Options for entry level PCPs have increased by leaps and bounds in the last few years. As the sport of airgunning finally makes a shift to the mainstream shooting community we are seeing more and more economical PCPs come to the table. The formula for an entry level PCP seems simple enough, a barrel, a stock, a bolt action, and an air tube. But are all entry level PCPs created equal? In this week’s Head to Head, we are going to look at two rifles that from the outside are nearly identical, and are probably the closest matched rifles that we have ever compared in a Head to Head to be honest. Lets take a look at each of our competitors in this Entry Level PCP Flyweight Division fight.
In the Red corner, hailing from the good ol U.S. of A. is a tried and true rifle that has really gained a foothold in the entry level PCP market. Of course, we are talking about the Benjamin Maximus. With its parentage coming from the much revered Benjamin Discovery, the Maximus brings updated styling and a synthetic stock to a classic rifle design. The Maximus, along with the Benjamin Discovery, have probably brought more shooters to the sport of PCP airgunning than any other rifles. So does the Maximus still make the cut, or is it time for our competitor to take the reigns? Lets see who we are up against.
In the Blue corner, coming to us by way of far-off China we have the new Beeman QB Chief. The QB Chief is the new big brother to the classic QB series of CO2 rifles. The Chief gives you the same Beeman QB reliability and function as the CO2 models but is now available in a factory PCP configuration. …read more