UK Field Target and Hunter Field Target Competitions
This week on American Airgunner, Rossi Morreale is in the United Kingdom which is the birthplace of Field Target competitions. The crew is in Bisley, England at the Bisley Field Target Organisation which is also one of the biggest clubs in the country. Field Target and Hunter Field Target were the 2 types of competitions that Rossi was able to participate in and observe with the help of competitors from both fields. Rossi was able to spend time learning about Field Target competitions from competitors Justin Wood (PCP Shooter) and Steve Privett (Spring Shooter), both are championship level shooters. Rossi finishes out the episode trying his hand at Hunter Field Target competitions with help from competitors Angus Williams (HFT PCP Shooter) and Gary Chillingsworth (HFT Springer Shooter). Tune in as Rossi learns a lot about these various disciplines.
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In this episode of American Airgunner, Rossi Morreale is visiting with some of his favorite brands at the 2019 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rossi begins the episode by visiting with Brocock checking out the all-new Commander Cerakote edition airgun. This airgun comes with all the bells and whistles but can also be customized to your liking. Next up, we visit with Predator International to learn what they’ve been up to in the world of pellets. Richard Dixon of Pellet International informs us of a resurgence in the .20 caliber airgun and their development of a 15 grain .20 caliber pellet. Scott Billingsley of Hawke Optics breaks down some changes to the Airmax and Frontier line of scopes. Rossi then visits with Scott Stevens and the Air Venturi booth where they discuss the new XDM and M1 carbine airguns that came out this spring. Also, breaking news for Seneca, they came out with a .25 caliber in the Aspen model. One of the biggest companies in airguns is Velocity Outdoors. Phillip Guadalupe of Velocity Outdoors speaks with Rossi about the Benjamin Mag-Fire model of airguns and the new models they came out with this year in that line of airguns. The Mag-Fire Mission, Mag-Fire Ultra, Mag-Fire Nomad are all new offerings in the Mag-Fire line. Rossi wraps up the show by talking with Stephanie Kee of Sig Sauer to discuss all of their new offerings in the airsoft and airgun world. Lastly, Rossi couldn’t leave Las Vegas and Shot Show without heading to the range and enjoying some time with some of the coolest guns he may have seen the entire weekend. Rossi ends the segment showcasing Sig Sauer’s PCP air rifle the MCX Vertus. We’ll see you next year Vegas!
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On this episode of American Airgunner, Rossi Morreale and Rosco Morreale are hunting whitetails in Bowie, Texas at the StoneRidge Wildlife Ranch during the first-ever legal airgun whitetail deer hunting season. The guys will be hunting with 3 different versions of the AirForce Texan airgun. They have the Original Texan Big Bore Air Rifle, the Texan SS Big Bore Air Rifle, and the Texan Carbine. Rossi is excited to return the favor by taking his dad on a good old fashion buck hunt almost 33 years since his father introduced him to the sport. Tune in as the guys hunt hard and are able to find success in Texas.
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In the first episode of an all-new season of American Airgunner, Rossi is attending “The Super Bowl of Airgun Events” the Extreme Benchrest Shooting Competition. The Extreme Benchrest event takes place every year in Mesa, Arizona where competitors are shooting for a $5,000 grand prize! This competition draws shooters from all over the world. Tune in as Rossi interviews some of the top competitors and breaks down the 5 things you need to be an Extreme Benchrest speed silhouette shooter.
5 Things You Need To Be a Good Speed Silhouette Shooter
The last thing you need to be a good speed silhouette shooter is TALENT! Which Rossi is lacking!! Lol
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During this segment of American Airgunner, Rossi Morreale is at StoneRidge Wildlife Ranch in Bowie, Texas talking about the features of a .25 caliber Air Arms S510 XS Ultimate Sporter. This gun is the Cadillac of air rifles, perfect for competition shooting, Rossi decides to take the Air Arms for a nighttime patrol for raccoons and possums.
60 shots in .177, 55 shots in .22, 40 shots in .25
Accessory rail under forearm with built-in adjustable sling mount
Includes 2 rotary magazines, 4 hex wrenches, fill adapter and airgun oil
The Ultimate Sporter Xtra XS takes one of the most cherished platforms among airgunners worldwide and adds even more value to an airgun platform at the height of its powers. Now with the introduction of a regulator to this system, the Air Arms S510 Xtra XS is the S510 action perfected, giving shooters more consistency and shots per fill than ever before.
This XS features an all-weather, Ultimate Sporter tactical black Soft-Touch stock with seamless fit and finish that reflects Air Arms dedication to traditional craftsmanship. Born for long woodland hunting, the XS includes checkering on the grip and forend ensuring a sure hold, further enhanced by an adjustable cheekpiece and buttpad. Each of these rifles includes integrated sling mounts for field carry and an accessory rail ready to accept a bipod or palm shelf.
Airgunners dreamed of a regulated S510, and Air Arms delivered, all while boosting the power of the increasingly popular .25 caliber. With this regulated upgrade, the XS can achieve a whopping 44 ft-lbs in .25, 32 ft-lbs in .22 and 20 ft-lbs in .177. Power isn’t the only thing increasing in the XS. The Xtra’s regulator offers increased consistency and shot counts from its 288cc cylinder, delivering an impressive 60 (.177), 55 (.22) and 40 (.25) shots per fill with minimal velocity change. These long-shot strings are further aided by a built-in power adjuster to balance power and shot count. Each XS Xtra features the prized Lothar Walther barrel, which gives this platform its renowned accuracy. Each rifle includes 2 of Air Arms perfected 10-shot indexing magazines, smooth sidelever cocking mechanism, and an easy to read built-in manometer.
The Air Arms Ultimate Sporter platform has turned heads at the range since 2013 with shots so accurate they require a double-take. If you want the longest, most consistent shot strings with surgical accuracy, join the elite ranks of Air Arms airgunners with S510 Ultimate Sporter XS Xtra.
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In 2017 at Extreme Benchrest the Knockdown Silo Open Class Champion Matt Dubber was the epitome of a true sportsman, be gifting part of his winnings, an FX Streamline from Utah Airguns to a much younger and new competitor David Belote. Not everyone has a mentor or receives the guidance needed to properly learn about hunting and shooting sports. This act of generosity and kindness is exactly what the shooting sports world needs. With individuals like Matt Dubber and Ted Bier to help these young shooters along their paths, competitive airgun shooting is headed in the right direction. The future is bright for young David.
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On this episode of American Airgunner, Rossi is getting innovative by bowfishing for stingray with an airgun off the coast of Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay with Bryan Ware and Chad Simon of Lethal Air. The guys at Lethal Air have adapted airguns so that they are able to shoot an arrow and retrieve it just like you would with regular bowfishing equipment. Tune in as Rossi and the guys go on an epic trip unlike any we’ve seen before!
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On the latest installment of Rossi’s Reviews, Rossi is sending pellets down range with 0.25” caliber Umarex Gauntlet PCP Air Rifle. To start the review Rossi fires 24 shots at 100 yards while monitoring the fps for all 24 shots. The shots measured from 922 fps to 866 fps at the end of the group. Much to our surprise, the Gauntlet shot faster than advertised, it’s advertised at 895 fps. Rossi finished up the review taking shots at various field targets while showcasing the Gauntlet’s accuracy. The Umarex Gauntlet is an unbelievable gun, it’s accurate and consistent. It’s a great entry level gun that comes in at an affordable price in $299.99. This fantastic air gun can be found at Pyramid Air!
Umarex Gauntlet Air Rifle
3,000 psi, 13 cu. in. removable tank
1,100 psi regulator (.177 and .22)
1,900 psi regulator for .25 cal
Incredibly quiet – fully moderated
Adjustable Single-Stage Trigger
Height adjustable cheek piece
11mm Dovetail rail
Easy foster quick-disconnect fitting
Pressure release key
Includes 1 (10 shot in .177 and .22, 8 shot in .25) rotary magazine and 1 single shot tray
PCP airgunners long for affordable guns that are consistent as well as powerful, and Umarex has answered the call!
The Gauntlet PCP repeater that balances tremendous shot strings, with incredible power and accuracy all for a competitive price. With the onboard regulator, the Gauntlet uses less air; improving accuracy, and the amount of shots per charge on its 3000 psi tank. Once the pressure is low, you can either refill the tank using the standard Foster quick connect fitting or simply unscrew the tank with the included pressure release key to switch out your tank. As long as the pressure gauge is in the green, your shots will stay consistent. Umarex tested both .177 (7.9 grain) and .22 (14.3 grain) lead pellets, achieving 60(.22) or 70 (.177) shots on a single fill! With a velocity of 1000 fps in .177 and 900 fps in .22, the Gauntlet has no problem sending lead downrange in a hurry.
Each caliber features a single shot tray and a 10 round rotating magazine so you can spend less time reloading and more time taking rapid-fire bolt-action shots. The fully-moderated barrel quiets your shots, making it a perfect platform for blasting away at backyard targets or eliminating pests. Its all-weather synthetic stock comes with integrated studs for the addition of a sling for convenient carrying in the field. A standard dovetail mount is ready for mounting the optics system of your choice.
Umarex threw down the gauntlet for a PCP that’s accurate, consistent, and affordable. What more could you ask for?
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Straight pull speed-bolt with 2 lbs cocking effort
3-lb trigger weight
Regulated to 3,000 psi per shot
4,500 fill pressure (24 cubic inch carbon fiber tank)
Built-in manometer (pressure gauge)
Weaver/Picatinny optics rail
PolyOne designed and manufactured stock
AR Magpul style grip
Integrated rear sling stud
3 slots in forearm grip to accept M-LOK attachments
Quick Disconnect Foster fitting
75-inch overall length
5 pound overall weight unloaded without scope
5-inch barrel length with full-length composite shroud
Made in the USA
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On this episode of American Airgunner, Rossi Morreale and Bri Van Scotter, host of Wilderness to Table are wrapping up their blackbuck hunt with Bri demonstrating a delicious and simple way of preparing wild game. For this hunting camp meal, Bri and Rossi are searing fresh blackbuck tenderloin and serving them over a beautiful spinach salad.
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