BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look

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Today we’re taking a first look at the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle. Introduced in 2023, the Pathfinder is a dedicated pest control tool. But it certainly has capabilities beyond that and joins the increasing band of compact PCPs that have entered the market recently.

The Pathfinder is based on BRK’s successful Commander/Sniper platform. HAM tested the Sniper XR in March 2020 and were very impressed. That gun scored 96% and earned a HAM Gold award.

To really appreciate how compact the Pathfinder is, you really have to hold it with the AR 15-style stock folded.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


In this case, the overall length is under 19 Inches. Plus, the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is light, too. Even fitted with the Sightron S-TAC 3-16 x 42 scope and Leapers UTG Pro rings, the all-up weight was just 7 Lbs 15 Oz.

These specs mean that the Pathfinder is ideal for use in confined spaces. It’s also ideal for use as a “truck gun” and can be carried readily in a back pack.

If required, a bipod or foregrip can be fitted to the underside Picatinny rail. We installed a Leapers TBNR bipod to continue the compact, light weight theme of the gun.

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As expected, the Pathfinder is equipped with a sidelever action and uses the standard Brocock/BRK magazine. There’s plenty of space for a medium-sized scope like the S-TAC, as we can see from the photograph below.

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Like the Sniper/Commander models, the two pressure gauges are placed above each other. The HUMA gauge indicates the regulator pressure, the Daystate gauge the pressure in the HPA bottle.

The safety is of the “paddle” type. It’s located in the trigger guard and is convenient to operate.

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One unusual aspect to the design of the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is that it is not silenced. Instead, the shrouded barrel is topped-off with a perforated muzzle brake. However, this can be unscrewed and replaced by an airgun-specific silencer if required.

Most owners are likely to add the silencer, I would guess, as the gun has a fair bark from the short – 10-Inch – barrel.

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In informal plinking, the Pathfinder proved to be comfortable to use – and enjoyable, too!

This is a very easy air rifle to shoot. It’s easy to carry, too and – although I’m not a hunter – I can see that this would be an excellent tool for the pest controller looking for accurate, “powerful enough” shots at relatively close ranges.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


Look out for more details on the pathfinder in the forthcoming comprehensive HAM test review!

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BRK Pathfinder XR


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Today we’re taking a first look at the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle. Introduced in 2023, the Pathfinder is a dedicated pest control tool. But it certainly has capabilities beyond that and joins the increasing band of compact PCPs that have entered the market recently.

The Pathfinder is based on BRK’s successful Commander/Sniper platform. HAM tested the Sniper XR in March 2020 and were very impressed. That gun scored 96% and earned a HAM Gold award.

To really appreciate how compact the Pathfinder is, you really have to hold it with the AR 15-style stock folded.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


In this case, the overall length is under 19 Inches. Plus, the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is light, too. Even fitted with the Sightron S-TAC 3-16 x 42 scope and Leapers UTG Pro rings, the all-up weight was just 7 Lbs 15 Oz.

These specs mean that the Pathfinder is ideal for use in confined spaces. It’s also ideal for use as a “truck gun” and can be carried readily in a back pack.

If required, a bipod or foregrip can be fitted to the underside Picatinny rail. We installed a Leapers TBNR bipod to continue the compact, light weight theme of the gun.

HAM-BRK-11-6978838.jpg


As expected, the Pathfinder is equipped with a sidelever action and uses the standard Brocock/BRK magazine. There’s plenty of space for a medium-sized scope like the S-TAC, as we can see from the photograph below.

HAM-BRK-7-4784148.jpg


Like the Sniper/Commander models, the two pressure gauges are placed above each other. The HUMA gauge indicates the regulator pressure, the Daystate gauge the pressure in the HPA bottle.

The safety is of the “paddle” type. It’s located in the trigger guard and is convenient to operate.

HAM-BRK-3-6416678.jpg


One unusual aspect to the design of the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is that it is not silenced. Instead, the shrouded barrel is topped-off with a perforated muzzle brake. However, this can be unscrewed and replaced by an airgun-specific silencer if required.

Most owners are likely to add the silencer, I would guess, as the gun has a fair bark from the short – 10-Inch – barrel.

HAM-BRK-9-8744419.jpg


In informal plinking, the Pathfinder proved to be comfortable to use – and enjoyable, too!

This is a very easy air rifle to shoot. It’s easy to carry, too and – although I’m not a hunter – I can see that this would be an excellent tool for the pest controller looking for accurate, “powerful enough” shots at relatively close ranges.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


Look out for more details on the pathfinder in the forthcoming comprehensive HAM test review!

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BRK Pathfinder XR


The post BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look appeared first on Hard Air Magazine.
Very well said, while I love my Atomics, my Pathfinder is also in my stable and heart, through performance. Plenty of oomph to take small game well past 60 yards, shooter doing their part of course… 13.6 FPE at 100 yards with the JSB Exact Jumbo 18s according to Strelok Pro… So plenty of power… Two Atomics and a Pathfinder are my awesome trinity of wickedness… Am going to an Orchard walkthrough tomorrow where I been asked to reduced the woodchuck population. Am going to showcase the BRKs to the property manager. And then looking to unleash my beasties…🙏

My numbers:

JSB Exact Jumbo 18s/ TP High

Hi: 794 Low: 782 Avg: 788Std: 4.94 ES: 12 FPE: 24.8
 
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Today we’re taking a first look at the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle. Introduced in 2023, the Pathfinder is a dedicated pest control tool. But it certainly has capabilities beyond that and joins the increasing band of compact PCPs that have entered the market recently.

The Pathfinder is based on BRK’s successful Commander/Sniper platform. HAM tested the Sniper XR in March 2020 and were very impressed. That gun scored 96% and earned a HAM Gold award.

To really appreciate how compact the Pathfinder is, you really have to hold it with the AR 15-style stock folded.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


In this case, the overall length is under 19 Inches. Plus, the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is light, too. Even fitted with the Sightron S-TAC 3-16 x 42 scope and Leapers UTG Pro rings, the all-up weight was just 7 Lbs 15 Oz.

These specs mean that the Pathfinder is ideal for use in confined spaces. It’s also ideal for use as a “truck gun” and can be carried readily in a back pack.

If required, a bipod or foregrip can be fitted to the underside Picatinny rail. We installed a Leapers TBNR bipod to continue the compact, light weight theme of the gun.

HAM-BRK-11-6978838.jpg


As expected, the Pathfinder is equipped with a sidelever action and uses the standard Brocock/BRK magazine. There’s plenty of space for a medium-sized scope like the S-TAC, as we can see from the photograph below.

HAM-BRK-7-4784148.jpg


Like the Sniper/Commander models, the two pressure gauges are placed above each other. The HUMA gauge indicates the regulator pressure, the Daystate gauge the pressure in the HPA bottle.

The safety is of the “paddle” type. It’s located in the trigger guard and is convenient to operate.

HAM-BRK-3-6416678.jpg


One unusual aspect to the design of the BRK Pathfinder PCP air rifle is that it is not silenced. Instead, the shrouded barrel is topped-off with a perforated muzzle brake. However, this can be unscrewed and replaced by an airgun-specific silencer if required.

Most owners are likely to add the silencer, I would guess, as the gun has a fair bark from the short – 10-Inch – barrel.

HAM-BRK-9-8744419.jpg


In informal plinking, the Pathfinder proved to be comfortable to use – and enjoyable, too!

This is a very easy air rifle to shoot. It’s easy to carry, too and – although I’m not a hunter – I can see that this would be an excellent tool for the pest controller looking for accurate, “powerful enough” shots at relatively close ranges.

BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look


Look out for more details on the pathfinder in the forthcoming comprehensive HAM test review!

BUY FROM AIRGUNS OF ARIZONA

BRK Pathfinder XR


The post BRK Pathfinder PCP Air Rifle First Look appeared first on Hard Air Magazine.
Nice one sir! I had no idea the magazines for these are over $100.00. This small folding stock rifle in .177 would be a perfect pesting rifle especially inside barns and outbuildings for bird and rat removal with that adjustable power output.
 
Nice one sir! I had no idea the magazines for these are over $100.00. This small folding stock rifle in .177 would be a perfect pesting rifle especially inside barns and outbuildings for bird and rat removal with that adjustable power output.
You may actually like the 22 more as it will go from 19.5 fpe to 22 by a turn of the power adjuster with 14 gr ammo
 
Nice one sir! I had no idea the magazines for these are over $100.00. This small folding stock rifle in .177 would be a perfect pesting rifle especially inside barns and outbuildings for bird and rat removal with that adjustable power output.
You can purchase after market magazines at half the price. The BRKs are effing awesome, but then everyone knows I’m a hopeless fan of the brand… Through field performance and everyday awesomeness? They have simply stolen mi corazon. Put to the test frequently from 15 to 102 yards in my backyard, through mucho accurate pellets down range. Kills galore and more importantly, zero operational issues across five different BRKs.
 
You can purchase after market magazines at half the price. The BRKs are effing awesome, but then everyone knows I’m a hopeless fan of the brand… Through field performance and everyday awesomeness? They have simply stolen mi corazon. Put to the test frequently from 15 to 102 yards in my backyard, through mucho accurate pellets down range. Kills galore and more importantly, zero operational issues across five different BRKs.
Sure makes me happy to hear! I went for the Ghost..um 'father' of the pathfinder?! 😆 The quality is great and the looks are really growing on me. Absolutely amazing gun so far. I have heard lots of complaints and seen alot of mods done but out of the box it's amazing to me. Today I flew to my bedroom, pulled it from its case, Popped in the always loaded mag, hit the front deck, zoomed in, parrallaxed it to 75Y and dumped a bird @98 yards. I was dumbfounded. I will definitely be seeing if I can recreate that, next shooting session! Not nearly as compact as the pathfinder but still the shortest gun I own.
 
I just found something interesting. Have some 17.5 gr 216 nsa slugs i shoot in my revere because of bc and less wind drift thought what the hay threw 5 in the pathfinder and shot over crono 760 fps for almost 23 fpe but only .5 drift in 2 mph wind @ 100 yds and they all went in the same hole at 10 meters! Have to stretch these out!
 
I just found something interesting. Have some 17.5 gr 216 nsa slugs i shoot in my revere because of bc and less wind drift thought what the hay threw 5 in the pathfinder and shot over crono 760 fps for almost 23 fpe but only .5 drift in 2 mph wind @ 100 yds and they all went in the same hole at 10 meters! Have to stretch these out!
Going to have to purchase some of those NSAs to try out thanks…
 

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