Things I liked:They have a consistent fit in the chamber, I never have to "shove them in" like other pellets. I suppose that means they are much more consistent in their manufacture. Things I would have changed:I would only really like a tin that closes positively, like a screw top. Also, had quite a few deformed pellets in the tin. Otherwise, the pellets are great. What others should know:These are among the first pellets that my Cosman Vantage NP shot with any consistent accuracy. Groups went from "all over the place" 2+ inch groups at 20 yards to under an inch, several shots touching. This is a quality pellet!
Things I liked:The price, and the sizing seems a bit more consistent than other Crosman pellets I've tried, though admittedly I've fired just under 40 of these thru my rifle. Things I would have changed:Nothing really, just not the right pellet for my rifle. What others should know:I think these pellets are just a bit too heavy for a spring gun. Probably need to be marked as primarily for PCP's. They do not fire accurately from my Vantage NP, and I would not recommend them for spring gun use based upon my experience.
Things I liked:They are pretty accurate, and seem to do their job nicely. Things I would have changed:More consistent diameter. Some fit just right, some need to be "shoved in", and some fall right into the breech. What others should know:These are an accurate pellet, and expand well considering their price point. If you're taking small game inside 25 yards, and you're looking for an inexpensive, accurate, and deadly pellet, these should do a fine job.
Things I liked:Price, and the fact that it compensates for barrel droop. Things I would have changed:The location of the stop pins. I had to grind on it a bit to make it fit my rifle, so the stop pin would line up properly in my receiver. What others should know:I have a Crosman Vantage NP, and it recoils like the devil. I bought this unit to defeat both the scope creep I was experiencing, as well as a slight barrel droop problem (which becomes more pronounced with higher scope mounts, which I needed). Some folks (I was one of them) have expressed concerns regarding the top caps having only two hold-down screws...don't! It seems to me that just by being one piece, and having a stop screw, 99% for the "recoil-shift" has been engineered out of the equation. My point is this: two-screw caps seem to work just fine ON THIS UNIT. I've not put enough shots through the rifle, since installing this mount, to give a comprehensive long-term opinion, but I have put enough shots through it to know that my scope would have lost it's zero with any of the previous set-ups I've tried, FOR CERTAIN!
Now for the bad: well, not really "bad", just something I might change if I were RWS. The stop pin location is a bit far forward of the rear scope ring (1/4-1/2 inch, I believe). This forced me to grind about 1/4 inch of metal off of the clamping surfaces, on the rear of the mount. I had to do that so the mount could be far enough to the rear to allow the stop pin to properly line up with recess in my receiver. I would have preferred to see the stop pin location centered in the rear scope ring base, much like a two piece set would be. In closing: if you don't own an RWS rifle, you may have to modify it a bit, but the end result works well.
Things I liked:Small size. Things I would have changed:Pyramyd's description of the scope, and drop the price by about 10 bucks. What others should know:NOTE: there are some mistakes in the description! This scope does NOT HAVE A MIL-DOT RETICLE! It is a duplex reticle, and a bit thick at that. Also, this scope does NOT ILLUMINATE IN TWO COLORS! You get ten degrees of red, NO GREEN. The picture is clear, and it seems fairly sturdy. It's also pretty compact. This is NOT A BAD SCOPE, it's actually pretty decent, and a lot better quality than many of the "freebie" scopes that are bundled with rifles. I will be contacting Pyramyd regarding returning this unit, only because I really wanted two color illumination and a mil-dot reticle, like the description says. If the description said "ten degrees of red illum, and duplex reticle," and it cost about ten dollars less, I'd give this scope a "4" rating.
Things I liked:The consistency of the size and shape. Things I would have changed:Packaging? I have had a rather significant number of pellets with deformed skirts out of this one tin. Admittedly they were all on top, and after discarding (about 15 to 20) the deformed ones, the rest (so far) have performed flawlessly. What others should know:My Crosman Vantage NP absolutely LOVES these pellets. The only pellets that even come close to the performance of the 7.33gr is the 8.4gr JSB's...but the 7.33's are better (in my gun). The fit of the JSB's is consistently better than any other pellet I've tried to date, and the patterns I shoot with them at 20 yards is the tightest yet (under 3/4" ctc). I can't wait to get a Chrony to see what my velocity is like.
Things I liked:Accurate, has iron sights, comes with more "scope" than it needs, looks good, pretty good trigger. Things I would have changed:I would like to see an exploded parts view, or any inkling that there is parts support for this rifle. I would also like to see it in a Nitro Piston version. The stock has a nice shape and look to it, but the wood is a bit soft for my liking. The iron sights are off, requiring max right wind age adjustment to hit the target at 15 yards, but scoping it seems ok. Weight: heavy! Build quality could be improved as well. What others should know:This is a really good-shooting gun for under 200 beans! It has a lot going for it, but it does have "low-end" build quality. While some like the weaver style rail, I removed it. The rifle has some barrel droop, and their compensation is a foam pad on the rear ring...waste of time. I removed the weaver thing and plan to order an RWS Lock Down one piece mount with droop compensation. I currently have a junk bundled 4x32 scope mounted to it, and that works fine (the 3-9 AO scope lives on my M-Rod). It's "crunchy"...really crunchy, and takes a long time to smooth out on it's own. It also takes a lot of shooting to stop smoking. Also, watch the cocking lever hinge pins, mine needed to be re-peened to stop falling out. I'm still trying to figure out how to disassemble it to clean and properly lube everything, it's going to be a challenge! Overall, this is a great gun for the money. Once it settles in, it shoots accurately and consistently. I don't love this rifle (yet), but I think it's a great value!
Things I liked:Underlever cocking action, looks great, shoulders well, if a little heavy. The rifle comes with a decent scope (especially for a bundled unit!), has a weaver mount over an 11mm dovetail (which I removed, more below). Did I mention it's a great looking gun? Things I would have changed:The machine work on the parts inside the gun is pretty sloppy. This is why it has a reputation for being "crunchy." I'm guessing it would've gotten better on it's own, but I took it apart and cleaned it up/lube tuned it anyway. Back to change: I would suggest the manufacturer take a little more time and care, at least at the assembly stage, to make the gun a little smoother out of the box. What lube there was inside was terrible and contaminated with rust and dirt, and allowed the gun to be noisy and feel gritty every time I cocked it. My rifle also needed new seals, as the piston seal was visibly damaged. That said, it was then, and is now a great shooter! What others should know:If you're mechanically inclined, take it apart (carefully) and clean it, then lube it properly. My rifle went from feeling junky and sounding like it was going to fly apart (tho it did shoot quite well!) to being silky-smooth, quiet, and still shooting great (note: I used a Gamo piston seal, part #GAMOP-PSTSL, and while not a perfect fit, so far it's money!) Something else: the gun does suffer from some barrel droop. Not as much as some break barrels (my Crosman Vantage was pretty bad!), but enough that you will have to address it (as mentioned in other reviews, the pad in the rear ring doesn't cut it...at all!) I am going to install an RWS Lockdown, one piece scope mount, with droop compensation. All you have to do is remove the bolts, and pry the weaver rail off to reveal the 11mm dovetail underneath. This rifle doesn't suffer from super heavy recoil, so you don't really need the weaver rail. In closing, CLEAN AND LUBE IT. I'm not angry about the work I had to do, because it's a sub 200 dollar gun that shoots well out of the box, and I'm a bit OCD. With a little work, this rifle has become my go-to hunter, that I will lay some squirrel smack-down this year.
Things I liked:Consistency, consistency, consistency... Things I would have changed:If I could, I'd make that tin a screw-on lid. That, and maybe sell them in quantities of 1000+!! What others should know:My Vantage NP is very hold sensitive, and picky when it comes to pellets. My Browning Leverage is not hold sensitive, and really doesn't much care what pellets I shoot. When I shoot either gun, and I want maximum accuracy, JSB domes are the ones. Both rifles like some pellets more than others, but both rifles like JSB more than any other I've tested. No fliers, loose patterns, or other discrepancies when I shoot JSBs. If the pattern loosens up, it's me, not the ammo or the rifle. They all fit in the breech exactly the same way. No pellets falling in, and none I have to shove. They are a bit more pricey than other pellets, and I can't source them locally. But Pyramyd gets me what I need in a couple days, so that's not a problem at all.
Things I liked:Softer than the stock seal, which was pretty bad. What others should know:I bought this seal in the hopes that it would fit my Browning Leverage, and it did! Comparing the two seals, there are some minor dimensional differences, but the seal did fit onto the end of the Browning piston, though it was a little looser (in the air chamber bore) than I would have liked., The gun shoots really well. It's accurate, and strikes the target with authority. I don't have a Chrony (yet), so I can't offer any scientific facts or numbers, but if you need a seal for your Leverage, and can't find it anywhere else, this could be a viable solution for you.