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The Olympic air pistol and air rifle events use a .177 caliber pellet.

The biathlon (skiing and shooting) uses a .22 caliber rim fire rifle.

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Are 22 cal pellet air pistols or Rifles used in Olympics?

no those are airguns. .22 bullet rifles are used in the Olympics --------------------correct answer:----------------- .177 caliber air rifles are used in the Olympics. These are high quality match air rifles.

How do you identify a pellet rifle?

A pellet rifle has no firing pin. It also can not fire a bullet or gunpowder. It can not be made to do so either. The pellet has no charge (casing like a bullet) it just a pellet. However pellet rifles can be just as deadly as a real firearm. They use Air or C02 to project the pellet downrange. Some Pellet rifles are used for hunting, others for target practice. The Major difference between a firearm and an air rifle, is Gunpowder is use in Firearms and Air or C02 is used in Air rifles.

What website do you go to for most expensive pellet gun?

It's not so much the website as it is the Class of Airgun/Rifles that are expensive. I am referring to the most powerful and expensive airguns around. These are known as PCP's (PreCharged Pneumatic) air rifles. This class of air rifles are used in the Olympics (Cost around $3.000) or for hunting medium to large game. Most pellet guns or rifles fire a .177, .20 or .22 caliber pellet. PCP's can fire up to 9mm, 45 cal, 357, or 50 cal. These are extremely big boar air rifles. see the links below for the air gun sites

Are air rifles lethal?

Air rifles can push a lead pellet at or close to the speed of sound. Yes they are lethal, and very accurate.

Change spring to air gas in pellet rifles?

Cost prohibitive

Can you use a pellet in a daisy air rifle?

Only if the rifle is designed for pellets. If it is a "Red Ryder" then the answer is NO. Daisy makes PELLET rifles.

What is the difference between an air rifle and a BB gun?

Both are powered by Air or CO2. But a bb gun fires a bb. (.177 caliber) BB guns and Rifles traditionally have smooth bore barrels. Air Rifles (I assume you are asking about Pellet firing air rifles) fire .177 pellets usually through a "rifled bore barrel" giving the pellet more spin and causing it to travel straighter. Pellet Air Rifles come in .177 cal, but also come in 20, 22, 25, 45 and 50 Caliber pellets. They tend to be more powerful than the bb rifles. Crosman, Daisy Beeman and RWS are just a few of the air gun makers who make bb guns and Pellet Air Rifles.

Who Manufactures of high velocity pellet guns?

There are several manufactures of High Velocity pellet guns and rifles. Just to name a few: Air Force, ShinSung, Benjamin, Feinwerkbau, Daystate, Anschutz, Beeman, Alfa, Evanix, Crosman, Gamo/BSA, Hammerli, Sumatra, Air Armes and Falcon. All of these are PCP (PreCharged Pneumatic) air guns and rifles that require a special pump, Compressor or Scuba tank to charge them to 3,000 PSI. The Sam Yang model fires a 50 caliber pellet that will bring down a deer. PCP air guns /rifles are beyond the C02 and springer power plants that most air guns use. But these guns /rifles will cost you more than the normal air rifle. They come in .177, .20, .22, .25, 9mm, 45 .cal and 50caliber barrels. These are the Air rifles used by professionals and Olympic shooters in the Olympics.

What is the name of the company that made a 38 caliber revolver and also made air rifles used in the Olympics?


Is a air rifle or BB gun a fire gun?

Air rifles use compressed air or C02 to propel the BB or pellet. They do not use gunpowder. Their is no bullet shell and bullet just the BB or pellet.

Can you put more than one pellet in air rifle?

Never put more than one pellet in the barrel of a rifle at any time. Break barrel rifles only hold one pellet for each shot. There are some air rifles that hold several pellets in a clip and are fired one at a time. These rifles are usually have C02 power plants. Break barrel rifles are spring or nitro piston systems.

Are air rifles the same as pellet guns?

Not necessarily, but similar. An air rifle can be a BB gun, or it can be a pellet gun. Pellet guns are rifled, have more power, greater accuracy. .