Type: Pellet Rifles
Model: Ruger Explorer Youth
Materials: Metal and Polymer
Weight: 2018 g (4.45 lb)
Power Source: Spring-Piston
Action: Break Barrel
Ammo Type: .177 Pellets
Ammo Capacity: 1 Round
Trigger Pull: The Ruger Explorer Youth Break Barrel Pellet Rifle has a fairly light trigger, there is some initial take up with a smooth almost undetectable break or release point.
Accuracy: With 6 grain lead pellets (on the lighter side), I was able to get a 5 shot chronograph average velocity of 495 FPS. Using heavier 7-8 grain pellets the velocity slowed down a bit to around 400 FPS. In terms of accuracy, the rifle performed well getting about a 1-inch, 10 shot grouping on my paper target setup 30 feet down range.
Build Quality: The Ruger Explorer Youth is not an expensive air rifle and is more or less an entry level spring piston pellet shooter. That said, it is built fairly well with a metal receiver, barrel and trigger setup. The modern looking stock is polymer and the steel barrel is coated in a synthetic soft plastic to help with long term durability. The real fiber optic sight is plastic so you will have to be careful with it as it does protrude a bit from the air rifle.
Realism: Since the Ruger Explorer Youth is not a replica, realism is not really a factor here. It does look like a gun though, so treat it as if it was a real, because most people will not know the difference. Always transport and store any airgun safely and discreetly.
Comments: The Ruger Explorer Youth is marketed as a youth air rifle but in reality it would be great fun for all ages. The trigger guard is nice and open and allows for large fingers which is not always the case with airguns designed for smaller individuals. The overall quality you get with this entry level price tag is very good and in terms of performance, you definitely get your money's worth.
|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|FPS:||450 and Above|
|Primary Material:||Metal & Polymer|
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