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JSB EJH ed Pellet Test

Air Rifle Testing

Pellet Selection Tests.

Due to the increase in sales we are left with little time for post-editing target images from pellet testing. I have had to modify the supplied test results but NOT the testing, which will remain as always. Bottom line guys, there are only so many hours to the day and past performance has shown that post editing is costing me in time that is best spent in other ways.

Spring Air Rifle Pellet Selection Test.

With Springers, I will fire a minimum of 50 shots to establish the best performing pellet for the air rifle under test. I will shoot a series of groups using a minimum of 6 pellet types and record the best group along with the pellet performance results. You will be notified of the best performing pellet and its output as follows:

Sample Pellet Selection Test for Spring Powered Air Rifles (aka Springers).

Spring Air Rifle Test

Spring Air Rifle Test

There are NO images that accompany these results.

There are NO costs for this test.

The above is what you get with your air rifle.

 

PCP Air Rifle Pellet Selection Test.

All PCP air rifle tests with the exception of Daystate and Air Arms PCPs, will receive the following test results. The highlighted results in YELLOW indicate the best preforming pellet in the test.

Sample Pellet Selection Test for PCP Air Rifles.

PCP Air Rifle Test

PCP Air Rifle Test

There are NO images that accompany these results.

There are NO costs for this test.

Daystate and Air Arms PCP Air Rifle Pellet Selection Test.

With ALL Daystate and Air Arms PCPs purchased you will get the following spreadsheet, graphs and target images.

NOTE: Grouping is calculated on the SIUS Target System as the OUTSIDE Diameter of the group and NOT the Centre to Centre that some clubs and individuals use.

Sample Pellet Selection Test for Daystate (and Air Arms) PCP Air Rifles.

Daystate air rifle Pellet Test

Daystate Air Rifle Pellet Test

The following Graphs accompany these test results:

Daystate Pellet Test Graphs

Daystate Pellet Test Graphs

The following SIUS Target Results are included:

H&N Baracuda Pellet TestH&N Baracuda Pellet Test  

H&N Baracuda Hunter Pellet TestH&N Baracuda Hunter Pellet Test

Baracuda Hunter Extreme Pellet TestH&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme Pellet Test

JSB EJH Pellet TestJSB Exact Jumbo Heavy Pellet Test 

H&N Terminator Pellet Test

H&N Terminator Pellet Test

JSB EJH ed Pellet TestJSB Exact Jumbo Heavy Red Pellet Test

The above Format of results is available for ANY air rifle, be it a springer or PCP, for the charge of $106 including GST. This charge covers the post editing of the Target Images and Excel Results.

Air Rifle Testing Conclusion.

All Target results are what I am achieving with a brand-new air rifle that has no barrel leading or action bedding. There are many of you out there that will undoubtedly shoot better than I do (with eyes 69 years of age), so do not take these results as the best the air rifle will do. On the other hand, I have said this before, if you shake like a Moma at a Christening, then these results may be hard to emulate.

As these results refer to brand new air rifles, then expect the grouping to improve as the actions beds-in, barrel leads up and you, as the shooter, develops muscle memory attuned to the rifle over time. All these factors will go into improving the grouping as it is presented in the test.

The reader of this should also note that the results I give you, there is no need to stop there. You still have the options to size the pellets, lube them, try other pellets (that are not in the test results), tune the rifle by reducing the power, resetting the regulator and hammer spring etc., etc.

The air rifle, no matter what the cost, is sold as per factory default settings and these are NOT necessarily the best settings for each individual rifle, so be prepared to do some tuning should you wish to improve the grouping. Remember, these are Pellet Tests and NOT Tune ups of your new air rifle.

Author

Ian McIntosh

 

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 $90 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. In short, if you purchased a Brocock Commander for example, and you wanted 6 targets printed together with a spreadsheet with the 6 target results, it would cost you an additional $90. Should you want a Pellet Decay test done complete with printout, the charge is an additional $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 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.