The New Umarex AirSaber
Umarex USA is a popular manufacturer of airsoft pistols, rifles as well as air guns and paintball guns. Just released, the new Umarex AirSaber Arrow Rifle is the company’s latest offering to the airgun market. Hunters will love this lethal archery option that gives the arrow more speed and power than a crossbow while maintaining the ergonomics of a rifle. The Umarex AirSaber is also said to be safer and easier to operate than its crossbow counterparts.
Umarex’s entry in the “Arrow Gun” market seems promising. Sporting many features right out of the box like an air charging system that will keep the frustration levels low as well as Picatinny rail mounts for any accessories you prefer to add.
Umarex AirSaber Arrow Rifle Specifications
- Bolt Action pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) arrow rifle
- Powered by 3625 psi of compressed air
- Includes foster quick disconnect air filling probe
- Removable Picatinny rails for attaching aftermarket quivers or bi-pod
- Integrated Picatinny rail for scope mounting
- Axeon® 4×32 scope with custom air archery ballistic reticle
- Integrated pressure gauge
- All-weather stock
- Rubber recoil pad
- Includes 3 Umarex® AirSaber™ Arrows
- Arrow Shaft Weight: 276 gr
- Included field tip weight: 100 gr
- Overall length: 41″
- Weight without scope: 6.85 lbs
- Velocity: 450 fps
- Kinetic Energy: 169 fpe
The 3,600 psi tank is good for 30 shots per charge. The Umarex AirSaber will come standard with three of Umarex’s arrows complete with Adapta Point screw-in tips, which allow you to choose between different arrowheads easily.
The Umarex AirSaber has an available scope that is ready to attach right out of the box if you choose the option. The 4×32 Axeon scope contains a custom air archery ballistic reticle so proper drop can be calculated given that you consistently shoot with the same air pressures. Each shot naturally will drain the tank and each subsequent shot will have less power than the last. The integrated air pressure gauge should help you keep track of how much power is left in the tank.
The key to accuracy with the AirSaber will be knowing where each shot will go as you continue to drain the tank. Ideally, you’ll have an ethical kill with at least the first 20 shots or so by my estimation. The AirSaber can easily be charged in the field using a hand pump or using an electric hand pump to keep the tank charged. I would imagine you could also make things easier and carry a spare CO2 tank and just use the included adapters that Umarex sends you to quickly charge up the 3,600 psi tank to keep the shooting going.