Webley Patriot

Webley & Scott Ltd. Webley Patriot Air rifle
Review entered on 2007-08-18 17:21:10

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4.0 4.0

By Lars from USA on 2007-08-18
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Things I liked: The Patriot's power is incredible for a springer. In .25, this is a gun capable of hunting any small game and some medium sized critters as well. You can reach out and touch them at 50 yards without a problem. Not easy but not as difficult to cock as I had anticipated from reading other reviews. I put 400 pellets down range my first time at the range. I got a decent workout and a nice blister but it wasn't bad. Accuracy at 50 yards is very good. I typically manage 1.5" groups using Beeman Kodiak Match pellets. I'm quite pleased with the gun's fit and finish.

Things I would have changed: The trigger is a little on the heavy side. I don't like the rear sight but this is not such a problem because I don't intend to do much shooting without a scope. I'm a fan of walnut. I purchased the accessory walnut stock and refinished it myself to improve the gun's appearance.

What others should know: This gun is heavy and will break scopes. I promply broke the first scope I had on the gun. The scope was listed as suitable for a air rifle but it simply wasn't up to the task. I say the rifle isn't too difficult to cock but I must admit some of my friends wouldn't agree with me. It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it. Make sure you get the correct 1 piece scope mount. It should have provisions to take advantage of the shallow grooves in the top of the rifle.

Air Venturi Bronco air rifle

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Review entered on 2010-10-08 12:20:27

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5.0 5.0

By Lars from USA on 2010-10-08
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Things I liked: I purchased a blemished model after a little internal debate. The cost difference was less than $20 but I figured I could use the money for pellets and take my chances that I didn't get a dog. Well it arrived and I anxiously opened the box expecting the worst. I was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful rifle with excellent fit and finish. The "blemish" was a little inconsistancy in the stock finish. It would have been just fine to use as is but I tend to like little projects so I used some 600 grit sandpaper and a little rubbing compound then wax and it now looks perfect. Took about 5 mintues total. This gun has an excellent trigger. The two blade design might not be my first choice but it is light and crisp and I'd take it over a single stage trigger. Good open sights. The accuracy is excellent as well. I bought this to use with my children and have fun plinking. It fits this use perfectly. Easy to cock, light and accurate. What more could you ask for less than $110 shipped?

Things I would have changed: These are really nitpicky but I'll throw them out so you know. There is a slight rattle when you close the action. Its part of the design and not a flaw but I don't get this from my higher priced English and German guns. I bought this with the idea of not scoping it. My other airguns are all scoped and I was feeling like playing with open sights. I also want my kids to learn the fundimentals of shooting with open sights before they move on to a scoped rifle. For this purpose, the comb on the stock is a little high. I read the reviews that stated the stock was good for scoping so I guess I'm not surprised. I may end up re-profiling the stock a bit to get the fit I was hoping for. The great part is not worrying about damaging a high-dollar gun by customizing it.

What others should know: Just buy one. You won't regret it.

Beeman P17

Beeman P17 Air gun
Review entered on 2012-08-01 01:01:01

5.0 5.0

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5.0 5.0

By Lars from USA on 2012-08-01
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Verified Purchase

Things I liked: I read many of the reviews before making this purchase. It went against my nature to buy a gun this "cheap". I typically live by the philosophy that you get what you pay for. I kept looking for an excuse to buy something "better" (i.e. more expensive). Finally I broke down and added this gun to my cart. After half an hour with this gun, I have to admit that I think this gun is an exception to the rule in that you get way more than you paid for. It took me a couple shots to get used to the trigger which is not match grade by any stretch of the imagination. It's a little creepy but perfectly serviceable. I used those shots to get the sights adjusted to my range. By the 10th shot I was ready for a clean target. Shooting off-hand from 5 yards, the next shot left me wondering where it had hit. Upon examination, it had cleanly removed the bullseye from my target. The next 3 pellets literally went through the same hole. I don't think I have ever done this with another pistol. I am shocked at the accuracy that this pistol is capable of. If anyone cares, I was using RWS Hobbys. The experience left me wanting to write this review.

Things I would have changed: For the price, I don't think could complain about anything. I don't know how well it will hold up over time but it seems solid enough.

What others should know: The gun makes a little more noise than I had expected but I wouldn't call it loud. Cocking takes a little effort but with a little practice, it becomes second nature. Buy this gun. You won't regret it.

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