SMK, or Sportsmarketing, are an air rifle distributor most shooters and hobbyists will recognise. The brand produces a great range of guns and is particularly known for offering low-price models that exceed in performance and quality.

SMK air rifles are prime examples of great value-for-money, providing plenty of options for shooting newcomers and experienced sportspeople alike.

Are SMK Guns Any Good?

SMK have been in the game for decades, priding themselves on making the sport affordable to all. They might be known for their budget options, but the build quality and power offered across the range makes them more than just a beginner’s brand.

SMK supply over 1000 UK shops, with Surplus Store being one of them! We stock a great range of rifles that showcases how diverse their collection is, with break barrel, PCP and CO2 air rifles across various price points.

Here are some of the best, most powerful air rifles SMK have to offer.

SMK XS19 GR Gas Ram .177 Break Barrel Air Rifle

With 12 ft/lb, you won’t get more powerful than this (without a firearms licence, at least.) Coming in at just £140, the SMK XS19 gas ram rifle packs a punch for an excellent price – in fact, it’s one of the cheapest and most powerful on this list!

This model is relatively lightweight and is equipped with a gas ram system that offers greater accuracy and shot-for-shot consistency. It is ideal for hunting of all kinds and will deliver an outstanding shooting experience.

The SMK XS19 without gas ram system offers the same great features and up to 12ft/lb in power at a slightly lower price of £110.

SMK XS19 GR Gas Ram .177 Break Barrel Air Rifle

SMK M22 Multi-Shot .22PCP Air Rifle – 12ft/lb

This sturdy PCP rifle has a sleek, high-quality hardwood stock, so it certainly looks the part, but how does it perform? The SMK M22 PCP rifle features a bolt-action system and can accommodate single or multi-shot loading.

Most importantly, it offers 12ft/lb in power, making it another great option for hunting. There is no recoil when firing, ensuring you get a smooth and satisfying experience. This model is slightly pricer at £359.99 – still an incredibly reasonable price for the power and features.

SMK M22 Multi-Shot .22PCP Air Rifle – 12ft/lb

SMK XS38 Deluxe Custom .177 Under Lever Air Rifle – 12ft/lb

Another fantastic value-for-money rifle, the XS38 Deluxe Custom comes in at just £180 while packing an impressive 12ft/lbs of power.

The top-quality finished Italian wood stock offers a sleek feel to perfectly complement the smooth action and virtually no recoil. You can’t really go wrong with this option!

SMK XS38 Deluxe Custom .177 Under Lever Air Rifle – 12ft/lb

SMK XS78 Tactical Multi-Shot .22 Bolt Action Co2 Air Rifle - 12ft/lbs

Another great example of a value-for-money air weapon comes in the form of the SMK XS78 PCP rifle. This is the full package, offering a tactical synthetic thumbhole stock, 8-shot magazine, integrated sound moderator and fully adjustable metal bipod.

This 12ft/lbs rifle costs just £275 and also comes with a 4x32 scope and mount.

SMK XS78 Tactical Multi-Shot .22 Bolt Action Co2 Air Rifle - 12ft/lbs

SMK Regulated PR900W Bolt Action Multi-Shot .22 PCP Rifle – 11.5ft/lb

The initial release of the SMK PR900W marked the brand’s first foray into PCP rifles and holds up as a great cheaper option. This slim, lightweight model is available in both .177 and .22 and comes with multi-shot and single-shot trays.

Other features of this high-powered 11.5ft/lb rifle include a precision rifled barrel with open sights, built-in barrel weight and a grooved rail for telescopic sights. This model will set you back just £235.

SMK Regulated PR900W Bolt Action Multi-Shot .22 PCP Rifle – 11.5ft/lb

SMK41 .177 Under Lever Air Rifle – 11.5ft/lb

The SMK41 under lever rifle has a solid, heavy build with a rubber non-slip shoulder stock, making it a robust and durable model that’s popular for pest control.

It is also valued for its simple yet elegant look – a very attractive design that houses an extremely generous 11.5ft/lb of power for a reasonable £199.

SMK41 .177 Under Lever Air Rifle – 11.5ft/lb

Remember, you cannot get air rifles that exceed the legal power limit of 12ft/lb without a firearms certificate. But the rifles we’ve mentioned here will give you more than plenty of power for hunting and high-powered target practice!

If none of the options here take your fancy, we stock rifles from a wide range of other manufacturers and distributors that are sure to meet your requirements.

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