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    Product: Stoeger Arms X5 Air Rifle

    Stoeger Arms X5 Air Rifle Air rifle
    Review entered on 2012-09-28 19:29:30

    Overall rating:4.0 4.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:3.0 3.0

      By Paul from USA on 2012-09-28
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    Things I liked:My first air rifle. Since I have no real experience with pellet guns take this for what it's worth... It seems like a nice gun. I've put about 400 pellets various types and weights of pellets through it and I've never missed the 5"x5" targets at 30ft. It's a little loud, and has a bit of spring recoil, but not at all bad. Cocking it is easy. The trigger, as far as I can tell, is actually kinda nice. Dual stage. Soft first stage, hard second stage. Might be nice to have the second stage adjustable somewhat, but not a big deal. I really like the safety on this gun. It makes sense as I find myself engaging it after firing, automatically, without thinking about it.
    Things I would have changed:It would be worth an extra $10-20 for a nicely finished stock. A second stage trigger adjustment would also be nice.
    What others should know:I'm not sure if I like the 'fiber optic' sights, as I'm older and don't see as well as I used to. I have to take my glasses off (near sighted) to focus on the sights and let the target blur a bit. I'm also not sure of how I'm suppose to dial in the sights as there were no instructions on doing so in the manual that came with the gun. Still when I steady my aim I'm always on target and grouping within 2 inches. (Not bad for a novice with less than 20/40 vision.) I'm NOT a hunter, nor do I have any 'pests' I need to control. However, this rifle will kill small game or varmits, if that's what you need it to do. However, I think for hunting you might want something with a bit more power. This rifle seem more like a target gun than a hunting gun.

    Product: JSB Match Diabolo Test Sampler, .177 Cal, Round Nose & Pointed, 4 Pellet Types, 400ct

    JSB Match Diabolo Test Sampler, .177 Cal, Round Nose & Pointed, 4 Pellet Types, 400ct
    Review entered on 2012-09-29 10:43:02

    Overall rating:3.0 3.0

    Value for money:3.0 3.0

    Size/Shape Distribution:3.0 3.0

      By Paul from USA on 2012-09-29
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    Things I liked:It's a good way to test a variety of pellets without having to buy a larger tin.
    Things I would have changed:Include a wadcutter and up the total quantity to 500.
    What others should know:Some of these pellets fit snuggly into the breach. I don't know if that's a good thing or not (being new to air gunning). It seems to me that if the pellet is too tight in the barrel, that both velocity and accuracy will suffer. I believe the 'heavys' are too heavy for a rifle less than 1000 fps. My Stoeger Arms X5 Air Rifle seems to prefer lighter rounds.

    Product: Plano Gun Guard 300S Soft Rifle Case, RealTree AP

    Plano Gun Guard 300S Soft Rifle Case, RealTree AP
    Review entered on 2012-09-29 10:59:38

    Overall rating:2.0 2.0

    Value for money:2.0 2.0

      By Paul from USA on 2012-09-29
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    Things I liked:It's ok...nothing special. Decent quality materials.
    Things I would have changed:Add a shoulder strap. Add a hard rubber or plastic nose protecter.
    What others should know:It's too big overall. My Stoeger Arms X5 Air Rifle seems small compared to the case. Unless you need the camo save yourself some money and buy the Plano Gun Guard 300S Soft Rifle Case, Hunter Green.

    Product: Gamo Paper Targets, 100 pack

    Gamo Paper Targets, 100 pack
    Review entered on 2012-09-29 11:05:17

    Overall rating:4.0 4.0

    Value for money:4.0 4.0

      By Paul from USA on 2012-09-29
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    3.01 rating
     
    Things I liked:Number of targets and weight of paper.
    Things I would have changed:Perhaps it's my eyesight, but it's hard to see where the round landed when it hits in the black.
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