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FAQ

Can BBs be used in Stoeger Airguns rifles?

No. Stoeger Airguns rifles are designed to accept only quality factory pellets. Visit the About Airgun Ammo page to learn more.

Can multiple pellets be loaded in Stoeger Airguns rifles?

No. Never try to insert multiple pellets in the barrel of any Stoeger Airguns rifle. This can be dangerous and can cause malfunctions in your rifle. Learn more about loading on the How Airguns Work page.

Can pellets be placed in the barrel of my air rifle in any direction?

No. Pellets should be placed in your air rifle with the skirt toward the butt of the gun. Learn more about loading on the How Airguns Work page.

Can I use a pellet of a different caliber in my rifle?

No. Never use a pellet of a different caliber than the caliber of your rifle. Always use the caliber stamped on your rifle. Visit the About Airgun Ammo page to learn more.

Can I reuse a pellet that was lodged in my rifle?

No. You must not use any pellet that was lodged in your rifle. All pellets should be used only once. Visit the About Airgun Ammo page to learn more.

How do I make sure my rifle is completely empty? Do I have to pass a cleaning rod through the barrel of my rifle before using it?

Use a cleaning rod to ensure no pellets are lodged in the barrel. Learn more about loading on the How Airguns Work page.

How do I remove an obstacle that has lodged inside the barrel of my rifle?

To remove a barrel obstruction, follow the instructions on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

Where and how often should I oil a Stoeger Airguns rifle?

After every thousand shots, put a drop of airgun-rated lubricant into the compression chamber. See more maintenance tips on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

Should I always clean my rifle before storing it?

Yes. Clean and lubricate the external metal parts to avoid corrosion. For cleaning tips, visit the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

Can I use gun solvents and gun oils to clean my air rifle?

No. Solvents and many oils can damage the seals. Use only airgun-rated oils for the care of your air rifle. See the cleaning tips on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

How often should I clean the rifle barrel?

The rifle should be cleaned as often as needed to maintain proper performance. Learn more on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

What maintenance is recommended for the stock?

The screws in the stock can become loose after many firings. Failure to maintain them can result in cracking or complete damage of the stock. Follow the screw maintenance tips on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

Can I store my rifle loaded?

No. Never store any airgun loaded. Make absolutely sure there are no pellets in the chamber before putting your airgun away. Always store the gun unloaded and store the pellets in a different location. You are responsible for ensuring that unauthorized persons—such as children—cannot find and use your air rifle. Airguns are not toys. Learn more at the Airgun Safety page.

Can I store my rifle in the cocked position?

No. Never store your airgun in the cocked position. It is potentially dangerous and can weaken the mainspring. Follow the storage tips on the Airgun Cleaning and Maintenance page.

Are airguns loud?

Yes, airguns can be very loud. When used with alloy ammunition, they break the sound barrier, resulting in a loud crack. Visit the How to Choose an Airgun page to learn more about airgun sound level, what causes the noise, and model options with different noise levels.

Does the muzzle break suppress noise?

No, that’s not its job. The muzzle break acts as a lever and as a handle for cocking. Find out more about what the muzzle break does on the How Airguns Work page. And learn what makes an airgun noisier or quieter on the How to Choose an Airgun page.

What could be wrong if the chronographed speed of my rifle is not the velocity it should be?

Chronograph results can vary by more than 10 percent, depending on pellet weight, design, barrel condition, ambient temperature, elevation, and many other conditions.

Can Stoeger Airguns rifles be dry fired?

No. Dry firing can cause serious damage to spring piston air rifles.

How many times does a Stoeger Airguns rifle need to be cocked?

All Stoeger Airguns require cocking only once. Learn more about cocking on the How Airguns Work page.

Can the rear sight of a Stoeger Airguns rifle be adjusted for windage and elevation?

Yes. Follow the How to Aim instructions on the Airgun Shooting Tips page.

What are the benefits of a fiber-optic sight?

The contrasting fiber colors of the front and rear sights help make sighting quick and accurate in any lighting condition. To find out more, visit the How to Choose an Airgun page.

What scopes are recommended for use with Stoeger Airguns?

Any quality airgun scope can be used. We recommend Stoeger Airguns scopes.

How wide are the bases used on Stoeger Airguns rifles?

The bases are 3/8 inch or 11 mm wide. For tips on choosing and using a scope, visit the Airgun Shooting Tips page.

What does the notch on the top of the receiver do?

The notch on the top of the receiver is a scope stop. It is used for added scope support and to stop scope slippage. For tips on choosing and using a scope, visit the Airgun Shooting Tips page.

Should I use hearing and eye protection when firing my airgun?

Yes, always use eye and ear protection. For more safety recommendations, visit the Airgun Safety page.

Can I travel to different states with my airgun?

Always check with local law enforcement officials regarding local laws related to traveling with your air rifle or removing your air rifle from your home. The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recommends that you contact the office of your state Attorney General, your State Police, or other state or local law enforcement authorities for guidance.

Can I modify or repair my rifle? Can I take it apart?

No. Never take apart your rifle. Doing so could be dangerous because of a powerful compression spring inside all Stoeger Airguns. Contact Stoeger Airguns for repairs.

If I take apart my rifle, will it still be under warranty?

No. Never take apart your rifle. Doing so could be dangerous and voids your warranty.

How long is the turnaround time for repairs?

Turnaround time for repairs is usually 4 to 6 weeks. Visit the Repair Request page for more information or to request a repair.

Where can I get a manual for my Stoeger Airguns rifle?

Visit the Manuals page to download your product manual.

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