Are PCP Air Rifles More Powerful Than Other Types Of Air Rifle?

Are PCP Air Rifles More Powerful Than Other Types Of Air Rifle?

One of the most common questions people have when they’re considering which air rifle to buy is “are PCP more powerful than spring?”.

Well the answer is: no, PCP rifles aren’t any more powerful than other types of air rifle. The maximum power you can legally buy in the UK is 12ft/lbs, and there are many spring powered, CO2 powered and PCP powered air rifles that fire just below that limit.

Why You Might Have Heard People Say They’re More Powerful

If we’re comparing power, as we said there’s no difference. However there is a difference in terms of accuracy when it comes to PCP vs other types of air rifle.

That means you’re going to be able to shoot things at longer range, because the accuracy is better.

Why Is The Accuracy Better?

The main reason is because PCP rifles have no recoil, so you don’t lose the sight picture through the scope.

However another factor is that some PCP rifles have a regulator fitted, which ensure the same amount of power output per shot.

If you’d like to learn more about air rifles with a regulator, click here.

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