Things I liked:This air rifle is one of the most fun pellet guns I have owned. The shotgun feature is a fun choice for plinking, but it does not really have enough punch to hurt anything, let alone kill it, but I'll talk more about that later. The accuracy of the .22 is amazing for a smoothbore. At 40 yards, I was hitting soup cans with just the bead, NO SCOPE. And with a scope, you can expect half inch groups at 10 yards. I don't know why anyone would be the more expensive Viper Express when this is basically the same thing with a different stock. Things I would have changed:I would change the shotgun feature a lot. I think Gamo should offer different size shot and loads. The shotgun didn't even hit a SITTING sparrow at 10 yards; 20 #9 shot is not dense enough. Gamo should also offer a reloading kit because it is shotshell ammo is expensive and in high demand. I have also read some reviews saying how a side by side would be sweet, and it would be. What I think is more practical is a rifled .22 barrel OVER a smoothbore shotshell barrel, built on a Gamo Hunter Extreme platform, because that is powerful enough to push bigger shot and more of it down the barrel while still getting 800 fps. What others should know:The .22 pellets through this gun are extremely accurate. I use Crosman Pointed that is sold at every sporting store, and there is probably more accurate ammo out there for it. It has the power to kill a rabbit in one shot at 20 yards (which I did), and the accuracy to hit a sparrow at 15 yards without mutilating it with just the bead (Which I also did). You will be impressed with the pellet performance, and the shotgun feature is good for plinking.
Things I liked:This rifle with open sights is amazingly accurate. With it I took a rabbit (one shot to the head), 3 chipmunks (kill those buggers), a blue jay (way up about 30 yards in a tree), and a sparrow (15 yards). I live in a pretty residential area and it is quiet. I made a "shooting box", which is a cardboard box about 5 inches thick stuffed with magazines, and I can shoot in my basement with it. Just remember to check it often for wear. Things I would have changed:The scope it comes with is useless!! I would pay 50 dollars more for it if it had a better scope, the one it comes with has a reticle that moves all over the place depending on your grip. If you want this scope bad make sure every shot is shot THE SAME WAY, or you will be mad at yourself. It is not your fault though, ITS THE SCOPE'S. Also, make sure to have a good scope stop because it gets hammered. The scope will keep shifting back and then it will fall off (don't get it in the eye it hurts). Which makes it very inaccurate. The scope rings it comes with aren't too bad for this, but treat yourself to a good scope for buying this amazing "bargain-priced" rifle. What others should know:This gun is amazing for what you pay. Get it without a scope though and then buy a good one, such as a Leapers Bug Buster. I use Crosman Pointed pellets and I have no problem getting 1/2 in groups at 20 yards with open sights. You can achieve even smaller if you invest in a good scope. CLEAN IT OFTEN!!!
Things I liked:Gets a really good pattern at about 10 yards. Any farther and you might as well close your eyes, you won't hit anything, unless you're lucky. You might as well throw a hardful of shot at a flying bird; it will do the same damage and be just as accurate. Things I would have changed:Bigger shot and more of it. The pattern is not dense enough to cause damage, and it is really expensive. Gamo should sell a reloading kit because this ammo is hard to find in stores. What others should know:Don't try to kill anything bigger than a sparrow with it. A squirrel might be killed if it is 3 yards away from the muzzle of the gun; the pattern is small and dense, which will dish out pain. PLEASE GAMO MAKE DIFFERENT SHOT SIZES!
Things I liked:This ammo is relatively cheap, you can find it at almost any sports store, and it is really accurate in my smoothbore Gamo Shadow Express, getting 1/2 inch groups at 15 yards with just the bead. Things I would have changed:More ammo in a tin. Crosman could at least double what is inside. I always seem to find a round ball in each tin. What others should know:Although it is not the most accurate, it is certainly better than some, while keeping a high fps.
Things I liked:This is a cheap scope - and it is essentially what comes with the Crosman Quest 1000x when you buy the package. It gives you ok accuracy, but that is what you would expect from a 30 dollar scope. Things I would have changed:The reticle moves too much when you move your grip. If you tilt your head while looking through the scope, you have a whole new point of impact. If you want a really good cheap scope, go with a Leapers Bug Buster. What others should know:Make sure the rings you use with this have a good stop pin, because if you are mounting this scope on a breakbarrel, it will inch back slowly and possibly shave the stop pin right off of the scope mounts.
Things I liked:These fit really well in my Crosman Quest 1000x, and shot consistantly 1/2 inch groups at 15 yards. I like how the tin is actually full when you get it, not like other Crosman ammunition. Things I would have changed:Some of the ammo is bent or smashed, which is obviously unshootable through a gun. This ammo does not work well in low power guns - like the Gamo Delta, because it just bounces off. After you've shot these through a low power gun you can almost shoot them through your gun again. What others should know:Try a lot of pellets through your air gun. You will eventually find the one that is most accurate for it.
Things I liked:This ammo leaves really nice holes in the target, so you can see exactly where you hit with no tearing. Things I would have changed:More pellets in a tin. Crosman could at least double what is in it. The ammo really didn't shoot accurately out of a Crosman Quest, but it was better in a Gamo Delta. What others should know:Keep looking for the right pellet for your gun.
Things I liked:The tin was full to the top, and I bought them off of this site thinking that they would be incredibly accurate for my Crosman Quest. They were packaged and sent very quickly. They are very well made and consistantly fit into the breach. Things I would have changed:They aren't heavy enough to deliver very good accuracy. Depending on the power of your gun, they could be all over the place. They couldn't get better than a 2 inch group at 15 yards with the Quest. What others should know:Look for heavier pellets if you want really good accuracy. They will be more consistant, and hit harder. However you will loose some velocity with heavier pellets.
Things I liked:All of them fit so well into my gun - wow they get a 20% increase in speed!! Things I would have changed:When you have a lighter pellet that travels faster, you lose a lot of accuracy. With these pellets I would get 5 inch groups at 15 yards with a Crosman Quest, and the pellets would tumble in flight. What others should know:Buy heavier pellets, these cost too much.
Things I liked:This is a HEAVY gun - and it feels like the real thing. The fiber optic sights are a nice touch, and the safety mechanism is very reliable. The rail allows for a laser or flashlight. I was playing airsoft with it and I scared the pants off of everyone :) You will not be disappointed with the power. Things I would have changed:There needs to be more shots in a clip. In 10 seconds you are out of shots and refilling is not too easy. TRIGGER PULL IS AWFUL but thats ok cause accuracy is not really the goal of a pistol such as this. Also it would be helpful if there was a better hop-up mechanism, ask bbs spiral quickly to the ground. Perhaps heavier bbs? What others should know:Its a great little gun if you want to make people surrender. Like I said earlier, one hit was enough to make someone drop their weapon (thats with a sweatshirt on) I would try .28 gram bbs.