Things I liked:Nice design, comfortable stock, very easy to cock, light weight. Things I would have changed:The quality controls. The rifle is pretty, but nothing else. Accuracy is abysmal. The trigger is unpredictable and feels like sandpaper. A pretty object to be displayed on a wall, not to be taken to the field. What others should know:If you are thinking about getting this rifle, read this review carefully. There are huge quality control issues with this product - what I will describe of course pertains to the gun I looked at, tried, and inspected very carefully before returning it to PA.
a) The bore was horrifically undersized (0.177) - to the point that Premiers did not fit into the breech. As a QC issue, this is totally unacceptable.
b) When cocking the gun it was obvious that the contact area between the barrel and the action was uneven - again, a completely unacceptable degree of quality control sloppiness.
c) The gun was grossly inaccurate, printing groups of over two inches at 12 yards, even when great attention to hold and follow through was paid.
d) The gun has a perforated aluminum muzzle piece which looks very nice, but which fulfills absolutely no useful purpose. The company that makes the gun claims such a component helps dissipate the turbulence that forms as the air exits the barrel and that the pellet must go through as it leaves on its trajectory. Such claim is unfounded and has no merit, especially in a rifle so utterly inaccurate as this one.
Close examination of the gun gives the firm impression of a dressed-up $90 Chinese rifle, only much less accurate and with far worse quality control issues.
To be fair, there are some elements of design in this gun that reveal some attempt at quality, but without proper QC that means very little.
Things I liked:The way it is put together - it oozes quality from every angle - and the way it performs. Things I would have changed:The stock - I wish they went back to the more expensive but more appropriate Monte Carlo stock design. What others should know:This gun is an example of workmanship and quality. It is superbly accurate, enough that you can use it in target competition. In 22 it delivers more power than the HW90, but with much greater accuracy, less noise, and more reliability. The trigger is superb. The barrel lock is extremely solid. The cocking effort is very reasonable. If only the stock comb were higher.