Best Pellet Guns to start airsoft
Are you a fan of airsoft? Pellet guns are a great activity to practice your sharpshooting and have fun shooting at cans, metal plates, or potentially pests that plague your property. Since their inception, they have been a must-have at every gun shop, and we all know that grandpa or the older guy that is very proud of his own and likes to let his son or grandkid shoot it.
One of the best things about pellet guns is that even though gun and ammunition prices are rising, pellet ammunition is very affordable and can be easily ordered online at eBay or Amazon. Pellet guns replicate the look and feel of real rifles, minus the sound and knockback, and as such, they are trendy on the market, meaning the selection is extremely wide.
If you are thinking about picking up a new pellet gun for yourself, we’ll go over a few staple model air rifle reviews to help you choose which one to start with. Of course, selecting the best air rifle or pellet gun depends on the usage you have in mind, your budget, and your personal taste in replica firearms.
Here are some of our favorite models currently available on the market:
1. Crossman M4 pneumatic air rifle
This M4 rifle shoots .177 caliber pellets at a high velocity of 600 feet per second, and can also shoot BB balls at the same speed. The magazine is detachable for easy reloading and storing your BBs and pellets, and the rifle comes equipped with the so-called Picatinny rails to mount various attachments such as sights, scopes or lasers.
The power of the gun comes from pumping. Depending on which pressure you shoot at, the power of the shot changes. Three pumps are enough to operate the weapon, but five or more is recommended to achieve maximum velocity.
2. Gamo Big Cat 1250
Big Cat is a break-barrel rifle capable of shooting platinum pellets at a whopping 1250 feet per second, and lead bullets are shot at a slightly lower 1000 FPS. The stock rifle comes with a 4x magnifying scope. The gun itself is of solid and sturdy material, and the stock has a special pad that absorbs recoil. If you are a lefty, this gun will let you use it with both hands – it’s ambidextrous.
3. RWS .22 Pellet Model 34
This is a .22 caliber rifle with both a rear and a front sight. It comes with a hardwood stock with cheekpieces. Since it’s .22 caliber, the pellets are suitable for pest control or possibly small game hunting in states where possible. The bullets can each up a thousand FPS, but the impact power is higher than with other rifles of this velocity since the pellets are harder.
Those three are the best for beginners. Let us know if you know of more rifles good for beginners and with reasonable price to quality ratio. If it were up to me, if I had a bigger budget, I would go with Big Cat, but for a smaller budget, RWS 34 is fine, especially if you enjoy small game hunting.