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2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews To Date

Yes, it’s frightening, but we’re half way through the year already! So let’s take a look at the 2020 most popular air rifle reviews to date in Hard Air Magazine.

As always, this listing reflects the preferences of HAM readers. This is YOUR list and shows the models you are most interested to read about. Thank you!

In the first six months of 2020, HAM readers read a total of over 380,000 product reviews. That’s an increase of 40% over the 2020 readership for the comparable period.

In total, you spent over 25,000 hours reading HAM product reviews in the first six months of 2020. WOW!

So what have you been reading? Here’s the list of your 2020 most popular air rifle reviews to date…

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews To Date


Number One – Weihrauch HW100 PCP Air Rifle

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews To Date

The HW100 is a classic PCP that’s a favorite of both HAM readers and testers! It placed second in this list for 2019. Not only that, but the HAM review of the bullpup version – the HW100BP – placed just outside this list at number 11.

Coincidentally, we published a separate story about why the HW100 is the best air rifle for you very recently. You can check it out here.

As a HAM Gold Award winner, the HW100 offers quality and accuracy at a competitive price.

Congratulations to Weihrauch!

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Weihrauch HW100

Second Place – Benjamin Marauder

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews

Here’s another long-running favorite! The Marauder is another HAM Gold Award winner that’s still creating strong interest.

Just this year, the new Archer Airguns Marauder Tune Kit has given a boost to the performance of this veteran PCP. It’s given readers another reason to read about and buy this classic model.

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Benjamin Marauder, Synthetic

Third Position – Gamo Swarm Maxxim

It couldn’t have been any closer! The Swarm Maxxim placed just one point below the Marauder in your list of 2020 Most Popular Air Rifle reviews To Date.

This is the multi-shot breakbarrel air rifle. It’s up from ninth position last year.

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Gamo Swarm Maxxim Multi-shot Air Rifle 0.177

Number Four – Diana Stormrider Gen 2

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews

Very close behind the Marauder and Swarm Maxxim, this Stormrider review was a clear step ahead of the airguns following it.

Another HAM Gold Award winner, you’ve also been reading the Gen 1 Stormrider review and our series of posts on upgrading the Stormrider with a Diana regulator and other accessories. This test was made with the Diana regulator installed.

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Diana Stormrider, Gen 2

Fifth Place – Bushmaster MPW Full Auto BB Gun

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews

For the first time, a full-auto, CO2-powered BB gun has made it to HAM’s most popular air rifle reviews list!

That’s an indication of how the airgun market is changing, as many airgunners are favoring rapid fire and short range plinking for fun shooting.

Yes, you guessed, the MPW is a HAM Gold Award winner. It made us smile too when we blazed away on full auto at some soda cans…

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Crosman Bushmaster MPW Full Auto BB Gun 0.177

Sixth Position – Ruger 10/22 CO2 Air Rifle

This is the second highest-ranking CO2-powered airgun in your list. But this one’s a pellet-firing reproduction of the iconic 10/22. You can read the full HAM review here.

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Ruger 10/22 CO2 Air Rifle

Number Seven – Gamo Whisper

The second entry for Gamo is another long-running breakbarrel. It’s now discontinued, however there are many similar models available from Gamo.

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Gamo Wildcat Whisper 0.22

Eighth Place – Weihrauch HW97K

2020 Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews

Another long-running HAM reader favorite from the German company. This underlever springer is another HAM Gold Award winner.

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Weihrauch HW97K Synthetic

Ninth Place – SIG SAUER MCX ASP Air Rifle

This third CO2-powered military longarm replica in your list is also a pellet-firer It uses a 20-round pellet magazine and large, 88/90 Gram CO2 cartridge for plenty of shots between breaks for re-loading. You can read the full review here.

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SIG Sauer MCX CO2 Rifle, Black 0.177

Tenth Position – Brocock Sniper XR Magnum

This Gold Award-winning PCP was only reviewed in late March. Yet it still makes your “Top Ten” in spite of having just three months of exposure. That’s an indication of the strong interest in this new model from the English company.

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Brocock Sniper XR Magnum

So that’s our 2020 most popular air rifle reviews to date. Again, thanks to everyone for reading HAM test reviews!

Will these models still be leading the pack at the end of 2020? We’ll find out in six months time…

P.S. For fun, you might like to see how the rankings played out in the first half of 2019. It’s an interesting comparison!