Things I liked:I like the overall appearance of this airgun, the trigger is excellent! the sound is unbelievably QUIET!!! The smack of the pellet hitting its mark at 50 yards away is way louder than the gun is PERIOD!!! I just got my .22 two days ago and I can put 10 shots inside a nickel at 65yards!!! NOW THAT'S ACCURATE FOR A PELLET RIFLE!!!! Things I would have changed:I'd have to say make the stock out of a harder wood/ instead of something that looks like a (soft ash wood). And secure the barrel to the rest of the gun (front mount). It is a little heavy, maybe some lighter materials. What others should know:This airgun is amazingly accurate and I have the .22 and it hits like a brick! 3/4" wood is no match at 40yrds,clean through! I did my homework before I ever considered buying the .22 and read every single positive/negative review I found about it on P.A. and the marauder forums, and I have to admit I was scared to get one but told myself if it wasn't a good one I could return it. So I got my .22 and had my (10/10)done,(great service I might add)(P.A./pyramydair)is an awesome company to add that option for us..... so I took my gun out and had it zero'd in less than 15 shots was astonished at how quiet it truly is, REMARKABLE! Accuracy is nothing to worry about with this gun or this caliber .22. whatever was wrong with the accuracy issues crosman had before,they have obviously cured it! Great job crosman/benjamin!!!! If your thinking about buying this gun don't think about it just do it! You will be so glad u did, you'll pat your own self on the back!!! Atleast save yourself some money when u do an get the premium package gun/pump...I saved $50. The pump isn't bad I'm almost 40yrs old 155lbs and not one sore muscle and I've shot over 1000 rounds in 2 days. Like a fellow airgunner on here said do whatever you have too, save, steal, or borrow the money to get one you will not regret it....!!!!!! THERE'S NO WAY I'M GIVING UP MINE!!!!!!! I hope this helped, goodluck to all in their searches cause mine's over....
Things I liked:This is the second review on one of these great guns.... I'll explain more in (Airgunners should know)As far as this .25 cal owner is concerned this has to be the most reliable and Accurate ADULT air rifle I have EVER owned!!!! Love the trigger, so smooth & predictable (It's just heaven)...Bolt action is smooth, feeding of the magazine is true (no hang up's)The green mountain barrel is remarkably ACCURATE!!! Construction of this gun is solid' but the wood is still to soft and scuffs to easy... Things I would have changed:Things i would change....Without at doubt the weight! 12lbs is alot to pack around for 8-12 hrs out hunting (My normal hunting day). That's with scope, bi-pod,& sling. and deeper bluing PLEASE! What others should know:I owned a .22 cal version of this gun before returning and upgrading to the .25. the .22 was accurate up to about 3500 rounds through it, then the accuracy fell off dramatically! I done all the cleaning the gun required/ammo change and more and nothing helped!! Got the .25 and a new scope (rewind) thought I had the same problem, found out the cheap (centerpoint scope) I had was just junk, put on a hawke 1/2 mil dot scope, zeroed at 100 yards. I can and have taken down 4 grounghogs to date at 80-105ydrs, head shots with ease.... this gun is a beast of an air rifle, it's an M-rod with no doubt... but I call my the HAMMER! Cause no matter what I shoot it drops like a hammer on impact!!! I've never owned a .177 version of this gun and i hear its a great gun, but can't comment on it...(Lack of experience) .22 was a great gun as well. Until i had my issue with mine, other peoples experience may differ, but the .25 without a doubt is well worth the money in my opinion in the ($500) price range, the fact in know that where u put the crosshairs is where your shot is gonna hit You cant go wrong with this rifle, just DON'T go cheap on any scope for this gun it's deserves better,(Like a fellow airgunner said why buy a $500 gun and have a $50 scope makes no sense!)If you don't do that then you should be fine.... Great job Benjamin/Crosman on this air rifle, with the green mountain barrel..! If you have any doubts in buying this gun buy from PYRAMYD AIR best company is the buisness!!!!!
Things I liked:The trigger pull on this gun is excellent for it's price range,(once adjusted) fairly easy to cock, and load. the fiber optic sights are nice. And the feel of this gun is really nice and comfortable. Things I would have changed:Other than uping the power a little, nothing else. What others should know:I bought three of these guns at once, one for me, my father, and his friend, and they are both over 70 yrs old and they have no problems working these guns....I put a cheap tasco 2-7x20 scope on mine which makes it easier to cock/close, and I'm shooting bottle caps at 30 yards consistently with ease!! It really is that ACCURATE! And I'm using (gamo pellets and tasco scope) from wally world!! Quarter size groups at 30 yards, nickel at 20 yards. Sound impossible? get one and try it for yourself you'll be blowed away by a $40 pistol....I WAS!!!
Things I liked:Great knock down power, fairly clean pellets, size is pretty consistent. Things I would have changed:Offer them in different head size's.... What others should know:I own a (benjamin marauder .22 tuned at 895fps with a Hawke 1/2 mil-dot scope) and these pellets out perform jsb's 18.13 & 15.9, H&N Field target trophy's 5.54 & 5.55, Air Arms Diablo 5.52... By NO LESS than 2 inches at 55 yards.!!! (Ultra mags in the tin) average 1/2 groups easily at 55 yards in my rifle... and can hit a 1" spinner target consistently at 75yrds. Pretty amazing for such a cheap pellet! And I hear and have read the Ultra mags (in the box) are more accurate, but I'm too cheap to pay $26.00 for 625ct to findout!? I just don't see any reason to spend the extra money, when mine's doing just fine like it is with these.... Like the old expression goes (If it ain't broke don't fix it!!)
Things I liked:Good consistent weight, form. Things I would have changed:Make sure that they all are the same diameter. What others should know:Most of these pellets measured 5.53 & 5.55. Even had some 5.52's mixed in with them. Not good when there suppose to be 5.54. Was very shocked to find these in this brand because there known for such quality pellets. I'm still a fan of H&N and still use there pellets for everyday use in pest control and hunting. These did not do as well as i had hoped they would in my M-Rod/55yrds 2 1/2-3" groups.... Not acceptable by my standards, and I should hope not by anyone else's either. this review also applies to the 5.55 pellets also. just not the right size for my barrel.
Things I liked:Consistent weight, shape, form. Things I would have changed:500 or more to a tin. What others should know:I normally shot crosman premier 14.3 pellets in my M-rod. And will stick with them for basic shooting purposes and cost effectiveness. But I took a chance and bought these in 5.52 and 5.53 based on reviews from other M-rod owners who had decent results. And found these to be ABSOLUTE TACK DRIVERS! One hole 5 shot groups at 60 yards with the 5.52's all day long.... 5.53's open up a bit,1/2"-3/4". "note" I had to turn the power setting all up and velocity screw out 3 full turns from bottoming out to achieve this. 907 fps, I get about 30 useful shots between charges.
Things I liked:Accuracy is great with these even at 140+ yrds. Consistency is very nice at 890-900 fps range. Things I would have changed:(Price) I wish.... But who doesn't!?! A screw on lid would be nice as well.... What others should know:These are great pellets but not every airgun shoots them well though, but there is a reason why it gets such good reviews. I shot 1500+ rounds of these pellets an have never found a flawed one yet. Just remember they do offer a 250 ct tin too for around 10$. Atleast findout if they work for you....without wasting a lot of $.