The Barra 1866 air rifle is a must have for any gun enthusiast or prepper on a budget.
Air rifles are essential in large part because BBs and pellets are cheap and plentiful. You can set up targets or cans in your backyard (provided you can do so safely) and plink away.
It keeps your aim sharp without having to waste ammo or go to a range (as often).
The Barra 1866 comes in under $100, and it’s one of the more accurate and powerful options in its price range. It’s perfect for veteran shooters, newbies and kids alike (with adult supervision of course).
If you’re into prepping, and given the state of the world today you should be, then an air rifle such as this is essential. It can down small game like squirrels, rabbits, and birds with cheap ammo, quietly and humanely.
An Authentic Replica of a Western Classic
The Barra 1866 is a lever action multi-pump air rifle. You power it by pumping the lever, which for me is more preferrable than the CO2 versions because you don’t need to stock CO2 cartridges.
It has a 20-inch octagonal barrel, launching .177 caliber pellets or BB’s at up to 800 feet per second with great accuracy. The air rifle features adjustable iron sights and can hold up to 50 BB’s.
The only downside to the Barra 1866 is that it can be a bit annoying/frustrating to insert a pellet. That is unless you have small fingers. You’ll eventually get used to it and it won’t be as much of a problem. That can be said about a lot of these air rifles though.
The Barra 1866 is a faithful, air rifle replica of the classic repeating rifles from the mid-1800s. It has a synthetic wood stock and a plastic receiver and butt plate finished in gold electroplating. Looks great hanging on a wall, or out in the wild while you get your cowboy on.
Barra 1866 Final Thoughts
For the price, which is $69 at Amazon and Wal-Mart, you really cannot beat the Barra 1866. It’s got the quality, power and accuracy of air rifles priced quite a bit higher.
It’s perfect for casual plinking, pest control and small game hunting. For the prepper in the SHTF scenario, this little air rifle can acquire you a little dinner on ammo that is cheap, plentiful and easy to stockpile.
You can get 500 hollow point lead pellets for $6.79 on Amazon. For plinking, you can 2,500 BB’s for $8.16. These containers take up very little space, making them easy to store and easy to lug around.
It’s super fun to shoot, highly accurate, and if you take care of it then it will last you for years. I have one, use it often for plinking, and really need to get a couple more just to put up.
You can’t go wrong with the Barra 1866. Highly recommend purchasing one while they are easy to find (online and in store) for cheap.
The Barra 1866 Cowboy Series gets a five out of five: EXCELLENT.
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