Things I liked:The locking turrets. Good range of eye relief. Focus increments by yardage. Elev. and wind increments and good positive feel on the "clicks". 3-12x is, in my opinion, the best all around magnification adjustment for most guns, "real rifles" included. Things I would have changed:I don't really need a full range of colors on the illuminated reticle. Red is fine, as long as you can play with the illumination levels. What others should know:Pretty good scope for the money. To get these features on a "real rifle" scope, you're going to pay upwards of $1K for products like Leupold or Night Force.
Things I liked:The stock is really unique. The blueing on the gun is beautiful. The gun looks and feels solidly built. It has some heft to it, makes it feel like a "real rifle". Shoots accurate. The Rekord trigger has really crisp feel and a clean break to it, without even adjusting it. Things I would have changed:This isn't Beeman's fault, but the gun arrived with some rust on the breech cover. There was a smallish (about 1/8" x 1/4") on the stainless steel breech cover. I was able to rub it off using 000 steel wool, but it still left a "shadow" of the former rust. I would like to see Weaver/piccatinny rails on this. Airguns should universally make a switch to piccatinny rails. It would open the door up as far as available accessories. One last thing, a bipod mount or stud would be awesome. If you want a bipod on this gun (as you should), you're going to have to drill and thread a bipod stud into the stock. What others should know:This is my first Beeman. I've owned a Benjamin 392 for years and a few years ago, bought a Talon SS .22. I really like both of those guns. But I LOVE this gun. This is my first "high end" pellet rifle. Overall, this a great rifle. I plan to pass this down to my kids (if I ever have any). I went so far as to open a Weapon Record Book (the little yellow books that come with most military rifles) and started keeping track of round count. I've got about 30 rds through this after sighting it in and chronoing it. It's averaging about 678 fps right now with .22 JSB Jumbo Match pellets. As per Beeman specs, it should take about 500-1000 rds to properly break this gun in. I really look forward to doing this. The gun is awesome!