Airgun Shooter’s Gear of the Year: best PCP air rifles
Whatever airgun shooting you enjoy, the choice of guns, optics and accessories is immense. Here are our top choices to match a wide range of budgets and help you get the most out of your sport. This time, we're looking at the best PCP air rifles
Daystate Alpha Wolf
Daystate has set a new standard for airgun advancement with an electronic rifle that blends looks, technology and performance to give it true supergun status. We believe that it belongs in any list of the best pcp air rifles
Price: from £2,300
Click here for the full Daystate Alpha Wolf review
Reximex Ixia Compact
Its performance rivals that of more expensive alternatives with pellets flying through the same hole for as long as you want to keep pulling the trigger.
AirMaks’ Katran is a high-end airgun that combines near-target rifle levels of adjustability with the practicality of a folding stock, making it a multi-role performer.
Price: from £1,280
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Daystate Huntsman Revere Safari
The Huntsman Revere was already an excellent airgun, but the Safari Edition handles better and boasts rugged good looks that make for a superior rifle.
Price: from £1,220
Click here for the full review of the Daystate Huntsman Revere
Rapid Air Weapons HM 1000X
Evolved from the iconic Theoben Rapid, this is the flagship model in the RAW range and offers the shooter the ultimate in build quality and precision.
FX Wildcat MKIII BT
FX’s Wildcat has been subjected to rolling development, with the latest dual-regulated BT variant of the bullpup offering greater power, greater pressure and greater tunability.
Price: from £1,343.99
Brocock BRK Ranger XR
This little airgun is a big performer, being accurate, reliable and solidly constructed, and its folding stock means it will fit inside a shorter gun bag.
Price: from £1,294
FX Impact M3
The Impact M3 builds on FX’s proven reputation for producing high-quality and adaptable airguns and will be the airgun of choice for many tuning enthusiasts.
Price: from £1,842.99
Brocock BRK Ghost Carbine
Brocock BRK’s Ghost Carbine is an accurate and highly manoeuvrable little bullpup that lends itself extremely well to roving hunts as well as range time.
Click here for the full Brocock BRK Ghost Carbine review
The Venari is a highly competent rifle in its own right, but adding a scope, moderator and bipod makes it an ideal PCP starter package. It’s on the cheaper end of the list of best pcp air rifles, but a very worthy inclusion.
BSA R-12 CLX Pro
Features like the new regulator, magazine and sidelever action prove just how far BSA has taken the multi-shot concept forward on its new flagship PCP.
Price: from £1,215
Click here for the full BSA R-12 CLX Pro review
BSA Ultra CLX 160 Commemorative Edition
This limited edition, sidelever-operated incarnation of the hugely successful Ultra manages to combine handsome aesthetics and high-end performance with a very competitive price tag.
Weihrauch HW100 BP
Far more than just a bullpup, the HW100 BP is a carefully scaled-down version of one of the best multi-shot pre-charged airguns on the market.
Click here for the full Weihrauch HW100 BP review
Walther Reign M2
The Walther Reign is a superbly balanced, light and compact bullpup that can easily withstand being bashed about when hunting, while delivering blistering performance too.
Walther Rotex RM8 UC
Everything about the Rotex RM8 UC feels solid and substantial, so when it comes to rugged, affordable quality and performance, few air rifles can compete.
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The Pretensis is a stylish, well-made and capable performer that offers excellent value for money.
Price: from £439
Its semi-tactical synthetic stock and inexpensive price make the Archero a practical sporter that’s ideal for the rigours of the field, especially when shot prone.
Click here for the full Niksan Archero-S review
Weihrauch HW110 Laminate
Weihrauch’s HW110 was already an excellent airgun with its black soft-touch stock, but the addition of an elegant laminate option has made it extra special when considering best pcp air rifles.
Click here for the full Weihrauch HW110 Laminate review