Things I liked:After shooting pneumatic multipump rifles for most of my life, the power of this gun is amazing. At 35 yards it is very accurate and it shreds tin cans like they are paper. Exiting the soda cans, the superdome pellets actually ripped the cans open, sometimes nearly tearing the can in half. The trigger is awesome (although plastic). Seems to take very little pull after the 1st stage to fire. Things I would have changed:I don't like plastic. The trigger and safety would be better in steel or iron in my opinion, but work great as is. What others should know:The scope and mount do not come attached despite the "install" that is mentioned. The gun did ship in the gun case I ordered with the "install" be $10 more. My gun was very rough cocking, so I took the stock off and found that the cocking linkage had a pin that was rubbing on the inside of the stock. After sanding and polishing the ends of the pin, I have no complaints. Awesome gun. Very Accurate (out to 40 yards so far, 500 rounds). Much more power and accuracy than my beeman rs2 1073 model break-barrel I tried from walmart.
Things I liked:The quality, power, and so far the durability.
The combo's 3-9X40 scope is very nice and has held up great so far. About 1500 shots. Things I would have changed:The plastic safety and trigger. Seem real sturdy so far, but metal always seems to outlast plastic.
The rifle is long and fairly heavy. A man's gun for sure. What others should know:This is a follow up to my earlier review. Now that I've broke the gun in I thought I would let everyone know what I think.
Seems to have gained in both power and repeatable groups. The recoil is still pretty stout, but holding the gun lightly as everyone mentions seems to help a lot with accuracy. Now that it is broken in, cocking is very smooth.
I had a superdome pellet actually break a red acme brick from about 30yards the other day. I had shot a number of targets in front of the brick, but a lucky shot cracked it in half. Doubt that it would happen twice. Also, this gun has never left ANY smoke in the barrel that I could see, and has twice shot a .22 cal superdome pellet supersonic. I didn't see smoke either time. I have not had the rws hobby pellets do this yet (approx 300 shot).
As far as hunting or pests go, I've only shot a couple black birds in my wife's garden. At about 20 yards the birds drop like a rock amid a puff of feathers. The rws superdomes blow straight thru without much of a exit wound. I would imagine that the hollow points would be better for delivering the power of this gun. I'm waiting for some crows to venture into my yard. =)
Overall I'm impressed with this "pellet" gun. Seems that I enjoy this more than my .22 rimfire for the pure joy of shooting. A great gun for someone who doesn' t mind using a strong arm to cock and hold the gun steady.