As individuals, who are fed up with paying expensive prices for bullets, we decided to make the transition to the air rifle. During our initial research, we were intent on purchasing a rifle that would be able to provide us with a good long distance shot. With this in mind, we set out to purchase a .177 weapon and eventually settled on the Ruger Blackhawk Combo Air Rifle. Suffice to say, the weapon was on the affordable end of the spectrum, which suited our needs perfectly. Below, we will outline the basic parameters of our experience up until this point.
Break Barrel and Single Shot
When we first purchased the gun, we were unfamiliar with the break barrel system. It took a significant period of time to become comfortable with it. After preparing the gun and firing a shot, we are forced to pump the barrel and fire the weapon again. This is a bit of inconvenience, especially for those, who’ve never used this type of weapon. However, you will eventually grow accustomed to this system. Now that we’ve used the gun for a few months, firing and pumping is no longer a major problem.
If you’re looking for a weapon, which is capable of propelling the pellet with extreme velocity, this weapon will do the trick. It can propel the pellet at a speed of one thousand feet per second. With this type of power, it is highly unlikely that your target will be able to escape unscathed.
When looking for an air rifle, it is likely that you’re interested in practicing your shooting right in your backyard. If this is the case, you’re going to need a gun, which is nearly silent. Since this is a .177 caliber gun, you can guarantee a much quieter shot. If you’ve never fired an air gun, you should take into account the difference between one of these guns and a BB gun. The air gun will most likely be a little louder. Still, this is the quietest gun you’ll be able to purchase.
Price and Warranty
Suffice to say, the price, which is well under $100, is well worth it! This gun works tremendously well and is very accuracy. Whether you’re shooting targets or trying to eliminate squirrels, you’ll be able to do so, with this weapon. The included 4×32 scope is fairly accurate, but you may want to follow our lead and swap it out for a better scope in the future. With a one year limited warranty, you can rest assured the weapon will last. If it doesn’t, the warranty has you covered!
Those that are looking to stalk and shoot their targets from a distance will find that the Ruger Blackhawk Combo Air Rifle is definitely a good choice. It is more than capable of humanely killing small prey, such as possums, raccoons and squirrels. The weapon is fairly powerful and the accuracy is one of the best among air rifles. The break barrel might be awkward at first, but it saves money, at the end of the day. All in all, this is an excellent rifle!