Things I liked:Well made and very sturdy. Can hold the largest scopes securely. Rounded edges will not scrape. Things I would have changed:They are a bit expensive, and may cost more than they should. BUT they are excellent rings. They require the use of two different sized allen wrenckes, while they can just as easily have used one size screw head. What others should know:They come with a registration pin. If you have a spring type gun or rifle with significant recoil, the pin will prevent slipping of the mounts. If you cannot accomodate the pin, it can, and is intended to, be easily removed with a pair of plyers. All in all, a very good pair of scope mounts.
Things I liked:This has to be the best mount available for guns with the most violent recoil. Solid 1-piece construction,rounded edges, no scratching. As a one piece unit non-binding alignment of individual rings is assured. Note that the plate at the foot of the mount extends the full length of the mount. This assures full griping contact beween scope rail and mount. It is elegent in its simplicity and design. Given the very high strength you get from this and the mono-block design, the price is reasonable. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:Given that the plate at the bottom of the block is indepndent of the upper block, you can easily use this mount on another gun even if it has a slightly wider mounting rail. Other such mounts require bending the lower portion of the block, making attachment to another rail only a millimeter wider troublesome, but do-oable..
There is a registration pin in the block to prevent slippage on your mouting rail. If you rail cannot accomodate this pin, it is simply removed with a pair of plyers. Absolutely the BEST design for violent recoilikng rifles.
Things I liked:The construction is solid and well made. The optics are clear and bright and the click adjustments give you repeatable settings.
This is a side focus scope.I'm fond of and much prefer them to having to reach around the bell front for paralax and focus. What others should know:The reticle has half mil-dots indications. While very fine,these are clear,readable and useful for precise aiming especially when using them on an air rifle with their low velocities (compared to standard rifle calibers)while shooting at small targets. The use of the Mil-dot allows you to use the dots for elevation and windage corrections (holdover)at known distances without having to make the minute of angle corrections on the fly. (Which is why they are so popular.) The half mil-dots obviate the need for 1/8th minute adjustments (again, you need to practice at known distances.) I now have three Hawke scopes and find them to be an EXCELLENT value for their price.
Things I liked:The screw in patches with brass fiber flecks can help you get a clean barrel quickly. You can get several passes with the cleaning patch, so they are economical Things I would have changed:Put a dab of a light oil in the green cleaning patch, as the cleaner in it is a bit dry. Then pull through a dry white cleaning patch. What others should know:The directions say to pull this FROM the muzzle through the breech...Basically, I would NOT recomment this probuse as they use a braided stainless steel wire. This can cut a fine line in your breech face UNLESS YOU ARE VERY CAREFUL. They would be better off to use a piece of heavy gauge nylon filament line as did the old Beeman kits.
Things I liked:These are very clever. They have fine strands of brass wire that scrube out the barrel. You can add a dab of a light oil and pull them through the barrel muzzle to breech. What others should know:You can use these for several passes with the tool they are meant to be used with.
Things I liked:Exceptionally consistent shape and they deliver the best accuracy in my guns. I use these for matches. They are the best quality pellets I have found. Things I would have changed:Nothing except the price. Too high What others should know:I suggest getting another less expensive pellet for general practice. Because of their shape, they flatten out when a pest and are effective at close range.
Things I liked:This gun is for world class competition, and is on a par with the Steyr LP 10 and the Morini 162. Full adjustment capabilities. Trigger: take-up and let-off weight, length of pull, angle and height of trigger shoe. Sights: rear windage,elevation and width of notch, front: different widths are available. Sight radius can be changed. Grip: wrist angle and left/right bias can be introduced. Safety button also engages dry fire function. Loading channel feeds directly into breech (no fidgeting with pellets). Balance and weight of gun can be altered by addition of optional weights. Note, they have clearance over barrel, no contact. Barrel vented to minimize muzzle flip. The trigger is the best of any target pistol I have ever shot, clean, precise with no over-travel or creep. Things I would have changed:The gun comes with only one air cylinder. A second will cost you $269. In the past guns came with 2 cylinders. At $1,700 it should be included, but gun is still worth it. This is why I gave it 4 stars for value (as I would with any of the other guns I noted above if they only came with 1 air cylinder). What others should know:I have small hands and the medium left grip fits me so well I need not modify it!!!
So far I have used 7 grain R 10 pellets, and Crosman Premier Super Match 7.9 grain .177 pellets with excellent results. I will try the R 10 8.2 grain next.
Included are tools for making the numerous adjustments.
The gun I received was black with a dark walnut grip BEAUTIFUL!!! This is different than the bluish gray color of the gun on the Pyramyd Air and other websites. I find the gun to be a beautiful combination of function, industrial design, and art. Based on my experience with two other Feinwerkbau pistols (a Model 90 and a P55 repeater, I expect this gun to last at least 20 years.