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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By vancedvnprt350 from USA on 2011-02-04 09:14:43Things I liked:Trigger,the feel and looks of the gun,and I get a little over 100 accurate shots out to 50 yards where my targets are set up.
Things I would have changed:Maybe give the length of pull about another 3/4 of an inch.Even with all the spacers it is just a tiny bit to short to my liking.
What others should know:Drop dead accurate with Air Arms 8.4 grain,4.52 head size lightly oiled with FP-10 lubricant.I get sub half inch groups and have shot groups smaller than a 1/4 of an inch at 50 yards.Small flies dont stand a chance that land on my targets,and I turn small acorns into a mist.Of course this is from my bench with no wind. But If you know your wind doping skills you can still get 1/2 groups with this gun all day long at 50 yards.With these Air Arms pellets as mentioned above and gun charged at 170 bar on my chrony on a 10 shot string I get a low of 741.8 fps,High of 756.8 fps,Average of 747.9 fps,Extreme spread of 14.75 fps,Standerd Deviation of 4.79 FPS.Also I chronied this gun with the RWS 5.2 grain Hyper Max pellets and they averaged 860 fps on a 10 shot string.Anyway,not only is it accurate,it DOES have enough power at 30 plus yards to bag squirrels.I have also dispatched black birds and grackles out past 70 yards.By the way,I am not carring this gun in the woods anymore.Just like my AIR ARMS S410 Extra FAC,it is to beautiful to accidently get it scratched up.I will stick with my Synthetic Stock FX Monsoon,Condor,TalonSS,or one of my springers to carry in the woods.If you like field target out to fifty yards and dont want to spend over $1000 dollars,this is the gun to buy.You will be pleased!BTW,I forgot mention the silver air stripper on the barrel.It really brings shines on this gun.No muzzle jump at all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By Gary from USA on 2014-01-04 15:03:33Things I liked:I bought this gun to shoot benchrest competition. It is about one-half to one-third the cost of other guns that are competitive in the Light Varmint class (12 fpe) for WRABF/USARB benchrest, shooting at 25 meters outdoors and 25 yards indoors.
Things I would have changed:The Air Arms T-Bar fill valve sucks, especially when it is cold. Getting the fitting on and off the gun is a real PITA. I have ordered a kit from Best Fittings Ltd, in England, to change the valve to a foster quick detach type. I am pretty tall, so the stock length of pull is way too short for me for position shooting, but not so much of a problem for shooting from benchrests. I would need to get some sort of after market extender to shoot Field Target with it.
What others should know:The gun is a little "pellet picky", at least for hitting a 10 ring that is less than half the diameter of a .177 pellet. It doesn't seem to group any wadcutters very well(of which I have 10'000). I have found that several Air Arms, or the pretty much identical JSB Exact, domed pellets, seem to shoot well. With a little patience, the trigger can be adjusted down to practically nothing, which is great for BR, but possibly not so much for FT. Overall, I am quite pleased with the gun and think it is a great value for the money.