Things I liked:Inexpensive & right height. Things I would have changed:Wish they clamped symmetrically like the BKL. What others should know:Mounted a Hawke Sport Optics Eclipse SF 6-24x50 AO on my Marauder 25 and there is adequate clearance even with the flip open objective cover. With my setup there was enough room in front of the front ring to mount an picitanny accessory mount. BKL low mount are 3mm higher.
Things I liked:25 shoots like a laser and hits hard with 16-24 shots depending on tune. The 177 has lots of shots (60 from 3200 to 1800 psi / 940 - 803 fps with stock tune & 8.3gr pellets). 177 is quiet. Loudest part of shot is air tube ping and bullet hitting target. Air blast is mouse fart. Things I would have changed:177 accuracy isn't as good as my 25 but maybe i got a bad 177? Make it lighter, make stock more svelte and raise cheek rest. What others should know:Gun out of the box actually weighs 8.35 lbs. The marauder is a fun gun, especially the 25 with the nice Green Mountain barrel. But to get the most out of it you'll need to tune it. The shrouded barrel with baffles make the 177 and 22 quiet but the 25 is some louder.
Things I liked:My 850 is nicely accurate: under 1/2" groups at 25yds shooting JSB 8.4gr. The continuous dovetail rail makes scope mounting & positioning easy. Fairly light. Lots of shots. Trigger is nice and light and consistent. Safety is easy to reach which is nice since its an automatic safety. Things I would have changed:Make the action smoother. What others should know:Use the Walther 88g CO2s and a drop of Pelgun oil. The forestock behind the CO2 cover is thick enough to support a bipod. I mounted a small weaver rail using a couple machine screws and clip my bipod to it. Its holding up fine. The action can be a bit rough but not horrible. Certainly not a reason to buy this gun. I really enjoy how accurate it is... good German airgun. I'm currently using a Leapers 3-9x compact scope and wish for higher power and/or a finer reticle, the gun is accurate enough for higher power & precise scope.
Things I liked:AO, lighted reticule, locking turrets, clear central image. Things I would have changed:A thinner reticle. The image distorts some at the edges. What others should know:I have this scope on my Hammerli 850 (v accurate) and its not enough power and the reticle is to coarse for the accuracy of the gun when shooting 25yds or more.
Things I liked:Padded tins. Heads seem uniform. Things I would have changed:Inspection: many bent skirts. Tighter lids. What others should know:The 15.9gr JSB have many more bent skirts than the Heavies (18.1gr). The heavies shoot more accurately out of my S410.
Things I liked:Nicely made. Things I would have changed:Some way of shimming or otherwise adjusting its mount so that it can be set to the level of the gun. Instead this level reflects how it attaches to the dovetail which isn't always level. What others should know:It works if you are lucky enough to have it attach to your dovetail rail level. Using a separate level mounted flush to the dovetail I can't get these things to reflect the same level on 4 different guns. I've switched to scope mounted levels that I can set accurately.
Things I liked:Solid and stable even at max extension. Forward or backward folding legs. Legs are detented but can lock extension between detents as well. Nice rubber feet. Lots of extension. I think the square legs prevent wobble at full extension. Things I would have changed:Add canting for easy leveling of gun. More aluminum to lighten (but its not that heavy to begin with). What others should know:The $280 Atlas has cant and panning but the legs wobble. This $45 tripod doesn't have cant but the legs don't wobble.
Things I liked:Fairly reasonable accuracy, keeping shots w/in 1/2-3/4" at 25 yds w/ a few fliers with JSB 10.5gr. Anti-double feed mechanism. Trigger is crisp and repeatable but 2nd stage pull is heavy. Powerful! Things I would have changed:Add a baffled shroud... it is loud! Pretty good at this price point. What others should know:Mine was tuned to shoot 1040fps at 200 bar out of the box decreasing to 940fps at 125bar shooting JSB 10.5.
Things I liked:Full length dovetail on receiver, single shot, ease of cocking, large adjustment range of length of pull, accuracy. Things I would have changed:Main spring and mech could use some lube. Make receiver out of metal. What others should know:I prefer the single shot 60 over the magazine fed 61. The magazines do a poor job of holding the pellets and the 61 has a short section of dovetail behind the magazine. The magazine release blocks use of some of that dovetail. So mounting optics on the 61 is harder than on the 60 which has dovetail the full length of the receiver (see pics of both guns).
My 10yr old son digs the 60 and didn't like the 61 mainly because of the magazine not holding pellets well. Even if pellets seat in the mag (R10 match seated well) the recoil can still pop them out.
Another feature that makes this gun great for kids is the ease of cocking and the very adjustable stock length. In addition to sliding the bolt has two positions that further increases adjustment range.
Things I liked:Windage and elevation adjustments. Things I would have changed:Mount is a little loose and can wiggle enough to throw off zero.
Switch is to easy to activate. I've found it on and batteries dead in case.
Things I liked:Very nicely made. Accuracy: shooting 3/8" groups of JSB Exact at 25 yds. Power adjuster. Adjustable butt. Things I would have changed:Some of the specs on PA website. My copy weighed 7lbs, not the advertised 5.5lbs. It'll shoot the advertised 920 fps with super light pellets. My 10 for 10 test was done with 11gr pellets. However JSB exact were shooting about 810-830fps. My s410 RIFLE would shoot these heavier pellets at the advertised speeds. I wish the cheek rest were a bit higher. What others should know:Great handling carbine!
Things I liked:IMHO the R10 is one of the best looking guns around! The stock is gorgeous and it handles great. It comes with sling studs. Accuracy is phenomenal. Sound isn't to loud. Adjustable butt pad. The trigger is very crisp and easily adjustable. Reg can be adjusted w/o disassembly. Uninterrupted dovetail makes scope mounting a breeze. Things I would have changed:The shroud is not vented at the muzzle, so all the shroud behind the muzzle is just cosmetic. If the shroud were vented then maybe the guns overall length could be reduced cause there are 8" in front of the muzzle for the sound suppression.
After firing the last pellet in the mag it is possible to continue cycling the action and firing w/o pellet in gun. Please add blank spot in magazine so after firing last pellet then action can't cycle & notify shooter that mag is empty.
Fix the setting of the reg from the factory. On two .22cal copies I received the reg was set to high resulting in an fps spike when the gun drops off the reg. I reduced the reg setting to 135 bar and now its averaging 900 fps (JSB 16gr) with no spike for 45 good shots from 230 bar before POI drops. What others should know:If you mount a bipod on the front stud (like Caldwell or Harris ) you'll likely have to remove it each time you fill. So use a stud to picatinny adapter and a bipod that clamps to picatinny. This moves the bipod to the front of the stud leaving the fill port clear.
The trigger isn't a true two stage unit. As far as sear engagement goes there is only the second stage. It is very easy to adjust but don't go to light or a strong bump might fire the gun.
BSA barrels are known for accuracy. My .22cal R10 is shooting more accurately than my S410 rifle. Also the barrel has a nice stiff 15.5mm OD where many other guns are coming with more slender and flexible barrels.
Dovetail is low or barrel is high (depending on your point of view) compared to other AGs so be prepared to buy high mounts.
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Things I liked:Accuracy, super smooth cocking stroke and that it can be taken apart w/o a spring compressor. It is fairly quiet. Things I would have changed:There is noticeable twang in the plastic stock something this gun isn't supposed to have. Include the tuning trigger as stock as most guns at this price point have a metal trigger that allows adjustment of 1st and 2nd stage. The stock trigger on this gun is plastic with only 1st stage adjustment. What others should know:The .177 shooting JSB 8.4 chronied at approx 860fps at 4700 ft elevation.
Things I liked:Small, clear dot, useful brightness range. Unit itself is quite small, about 1/3 the size of the UTG. Things I would have changed:Maybe some integrated flip up covers instead of the tiny bikini covers. What others should know:This sight looks very similar to the Bushnell TRS-25 that costs at least twice as much. The red dot in this sight is smaller and more clear than the UTG red dot at similar brightness.
Things I liked:Accuracy, trigger and price. It is accurate out of the box and improved after a good cleaning of the barrel. I'm getting sub dime sized groups at 10m w/ open sights. The trigger is adjustable to get a fairly clean, light break. Mine is shooting some 8gr wadcutters at 410fps. Things I would have changed:QA control... mine came with a torn breech o-ring which was easily replaced by a visit to the hardware store. Otherwise the gun is fine. What others should know:For $40 this gun is a great deal! The cocking effort is fairly stiff, especially closing the action fully. My 11 year old son can't close it w/o resting the grip on the ground and pressing down on the upper (slide?).
I took the piston out (easy, one set screw followed by pushing out a pin) cleaned it and lubed it with Krytox GPL 205 grease. I also deburred, polished sliding surfaces and moly greased the trigger & hammer mechanism. Its not very difficult to do & there are some good online tutorials. Now the cocking effort is smoother and easier and the trigger feel is further improved.