Most Powerful Pellet Guns

Most Powerful Pellet Guns

The absolute most powerful pellet guns available today are the Crosman/Benjamin Bulldog and the Gamo Big Bore TC35 and TC45. These are commercial production guns. There are a few custom pellet guns with more power but they cost $2,000+.

The Crosman/Benjamin Bulldog is a .357 caliber PCP or Pre-Charged Pneumatic pellet gun with a muzzle velocity of up to 800 fps with a 145 grain lead pellet.

Bulldog Features:

  • Bullpup compact design – 36″ overall length
  • Synthetic non-slip stock
  • Bolt action single shot
  • PCP powered
  • .357 big bore caliber
  • Muzzle velocity up to 800 fps
  • 26″ Picatinny rail mount
  • Baffle-less SoundTrap shroud reduces sound levels
  • 10 shot per PCP tank fill
  • Reversible bolt
  • 5 shot magazine
  • Weight 7.70 lbs
  • Retail Price $899.99

The Gamo Big Bore TC45 is a .457 caliber PCP pellet gun with a muzzle velocity of 800 fps with a 350 grain lead pellet.

Gamo TC45 and TC35 Features

  • .45 caliber or .357 big bore
  • PCP powered
  • 350 grain lead pellet at 800 fps/ 190 grain at 1000 fps
  • Single shot action
  • Noise dampening barrel shroud
  • Adjustable 2 stage trigger
  • 480 cc carbon fiber gas cylinder
  • 10-40 shots before recharging
  • Picatinny rail mount
  • Retail Price $1000

The Gamo Big Bore TC35 shoots a 190 grain .357 lead pellet at 1000 fps.

Out of these 3 pellet guns the Gamo Big Bore TC45 is much more powerful. It shoots are larger diameter pellet (.457 vs .357) that weighs twice (350 grain vs 145 grain) as much as the Bulldog’s .357 pellet with the same velocity.

350 grain .45 caliber lead pellets from Air Venturi

So how much do they cost?

These 2 big bore pellet guns are not cheap. But they’re not unaffordable either. The Crosman/Benjamin Bulldog runs about $700 and the Gamo TC35 or TC45 about $1000.

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These 2 pellet guns are well made, accurate and very powerful. You can hunt big game with either of these 2 pellet guns. Some examples of game taken with these are as follows: deer, antelope, bear, wild boar, African Plains game, elk, predators and exotics.

If you’re looking to spend a bit less money but still want a very powerful pellet rifle then here are some great options in .22 and .177 calibers. These pellet guns are in the $200+ range.

  • Gamo Swarm Magnum .22 cal – 1300 fps
  • Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 .22 cal – 1020 fps
  • Benjamin Trail NP XL .22 cal – 1100 fps
  • Umarex Octane Elite .177 cal – 1400 fps

Gamo Swarm Magnum Pellet Rifle

  • .22 cal high power hunting pellet rifle -1300 fps with PBA Platinum
  • Single cocking break barrel air rifle
  • 10X Quick-Shot patent pending technology that features a 10 round rotary style magazine which provides faster loading for repetitive style shooting or hunting. Simply break open the fluted polymer jacketed barrel and fire for quick follow-up shots.
  • Magnum-powered air rifle, 33 mm cylinder and IGT MACH 1. This gas piston is an upgrade from the standard IGT and delivers higher muzzle velocity while maintaining the benefits of the IGT: durable, less vibration, and smooth cocking.
  • Whisper Fusion noise suppressing technology is the quietest Gamo technology.
  • Gamo 3 – 9 x 40 mm scope with RRR (Recoil Reducing Rail) – absorbs the recoil of the rifle which increases the lifespan of the scope.
  • CAT (Custom Action Trigger) – Independently adjust 1st and 2nd stages, adjust your trigger to your personal preference, make it predictable.
  • Comfortable all-weather synthetic ambidextrous thumbhole stock
  • Retail Price $299.99
  • 5 year warranty
  • Made in Barcelona, Spain

Gamo Whisper Fusion Mach 1 Pellet Rifle

  • .177 cal pellet single cocking break barrel action
  • 1420 fps with PBA Platinum pellets
  • Powerful – IGT MACH 1 gas piston delivers higher muzzle velocity, less vibration, and smoother cocking.
  • Quiet – Gamo patent Whisper noise reduction dampening system reduces shot noise to around 70dB.
  • Accurate – take small game out to 100 yards
  • Gamo 3-9×40 scope with RRR (Recoil Reducing Rail) – Absorbs the recoil of the rifle increasing the lifespan of the scope
  • CAT (Custom Action Trigger) – Independently adjust 1st and 2nd stages, adjust your trigger to your personal preference, make it predictable.
  • Comfortable all-weather synthetic ambidextrous stock
  • Made in Spain

Benjamin Trail NP XL Pellet Rifle

The Benjamin Trail NP XL is a premium pellet gun. The stock is excellent and fits great when you shoulder the gun. The break barrel action is smooth and easy to break. This pellet gun is available in .22 and .25 calibers. Crosman/Benjamin did a great job designing and manufacturing this pellet gun. The .25 caliber model retails a little over $300 but WOW…it’s worth it.

  • Break barrel single shot action
  • .22 or .25 caliber
  • Nitro Piston powered for maximum power
  • Alloy pellet velocity 1100 fps, 950 fps with lead pellets
  • Steel rifled barrel
  • Weight 8.5 lbs
  • Real hardwood checkered thumbhole style stock
  • 2 stage adjustable trigger
  • 3-9 x 40 mm AO scope
  • Lever type safety

Umarex Octane Elite Pellet Rifle

  • Upgraded version of the Umarex Octane
  • Advanced Umarex StopShox anti-recoil and anti-vibration technology
  • Newly designed rugged synthetic textured stock
  • Includes 3-9 x 40 mm rifle scope and scope rings
  • Features the Umarex ReAxis power system that reverses the axis of the power system to generate more power, muzzle velocity, and energy
  • The five chamber SilencAir sound dampener is permanently attached to the air rifle barrel to reduce muzzle blast and maximize stealth
  • Thumbhole stock
  • Fiber optic sights
  • Break barrel action system
  • Shoots .177 caliber pellets up to 1400 fps
  • Retail Price $199.99

Deer Hunting With an Air Rifle?

Can you hunt deer with an air rifle?

..short answer is YES.

The Epox Badger is a .40 cal PCP air rifle that shoots 180-252 grain hollow point pellets and can take deer out to 75 yards. The 180 grain pellet does about 800 fps while the 252 grain pellet does 700 fps. The Badger can shoot 3 pellets without a recharge. The 40 cal Badger retails for $700.00

Watch this deer hunt video featuring the Epox Badger .40 cal air rifle.