Things I liked:I do like the weight of the gun and the quality of almost all it's components.
The cocking effort is not big for a gun with such power.
The shaft is beautiful and feels great with the checkering and the nicely pronounced monte carlo stock.
The barrel is nice, heavy and all metal.
Al metal parts are beautifully blued and there are no spots to be found where it's lighter or darker than in another.
The trigger, even though guarded by plastic, is very nice and breaks consistently and clean.
This feels just like a large high power hunting rifle and therefore will do a great job for someone that would like to practice gun handling, breathing technique and trigger control right in their own basement. Things I would have changed:The iron (plastic) sights are mediocre.
For a gun that is supposedly capable of hitting targets at 30+ yards you simply cannot go with such loose and "clunky" sights.
The front sight is made entirely of plastic and HUGE. It's an about 2mm wide post. And the rear sight is very flimsy feeling and seems to be too loose to be able to stay on alignment.
I guess this is because the gun seems to be mainly made to be used with Scopes and therefore has the iron (plastic) sights only for decoration??
The 1-piece RWS Scope mount included is said to be a very good solid piece, but it didn't outlast me for 20 Minutes.
I can say that I am pretty advanced as far as mechanical things go, I'm rebuilding motorcycle engines successfully since 10 years.
But apparently the scope mount is not for big hands and lots of torque.
I stripped some screws and I'm frustrated to say the least, I expected this to be a bit more solid.
I'm curious to see how the replacement mount I had to buy is going to fare after professional installation by my gunsmith. What others should know:Right when you open the box you'll see that this is a great piece of craftsmanship and if you overlook the plastic sights you'll find it a good investment.
The gun looks and feels like it's going to last you a lifetime and can be handed down to your kids, eventually maybe your grandkids.
Make sure you spend the 20 odd dollars at your local gun shop and have them mount, center and boresight the scope and mounts for you.
It'll save you time and frustration! And maybe pyramid air should offer this service too!
Can't say much about the included RWS 4x32 scope yet, as I have not been able to shoot with it. Just holding it in my hands I can tell it is nicely made and same as the gun itself it is clean looking and feeling. The sight picture is good and it may just be bright enough for some early dusk shots.
Other than that, if you plan on using this with a pellet trap, go for something stable. Beeman $20 Model will dent with the first shot at 10 yards!
Also important is a proper backstop, at 10 yards the penetration in a phone book is no less than 2 inches.
Things I liked:Rock Solid !! It mounts easily and feels like it will never move! Things I would have changed:Nothing !!! Except Pyramid Air should make these the standard on the RWS Air-Rifle and Scope Packages. The "Solid Mounts" that come with those kits are about as solid as jello !!
Things I liked:These things mount easily and feel solid, even though they do require some further tightening after a couple shots from my RWS 52.
I only had time to do like 10 Shots so far and I had to tighten again. I'll have to see what the next 10 shots do to them.
Things I would have changed:Nothing to change, just a note.
These are so low that it becomes really impossible to fully see the iron sights through the gaps.
Therefore they aren't really see through on my setup.