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Thank you for visiting Airguns of Arizona. We have a full line of fine, precision airguns, air pistols, pellets, scopes and accessories for all your shooting needs. Please have a look around and if you still have any questions, please call. We still like to talk the old fashioned way!

(480) 461-1113
1970 W Elliot Rd. Ste 109
Gilbert, AZ 85233, USA

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NOTE: On the first Wednesday of each month, we close at 12:30pm for internal training.

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There are two main types of airgun ammunition: pellets and BBs.

Pellets are generally wasp-waisted cylinders made of lead or non-lead alloys and provide the highest accuracy in the rifled barrels of adult precision air rifles and air pistols. Pellets of various calibers are available in flat-nose, round-nose, pointed, and hollow-point configurations.

There are several factors to keep in mind when selecting an airgun caliber:

    Accuracy -- Every airgun will have a particular pellet that it likes and will produce the best accuracy. Having a wide spectrum of pellets increases the odds of finding a pellet that will work well in a particular airgun. If accuracy is the sole concern, .177 offers the greatest variety of pellets, with .22 would be close behind.

    Weight – The lightest pellets (between 4 and 5 grains) available are .177, but it is rare to find a .177 pellet heavier than about 16 grains. By contrast, .25 caliber pellets are available as heavy as 34.9 grains and usually not lighter than 17.7 grains.

  • Speed and trajectory – Shot from the same airgun powerplant, a light pellet will generally fly faster than a heavy pellet. At any given velocity, however, a heavier pellet will carry more energy down range and will usually retain it longer than a light pellet that was launched at the same speed. Because of these considerations, for a really fast, flat trajectory out to, say, 50 yards or so, .177 would be a good choice. But for greater ranges, a bigger caliber with heavier pellets would be more appropriate.

  • Power and impact – Launched at equal velocities, a heavy pellet will typically deliver more foot-pounds of energy to the target than a light pellet. If velocity and accuracy are equal, for greater hitting power, chose the heaviest pellet and largest caliber.

  • Wound ballistics – Bigger pellets produce bigger holes, but smaller diameter pellets often penetrate deeper.

BBs are round balls generally made of steel (although lead BBs are available in some calibers).

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Benjamin Airbow Arrows (6-pack)
Features a nano ceramic Victory ICE™ coating for increased speed, greater...
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FX 6 Pack Of Arrows
Specifically designed to fit the FX Arrow firing systems.
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High Arc Hunter .45 Caliber Eland Hollow Point 475 Grain
For Big Bore Airguns in .452 Caliber.
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High Arc Hunter .45 Caliber Hollow Point 365 Grain
For Big Bore Airguns in .45 Caliber.
Crosman Premier Pellets .177 Box 10.5gr
Crosman's finest domed pellets are the #1 choice of field target shooters...
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Crosman Premier Pellets .177 Box 7.9gr
For a precise shot every time.
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FX Smooth Twist Pellets
FX Airguns pellets designed for the Smooth Twist barrels.
High Arc Hunter .45 Caliber Hollow Point 230 Grain
For Big Bore Airguns in .45 Caliber.
Benjamin Nosler Hunting Pellet .357
Engineered by Nosler, these unique, big bore airgun bullets perform...
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H&N Match Green .177 Pellets
Extremely accurate, lightweight competition and training pellet for...
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H&N Hornet Pellets
A Medium-weight, accurate hunting pellet for medium ranges.
Daystate Keiser .22 Pellets
Specially selected to suit the Daystate special Walther barrels.
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Daystate Emperor .303 Pellets
Designed and developed to create a new caliber in airguns, the Emperor 303...
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H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme Pellets
Tremendous shock effect.
JSB Exact King Heavy MK2 Pellets .25
Best heavy quarter-bore pellet in the airgun industry!
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JSB Exact King Heavy Pellets .25
Best heavy quarter-bore pellet in the airgun industry!
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JSB Exact King Pellets .25
Best quarter-bore pellet in the airgun industry!
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JSB Match Premium .177 Pellets
Individually selected pellets from the best manufacturing batches for optimal...
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