Umarex has taken their Gauntlet and re-worked it into another caliber for consumers to play with! Now you can get the Gauntlet Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) Air Rifle in .25 Caliber for your recreation, hunting, or league shooting fun. While this rifle is extremely similar to the original Gauntlet, it affords shooters the choice of .25 Caliber if that suits their fancy more. Some of the essential specifications for this rifle can be read below as presented by Umarex:
- 27 Shots per fill of the Pre-Charged Pneumatic Tank
- 13 Cubic Inch Regulated Air Tank (3,000 PSI Air Tank)
- 1,900 PSI Built-In Regulator for Consistent Velocity
- 895 FPS (Feet per Second) w/ 25 Grain Pellet
- 45 Ft-Lbs of Energy
- One 8-Shot Magazine included
- 8.5 Lbs
- MSRP $299
The price-point of $299 at full MSRP is one of the biggest upsides for consumers. Being able to get an accurate yet affordable air rifle like this from Umarex is very desirable. A Press Release statement from Umarex goes on to further explain what this air rifle is fully capable of:
Umarex USA Inc. announces a major addition to their Gauntlet line of Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifles: the .25 caliber Gauntlet. The Gauntlet offers the larger .25 caliber for the same market driving MSRP of just $299.99.
The .25 caliber Umarex Gauntlet provides up to 27 consistent, powerful shots from one fill of its high capacity 13-cubic inch regulated tank. The 1,900 psi built-in regulator delivers consistent velocity from shot-to-shot for long, flat shot strings. This translates directly into outstanding accuracy for a successful day of small to mid-game hunting or serious target shooting.
With up to 27 consistent shots at 895 feet per second with a 25 grain pellet, the .25 caliber Gauntlet is clearly unmatched when combined with its inherent accuracy, flexible features and 45 foot pounds of generated energy. Shooters can have confidence in the energy transfer into its target without variations in velocity due to changing tank pressure—the “shot curve” characteristic of unregulated PCP air rifles. As long as the built-in pressure gauge remains above 1,900 psi, the regulated Gauntlet generates rock-steady velocity and terminal energy.
The Gauntlet’s 3,000 psi air tank is easily filled using the built-in, standard Foster quick connect fitting and the Umarex SuperFill hand pump or a high pressure electric air compressor. For extended shooting sessions, a simple pressure release key allows the compact regulated air tank to be removed when pressure is low. It can be replaced with another, fully-charged air tank providing even more consistent shots, without the need to carry bulky high pressure air re-fill tanks or a pump.
With this new .25 caliber from Umarex Airguns, Umarex USA really has thrown down the gauntlet. This Gauntlet is the PCP air rifle every hunter and survivalist desires!
While this rifle is incredibly quiet being sub-sonic, there are a lot of other little nuances you may appreciate. This rifle comes with a dovetail rail to mount optics of your choosing. It boasts an adjustable stock comb to achieve proper cheek weld to the rifle, and it has integral sling studs to easily attach a sling.
For those who are big on air rifles, what do you think of this one? Have you already shot the Gauntlet? Are you a fan of the .25 caliber? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.