Air rifle questions we’re often asked
You may have been airgunning for six months or six years, but you're still going to have queries from time to time
If you live in England or Wales and have an air rifle with a muzzle energy level of 12 ft lb or less or an air pistol with a muzzle energy of 6 ft lb or less you don’t need a licence . However the law is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland where you will need a licence. A firearms certificate air rifle – known as an FAC air rifle – is over 12 ft lb in power, meaning that the owner needs to have a firearms certificate to own one wherever you live in the UK.
Air rifles are picky about pellets. You’ll come across round head pellets, pointed pellets and wadcutters pellets. Using the right ones will make a big difference to your hit rate. Here’s how to get it right.
You can pick up some bargains but you need to know what to look for. Read this before parting with your hard-earned cash.
Is it legal? How much space do you need to have?
What type of air rifle should you use? What about calibres?
Air rifles are useful for this type of pest control. Mat Manning talks you through it.
As a responsible airgunner you must keep them out of the wrong hands. Here’s what you need to know.
Here’s a selection to be considering.
Is it your technique? Your equipment? Here’s how to check.
How far can you aim and still achieve a humane kill?
You would be surprised at how much noise an air rifle can make.