VALUE FOR MONEY
At a selling price of one cent short of $1,500, the Air Arms Galahad air rifle is far from cheap. This means that we’re well into the “luxury” end of the market. A value for money assessment must, therefore, be given with that understanding.
As with any luxury purchase, of course performance and features are important. But they carry less weight than less definable factors such as perceived quality, brand, looks and feel. The overall, lasting joy of ownership becomes the dominating factor.
When value for money is seen as being the price paid for a thing of beauty and perfection that will give the owner joy in use and pride of ownership for ever, the Air Arms Galahad air rifle is outstanding value. Most buyers of the Galahad will take the latter view and so this HAM rating is given in that light.
Of course, you’ll also need to add a top quality scope and HPA charging equipment to that price. But then you have something like the ultimate in airgun quality. And it’s still hugely cheaper than buying a beat-up Corvette (for example) – just to put things into perspective a little!
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Air Arms Galahad Rifle, REG FAC Black Stock
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Air Arms Galahad, Black
HAM Test Rating94%
Value For MoneyBeautiful, sophisticated bullpup for the connoisseur.
Best ForHunting, Field target
Best Pellet TestedJSB Jumbo Exact
Street Price at Time of Test$1,850 including Scope
Easy to Shoot Well
SPEED AND ACCURACY
The Air Arms Galahad air rifle tested by HAM gave strong performance and excellent accuracy with lead pellets.
Muzzle velocity peaked at 1,066 FPS with the light Gamo Raptor PBA pellets in .22 caliber.
As expected, muzzle velocity falls off with heavier pellets, but – as with most PCPs – …read more