Most Accurate Long-Range Air Rifles

  • Written By Eric Crouch on April 8, 2020
    Last Updated: February 4, 2021

When looking for a good long-range air rifle, your main concerns should be power output, accuracy and stability. A long-range rifle will have enough power to hit targets of 100 yards or more and enough accuracy to hit that target within at least a 3-inch radius.


Our Top Picks

In a hurry? Check out the table below to see a helpful overview of each of our favorite products. Keep scrolling down to see a more in-depth review of each item.

Best All- Rounder
Benjamin Marauder BP2264S Synthetic Stock PCP-Powered .22-Caliber Pellet Multi-Shot Bolt-Action Hunting Air Rifle , Black
Hatsan Mod 135 Vortex QuietEnergy.22cal Airgun, Walnut
Air Arms S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC, Black Soft Touch air Rifle (.22 Caliber)
Benjamin Armada BTAP22SX PCP-Powered Multi-Shot Bolt Action .22-Caliber Pellet Hunting And Target Air Rifle With 4-16x50 mm Riflescope , Black
Power/Velocity (FPS) (ft-lbs)

.177: 1000 FPS
.22 : 1000 FPS
.25 : 860 FPS

25 – 33 ft.-lbs (all cal.)

.22: 1200 FPS
.3: 580 FPS

31 ft.-lbs (both cal.)

.77: 20 ft-lbs
.22: 32 ft-lbs
.25: 44 ft-lbs

.22: 1000 FPS
.25: 750 FPS

34-42 ft-lbs (both cal.)

Weight
8.2 lbs.
9.9 lbs
8.37 lbs
8.2 lbs
Best Use
Best All- Rounder
Best on a Budget
Best for the Hunter
Best for Serious Long-Range Target Practice
Best All- Rounder
Benjamin Marauder BP2264S Synthetic Stock PCP-Powered .22-Caliber Pellet Multi-Shot Bolt-Action Hunting Air Rifle , Black
Power/Velocity (FPS) (ft-lbs)

.177: 1000 FPS
.22 : 1000 FPS
.25 : 860 FPS

25 – 33 ft.-lbs (all cal.)

Weight
8.2 lbs.
Best Use
Best All- Rounder
Hatsan Mod 135 Vortex QuietEnergy.22cal Airgun, Walnut
Power/Velocity (FPS) (ft-lbs)

.22: 1200 FPS
.3: 580 FPS

31 ft.-lbs (both cal.)

Weight
9.9 lbs
Best Use
Best on a Budget
Air Arms S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC, Black Soft Touch air Rifle (.22 Caliber)
Power/Velocity (FPS) (ft-lbs)

.77: 20 ft-lbs
.22: 32 ft-lbs
.25: 44 ft-lbs

Weight
8.37 lbs
Best Use
Best for the Hunter
Benjamin Armada BTAP22SX PCP-Powered Multi-Shot Bolt Action .22-Caliber Pellet Hunting And Target Air Rifle With 4-16x50 mm Riflescope , Black
Power/Velocity (FPS) (ft-lbs)

.22: 1000 FPS
.25: 750 FPS

34-42 ft-lbs (both cal.)

Weight
8.2 lbs
Best Use
Best for Serious Long-Range Target Practice

Benjamin Marauder PCP Bolt-Action Air Rifle

Our Top Pick
Benjamin Marauder PCP Bolt-Action Air Rifle

Benjamin Marauder PCP Bolt-Action Air Rifle

Overall, the Benjamin Marauder PCP Powered Air rifle is a great gun for multiple uses. Its high power, precise shot and excellent accuracy make a great air rifle at 100 yards or more.

Our Score9.7 / 10

The Benjamin Marauder PCP powered Air Rifle comes in .177, .22, and .25 calibers. The .22 version is the best option for targets at 100 yards, it has plenty of power for long-distance shooting, and combined with a good quality .22 pellet you’ll have no problem with the shot holding a straight trajectory.

This rifle packs enough punch for long-range hunting situations and target practice, the price isn’t bad either, and you get a lot of gun for the money. The build quality is outstanding and overall, the gun is very durable and can be used for most shooting prospects.

The Marauder has an adjustable raised comb making it a great rifle for long-range shooting as you can raise the gun’s point of impact which, when hitting small birds and pests from a long distance means you can see the target clearly rather than having to cover it with the barrel of your gun. This rifle is very precise, offers an ultra-quiet shot, and the 10-round magazine provides its user with fast follow-up shots, making the Benjamin Marauder ideal for hunting and long-range target practice

Pros
  • Adjustable raised comb (ideal for long-ranged shooting)
  • High powered
  • Extremely accurate
  • Synthetic Stock (making this gun great in all-weather conditions)
  • Reversible bolt action
Cons
  • Quite heavy compared to other PCPs on the market suited
  • Can need a bit of tweaking out of the box to get the accuracy right

Hatsan Model 135 Vortex Qe Air Rifle

Hatsan Model 135 Vortex Qe Air Rifle

Hatsan Model 135 Vortex Qe Air Rifle

The Hatsan Model 135 Vortex QE is all the gun you need for half the price. Overall, it’s a quiet, traditionally styled powerhouse that will cater well to your long-range needs. If you’re looking for a 100-yard rifle without breaking the bank, then look no further.

Our Score9.1 / 10

The Hatsan Model 135 Vortex QE comes in both .22 and .3 calibers. It’s a brilliant air rifle for the money and offers its user a high-end rifle for a low-end price tag. It’s the only gun on our list that isn’t a PCP rifle, it is charged using a gas-ram system and is a break barrel rifle.

Even though this rifle isn’t a pre-charged pneumatic, it still offers outstanding power and range (1200 FPS in 0.22 caliber and 580 FPS in 0.3 caliber) and the .22 version of the rifle is ideal for 100-yard applications.

This rifle has an adjustable cheek rest, is very comfortable to hold, and has great stability when shooting. It’s also reasonably quiet considering it’s a high-powered gas-ram gun.

The break barrel offers a nostalgic classic feel and its traditional looks along with its Turkish walnut stock are very pleasing to the eye.

Pros
  • Great power (1200 FPS)
  • Very quiet for a gun of this power
  • Great value for money
  • Comes with an entry-level scope
Cons
  • Quite a flimsy safety mechanism
  • A little heavy for prolonged use

Air ARMS S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC Air Rifle

Air ARMS S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC Air Rifle

Air ARMS S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC Air Rifle

The Air Arms S510 XS Xtra brings power, accuracy, precision, and durability to the table, making this gun our personal favorite for hunting long-range. Couple this rifle with a great scope such as the UTG Hunter Scope and you’ve got yourself the ultimate outfit for all your hunting needs. Whether shooting at 20 yards or 120 yards the XS Xtra is guaranteed to hit your target with tremendous power and precision.

Our Score8.9 / 10

The Air Arms S510 XS Ultimate Sporter Xtra FAC Air Rifle is the only 100-yard outfit you need for taking down small-to-medium game from a distance. It offers the user excellent build quality and outstanding power with the great feature of a built-in adjustable power regulator, giving you complete control over your shot, and the ability to adjust your power depending on your environment.

The impressive size of its 288cc cylinder delivers a whopping 55 shots in .22 and 40 shots in .25 on a single charge, making it possible to travel long distances in the field without having to bring your charging cylinder with you.

The Air Arms S510 XS brings stylish stealthy looks and incredible power to the table, making this gun the ultimate powerhouse for long-range hunting. There is no need to worry about inhumane shots at distance when you’re using this rifle as the insane power coupled with a good hunting pellet will ensure your quarry gets a quick dispatch, even from 100 yards or more.

The S510 XS Xtra offers the best accuracy in its class by using the prized Lother Walther Barrel in its design, shooting 1 – 2 inch groups at 100 yards is a breeze with this gun, so hitting even the smallest of prey is achievable from a distance.

Pros
  • Two-stage adjustable trigger
  • Great power output
  • Good tank capacity
  • Consistent, powerful shots
Cons
  • Tuning can be limited with this rifle
  • The styling of the S510 isn’t to every marksman’s taste

Benjamin Armada BTAP17SX PCP Air Rifle

Benjamin Armada BTAP17SX PCP Air Rifle

Benjamin Armada BTAP17SX PCP Air Rifle

If some serious target practice at 100 yards or more is your forte, then the Benjamin Amada BTAP17SX PCP Air Rifle is the gun for you. Offering outstanding power and accuracy the Armada made number one when selecting an air rifle for the serious long-range target practice category, but it also comes in at close second for our best hunter category.

Our Score8.9 / 10

The Benjamin Armada BTAP17SX PCP Air Rifle is the perfect companion for serious long-range target practice. With its modular, versatile design and tactical looks, the Armada is guaranteed to turn heads at the range. It’s at the top of its class when it comes to accuracy and with it being a PCP rifle it provides the user with great power and multiple shots per charge.

This gun is extremely powerful with some users claiming they can puncture cans and split bottles at over 150 yards! The great power and accuracy of this air rifle make it ideal for some serious target practice at 100 yards or more.

The Armada is also uncannily quiet which makes it perfect for long-range hunting, too. It came very close to coming under our best hunter category but the S510 XS outperformed the Armada in this category. Putting the S510 XS aside, this gun is still a great buy for the long-range hunter – especially if the larger price tag of the XS puts you off.

Pros
  • Excellent aesthetics
  • Durable and high quality
  • Outstanding powder measure system
Cons
  • Slightly cheap feeling stock and build

What Makes a Good Long-Range Air Rifle?

A PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic Rifle) usually suits the user with long-range uses in mind. With great power, accuracy and customization options, the PCP is a clear winner when it comes to an air rifle best for 100 yard plus shooting.

PCP rifles have a tank that is pre-charged with air (not to be confused with CO2 Powered air rifles), this air is stored and distributed upon each shot of the rifle, making PCP rifles a great option for multi-shot hunting and target practice.

The high pressure that a PCP tank can store offers multi-shot high power firing that is accurate, precise, and consistent. This makes them perfect for long-range shooting because they offer accurate shooting with a consistent shot on every pellet.

Your other options when considering a good long-range rifle for accurate shooting over 100 yards are either spring powered or gas ram guns. Both of these categories can offer the same FPS, however they cannot offer the same accuracy and precision as PCP rifles.

Accuracy and precision aside, these rifles can still offer the marksman good power, simplicity, and durability in their shooting. A good gas ram rifle can provide the marksman with an excellent rifle with good power and long-range capabilities. Although PCP rifles may offer you the greatest power when long-range activities are in mind, consider spring and gas-ram rifles when thinking about the best 100-yard air rifle for you.

Another factor to consider that can make or break a good long-range air rifle is the caliber. .22 pellets are light enough to hold power over a long distance but heavy enough to hold true, .25 and above is also a good option at 100 yards plus, however a gun with great power is needed as these heavier pellets can arc quite dramatically over such long distances, .177 will give you the range however will be heavily affected by minor wind variations over such a long distance.

Power

When looking for a long-range air rifle you’re looking for power, durability, and accuracy that holds firm at distance. PCP rifles offer the best power in the air rifle category purely down to their mechanics and their pre-charged air tanks. The gas ram guns may not produce the maximum power of a PCP but they offer great velocity and simple operation if you can’t afford something more suited.

Different Charging Styles

You’ve got two options when it comes to selecting the best long-range rifles. This, realistically, is either a high-quality gas ram gun or a good quality PCP air rifle. PCP rifles offer you high power and repeated shooting whereas a gas-ram gun offers you good power combined with the classic break barrel action that so many air rifle users love.

The type of gun you select really comes down to your personal preference and budget. However, a PCP air rifle will offer you greater customization options, multi-shot firing, and ultimately more power than a gas-ram gun.

What you need to ask yourself is: are you someone that can adapt to the world of PCP, or someone that loves the classic break-barrel feel that airguns have offered the user for many years, and will continue to do so for many years to come?

Conclusion

So, in conclusion, PCP rifles are best for performance, however, you can still find a long-range rifle in the pre-charged pneumatic, spring-powered and gas-ram categories that will suit your personal uses.

When looking for the best long-range air rifles, think about 3 things: caliber, power, and accuracy. If you find a rifle that excels at all of these, you will be all set to smash targets at or over the 100-yard mark.

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