A week ago I posted some numbers on my out of the box Nitrogen Piston powered WalMart .22 Titan GP,using 4 different types and weights of pellets.
At that time I promised some accuracy testing would follow from 25 yrds and a small review of what it has to offer.Well,,I lied about the 25 yrds(forgive me Lord,,get-r-done).BUT WHOA wait a minute,,,! Instead of the measly 25yrds. I stretched it out to whooping 33 yrds(99ft).(big Deal Huh,,LOL?) The most I can get out of my property with out going into the neighbors yard.
Using the pellets I listed in my chrony testing proved it was going to be a very pellet fussy rifle.None of them really shot all that good.I was hoping the Predators would shoot well,but it was not in the cards for this rifle,,damnit!!
But please remember this is a out of the box Wally World $150 air gun,no tune,no trigger work other what can be done with the little screw behind the trigger blade,I did not recrown either end,I shot what I got after a good barrel cleaning and I fired it (about 25 times) until it quit dieseling.
After shooting 8 different kinds of pellets and getting very discouraged I might add I found what I believe to be its favorite food/pellet.Not that the others were all that bad they just were not what I was looking for or what I believed the rifle was capable of.
It settled in or really liked the RWS 14.2 gr. Super-H-Points and finally started to shine with one hole shots and no fliers if I did my part.You know,,,hold your breath and squeeze the trigger nice and easy until it surprises you , don't jerk it!
Mind you it was windy and gusty and getting dark but I was determined to finish what I started and get a target to show you guy's what a Titan GP can do.
A little food for thought!You will have have to re-tighten all the screws from scope to stock at least every 25 shots,it is a blue lock-tite buster but once everything is good and tight and seated it will hold.The re-tighting process is over after about 150 shots it will finally lock up and all the screws will quit coming loose.( I checked it again after I shot this target and it was good to go all the screws were still tight!)
I don't have a trigger gauge but it seems to brake at around 4-5 pounds with a ton of travel,but you can pull the trigger to the second stage and release it and it stays right at the breaking point of the 2nd stage.
Shooting the 14.2 Super-H-Points at an average of 715 feet per second@16 foot pounds of energy I have to recommend the Crosman Titan GP to anyone who has $150 to spend,and is looking for a cheap hunter or plinker.
Its still a little tough to break open to cock and load(even after a small dab of moly),you really have to give her a good slap on the muzzle break,but its not all that hard to cock once opened.No twang or sideways torque what so ever,just a nice easy linear recoil,and a very quiet but powerful thunk.
A after market trigger will do wonders for this baby and make it a very pleasurable rifle to shoot.But its not that bad right out of the box!I am a trigger Nazi you know?
Pictured is my out of the box as is :
2010 $149.95 WalMart .22 caliber Nitro-Piston Crosman Titan GP with Leapers 4-16/40MM UTG scope and a one piece off set mount(that's all I had laying around)I'll get a proper one piece Scope mount the next time I go to Leapers and chat with David Ding(CEO).
And my 25 shot target,,,shot at (99ft.) or 33 yrds. off a bench with 10-15 MPH cross winds and a few gusts,mind you I was shooting in a hurried pace because I was running out of daylight,I'm sure I could have done much better if time allowed me a little more time to shot the way your suppose too.Target #10 I pulled the shot down in my hast.Oh Well I never said I was perfect.Squares are 1" and red bull is 7mm.in diameter.This target was shot just the way it is pictured.
"Springers are neat,,One Shot One Bullseye"
But I'm starting to love a gas-ram better,Oh-O here we go again!