Air Rifles

Air Rifles

Air Rifles

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Spring Powered

Spring Powered

Spring-piston guns operate by means of a coiled steel spring-loaded piston contained within a compression chamber, and separate from the barrel. Cocking the gun causes the piston assembly to compress the spring until the rear of the piston engages the sear. The act of pulling the trigger releases the sear and allows the spring to decompress, pushing the piston forward, thereby compressing the air in the chamber directly behind the pellet. Once the air pressure has risen enough to overcome any static friction and/or barrel restriction holding the pellet, the pellet moves forward, propelled by an expanding column of air.

CO2

CO2

Most CO2 guns use a disposable capsule / cartridge, that is purchased often pre-filled with pressurized carbon dioxide, although some, usually more expensive models, use larger refillable CO2 reservoirs like those typically used with paintball markers. CO2 guns, like compressed air guns, offer power for repeated shots in a compact package without the need for complex cocking or filling mechanisms. The ability to store power for repeated shots also means faster shooting. Most CO2 powered guns are relatively inexpensive, and there are a few precision target guns available that use CO2.

PCP

PCP

Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air guns are usually filled by decanting from an air reservoir, such as a diving cylinder or by charging directly with a stirrup pump. Because of the need for cylinders or charging systems, PCP guns have higher initial costs but much lower operating costs when compared to CO2 guns. PCP guns have very low recoil and can fire many shots per charge. PCP guns are very popular in the UK and Europe because of their accuracy and ease of use. They are widely used in the sport of Field Target shooting as well as hunting, and are usually fitted with telescopic sights.

Gas Ram

Gas Ram

Some makes of air rifle incorporate a gas' ram' instead of a mechanical spring. Pressurized air or nitrogen is held in a chamber built into the piston, and this air is further pressurized when the gun is cocked. Gas ram units require higher precision to build, since they require a low friction sliding seal that can withstand the high pressures when cocked. The advantages of the gas ram include the facility to keep the rifle cocked and ready to fire for long periods of time without long-term spring fatigue, lower recoil and faster "lock time" (the time between pulling the trigger and the pellet being discharged). The improvement in lock time results in better accuracy.

Pneumatic (Pump-Up)

Pneumatic (Pump-Up)

Pneumatic air guns utilize compressed air as the source of energy to propel the projectile. Single-stroke and multi-stroke guns utilize an on board pump to pressurize the air in a reservoir. This design, having no significant movement of heavy mechanical parts during the firing cycle, produces lower recoil. Variable power can be achieved through this process on multi-pump rifles, and the user can adapt the power level for long, or short-range shooting.

Secondhand Rifles

Secondhand Rifles

PRE-OWNED WARRANTY:
These rifles are warrantied for 30 days from date of purchase against defective materials and
workmanship, providing our examination indicates that a defect exists. Proof of purchase is required to receive warranty repairs
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
Damage caused by misuse, improper installation, disassembly or lack of routine maintenance, damage to rifle stock
WHAT IS COVERED:
Replacement parts & labour, except springs and seals.