Things I liked:This scope has excellent focus adjustmentsand clarity from 7.5 yds to infinity.The windage and elevation knobs are precise and can be locked in place after zeroing and I do not think they will shoot loose with hard use. I have this scope mounted on a RWS model 48 in .22 cal. I bought this scope 3 months ago and wanted to put at least 1000 pellets through the rifle before evaluating the scope. I would have rated this scope 5 stars , but the illuminated reticle is too bright for night shooting even at the lowest settings. Things I would have changed:I shoot this rifle at very low light settings at night settings to kill rats. The glare back from the reticle makes it very difficult to see your target (rats ) even at the lowest setting. I would like to see a setting at least two notches lower than what is available. What others should know:For the money this is a great buy. I have purchased scopes costing twice this much with illuminated reticles that were not designed for springer air guns and they have ALL failed internally at about 2000 to 2500 shots . If you shoot at very low level light use the red reticle as it has less glare back than the green. I am currently using a high intensity tactical flash light attached to my rifle with the illuminated reticle turned off ,but it spooks the rats.I will be researching the possibility of using some sort of red varmint type filter on my flash light or maybe a battery ( this scope uses size 2032 three volt battery) the same size, but with a lower voltage rating to dim the reticle to where it is usable for my application.If you have never shot with an illuminated reticle scope you will find that if the reticle can NOT be dimmed low enough, you will be blinded by the glare back and cannot see where to place your reticle on your target. This scope at dusk with the illuminated reticle is OK, but pretty much useless in very low light use.
Things I liked:The pistol in .22 cal. is very powerful for an air pistol . This airgun is much more accurate than my Webley Tempest and Hurricane pistols . You can shoot penny size groups at 10 yards easily ( using RWS 14.0 gr. Target wadcutter type pellets ) Other styles of RWS pellets and other brands opened groups up 25% to50%. Noticed point of impact changes more than I liked when changing brands and styles when testing.Good clean trigger, but a little on the heavy side.Cocking effort makes long shooting strings tiring.Pistol is fairly heavy, but good buy for the money. More suited to plinking and shooting pests than for use as a target gun. Things I would have changed:I have only shot about 250 pellets with this pistol ,and think I would not change anything at this point until I can shoot it more . What others should know:The spacing on the dove tail rail is rather short. I would suggest if you mount a red dot or scope on this pistol that you purchase narrow rings and check to be sure the space where your turrets on the scope or red dot sight will alow you have enough clearance (front to back )to mount your sight and still allow you to clamp your rings on the pistol dove tail base.The sight and ring ring combination is tricky , but once you get the right combo you are ready to blast away.
Things I liked:I purchased this pistol about 3 months ago and gave it a 5 star review. The more I shoot it ( 2,000 plus pellets ) the lower the review goes down .It is powerful and accurate , but has problems. Things I would have changed:The suppressor that the front sight is mounted on contantly shoots loose ( even when locktite is used on the set screws ) There needs to be better way to secure this unit . Also mounting any optics ( scope or red dot sight is imposible ). This gun is accurate and to really get it to shoot ragged holes you need an optical sight .The pistol needs a scope stop or you cannot maintain a constant zero. You cannot mount an optical sight on the dove tail with any mount I have tried. I have gone through 3 mounts suggested by Pramyd Air Tech support and all have NOT done the job. What others should know:I just received an E-mail from the manufacturer to return the pistol as it is unsafe and could fire when you do not intend it to fire ? They do cover the cost of shipping it back to them . Also I am having a custom scope stop built to try to keep the optics from sliding on the dove tail groove. It involves having a Weaver rail drilled and tapped to accept the factory screws for the rear sight and having pins installed in the other two holes that are existing in the receiver. This IS NOT a CHEAP modification , but it may cure the scope and mounts walking problem. I shoot over 100 to 200 pellets per shooting session and this pistol beats the tar out of the mounts and Will Not hold a zero after 15 to 20 shots. I have spent $80 plus on three different mounts and NONE have worked to cure the scope walking problem . If anyone out there has solved the problem please send a review.
Things I liked:Machining of product appears to be good quality , no tool marks on finished product. Overall appearance and workmanship good . Iron sights usable with optic removed on my pistol. ( if mounts do not walk on recoil ) Things I would have changed:Mounting screws are somewhat soft.Harder screw would allow you to torque screw to recommended 35 inch pounds without damage to screw . What others should know:I purchased this mount to install a optical red dot sight on a Browning 800 Mag air pistol in .22 cal. The sight I used required only one base and weighs only 1 1/2 oz. The mount was degreased as well as the dove tail rail and tightened to 35 inch pounds . The mount would NOT hold position on the rail while shooting.I installed the second mount behind the first and still both mounts and optical sight walked on the dove tail. I am having a scope stop made from a one peice scope mount base for a high power rifle . The stop will use the existing holes ( two are drilled and tapped and two are not ) for the rear sight of the pistol . This scope stop is a rather expensive endeavor so I hope it works in conjunction with the B-square mount bases. In short these mount bases did not do what I expected them to.If you remove the optical sight to use your iron sights be careful as these bases keep walking and will bend the clamping portion of the base when they reach the end of the dovetail slot . Hermando
Things I liked:Very accurate air pistol for the money,has a decent trigger. Also very powerful and useful for pest control . Things I would have changed:This pistol is impossible to mount any optical sights without spending a whole lot of money or time . Need to have a decent scope stop as an option . The cocking handle tends to twist the front sight assembly loose constantly ,even when screws are loc-tited down. What others should know:This is my 3rd review on this pistol . When I first purchased it I loved it . Because of my age I mounted an assortment of optical sights and could not get any to hold zero . I tried 3 different scope bases that pyramid air recommended to no avail . I had a scope stop built for me by a machine shop using a one peice scope base for a Rem. 700 rifle from my spare parts box.This was not cheap, but seems to have cured the problem.I now see that pyramid air no longer sells this pistol since the recall ? Sad to say this pistol has some really good features , but if pyramid air no longer sells it , I would buy something else. For what I spent on scope bases and having the custom scope stop built , the costs have exceed what I paid for the pistol and I have to ship it back for the safety recall now. I contacted a shop who does custom repairs and modifications ( he has worked on seveveral of my airguns ), and he refused to work on this air pistol. If pyramid air has dropped this pistol from their product line I would think very carefully about buying one .Herman
Things I liked:This pistol has a very decent trigger , good power for an air pistol , and very accurate for the price . Things I would have changed:The pistol needs to have a way of securely mount the front sight extension , (cocking extension ) as it constantly shoots loose . Also the pistol needs a very strong scope stop installed if a shooter mounts any type of red dot or scope on this pistol . What others should know:This is my 3rd review of this pistol . I had a custom scope stop made from a weaver base for a Remington 700 centerfire rifle by a machine shop ( NOT CHEAP ). This cured the scope walking problem.I used some cheapo red dot sights from SightMark and NC Star and they quit working after 500 to 700 shots . I am using a Burris Fast Fire red dot now .Even though the action recoils back into the grip and frame , there must be a whole lot of reverse recoil as this pistol beats the HELL out of mounts and optical sights . I get 10 shot dime sized groups with Meisterkuglen 14.0 gr. Target Wadcutters ( 22. cal. ) at 30 feet . The pointed RWS open groups quite a bit . I have not shot the pistol over my chrono , but you can kill squirrels and rats easily with head shots , body shots are not instant kills as this is sort of anemic compared to my RWS Model 48 in .22 cal. The target wadcutters are NOT designed as " hunting " pellets so if your pistol will shoot the pointed or domed pellets accurately give them a try . If you have one of these that you are ready to throw in your " poor buy junk box " do not give up if you are willing to time and money into it . If you have some extra money and time you can get this pistol to shoot , otherwise you have a tin can plinker that gets thrown in the corner to collect dust and spider webs . Hermando
Things I liked:This is the mosy accurate pellet in my Browning 800 air pistol in .22 cal . out of 8 different pellets tested . It shoots groups 1/3 the size of cheaper bulk pellets from other manufacturers . Things I would have changed:I would like to see the pellets packaged in a pastic box with some sort of locking tab like crossman pellets come in . If you drop the can and the lid pops off the can you will be picking up pellets till the cows come home . What others should know:For me this pellet does not perform well for pest control on rats and squirrels . It is designed for paper punching and is great at that . On rats and squirrels there is very limited penetration and the pellet crushes up into a ball of lead on impact . The RWS pointed pellet is far superior for pest shooting , but not as accurate . These pellets shoot ragged hole groups out of my RWS 48 rifle , but like I said lack penetration on live critters .