.25 Caliber Umarex Gauntlet Now Available
Umarex USA Inc. has announced that the regulated .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet PCP air rifle is now shipping from major airgun dealers.
The Gauntlet offers the larger .25 caliber for the same market driving MSRP of $299.99 as the smaller – .177 and .22 caliber – models.
The manufacturer claims that the .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet provides up to 27 consistent, shots from one fill of its 13-cubic inch capacity HPA regulated tank. The 1,900 psi built-in regulator delivers consistent velocity from shot-to-shot for long, flat shot strings, they say. This translates directly into outstanding accuracy for a successful day of small to mid-game hunting or serious target shooting.
The .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet is specified to give up to 27 consistent shots at 895 FPS with a 25 grain pellet. That’s around 45 Ft/Lbs of Muzzle Energy.
Umarex says that the .25 caliber Gauntlet is unmatched when combining its inherent accuracy, flexible features, power level and price. Shooters can have confidence in the energy transfer into its target without variations in velocity due to changing tank pressure—the “shot curve” characteristic of unregulated PCP air rifles, they say. As long as the built-in pressure gauge remains above 1,900 psi, the regulated Gauntlet generates rock-steady velocity and terminal energy.
HAM previously tested the .22 caliber version of this air rifle and found good FPS consistency in that gun. It gained a HAM Gold Award. That consistency is likely to be achieved in the .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet also.
You can also find out more about all calibers of the Gauntlet – including .25 – in the HAM book “Choosing And Shooting The Umarex Gauntlet”. This is in stock and available at less than $20.00 from Amazon and contains a huge amount of information. It’s great value if you already have a Gauntlet, or are thinking about buying one!
The .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet multi-shot, bolt-action repeater uses economical, easily loaded, interchangeable 8-shot magazines for rapid fire or follow-up shots in the field. One magazine is supplied with the gun and additional magazines are available as an accessory.
The Gauntlet’s 3,000 psi air tank is filled using the built-in, standard Foster quick connect fitting and the Umarex SuperFill hand pump or a high pressure electric air compressor.
A simple pressure release key allows the compact regulated air tank to be removed when pressure is low. It can be replaced with another, fully-charged air tank providing even more consistent shots, without the need to carry bulky high pressure air re-fill tanks or a pump.
Fully moderated by its full-length shroud, the Umarex Gauntlet is quiet, too. Both stealthy backyard target shooters and serious hunters benefit from its ability to provide rapid, near-silent, full-power follow-up shots on demand.
As with the other calibers, the .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet, it has an integral standard 11 mm dovetail rail for scope mounting. Umarex USA suggests using the 4-16×44 Gauntlet Scope from Axeon Optics, which includes rings ready for mounting to the Gauntlet.