Things I liked:Quality, sights, trigger, accuracy, the way you load CO2. Things I would have changed:The way the grip is held on. It some times comes off, when you set it down. What others should know:Hi there. I bought this 586-8, to practice one hand double action, bullseye shooting. I have a Crosman 357-6. The weight of the 586-8, is double that of the Crosman. For me this is fine, but it may be an issue for some. I bought it a couple of months ago. Since then, I have put over 2000 pellets through it. At first, I wasn't super happy with the trigger in double action. But, it keeps getting smoother. I'm very happy with the trigger now. The gun came in a nice hard plastic case. It came with a barrel wrench (you can buy a 4" and 6" barrel for it). Check to make sure the barrel is tight. Mine was a little loose when I first got it. I've only been shooting it indoors, so I haven't chrono it. The gun also came with 3 front sights. They are the same height, but different thicknesses. They are easy to change, and allow you to adjust your sight picture. I'm shooting it at about 28 feet at a NRA 25 foot bullseye target. One handed, I'm keeping most of them in the black. Out of twenty shots, I'll have about 3 out of the black. The farthest I can shoot it in my house, was 38 feet, from front of gun to the target. I leaned against the wall and shot two handed single action. I was able to get a group just under 1 inch. I was using Beeman 7.2 grain Hollowpoints. I can get 60 full power shots, all the time. After that, it might go 70 to 75 before the power drops off fast. The gun comes with two 10 shot cylinders, they are made of metal. They feel heavier than aluminum. Blaine
Things I liked:I like the looks and feel. Fairly quiet. Good value. Things I would have changed:The trigger is fairly heavy and lots of creep. When loading pellets, it is easy to get them in wrong. With practice, you can roll them in. What others should know:I ran it on a chronograph. Using a Beeman 7.2 grain hollowpoint; 5 pumps got 550 fps, 8 pumps got 630fps, 10 got 650 fps. With the BBs i used, I got close to the same velocities. I think the bbs were so much smaller, that they were letting air by. I tried some of the Crosman Siver Eagle HPs, they are about 5.2 grain. At 10 pumps I got 730 fps. I tried going up to 12 pumps a couple of times, and the velocity was the same as ten pumps. To me, it isn't worth going over 8 pumps, most of the time. There is nothing to be gained going past 10 pumps.
Things I liked:Good value, complete package, built in bi-pod, crisp trigger Things I would have changed:The trigger is pretty heavy, I would pay a little more for a better scope What others should know:The scope is good for the money, but you get what you pay for. When you adjust the scope, shoot a few shots, then shoot a good group. I found Beeman Kodiak pellets to give decent groups. At 25 yards, I can cover my group with a quarter. At the same distance, my Maruader can shoot a group I can cover with a dime. But it cost 3 times as much, and needs a pump. If you clean the barrel with a patch, use a slotted jag that holds the patch. The silencer on the end, will allow a patch to fall off the end of a normal jag. The noise is low. The stock is solid. This is not a kids sized rifle. For an air rifle I can just grab from the closet and have it ready, it is good.