FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS (August 11, 2014) – New technologies continue to provide quiet and powerful pellet rifles. Many of today's adult airguns offer some combination of silence, power, accuracy and consistency, but it's the Umarex Fuel that has them all and it is currently shipping to your favorite airgun dealers.
Instead of a conventional coiled spring, the Umarex Fuel is equipped with the nitrogen powered ReAxis gas piston. Unlike other nitrogen-filled gas springs, the Umarex ReAxis is the first reversed-axis gas piston—meaning the gas strut is turned 180 degrees on its axis causing the larger mass of the strut to push the piston instead of the rod; thereby generating more power, which equates to more velocity and impact than other gas pistons. The ReAxis provides a smooth and constant cocking effort, reduces felt recoil, lowers the air rifle's noise level, minimizes stock vibration, and provides a consistent, powerful velocity over its lifetime.
The ReAxis system turns the new Umarex Fuel into a .177 caliber powerhouse that slings alloy pellets down range at 1200 fps with a lead pellet capable of reaching 1000 fps—and does it without the loud, sharp “bang” of a firearm.
The integrated SilencAir Noise Dampening System reduces further auditory report with a permanently affixed five-chamber noise dampener that significantly decreases the down-range sound of the shot, especially when shooting outdoors.
Modern technology doesn't just improve the Fuel's performance; it also advances the comfort of the shooter. The Fuel is equipped with a synthetic black stock and rubber recoil pad that seats comfortably against the shoulder. While its ambidextrous thumbhole stock supports many shooting positions and grip techniques, it is the built-in folding tactical bipod that ensures the Umarex Fuel is ready for steady target acquisition.
Perfect as a highly accurate target rifle, for small game hunting or pest control, the Fuel is equipped with a micro-adjustable fiber-optic rear sight and a bright fiber optic front sight. It also comes with a pre-mounted metal Picatinny rail designed to easily lock down the included 3-9x32 air rifle scope, keeping it on zero.
You can find the Umarex Fuel pellet rifle at your favorite airgun retailer for around $200, but if you hurry you can enter online via Facebook to win the Umarex USA Fuel Gun Giveaway. Go to Facebook.com/UmarexUSA, look for the gun giveaway graphic and enter to win by Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.