Umarex Octane Nitro Piston Review

umarex octane review
The Umarex Octane nitro-piston air rifle easily makes it onto our Editor’s Best Value List with a combo that exemplifies the amazing level of quality and performance that today’s air rifles can deliver – all at a price point that would be unheard of just five years ago. OK, so it is obvious that we are big fans of the Octane, but so are many other commentators. The real question is what do prospective...

BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Review

BSA GRT Lightning
It’s understandable to want to absolutely love the BSA GRT Lightning XL SE. After all, BSA has a great track record with quality spring piston rifles and now, with the GRT gas strut, the Lightning XL should be unstoppable, right? Well, in our opinion, it depends. Please read on as we elaborate. >>Check Price & Availability<< Quick Specifications The GRT Lightning XL SE is a breakbarrel,...

Which is Best? Our Benjamin Trail NP, XL & NP2 Review

Benjamin Trail NP
The Benjamin Trail NP (“Nitro Piston”) series by Crosman has enjoyed great popularity, and includes some of the most well-loved gas-piston air rifles available. Nevertheless, each of the current three versions of the Benjamin Trail, the original NP, the NP XL, and brand new NP2, are quite different, and each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages that anyone contemplating a “Trail”...

Crosman Nitro Venom – Deal or Dud?

Crosman Nitro Venom
The Crosman Nitro Venom air rifle is a gas-piston breakbarrel that comes in an especially affordable combo that puts it in direct competition with other value-oriented gas rams, such as the Benjamin Titan. But how does the Nitro Venom perform? And what are the big tradeoffs lurking behind all of this apparent value, if any? Please read on as we discuss both the good and the bad, as we see it, so you...

Ruger Yukon – a Quiet, Powerful Gas Ram

Ruger Yukon
The Ruger Yukon is one of the more feature-oriented and budget-friendly gas-piston air rifles, but is definitely up against some very stiff competition in its price class. Consequently, if you are considering this as your first “gas-ram,” you will want to pay close attention to this model’s strengths and weaknesses before deciding if its the right air rifle for you. >>Check...

Benjamin Titan Nitro Piston – A Good Deal!

Benjamin Titan Nitro Piston
If you are looking for a quiet, powerful and accurate gas/nitro-piston air rifle that is suitable for hunting, plinking and eliminating pests around the home, one model to strongly consider is the Benjamin Titan. This air rifle not only brings all of the benefits you’d expect from a “gas-ram,” but is currently available for roughly $150, making it one of the best buys in the nitro-piston...

Gamo Silent Stalker Whisper IGT Review

Gamo Silent Stalker Whisper IGT
The Gamo Silent Stalker Whisper IGT is a very popular new rifle that seems to have it all – power, quiet operation, good looks and accuracy. But does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a critical look at this rifle and see what actual users are saying about it. General Specifications This is a gas-piston rifle that uses a nitrogen-gas strut instead of a spring. As a result, it’s already much...