Air rifle - Wonderboom field target

Air rifle – spring powered
Loading port
Cheek piece
Rifle stock
Cocking lever (Only under
lever rifles are equipped)
Butt pad
Air rifle – Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP)
cheek piece
Loading port
Cocking lever
Adjustable butt
Rifle stock
Air cylinder
There are different variations of both spring power air rifles and PCP air rifles. You can get spring powered
rifles with adjustable stocks as the one shown on the PCP rifle and vise versa. Essentially , the primary
difference between the two types of rifle are their power source and how that source influence the rifle.
Spring rifles shoots by pushing a piston forward with a powerful spring. The spring is compressed and
placed under tension when the rifle is cocked with the cocking lever. A single pellet is loaded in the loading
port after the rifle is cocked. The piston is released when the trigger is pulled and generates compressed air
in front of it as it move forward. This increased air pressure then push the pellet forward and out the barrel.
The spring and piston generates recoil that needs to be mastered before the rifle can be shot accurately.
PCP rifles are charged with compressed air from a dive cylinder. The air cylinder acts as a reservoir to store
compressed air for a couple of shots. Before firing, the rifle is cocked using the cocking lever of bolt
(depending on the rifle). and a single pellet is placed in the loading port at this stage. When the trigger is
pulled, the rifle will discharge a small amount of compressed air to push the pellet forward and out the
barrel. The action generates no recoil and is generally easier to shoot for this reason. Depending on the
rifle, caliber and power setting, you can fire between 30 – 150 shots on a fill of air.
Scope specifications:
What does the numbers on a
scope mean?
In the sample picture the 10-40
means the scope can zoom
from 10 times magnifications
to 40 times magnification.
The x50 means the front lens
has a diameter of 50mm.
The larger the front lens is, the
bigger the field of view when
looking through the scope.
Marked turret
The turrets on a scope is used to
adjust the elevation using the top
turret or the left/right direction of
aim using the right turret. Some FT
shooter mark their top turrets to
indicate the “zero” for each
distance. The “zero” is then the
pellet hits the target exactly there
the cross hair is aiming.
Side wheels:
Side wheel
Side wheels are attached to the
left turret (if the scope is
equipped with a side focus). This
is then used to focus the scope
on a specific distance while the
scope is on high magnification.
The focus point on high
magnification is very sensitive
and will only be in focus on a
certain point. By pre-marking the
side wheel for various distances
when the scope is in focus, that
distance can be ranged later
when the distance is unknown.
Mil-dots are
Elevation turret
markings on
Windage turret
the cross hair
used to adjust
Zoom adjuster
for height or
windage without adjusting
Side focus
the turrets. This might not be
as accurate as adjusting the
Scope tube: 25mm or 30mm.
turrets, but is a sure and fast
Larger tube generally allows
way if adjusting is needed.
more light through allowing for
a clearer picture.
FT Scopes R2500 – R13000
Scope mounts
Used to attach the scope
to the rifle.
Sun Optics USA 8-32x56
Two piece mount
Sightron SIIISS 10-50x60
ZOS 10-40X50
Nikko stirling 10-50x60
One piece mount
FT Pellets (Average price R85 - R120 per tin of 500 pellets)
Air Arms Field pellets –
4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547g
JSB Exact –
4.52mm 8.44gr/0.547g
Filling connecters and filling stations
Dive cylinders
Filling station
Filling stations are the connection between the
dive cylinder and the filling connector. Most of
these stations are equipped with a pressure
gauge. A filling station is only compulsory if the
rifle’s filling connector requires one. Some filling
connecters (like the CZ200’s) connects directly to
the dive cylinder and no filling station is required.
•Dive cylinders are used to refill PCP rifles.
The high pressure air in the cylinders is
transferred to the rifles through the filling
stations and filling connecters.
•Average cost of second hand cylinder R1500 – R2500 (depending on size and/or
pressure rating).
•Average refill costs vary from R35 to R90
depending on size and refill pressure.
Filling connecters
The average cost of a filling station is R650
Filling connecters are specific to each rifle and
will always be sold with the rifle. The device is
used when air is transferred from the dive
cylinder into the rifle’s air cylinder
Entry level PCP rifles – Average pricing R5000 – R7500
CZ200s / S200s
CZ200 Hunter
Standard PCP rifles – Average pricing R7500 – R12500
S410 (Thumb hole)
S400 Carbine
S400 Super light
S400 Classic
PCP FT race guns – Average pricing R12500 – R30000
Air Arms EVII
Hammerli AR20
Styer LG110
Walther Dominator
Daystate Grand Prix
Entry level spring rifles – Average pricing R2500 – R3500
Gamo CFX
Gamo Whisper CFR
Advanced spring rifles – Average pricing R6500 – R10500
Air Arms TX200
Air Arms Pro Sport
HW97 Laminate
Under lever rifles
Break barrel rifles
Air rifle dealers
Reghardt van Jaarveld
Air Arms (Pretoria)
076 963 7725
[email protected]
Hennie Breytenbach
Safari and Outdoor (Pretoria)
086 122 2269
[email protected]
Vincent Sutherland-Dadds
Sells and service spring rifles
083 997 7718
[email protected]
Natali Terblanche
African Outdoor Sport (Pretoria)
012 9912464
[email protected]
Louis Geyser
Air Arms Target Sport (Alberton)
011 900 4477
[email protected]
For more dealers, info, tips and unbeatable second hand
deals – visit the national air rifle forum.

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