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By Horace from USA on 2009-07-10 19:55:25Things I liked:Light! Accurate beyond belief right out of the box! Tons of accessories. Fairly quiet. Can be made nearly silent with a little patience and some reading on the Talon Chat Room.
Things I would have changed:Second stage trigger adjustment. 3 lbs is good, but it could be great, given a bit of a nudge in the ounces of pull direction. Release is acceptable, but not really "crisp". The CO2 bottle could be angled downward, and give the shooter a better sight plane to look down. It's "ok" the way it is, but again, it falls just shy of being "Great!". So near, yet so far....
What others should know:Buy this rifle! At 33 feet, zero magnification, BSA red dot optic, right out of the box, I put three .017 pellets in a .020 hole! That was free hand, sitting, elbows on my knees, no bi-pod or other rest. My friends....THAT's accurate! I am very pleased, and am preparing to get a second barrel to expand my shooting experience.
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By Michael from USA on 2009-07-14 09:32:38Things I liked:Looks cool. Lots of shots from Co2 tank. Trigger is decent. No pumping! Nice short gun.
Things I would have changed:Ergonomics. The tank makes for a lousy stock. Unless you get high scope mounts or the tri-rail accessory, your head will always be tilted looking through the scope. Of course raising the scope up higher makes sighting in the gun very range specific and some scopes won't have sufficient elevation adjustment which means drooper scope mounts (added cost). Scope is too high to begin with.
What others should know:Forget 700 FPS in .177 caliber. Mine is running around 595 FPS with a 7.9 grain pellet at 70 degrees F. Rather disappointing since I specifically wanted a new gun with a higher muzzle velocity than the others I have. I'll probably wind up trying HPA which then means adding a pump or scuba tank for refills. I would have been happy with the Co2 if it really produced 700 FPS as advertised. I realize Co2 is temperature sensitive but everything I've read seems to indicate that even at 85 degrees I may only be around 625 FPS. Overall, I wish I would have had a chance to try the gun before purchasing. Pyramyd's 15% re-stocking fee + shipping would mean I would be out $75 if I returned it at this point. I'm thinking the Benjamin Marauder may have been a better choice for me.