The new delivery of Xisico XS28M air rifles arrived today in .22 and .25 calibers.
The guns look very nice with good, deep bluing and more figuring in the wood than I've seen in previous deliveries of these guns. Overall, I'd say that they're a great value!
Initial testing on the .25 caliber models show muzzle velocities in the 650 - 660fps range with The Peak 25.1 Grain pointed pellets. This represents approximately 24 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. This is very similar performance to that of the Benjamin Trail NP XL in .25 caliber when firing the same pellets.
Comparing the Benjamin with the XS28M in .25 caliber, I'd say that recoil is about equal for both guns but that the XS28M is easier to cock than the NP XL. Accuracy seems similar with The Peak pellets.
You can see the XS28M at http://www.archerairguns.com/xisico-spring-piston-air-rifles-s/63.htm
The price is the same for all calibers.
The scope combo versions are at http://www.archerairguns.com/xisico-break-barrel-air-rifle-combos-s/67.htm
Archer Airguns Inc.
Online stores http://www.archerairguns.com