The airgun continues to evolve, and arguably no company progresses its development quite like Umarex. From the Synergis to the fun Legends M1A1 Tommy Gun replica, there’s seemingly an air gun for everyone these days from Umarex. But then we saw the Hammer, which might just be the ultimate hunting air rifle.
Umarex Hammer Details
“This thing is called the Hammer for a reason,” Umarex’s Eydin Hansen told us.
Indeed. We put some rounds downrange with the Hammer at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. And it more than exceeded expectations. Launching a 550-grain sledgehammer of a bullet out at nearly 800 fps at the muzzle, the Hammer proved legit.
It launches muzzleloader-sized bullets without producing hardly any discernible recoil. That makes for a confident shooter, and the rifle produces the accuracy to match. You don’t even need hearing protection when shooting on the range.
The Hammer utilizes what Umarex calls a dual-chamber precision magazine. That gives hunters two shots at the ready, ideal for hunting situations.
“The magazine is a two-shot magazine, which allows you to do a single shot, then follow up immediately within seconds right after that for a backup shot if you need to have that.”
Field tested, hunters punched tags on oryx, whitetail and feral hogs. One hunter even took down an American bison and a Cape Buffalo with the Hammer. That should emphatically answer any concerns about knockdown power!
The Hammer comes with a PolyOne Corporations stock, designed from Nymax. It features M-LOK attachment points and a sling stud. An 8.5-inch Picatinny rail enables scope mounting. A standard AR-style grip, three safeties and a Foster connection for filling up on air round out this incredible hunting package. For even more information, please visit umarexusa.com.
Umarex Hammer Specs
- Capacity: 2
- Engergy: 700+ ft.-lbs with 550-grain lead slug
- Caliber: .510
- Ammunition: Lead Slugs
- Action: Bolt-Action
- Power Source: PCP
- Trigger Pull: 4 pounds
- Overall Weight: 8.5 pounds
- Overall Length: 43.75 inches
- MSRP: $849.99
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