Archive for February, 2009

Daystate Rangemaster Pellets – Ballistically Superior By Design

Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Expanding the Rangemaster pellet line, Daystate has added conventional .177 and .22 pellets which have been highly developed and tested to be ballistically more efficient than the pellets currently available. The new Rangemaster HE pellets are not just another rebranded pellet made under several badges. While the general accuracy is no better than the best pellets already being sold, the advantage comes in downrange accuracy under less than ideal conditions. Because of their superior design, the new Daystate Rangemaster High Energy pellets retain velocity better than conventional pellets, and give better results in windy conditions. UK writer, Nigel Allen, published an article entitled WIND CHEATER, a 3-page pellet review in the Airgunner magazine, describing in better detail the major advantages of the Daystate Rangemaster pellets.

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Weihrauch HW35E – The Last “CLASSIC”

Monday, February 16th, 2009
If you are an airgunner of many years like each of us here, you have been around long enough to see a change in the build style and types of airguns made today. While many airguns are extremely nice today, they all lack that classic look and style of the past. That is, with one exception…

A highly experienced factory located in Mellrichstadt, Germany is responsible for designing and building many classic-sporting airguns. In the early years they were imported by Air Rifle Headquarters as HW models, and then by Robert Beeman in years to follow. Like many of the other “classics” these rifles have been taken out of production, with the blame placed on cost to build and low demand. Aside from the used market, these “classics” are not available for purchase, save one, the Weihrauch HW35E.

The Classic Weihrauch HW35E AirgunSporting a very classic walnut stock, complete with grooved fore end, a white line spacer and grip cap as well as checkered grip panels, the Weihrauch HW35E is the last “classic”. So, what makes is so special? The HW35E sports a barrel lock-up device that was common in the early years to provide a break barrel spring gun with the strength and rigidity needed for competitive shooting. Popular models from the past that utilized this same concept were the Weihrauch HW55 and the Walther LG55 as well as many others. Weihrauch HW35E Breech With Lock UpToday you do not see this design in use, as break barrel spring guns are now categorized as hunting rifles, not competitive rifles. The HW35E also has a precision-machined rear cylinder cap that is threaded into the spring cylinder rather than pinned in place.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to purchase and own a modern “classic” while they are still available. Judging by the pattern shown in all spring gun factories, quantity, not quality, is steering their production, and very few quality factories, like Weihrauch, are still building spring rifles.

Crosman Premier Pellets – From Box to Tin

Friday, February 13th, 2009
New Style Premier .22 in the TinEffective immediately, Crosman has switched over from packaging the Premier .22 pellets in a 625 count brown box to packaging in a 500 count tin. Based on our visual inspection, the pellets are exactly the same, and the weights match up. However, what is lost is the fact that the boxed pellets are Die numbered, which means they are batched. The tins, like all of the Premier tins, are not batched in Die numbers. While the hardcore target shooters may be able to distinguish the difference, most average shooters will notice no difference in accuracy. The good news is that the new packaging costs less per pellet. We have them in available now.
Old Style Premier .22 in the Cardboard Box
For those who still want the boxed Premier .22, we were able to secure 300 boxes of the last available inventory. These are in stock now at the time of this news release, so act fast to secure your pellets. At best we can tell, Crosman will not make them in batched Die numbers again.