Things I liked:Quite powerful, will send crow-magnum pellet through both sides of a 20 oz plastic soft drink bottle full of water at 25 yards. In my experience this indicates that its powerful enough to kill a squrrel at that distance. Things I would have changed:Change the ventilated rubber recoil pad to a soild rubber pad or steel butt plate. What others should know:Requires a strong cocking effort, this is unavoidable as powerful as it is. The size weight and balance remind me of an M1 rifle. Accuracy at 25 yards varies a good deal with the pellet used. Mine likes the Kodiak match the best at 25 yards, at 10m/25 feet they all shoot well.