Let’s Take A First Look At The Umarex AirSaber PCP Arrow Rifle
The Umarex AirSaber PCP Arrow Rifle is a new dedicated arrow-firing air rifle. It’s clearly intended for hunting. The first public showing will be at the 2020 SHOT Show on 21 January, but HAM can bring you an exclusive first look today!
The AirSaber is a bolt-action PCP air rifle that will be available with a bundled Axeon Optics archery scope at a MSRP of $369.99. That includes three 350 Grain carbon fiber arrows with field points. It will also be available without the scope at an MSRP of $319.99.
Umarex USA tells HAM that six-packs of Umarex Straight Flight Technology arrows will be available at a MSRP of $39.99.
Below we see the Umarex AirSaber PCP Arrow Rifle with an arrow quiver attached and with a Leapers UTG bipod mounted under the forend. These are additional cost items, of course.
The Umarex AirSaber PCP Arrow Rifle can be filled with High Pressure Air to a maximum of 3,625 PSI fill pressure. The company claims that will result in up to 25 effective shots per fill.
The maximum Muzzle Energy is specified as being up to 177.5 Ft/Lbs – that’s 478 FPS. As the AirSaber is not regulated, Umarex USA is publishing shot count/velocity information to help owners understand the impact of falling pressure as successive arrows are fired.
This data shows the results from filling to a “typical” 3,000 PSI that can be achieved by most people with a HPA hand pump. They then show the results from filling to the maximum 3,625 PSI…
There’s a two-stage trigger, manual safety and olive green synthetic thumbhole stock. Picatinny rails are provided on top of the breech for scope mounting. There are three further short rails around the forend as accessory mounting points.
Filling with air is facilitated by a fill probe with built-in male quick disconnect. The pressure gauge is sensibly located in the underside of the stock, ahead of the trigger. This is one of the best locations for a pressure gauge on any PCP air rifle as it avoids the necessity to “look down the barrel” to check pressure, as it the case with end-mounted gauges.
The Umarex AirSaber PCP Arrow Rifle is loaded by inserting an arrow from the “muzzle” end of the gun – while the safety is on “safe”, of course. The Umarex arrows are supplied with field points, but broadheads can easily be fitted , if preferred.
HAM will have a full test review of this interesting new air rifle tomorrow. This will give you a lot more information on this interesting new hunting airgun. Watch this space!!!