Dear Airguns of Arizona:
As you know from past conversation,
I've been an avid rimfire enthusiast for some time now. I own,
and have shot some of the best out there. .22 Rimfire is a strange
breed with many exacting variables contributing to its accuracy
level, as is the case with most, if not all firearms. As a pinpoint
accuracy minded shooter, I started to explore the world of airgunning
not quite a year ago. I visited several websites which informed
that airguns were among the most accurate rifles manufactured.
Needless to say, I was skeptical, which only meant more research
was required. The further I explored the more interested I became.
I came across picture
after picture of airguns, and then it happened. PCP!!!! When I was a kid, there was nothing like this on the market that I can
recall, and if there were, I never saw it until just recently. My question then became, "How accurate can these rifles be?
Further research was required. I poked and prodded and found several claiming to achieve Half inch or sub half inch at 50 yards.
How can this be??? It's a pellet gun for crying out loud. Hey, what if these claims are real??? How will I know? Well, that was it!!!!!
I sat, I wondered, I couldn't shake the thought of owning one of these finely crafted rifles. The more I looked at them, the more I became enchanted by their beauty and craftsmanship. I read, I studied, and I found several claims that these rifles could fire a
projectile at speeds all within a few feet per second apart from each other. I concluded performance like this with speeds up to and beyond 900 feet per second has simply got to be accurate, and NO RECOIL. But how would I know for sure? There was only one answer. The money was there, the rifle wasn't. As an accuracy enthusiast, if these rifles are truly as capable as advertised, I'll gladly make the trade. The choice wasn't an easy one, it came down to 3 rifles. The Daystate Harrier, the Webley Venom, and the FX Tarantula. After speaking with the guys at Airguns of Arizona and comparing feature to feature, I was sold on the Tarantula. It seemed to be the dollar for dollar power punch and what it seemed to be is exactly what it has turned out to be. This rifle has met and exceeded my every expectation. Its accuracy level is astounding. Its metal work is nothing short of gorgeous. Its stock, only a grade 3, is simply beautiful. You will never realize its true beauty from any picture. The Tarantula's true beauty will be known only when you hold one, and experience one. My skepticism on its accuracy level faded away completely after one day of ownership. If I had only one word to describe it, "Unbelievable!!" I'll let the target speak for itself. Although this 5 shot target was punched at only 25 yards, what you see on the paper can be duplicated by the rifle time and time again, I've done it too many times to count. At 50 yards the results are close to the same, sub half inch at 50 is a reality with the Tarantula. I've matched it shot for shot against my Cooper rimfire, and my Kimber
rimfire at 25 yards on several occasions, only to see the Tarantula handily outperform both firearms. I've entered a new realm of accuracy, I'm glad I did.
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