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1 Air rifle – spring powered Air rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP)
Loading port Barrel Cheek piece Rifle stock Cocking lever (Only under lever rifles are equipped) Trigger Butt pad Air rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) Adjustable cheek piece Barrel Loading port Cocking lever Air cylinder Rifle stock Adjustable hamster Adjustable trigger Adjustable butt There 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.

2 Scopes 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 wheel Scope 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 turret Mil-dots Mil-dots are markings on the cross hair used to adjust for height or windage 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 turret Windage turret Zoom adjuster Side focus Scope tube: 25mm or 30mm. Larger tube generally allows more light through allowing for a clearer picture. Front lens FT Scopes R2500 – R13000 Scope mounts Used to attach the scope to the rifle. Sun Optics USA 8-32x56 Two piece mount Sightron SIIISS 10-50x60 One piece mount ZOS 10-40X50 Nikko stirling 10-50x60

3 FT Pellets (Average price R85 - R120 per tin of 500 pellets)
Air Arms Field pellets – 4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547g JSB Exact – 4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547g Filling connecters and filling stations Dive cylinders Filling station Dive 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 R650 Filling connecters Filling 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

4 Entry level PCP rifles – Average pricing R5000 – R7500
CZ200s / S200s CZ200 Hunter Standard PCP rifles – Average pricing R7500 – R12500 S410 (Thumb hole) S400 MPR FT S400 Carbine S400 Super light S400 Classic PCP FT race guns – Average pricing R12500 – R30000 Air Arms EVII Hammerli AR20 Styer LG110 Walther Dominator Daystate Grand Prix

5 Entry level spring rifles – Average pricing R2500 – R3500
Gamo CFX Gamo Whisper CFR Advanced spring rifles – Average pricing R6500 – R10500 Air Arms TX200 Air Arms Pro Sport HW97 Laminate HW97 HW97T Under lever rifles Break barrel rifles HW97 HW98

6 Air rifle dealers Reghardt van Jaarveld Air Arms (Pretoria)
Hennie Breytenbach Safari and Outdoor (Pretoria) Vincent Sutherland-Dadds Sells and service spring rifles (Roodepoort) Natali Terblanche African Outdoor Sport (Pretoria) Louis Geyser Air Arms Target Sport (Alberton) For more dealers, info, tips and unbeatable second hand deals – visit the national air rifle forum.

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