The Air Arms Pro-Target has got to be the best of the race guns designed for FT. It is an accurate , reliable and easy handling rifle that benefitted from an action that was truly ambidextrous, the only feature defining whether the rifle rifle was L/H or R/H was the stock fitted to it.
Cocking and loading the rifle was simplicity itself. Push down on the breech release lever (visible at left above) allowing the breech block to spring rearwards, a short pull on the cocking ears ready the striker whereupon a pellet could be thumbed directly into the rifling of the barrel - a side benefit of this system is that the rifle can be easily visually verified as being loaded or proved clear.
The particular rifle shown here has undergone some custom work, mostly on the stock, which has been fitted with a fore-end depth extension, palm shelf and upright thumb groove before being finished in a striking red 'marble' effect. The standard stock for this rifle looks like this by comparison:
The other change on this rifle is the substitution of a carbon fibre barrel shroud with integrated air-stripper muzzle brake instead of the standard steel item. Other than this the action is as standard.
The bridge type scope rail as fitted to the Pro-Target allows the easy fitting of even the largest of FT scopes, as it also features 0.7mm of slope from rear to front the need for shimming is eliminated is the vast majority of cases.
The trigger mechanism is true two-stage and fully adjustable, it has been carried over to the EV2 without any modification. The regulator is simple, reliable and easily serviced, again the design has carried over to the EV2 without functional change.
All in all I am extremely pleased with this latest addition to my collection and it shoots just as good as it looks. :love