See Part One: https://www.airgunsofarizona.com/blog/2017/02/introduction-to-the-ruger-yukon-air-rifle.html
Testing took place on a 75+ degree day with a slight crossing breeze and at 20 yards from a bench. No ear protection was required because the SilencAir system did as advertised and really made noise in an outdoor shooting session a non-issue (eye protection, however, is always a must!). Regarding the SilencAir muzzle device/front sight, the shooter must avoid grabbing it when cocking the Yukon. The red fiber optic rod could be damaged, but more importantly, you could wind up damaging the suppressor unit. If that happened you would have to send the rifle back to Umarex for repairs.
Not having the chance to put enough pellets through it to really break it in because of a recent spate of bad weather, the Yukon shot adequately out-of-the-box to take pests at this range. Being a 9 pound rifle and equipped with the Umarex ReAxis gas ram the recoil is not much of a factor for an adult shooter. The trigger had a crisp break at a consistent 5 pounds, 13 ounces, although company data indicates triggers are set at the factory to 3 pounds, 3 ounces. The scope provided with the Yukon is a 3×9 variable with a 32mm objective bell having a duplex reticle. The reticle was sharp and the image was bright, but the higher magnifications did not provide all that clear of a sight picture. I tried adjusting the eyepiece and it helped, so it might just be these old eyes.
Velocities out of the Yukon 18.7 inch barrel with pointed HN Excite Spikes (15.8 grs.) averaged 753fps while RWS Superdomes at 14.5 grs. averaged 665fps which is not what I was expecting. My chronograph registered two errors during the shot string with the Superdomes so there may have been something …read more