Review: Best Air Rifles for 2017 – Top 5 Models


Target practice is best done with a high powered air rifle and the availability of so many models of air guns in the market; equipped with cool gadgets and gizmos, and featuring advanced technologies that take the air gun to the next level; allow you to make the perfect choice for all your fun filled target shooting needs.

Disclaimer: The following air rifles are not meant for playing airsoft (check out the best airsoft guns). The pellets used aren’t plastic but made of metal which is why they shouldn’t be used against humans or animals.

GAMO Whisper Silent Cat Air Rifle

With this air rifle, you will begin to discover a new meaning of hunting with air guns. The GAMO Silent Air Rifle comes equipped with a 4×32 scope, mounts and PBA ammunition; in short all the works.

The frame is made of a durable and all weather black synthetic material, which means you can use this single shot air rifle in any weather and it will perform just as well. A ventilated rubber pad is featured which absorbs the impact of the rifle when fired.

Other than that, the rife is equipped with an automatic cocking safety system as well as manual trigger safety, which makes it not only easy to use but safe as well.

Salient Features:

  • Caliber: .177 of match grade lead bullets
  • Velocity: 1200 ft per second
  • A 4×32 scope, equipped with a one piece mount
  • Made of skeleton stock
  • Comes with a one year limited warranty
  • Weight: 7.3 pounds

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Benjamin Trail NP XL 1100 Break Barrel Air Rifle

Manufactured by Crosman, this air rifle is pro-hunter or it can also be used at the shooting range for target practice.

If you wish for your rifle to have a huge velocity, then this is the air rifle for you.

You won’t have to equip this particular air rifle with CO2 cartridges, because the break barrel mechanism of the rifle will add the power you want.

Salient Features:

  • Made of a hardwood stock with sling mounts
  • Equipped with a 3-9×40 mm optics
  • Length: 49 inches
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
  • Can shoot up to 1100 FPS w/ alloy bullets and 950 FPS w/ lead bullets
  • An air rifle ideal for small game hunting and controlling pests

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Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle

This particular air rifle comes equipped with a gas piston and also features a single shot steel barrel and an enhanced 2 stage trigger that can be adjusted accordingly, for a clean and sure shot.

The rifle includes rails in which a large choice of accessories can be equipped, such as scopes and mounts etc. Compared to other air rifles of this caliber, there has been a significant decrease in the cocking effort and a 15% increase in speed and efficiency of the shooting.

The benefits of Nitro Piston 2 are many as compared to a plain metal main spring. Not only is the overall quality increased due to the new improvement but the performance has doubled.

Salient Features:

  • The product comes with a one year limited warranty
  • Equipped with a quiet, enhanced trigger and scope
  • Powered with a Nitro Poston 2 mechanism
  • Comes in black

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GAMO Whisper Fusion Air Rifle

As with every other products manufactured by GAMO, this one too, surpasses in the factors that matter and those which make a product superior over others.

The Whisper Fusion air rifle comes equipped with an all weather durable feature which means that no matter the weather, the rifle will always perform to its maximum ability.

Salient Features:

  • Featuring a double noise dampening technology
  • Uses platinum pellets of .177 caliber with speed of 1300 FPS
  • Inert Gas Technology
  • Incredibly lightweight and made from synthetic stock
  • Ideal for Pest Control

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Crosman Nitro Venom Break Barrel Air Rifle

Delivering yet another air rifle that effectively wins against others of the same caliber is the Crosman Nitro Venom, which gives off a serious hunting power of 21 FPE.

Doubling convenience, accuracy and power; the air rifle features the stealth and stability of Nitro Piston Technology.

Salient Features:

  • Length: 44.5 inches
  • Weight: 7.375 lbs
  • Equipped with a 3-9×32 mm scope from CenterPoint and a fluted muzzlebrake and wide forearm
  • Ideal for pest control and small game hunting

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