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2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews

Here are the 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews in Hard Air Magazine.

During the course of 2018 HAM readers – that’s you – read well over HALF A MILLION airgun product reviews in Hard Air Magazine. That’s a huge number and it’s an increase of nearly 20% over 2017.

As the average time you spent reading HAM reviews was over 4 minutes, it’s clear that you found these reviews useful and worth spending your quality time reading them. Thank you!

So this really is YOUR choice of the 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews. Here they are…

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Top Position – American Tactical Nova Freedom

The Nova Freedom is an innovative and interesting PCP with a built-in pump. It’s selling at a great price, too! This is a HAM Gold Award winner. And it was a good head above the next-ranking most popular airgun reviews.

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American Tactical Nova Freedom

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Two – Diana Outlaw

The Outlaw just pipped two other competitors in the HAM 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews. It’s an interesting and attractive PCP that’s available in .177 cal, .22 caliber and .25. It also scored a HAM Gold Award in our review.

If you want a ton more information beyond the review, it’s all in the HAM hard copy book Choosing and Shooting The Diana Outlaw.

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Diana Outlaw

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Three – FX Impact

Close behind the Outlaw was the FX Impact. Yet another HAM Gold Award winner, the Impact is certainly near the top of many airgunners “wish list”!

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FX Impact X Black

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Number Four – Weihrauch HW100

Almost too close to call in our 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews and just a few points behind the Impact was another long-term favorite, the Weihrauch HW 100. This PCP is a favorite of several HAM testers, for good reason, as you’ll read in this review.

And, oh yes, it’s a HAM Gold Award winner, too!

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Weihrauch HW100 .177 Cal

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Five – Umarex Gauntlet

The Gauntlet changed the game in the PCP market. This HAM review covered the .22 caliber model. There’s another new review dedicated to the latest .25 caliber version. Both are HAM Gold Award winners.

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Umarex Gauntlet PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Six – Gamo Swarm Maxxim

This was the gun that started the multi-shot breakbarrel trend.HAM found the cocking and loading to be flawless when we tested the Swarm Maxxim in this review. It’s a HAM Bronze Award winner.

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Gamo Swarm Maxxim IGT Air Rifle

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Seven – Weihrauch HW97K

Another perennial favorite, the HW97K was another very close call for the German company. The HAM Team liked this underlever Weihrauch springer a lot. It was another HAM Gold Award winner in our review.

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Weihrauch HW97K

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Eight – Diana Stormrider

The Stormrider just squeezes into eighth place in HAM’s 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews. Another popular low-priced PCP, it gained a HAM Gold Award in our review of the original Generation One version. Current models are substantially similar but have a couple of improvements.

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Diana Stormrider PCP Air Rifle

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Nine – SIG SAUER MCX

The MCX was one of the original SIG Air products. It continues to be very popular with a huge range of buyers. The MCX scored 65% in its HAM test review. The only CO2-powered firearms replica in this list, like its close cousin the MPX, it’s widely used as a plinker and firearms trainer.

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SIG Sauer MCX CO2 Rifle + Scope, Black

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Number Ten – Gamo Coyote

Last in this list, but far from last in HAM’s 2018 top ten most popular air rifle reviews is this Gamo PCP. It just pipped the Benjamin Marauder out of the tenth slot.

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Gamo Coyote PCP Air Rifle

2018 Top Ten Most Popular Air Rifle Reviews


Again, thanks to all of you for reading HAM’s test reviews throughout the year! In the next post, we’ll check out the most popular air pistol reviews of 2018.