Things I liked:accurate, powerful, solid, fun Things I would have changed:nothing, I did not like the automatic safety at first...but am warming up to it. What others should know:I have the W/T Magnum in .22 and consistently touch pellet holes at 20 yds (sitting position) using Beeman Kodiak HP 18.21 gr pellets and H&N Barracuda Match 21.14 gr. Have tried a few other pellet combinations and the groupings are .5 inch or more. The stock scope did come lose after appx 350 shots, tightened it back up and seems to be working fine (all ring and both set screws). Accurate wih just the iron sights too (true-glo). Have not used for critter control yet, but am sure it will work great when needed. I have a crossman in .177 (4 years now) and it is not as accurate at 10 yards as this one is at 20, have tried many pellet combos (.177) with no luck. If in the market for a pellet rifle...buy this in .22, but beware, if you are not familiar with the newer pellet rifles, it is powerful, will go through a 1x4 pine plank at 10 yards every time (but not at 20). This rifle does not seem to be affected by center of balance issues like most Springer Pellet rifles.
Things I liked:Accurate, powerful, consistent, fun to shoot! Things I would have changed:Better scope and scope mounts (or sell without). What others should know:Type and weight of pellets make a huge difference. I was very disappointed with this rifle at first until I realized I was shooting poor quality pellets. The holes were all over the target at 22 yards. I finally figured out that my rifle likes the 26 Gr Predator Poly Mags and I love shooting it now. It routinely touches the same hole at 22 yards from a sitting position. Although I have not used it for critter control, I have no doubt that this would take down a raccoon and anything smaller. If you have not shot these newer airguns, they are substantially more powerful than the pellet guns we had as "kids". This rifle will shoot through a 3/4 inch plank at 22 yards. The "Spring" guns do have a "kick" and can be frustrating at first when learning to shoot them. Do some research on the artillery hold, it works! Happy shooting