Things I liked:Skirts are perfect and have not found a single deformed pellet thus far. Best pellet I've found for my 24" AirForce Condor. With a fill pressure of 2800 psig shooting a 20 shot string with end pressure of 2100 psig, and power wheel setting of 10, average velocity is 1006 fps. Things I would have changed:More pellets per can. What others should know:Least accurate pellet I've shot in my .25 Benjamin Marauder.
Things I liked:Nice and light and easy to carry. Has plenty of power for my needs. Best accuracy for me is with a power wheel setting of 7. My rifle shoots best with JSB Exact 15.89 grain pellets, but the Crossman Premier HP is a close second. Things I would have changed:Trigger is not nearly as nice as other PCP rifles I've shot. Mine breaks cleanly at 2.5 pounds with no creep and is fine for hunting I suppose, but it would be nice to have an adjustable trigger to get the pull weight down. What others should know:Gun was delivered with an improperly made spin-lock bushing. The tank would not index properly on the frame. Once it was tightened, to get it loose, I had to flood the bushing with Kroil and use a plastic hammer with the spin-lock wrench to get the tank off. In doing this, scratched the anodizing off the frame in two places. I contacted AirForce about the problem and emailed pictures of the stuck tank. AirForce customer service acknowledged some of the guns were shipped with out of tolerance spin-lock bushings and apparently, I received one of them. AirForce sent a replacement bushing and wrench which I received the next day. The replacement bushing resolved the indexing problem, but the scratches remain. Accuracy is okay, about like my RWS 48 spring gun. My FX Typhoon will shot rings around the Talon though.
Things I liked:Best pellet I've found for my AirForce Talon. With power wheel at 7 and an initial fill of 3000 psig, I'm getting 35 shots. More accurate in my Talon than either the JSB 15.89 or 18.13 grain pellets. It's a close second to the JSB Exact 15.89 grain in my FX Typhoon. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:A few skirts are malformed, but easy to see and separate. Getting 925 FPS in both an 18" AirForce Talon and an FX Typhoon.
Things I liked:This is an extremely accurate target pistol. I have not chronographed any pellets yet, but around 500 fps seems reasonable. I've tried several pellets ranging from Daisy wadcutters through RWS R10's light and heavy. Best accuracy so far has been with RWS Diablo Basics followed by Champions Choice Competition (4.50 mm head). I've shot a few of the lighter JSB and H&N match pellets, and Crosman HP and Crosman pointed pellets. The Crosman pointed hunting pellets do very well for the price. I installed an Air Venturi scope mount and a Bushnell TRS25 red dot sight to see what the gun can do. Shooting off a bag at 50 feet, even with my 60 year old eyes, I'm shooting 3/8" five shot groups with the RWS Diablo Basics and a little larger with the Champions Choice Competition. Even the Crosman pointed hunting shoot 5 in less than a 1/2" at 50 ft. At 75 feet, the RWS Diablo Basics are shooting 5 shot groups around 1/2" but print 3/4" low for a 50 foot zero. I have the trigger set at 4 oz's. Things I would have changed:Nothing on the gun. It would be nice if extra grips were available as I would like to fit a set to my hand, but don't want to carve on the only set I have. What others should know:Gun comes with a spare set of seals, cleaning rod, combo disassembly tool, pin punch, and varying width front sights. Schematic and disassembly instructions are a little sparse in the documentation. Two sets of instructions are provided (one from IZH and the second from Air Venturi). No safety on the gun either. Trigger is canted to the right for a right-handed shooter. Pyramid offers a trigger upgrade that will help left- handed guys. It would be vary easy to accidentally discharge the gun as the trigger can be set so light, so would not advise handing it loaded to another shooter. It can be dry fired too. Mine came with beech grips and appear to be oil finished. Rear sight can be removed and flipped over to get a more narrow rear notch.
Things I liked:Perfect fit for a .22 caliber 1990's series Benjamin 397. Things I would have changed:Knobs would be much more convenient than little screws, but would add to the price. The supplied aperture is more like a "ghost ring" and precludes any really accurate shooting. I believe it measures .093 inches, but a .050 inch 3/8" replacement is available widely. Even at the lowest elevation setting, and with six pumps,the gun shoots high at 25 yard. I started shooting a 18.13 grain pellet but am still a half inch high at 25 yards with this pellet. What others should know:The front sight of rifle needs to be higher to really utilize the sight properly. Material can be removed from the base of the Williams sight, but at the expense of the anodizing. It is however, much more reliable than a scope as I've had great difficulty keeping a scope sighted in.
Things I liked:Well made. Has decent anodizing job. Retractable stop pin built in to one of the rings. Does not mark scope. I have several of these ring sets in 30 mm, 1 inch, and medium and high profiles and have been using them exclusively on pre-charged pneumatic and spring air rifles. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Good value.
Things I liked:Tied for best accuracy in my AirForce Talon (18" barrel without shroud). These and the H&N Baracuda 21.14 grain Match shoot exactly the same in my rifle. Things I would have changed:A screw on lid would be nice. What others should know:As with all the H&N's I've tried, there are very few, if any, deformed pellets in the tin. All appear well formed and clean.
Things I liked:Nice anodizing job. One ring has a retractable scope stop pin. Has not marked any scope tubes to date. I have several sets of these rings. Ring half and clamp screws are metric. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Good value for the money.
Things I liked:Well made and nicely finished. I purchased a beech stocked .22 caliber version. Not too much noticeable recoil. Trigger is almost infinitely adjustable. Seems more hold sensitive than either of my Walther LGV's. Haven't really shot much off hand and mainly have shot from a bench. Best rested accuracy to date is with a sandbag support approximately 1 inch in front of the trigger guard and with no rear bag. I've found that putting a piece of vinyl fabric on top of the sandbag aides accuracy. No testing with an artillery hold so far. This gun is really heavy and with a 4 x 16 scope, is heavier than most of my centerfire hunting rifles. I'm shooting five shot 1" groups at 25 yards, but this rifle should shoot much better than that. Things I would have changed:Not much really. Perhaps a little cheaper price. What others should know:I have yet to find a really good pellet for this gun. Have tried a dozen or so with the JSB Exact 15.89 grain, JSB 18.13 grain, and Crosman Premier Ultra Mag the best so far. My rifle is really unhappy with H&N 14.66 grain Field Target Trophies and with RWS Superdomes.
Things I liked:Best pellet I've found for my RWS 48 and RWS 34 spring rifles and gives equally terrible accuracy in my Air Arms TX200 Mark 3. Not the best pellet in any of my pre-charged pneumatic guns either. Things I would have changed:Nothing. Well made, clean, few are deformed. What others should know:They seem to do very well in both of my RWS spring rifles. They are just okay in the four .22 caliber PCP rifles I own and not as accurate as similar JSB and H&N pellets.
Things I liked:Shoot well in both of my .177 Walther LGV spring rifles. They are the third most accurate pellet in the .177 LGV's behind the Crosman Premier 10.5 grain and JSB Exact Heavy 10.34 grain. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Very few deformed pellets in the tin. Pellets are clean and seat consistently in the breech of both LGV's. Also shoot pretty well in an IZH 46M pistol.
Things I liked:Very easy to install. Comes with barrel bushings and end cap. Barrel seems smooth when pulling a patch through it. Things I would have changed:Seems a little expensive for a replacement barrel, but then again, if you are using the AirForce platform, there are not too many alternatives. What others should know:Bought this barrel to install on a Talon which was purchased in February 2014. Never could get the original 18" .22 barrel to shoot to my expectations even though the gun had been sent back to AirForce for testing/inspection. This .177 barrel looks like it may be a little more accurate than the 18" .22 barrel. I'm getting 1150 fps with an 8.4 grain pellet at a 3000 psi fill and a power wheel setting of zero. This is far too fast to expect decent accuracy and the rifle shoots best around 1800 to 1200 psi where velocities are in the low 900's to upper 800's. At a power wheel setting of zero, with a 3000 psi fill and shooting down to 1000 psi, got a total of 144 shots. Still some POI shift as the gun is shot down, but not as evident as with the original .22 barrel
Things I liked:Shoot well in my Hammerli AR20FT and Air Arms S200 Hunter. I ordered 4.52 mm head but received four tins of 4.53 mm. The 4.53 mm shoot about as well as the 4.52 do in either gun. Have also tried these in an Air Force Talon with a 24 inch barrel. The Talon is certainly not in the same class as the Hammerli or Air Arms rifles, but this is the most accurate pellet found to date for the Talon. Things I would have changed:Had more pellets with bent skirts than would normally expect from JSB. This is the first time I've had to sort JSB pellets. The tins were not damaged in shipping and think these most have slipped through the JSB Quality group. About 5 percent of the pellets in the first two tins I opened had bent or deformed skirts. What others should know:Have shot these to 50 yards with the Hammerli AR20 FT. With no wind, I'm getting consistent 5 shot groups of less than an inch at this range. At 35 yards, with either the Air Arms S200 or Hammerli AR 20Ft, you can cover 5 shot groups with a dime.
Things I liked:Works great. I really prefer single shot PCP's over the rotating magazines. Things I would have changed:Nothing, just exactly what I wanted. What others should know:If you are keeping a rifle around to take care of backyard pests and don't want to leave out it with a loaded magazine, this is exactly what you need.
Things I liked:These pellets shoot well in both an Air Arms S200 Hunter and a Hammerli AR20FT. In both of these rifles, this pellet shoots almost to the same point of impact at 35 yards as the JSB Exact 8.44 grain. Things I would have changed:Screw on lid instead of press on. Had around 400 of these loose in my hard case yesterday. Hopefully the Euro to dollar exchange rate will make these a bit cheaper later this year.
Things I liked:Good practice pellet. They shoot very well in my Daisy Avanti 853. They shoot okay in a Hammerli AR20FT and okay in a Walther LGV master. Shoot terribly in an AirForce Talon. Skirts are fairly consistent and doesn't look like many pellets in the box are damaged. Things I would have changed:Package in metal tins. What others should know:Decent pellet. A little less accurate in my rifles than their European counterparts. These pellets are noticeably harder than the European ones I shoot regularly.