Firearms are marvelous, but the accessibility of airguns can be very attractive, too. Umarex’s new Fusion 2 pellet rifle boasts Asprin-popping precision with near-silent shooting.
Owners of the original Fusion rifle see the distinctive suppressor is still integrated on the barrel, but they will note the 2’s stock now has a taller pistol grip. The original was also a single shot rifle with two 12-gram CO2 cylinders. Fusion 2 now has a 9-round rotary magazine coupled with the bolt action for faster followup shots and much more CO2 capacity.
Umarex’s SilencAir suppressor has been revised. Its triangular design is fresh and it’s got five chambers to reduce its volume. Umarex says the sound of the pellet perforating a paper target is louder than the report. This could be very good for training new shooters.
The stock is updated from a classic hunting rifle-style to an AR-style pistol grip. It’s also got a spar from the buttstock to the bottom of the pistol grip. Two M-Lok slots on each side of the forend allow users to add their own accessories, and there’s a comfy rubber butt pad.
This new magazine holds nine .177 caliber pellets. The rotary wheel makes it easy to load the next slot. You can load a partially emptied magazine and it holds on the last pellet seated to keep the magazine in sync. The gun ships with one 9-round mag and additional magazines are not yet listed on their site.
The original Fusion rifle took two 12-gram CO2 cartridges in the chamber under the barrel. Fusion 2 can do the same, or you can remove the 12-gram adapter and use much larger 88-gram cylinders.
Umarex says the Fusion 2 shoots a 7-grain .177 caliber pellet at 700fps. Set up with two 12-gram CO2 cartridges, shooters can expect about 70 shots. The large 88-gram cylinders provide about 250 shots-worth of CO2.
The Fusion 2 has a Picatinny rail and includes a 4x32mm scope. Coupled with the 18.5″ barrel and light trigger, Umarex says that shooters can kill Asprin tablets at 10 yards with this setup. Irons sights are not included.
The trigger is set at 3lbs from the factory and is a single-stage setup. They say it’s light and crisp. We’ll have to get one for review and let you know.
Umarex Fusion 2
The Umarex Fusion 2 weighs in under six pounds and with its near-silent operation, it could be a good option both for backyard plinking and training new shooters. It’s not often that a significant update comes in at a lower price, but the Fusion 2 is remarkably affordable. The original was $193 (a closeout sale is on right now), but MSRP for the Fusion 2 is just $139.99 and it’s available for order to your door (FFL not required!) right now.
- .177 caliber pellet rifle
- Velocity 700 FPS (650 FPS using 7-grain lead pellet)
- Uses two (2 qty) 12-gram CO2 cartridges (CO2 not included)
- 2×12 gram adapter can be removed so you can use an 88-gram CO2 cylinder
- Bolt-action (11 lbs. cocking effort)
- 9-Shot Rotary Magazine
- Rifled steel barrel with newly designed 5-chamber SilencAir integral noise dampener
- 3-lb. trigger-pull
- Picatinny style mounting rail (no open sights)
- M-LOK slots on either side
- Manual safety
- Ambidextrous Thumbhole Synthetic stock
- Rubber recoil pad
- 5.95 lbs. (without scope)
- Includes 4×32 scope (duplex reticle)
- Barrel length is 18.5 inches
- Overall length is 40.55 inches
- Trigger Action Crisp Single Stage
- Over 70 shots on (2) 12-gram cartridges in optimal conditions