- December 1, 2017
- Heath Wood
There was a time in the not so distant past that hearing about airguns would turn our thoughts to that of shooting in the backyard at aluminum cans. However, in today’s world modern airguns have been used for hunting small game, varmints, predators, and even wild hogs. Companies such as Umarex Airguns are responsible for making airguns one of the most popular shooting sports across the world. When companies produce top quality airguns that are easy to use, along with the ability to shoot as good as or better than some of the top firearms on the market…who wouldn’t want to get their hands on one?
I recently had the opportunity to try one of Umarex’s popular break barrel air rifles, the Walther Parrus. Here are a few of the specs of this quality German-made air rifle.
- .177 caliber 1300 FPS w/alloy, 1105 FPS w/lead
- .22 caliber 1000 FPS w/alloy, 940 FPS w/ lead
- Automatic Trigger Safety
- Adjustable first stage travel XT (target) trigger
- Number of Rounds- 1
- Barrell Length- 19.25″
- Total Length- 48″
- Weight 9.3 lbs
- Stock- Synthetic (available in wood as well)
When I first received the Walther Parrus air rifle, I was surprised at the size. Weighing in at 9.3 pounds, it was easy to feel that it was a quality air rifle. The synthetic stock has a nice texture to prevent slipping when hunting in less than ideal weather. The Parrus is also equipped with a micro-adjustable open rear sight and hooded TruGlo® fiber optic front sight that allows for fast target identification. Being a quality firearm, I didn’t realize that breaking open the Parrus for loading is not as easy as reaching up to the barrel, then breaking down. The best way I found to break it open was to place the butt of the stock on a solid surface, keeping the muzzle of the barrel pointed in the air, and then pushing firmly on the barrel toward the end of the muzzle to break open. Keep in mind that’s not a bad thing, this simply shows that the air rifle is built solid.
I have hunted squirrels many times with this gun, each time being very pleased with the way the Parrus performs. It is very accurate, as well as having great knock-down power because of the 1000 FPS power when shooting a .22 pellet. I can’t wait to keep using this firearm throughout the fall and winter; the possibilities are endless as to what one can hunt with the Parrus. Keep checking Fur and Fangs Social Media in the future to see what the Parrus brings down next.
For more information on the Walther Parrus or other products from Umarex Airguns visit www.umarexusa.com