Things I liked:The Weight of the rifle combined with the SAS system reduce the recoil to a very manageable level. The Quattro trigger is nice and adjustable, and very predictable. This is my first underlever and it wont be my last, I like the design over a break barrel. Things I would have changed:I would have the synthetic stock feel less hollow and plastic like. My Ruger Air magnum stock is much better quality, and the gun is about half the price. Not a deal breaker by any means though. oh and FYI, I would buy a second one if it had a gas ram and maybe a power levels closer to the 125/135 line. (1000fps in 22) What others should know:The gun is more manageable than people have led me to believe (cocking effort and weight) IM 165 pounds and put about 300 rounds through it in about two hours without a problem. If you prefer utility over attractivness, this is the underlever youre looking for. Its also not very pellet fussy, at least mine isnt.
Things I liked:This gun was very accurate right out of the box. The bolt cycles smoothly when its able to, ill touch more on that in the "what other airgunners should know" section. I added the muzzlebrake, and a Accushot sidewheel scope to it and its a nice package. I also added a caldwell adjustable bipod which i attached to a weaver rail screwed to the underside of the stock. Things I would have changed:A larger bolt probe, again refer to "what other airgunners should know" section for more on this...I would also like a less "plasticky" synthetic stock, considering the price point of this gun. My Ruger Air Magnum has a more solid feeling synthetic stock, that material feels more durable and firearms grade. This was my reason for 4 stars on value for my money. What others should know:okay... so when I first started shooting this I had a lot of CPHP's on hand and was getting terrible accuracy with these (1 inch groups at 10 yards!) I also noticed the bolt / action did not cycle smoothly. I then realized that it was the pellets. The wall of the pellet skirt on most pellets, including the CPHP's are thin. The wall of the pellet skirt on say, an RWS superdome, or any RWS pellet is very thick. This tiny needle like bolt probe centers itelf well inside the back end of an RWS pellet, but not a CPHP, or other similiar pellets. This was causing poor magazine cycling, and i think the bolt probe was pushing on the back of each CPHP pellet in a different spot giving poor accuracy, where in a RWS pellet the bolt probe fits snugly in the back of the pellet, centering itself perfectly each time. In closing, im getting sub dime sized groups at 30 yards with all RWS brand pellets. Also, not a deal breaker, but in .22, im getting 120 shots on a good day out of one 88 gram cartridge. Not quite what the advertisement said. I guess thats the difference between useable shots and "shots" a pellet rolling out of the end of the barrel and onto the floor in front of you is not really a shot. As long as your expectations are realistic in this regard, youll be addicted to this gun in no time.