Air Arms FTP900 Air Rifle

Air Rifle Discounting

Air Rifle Specials Explained

Due to Gunroom’s Air Rifle expansion into other brands, our buying power has also increased, so we are constantly reviewing our Price List in an endeavour to stay ahead of the competition. The air rifle Price List will be online and updated as frequently as necessary. We are attempting to put ALL our pricing online to save you calling us as this ties up not only the phones, but us physically as well.

Air Rifle Package Discounts

We will be publishing package prices for an air rifle with a scope, and compressor etc., once the bulk of our orders arrive here. With more than 150 air rifles, 500 scopes, 100 high pressure compressors (built to our spec)  plus literally many 100s of accessories and more than 2 tonnes of pellets due, we will be chasing business.

Some of the new Mark IV scopes have arrived as I am writing this, so if a 3-18×50 SF appeals to you, please email Rob at rob@gunroom.com.au and he will be only too pleased to assist you.

Mark IV Scope 3-18x50SF

Mark IV 3-18x50SF

There are 4 basic options that apply to package discounting, and for those of you into crunching numbers, please work off the chart below.

Gunroom discount sheet

Discounting spreadsheet at Gunroom

The exception to this discounting, is where we package a PCP air rifle, a Mark IV Scope, Mark IV Compressor, Mark IV Cleaning Kit, Mark IV Alpha Bi-Pod (Brocock), Gun Bag and 1000 selected pellets from a Pellet Selection Test. In the pre-selected package above, the PCP air rifles are also discounted.

This package deal includes the percentages above and further discounts the goods when purchased as a pre-tested package. To buy the accessories separately, even at the 7% discount, you would not be able to better the price. At the time of writing this, 2/5/19, we have guns in the air, scopes, compressors and other accessories en-route or at Customs.

As you may be aware, we have a large consignment of Kral PCP and spring air rifles due here and some of them will be packaged with our Mark IV accessories together with 1000 pellets. By having our own brand now (Mark IV) and through buying in bulk, our ability to discount is greatly improved, so please take advantage of these deals that are set to start in early June.

Kral Puncher Knight Bullpup air rifle

Kral Puncher Knight Bullpup PCP Air Rifle

This Kral Knight will be offered in a one-time package deal together with our Mark IV accessories.

New Air Rifle Testing.

From today onwards, this is the testing template we will be using for all future air rifle purchases.

Test #1.

This is the default test for ALL guns sold at Gunroom, whether to a customer or another dealer. This cost is built in to the air rifle prices.

The airgun is fired at our indoor range using a SIUS Target System and Chronograph. I will shoot a number of pellet types,  usually a minimum of 6 types, and select the best preforming pellet, after which I shall record the speed of that pellet.

As a customer, you will get a Test Result Sheet, that will have the following information only:

Spreadsheet Pellet Test 01

Pellet Test #1 Spreadsheet

You will not get the targets or the other pellet test results. This is the Basic Test that I do on EVERY air rifle as we have to extend the warranty of a lot of these rifles, so I do need to see that they meet specifications. This Basic Test applies to springers as well as PCP air rifles and used guns.

Test #2.

Test #2 is OPTIONAL and will provide you with a lot more information, and you would receive the following files (example only) at an additional cost of $75 including GST if you want to map your rifle’s performance. This Test #2 does NOT apply to Air Arms or Daystate PCP air rifles, as they get Test #3 standard, at no additional charge.

Gunroom Pellet Test 03

Pellet testing spreadsheet 03

 

Gunroom Target Scan o1

Gunroom Target Scan 01

 

The above target image  is the format you will get, with a minimum of 6 images. You should note that the SIUS Target System zooms up the images by 300% and that the grouping (as  bottom right in image) is calculated as the OUTSIDE diameter of all 6 shots. This is irrespective of calibre, so when looking at the image above, all 6 shots were within 11.8 millimetres.

Test #3.

Test #3 only applies to PCP air rifles and comes standard at no extra cost with Daystate and Air Arms. On occasion we may offer this test at a discount or even include it in a pre-package deal or new air rifle model. For those of you who want more information, then this package is available for $110 including GST.

The Daystate Red Wolf Midnight special edition is en-route to us.

Daystate Red Wolf - Midnight Air Rifle

Daystate’s Red Wolf Midnight PCP Air Rifle

There are only a limited number of these Daystate beasts, so if you want one, register your interest with Rob now.

Test #3 includes what is shown on Test #2, with images and spreadsheet and also includes a set of 6 Graphs and a Pellet Decay Test.  The graphs are self-explanatory and the Pellet Decay test shows the owner the resulting Bell Curve (aka parabolic curve). The Bell Curve is done with the best performing pellet from a full tank until the effective energy is in free fall. You will be able to see the number of shots you will get from your PCP  air rifle before it loses effective accuracy.

Gunroom Pellet Decay Test

Gunroom testing a PCP air rifle  Bell Curve.

Before you go thinking that $110 is too much,  please bear in mind that some air rifles such as 12 Fpe will get over 450 shots to the fill. The novelty of shooting 450 shots in succession has long worn off me…

Air Rifle Accuracy

When you get a new air rifle, please do NOT expect to get the best out of it until you have put through maybe 500 – 1000 shots. It takes that much to settle springs, seals and triggers etc and to “lead” the bore. I have often found when doing a Pellet Decay test, that by the time I was well into the shooting, that the grouping was getting better and more consistent. Point made.

Air Arms Galahad Extra PCP in Black

Air Arms Galahad Extra PCP in Black

We have a few Galahad PCP air rifles due in both Synthetic and Walnut.

As for the ability of each customer, this changes dramatically from an ardent air rifle shooter who can group <7mm @25 mtrs to a guy who can only just hit an A4 target at that distance. So before you call me up and query the airgun’s performance, think it through.

It often worries me that a customer will purchase an air rifle of a high quality in an attempt to shoot better. So if your shooting is marginal, then tell us and we will not recommend something that is going to leave you wanting. It is in OUR INTEREST that you get the right air rifle that will fulfill your requirements. If you shake like a mama at a christening, then no amount of test targets from me are going to improve your lot, and that goes for buying an expensive PCP air rifle. It does not make you an accurate shooter unless you have developed a competency that you feel can be improved upon by a better air rifle, then by all means upgrade.

Author

Ian McIntosh

 

Kral Puncher Armour Green PCP air rifle

Air Rifle

Air Rifle Evaluations.

Air rifle makes and models are popping up  every week with some manufacturer or other, making claims of excellence. We look at every air rifle that comes our way and most of them are either crap, over-priced or are not supported by a bona-fide company that will still be around when they eventually arrive here. As I look into new air rifle models I will keep adding them to the top of this article, so expect to see this article on top of the”Latest News” section for some time to come.

I mention  the Huben PCP air rifle further into this article, well for those of you who keep calling, we have them in Hong Kong ready to ship. They are waiting on a permit from the Chinese Government to ship them to us, once that happens they will come over air freight. Once they get here, expect to see a Slider mentioning it when you load this site. I will also do extensive testing on these beasts that are shooting out to 220 metres using slugs and H&N Pile-drivers. This is taking the PCP air rifle into new territory. Interesting…

Mark IV High Pressure Compressors.

The 1st batch of Mark IV High Pressure Compressors have arrived for those of you who have a PCP air rifle that you are filling with a hand pump. These PCP air rifle compressors have been built to our specification and come with 2 high pressure whip leads and a larger filter. The 2 whip leads allow you to fit the filter in-between them so you have hose to spare, thus making connection to your air rifle easier. The 2 issues I had with our past HP compressors was that the filter is too small (so it requires more maintenance) and the whip lead to short, meaning with some air rifle models, you had to lay them down to fill them. Not now, the compressors come with  2 leads and a larger filter for better water trapment.

Mark IV Compressor Right Side facing

Mark IV Right Side facing

Mark IV Scopes and Rings.

We are expecting our stock order on Mark IV air rifle scopes and rings to arrive any day now. These new scopes we signed them up at the Las Vegas Shot Show in January this year. I am more than happy that they will fill a void that will allow us to package price air rifle models both effectively and economically. The scopes have a lifetime warranty.

We have one model specifically built for the spring air rifle fraternity and that is a 3-9×40 AO and comes with a compensated 1 piece scope mount.

Mark IV Accessories.

Other Mark IV accessories include some nicely packaged cleaning kits, Gun Bags, Gun Cases, 300 Bar Scuba Bottle Filling stations and the scope rings that I have already mentioned. We are totally committed to Package pricing new air rifle, scope and compressor packages and through bulk buying, we have managed to be able to reduce prices accordingly.

Air Rifle Pellets.

I have mentioned this previously but was unable to date the shipment. Well now we have a shipment of JSB pellets, currently in production as I write this and due to ship here mid June. The order is around 2 tonnes of JSB pellets.

We have an air rifle shipment from Air Arms that also includes a stock order of their pellets for those of you who keep calling us in search of them. The Daystate stock order is leaving the UK with Air Arms and we also have the Daystate marketed Kaiser pellets too.

From the USA we have air rifle pellets by Benjamin, Air Venturi and some other lesser known pellet manufacturers. From Europe we have some expensive custom made slugs in .22 and .25 to suit PCP air rifle owners that are still searching for that ‘special pellet’, well these could just be them.

Our new Bullpup stocks for Weihrauch HW100 air rifle enthusiasts are here as are the Benjamin Marauder Bullpup stocks in American Walnut. We can supply a bullpup kit for either the HW100 or the 2nd generation Marauders in American walnut complete with components. Alternatively, you can purchase a HW100 Bullpup or Marauder ready to go.

Air Rifle Technology.

Air Rifle technology has seen massive changes since 2010, when new manufacturers started entering the airgun arena in a bid to gain a foot-hold on this emerging sport that has taken off. With almost daily shootings somewhere in the developed world, the noose around gun owners tightens inch by inch. This push against firearm ownership is presently aimed at semi-automatics and big bore centre fire rifles if they even slightly resemble a military weapon.

At present they are leaving air rifle owners alone (to a degree) but guys, please do NOT get complacent about this. Our battle has yet to start as soon as some tree-hugger realises that, “hey, these air rifles are available up to .50 cal… we can’t have that…”. We need to support the Shooters and Fishers party if we want to keep our sport. I have had my rant so let’s continue…

Spring Air Rifle Technology.

Spring air rifles, or ‘springers’ as they are usually referred to, have advanced at a slower pace than Pre Charged Pneumatics (PCPs), but advance they have. The most significant advances have been in piston seals that have moved from leather to plastics over the years. Now we have piston seals if PTFE that are significantly more suited to high powered springers, with yet another seal referred to as a Vac Seal (by Vortek) that is getting popular.

Calibres that were once restricted to .177 and .22, now have .20, .25 and even .30 available to the spring air rifle customer. Power has increased to carry these heavier projectiles, some using heavier springs and others by using Gas Piston technology. The use of synthetics has seen the emergence of what some would call “way out there” looking stocks, claims of 1250 Fps etc, aimed I’m guessing at our young shooters just starting out.

The emergence of cheap spring air rifles from China, Russia, Turkey, Spain and Czechoslovakia has fuelled the demand for spares and aftermarket tuning kits that have now come to prominence. This has led to the arrival of businesses like V-Mach in the UK, Vortek and Maccari of the US, all of whom supply custom springs and seals to improve the performance of these underperforming spring air rifles.

Due to the overwhelming number of different springer manufacturers, spanning many years, Gunroom has found it uneconomical to do repairs and servicing of these springers as obtaining parts is a nightmare. Hence we now only work on what we sell or those guns that have been imported by Gunroom.

PCP Air Rifle Advancements.

PCP Air Rifles have seen the most advances, due in part to there being more parts and a more complex system of high-pressure valving. Daystate and Brocock started using an inertia hammer rather than the more conventional solid hammer used by other manufacturers.  They called it the Slingshot Hammer and it produces consistent pressure resulting in flat bow curves that translate to better accuracy.

Brocock Compatto air rifle Cut-away

Compatto Cut-away showing internals.

Then there is the introduction of electronics that has seen Daystate for example, produce a number of PCP air rifles that now have a computer that regulates the power and shot count. What is more, is that the system is proving very reliable with great shot consistency, accuracy and higher shot count.

The cost of Walnut has risen over the years as logging  has taken its toll of this tree that is sort after for rifle stocks and furniture etc. This has led to the use of coloured laminates that are cheaper, stiffer and provide an ideal stock building material. The use of laminates has seen most manufacturers using them in assorted colours and stock configurations. Even the conservative Weihrauch air rifle company has produced excellent laminates in both PCPs and spring air rifles.

Bantam Magnum laminated PCP air rifle

The Bantam Magnum laminated PCP air rifle

 

Prices of air rifles have dropped thanks to the introduction of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) that are responsible for mass production of extremely accurate machining together with 3D CAD(Computer Aided Drafting) advances of late. This in turn reduces the cost through ‘Economies of Scale’, and where a manufacturer also uses similar parts on each different air rifle model, this commonality of parts saves money. The Minelli Group in Italy make most of the air rifle stocks you see today as they too are heavily invested in expensive CNC Machines and CAD.

Another advance I think we will see more of in the near future is the hammerless PCP air rifle as seen in the Huben Bullpup. This reduction in moving parts reduces recoil and action movement, however slight, to almost zero. Expect to see more air rifle manufacturers jump on this bandwagon in the next year or two.

Huben hammerless PCP air rifle

Huben K1 hammerless PCP air rifle

Air Rifle Summary.

Finally air rifles are following military examples such as semi-Bullpups (Brocock for example) and full Bullpups such a Daystate’s Renegade and Pulsar. Other air rifle examples that are capturing customers imaginations are the Benjamin Armada and the Kral Puncher Armour, with both their tactical appearances heavily indebted to military concepts.

Benjamin Armada PCP air rifle

Benjamin Armada PCP air rifle

Another military influenced PCP air rifle, the Kral Puncher Armour.

Kral Puncher Armour Black PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher Armour Black Bullpup PCP air rifle

Go back just 15 or maybe 20 years and look at what was available in the air rifle marketplace then and the reader will immediately recognise the technology jump over the last few years. Think about that and just where will the air rifle be in say, another 5 years, given the speed of technology that is driven by demand and competition; that is providing we are still allowed to own an air rifle then…

Author

Ian McIntosh

 

 

 

Daystate Red Wolf Air Rifle Right Facing

Air Rifle Stock Orders

Air Rifle Orders and Stock

Air Rifle Orders at Gunroom have reached unprecedented levels as we are going through a massive expansion over the next 3 months. There are over 200 air rifles due into stock before the end of June, 2019.

Incoming Orders and Stock are a fluid component of Gunroom as they are both driven by Supply and Demand fundamentally. I have an air rifle list below to demonstrate the expansion we are entering into and I will endeavour to update this list periodically to keep you in the loop.

I have taken this step as in-coming PCP air rifle stock is sometimes sold immediately it hits the floor, when in fact a prospective customer is hoping to purchase it and so loses out. With this list of in-coming air rifles, you can email Rob and express your interest so he can let you know when it arrives. However, to ensure that the air rifle is allocated to you we would require a holding deposit whereby Rob will invoice you with the serial number etc.

We can send you an air rifle Australia wide, you do not have to reside in Brisbane. All we require is a name and address of a gun dealer to whom we would ship your air rifle.

Air Rifles Currently on Order.

 

Air Arms Air Rifle Order (UK) – ETA Early May

FTP900  12Fpe 0.177 1
Galahad FAC 0.22 2
Galahad FAC 0.25 2
Galahad FAC 0.22 2
HFT500 12Fpe 0.177 1
S510 Xtra FAC 0.22 2
S510 XS Carbine FAC 0.22 2
Pro Sport FAC 0.22 2
S200 FAC 0.22 2
TX200 HC FAC 0.22 2
TX200 HC FAC 0.22 2
TX200 MKIII FAC 0.22 2
Air Arms FTP900 Target Air Rifle

Air Arms FTP900 Target PCP Air Rifle

Daystate Air Rifle Order (UK) – ETA Early May

Huntsman FAC 0.22 2
Huntsman  FAC 0.25 2
Red Wolf FAC Walnut 0.22 1
Red Wolf FAC Laminate Red 0.22 2
Red Wolf FAC Laminate Red 0.25 2
Red Wolf Laminate B Type (green) FAC 0.177 1
Red Wolf Midnight FAC Special Edition 0.22 2
Red Wolf Safari FAC Special Edition 0.22 2
Wolverine R Forester FAC Special Edition 0.22 2
Genus FAC 40th Anniversary Edition 0.22 2
Daystate Red Wolf - Midnight - PCP Air Rifle

Daystate’s Red Wolf Midnight PCP Air Rifle

Brocock Air Rifle (UK) – ETA Early May

USA Air Rifle Order – ETA – TBA (waiting on the release of the Umarex Hammer)

Benjamin Marauder Wood 0.22 3
Benjamin Marauder Wood 0.25 2
Benjamin Marauder Synthetic 0.25 2
Benjamin Armada 0.22 2
Benjamin Armada 0.25 2
Umarex Hammer NIL STOCK 0.5 6
Umarex Gauntlet 0.22 2
Umarex Gauntlet 0.25 2
Seneca Recluse 0.357 2
Seneca Sumatra 0.22 2
Seneca Sumatra 0.25 2
Seneca Sumatra Carbine 0.22 2
AirForce Texan 0.457 2
AirForce Texan 0.357 2
AirForce Texan 0.308 2
Umarex Hammer .50 cal PCP air rifle

Umarex Hammer .50 calibre PCP Air Rifle

 

EU Air Rifle Stock Order – ETA Early May

Marauder Bullpup 0.22 2
Marauder Bullpup 0.25 1
Weihrauch HW100 Bullpup 0.22 3
Weihrauch HW100 Benchrest AEZ 0.177 2

Weihrauch Bullpup

Turkey Air Rifle Order – ETA Late April

Puncher Knight Air Rifle – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 2
Puncher Knight Air Rifle – Synthetic Stock 0.25 cal 2
Puncher Super Jumbo PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Super Jumbo PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 2
Puncher Bigmax PCP Air Rife -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 2
Puncher Pitbull PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Pitbull PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Pro 500 PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.177 cal 1
Puncher Pro 500 PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 2
Puncher Pro 500 PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Pro PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 2
Puncher Pro Marine PCP  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 2
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Black 0.22 cal 1
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Black 0.25 cal 2
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Burnt Bronze 0.22 cal 1
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Burnt Bronze 0.25 cal 2
Puncher One PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Black 0.22 cal 2
Puncher One PCP  -Synthetic Stock- Burnt Bronze 0.25 cal 2
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Green 0.22 cal 1
Puncher One T PCP  -Synthetic Stock – Black 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Armour Black PCP  Black 0.22 cal 3
Puncher Armour Black PCP  Black 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Armour Green PCP  Green 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Armour Green PCP  Green 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Mega W PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.177 cal 1
Puncher Mega W PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Mega W PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Mega S PCP  – Synthetic Stock 0.25 cal 2
Puncher Maxi W Marine PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher Maxi W Marine PCP  -Turkish Walnut Stock 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Mega S Marine PCP  – Synthetic Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher PCP Breaker S – Synthetic Stock 0.22 cal 1
Puncher PCP Breaker S – Synthetic Stock 0.25 cal 1
Puncher Auto Marine  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.177 cal 2
Puncher Auto Marine  – Turkish Walnut Stock 0.22 cal 2
N-07 Wood Break Barrel Action 0.177 cal Spring 3
N-07 Wood Break Barrel Action 5.5mm Gas Piston 2
N-07 Wood Break Barrel Action 0.25 cal Gas Piston 3
N-ll Luks Barrel Break Action  0.22 cal 3
N-ll Luks Barrel Break Action  0.22 cal Gas Piston 3
N-ll Carbon Barrel Break Action  0.25 cal Gas Piston 2
N-OI Carbon Barrel Break Action  0.22 cal Gas Piston 3
Carbon Barrel Break Action  0.25 cal Gas Piston 3
N-OI Next Vista Barrel Break Action  0.22 cal 2
Kral Puncher Knight PCP Air Rifle

Kral Puncher Knight in Synthetic Stock PCP Air Rifle

Scopes Order – ETA Early May

Mark IV 3-9×40 AO (a suitable air rifle scope) 30
Mark IV 3-12×44 SFIR 2nd Focal Plane 50
Mark IV 3-18×40 Gen2 SF 2nd Focal Plane 50
Mark IV 6-24×56 SFIR 2nd Focal Plane 50
Mark IV 5-30×56 SF 1st Focal Plane 30
Mark IV 8-32×56 SFIR 2nd Focal Plane 50

 

High Pressure PCP Air Rifle Compressors Order – ETA Late May

Yong Heng Mark IV HP Compressor 100
Mark IV PCP air rifle Compressor by Gunroom

Mark IV Compressor for PCP air rifles

Gunroom MKIV PCP air rifle Compressor

Mark IV High Pressure Compressor for PCP air rifles

These Mark IV High Pressure Compressors come with a larger air filter that is better suited for water trapment in our humid environment.

Air Rifle Pellets – Under Negotiation (2 Tonnes)

We have registered Pellet Warehouse where we will stock most air rifle pellet brands, including many I am sure that you as the reader here, have never heard of. The stumbling block here is freight and we are working to sort that out.

Current Air Rifle Stock

In our UK range, we currently have over 30 Brocock air rifles including Compatto, Compatto Sniper, Bantam Sniper and Commander, .177, .22 and .25 Calibres. Other PCP air rifles include the Daystate Huntsman, Griffin, Wolverine HP, Tsar, Renegade HP and Red Wolf HP.

In our USA range we have some Marauders and Sam Yang .50 cal left. Our Weihrauch stock is low but still have some HW97Ks, HW80, HW30, HW100 and HW110. We also have the full range of MTC scopes currently.

If you continue to watch this space, you will be able to see the air rifle Special Offers as soon as they come online. We will be offering the Kral PCP air rifles in a package with scope, mounts, cleaning kit and high-pressure compressor starting from $1500 plus freight. The price reductions are made possible by bulk purchasing the High-Pressure Compressors, new scope range, large air rifle orders and competitive freighting, all these go into reducing the package prices.

We are also packaging the Brocock Compatto PCP air rifle in .22 with a Huma Regulator.

Author

Ian McIntosh

 

 

Daystate Red Wolf - Midnight Air Rifle

Daystate-Red-Wolf/

The Red Wolf Transition.

Red Wolf, is it just another Daystate model? If you have handled a Red Wolf or shot one, then the answer is a DEFINITE NO! The finish of both the laminate and Walnut Red Wolf air rifles is first class, like what we have come to expect from Daystate, the ergonomics are great, action is smooth as silk and the accuracy is better than the shooter in my opinion.

When the Special Edition Serie Rosso was unveiled last year, we saw the Red Wolf in a red/black laminate, with it being 70% red and 30% black. I did not expect Daystate to add a Red Wolf to their line-up as this did not happen with the blue laminated Saxon Special Edition that preceded it. When they announced that the Red Wolf will be added to the line-up, we could see the attraction in the marketplace immediately.

The production Red Wolf is presently available in 70% black and 30% red, being the reverse colours of the Special Edition Serie Rosso. It is also available in Walnut for those of you hard core air rifle owners steeped in tradition. There is also going to be an addition to the Red Wolf line-up that I cover at the end of this article, so hang about.

In October, the Extreme Benchrest Championship 2018 was held at Mesa, Arizona where 160 air-gunners from across the globe attended. There is a link at the end of this article that will take you to the results page and a full competition article. But to get straight to the point guys, here are the various results that were achieved and there is NO denying that the Daystate Red Wolf is a giant slayer.

Extreme Benchrest Championship Results.

To get an idea of the scale of this championship, take a look at the image below:

Red Wolf Competition Line Up Arizona

Competition Line Up at Mesa, Arizona Championships

The results of all the competitions are as follows:

American Field Target Results

American Field Target Results at Mesa, Arizona, 2018.

This is followed by:

50 Yard Benchrest Unlimited Class Results

50 Yard Benchrest Unlimited Class Results at Mesa, Arizona in 2018

And again by:

Pro-Class Knockdown Silo Final Results

Knockdown Silo Final Results

With more here:

100 Yard Benchrest Final Results, 2018

100 Yard Benchrest Final Results in 2018.

With the last two results being:

Gilbert Grand Challenge Results 2018

Gilbert Grand Challenge Results 2018

And:

One Gun Challenge Score

One Gun Challenge at Mesa, Arizona.

All in all, even the Red Wolf detractors cannot dispute the above results in each of these disciplines. A full roundup of the results please visit www.extremebenchrest.com

With the results of these Championships, the Red Wolf PCPs have set a new benchmark in excellence, one that will be hard to beat.

The Red Wolf Special Editions out soon.

Daystate has now introduced two new Red Wolf designs in celebration of Daystate’s 40th anniversary. These Red Wolf PCP air rifles are a LIMITED EDITION only and if you want one, please call us ASAP as there are only so many to go around.

Here is the Red Wolf Midnight Special Edition model.

Daystate Red Wolf - Midnight

Daystate’s Red Wolf Midnight PCP Air Rifle

With the Red Wolf Safari Special Edition model being released at the same time.

Red Wolf Safari.

The Red Wolf PCPs don’t get it all their own way as the Wolverine R Forester Laminate is also being released.

Wolverine R Forester.

Wolverine R Special Edition

Wolverine R Special Edition

Lastly the Daystate Genus is also being released.

Daystate Genus PCP Special Edition

Daystate Genus PCP Special Edition

We will have all the Red Wolf, Wolverine and Genus specifications and pricing hopefully by March 18, 2019. Those of you who may be interested in getting one of these Red Wolf limited editions: our quarterly order book closes at the end of March. Delivery is planned for late May.

For the Tech-heads of you here are the specs:

SPECIFICATION

  Red Wolf B Type Red Wolf HiLite Red Wolf HiLite HP
Overall Length 99.0 cm (39 ins) 99.0 cm (39 ins) 114.0 cm (45 ins)
Barrel Length 43 cm (17 ins) 43 cm (17 ins) 60 cm (23 ins)
Cylinder Capacity 400 or 500 cc 480 cc 480 cc
Weight (Unscoped) from 3.5 kg (7.5lbs) 3.5 kg (7.5lbs) 3.8 kg (8.5lbs)
Available Calibres .177 inch (4.5 mm), .22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm) .177 inch (4.5 mm), .22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm) .22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm) & .303 (7.62 mm)
Loading Magazine or Single Shot Tray Magazine or Single Shot Tray Magazine or Single Shot Tray (Magazine Only in .303)
Cocking Side Lever action – reversible Side Lever action – reversible Side Lever action – reversible
Magazine 10 Shot 10 Shot 5 shot (0.303), 10 Shot (0.22, 0.25)
Fill Pressure Up to 230 BAR (3,335 psi) Up to 250 BAR (3,625 psi) Up to 250 BAR (3,625 psi)
Power / Shots Per Charge 0.303 N/A N/A 45 shots @ 65 ft/lbs
Power / Shots Per Charge 0.25 50 shots @ 45 ft/lbs 45 shots @ 40 ft/lbs 75 shots @ 50ft/lbs
Power / Shots Per Charge 0.22 510 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 80 shots @ 35 ft/lbs 475 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 75 shots @ 35 ft/lbs 75 shots @50 ft/lbs
Power / Shots Per Charge 0.177 460 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 195 shots @ 20 ft/lbs 420 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 165 shots @ 20 ft/lbs N/A
Trigger Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage. Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage. Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage.
Safety Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation. Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation. Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation.
Stock Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate
Options Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set. Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set. Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set.

Summarising the Red Wolf.

We have sold some .22, .25 and .303 calibres of the Red Wolf production model. During testing several things jump out at you.

Firstly, is the high shot count with the .22 cal Red Wolf that still retains its velocity to the very end of available air. Accuracy is assured with this calibre for target work. The .25 is not quite as air reserved as the .22 but for that inconvenience, you get a powerful PCP air rifle that is at home hunting and doing target work.

Lastly is the .303 calibre Red Wolf that packs a real punch. I am currently sourcing additional pellets for this beast so we can get the best out of it. This PCP will suit the hunter down to the ground with a range of 100 metres the .303 is deadly.

We have an order of 100 High Pressure Compressors coming from China together with a large order of Mark IV Scopes (we have the exclusive marketing for this brand) and 20 more PCPs from Daystate. These include the Red Wolf in .22 & .25, Red Wolf Midnight in .22 & .25, Red Wolf Safari in .22 and Wolverine Forester in .22 and .25. I tell you this now as we will be doing package deals on the Red Wolf and other PCPs that include a Compressor, Scope (MTC or Mark IV), Gun Bag/case, Cleaning kit, Extended Warranty and Service Plan.

In a couple of weeks, I shall be posting the chronograph results of each of these 3 calibres for those of you who are still sitting on the fence. All in all, the Red Wolf is the most exciting air rifle I have shot while trading as Gunroom since 2004.

Author

Ian McIntosh

Umarex Hammer .50 cal PCP air rifle

Air Rifle Sales

Our Air Rifle sales strategy has recently been ironed out in an effort to make buying an airgun, especially a PCP Air Rifle easier and cheaper than previously. A number of factors have come into play to achieve this, including volume purchasing, competitive shipping and close working ties with suppliers and manufacturers. In the end, you, as a potential customer will benefit in an easy transaction process with an extended warranty as well.

Shipping of air rifles.

In the past I have shipped air rifle purchases with who ever I could get to move them. This came at a cost of anywhere from $120/air rifle up to $450 a gun! If you have read ‘AIR RIFLE INVENTORY AT PRESENT’ would know that we now use DB Schenker to move our air rifles. They are also consolidating our shipments to reduce the cost per item. On top of this, we are bringing in more air rifles at once than ever before. We currently have 31 Brocock air rifles at Customs awaiting clearance and another 80 Kral PCPs on the way.

At the time of writing this, February 21, 2019, we have just received our Daystate order that includes Huntsman, Renegade, Wolverine, Tsar and Red Wolf in laminate and Walnut. Calibres include .177,  .22, .25 and .303 cal. Our USA order that was initialised in March last year has finally turned up (I sh*t you not…) with 2 x Sam Yang Dragon Claw in .50 cal, .25 cal Sumatra, Benjamin Marauders in .22 and .25 cal, AirForce Texan .308.

Shot Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

I spent a week in Las Vegas attending the January 2019 Shot Show that is open only to Dealers, Defence and Security Agencies. It was a massive show and given a week that I was there, I found it impossible to view all the stands. My good buddy Joe Tonga went with me and together we sourced some great products at the right prices.

I also met with numerous International Managers representing some big names in the airgun industry. One such a meeting was with my USA supplier who frigged me about for 7 months or more. The outcome now, is that upon receipt of the payment, the orders will be shipped to us within 7 days and not 7 months as presently. Let’s hope.

To capitalise on consolidating freight, we will be ordering from the USA every 3 months. So, you guys wanting to purchase an obscure air rifle will be assured of prompt delivery. Air rifle orders from the UK and Turkey will also be made every 3 months as well and notification will be given on this website some 4 weeks in advance. Air Rifle orders will require 50% deposit upon confirmation the order is available and ready to ship.

Air Rifle Scopes.

Currently we are carrying the complete range of MTC Scopes and their Rangefinders as well. We are going to supplement these scopes with a new brand that we signed up for at the Shot Show, called Mark IV. These are great scopes and newly developed with Side Focus, Illuminated Reticle, Etched Glass and ED lenses in some models. The initial range of Mark IV scopes are:

5-30x56SF 1st Focal Plane. 30mm Tube, ED Lens.

3-12x44SFIR    2nd Focal Plane. 30mm Tube, Illuminated  Reticle, ED Lens.

6-24x56SFIR    2nd Focal  Plane. 30mm Tube, Illuminated  Reticle, ED Lens.

8-32x56SFIR    2nd Focal Plane. 30mm Tube, Illuminated  Reticle, ED Lens.

3-9x40AO    2nd Focal Plane. Multi coated lens. (Suit Spring powered air rifles).

All the Mark IV scopes have a lifetime warranty.

Mark IV First Focal Plane Air Rifle Scope

Mark IV First Focal Plane Scope 5-30×56.

Kral PCP Air Rifle Packages priced to sell.

Putting together customised PCP purchases is a time-consuming exercise that we are attempting to overcome.  To do that, we have bulk ordered 100 compressors from China together with a large order of Mark IV scopes to establish better pricing that we can pass on to you in a package deal. To that we have 96 Kral PCP air rifles coming in together with parts and accessories.

The package deals on PCP air rifles will be priced from $1535 upwards, depending on the rifle chosen. Kral PCPs will be the fore-runners allowing you to buy a Kral PCP, Mark IV Electric Compressor,  Mark IV 2nd Focal Plane scope, Gun bag, cleaning kit, 3-year warranty  and 3-year service plan on the air rifle. All that with prices starting at $1535. Tell me where you can equal that deal in Australia and I will bare my bum in Spine street…

The PCP air rifles will be pre-tested with a spreadsheet and scanned targets. This has been made possible by a friend of mine, Nick Green, who wrote a program for me that integrates Photoshop, Excel and SIUS software into one package. This effectively saves me over an hour of post editing on photoshop which has caused many delays in the past.

Each Kral will have a couple of modifications done to it prior to testing and shipping. On that note, I need to remind the reader that only air rifles sold or originating from Gunroom will be serviced or repaired from herein due to commitments to our own customers. We have reached that point in the road where service work is not viable for work done on air rifles originating from other dealers.

If you are one of those guys who has unfortunately purchased a PCP or spring air rifle elsewhere and you need work done on it, you will need to take it up with your supplying dealer. Sorry about  that, but we did try and assist everyone who came here and got burnt a few times in the process.

Big Bore Air Rifle Models.

You read that right, big bore air rifle sales are where we are currently moving too. While we have in stock the Sam Yang Dragon Claw in .50 calibre, aka Seneca Dragon Claw, we have on order the new Umarex Hammer 50 cal that we are told will be available in late March to ship to us. This Umarex PCP air rifle is a beast and boasts 700+ Fpe making it the most powerful PCP in the world presently, eclipsing the AirForce Texan .457 cal.

Hammer PCP Air Rifle

Umarex Hammer .50 cal PCP Air Rifle

What is exciting is the price, that makes this a really affordable PCP big bore air rifle. Once we confirm the freight, we will put this online. However, if you are interested, please email rob@gunroom.com.au and he will contact you once the product is shipped and he can confirm the price. We have 6 units only as demand has rationed supply somewhat.

Umarex Gauntlet PCP Air Rifle

Umarex Gauntlet air rifle in .22 cal

The Umarex Gauntlet above will in all likelihood be the smallest of the Umarex PCP range that we aim to carry.

Seneca Dragon Claw .50 cal PCP Air Rifle

Seneca Dragon Claw .50 cal PCP Air Rifle

We shall also be stocking the Sam Yang big bore PCPs in .50, .45 and 9mm, tother with the AirForce Texan in .308, .357 and .457 calibres. I shall be reviewing each of these big bore air rifles as time allows, so watch this space.

AirForce Texan .457 PCP Air Rifle

AirForce Texan .457 cal air rifle.

Testing Big Bore Air Rifles.

Presently our back-stop maybe insufficient to repeatedly stop the Umarex Hammer’s 700 Fpe so we are fitting intermediate slug cushions to slow down the slugs and dissipate their energy. So, it will not be until March, 2019, that we can target test these hard hitting PCPs, so those of you buying a big bore air rifle before then will only be getting a comprehensive Pro-Delivery of the air rifle.

Future Air Rifle Shipments.

Our next shipment of PCP air rifles is from the UK where we have a current order of Air Arms, both spring and PCP air rifles. Close to that shipment will be another from Daystate and some of the Patagonia laminated PCPs from Brocock.

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifle facing left

 

Daystate Red Wolf .303 cal air rifle.

If you have an interest in any of the 3 air rifle manufacturers above, please get onto us earlier rather than later so we can get your rifle made. That is correct, most of the PCPs by these big three in the UK are only made to order. True story.

 

Air Rifle Pellets.

We have yet to ship an order of JSB pellets due to shipping and handling costs on an order weighing up to 2 tonnes. Airfreight is not an option and so we are looking at various options presently together with DB Schenkers.

While we will continue to hold H&N and JSB pellets in .177 cal, our main thrust will be from .22 upwards where we want to cater for the big bore fraternity up to .50 calibre. We will of course be stocking the Air-Arms Pellets and Daystate Pellets (Kaiser) up to .303” cal.

 

Daystate Air Rifle Pellets

Daystate air rifle pellets up to .303 cal.

Air Rifle Warranty.

At the time or writing this, we have in stock the full range of Brocock PCPs, the Daystates mentioned above together with Sam Yang, Marauders, AirForce, Weihrauch PCPs and springers and a few orphaned air rifles like the Walther Rotex.

Given my introductions at the Las Vegas Shot Show, there are few air rifles that I am unable to purchase overseas, with FX being one (though Hermann’s sell FX to me anyway, so not a big deal). At this point I want to reiterate our Warranty Policy for all air rifles bought into this country, unless otherwise specified, is 3 years. If you buy an air rifle from or through another dealer, providing it has originated from Gunroom, the 3-year warranty will apply.

Author

Ian McIntosh

 

Daystate Genus PCP Special Edition

New Air Rifles

Air Rifles update.

Air Rifles ordered this last year has been a nightmare, both for the customers that ordered a Brocock PCP and us at Gunroom. Our UK order took 7 months and USA order; though still not here after 8 months, was due to leave the wholesaler by December 30. They didn’t say which year so maybe they mean 2018.

Air Rifle Freight from the USA has gone up from $120/gun to about $480/gun. This has resulted in us using DB Schenker who have come in and slashed the prices from both the USA and UK to Australia rates. You will see these price reductions when we upload the new pricing in January – ignore earlier prices that are on the website at the time of writing this (December 21, 2018).

We currently have a shipment of Daystate and Brocock air rifles in Customs right now. These air rifles include the Daystate Huntsman, Renegade, Red Wolf, TSAR and Wolverine plus the complete range of Brococks including the Snipers and Commanders. This stock order has only taken 2 months and a bit, which is good by historical standards.

Daystate’s Special 40th Edition Air Rifles; the Genus.

We have 2 of the Daystate Genus PCP air rifles allotted to us with a possible additional 2 units should we get orders for them. If you are interested in getting one of these numbered 40th Edition PCPs, please contact either Rob or me by email.

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary Edition Air Rifles

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary Edition

This PCP air rifle comes complete with Gold trim, shroud and silencer. However, any that we sell here will be modified so that the shroud is only cosmetic with a blank silencer – it will look identical but will provide no noise reduction. Sorry about that guys…

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary PCP Air Rifles

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary PCP

Current PCP Air Rifles in Stock Order.

The following are currently in Customs (22nd December 2018) and are the line up of PCP air rifles we wish to stay with for a while at least.

Daystate Huntsman PCP Air Rifles.

The new Daystate Huntsman is in the stock order in both .22 and .25 calibres. This PCP air rifle is by far the most popular Daystate available presently, partly popular due to its’ price that allows it to compete with Weihrauch ‘s HW100 and Brocock’s Sniper and Commander, but also due to its accuracy and reliability.

Daystate Regal HR PCP

Daystate Regal HR PCP

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifles

Alongside the Huntsman air rifles, we also have the now famous and sought after Red Wolf after its outstanding debut in the USA. While this is a rather expensive PCP air rifle, it does NOT disappoint in looks and performance. Having sold our first Red Wolf to Darren Burgess, the interest it aroused while it was here was unbelievable.

I am part way through an article on the Red Wolf and should have it published by mid-January. It is a multi-part article with a heap of images that should keep you interested. With great accuracy and a shot count of 270, these PCP air rifles will take some beating. We now have the Red Wolf in Black (70%) and Red (30%) laminate and also in the Walnut for the conservative buyer. Calibres coming into stock are the .22, .25 and .303 cal.

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifles

Daystate’s much sought after PCP air rifles, the Red Wolf in laminate and also in Walnut.

Daystate Red Wolf in Walnut

Daystate Red Wolf in Walnut

We have both the Wolverine R in High Power format and standard FAC, together with the laminated versions of the Wolverine R and Wolverine P in both .25 and .303 calibres.

Daystate WolverineR Grey Laminate PCP Air Rifles

Daystate WolverineR Grey Laminate PCP Air Rifle

Daystate TSAR (12 Fpe)

No Daystate line-up is complete without the Daystate TSAR, with each gun named after a Russian Emperor. This is only available in .177 and 12 Fpe, though I think I can probably re-rate it to 18 Fpe if someone wants to go that way.

The gun has obviously been designed, if not built, by Ataman rifles out of Russia. The similarities between the Daystate TSAR and the Ataman M2S Match can be seen here.

Daystate TSAR PCP Target Air Rifles

Daystate TSAR PCP Target Air Rifles

Ataman M2S Match PCP Air Rifles

Ataman M2S Match Laminated Air Rifle

Daystate Renegade PCP

Last on the list from Daystate is the Renegade HP HR in .25 cal. HP stands for High Power obviously with HR refers to the PCP having a Huma Regulator.

Daystate RenegadeR HP PCP Air Rifles

Daystate Renegade HP HR .25 cal

As can be seen, the Daystate Renegade PCP air rifle pictured here is in a dark green synthetic. Presently at the time of writing this, I am not sure whether the stock order has a green or black synthetic. I do have a Pulsar stock in a green laminate that should fit this gun if a customer so wishes to swap the stocks. The calibre of this air rifle is .25 cal and power is stated as 60 Fpe.

Daystate Pellets.

We are also carrying a range of Daystate pellets in .177, .22, .25 and .303 calibres. Due to the high cost of air freighting these pellets, we will limit the number per order to 5 tins.

Daystate Pellets for quality Air Rifles

Daystate Pellets for quality Air Rifles in  .303, .22 and .177

Brocock PCP Air Rifles.

Currently in Customs are the following Brocock PCPs:

Brocock Compatto MKII and Compatto Sniper.

These 2 Brocock Compatto PCP air rifles are definitely the best volume sellers we have. Why? Simply put, they are short, slim, well balanced, reliable and accurate, on top of that they are also cheap in the big picture.

Brocock Compatto MkII PCP Air Rifles

Brocock Compatto Sniper

Brocock Bantam Sniper PCPs.

This model of the Bantam Sniper is producing great shot counts coupled with accuracy as it is basically a Compatto with a large air tank, different stock and Huma Regulator.

Bantam Sniper MKII PCP Air Rifles

Brocock Bantam Sniper with MTC Scope

Brocock Commander Air Rifles.

The Commander is the all-new model from Brocock that comes with a tactical appearance that will appeal to the cowboys out there. The action is the same as the Bantam Sniper, just in a different stock with a Cerakote option.

Brocock Commander 480cc Carbon Bottle Air Rifles

Brocock Commander 480cc Carbon Bottle Air Rifle

Brocock Commander 480 Air Rifles

Brocock Commander 480 Air Rifle with MTC Scope

Brocock Commander 500 Black air rifles

Brocock Commander 500 Black Air Rifle

All Brococks are available in .177, .22 and .25 calibres and come with Huma Regulators where stipulated. However, we only have the .177 in the Compatto presently.

Mark IV Scopes.

We have an order of Mark IV Scopes coming that includes the best sellers of their range, some with the new ED lenses. For those of you unfamiliar with Mark IV, they come with a 5 year warranty and specialize mostly in the larger style of scopes like this 5-30×56 First Focal Scope below:

Mark IV First Focal Plane Scope

Mark IV First Focal Plane Scope 5-30×56.

MTC Scopes.

At the time of writing this, we have the complete range in stock with plenty of the Viper Pro MTC Scopes in 5-30×50.

MTC Viper Pro 10 x 44 scope for Air Rifles

MTC Viper Pro 10 x 44

Air Rifles Summary.

We currently stock Brocock, Daystate, Cometa and Weihrauch, with AirForce, Marauders and Dragon Claw .50 cal on the way (after 8 months…) here with DB Schenker, so you can be sure they get here this time.

We will carry a range of AirForce, Benjamin, Kral and Sam Yang (Eun Jin aka Seneca) air rifles over the next year. Now that there are 3 of us working here, we may just be able to stay ahead of the curve with air rifles, sales and servicing.

Author

Ian McIntosh.

Air Arms Galahad Carbine Walnut PCP

New Air Rifle Stock

Air rifle inventory at present.

Air rifle sales, associated inventory, service and tuning are what sets Gunroom apart for other gun shops. Why? Because air rifles are the only firearms we stock, sell and service. This is a one-stop air rifle shop in Spine St, Sumner, Brisbane, Australia.

When it comes to buying a new airgun, you, as the buyer, need to establish the following:

  1. Can I get service from this gun shop?
  2. Do they have a qualified armourer?
  3. Do they do factory warranty work at the shop or is the gun sent away?
  4. What warranty do they offer?
  5. Do they test the gun before I get it?
  6. Do they have the experience to not only sell airguns but be qualified to advise me?
  7. Can the gun shop supply all the accessories I may require?
  8. What happens if I am not happy with the gun I purchase?
  9. Can the dealer supply me with an air rifle that he is not an agent for?

These and other questions I hope to answer fully in this introduction to Gunroom and what we do.

Air rifle services.

At gunroom, we have a fully equipped service centre to handle PCP air guns, spring air rifles and PCP compressors.

At the time of writing this, Lewis Reinhold handles servicing and tuning of the spring airguns. I handle the PCP airguns, tuning them, air rifle testing on our test range and compressor servicing. I am Gunroom’s licensed Armourer, licence #51001277.

Air rifle warranty.

At Gunroom we do the warranty on ALL the guns sold by ourselves. We also do the Weihrauch air rifle warranty work in Australia. We do not send out any air rifles for warranty work on our branded agencies.

Gunroom also offers a 3-year extended Warranty to PCP air rifle buyers at a very reasonable rate. Also under offer is a 3 year Service Warranty, whereby Gunroom will do periodic servicing of your airgun each year over 3 years to keep it in good shape.

Air rifle Testing at Gunroom.

We have a SIUS 25/50 Electronic Target System that gives you unmatched tolerances replicated on the computer screen. This system is employed in the Olympics for accuracy, reliability and durability. This is the system we test air rifles on, in-house.

With a new air rifle being tested, we do not expect 100% accuracy out of the box, as the barrel is new and unleaded, the action and components are yet to be seated. A result showing a group of around 11mm outside diameter at 25 metres on a new PCP is acceptable. The owner of the rifle will find that over 1000 shots the accuracy will improve too, let’s say down to 9mm.

Remember that the pellets used are unsorted and to improve the rifle further, you would need to sort the pellets by weight, size and lube. Try different weights in the gun and resize the pellets and try them. Then try different lubes. Try different hammer settings and even different regulator settings. That is what it takes to tune the gun. It is not a 5-minute exercise, but the results are well worth the effort.

Air rifle experience at Gunroom.

Between Lewis and myself we have probably close to 40 years experience on air rifles. Hence we feel qualified in what we offer and our ability to match you with the correct air gun.

We stock quite an extensive range of air rifle accessories to help customise your air rifle and improve its performance and aesthetics. We source after-market parts and performance accessories that we test before we market them. You are getting air rifles sourced, selected, sold and set up by air gunners, period.

If you were to buy an air rifle from us that you later felt was not suitable for you, then bring it back sooner rather than later. I think we would want the gun back within 2 weeks and unmarked. We will then willingly set you up in another model of air rifle at no cost other than the price differential.

Sales and admin are now handled by Rob Marx while I assist with sales and do the technical and website. With 3 of us here you should experience a drastic improvement on timing, repair turnover, shipping and service compared to when I was running this alone.

Air Rifle Brands supported.

At Gunroom we support the following air rifle brands:

  • Air Arms – Spring and PCP air rifles
  • Benjamin Marauder and Armada only
  • Brocock – PCP air rifles
  • Daystate – PCP air rifles
  • Kral – Spring and PCP air rifles
  • Sam Yang (aka Seneca & Eun Jin) – PCP air rifles
  • Benjamin (Marauder & Armada only) – PCP air rifles
  • Weihrauch – Spring and PCP air rifles

Below we have the Brocock Commander in Cerakote with an MTC Scope.

Brocock Commander 480 Black PCP Air Rifle

Brocock Commander 480 Black Left Facing

As I suspect most of you are familiar with what we stock apart for Kral and Sam Yang, below you will find a cross-section of their air rifle models:

Kral.

Kral Puncher S Bullpup Synthetic Air Rifle

Kral Puncher S Bullpup in a Synthetic Stock

Kral Puncher Nemesis Bullpup Air Rifle

Kral Puncher Nemesis Bullpup PCP Air Rifle

Kral Puncher Jumbo PCP Air Rifle

Kral Puncher Jumbo PCP Air Rifle with a wood thumbhole stock

Kral Puncher Breaker S Air Rifle

Kral Puncher Breaker S Marine with a stainless action

Kral Puncher One Bronze PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher One Bronze PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher One T Black PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher One T Black PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher Armour Black PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher Armour Black Bullpup PCP air rifle

No line up is complete without the black sheep of the family. This should suit you cowboys out there.

The Kral order is large and as a result, we will have most of their models and calibres. As many of the actions are the same, I will be doing a modification to all the actions prior to dispatching them. This will ensure you get a quality tested and modified PCP air rifle that shoots well and is reliable.

Of course we still stock and sell Weihrauch PCPs, both the HW100 and the HW110:

Weihrauch HW100T PCP Air Rifle

Weihrauch HW100T with Hawke Sidewinder 8-32 x 56 Scope.

Below you can see a couple of the Sam Yangs coming in.

Eun Jin Sumatra 2500 PCP Air Rifle

Eun Jin Sumatra 2500 PCP Air Rifles in .22 and .25 Cal

Dragon Claw 50 Cal PCP Air Rifle

Dragon Claw 50 Cal PCP Air Rifle Dual Tank

We can buy in just about any make and model of air rifle providing it is in stock with the supplier at the time of ordering. We had major hold-ups (out of our control) during 2018 where one order took 7 months to get here and the other nearly 9 months. This resulted in many cancelled orders and frustrated customers, not to mention us.

You will see our air rifle stock, especially PCPs, will eclipse previous holdings coming into the early months of 2019. Our stock orders of Brococks and Daystate PCPs have arrived into Customs and we are awaiting delivery as I write this (9/1/2019).

Scope stocks are presently up with the entire range of MTC scopes in stock. We also have an order of Aeon Scopes and another order of a new brand that has just entered the marketplace – more on that later this month. Bottom line is that we shall shortly have at least 40 models of scope to choose from, all in stock.

Over the next 2 months, you will see a shift in our marketing as we will be offering package deals of PCP air rifles with scope and compressor all together at a saving to you. Most of this has been made possible with bulk buying and a shift to more competitive freight services; DB Schenker.

Air rifle freight.

The year 2018 saw prices for shipping air rifles into the country and in fact, across Australia too, sky-rocket out of control. This has resulted in us using DB Schenker to import all our air rifles at a large saving that we will pass onto you. This will be reflected in the prices of air rifles and scopes from hereon.

I hope that we can serve you better now there are three of us and we have hopefully sorted out the supply issues. We can presently ship you an air gun Australia wide within 2 days providing we have stock. A PCP air rifle and compressor package would be shipped within 3 days maximum.

PCP Compressor

PCP Compressor Review and Maintenance Tips

PCP Compressor Review and Tips.

Setting up your own PCP Compressor correctly will prolong the longevity of this great little High-Pressure PCP Compressor that we take for granted to fill our PCP air rifles. This PCP Compressor has the words Yong Heng Air Pump printed on the blue and sometimes black electric motor housing and comes in 4 models.

We import this PCP Compressor and perform a series of modifications and tests prior to releasing it for sale. Price at the time of writing this is $539.00 including GST, ready to connect and pump air with everything assembled and tested.

Setting up the PCP Compressor.

I am going to assume you have purchased your PCP Compressor from Gunroom in Brisbane and are about to connect it up. Firstly, the PCP Compressor has to be mounted LEVEL to the ground to ensure adequate lubrication from the ‘splash fed oil system’ they employ in the PCP Compressor.

Failure to do this may result in the Compressor overheating and possibly suffering piston or bearing damage from under lubrication. Check the oil level is correct.

 

PCP Compressor top view.

High-Pressure PCP Compressor

Overfilling the crankcase with oil may also result in the PCP Compressor dieseling: that is where oil bypasses the rings and ignites, causing the PCP Compressor to enter a ‘runaway mode’: this is where the Compressor actually runs on the bypass oil and the RPMs go through the roof until it breaks a con rod or something similar. Generally, the PCP Compressor disintegrates through over-revving.

 

Nulon Fully Synthetic Oil

Nulon Fully Synthetic Engine Oil 5 litres

 

Here is a note: I fill the oil in the PCP Compressor we sell with 5W-40W in Summer and 5W-30W in Winter, the oil is Fully Synthetic NULON. Do not mix it with mineral oil. Available at Repco and Cheap Auto Parts nationwide.

Next, you need to get a 30 or 40-litre container that has a lid, this stops bugs and what not drowning in the water and possibly blocking the small pump impellor (been there, done that). I recommend the clear plastic storage containers you get at BigW for around $12 when on special. Fit the pump by pressing it slightly on the bottom of the tank where the suction cups at each corner of the pump will hold it in place.

I then drill 2 x 10mm holes large enough to fit the 2 silicon hoses through them. You will need to remove the cable tie on the black plastic pipe fitting that goes into the pump outlet to get it through the 10mm hole. Then fit the silicone hose with the black plastic tube into the pump outlet socket after fitting a replacement cable tie.

The return hose has to stick through the lid by no more than 40mm, so it is clear of the water. On my tank lid I used Sikaflex to bond the silicone hoses in place on the plastic lid – silicone may work as well as Sika as it is 1/4 the price so I would try that first. Let the fittings and silicone cure overnight.

When you connect the power to the PCP Compressor, the pump should automatically start running providing you have plugged the pump cable into the compressor side. To help you see that water is circulating, I put a small bottle of food dye (red or blue) into the water. You can view the water circulating in the image below.

 

PCP Compressor water cooling tank

Dyed Water cooling flowing through a PCP Compressor

Should the pump stop working while the PCP Compressor is running, the water will run back providing the return pipe is above the water. That way, should you see clear silicon hoses (without the food dye running through them), you will immediately know the pump is not working and shut down the PCP Compressor. This is demonstrated in the following image.

 

 

Dyed water cooling system in PCP Compressor

Water cooling not running to the PCP Compressor.

 

The PCP Compressor will overheat very quickly without water cooling. Trust me here…

 

Felt pad on PCP Compressor pipe.

PCP Compressor Felt rubbing pad on hot pressure pipe.

Note: You will see I put felt with 3 cable ties on the top PCP Compressor air pipe, that is not for looks, it is to save you from burning your arm when you reach over to dump the air. You can thank me another day.

On a cool day the PCP Compressor will top up a Brocock Compatto PCP tank from 50 Bar to 200 Bar in 40 seconds, so don’t walk away and leave the unit running. While these PCP Compressors are reliable, they should not be left alone if you believe in Murphy’s law.

I am often asked if they can fill a Scuba tank. The answer is yes, providing you have adequate water in the reservoir, a MINIMUM of 40 litres. Any less and the water will quickly heat sending the PCP Compressor temperature into the red (by Red, I mean in excess of 80 degrees).

Should the temp get up close to 80 degrees, just shut the PCP Compressor down and leave the pump running to pull down the head temperature of the PCP Compressor. Make sure you close off the Scuba tank and drop the air in the filling hose.

Note: Do NOT put ice in the water as some clowns do. The sudden cooling in the water jacket may pinch the final stage piston that gets really hot, then you will have problems.

The PCP Compressor Water Filter.

The filter supplied with the PCP Compressor, is in my opinion, too small for repeated fills, used in high humidity or left in place over repeated fills. It comes with small foam filters that are not really that efficient as they quickly fill with moisture. Further to that, they are expensive to buy if you can find a supplier.

The alternative? Meds, and I am not kidding you. These tampons are designed to trap moisture, they come with a string for removing them out of the filter housing (as well) and above all, they are plentiful and cheap. For those of you unfamiliar with tampons, Yes, you have to remove the plastic covers first…

The image below shows the replacement filters and the tampons for those of you who have lived under a rock for decades. Woolworths sell them for less than $5 for a pack of 8 with Chemists Warehouse selling a pack of 30 or more, for just a couple of bucks more.

Now at first glance, they may seem a bit thin, but don’t be fooled, they swell up with the first hint of moisture and you need the attached string to remove them. I use the Carefree SUPER (?) Tampons below and they work just fine for the heavy use my compressor gets.

 

Tampons used as compressor filter elements.

Filter inserts on above left of tampons used as filter inserts.

 

Water is the enemy of PCPs and the filter is the only thing between your rifle getting rust in the action and/or the regulator and this PCP compressor. I advocate using a larger filter such as the one depicted below that comes with an extension whip hose making it easy to use.

However, if you are budget wise and only have the small filter that came with the compressor, use the tampons, change them regularly and you will be OK. The key words here are, “change them regularly…”, which is a pittance in cost to the damage water can do to your PCP. If you had a Daystate PCP, would you risk getting water in it? Of course not, so change the filters regularly.

 

Large water filter for PCP Compressor

High-Pressure water trapping compressor filter and extension whip hose

We have 100 High Pressure Compressors on order that are fitted with the above filter as standard. The price for the complete package is anticipated to be under $500 due to bulk buying.

Tip: When draining the air from between the compressor and the PCP, dump the air FAST. This helps seat the non-return valve in the PCP cylinder due to a high-pressure differential. If you dribble about and let the air out slowly, occasionally you will get the valve being held open slightly by the through-passage of high-pressure air, draining your cylinder over a few minutes to a few hours.

Tip: Always leave both drain valves on the compressor OPEN when not in use. This allows any resident moisture to drain out or dry up.

Tip: You should dump air from the High-Pressure drain first and before the air is completely exhausted, then open the Low-Pressure drain next.

PCP Compressor Safety.

Not to put too much emphasis on safety guys, but this little compressor can pump to 4500psi (300 Bar) in no time at all, so ensure that any cylinders on PCP guns are within their ‘use by date’. 300 Bar cylinders mostly use a final date after which the cylinder must be thrown out and not be retested.

Having owned a Dive Shop in Port Hedland around 100 years ago, I am all too familiar with high-pressure air cylinders and resulting accidents due to complacency.

The compressor has a burst disc that goes off at around 4500+ psi but that won’t save you should you put 4500 psi (300 Bar) in a 200 Bar cylinder or a cylinder that is dodgy. I will be doing a full article on PCP Compressor safety shortly and it will include images designed to disturb you so as to let the realisation of high-pressure air danger sink in.

Author

Ian McIntosh

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifle Angled

Air Rifles in stock at Gunroom for the year of 2019

Air Rifles for 2019.

Air Rifles and scope purchasing this last year has been a nightmare, both for the customers that ordered and us at Gunroom. Our UK order of air rifles took 7 months and USA order; though still not here after 8 months, is due to leave the wholesaler by December 30. They didn’t say which year so maybe they mean 2018.

Air Rifles Freighted from the USA has gone up from $120/gun to about $480/gun. This has resulted in us using DB Schenker who have come in and slashed the prices from both the USA and UK to Australia rates. You will see these price reductions when we upload the new pricing of air rifles in January – ignore earlier prices that are on the website at the time of writing this (December 21, 2018).

We currently have a shipment of Daystate and Brocock air rifles in Customs right now. These air rifles include the Daystate Huntsman, Renegade, Red Wolf, TSAR, and Wolverine plus the complete range of Brococks including the Snipers and Commanders. This stock order has only taken 2 months and a bit, which is good by historical standards.

Daystate’s Special 40th Edition; the Genus PCP Air Rifles.

We have 2 of the Daystate Genus PCP airguns allotted to us with a possible additional 2 units should we get orders for them. If you are interested in getting one of these numbered 40th Edition PCPs, please contact either Rob or me by email.

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary Edition Air Rifle

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary Edition

These PCP air rifles come complete with Gold trim, shroud and silencer. However, any that we sell here will be modified so that the shroud is only cosmetic with a blank silencer – it will look identical but will provide no noise reduction. Sorry about that guys…

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary PCP Air Rifle

Daystate Genus 40th Anniversary PCP

Current Air Rifles in our Stock Order.

The following air rifles are currently in Customs (22nd December 2018) and are the line up we wish to stay with for a while at least.

Daystate Huntsman.

The new Daystate Huntsman is in the stock order in both .22 and .25 calibres. These PCP air rifles are by far the most popular Daystate available presently, partly popular due to their price that allows them to compete with Weihrauch’s HW100 and Brocock’s Sniper and Commander, but also due to its accuracy and reliability.

Daystate Regal HR PCP Air Rifle

Daystate Regal HR PCP

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifles.

Alongside the Huntsman air rifles, we also have the now famous and sought after Red Wolf PCP air rifles after their outstanding debut in the USA. While this is a rather expensive Daystate PCP air rifle, it does NOT disappoint in looks and performance. Having sold our first Red Wolf to Darren Burgess, the interest it aroused while it was here was unbelievable.

I am part way through an article on Red Wolf air rifles and should have it published by mid-January. It is a multi-part article with a heap of images that should keep you interested. With great accuracy and a shot count of 270, this PCP air rifle will take some beating. We now have the Red Wolf in Black (70%) and Red (30%) laminate and also in the Walnut for the conservative buyer. Calibres coming into stock are the .22, .25 and .303 cal.

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifle facing left

Daystate Red Wolf PCP

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Air Rifle Angled

Daystate Red Wolf PCP Angled

Daystate Wolverine (Laminated)

We have both the Wolverine R air rifles in High Power format and standard FAC, together with the laminated versions of the Wolverine R and Wolverine P in both .25 and .303 calibres.

Daystate WolverineR Grey Laminate PCP Air Rifle

Daystate WolverineR Grey Laminate

Daystate TSAR (12 Fpe) Target Air Rifles.

No Daystate line-up is complete without the Daystate TSAR, with each gun named after a Russian Emperor. This is only available in .177 and 12 Fpe, though I think I can probably re-rate it to 18 Fpe if someone wants to go that way.

Daystate TSAR PCP Target Air Rifle

Daystate TSAR PCP Target Air Rifle

The gun has obviously been designed, if not built, by Ataman air rifles out of Russia. The similarities between the Daystate TSAR and the Ataman M2S Match can be seen here.

Ataman M2S Match Laminated Air Rifle

Ataman M2S Match Laminated

Daystate Renegade Hunting Air Rifles.

Last on the list from Daystate is the Renegade HP HR in .25 cal. HP stands for High Power obviously with HR refers to the PCP having a Huma Regulator.

Daystate RenegadeR HP PCP Air Rifle

Daystate RenegadeR HP PCP

As can be seen, the Daystate Renegade PCP air rifles also come in a dark green synthetic. Presently at the time of writing this, I am not sure whether the stock order has a green or black synthetic. I do have a Pulsar stock in a green laminate that should fit this gun if a customer so wishes to swap the stocks. The calibre of this air rifle in .25 cal and power is stated as 60 Fpe.

Daystate Pellets.

We are also carrying a range of Daystate pellets in .177, .22, .25 and .303 calibres. Due to the high cost of air freighting these pellets, we will limit the number per order to 5 tins.

Daystate Air Rifle Pellets

Daystate Air Rifle Pellets

Brocock PCP Air Rifles.

Currently in Customs are the following Brocock PCP air rifles, that will mean we have the whole range in stock:

Brocock Compatto MKII and Compatto Sniper PCP air rifles.

These 2 Brocock Compatto PCP air rifles are definitely the best volume sellers we have. Why? Simply put, they are short, slim, well balanced, reliable and accurate, on top of that they are also cheap in the big picture. There is a Brocock Compatto Review on this site.

Brocock Compatto MkII Air Rifle

Brocock Compatto MkII

Brocock Bantam Sniper PCP Air Rifles.

This model of the Bantam Sniper is producing great shot counts coupled with accuracy as it is basically a Compatto with a large air tank, different stock, and Huma Regulator. It comes with a redesigned synthetic stock that handles very well indeed.

Bantam Sniper MKII PCP Air Rifle Left Facing

Bantam Sniper MKII Left Facing

Brocock Commander.

The Commander is the all-new model from Brocock that comes with a tactical appearance that will appeal to the cowboys out there. The action is the same as the Bantam Sniper, just in a different stock with a Cerakote option.

All Brococks are available in .177, .22 and .25 calibres and come with Huma Regulators where stipulated. However, we only have the .177 cal in the Compatto presently due to limited demand for this calibre.

Brocock Commander PCP air rifle

Brocock Commander PCP Air Rifles are available in Tan.MTC Scopes for air rifles.

MTC Scopes for air rifles.

At the time of writing this, we have the complete range in stock with plenty of the Viper Pro MTC Scopes in 5-30×50. To give you a better understanding of stock levels with MTC, if you want a large stock order for November, you have to place the order by February.

MTC Viper Pro 10 x 44 suiting a PCP air rifle

MTC Viper Pro 10 x 44

Air Rifles: Summary.

We currently stock PCP air rifles by Brocock, Daystate, Cometa and Weihrauch, with AirForce, Marauders and Dragon Claw .50 cal on the way (after 8 months…) here with DB Schenker, so you can be sure they get here this time.

I am off to the Las Vegas Shot Show on the 19th of January this year. Admission is restricted to the Gun Trade only, so hopefully, I can come away with some additional agencies and better pricing.

Gun shops wishing to sell our range of air rifles can do so via drop-shipping. We take over the sale and supply the customers (via the gunshop) and commission the dealer. The dealer has no issues with spares, service or warranty, as we warrant and test all our air rifles sold here.

We will carry a range of AirForce, Benjamin, Kral and Sam Yang (Eun Jin aka Seneca) air rifles over the next year. Now that there are 3 of us working here, we may just be able to stay ahead of the curve with air rifles, sales and servicing.

Author

Ian McIntosh.

Storage Safes at Gunroom

Safe Keeping of Firearms and what you should know

Safe-keeping of Firearms in Australia.

The term Safe-keeping of Firearms refers to the storage of firearms, air rifles included, for a prolonged period. Having recently received two air guns that were stored in a safe for just under a year, the owner was surprised to see the rust on them; to the point that even ‘breaking the barrel’ to insert a pellet was difficult. So, what went wrong?

One problem was humidity and the resulting damage that moisture can do. Another problem was the safe was situated in a basement area with poor ventilation and a damp atmosphere. Now, these air guns had been kept in this safe for years without any problems since they were used regularly, moisture was minimised by handling and outdoor activities. Then once they were left for a long period in a damp container, rust got hold of them.

The regular use of your firearm(s) and placement in a safe etc, may not alert you to the potential damage that humidity can do, so don’t let that fool you into leaving your guns unattended for a lengthy period. To show you just what I mean here, I placed these 2 disposable humidity canister traps (below), one in each 66-gun safe at my shop in Brisbane, for 6 weeks. Now my safes each were nearly full of guns and there were no large void areas, yet the following images show you just how much water was pulled out of the inside of each safe, and no, the doors were not left open for any prolonged periods of time.

Those of you living in Queensland who want to know more about storing your guns go to the safe-keeping of firearms Qld Police.

Disposable Humidity TrapsHumidity Traps with approx. 50mm of trapped water[/caption]

Yup, I know Brisbane gets humid but so do other places, some less and some more. Humidity can also be formed in warm weather in cooler areas of the house, such as a basement, so don’t overlook that possibility. Cold climates can also produce air-borne moisture producing rust within a gun safe, so don’t for one minute think that because your guns are locked away, they are potentially safe from rust.

The correct Safe-keeping of Firearms and Air Rifles in general.

Guys, while many of us look after our guns and wipe them down after use, the vast majority do not! Fingerprints containing oils and moisture are often visible on guns coming through Gunroom with the resulting breakdown, minimal at first, of the bluing.

Dust and dirt are other issues as some of these absorb moisture and transfer the resulting chemical action into and through the bluing. Bluing incidentally, for those of you new to guns, is a controlled oxidisation (rusting) of the steel. It is imperative to wipe down the bluing after use with a clean cloth or one that has a small residue of oil in it to take off marks. The gun does not need to be dripping in oil, a light smear polished back is sufficient.

There is another element to protecting your firearms and that is the correct safe size. As most safes are made in China, their method of calculating how many guns a safe will store, is bizarre, to say the least. In my opinion, a 7 Gun Chinese Safe will hold 5 guns at a squeeze and 3 or 4 comfortably, allowing you to remove them without scratching or marking the neighbouring firearms on each side.

It appears to me that the Chinese have not allowed for the rifle bolts sticking out the side nor have they allowed for scopes that seriously risk getting damaged when packing a gun safe to the marked capacity. I have 66 capacity gun safes that will hold around 40 air rifles without scopes and around 36 guns with scopes. Go figure….

Long Term Storage and Safe-keeping of Firearms.

Those of you considering Safe-keeping of firearms need to take storing them one step further than the above. That is, you need to wipe down the gun and put it in a heavy plastic tubular bag welded at one end, then squeeze out the excess air and wrap it tightly around the barrel securing it with a heavy rubber band. You can pick up a bag(s) free of charge when visiting my shop or when ordering any products online.

 

Storage Safes at GunroomStorage Safes at Gunroom[/caption]

Guns placed in a firearm safe without being crammed tightly together with sufficient air space between each firearm will minimise puncturing the bag and the possible frictional damage between guns. The safe used for Safe-keeping of firearms should also contain an efficient humidity trap to further reduce the risk of air-borne moisture.

Be careful with rags that have been soaked in oil or kerosene or similar as these can self-ignite when bundled tightly together. I put kerosene rags in an open coffee tin and oiled rags in a separate open coffee tin. I also place them where they will do little if any damage should ignition take place.

So, to summarise, long term air rifle storage or the safe-keeping of firearms for an extended period, you need to:
ensure the guns are wiped down,
place them in heavy tubular bags,
seal and store them in a moisture controlled gun safe with sufficient air space between each gun.
At Gunroom we individually check each air rifle, handgun or high powered rifle that has to be stored, prior to following the above 3 steps. The safe-keeping of firearms requires some attention to detail and due diligence if you are to avoid some of the above-mentioned pitfalls.