UNFORTUNATELY THESE RIFLES ARE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA
CO2 Powered Rifles
This is a good way of buying a recoilless gun at a cheap price. They use small 12 gram CO2 cannisters or paintball bottels. CO2 powered rifles are mainly purchased as fun guns to use for informal target shooting in the backyard. No recoil and bolt action cocking makes them popular with beginners, younger shooters and shooters who struggle with the weight of a spring rifle. Unfortunately there are not many choices available.... but the available models are all great.
The main advantages are they are cheap to buy, recoilless and lightweight. They are whisper quiet with a silencer and make perfect short to medium range pest control rifles.
CO2 also has some disadvantages. You have to keep buying CO2 cannisters and they are limited in power.
Here are our recommendations for CO2 powered rifles based on our own
experience and knowledge.
QB-78 This is a great little single shot, bolt action rifle that is powered by 12 gram CO2 cannisters. It reaches about 650 ft/s and is very accurate.
QB-79 The actiion is similar to that of the QB-78, but it is powered by a paintball bottle, giving you hundreds of shots per fill. When fitted with a HPA paintball bottel with a regulator, this turns into a very potent PCP rifle.