Best Air Rifles on a Budget

20 December 2023

Due to the invention of PCPs, our expectations of an air rifle are that much higher today than they were in yesteryear, when break barrels ruled the world. However, these technological advancements come at a cost. That said, you can still find an affordable rifle that will last for years, if you buy right. We’ve picked 3 rifles, for under £200, that are perfect for newcomers to the sport, or as a humble edition to any experienced shooters collection.

Remington Tyrant

If you’re looking for a powerful and accurate air rifle for vermin control or target shooting, the Remington Tyrant is exceptional value for money.

Supplied with a 4 x 32 scope and mounts, this rifle is a straight-out-of-the-box and easy to use. The Tyrant is a break-barrel, single-shot rifle delivering around 11 ft-lbs with lead pellets, making it ideal for hunting and target shooting.

The synthetic stock is ambidextrous and features a Monte Carlo cheekpiece for comfort and stability. The muzzle break reduces noise and recoil, while the two-stage trigger gives you smooth and consistent firing.

Crosman Copperhead

A classic break-action rifle, now enhanced with a fibre optic sight. But we didn’t stop there – we’ve also included an AGS 3-9×40 scope for you, ensuring even greater accuracy.

This bundle also comes with a padded rifle slip for safe and convenient transport, along with a Hawke Optics cap to complete your shooting gear.

The precision barrel of this rifle features a right-handed thread, allowing for exceptional accuracy even at long distances.

Remington Express XP

Enjoy the perfect balance of power, reliability, and affordability. This Express XP features a break barrel action and a spring piston mechanism, delivering a formidable 11 ft-lbs with lead pellets.

It has a beautifully finished hardwood stock and chequered grip, offering the shooter both elegance and functionality. The rubber recoil pad ensures a comfortable shooting experience. The steel precision-rifled barrel is equipped with a sound-suppressing muzzle device, allowing for quiet shooting sessions.

Included with the rifle is a 4×32 scope, complete with mounts that fit perfectly on the traditional 3/8″ dovetail rail.