Air rifles

Air rifles

Pneumatic (PUMP) Air Rifles

These air rifles are powered by a pumping lever that pumps air into a chamber. You have to manually pump the rifle 5 - 10 times after each shot. These types of air rifles usually are able to shoot both BB's and pellets.
Pump air rifles are inexpensive and great for plinking or target shooting. You can even do some small pest hunting with them because most of them shoot pellets and have the power to take down small pests. Another advantage to a pump air rifle is the ability to vary the FPS. You can pump the rifle less for a slower FPS or more for a higher FPS. Some people like this feature if they just want to scare an animal away rather than kill or injure it.
The biggest con to this type of air rifle is that you have to pump it up for each and every shot. This can make for a sore arm and can be tedious at times. They also tend to be on the inexpensive side so the quality of these rifles is not as good as some of the more expensive springers available but this is to be expected.

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