This article is a cut down version of my main article on Pneumatic (PCP) Air Rifles & Bullpups which covers videos of PCP air rifles, scopes, targets, pellets and pellet preparation, cleaning air guns, rifle rests and gun safes. It also has videos on scope reticles, SF Vs. FF planes, weaver & picatinnay rails, securing rings, scope mounting on a rifle, scope zeroing and how to avoid rifle rotation.
I enjoy shooting at paper and metal targets which come in all shapes and sizes but as I predominantly shoot lead pellets, I prefer to catch the spent lead, rather than let it build up in my fields. Therefore all my targets catch the lead after it has passed through the paper or knocked down a metal figure. Although I am surrounded by all types of wildlife, I never shoot or intentionally harm any wildlife.
A New PCP Air Rifle & Scope
Its a very difficult
task to choose an air rifle and scope as the choices are varied and
so are the prices. I like the shorter carbine versions that come with a
silencer and also the Bullpup styles.
If you intend to shoot targets rather than wildlife at 100 yards or more, the PCP air rifle has to be relatively silent,
so as not to scare away wildlife, and very accurate.
For a flatter trajectory, a target air weapon should ideally be a .177
calibre, although my current Logun PCP is .22 and it does not disappoint
for pin point accuracy.
Last year, my PCP air rifle choices were the Weihrauch HW100BP Bullpup and the BSA R10SE Super Carbine but due to other expenses arising in 2021, I never did purchase a new gun.
I was put off the BSA R10SE and also the BSA R10TH Super Carbine as I had read too many bad reports of the regulator failing and having to be upgraded with a third party regulator. I don't know if BSA have finally resolved the problem but in any case, I don't want to take the chance.
I really like the Weihrauch HW100BP Bullpup and I still do, very much, but I think the Air Arms S510R Ultimate Sporter has a slight edge for build and accuracy. The icing on the cake is that the AA is British manufactured.
So, my current 2022 favourite has to be the Air Arms S510 R Ultimate Sporter in .177 calibre and I am saving up for it.
The Air Arms S510R Ultimate Sporter is 39" in length (with silencer) so I figured on a scope of around 14" in length. Currently my choice is a Hawke Sidewinder 30 FFP 6-24x56 Scope. A second choice which is coming in at 14.9" in length and at a more reasonable price is the Hawke 30 WA FFP 6-24x50 Scope.
Air Arms offer a couple of gun slips but one is 39" exactly and the other is 49". I reckon a better choice for a gun slip that is neither too short or too long, is the Buffalo Carry Pro Gun Slip which is 44" long.
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