Things I liked: While I have only owned My RWS model48 .22cal rifle for a few weeks I have shot around 150 pellets thru it primarly off hand at 20 yds (basement.I am 62 so my eyes are not what they used to be so using open sights is temporary. I am very impressed with the accuracy of this rifle. I am holding a good 3/4 inch group at 20yds off hand. I shot on two rifle teams as a teenager so using that training helps. I am using 14.3 Benjamin pellets that I had laying around and they work good for now but I will try different weights,brands and designs later.
Things I would have changed: I would like to have a longer stock I am 6"2 210lbs and the reach is a little on the short side but not to bad. I will be mountng a scope soon after breaking this rifle in. So hopefully the RWS factory dovetail is robust enough for the scope mounts.I read that scope mounting and scopes can be problem with breakage on these springers. I would hope that RWS would design a robust scope mounting system for these rifles.
What others should know: I read that some people are concerned about the ratcheting sound the gun makes during the cocking cycle. I believe this is perfectly normal as my rifle cocks very smooth with no binding or hesitation at all. This is very high quality built rifle, heavy but solid and accurate. I can't say enough about the support and shipping speed (2days)of PyramydAir. I talked with a few techs via the support button and they answered my questions in a matter of minutes. Awesome rifle, buy one!