Things I liked:Ordering from PA was easy online. Rifle arrived within 5 days of ordering. Brand new, double boxed and in perfect condition.Wood work is great, nicely stained beech stock, excellent bluing. Cocking effort is probably 50% more than the R7. Very accurate with all the pellets I've tried, yet the pellets have noticably different POI. Originally set up with UTG offset mount. This was too high and resulted in POI 4"low at at 10yds. Exchanged for Beeman/Sportsmatch Medium rings, shimmed with one piece of plastic cut from the Crossman pellet package results in good POI and within optical center of Hawke HD Sport 3-9x40 scope. .22 is good for targets and hits hard enough for small game. What a terrific air rifle. Also, it is quiet enough to shoot indoors. Not much louder than R7. Get one. Things I would have changed:Of course, it would be great if cocking effort was a little easier. What others should know:You get what you pay for. This is an excellent value, and the Weihrauch/Beeman lines are excellent product for the money.
Things I liked:Optics are clear and bright. Appears well made. Was able to zero after mounting with the Beeman/SportsMatch Medium rings. UTG High Offset Rings were too high on the HW50s to get a zero within the optical center of the scope. Hope the zero holds after a few tins of pellets. So far so good. Good value for money. I considered the Hawke Airmax, but without seeing them side-by-side did not know why it was almost $100 more. Things I would have changed:Map 6 Reticle availability on the Sport HD.