New Umarex Gauntlet 30 Announced
Now there’s another version of the Gauntlet! The Umarex Gauntlet 30 is a.30 caliber version of the Gauntlet 2.
As with previous Gauntlet models, the company continues to push the price/performance envelope with this platform. The Gauntlet 30 offers no less than 99 Ft/Lbs of Muzzle Energy for a Street Price of just $479.99. That has to make it attractive to airgun hunters and long-range benchrest shooters on a budget.
To be specific, the company’s claim is that the Gauntlet 30 produces a Muzzle Velocity of 1,000 FPS using 44.75 Grain pellets. That actually calculates out to 99.39 Ft/Lbs of Muzzle Energy. So there’s a chance that it could exceed the magic 100 Ft/Lbs with a heavier pellet…
High Pressure Air is provided by the 4,500 PSI, 24 Cubic Inch regulated tank that debuted on the HAM Gold Award-winning Gauntlet 2. Of course, more – make that a LOT MORE – air is required per shot for the .30 caliber version.
So, in this case, the .30 caliber Gauntlet uses a regulator pressure of 2,800 PSI. However, Umarex tells HAM the the consistent shot count is still a creditable 25 shots.
In spite of the larger caliber, the Umarex Gauntlet 30 is still obviously a Gauntlet. It has the same basic external configuration, although clearly there are internal changes, combined with a new breech, bolt and 7-round magazine.
There’s also built-in capability to adjust the hammer spring weight. Ah here could be the way to exceed 100 Ft/Lbs! And, given what’s expected to be a loud report, the barrel is threaded with 1/2 – 20 threads for the attachment of a silencer.
Continued unchanged from the Gauntlet 2 are the synthetic stock with forearm slots for M-Lok accessories, the adjustable cheekpiece and the oversize, knurled bolt handle. The trigger remains the same, too.
As with other Gauntlets, the .30 cal version ships with two magazines and a single shot tray.
Pyramyd Air is already allowing pre-orders for the Umarex Gauntlet 30. They show an estimated availability date of April 20, 2022. You’ll find this .30 cal version in a drop-down from Pyramyd’s regular Gauntlet 2 page.