Things I liked: This rifle comes with a very nice scope and mounting system for a sub-$200 gun. The trigger pull is light and predictable. The cocking effort is easy for me. Things I would have changed: The muzzle brake is plastic as are the open sights. I mounted the scope as far back as I was comfortable with and it is still a bit tight when loading a pellet. It is a heavy gun but I'm getting used to it. What others should know: I too, had to shim the rear scope ring to bring the rifle on target.The wood is decent but looks much nicer after I polished it with Meguiars car cleaner wax. Very shiny now and it looks great. It seems to like RWS superdome pellets the best.