I purchased one in a package deal from a local friend. I only shot it for one day maybe 50 pellets give or take a few. Overall the gun is built decent the plastic stock and forearm seem like durable plastic similar to a Hammerli 850. The pump arm Is built sturdy I think it would hold up very well over time. The sights are cheaply made but do the job. I liked the breech it was very easy to load the small .177cal pellets. The gun seemed decent in the accuracy department I was mainly shooting RWS Hobby at 25 to 30 feet with open sights and getting nickel size groups from a bag rest. The gun pumps fairly hard after the first few strokes so for a younger shooter this might be an issue. The trigger was decent even with 8 or 9 pumps in the gun it was smooth and predictable. At $130 shipped I think it's a decent little gun with nice power. I have way to many guns and prefer older Crosman pumps that's why I sold it after playing with it for a day. Tim A.
That gun has been out for a while, there's a .22 version too, but I guess they're not sending them here. If it was avaliable in .22, I would have already bought one. Overall I think its a fair price, who knows...it might be the next budget concious favorite like the Crosman 22XX/13XX or the QB.
Its been on the Airguns of Arizona website for a while, you can't hotlink directly to it, but its there...
The biggest reason I can't get better groups...those big, ugly, fiber optic sights.
There is little precision with them. Of couse.....lots of guns are coming out this way now.
I want to scope this one, as I am pretty sure it is going to be very accurate.
I only have 20 feet to shoot, and I can get 3 out of 5 touching, with the other two making the groups
penny and dime sized.
Max pumps is 7, but 4 seems to be pretty powerful.
Suppose a steroid tune will become available???????
So far....very fun, and I feel it is worth the price.
Still waiting on the .22.
I always ask the reps to offer .20 and .25 also.
"....Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion on your walks.
I agree with a .25 cal. I now have a Bug Buster scope on it but still get the odd flyers at 60'. I have read in forums about the Sharp and Innova rifles beein very accurate. Could be with a little more seasoning the barrel may come through. I have noticed that the pivot pin on the pump handle is getting loose.
I have also found out that some pellets want to jam when closing the bolt. If you rotate the rifle so barrel is on bottom and parallel with the ground the pellet will straighten out and bolt will close easily. Also if you put pellet on top of bolt and keep very light pressure on it while releasing the bolt to open it the pellet will fall right into breach. The reason for pressure on top of pellet is to keep it from flying away.
This message has been edited by DT4321 on Nov 11, 2012 8:09 AM
I've found that a lot of my superficial grievances with this air rifle (some quality issues with the fit and finish) are outweighed by the punch this thing delivers and how accurate I find it to be. At 25 yards I'm knocking pretty much any small game down at will. For the price, it's a good deal. Sometimes I wish I paid a little more for a Sheridan or Crosman 392, but such is life...
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