Things I liked:High magnification, side wheel focus.
Haven't had the ability to get out to a high distance shooting range, but I'm pretty sure I could pick a flea off a cats ass with this at 70+ yards on my Gammo. Things I would have changed:Not a large range of adjustment within the scope for short distance shooting/ barrel droop adjustments.
Would like a shorter parallax range than 15 yards.
Your eye has to be EXACTLY in the right place behind the scope to see a solid full field of vision at any and all magnifications.
Lens caps simply SUCK!!! They don't fit right and the objective cap is easier to take off than flip up! I only keep em on right now to keep debris off the lenses and will up grade as soon as possible. What others should know:Initially had an issue with the illumination not working correctly when fired. Once set to desired illumination color and level, it would reset to a default after every shot. I had an E-mail into Pyramyd, but decided to check the battery before I even got a response. After cleaning and re-tightening the battery cap, the issue has cleared up.
This Scope is MAD overkill for the Gamo Bone Collector Bullwhisper IGT .177 that it's currently mounted on.
But I've got a Beeman rifle on my whishlist, and I know now that I've already got the optics to compliment that weapon when I get it!!!
Things I liked:Everything. I wasn't sure what to expect from the stock, but the grain is quite pretty and well defined. The stain is fairly dark which is ok by me, looks great next to the spectacular bluing on the action and barrel. While I like the open sites, and put about 30 rounds thru it tonight using them, they will be getting removed in favor of a scope for longer range shooting.
I haven't had the chance to play with adjusting the trigger,.... and frankly, I'm not sure I will. Right out of the box it's nice and light and makes it very easy to shoot tight groups. Things I would have changed:Honestly, a muzzle brake or shrouded barrel to help with noise, it's pretty loud when shot from indoors. A Walnut stock option would be nice as well.
None the less, this gun is the centerpiece of my air gun collection! What others should know:I got this gun in .22 cal, and it can't be stated enough, this is a heavy, hard cocking air gun. After about 20 shots thru this tonight I nearly tore the barrel off of my Gammo because I was so used to the heavy effort of the HW!! This is certainly NOT a child's gun.
The plus side of the weight is that it counteracts the recoil of the guns action when fired, and it shoots really smooth and so far doesn't seem nearly as hold picky as my Gammo Bone Collector Bull whisper .177.
The trigger is VERY light, I definitely like that, however.... I'm personally so used to a long heavy trigger pull on my other break barrels. This lead to a mishap tonight where as I was laying the gun on the rest I clicked safety OFF then immediately put my finger on the trigger before I had sighted target. As soon as my cheek hit the stock the gun went off!!! Impact was safe, still within an inch of the target, but lesson learned!
Safety on/off with this gun is easy, (tho only operates when the gun is cocked) It's all done with the trigger finger, push the button in then pull the trigger to fire,.... your live and need to get back on safe? just reach around the trigger guard and squeeze the trigger in front of the guard to click back on safe.