Things I liked:the numbers Things I would have changed:more uniform spaces for the pellets; in some spaces, the skirt needs an extra push in What others should know:no way of telling if a pellet has been loaded already (other than firing); pulling the bolt to check if the hammer is cocked already will advance the next pellet into position in front of the bolt even if there is already a pellet loaded
Things I liked:cheaper and lighter than bigger models Things I would have changed:make AO easier to adjust (it's tight) What others should know:specs says AO parallax adjustment is 6 yrds and up, but it goes down to almost 5 yrds (but above 5, maybe 5.2)
Things I liked:more areodynamic than wadcutters Things I would have changed:packaging should show accurate picture What others should know:the pictures are outdated; the tin I got had the same graphics on the outside, but the pellets looked different; the pellets have a fluted skirt and a shallow domed head; they look like the RWS Superdome
Things I liked:accurate; quiet; tweakable; dual fuel Things I would have changed:the weight; it is heavy for my liking; mine (a 0.177) weighed in at 8.77 pounds out of the box (no sights/scopes/magazine/gas); this is significantly heavier than the spec.; it's over 10 pounds ready to shoot with scope What others should know:I bought this airgun for CO2 use; my 0.177 can produce 10 ft-lbf with 8.2 grain pellets (Meisterklugens or R10s, I can't remember). The hammer adjustments don't seem to affect the power output with CO2 (just the noise and vibration); but the valve does. Mine is set to minimum hammer travel and minimum spring tension for minimum vibration; and half-open valve (2 turns) for indoor use (giving 7.3 to 7.5 ft-lbf); I can get 50 to 100 good shots out of each fill; the variability in the number of shots is from the variability in the amount (mass) of CO2 loaded in each fill--the weight of the gun after loading with CO2 varies as much as 11 grams and there are about 4 good shots (at my settings) per gram loaded; the maximum amount of CO2 I'm able to load is 68 grams (above empty); velocity starts to drop off at about 38-40 grams above empty; my tests were done in slow-fire mode (single-load; no magazine)
Things I liked:relatively short and light but still "full size" (not a "compact" model that needs a mounting scheme to bring it closer to the eye); illuminated reticle (the IR in the name) includes only the mil-dots Things I would have changed:I didn't like the lens caps (loose caps held by elastic strings) What others should know:I don't know why this costs more than the Leapers or Centerpoint since this is also made in China.
Things I liked:works well; quick attach and release Things I would have changed:the tongues that are tightened are not always uniform in depth (causing the flat knobs to be oriented differently when tightened) What others should know:I tried was unable to use this with the knobs on opposite sides (could not detach from rail)
Things I liked:the knobs are okay Things I would have changed:remove play in the block holding the screw-in aperture; this movement makes it unusable in any rifle that has recoil; even in a recoil-less rifle, touching the aperture or shade can move the zero by several MOA; my copy also originally mounted canted (I had to adjust the dovetail with pliers) What others should know:unless I open this up and add some spacers to remove the play/movement, I find that I cannot use it as it is (I like 1-hole groups)
Things I liked:Good price. Apertures interchangeable with Williams. Things I would have changed:The markings on the side are metric (10 mm worth), but the pitch on the controls appears not metric (looks like 40 threads per inch like the Williams). Make the markings match the pitch and also mark the knobs (it helps counting adjustments). What others should know:The minimum height of the aperture is 0.875 inch (from the center of the aperture to the roof of the dovetail). I had to use a pair of pliers to unscrew the aperture. The Allen screws on this are compatible with the Allen wrench that comes with BKL rings (and maybe other brands, too).
Things I liked:Compact size; light weight, mil-dots. My copy has a front ring (AO/focus) that is not too tight, and a rear ring that is not too loose. Things I would have changed:I think the W/E knobs could use better markings, and "feel" (the clicks are not definite). What others should know:The short size (and average eye relief) means you need to mount it further to the back than full size scopes (offset mounts are very useful here).
Things I liked:Good, solid construction Things I would have changed:The handle is rough. The feet/base should be designed so that the unit will stand on its own (I'm using it on carpet; it might be better on a solid floor). Quick release or swivel on the hose (pump end) will make it easier to stow away (otherwise the stiff hose sticking out is an annoyance in storage). What others should know:I had to buy the Foster adapter (for Benjamin Marauder) and silicone grease (for maintenance) separately.
Things I liked:Distance markings at 50, 75, and 100 yards are accurate. The turrets have revolution markings (0 to 5). Things I would have changed:Focus and parallax closer than 10 yards. Add a hood/sunshade. More mildots. What others should know:Zero can be reset via loosening grub screws recessed in the turret head. Only 4 mildots per direction (5 if including the end of the fat line).
Things I liked:Nice concept. Includes allen wrench. Things I would have changed:The dovetail mount on mine is not very good. When mounted, the device is not perpendicular to the receiver -- the bubble is forward of where it is attached. Initially, I thought it didn't matter if it was still level, which is why I didn't return it. However, after thinking about it some, I think it will matter if I'm pointing the gun upward or downward. This is why I'm giving it a low rating. What others should know:Don't accept if the dovetail mount is crooked.
Things I liked:It works. Things I would have changed:Could be constructed better. I had to bend or unbend some of the rods to get things square. What others should know:The discs are 1.75 inches with 1.5 inch orange stickers.
Things I liked:mostly metal construction Things I would have changed:the grips; have 12 shells in the package instead of 6 What others should know:the outer grip opens easily (not well secured); and the inner plastic component of the grip is flimsy (mine already broke a piece off after being dropped 2 feet off the carpet floor); unfortunately there doesn't appear to be a good way to replace the grip with a custom one; there are no screw holes; just tabs
Things I liked:target turrets; many mil-dots; close focus; price Things I would have changed:revolution indicator for the turrets What others should know:though it's not obvious, the eye piece is adjustable (the seam is hard to see; and initially it can be hard to turn)