I have to admit, as much as we try to go into writing every head to head match up with an unbiased opinion, this one was a little tough. Most of you by now realize that I am a lover of all things big bore air rifle. Coming from a mainly firearms background they really are what drew me into airguns back when I got myself into the hobby. Though I have gained a healthy respect for all airguns, big bores are still my passion and thats part of what makes this head to head a little different for me. Usually I am pairing up a gun that is well established in the market versus some new comer, but today I am looking at two guns that I have absolutely fallen in love with since they were both released. So with that in mind lets dive in and take a look at these two competitors, I have a feeling that this bout will be closer than any other we have put together before!
In the red corner, hailing from Mother Russia, weighing in 8.81 lbs, we have a tack driving precision gun with looks to boot. Its the Ataman M2R Tact Carbine Type 2. With lines reminiscent of the legendary Accuracy International L96 this great looking .357 caliber rifle brings a lot to the table. But, is thE Ataman more than just a pretty face? Lets meet its competitor and put them both through their paces to find out.
In the blue corner, bearing the name of its home state, weighing in at 7.65 lbs, we have the AirForce Texan .357. This smaller, but not necessarily tamer little brother of the Texan .457 features the same futuristic design and space age construction that we have come to expect from all …read more