Most Powerful Spring Air Guns

Most Powerful Spring Air Guns

Typically the old style spring air guns are not very powerful, usually having muzzle velocities around 300-400 fps such as the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun, however there are some, that are very powerful such as the Crosman NP line of break barrel air guns. Some of these air guns hit the 1,500 fps mark.

Just a side note: Break barrel air rifles are essentially spring air type pellet guns. They just call them break barrel because that’s how you charge/cock the action. The power system is still Spring Air.

Most Powerful Spring Air Pellet Guns

  • Benjamin Trail NP XL1500 Air Rifle – 1500 fps
  • Umarex Octane Elite .177 Air Rifle – 1450 fps
  • Crosman Ironhide .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Vaporizer .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Diamondback Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Quest .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Valiant .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Mayhem .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • Crosman Rogue .177 Air Rifle – 1400 fps
  • RWS Model 460 Magnum Spring Air Pellet Gun – 1350 fps

Benjamin/Crosman Trail NP XL1500 Air Rifle

This is the most powerful production spring air or break barrel air rifle available. Velocities can reach 1500 fps with alloy pellets.

This is a great air gun for hunting small game out to 100 yards. It’s very accurate and comes with a 3-9 power 40 mm rifle scope. It powerful enough for fox, rabbits, rats, birds of all sizes, ringtail, prairie dogs, frogs and small coyote.

Trail NP XL1500 Features

  • Hardwood thumbhole stock with recoil pad
  • Break barrel/spring air power system
  • Muzzle velocities up to 1500 fps
  • Adjustable trigger
  • Nitro Piston power system
  • 70% less noise than typical spring air guns
  • 3 – 9 x 40 mm Centerpoint scope
  • Bull barrel – steel rifled
  • Picatinny rail mount
  • Sling mounts
  • Weight 8.5 lbs
  • Single shot action
  • Lever safety
  • Retail Price $309

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Umarex Octane Elite Air Rifle

The Octane Elite air rifle is the 2nd most powerful spring air type rifle having a muzzle velocity up to 1450 fps. Umarex makes some really nice air guns and the Octane is one of the best.

Octane Elite .177 cal Air Rifle Features

  • Muzzle velocities up to 1450 fps with alloy pellets
  • Umarex StopShox recoil and vibration reducing system
  • Composite thumbhole stock
  • 3 – 9 x 40 mm rifle scope
  • ReAxis power system generates more power
  • 5 chamber noise dampening system reduce muzzle blast noise
  • .177 caliber – lead and alloy pellets
  • Adjustable fiber optic sights
  • Adjustable trigger
  • Picatinny rail mount
  • Retail Price $249.99

The following link will take you to Amazon.com where you can buy this spring air rifle at a discounted price (save around $60)….Buy at Amazon.com.

Crosman Rogue Spring Air Gun

The Crosman Rogue is one of the newer break barrel models from Crosman. It features Crosman’s latest noise dampening system barrel shroud. It’s highly effective and allows you to shoot in your backyard without disturbing your neighbors. It also does not spook game while hunting. The Rogue is a really attractive air gun and is very powerful with a muzzle velocity of up to 1400 fps with alloy pellets. It’s a top contender in powerful spring air guns and priced around $300.

Crosman Rogue Air Gun Features

  • Break Barrel/ Spring Air powered
  • SBD sound dampening system
  • Synthetic stock
  • Adjustable sights
  • .177 cal – lead and alloy pellets
  • 3-9 x 40 mm rifle scope
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Adjustable 2 stage trigger
  • Picatinny rail mount
  • Sling mounts
  • Nitro Piston 2 power system
  • Weight 7.4 lbs
  • Lever safety
  • Retail Price $299

Crosman Diamondback Spring Air Rifle

The Crosman Diamondback air rifle is another powerhouse with a muzzle velocity approaching 1,400 fps. This is faster than a .22 LR which hits around 1,200 fps. This is a great air gun for hunting small game out to 100 yards or so. It really shines when hunting birds but also fox, rabbits, squirrels and small coyote.

The Diamondback has a unique stock/grip. It’s very similar to the AR-15 pistol grip and is very comfortable. Nice job Crosman!

Crosman Diamondback Air Rifle Features

  • Powerful spring air/break barrel action – up to 1400 fps
  • SBD noise dampening suppressor
  • Adjustable sights
  • Adjustable 2 stage trigger
  • CenterPoint 3-9 x 40 mm rifle scope
  • Durable synthetic AR-15 style stock
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • Weight 8.5 lbs
  • Lever safety
  • Retail Price $189.99

RWS Model 460 Magnum Spring Air Rifle

The Diana RWS Model 460 Magnum, which is distributed by Umarex, is a premium spring air rifle with lots of power. It’s available in .177 and .22 calibers and features a single stroke cocking lever. Let’s look at the features.

  • Under-lever cocking arm – superior leverage reduces cocking effort
  • Spring air power system
  • Hardwood Monte Carlo stock
  • High quality German engineering
  • Highly accurate to 100 yards
  • Integrated 11 mm dovetail rail for optics mounting
  • Includes a 4 x 32 mm scope with mounting rings
  • Top side loading port for easy loading of pellets
  • Micro-adjustable sights,
  • Shoots .22 caliber pellets at up to 1000 fps
  • Retail Price $599.00

The .177 caliber Model 460 Magnum shoots .177 pellets at up to 1350 fps. If you prefer higher velocities for longer range hunting or target shooting then the .177 caliber model 460 is what you want.