40 Scope

  • Type: Pellet rifle.
  • Manufacturer: Browning / Umarex
  • Model: Gold Series.
  • Materials: All-weather composite black stock, metal.
  • Weight: 8.4 pounds.
  • Barrel: 14 inches, rifled
  • Propulsion: Spring piston.
  • Action: Break Barrel.
  • Ammunition Type: .177 caliber lead pellets.
  • Ammunition Capacity: 1 round.
  • FPS: 495.
 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Pellet, Repeater, Review, Rifle, Scope, Single Shot, Spring Piston, YouTube Video Tags: Air Hawk, Browning, Daisy, Explorer, Gold Series, Leverage, Red Ryder, Ruger, Umarex

Range Day - Shooting All Kinds of Real Guns

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It has been way too long since I got to go to the gun range and shoot my "big boy" guns! I say that sarcastically, sure my real steel guns are fun to shoot but it sure costs a lot of money and basically all we really do is shoot paper targets. Shooting at papper targets is fun for a while but I kind of enjoy shooting my airguns at pretty much any type of target I choose to shoot at. And of course any time I want to and for pennies per shot.

So getting back to Range Day shooting my real steel big boy guns ;) I went with a couple of buddies of mine and we shot a nice variety of guns. My Norinco NP-30 double stack 45 cal 1911, my Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm, a couple of my friends Glock 40 cals, my Norinco NP-34 P228 and Norinco Tokarev Type 54 9mm pistols, my Chiappa 1911-22 and ISSC M22 22LR pistols, a nice Sig Mosquito 22LR, my buddies S&W M&P 15-22 22LR rifle along with my ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR rifle and my friends mighty custom Ruger Mini 14 in .223 caliber...

It was a cold day but a really fun day and it gave me a chance to really use my iPhone 6 plus camera for its slow-motion capabilities in a decent lighting situation.

Enjoy the footage of these "real guns" shooting in real time and slowed down.

Categories: .22 cal, 10mm, 9mm, Field Test, Pistol, Real Gun, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Chiappa, ISSC M22, ISSC MK22 SCAR 22LR, Norinco, S&W M&P, Wyoming Arms Parker 10mm

Umarex T.A.C. Converter XBG CO2 BB Pistol Combo Full Review

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Since I have already doen dedicated reviews for both the T.A.C Converter and XBG BB Pistol, I won't drag this written reviw on too long since yuo can read my other dedicated reviews for each product.

In a nutshell, when you buy the Umarex T.A.C. Converter XBG CO2 BB Pistol Combo, you get the XBG CO2 4.5mm BB Pistol preinstalled in the T.A.C Converter, you also get the included fore-grip which is renovable by the way can coudl be used stand alone on any other gun with an under barrel Picatinny rail.

Keep in mind that this combo kit only works with the XBG Pistol since there are no included adaptors for the other Umarex pistols designed to work with the T.A.C Converter. (H&K USP, S&W M&P40, XBG, CZ Enforcer, Walther P99 DAO, SA177).

The addition of the T.A.C. Converter to the XBG really improves the shoot-ability since the rear folding stock allows for a much more stable hold position. You also have the addition of whit dot sights front and back with the rear sight being adjustable for windage only. I would recommend a compact light weight red dot sight for this gun since using the included open sights are hard to keep in focus because of how close the rear sight ends up being to your eyes when in the shouldered position.

With the top, bottom, and side picatinny rails you can add litterally all types of accessories to this package including a tac light, laser, optical sight, red dot, folding metal sights to name a few.

The XBG BB Pistol has a nice combincation of 400+ fps with tuns of shots per CO2 and respectible accuary with easy access to the Drop out metal BB magazine.

For under $60 in our Canada Replica Airguns store this is a really fun package!

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Pistol, Review, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: T.A.C. Converter, Umarex, XBG

ASG AW .308 Airsoft Sniper Rifle Shooting at Longer Ranges

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While the weather is still holding on, I setup some clay pigeon targets at varying further out distances than the typically 30 feet I shoot on my deck. I paced out approximately 40-60-80-100+ foot ranges conservatively thinking this would be a good test to see if a 6mm Airsoft rifle could effectively hit targets at any of these ranges using heavy .36 gram Airsoft BB's.

Make sure to checkout my other video I shot on the same day that features my Baikal Drozd Blackbird taking it through this exact same long range shooting test.

So today I brought out an Airsoft Sniper rifle since this is what it's made to do, the model being the ASG AW .308 Airsoft Sniper. As with many of my shooting videos I captured all the fun using a bunch of different cameras and camera angles along with a dedicated lapel microphone so the audio also comes in nice and clear.

So make sure to watch my YouTube video and see how the ASG AW .308 Airsoft Sniper Rifle does shooting clay pigeons up to 100 Plus feet away...

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Field Test, Review, Rifle, Scope, Single Shot, Spring Piston, YouTube Video Tags: ASG, AW .308 Sniper

Umarex EBOS 4.5mm Steel BB Full Auto Fun

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Perhaps the last of my 4.5mm Steel BB Dull Auto Fun Video? We'll see? Today I take out my Umarex EBOS (Electric Burst of Steel) 8 Round Burst BB Machine Gun and again take aim at a bunch of clay pigeons I set up 30 feet away. Even thought the EBOS does not have the highest rate of fire with only 500 rounds per minute, it does get the job done because it stays true on target and really proved to be very accurate allowing me to even trim off the smallest bits of clay pigeon stuck in the edges of the holders.

The rate of fire on the Umarex E.B.O.S. almost reminds me of what you would hear or expect from an AK 47 type machine gun.

Near the end of this video I try my luck at shooting some of the clay pigeons out of the air shotgun style but failed horribly :( Perhaps I should give by modified 1200 rounds per minute Drozd Blackbird a go at it :)

 
Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, CO2, Field Test, Full Auto, Full Auto Fun, Review, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: EBOS, Umarex

Airgun Usage for Hunting and Pest Control

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This may be a bit controversial for some people who don't like the thought of using an gun for hunting or extermination of unwanted pests. But weather or not it is accepted by all, it is a practice that many people still embrace including myself when done in a humane way.

Let's start off by addressing this topic by asking some questions and filling in some of the answers. Keep in mind I go into much more detail in my YouTube video below.

What is the reason that you need to Shoot or Hunt an Animal?

Are you shooting an animal out of need or just for fun, sure there is a thrill in the sport of hunting but after taking down your prey, the animal should not be killed in vain as the meat should be eaten. There are also times when pesky critters get into your gardens, tree farms, feeding stations garbages and who knows what else? I personally think shooting an animal that has not done you any harm or that you don't plan on eating is not ethical. So question your motives wisely?

Can you use an Airgun for Hunting and or Pest Control?

The short answer is yes! As long as you choose the correct Airgun for the job, one that has enough power and accuracy to get the job done in a humane manner. Using an underpowered or inaccurate gun of any type for the chosen target will lead to the animal being wounded and possibly getting away to suffer unnecessarily.

What about Pistols versus Rifles?

Given the choice, a rifle will always be your best bet, rifles tend to be more accurate since they are more stable to hold and the fact that the sights are further apart which improves the guns accuracy. Most rifles also allow for enhanced sighting systems like red dots or magnified scopes for even further accuracy improvements. There are some pistols made specifically for hunting and target shooting that can be accurate but I would limit their use to shorter ranges.

What about Pellet guns versus BB guns?

BB guns in general are not meant for hunting or pest control, and in most cases they are underpowered and not as accurate as their pellet shooting counterparts, especially out at longer ranges where most pests keep their distances to. If you plan on doing some hunting and or pest control, please invest in an adequate pellet rifle to get the job done humanly.

What type of Ammo is best for Hunting and Pest Control?

There are lots of types of pellets available, pointed, rounded, flat, hollow-point and even pellets that have nylon tips. At the end of the day, use the pellet that is the most accurate in your Airgun because shot placement will win over pellet shape any day of the week. The reality is that as long as that pellet hits the target with adequate velocity, it doesn't matter what shape it is, it's more than likely going to pass right through the animal.

What is the lowest FPS that I can use?

I would rather ask the question, what is the highest fps I can get away with since more fps will give you more margin for error, since it will have a flatter trajectory and will do more damage even if your shot is off a bit. An experienced shooter could make a kill shot on a small pest even with a 400 fps airgun but the shot would have to be perfect and the range would have to be close. Of course when shooting larger game, you will need larger caliber pellets with higher velocities. Also when using a high velocity airgun you need to consider what is beyond your target, if you miss, where is that pellet or bullet going to end up? You need to make sure you do not injure anyone by mistake as pellets/bullets can travel a long distance.

How large of an Animal can an Airguns Kill?

This is really dependent on the Airgun being used, Airguns come in many different calibers, from .177 right up to .50 caliber, some PCP Airguns can even take down a deer! You need to do your research and make sure the Airgun you choose has both the power and accuracy you need for the intend prey.

Where can I use an Airgun for Hunting and or Pest Control?

This is a question you need to ask your local authorities as laws and hunting regulations are different just about everywhere. Even shooting pests on your property may require a permit so be careful to obey your local laws.

Categories: .20 cal, .22 cal, 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Break Barrel, Bulk Air, CO2, Comparison, Full Auto, How To, PCP, Pellet, Pistol, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags:

G&G Armament CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 Update Video

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You may wonder why I am doing another video on the G&G CM16 Raider Gas Blowback Airsoft AR Rifle? That's because the one I have here in this Update Video is Version 2 and yes there is a difference. So far I can only tell you about the obvious stuff since I really have not tested it out to see if there are any other performance gains with Version 2 over Version 1.

G&G has made some improvement with Version 2 enhancing several areas:

  • First off, there is now a selector switch on both sides of the receiver allowing for left or right handed use.
  • Carrying on with the ambidextrous theme, G&G also added a magazine release to the left side of the receiver.
  • Another missing feature was a bolt lock out when your magazine was empty, this has been added and so the bolt will lock back about 1/3 the way back locking out the gun and letting you know when you are out of ammo.
  • The bolt release on Version 1 was just for show and did not function. On Version 2, with the bolt lock, G&G also added a working bolt release.

Those are some pretty significant improvements to the G&G Armament CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 in my books! So now it's time to test it out and see if full auto mode has been improved. I found with Version 1, that when using full auto, the G&G CM16 Raider GBB would have some trouble getting through a full mag dump but when shooting very quickly in semi auto had no problems at all.

Make sure to check back for my full review and shooting field test for the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Version 2 AR Airsoft Rifle.

Buy the G&G CM16 Raider GBB Airsoft Rifle in Canada - Buy G&G Airsoft Rifles in the US

Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, Comparison, Full Auto, GBB, Review, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: CM16 Raider GBB, G&G

Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

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Type: BB Pistol.
Manufacturer: Cybergun - KWC.
Model: Tanfoglio Gold Custom.
Materials: Almost entirely all Metal.
Weight: 2.96 pounds (1344 grams).
Barrel: 4 inches, metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2.
Action: Semi auto, single action only with full blowback.
Ammunition Type: 4.5mm steel BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 20 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 300+.

Trigger Pull: The Single Action Only trigger pull on the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol is what you would expect for a gun made specifically for IPSC styled shooting, it is nice and light with a very short take up and smooth release. Exactly what you would be looking for when wanting to shoot accurately and quickly!

Accuracy: I have already done my dedicated Field Test Shooting Video for the Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB pistol so check out the link here, I can tell you it shot a very nice tight grouping and stayed on target between shots very well, it also got a bit higher than claimed fps which is always nice for a Blowback steel BB shooter.

Build Quality: The Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol is well built being that it is pretty much entirely metal (even the grips), It weighs in at almost three pounds so be prepared for a heavy gun, the tolerances are very good with very little slide slop and the seems are virtually non existent on this air pistol, the golden brown color is unique and I kind of like the way the writing on the gun blends into the color of the gun so it does not stand out too much.

Realism: The Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol is based loosely on a CZ 75 styled pistol, Cybergun - KWC has taken some liberties in restyling it to some degree and really made this pistol look the part of a dedicated target shooter. In terms of functioning and looking like a real gun it has it all, full size drop out metal magazine, full blowback operation, full slide lock back and of course it can be field striped if need be.
Purchase it from: The Replica Airguns Store

Pros:

  • All metal construction - Good weight and very solid feeling gun.
  • Full size drop out metal magazine.
  • Heavy and snappy blowback action.
  • Good fit and finish.
  • Well balanced, so even with heavy blowback the gun stays on target.
  • Light and smooth single action trigger for quick followup shots.
  • Very Good accuracy, and a bit better than claimed fps.
  • Come with sight rail for mounting a red dot sight.
  • Would make a nice entry level IPSC trainer.

Cons:

  • Does not come with iron sights of any kind.
  • Not a lot of shots per CO2 about three magazines.
  • Sacrifice fps and shots per CO2 because of the heavy blowback but worth it.
  • Need to remove compensator to field strip the gun.

Comments:
Overall the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol is a great gun to shoot, I found it to be one of the nicest balanced guns I have shot to date which allowed me to shoot this blowback BB pistol really quickly and yet stay right on target even with the heavy and snappy blowback operation. I was pleased to see it even come in a bit higher than the claimed fps from Cybergun. The heavy all metal three pound weight and good fit and finish makes this airgun a nice choice if your looking for an action shooter that performs very well.

My YouTube Video Review for the Cybergun - KWC Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol:

Buy this BB Pistol in Canada  -  Buy this BB Pistol in the US

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Blowback, CO2, Pistol, Review, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, KWC, Tanfoglio Gold Custom

WE AK-74UN & G18C Tactical GBB Airsoft Gun Field Test Review

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All references, photos and video claiming that any item in this review/video looks like a Glock or is a Replica of a Glock in any way shape or form have been removed from this post as requested by Glock "Renzulli Law Firm"

I almost forgot to do my field test review for my WE AK-74UN & WE G18C Tactical GBB Airsoft Pistol and Rifle! I decided to do them both together on this one but I still did my usual full testing for both guns which consisted of my Chronograph, Target and Can destruction along with some high speed slow motion of the blowback action of both guns in full auto mode.

Photo of WE G18C Removed by Request from Glock "Renzulli Law Firm"

Your best bet is to watch my Youtube video and see how both of these WE Airsoft guns perform. Overall they are both rally nice and super realistic, the WE G18C Tactical is definitely the full auto monster here while the AK-74UN is the bull in the China store with its crazy heavy blowback action, it has so much recoil that when shooting in full auto it kind of runs our of steam near the end, not so with the WE G18C as it did not slow down even with the 50 round magazine loaded up!

The WE AK-74UN even with it's crazy recoil holds on target very well in semi and full auto and of course has the superior fps performance. I found when shooting the G18C in full auto, I needed to hold my aim-point low as the blowback and super fast cycle rate wanted to pull the gun up and over my target, same would be true with a real gun so no surprise here.

Photo of WE G18C Removed by Request from Glock "Renzulli Law Firm" 

 
Categories: 6mm, Airsoft, Blowback, Field Test, Full Auto, GBB, Pistol, Review, Rifle, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: 18C, Glock, Kalashnikov AK74UN, WE

Cybergun Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Shooting Review

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I kind of "jumped the gun" a bit today (pun intended), I just felt like shooting one of my newer guns I had waiting for me to review. I actually shot and filmed this Cybergun Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol and my Cybergun Smith & Wesson M&P 9C GBB Airsoft Pistol both at the same time, what can I say, the weather was nice and I wanted to shoot something :)

As per usual I shot this blowback BB pistol through my Chronograph and actually got a much higher than the 300 claimed 5 shot average fps of 341. I kind of had a feeling right out of the box this gun had more in it! I also shot 10 rounds at the target from 20 feet out using a semi rested position (resting on a sand bag up front and kneeling in the back). Again the Cybergun Tanfoglio Gold Custom Blowback BB Pistol performed very well shooting a tight 1 inch grouping. When I free handed it and rattled off the remaining 7-8 rounds left in the magazine the grouping only widened to about 2 inches, this may be in part to the heavy weight and good balance and stability of the Cybergun Tanfoglio Gold Custom.

Since this 4.5mm Steel BB pistol does not come with any iron sights, you will need to purchase a red dot, I was fortunate enough to find a very nice silver matchup at my local surplus store that worked out well with this airgun. The magazine does claim to hold 18 rounds but 17 is a bit better fit, I was able to get off three magazine s before the CO2 fizzled out. One of the nicest traits this guns has to offer is the very smooth, short and light single action trigger which in part I am sure helped me get that 1 inch 10 round grouping. Another factor that may help the accuracy of the Tanfoglio Gold Custom is the fact that even though the blowback is decent, the 3 pounds of steel holding this airgun in place keep movement to a minimum.

All in all this is a really great IPSC styled BB shooter with a unique and ultra modern look, kind of like a CZ 75 on steroids you could say. It shot very nicely for me and even performed better than claimed and better than expected. Although I did have an idea this CO2 Blowback BB Pistol was going to impress! 

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, Accessory, BB, Blowback, CO2, Field Test, Pistol, Review, Scope, Semi Auto, YouTube Video Tags: Cybergun, KWC, Tanfoglio Gold Custom

Crosman MK-177 Pellet-BB Multi-pump Air Rifle Table Top & Shooting Review

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Type: Pellet/BB Multi-pump Air Rifle.

Manufacturer:Crosman.

Model: MK-177.

Materials: Plastic with some metal.

Weight: 3.5 pounds.

Barrel: 16.75 inches, rifled.

Propulsion: Multi-pump.

Action: Single shot - bolt action with manual advance magazine.

Ammunition Type: .177 caliber pellets & 4.5mm steel BB's.

Ammunition Capacity: 5 shot pellet magazine - 18 shot BB internal BB magazine - 350 round BB hopper.

FPS: 750 with Pellets and 800 with BB's for the US version (Up to 495 with Canada version).

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the Crosman MK-177 is medium length and fairly light. The trigger mainly releases the bolt so no pre-cocking of the trigger is required. The trigger is plastic but seems to work just fine as there is no real load on the trigger when shooting, you do need to get used to where the release point since there is some take up well before the trigger releases.

Accuracy: I found the Crosman MK-177 Air Rifle to be a very good shooter, getting about a 1 inch 10 shot grouping from 30 feet out in a semi rested position (sand bag up front, standing in the back). I also put 3 rounds through my somewhat failing Chrony Chronograph using 3,5 & 10 pumps and the MK-177 with the maximum 10 pump shot as high as 631 fps using 6.9 grain RWS lead pellets. I would expect the Canadian detuned version to shoot well below the 500 fps Canada limit much like my Canadian Crosman M4-177 I reviewed a while back.

Build Quality: The Crosman MK-177 Multi-pump Air Rifle is mostly molded plastic, but for a $100-ish Military Styled Replica Air Rifle it hits the mark in terms of affordability and if it was an all metal airgun you would more than likely expect to double or tripple this price point! Even though plastic is used throughout this Air Rifle, there are some internal metal parts where they need to be, the fit and finish seems to be good and I do not get the feeling the Crosman MK-177 is cheaply made in any way. The fact that most parts are molded means there is very little that can snap or break off and will make this air rifle even more durable longterm.

Realism: The Crosman MK-177 is a lose replica or copy of an FN SCAR Assault Rifle or ACR. It is not exact in terms of true dimensions to accommodate the pumping mechanism, You will not find very many working parts as just about everything is molded into the plastic on this Crosman MK-177 rifle. Unlike the Crosman M4-177 the lower magazine area is not removable and the rear stock is also none adjustable, I am not sure why Crosman didn't add these features to the MK-177 like they did to the M4-177? I am glad to see another Replica Assault rifle on the market as so few of them are available in Pellet or steel BB shooters.

Available in the:Replica Airguns Store.

Pros:

  • The only SCAR Pellet/BB rifle I know of?
  • Fairly well priced.
  • Excellent accuracy!
  • Very easy to pump.
  • None red dot version comes with detachable and adjustable iron sights.
  • Rails on top and sides for accessories.
  • Option of shooting pellets or BB's, I would stick to pellets and save the barrel since it is not semi auto.
  • Feels super solid since there are very few moving parts that could break.
  • Looks like the Crosman M4-177 Pellet magazines are compatible.

Cons:

  • Mostly plastic and just about everything is molded into the gun.
  • Bolt and magazine are on opposite sides?
  • Would of been cool if Crosman made a dedicated BB magazine?

Comments:

The Crosman MK-177 Multi-Pump Pellet/BB Air Rifle is very much like it's brother the Crosman M4-177 with a few plusses and a few minuses when comparing the two of them together. On the plus side the MK-177 has a bit more power and also the pumping is much easier while yielding higher internal pressures. On the downside the Crosman MK-177 is almost entirely molded plastic with no removable lower magazine or adjustable stock, and the bolt has been switched around to what I feel is the wrong side since now you need to index the magazine on one side and work the bolt on the other requiring a less efficient approach. Either way it is nice to have another replica air rifle on the marker and for the relatively low price you get a nice accurate pellet rifle, great for target shooting and even small pest control.

Watch my YouTube Full Video Review of the Crosman MK-177 Pellet/BB Air Rifle:

Categories: 4.5mm / .177 cal, BB, Comparison, Field Test, Multi-pump, Pellet, Repeater, Review, Rifle, Scope, YouTube Video Tags: Crosman, MK-177