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Umarex Hammer in .50 caliber

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SHOT Show 2018 – The sensation air rifle of the 2017 SHOT Show is finally ready: once again showcased in Las Vegas, the Umarex Hammer .50 caliber air rifle offers a staggering 700 ft.lb of energy at the muzzle!

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Umarex Hammer in .50 caliber

Umarex Hammer in .50 caliber

Umarex Hammer in .50 caliber

Umarex Hammer in .50 caliber

The 2018 SHOT Show saw the German-based UMAREX company, a global leader in airgun technology, finally launch the air rifle that astounded the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas exactly one year ago: the UMAREX Hammer.

The UMAREX Hammer is a PCP (pre-compressed pneumatic) air rifle conceived specifically for long-range field target shooting and for airgun hunting (where legal). It is chambered to fire astonishing .50-caliber air rifle ammunition, feeding from a three-shots harmonica clip that slides from the left to the right of the receiver when the gun is fired.

Propulsion is provided by a 4500 psi refillable air canister equipped with a regulator that guarantees constant energy and propulsion shot after shot. Capacity before reload is low, given the caliber, but the astounding level of muzzle energy – 700 ft.lb, that being almost 900 Joules at the muzzle! – makes up for it.

Umarex Hammer .50 caliber, left

Umarex Hammer .50 caliber, left

Umarex Hammer .50 caliber, right

Umarex Hammer .50 caliber, right

The barrel of the UMAREX Hammer is patterned after that of a legendary military weapon – the Browning M2 heavy machinegun – and is a true .50 caliber. Given the power level it may not be freely available everywhere – it could require a license in many Countries – but airgun hunters, competition shooters and serious collectors will want to take a close look at this one.