We had pretty much moved on from air rifles, BB guns, call them what you will. But suddenly we started looking at the most powerful air rifles on sale.
It was quite the eye opener. Modern air rifles and BB guns are absolute savages that can put a .22 LR rifle to shame.
In fact forget all about the BB Gun vs .22 LR debate. Some of these rifles offer much bigger numbers than that and they could be a legit way to own a firearm without owning a firearm in some places. Certainly they’re worth looking at from a gun control perspective and having one in the gun safe as gun control insurance. Maybe…
People are hunting deer with BB guns on this list. Seriously. How’s about wild boar with an air shotgun? It sounds like we’re high, and we are, a bit, but this is still true.
So what are the most powerful BB guns in the world?
The Most Powerful BB Guns on Sale
1. Seneca Wing Shot II PCP Air Shotgun
- Price: $849.99
- Caliber: .50 Cal
- Action: Bolt action
- Capacity: Single Shot
- Barrel Length: 22.5 inch
- Total Length: 43 inch
- Weight: 7.3lb
The Seneca Wing Shot 2 PCP Air Shotgun is an absolute beast of a weapon. Not for a BB gun, or an air rifle, or whatever you want to call it. This air-powered single shot shotgun is just plain badass.
This gun shoots 50 Cal lead bullets, shot shells and even air bolts. Yes, you can shoot arrows with this gun. I mean who doesn’t want that?
Now we need a little perspective on these power numbers. A Barrett M107 fires a 50BMG round at 2,900fps. So don’t think you’re buying an air-powered 50 BMG, like at all.
But you are getting a seriously impressive piece of engineering and some people hunt exclusively with air rifles these days. The choice of lead bullets, shotgun and air bolts gives you real variety and you might just want one.
I would get that, totally.
This is a different kind of firearm and you’ll have to get used to the quirks of a BB gun, which includes 5 shots per 3000PSI refill.
Aside from that it looks and functions like a shotgun, kind of. There’s a real wood stock,, a front bead site, a manual safety and a removable thread-on choke.
The barrel comes with a ventilated top rib and there’s a lightweight field sports shotgun vibe going on here. The Wing Shot 2 is actually a combination of the Seneca Dragon Claw platform and the smooth, unrifled barrel.
The Seneca Wing Shot 2 looks to be the best combination at the best price, although the
You can also load up your Seneca with arrows, whatever you like really, to live out some weird air-powered John Rambo fantasy.
It could actually serve a purpose, too, as a combined snake gun, pest control specialist and indeed deer hunter.
2. Winchester Big Bore Model 70 Air Rifle
- Price: $799.95
- Caliber: .45 Cal/.35 Cal
- Capacity: 5
The Winchester Big Bore Model 70 is also known as the Rifleman’s Rifle for a reason.
It has made the switch to
This side lever PCP is available in 35 and 45 caliber, but we went with the 45 cal because this is about the most powerful BB guns in the world.
An adjustable two-stage trigger, side lever action and shrouded barrel are among the highlights. Together with that 45 caliber headline figure that allows for pellets or solid shot.
The traditional hunting rifle look and feel will appeal to most of you, even though the proportions can best be described as odd. It works, in its own weird way, and the Winchester Big Bore 70.
3. Benjamin Bulldog Bullpup
- Price: $699.99
- Barrel Length: 28 inch
- Capacity: 5 Rounds
- Muzzle Velocity: 800fps
- Kinetic Energy: 200lb/ft
- Weight: 7.7lb
This is a BB gun that can hunt wild hogs, white tail and other medium size American game. It also looks absolutely nuts.
The bullpup configuration has been taken to its sci fi extreme and this really must have been a movie gun at some point. Possibly a low budget B-Movie, but that’s beside the point.
The Benjamin Bulldog Bullpup BB gun has the bite to back up that radical bark, too. It generates 200lb/ft of kinetic energy and shoots 128gr bullets. That’s about the sweet spot for 9mm ammunition, too, so I guess that’s kind of the comparison you’re looking at here.
Don’t go too hard with that comparison. This air rifle is different
And you can buy a box of 150 of these bullets for $30 or less, though, and they’re certainly strong enough to take down a decent size deer. Full pass through on hogs is actually a video on Youtube and this giant BB gun has taken big game, proved itself accurate to 200 yards and more.
It’s a great gun, which has allowed hunters to keep going in some countries like South Africa where firearms are heavily regulated. Illegal firearms, ironically, are freely available…
But legal hunters have had to turn to air-powered weapons to get their jollies and the Benjamin Bulldog Bullpup PCP rifle is one of the best BB guns in the world.
A two stage trigger joins forces with a PCP powerplant, a 26 inch Picatinny rail and that 28 inch barrel that gives real velocity to those .357 pellets. Look round and you can get hollow-points for this thing that might even make it an option for home defense.
The 340cc reservoir delivers 10 shots between refills and that, the serious accuracy and the knockdown power have turned this into a favorite BB gun for hunting.
4. AirForce Texan SS
- Price: $1,174
- Capacity: 0.45
- Barrel Length: 24.75 inch
- Total Length: 45 inch
- Weight: 8.45lb
- Muzzle Velocity: 930fps
In the old days, the AirForce Texan was the most powerful air rifle in the world. Now the AirForce Texan SS is ready to build on that colossal reputation, if you’ve got this kind of money to spend on a BB gun.
If you can, you get a 45 Cal air rifle that generates 400lb/ft of force. The new gun is just 45 inches in length, compared to 48 inches for the original AirForce Texan PCP sidelever air rifle.
It comes with a fully-shrouded Sound-Loc system, a pressure relief system, a 490cc tank, two-stage trigger. This is a single-shot rifle, but it’s a marksman’s rifle, a BB gun sniper rifle.
This is for next-level target shooters because the cost is
You can order this rifle in the smaller 0.30 and 0.357 caliber options. But, you know, this is the 45 Cal. That’s just better, isn’t it?
This may well be the most powerful Pre Charged Pneumatic rifle on the market, as the slightly smaller caliber is offset by the increased muzzle velocity. This PCP air rifle can mix it with the best of them.