Things I liked: Great German craftsmanship! Awesome open sights crisp adjustable trigger pull, fit and finish. VERY powerful and accurate. Keeps most pellets in a dime at 20 yds. 5 shot group. Crosman premier .22cal 14.3 gr. hollow points are devastating! Bug hole group s at 20 yards. They exit my rifle at an HONEST chronographed 875fps. I have killed a 20lb 14 oz wild turkey this season (legal in California) from 25 yards, head shot went clean thru instant kill. Have shot magpies from 55 lasered yards out of the tops of pine trees. When I first started hunting with this rifle I was missing a lot, mind you I shoot a 30-378 Weatherby, .220 swift so I am used to the EXTREME flat trajectories of these type calibers. I discovered that on paper I could not miss but in the field I was missing everything. I have this rifle w/ Leapers 4x scope dead on at 1/2in high at 20 yards. What I discovered was that I was WAY over compensating for elevation, I had the old Daisy red rider mindset of a rainbow trajectory! Absolutely not the case with this rifle, this thing really shoots FLAT!!! Once I rationalized that this thing shoots like a .22 LR and trusted the flatter trajectory I now donï¿½t miss in the field either. Hence the 55 yard magpie kills. This is now my preferred gun of choice when hunting the delicious wild turkey. I chose this model for its ambidextrous stock configuration as i am a lefty.
Things I would have changed: softer recoil pad on butt of stock, not for the recoil but for the non skid and quietness of softer rubber
What others should know: If you want a very FLAT shooting air rifle to hunt with this is it. I first purchased a Mendoza .22cal and sent it back. YOu get what you pay for. Im not banging the Mendoza, for that price it will suffice. This rifle is in a different league!!!
Things I liked: The tape on the interior surface of the rings to prevent ANY slippage. Light weight, decent finish for the price. I have used these rings on a RWS 350 magnum, Ruger 10/22's and now 2 AR15's, all have work without issue and a fantastic bargain.
Things I would have changed: Would be nice for the picatinny rail screw/nut to be of a little heavier alloy, as long as you do NOT over tighten you should be fine.