Things I liked:Weight and feel is close to a powder burner. Nice case. Things I would have changed:sights What others should know:Fps with new co2 is 420fps with CPHP. Drops quickly during shooting. Warms up, and good again.
Things I liked:I prefer these ove the two bolt reversable paw style. This is my forth set. I don't really use the quick disconnect feature though. Once locked, I tighten further with allen wrench. Fits my marauders well. Things I would have changed:Would like a low height option.
Things I liked:This is a refinement of a classic, not a complete makeover. Gun is lighter, and the ergonomics is much improved. An adjustable cheek riser had plenty of adjustment for my 56mm obj on high rings. The old Mrod felt like holding a 2x4. There is a new baffle system and at same power levels sounds a little quieter. Power and accuracy seem to be equal to the old Mrod. Out of the box, the tune was a declining curve. After adjustment, have a 860-870-860fps 16 shot string, with JSB Kings. Things I would have changed:Syn stocks are nice and durable, but many will like wood. I like wood, but the original Mrod was just too heavy. If you like modifying the stock to fit your tastes, the new syn will present some challenges. The new depinger is not as effective as some of the aftermarket solutions. What others should know:Packaging and Contents:
Gun was essentially triple boxed. The crosman gun box followed by the crosman brown cardboard box, followed by an outer box with packing paper. The internal gun box had the familiar foam blocks holding the gun in position, along with the bolt and muzzle end protectors. The crosman box had the original packing staples, so this had not been opened. Package includes 1 mag, degasser tool, and documentation. BTW: the documentation does show a sister Mrod decked out with a wood stock.
One small mark on the right hand of the receiver/breech. A small scratch that was all the way through paint to the aluminum. It is about 1/2" forward of the rear right side mounting bolt. Also noticed that this has a different gauge, which does not have the Benjamin name on it. I have received this same gauge from crosman parts. My experience with that one, was it reads significantly higher psi that any of my other gauges compared to pumps. This issue was also noted by M on his new 25 syn mrod. Gun was not pressurized. No other blemishes or cosmetic defects were noted. Serial Number: O13121242
Initial Weight and handling:
Weight of gun without any scope or rings was 7.6lbs, 121oz. Comparing that to my 1st Gen wood 25 cal, of 8.88lbs, 142 oz, yields more than a lb lighter (21oz). Balance point (without scope) is just forward of pressure gauge. To me that is a very good improvement.