Things I liked:I purchased the .22 caliber rifle in walnut and it is gorgeous. Workmanship is beautiful and the gun is supremely accurate. 1/4 inch groups at 45 yards no problem. The bluing on this gun is better than my Weatherby MK V. Also, I would like to thank Gene in the tech department. I had an issue with a defective S410 initially and Gene got involved and took the time to make sure the replacement gun was perfect in every way. Kudos Gene! Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:The power adjustment on this gun is very useful. Not only does it give you a range from 14 to 36 ft lbs, which takes you from backyard plinking up to small game hunting at the twist of a dial, but once you do some chrony testing it is possible to get some really long shot strings at level well above that of a magnum spinger (25 or so ft lbs) by starting at half power and adjusting upward at predetermined points. Also, JSB heavies are the perfect fodder for this gun. Heavy enough to withstand some wind and light without drifting but light enough to easlity nail targets accurately out to 110 yards and beyond.
Things I liked:Excellent workmanship, beautiful bluing, very accurate and consistant. It has a wonderfuly solid, well balanced feel, making it very enjoyable to shoot and even just to hold in your hands. Decent power for such a light and well balanced plinker, averaging 770 fps with both Crosman Premier 7.9 gr and and JSB Express 7.9 gr pellets, with an extreme spread of only 10fps. It does about 660 with JSB 10.5 gr Exact heavies which in spite of being a bit heavy for a medium powered springer, it just loves. Able to hit a 2 inch spinner at 60 yards every time as long as I do my part. At 25 yards it is almost boringly easy to knock the caps off of empty 2 liter soda bottles.When I first purchased this gun, it had a slight twang in the firing cycle but after about 1000 rounds it has really smoothed out nicely to the point where it has a nice thunk with almost no vibration at all and has lost nothing in terms of velocity from day one. Cocking it is very smooth and easy as well. The rekord trigger is fabulous, nice light first stage take up followed by a very crisp second stage let off of around 20 or so ounces. The 50S has become my most used airgun, I pretty much shoot it every day, while my high powered PCP's sit in the case. Things I would have changed:nothing What others should know:The Leapers 3-9x40 Golden image scope with Leapers Acushot 1inch medium height rings are super on this gun, very nice combo and for cheap money.