Things I liked:Great accuracy. All metal parts (not a plastic fantastic rifle) except for front sight and trigger guard. Neat rifle. It's sort of an odd one--like an ugly duckling, but it's a great shooter. Very powerful. Things I would have changed:Matte finish on the metal is a little uneven, but not that bad overall. What others should know:This is an extremely good deal. If you are after results--a hard hitter that has the potential to send pellets through the same hole every time, then consider this rifle. It's not going to win any beauty contests, but it's one fantastic shooter. It has lots of recoil and torque, but it has one the finest barrels you will ever shoot.
Things I liked:Great rifle for the price. It's built well, with solid lockups, fit, and finish. Blueing is good. I like the synthetic stock. It's solid, of good quality plastic. It's not hollow and cheap like the one on the Daisy/Winchesters. Built in scope stop is nice. Hood on front sight is a nice addition. Things I would have changed:The trigger pull is a little hard. It's loosening in a little bit after about 5-600 rounds, so I expect a little more after the next 500-1000 rounds. The gun would be more accurate with a lighter trigger. What others should know:It is pretty hold sensitive, so find how it likes to be held, and don't deviate much from that. The gun also requires an extensive break in period. I have about 5-600 rounds through it already, and I'm starting to feel some breaking in, but more is needed, especially with the trigger. After 1500 rounds, I suspect it will be broken in completely. It's a nice shooter, so be patient with it. Also, you might need to shim the breech seal. I did, and the pellets have noticeably more penetration in wood (don't have a chrony to confirm). After shimming the seal, the firing cycle was smoother, quieter, and no longer had any twang. I think I got the last one in .22 and I don't think UmarexUSA is going to import anymore in .22. If you can find one, get it. It's a great shooting rifle in .22. I'm sure .177 is nice, too. But in .22, this is an excellent hunter and pest eliminator.