Six of the best air rifles under £500

Your guide to our best air rifles under £500

We continually ask this question amongst ourselves here at Countryway, what do we think are six of the best air rifles under £500?

You will find that we stock a large selection of different types of air rifles within this budget, and opinions will change depending on whether you are looking for a spring air rifle, or pcp air rifle.

1.Hatsan Breaker 900X Air Rifle

The £500 budget will cover the majority of different spring powered air rifles from the beginner packages such as the Hatsan Breaker 900x, to the top end spring rifles such as the Weihrauch HW97K. Most spring air rifle packages between £100-£200 will generally include a silencer and scope in with the airgun. These are good packages to get yourself going and enter the sport of air rifle shooting. From £200-£500 you start the find the higher quality spring rifles, such as the Weihrauch range of spring rifles.

2. Weihrauch HW97K Air Rifle

Six of the best air rifles under £500
Weihrauch HW97 KT Air Rifle

3. Walther Rotex RM8 PCP Rifle

Between £400-£500 you will find the majority of entry level pre-charged air rifles. Although they can be called entry level, most of the rifles within this price are very good value for their money. One of the most popular pre charged air rifles under £500 is the Walther Rotex RM8. The Walther RM8 features a buddy bottle to provide a high shot count, and the rifle is also regulated, giving a consistent shot every time. I think the Walther Rotex made it’s way in to all of our top 6 air rifle selections. You will find each of our top 6 air rifles under £500 below.

4. Zbroia Kozak Bullpup Rifle

Newly added to the list is the Zbroia Kozak air rifle. This lovely little air rifle is nice and compact and also includes a regulator. For such a short, lightweight gun, it shoulders very well and gives a large amount of shots. It’s following is growing rapidly.

Six of the best air rifles under £500
Hatsan Breaker 900x Air Rifle


5. Gamo Phox Package Rifle

The Gamo Phox air rifle package will give the Walther air rifle a run for it’s money. Although the Gamo Phox is not regulated, and you get a slightly lower shot count, you do get great value for money. The Gamo Phox package includes a silencer, rifle scope, rifle bag and stirrup pump. Which is a great deal for under £500. Everything you need to get going.

Six of the best air rifles under £500
Walther Rotex RM8 Varmint 177 22 air rifle

There is such a wide selection to choose from when looking for the top six air rifles under £500. Between us staff here, it took quite a bit of discussion as to who was right and wrong with their top 6. This just goes to show that there is plenty to choose from within this budget and a lot does come down to what type of air rifle you are looking for, and personal preference to the style of air rifle that you like.

Six of the best air rifles under £500
Walther RM8 Wood PCP Air Rifle

6. Victory CP2 Co2 Rifle & Pistol Combo

The Victory CP2 is a co2 powered gun and can be either a rifle or a pistol. You will get both a rifle and pistol barrel with the Victory CP2 and a rifle stock extension. A multi shot magazine and silencer completes this airgun package and makes it great value for money.

Please feel free to take a look through our website at the wide range of air rifles available.

On our website you can easily browse through the different air rifles by either selecting the different brands, or by using the price slider to filter out certain rifles.


Jim’s Top 6 Paul’s Top 6
1. Walther Rotex RM8 1. Walther Rotex RM8
2. Weihrauch HW95k 2. Stoeger X20 Suppressor
3. Crosman Phantom MK2 3. Gamo Phox Package
4. Gamo Phox Package 4. BSA R10 SE
5. BSA Ultra SE 5. Victory CP2
6. Weihrauch HW97K 6. Weihrauch HW95K
John’s Top 6 Alex’s Top 6
1. Weihrauch HW97K 1. Walther Rotex RM8
2. Weihrauch HW80K 2. Weihrauch HW97K
3. Weihrauch HW95K 3. Weihrauch HW80K
4. Walther Rotex RM8 4. Crosman Phantom MK2
5. Crosman Phantom MK2 5. Gamo Maxxim Elite
6. Hatsan Breaker 900X 6. Hatsan Breaker 900X
Andy’s Top 6
1. Walther Rotex RM8
2. Hatsan Breaker 900x
3. Weihrauch HW97K
4. Victory CP2
5. Stoeger X20 Suppressor.
6. BSA Ultra SE

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