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air rifle

[′er ‚rīf·əl]
(ordnance)
A low-powered rifle that shoots small metal pellets (BBs) by the action of compressed air. Also known as air gun; BB gun.
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I totally understand the fun of shooting an air rifle but, where is Mr.
Description: This recall involves Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets.
They were powerful weapons and bearing in mind the use made of air rifles these days, he said there should be some form of licensing procedure.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled air rifles immediately and contact the company to receive instructions for returning them and receiving a free repair.
The RSPCA can recount hundreds and hundreds of incidents of cats either being killed or maimed by yobs with air rifles.
Gamo USA also makes a number of air rifles, pistols and revolvers, as well as their own accessories.
Options include tightening up on the sale and use of shotguns and air rifles.
For the past several years, the trend in world-class match air rifles has been away from the once predominant recoilless spring-piston system, in favor of the pneumatic and [CO.
Like all air rifles in which compressed air stored in the gun is suddenly released with the shot, the Talon can be quite loud upon discharge, especially since this is also a rather potent gun.
The recalled break-action, spring air rifles include Crosman Model numbers RM177, RM177X, RM677, RM677X, RM877 and RM622 that were produced before August 2001.
But when police visited him with a search warrant on May 28 this year, they found two Chinese Westlake air rifles, a BSA Mercury air rifle, a Russian Baikal rifle and a Spanish rifle.
Today there exists a category of superbly accurate air rifles and pistols that extends far beyond this.