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.