Things I liked:For the price of this air rifle I am pleased with it's fit and finish. I like the gas piston; it deliver smooth cocking action, a quiet report that will not ofend or alert most neighbors, and delivers good power. Most user will find the scope acceptable. I really like the scope mount system that has elimanted creeping of scope adjustment. Things I would have changed:Much has been written regarding the trigger action and I would agree that it is not ideal. There are fixes available (GRT III) that are not expensive and worth while based on the reviews. What others should know:I get the most accuracy with heavier pellets such as the Crosman Ultra-magnum (10.5gr). This rifle seems sensative to your hold, you will need to experiment here with artillary verses other methods. I have struggled to get consistent grouping at 50 ft. I switched in a leappers scope that gave improvement. Cleaning the bore (every 200 rds)has helped also. I am struggling with keeping this gun or exchanging it for the Benjamin Trail NP. I manage a feedyard and we have pests that contaminate our feeds. I want to use the rifle to elimnate some of these critters. I currently miss as often as I hit with the crosman. I have a Beeman R7 that is more acurate but lacks the power of this rifle. Which is the reason for the recent purchase. Maybe a trigger upgrade is all that I need to make tis package work.
Things I liked:The price point and the power that this rifle delivers along with the gas piston technology are what attracted me to this product. Things I would have changed:It is well understood that this rifle has a long and coarse trigger action that requires some concentration when target shooting. There options available to the customer that I would recommend if you are considering purchasing this airgun. What others should know:I returned the .177 version of this rifle after not getting a consistent grouping on my shots. I tried 6 different pellet types and holds, after 500 rounds I exchanged for a .22 caliber. I asked for the 10 for $10 on the second rifle and I have not been disappointed. Pyramid treated me fairly on the exchange. The current rifle groups and functions much better. I have upgraded the trigger and now find myself happy with this product.
Things I liked:This is an accurate and easy to use air rifle. The bolt action top loading system is very user friendly and adds to the enjoyment in the field. With the scope mounted in the forward position, the gun is simple and easy to pump. I am an active person; so I don’t mind pumping this rifle. The ability to alter your velocity really is a benefit. It’s amazing how much velocity you can get with even 6 pumps; my rifle choreographed in the 590’s with RWS 11.9 pellets. The same pellet yielded 640 to 650 FPS with 8 pumps. The size and weight of this model is really nice for carrying in the field. I have 3 break barrel rifles and all are more cumbersome and heavy to hold and use in when hunting or plinking. Things I would have changed:It is easy to locate your target with the scope. One problem as I see it is the magnification (2x) is less than ideal. When shooting paper targets I struggle to pick up the center at distances of 20 yards or greater. This doesn’t seem to be a problem when hunting or plinking. It’s really more of an issue when targeting. What others should know:The last three guns I have purchased have been Tom Gaylord favorites. I have ordered the 10 for 10 on all and I have not once been disappointed. There is a reason this model has been offered for decades. It offers great accuracy and ease of use that will prove enjoyable to many.