Presentation on theme: "Air rifle – spring powered Air rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP)"— Presentation transcript:
1Air rifle – spring powered Air rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) Loading portBarrelCheek pieceRifle stockCocking lever (Only under lever rifles are equipped)TriggerButt padAir rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP)Adjustable cheek pieceBarrelLoading portCocking leverAir cylinderRifle stockAdjustable hamsterAdjustable triggerAdjustable buttThere are different variations of both spring power air rifles and PCP air rifles. You can get spring powered rifles with adjustable stocks as the one shown on the PCP rifle and vise versa. Essentially , the primary difference between the two types of rifle are their power source and how that source influence the rifle.Spring rifles shoots by pushing a piston forward with a powerful spring. The spring is compressed and placed under tension when the rifle is cocked with the cocking lever. A single pellet is loaded in the loading port after the rifle is cocked. The piston is released when the trigger is pulled and generates compressed air in front of it as it move forward. This increased air pressure then push the pellet forward and out the barrel. The spring and piston generates recoil that needs to be mastered before the rifle can be shot accurately.PCP rifles are charged with compressed air from a dive cylinder. The air cylinder acts as a reservoir to store compressed air for a couple of shots. Before firing, the rifle is cocked using the cocking lever of bolt (depending on the rifle). and a single pellet is placed in the loading port at this stage. When the trigger is pulled, the rifle will discharge a small amount of compressed air to push the pellet forward and out the barrel. The action generates no recoil and is generally easier to shoot for this reason. Depending on the rifle, caliber and power setting, you can fire between 30 – 150 shots on a fill of air.
2Scopes Mil-dots FT Scopes R2500 – R13000 Scope mounts Side wheels:Side wheels are attached to the left turret (if the scope is equipped with a side focus). This is then used to focus the scope on a specific distance while the scope is on high magnification. The focus point on high magnification is very sensitive and will only be in focus on a certain point. By pre-marking the side wheel for various distances when the scope is in focus, that distance can be ranged later when the distance is unknown.Side wheelScope specifications:What does the numbers on a scope mean?In the sample picture the means the scope can zoom from 10 times magnifications to 40 times magnification.The x50 means the front lens has a diameter of 50mm.The larger the front lens is, the bigger the field of view when looking through the scope.Turrets:The turrets on a scope is used to adjust the elevation using the top turret or the left/right direction of aim using the right turret. Some FT shooter mark their top turrets to indicate the “zero” for each distance. The “zero” is then the pellet hits the target exactly there the cross hair is aiming.Marked turretMil-dotsMil-dots aremarkings onthe cross hairused to adjustfor height orwindage without adjusting the turrets. This might not be as accurate as adjusting the turrets, but is a sure and fast way if adjusting is needed.Elevation turretWindage turretZoom adjusterSide focusScope tube: 25mm or 30mm.Larger tube generally allows more light through allowing for a clearer picture.Front lensFT Scopes R2500 – R13000Scope mountsUsed to attach the scope to the rifle.Sun Optics USA 8-32x56Two piece mountSightron SIIISS 10-50x60One piece mountZOS 10-40X50Nikko stirling 10-50x60
3FT Pellets (Average price R85 - R120 per tin of 500 pellets) Air Arms Field pellets – 4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547gJSB Exact –4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547gFilling connecters and filling stationsDive cylindersFilling stationDive cylinders are used to refill PCP rifles. The high pressure air in the cylinders is transferred to the rifles through the filling stations and filling connecters.Average cost of second hand cylinder - R1500 – R2500 (depending on size and/or pressure rating).Average refill costs vary from R35 to R90 depending on size and refill pressure.Filling stations are the connection between the dive cylinder and the filling connector. Most of these stations are equipped with a pressure gauge. A filling station is only compulsory if the rifle’s filling connector requires one. Some filling connecters (like the CZ200’s) connects directly to the dive cylinder and no filling station is required.The average cost of a filling station is R650Filling connectersFilling connecters are specific to each rifle and will always be sold with the rifle. The device is used when air is transferred from the dive cylinder into the rifle’s air cylinder
4Entry level PCP rifles – Average pricing R5000 – R7500 CZ200s / S200sCZ200 HunterStandard PCP rifles – Average pricing R7500 – R12500S410 (Thumb hole)S400 MPR FTS400 CarbineS400 Super lightS400 ClassicPCP FT race guns – Average pricing R12500 – R30000Air Arms EVIIHammerli AR20Styer LG110Walther DominatorDaystate Grand Prix
5Entry level spring rifles – Average pricing R2500 – R3500 Gamo CFXGamo Whisper CFRAdvanced spring rifles – Average pricing R6500 – R10500Air Arms TX200Air Arms Pro SportHW97 LaminateHW97HW97TUnder lever riflesBreak barrel riflesHW97HW98
6Air rifle dealers Reghardt van Jaarveld Air Arms (Pretoria) Hennie BreytenbachSafari and Outdoor (Pretoria)Vincent Sutherland-DaddsSells and service spring rifles (Roodepoort)Natali TerblancheAfrican Outdoor Sport (Pretoria)Louis GeyserAir Arms Target Sport (Alberton)For more dealers, info, tips and unbeatable second hand deals – visit the national air rifle forum.