Umarex Ruger Explorer Youth Air Pellet Rifle

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Type: Pellet Rifles
Manufacturer: Umarex
Model: Ruger Explorer Youth
Materials: Metal and Polymer
Weight: 4.45 lb (2018 g)
Barrel: Rifled
Power Source: Spring-Piston
Action: Break Barrel
Ammo Type: .177 Pellets
Ammo Capacity: 1 Round
FPS: 495

Trigger Pull: The Ruger Explorer Youth Break Barrel Pellet Rifle has a fairly light trigger, there is some initial take up with a smooth almost undetectable break or release point.

Accuracy: With 6 grain lead pellets (on the lighter side), I was able to get a 5 shot chronograph average velocity of 495 FPS. Using heavier 7-8 grain pellets the velocity slowed down a bit to around 400 FPS. In terms of accuracy, the rifle performed well getting about a 1-inch, 10 shot grouping on my paper target setup 30 feet down range.

Build Quality: The Ruger Explorer Youth is not an expensive air rifle and is more or less an entry level spring piston pellet shooter. That said, it is built fairly well with a metal receiver, barrel and trigger setup. The modern looking stock is polymer and the steel barrel is coated in a synthetic soft plastic to help with long term durability. The real fiber optic sight is plastic so you will have to be careful with it as it does protrude a bit from the air rifle.

Realism: Since the Ruger Explorer Youth is not a replica, realism is not really a factor here. It does look like a gun though, so treat it as if it was a real, because most people will not know the difference. Always transport and store any airgun safely and discreetly.

Pros:

  • Really great looking air rifle with a modern look to it
  • Finish is very durable with its polymer stock and plastic/rubber coated barrel
  • Fully adjustable fiber optic sights are easy to sight in and use
  • Receiver is notched for ring mounts so you can add an optical sight or red dot to it
  • Trigger is fairly light, just need some break in time with it
  • Cocking effort is fairly easy at 16.5 pounds
  • Great size gun for all ages
  • Power and accuracy were good for an entry level air rifle

Cons:

  • The trigger break/release point is a bit unpredictable, but this is a likley just a break-in issue and will become more consistent over time
  • You have to remember to push that safety in with ever shot
  • Dovetail optics rail is only compatible with dovetail accessories

Comments: The Ruger Explorer Youth is marketed as a youth air rifle but in reality it would be great fun for all ages. The trigger guard is nice and open and allows for large fingers which is not always the case with airguns designed for smaller individuals. The overall quality you get with this entry level price tag is very good and in terms of performance, you definitely get your money's worth.

SpecificationValue
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Single Shot
FPS:450 and Above
Ammo Type:Pellet
Power Source:Spring-Piston
Blowback Action:Non-Blowback
GunSafety:Manual
GunFrontSight:Fixed
GunRearSight:Adjustable
Material:Metal & Polymer
Magazine Capacity:1

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